DAWG   Training


Grooming services resumed

in our Nanaimo location ONLY (until further notice)!!

DAWG training services resuming private lessons and classes with social distancing protocols in effect.  Classes will be outdoors only with a maximum of 4 dogs per class.

We hope that you and your family are safe and well during this unstable time.

Build the Best Relationship with your Best Friend!

Games Based Positive Reinforcement Training

We are passionate about helping dogs be the best friend we know you want. 


You and your best friend gain access to:

  • An understanding of force-free and pain-free positive reinforcement training.

  • Concept training through games with your dog.

  • Skills needed to develop a thinking dog.

  • Extremely effective training skills.

  • Practical manners for everyday life.

  • Online reference materials for our classes including videos.

  • Certified trainers.

  • Group classes and private lessons.

  • Private behaviour consultations.


Most of our classes run in 8 week sets (4 weeks, 1 week break, 4 more weeks). The cost is $200 taxes included for most classes.  ICU class is $250 for 8 weeks. Please contact us for private lesson rates.


Classes for companion & performance dogs in :

  • Basic manners & Canine Good Neighbour test preparation

  • Rally obedience & competition obedience

  • Conformation 

  • Scentwork 

  • Agility

  • Tricks

  • Behaviour modification

  • and so much more!


We continue to grow and learn with all of our trainers dedicated to ongoing education in the field of positive reinforcement.  Trainers on staff are dedicated to making training a fun and transformational experience for both dogs and owners!


Our Services

We offer both group and private lessons for training.

Dog Running in Water
Taking the dog for a walk

Behavior Consulting 

& Private Lessons

Help your dog transform struggles into strengths with our experienced team of trainers through private lessons.

Group Classes

Classes on a wide variety of topics to help you and your dog be on the same page for life, for fun and for the best relationship.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nanaimo, BC, Canada



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