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SmartDog Training and Consulting
Puppy classes, puppy socialization, adolescent and adult dog classes, private training, day school and puppy camps, and agility.
No question is too silly, no puppy too zoomy, no rescue too shy or too rowdy.
Serving Greater Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula.
Best Paw Forward Dog Training
*Robyn Andexser,* founder & owner of Best Paw Forward Dog Training,
Certified DOGSAFE Instructor
Serving Nanaimo and area, Best Paw Forward’s experienced and knowledgeable
instructors can help teach you and your dog how to learn together through
positive reinforcement choice base training methods. Offering classes for
all ages from puppy socialization to recall and leash training, to
fine-tuning foundation skills, scent detection and one on one in-home
lessons. Robyn is also a Dogsafe Canine First Aid Instructor and teaches
the course on a regular basis.
Based in Victoria, BC, SmartDog specializes in foundation training for puppies or older rescues and in urban dog enrichment.
We have an excellent track record helping puppies and shy dogs be braver, helping impulsive dogs achieve self control, and giving owners the tools they need to train as professionals would, all in a respectful, fun, and challenging environment. Our staff have expertise both in teaching dogs and in coaching people; no question is too silly, no puppy too zoomy, no rescue too shy or too rowdy!
Cowichan Canine Behaviour & Training Ltd.
Karen Pryor Academy Professional Dog Trainer, KPA Puppy Start Right, KPA
Shelter Training & Enrichment, KPA Foundation. Dogsafe Canine First Aid
certified, levels I & II.
Our Foundation Programme covers basic behaviours for dogs over 17 weeks of
age. There are several classes available mornings and evenings with rolling
enrolment, so you can start anytime.
Cowichan Canine is a full service dog training provider: Classes for puppies
(from 8 weeks), adult dogs, agility, scent work, freestyle, rally, Canine
Good Neighbour, tricks and more. Private lessons, day training and private
behaviour modification consultations are available. Workshops and seminars
are open to the public as well as enrolled students.