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Cowichan Canine Programmes

Puppy Start Right Programme

The early puppyhood socialization period is a critical and finite period of time during which puppies are developmentally open to new experiences.

     

Foundation Basics Programme

Basic pet manners for all dogs over 17 weeks of age!

     

Reactive Dog Programme

For owners who have dogs with "issues". Dogs that have been labelled "aggressive" or "fearful".

 

   

General Classes

Agility

We offer agility classes for all levels of students skills, even for puppies!

     
   

Canine Good Neighbour

Cowichan Canine offers prep classes for the official Canine Good Neighbour test for all levels of student skills.

   

Carting Class

Large dogs have historically been used for carting work, taking goods to market, moving firewood or other supplies around the farm, or even pulling people.

   

FOCUS Class

Increasing your dog’s motivation and desire to work with you through a series of exercises and games. 

   

Outdoor Play Group

Get together with other dogs for a fun play session. 

 

   

Rally Obedience 

This is a relatively new sport that you can enjoy simply because you wish to teach your dog to heel nicely and reliably, or because you wish to compete and earn titles.

   

Scent Detection

Dogs learn to systematically search boxes and other objects, including vehicles, for hidden scent.

   

Tricks Class

There is no better way to get attention and yummy treats and it’s sooo much fun!

   

Outdoor MANNERS

We practice Polite Walking, Come When Called and related skills in an outdoor environment full of distractions!

 

 

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What Clients Are Saying:

Thanks Bev, You are totally awesome and a great teacher. Thanks also to Lisbeth for her puppy socialization classes, and to Karen and Laurie. We took these classes as a condition of our breeder's contract, and we are so glad we did. It all began with your wonderful puppy socialization classes – little Fred was so happy to meet other little ones, and we learned a lot about dog etiquette and grooming. And then it progressed to Foundation where finally I could put a dog into a “down” without begging (eg our two other goldens now in doggie heaven) and could walk around the neighbourhood without the dog walking me! I think Fred is a happier and smarter puppy because of your training style. Woof woof from Fred! And a big thank you from us!

Marilyn and Kelly
Shawnigan Lake, BC

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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