DAWG Academy Classes

Let us help improve your animal-owner relationship. Training improves communication between you and your pet, strengthening the bonds of loyalty and obedience, and increasing the potential to introduce a well-loved member into your family for the rest of their life. Check out our course calendar and sign up for a class today.

Good Manners

For puppies and dogs who need to learn basic manners, recall, and relationship skills.  Classes are a total of 8 sessions over 9 weeks. (4 weeks on, 1 off, 4 more weeks).

Good Manners

Good Manners are classes geared towards dogs needing help with basic manners, recall, settling when asked, door manners, walking on a loose leash, sit/down, stay, no jumping, focus, handling, relationship, body language, making better choices and more!

Life Skills

For dogs ready to build skills for real the real world. This class is the next level after Good Manners. Classes are a total of 8 sessions over 9 weeks. (4 weeks on, 1 off, 4 more weeks).

Life Skills

Building off the foundation skills learned in the good manners program we continue to grow and advance the skills to be real world ready.

Rally Obedience

For dogs working towards competition Rally obedience.  There are two main levels, Novice and Advanced for skills building towards all levels of rally competition. Classes are a total of 8 sessions over 9 weeks. (4 weeks on, 1 off, 4 more weeks).

Rally Obedience

We offer several levels of Rally obedience working on everything from beginner stages of learning to read the signs and execute the exercises properly to excellent level courses and trial prep.

ICU Behaviour Class

This class is for dogs that need a little help in dealing with people and dog reactivity or fears.  Dogs must be pre-approved for this class. Classes are a total of 8 sessions over 9 weeks. (4 weeks on, 1 off, 4 more weeks).

ICU Behaviour Class *Nanaimo Location*

Start date: Please contact us for next available dates.  Most ICU students are working though virtual or private lessons currently.

Instructor: Bernadette

ICU is for dogs that need that extra little bit of help, unruly behaviour, nervousness, anxiety, rowdy and more problems that crop up.  The goal is to teach your dog to "let go" of problems and learn to offer desirable behaviours instead.  We help dogs learn to manage their emotions and make better choices.


Agility is a fun sport for dogs and handlers that creates a great bond.  Learn foundation skills and build your way up to competition level or just have a great time with your dog! Classes come in 4 week and 8 weeks sets.


We offer a variety of levels of agility from Introductory class to the highest levels of competition.  Teach your dog the foundation skills and introduce them to equipment like Tunnel, Aframe, Dog Walk, Weave Poles, Jumps and more!  Fun for all ages and levels of ability.

Other Classes

A variety of classes, seminars & events to enjoy!

Show Handling

How to handle your dog in the show ring!  Teaching you to rules of handling and showing and teaching your dog the skills to hand stack, free stack, gait properly, handling patterns, table work and more.

Nosework/Scent Detection

Nosework is a great fun sport that uses your dogs natural ability to follow their nose!  This is a mentally engaging exercise for the dogs and can easily be practiced at home with minimal equipment!  Levels offered from introduction up to trial ready.

Novice & Intermediate Tricks *Nanaimo Location*

Trick training is a great way to learn more about your dog and the training process.  It is fun and motivational!  Teach your dog some cute tricks and work towards titles! 

Urban Agility & Loose Leash Walking 

This class is offered out in the real world and allows us to fine-tune our dogs focus and behaviours out in public.  Along with some fun skills for urban agility to help you both have a great walk every time.


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