Serving beautiful qathet/Powell River, BC We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Tla'amin Nation.
Our methods are grounded in science about how dogs learn and thrive. We use gentle, humane, and effective techniques based on positive reinforcement. We believe learning should be enjoyable for both ends of the leash. View our Credentials.
We teach dogs the life skills they need to live in our crazy human world. These all important skills help dogs stay safe. Dogs with good life skills can go more places, do more things, and are easier to live with at home. View our LIFE SKILLS services including a group class for your "Teen Tyrant"!
We provide help and support if you are struggling with your dog's behaviour including reactivity and aggression. We look at the whole dog and what they need to thrive. We prioritize your dog's, and your family's, well-being as we work with you to find a successful resolution. Read about our BEHAVIOUR SUPPORTprogram.
We empower dogs through sniffing! Sniffing and scent are important to dogs, more so than we often appreciate. Sniffing enriches your dog's life and carries enormous benefits. We incorporate opportunities for sniffing in our training and offer classes in scent discrimination/nosework, and mantrailing. Sniff out the offerings in our SNIFF DIVISION!
Check out our scent work classes starting January 2023. Be careful though, you and your dog just might become addicted to scent work!
Let dogs be dogs! Check out our October 2022 article in the BC SPCA's "Kind Corner" about how to help your dog express natural behaviours: "Sniff, bark, dig, chew!"
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