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Our Puppy Start Right Programme (for puppies 8-16 weeks of age) is running normally, but:

 due to staff shortages, we regret that we are unable to accept new class students for
any other class programmes at this time.

Please call or email to be put on the waiting list for the fall, when we hope to be able to take on new class students again.

Private training clients will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

 If you need to take your dog to classes before we are able to take on new class students again (in the fall), we strongly recommend that you go to another AnimalKind accredited training company:


All service fees are subject to GST.


Puppy Start Right Socialization


For puppies 8-15 weeks old, this programme gives you four 1-hr classes until your puppy turns 16 weeks, and up to three 1/2-hr playgroups weekly. The sooner you start the programme, the more play groups you get for the same price!


Foundation Programme


For dogs 17 weeks - 17 years old! Senior dogs are welcome!
This highly successful 8 weeks programme consists of two classes per week, so 16 classes in total!


General Classes

Purchase a punch card to use to pay for any and all of our other classes and play groups, such as:

Agility, Canine Good Neighbour, CartingHandler's Choice, Outdoor Manners, Rally Obedience, Scent Detection, and more!

1 single class $29.00
6 classes: $165.30
12 classes: $313.20
20 classes: $493.00 + 1 free class 
30 classes: $696.00 + 2 free classes
40 classes: $870.00 + 3 free classes

Punch cards expire 6 months after last used.


Reactive Dog Programme

Introductory 8 class package for new students: $395.00 (includes course book and 1 hour private Zoom lesson)

For current/repeat students:

6 classes: $225
12 classes: $425
20 classes: $685 + 1 free class
30 classes: $975 + 2 free classes
40 classes: $1195 + 3 free classes

Punch cards expire 6 months after last used.


Behaviour Evaluation

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.

The fee for the Behaviour Evaluation is $90.


Outdoor Play Group: $10.95 (1 hr)

Toy Breed Play Group: $5.70 (1/2 hr)

Agility Club (for our active agility students): $10 (1/2 hr)


Private Training Services, inc. Day Training

Private training services may be Because of the current pandemic, all private training services are delivered either at Cowichan Canine's facility or via Zoom.

Private training services include customized homework and educational materials.

New Client Package (4 1/2 hours)
(discount package available once to new clients)
30 mins private lesson $60.50
45 mins private lesson $90.00
60 mins private lesson $110.00
90 mins private lesson $148.50
Five pre-paid lessons 5% discount
Ten pre-paid lessons 10% discount

All service fees must be pre-paid at the time the appointment is made.

If you have any questions about our services, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 250-929-1400.



What's New?
What Clients Are Saying:

Chewie and I just finished the Foundation Programme, with distinction, in 7 weeks. We would not have been able to accomplish this if it wasn't for the team of ladies at Cowichan Canine. Chewie is James and my first puppy, and we were pretty clueless. Thanks to the guidance of Bev, Karen and Lisbeth we are proud of our dog, but also of the "puppy parents" we have become. We hope to continue our education at Cowichan Canine, and we recommend the training facility to anyone who owns a dog. And it all started with the Puppy Socialization class! Thank you so much!

Kim Phillips & James Funfer
Mill Bay, BC

My darling French Bulldog Maggie has passed this course with distinction. This would not have been possible without the fine teachings of Karen and Bev. Both these ladies conveyed instructions clearly and with humour, making the hour fun and interesting for both dog and owner. Maggie and I thoroughly enjoyed the course and plan on being back for more next fall. With many thanks,

Mimi Hayes and Maggie Mc.F. Hayes

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