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Cowichan Canine Classes

Puppy Start Right Classes

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

   

Pet Manners Classes

A comprehensive pet manners programme for all dogs over 17 weeks of age! No upper age limit!

   

Reactive Dog Classes

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

 

   
 

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.

   

Play Groups

Get together with other dogs for a fun play session. We also offer Toy Breed and Senior socials!

 

   

Rally Obedience 

This is a 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.

 
 
 

Behaviour Evaluation Session

If in doubt of which of our training services would suit your dog the best, private training or classes, we offer a Behaviour Evaluation. If you are that are interested in our Reactive Dog Programme, Day Training or Board & Train, this evaluation is compulsory.

The Behaviour Evaluation consists of

- One 20-30 mins Zoom session, where we go through a 16-page Behaviour Information Form that you will have completed ahead of time; and

- One 20-30 mins in-person session, where we meet your dog and assess his or her behaviour with other dogs, people or other triggers.

- We then discuss and decide together how we can best help your dog based on our findings and your time and budget constraints.

 

Once we receive your payment, we will send you the Behaviour Information Form and contact you to set up the two sessions.

 
   

 

 

What's New?
What Clients Are Saying:

To Everyone at Cowichan Canine: Cyrus & I have just finished the Foundation program and passed with Honours - phew! Along the way we were fortunate to sample several of the other courses that you offer, including private lessons for my other dog, Ricco. It was a real treat to be able to do that . I learned soooo much about my dogs; from how they react to each other, how to understand their body language, to be more patient and even what treats to provide for success. I was very impressed from the start with your on-line registration, the class sizes, the ability to work at our own pace, and even the individual water bowls. And on top of all that, each instructor offers a unique view of training so that you can get different perspectives. And of course, Andrea keeps the ship running smoothly. The time the three of us have spent with you has definitely been a worthwhile Thank you from Sherie, Ricco & Cyrus.

Sherie Robb
Maple Bay

Hi Bev – I thought I’d let you know that Cody’s behaviour has been absolutely stellar since we graduated Foundations. We’ve been doing quite a bit of off leash walking, and he is suddenly paying so much more attention, coming when he is called – even if he’s playing with other dogs – I can hardly believe it! Thanks again for all your help. Looking forward to seeing more info on Advanced Clicker and the other course you mentioned (good neighbor?) in October.

Joann Wilson
Duncan, BC

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