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Stubborn Dog!

Is your dog ignoring you? Not listening? Blowing you off? Doing his own thing? Coming when called sometimes, slowly and sometimes not at all? Walking on a loose leash some times, and pulling at other times? Sometimes even refusing to walk? Refusing to sit or lie down?

Then this two-hour workshop is for you!

We will discuss the issues and challenges associated with training a dog that is a reluctant learner, and practice exercises that promote changing your dog's mindset to becoming an ENTHUSIASTIC LEARNER.

Topics covered will include:

- why dogs are "stubborn"

- identifying and repairing "poisoned cues"

- identifying motivators

- building reliable behaviours

 

NOTE

This workshop is NOT for dogs that have social issues (fear, aggression, reactivity) around other dogs or people. If that is the case, you may attend as an "auditor".

IMPORTANT: Students that are new to Cowichan Canine will be required to sign a liability waiver upon arrival and provide documentation for their dog of vaccination for parvo and distemper, no older than 3 years, or titer test no older than 12 months. Without this documentation, your dog cannot enter the premises and your fee will be forfeit.

Location: Cowichan Canine Training Centre
106-5301 Chaster Road, Duncan

Inquiries:  1-778-455-1985 or email

Click here to register WITH YOUR DOG

Click here to register as an AUDITOR (no dog)

What's New?
What Clients Are Saying:

I sincerely want to thank all the trainers who worked with us on training our newest member of the family, Mila. Actually it was training us but we won't admit to that!! We had the privilege of working with Karen, Jody, Glenda, Bev and Lisbeth in our Foundation Classes. Every trainer took an active role in helping us achieve success. We felt that they were as excited with our small steps towards success as we were! The training program was so well laid out with the book, clickers, backpack and superb teachers that it made it easy to be successful if you were willing to put in the time. It also made it fun! There is a saying "it takes a village or community to raise a child". We think the saying could say "it takes Cowichan Canine to help raise a dog". We are now hoping to continue with agility classes and maybe even try the scent class. Thank you again

Mila, Marg, Andre, Sarah & Curtis
Cowichan Valley

Hero has been making lots and lots of progress. His only setbacks have been when I have pushed him too far. I am on summer break from teaching and have been dedicated hours each day to his training. Too many great stories to share, but I do have to share this one, for me it was his "graduation." Ever since our sessions with you at the house, I have been working with Hero on an "away" command, where he keeps away from being right in front of doors. For the last months, I drop treats on the floor at the end of the hallway by my living room as I go in and out the front door. I do it 100% of the time. A few weeks ago, high winds blew open the front door at 7:30 a.m. while I was sleeping. I heard Hero pacing in the living room and then whining. I got up to investigate and found Hero waiting patiently in his "away" location, waiting for his treat, rather than go out the un-supervised wide open front door and into mischief. It was worth every treat I had spent!!!!!

Becky & Hero
Duncan

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