• Dog and Cat Grooming 

  • Private  Training Sessions 

  • Group Classes


We are Experienced and CERTIFIED!!   

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Grooming Services 

Full-service grooming for Dogs and Cats in our Cedar location in South Nanaimo By appointment only,  Monday to Saturday.

Now offering Cat Exclusive grooming on Mondays!

We are Fear-Free certified and will work with you to make the grooming experience the best it can be for your dog or cat!

Behaviour Consulting /Private Lessons

Help your Dog or Cat transform struggles into strengths with our experienced trainers through private sessions.

Our extremely successful ICU ( I See You) program will be tailored to your pet's individual needs and can help create calmness and emotional balance for dogs and cats that are reactive, fearful, demanding, barking, digging, biting, overexcited,  resource guarding, destructive, suffering from separation anxiety, inappropriate urination and more!

Fill out the questionnaire if this is your first booking with our DAWG ICU services

$140 plus tax for pay as you go sessions

$260 for two pre-paid sessions

$360 for three pre-paid session

Puppy  ( 5 months or younger) private sessions: $55 plus tax for 30 minutes ( no form needed)

Group Classes

Small group 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.

Classes run in 4 or  8 weeks for 45 minutes on the same day and time each week.

8-week sessions: $275 plus tax, 4 weeks sessions: $140 plus tax

DAWG 1: Puppy up to 18 weeks of age  January 14, February 16

DAWG 2: Beginners program for dogs over 18 weeks of age   January 27, February 16

DAWG 3: The next level! Includes Super Recall: Jan 20 (Prerequisite:  DAWG 1 or DAWG 2)

DAWG Real life: Leash manners/Parkour fun. MAFFEO SUTTON PARK Jan 15 

DAWG Rally Obedience:  TBA

DAWG Tricks: for fun or titling, combined with Body Awareness TBA

DAWG Scent work: TBA

DAWG Agility: January 15

DAWG Show Handling: By request

*** email dawgacademy@gmail.com for Information on TBA and By Request classes***

We are passionate about helping your dog become the best dog they can be!

 With DAWG you gain access to:

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

  • Concept training through games, creating optimistic and enthusiastic learners, 

  • Skill development to create a positive thinking dog. 

  • Learning effective and practical training techniques.

  • Good manners for everyday life.

  • Online homework support, including videos.

  • Certified dedicated trainers.

  • Group classes and one on one sessions.

Classes for companion & performance dogs:

  • Basic Good Manners, DAWG 1 and  DAWG 2 ( the next level!)

  • Canine Good Neighbour Certification  preparation

  • Real Life, Loose leash walking, and Parkours fun in the park  

  • Rally Obedience & Competition Obedience

  • Confirmation prep and handling skills

  • Scent work  aka Nose work

  • Agility for fun with safety in mind! 

  • Tricks  and Body Awareness for fun or titling stream 

  • Behaviour Modification, ICU (I See You) 

  • Other classes and instruction offered on demand 


Our Certifed Trainers and Coaches are dedicated to continuing education in the field of positive reinforcement.  Our goal is to make training a fun, achievable, and transformational experience for both dogs and owners!