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At Cowichan Canine we provide modern, science-based training for dogs by accredited instructors. This means positive reinforcement methods only, using rewards like food, treats and play. We do not use aversive methods or harsh corrections or subscribe to outmoded and discredited concepts such as dominance theory.

Established in 2009 and with almost 3000 clients to date, we have a purpose-built training facility in Cobble Hill, BC, and offer a range of services.

Our classes help puppies and young dogs get the best possible start in life, as well as dogs of all ages gain a foundation of good manners. You can further develop the bond with your dog via a variety of fun, enrichment activities such as our supervised play groups, canine tricks, carting, agility, and scent work.

We offer small, personalized classes, workshops and seminars, and private training and behaviour modification consultations with a certified behaviour consultant.

We are active in the community and support PACTA BC, Dog Bite Prevention Education, Cowichan WAGS 4H and Cowichan & District SPCA

 

 

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We brought our dog to Cowichan Canine to help us better support his socialization and were very happy with actionable advice and info we received through the Behavioural Evaluation and subsequent private lessons. We saw swift and lasting results! Thanks so much!

Gill Polard
Duncan

Hello Cowichan Canine Team! My Kooikerhondje, Buddy, and I have just completed the beginner Foundation training course. The whole process has been fantastic. Buddy is a very smart (of course) and overenthusiastic pup. My goal with him was to nip problems in the bud (pardon the pun:) to start on a path to a positive and calm relationship. We had the privilege of learning under Jody, Karen and Lisbeth in Prep school. All had different styles but their methods were consistent, positive, sound and they work! Buddy and I then moved on to Beginner Foundation under Stephanie's tutelage. Her guidance was patient, kind and empathetic. I was the slower learner, but Stephanie showed me what Buddy was capable of and gave me the knowledge,tools and insight to meet my goals. The facility is top-class, well-equipped, spotless and safe. Learning at Cowichan Canine was the most enriching investment I could have made and I hope to continue in various activities in the future. Thank you all!

Gill Johansen & Buddy
Duncan, BC

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