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Handler's Choice

 - A fun class for both dog and human!

We can do tricks, specific service dog behaviours(*), Canine Good Neighbour test preparaton, or specific agility challenges or basic manners behaviours - You decide!

(*) We are not a service dog training institution, so we cannot support you in general, but we can teach you how to train specific service dog behaviours. For specific support for service dog training, please contact Donna Hill at https://servicedogtraininginstitute.ca/contacts/492-contact-donna-hill-sdti-instructor

Tricks can be things like shake-a-paw, wave, roll over, cover our eyes, roll a barrel, push a shopping cart, crawl, pick up your toys, skateboard, and many others.  Work on these or bring your own ideas!

Pre-Requisites

1. Parvo/distemper vaccination certificate no older than 3 years, or parvo/distemper titer certificate no older than 1 year.

2. Dog is over 8 weeks old and not reactive to other dogs or people. For dogs under 17 weeks of age, your veterinarian needs to countersign the registration form.

3. You have attended the Orientation Class for New Students.

The Handler's Choice class is part of our General classes programme and runs on the punch card system.  Purchase your punch card online, over the phone, via email or in person!

CLICK HERE FOR OUR CURRENT CLASS FEES

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE SCHEDULE

Class times may vary depending on student demand.

 

Registration - New Students

New students can register online or via telephone (778-455-1985) or email [email protected], or by visiting us at the Training Centre. 

CLICK HERE to download your registration form.

You can also pick up the form and complete it and pay your fee when you come for your first class.
Bring it, together with your payment, to Orientation class. If your dog's vaccination certificate (parvo & distemper) has expired since we saw it last, we will need to see the new one, please. Titer certificates neet to be renewed annually.

Registration - Existing Students

Book yourself into class via our online schedule. Please make sure you book into the appropriate class, not any of the other classes!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (778-455-1985) or email [email protected].

WELCOME TO CLASS!

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What Clients Are Saying:

Dear Lisbeth, I have just passed my Foundation Programme with my dog Lucky. I just want to mention how much I enjoyed the classes with Karen. She was delightful to work with and I look forward to some more classes with her in the spring.

Maxine Yeomans & Lucky

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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