Canine Conduct Training Solutions
commitment ~ practice ~ reward
Classes are kept small (maximum of 8 dogs) to allow for individual attention. Canine Conduct is located on almost three fully enclosed acres at 7778 Sturgess Road, off Endall Road, in Black Creek (Map).
During winter months classes are held in Merville at The Merville Community Hall located at 1245 Fenwick Rd at Hyw 19A...look for the big yellow hall! (Map) on Wednesday evenings from 6pm-7pm.
Also during the winter months, classes are held at Willow Point Lion's Hall in Campbell River giving you a choice of Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm or Tuesday evenings (Map) from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
If you know of a suitable indoor venue in Comox or Courtenay, please give Jane a call at 250-898-3173.
Most class sessions run in 6-week sessions. Each class is one hour in length; Agility classes are 45 minutes in length. Class prices include GST. Fees are charged regardless of attendance but we do our best to accommodate any missed classes. Credit only is given on account (some exceptions apply).
Bring along everyone involved in your dog's life, including children over the age of 7 years (under 7 years must have an adult accompany). Also bring a smile and a sense of humour, along with a flat collar, long leash (not retractable) and some small, soft, easy-to-swallow treats and/or a favourite toy.
Cancellation Policy is 24hrs notice.
If you're not sure which class or service would best suit your dogs needs just contact Jane… a few minutes on the phone or a short e-mail message and she will be able to assess your needs.
Our Classes and Training Options
Private Training Sessions
Canine Conduct offers private training sessions tailored to your schedule and training needs. Everything covered in the classes listed on this site is offered.
Recommended for easily distracted, fearful or reactive dogs. Private training is held in your home or location of your choice ($75) or at the Training Grounds in Black Creek ($65). Package prices are available.
Well Mannered Dog ~ Merville Hall
Wednesdays at 6:00pm begins September 27, 2017
Begins September 27 - Wednesdays - at 6pm and runs until November 1.
Address is corner of Fenwick Road and Hwy 19A.
Well Mannered Dog ~ Black Creek Training Grounds
Sundays at 1:00pm begins August 13, 2017
Session runs until September 24. NO CLASS September 3rd.
Next session begins Spring 2018
Address is 7778 Sturgess Road (off Endall).
Sundays at 1:00PM (PST)
Well Mannered Dog ~ Willow Point Lion's Hall
Mondays at 6:00pm begins October 16, 2017
Session begins October 16, at 6:00pm and runs until November 20.
Address is 2165 South Island Hwy, Campell River (Willow Point area).
Next session begins October 16th at the Willow Point Lion's Hall.
6:00 PM (PDT)
Puppy Kindergarten Classes ~ Training Grounds
Sundays at 2:30pm ~ Registration is now full; call for drop-in availablity.
Enrollment is ongoing, join in any time! Call/text Jane at 250-898-3173 to check for availablility. No classes on long weekends.
Please remember to call/text with 24hrs notice if you cannot make class - this ensures your credit for class. No call = no credit for missed class.
Address is 7778 Sturgess Road (off Endall). Call/text 250-898-3173 for drop-in availablity.
Bits & Pats - Come When Called & Walk on a Loose Leash
Thursday Mornings at the Canine Conduct Training Grounds.
A bit of training to keep your dog fresh and responding well to your cues. A pat on your back for continuing the training.
Pre-Registration is required.
First and Third Thursdays at 11:00am ~ Reliable Recalls ~ Learn all the steps needed to teach your dog to turn away from distractions and come back to you when you call.
Second and Fourth Thursdays at 11:00am ~ Loose Leash Walking ~ Learn how to teach, and then practice, polite walking with a loose leash. One of the goals is polite meeting & greeting of other dogs and people. Learn how to use the leash to communicate with rather than control your dog.
*$35 for the 1 hour lesson. Canine Conduct Members' rate is $25.
Agility for Fun
Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm until the end of September. Beginning in October, classes will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday afternoons until the weather makes us stop. Agility resumes again Spring 2018. Keep an eye on the calendar for start dates. You can contact me (Jane) for a list of recommended trainers for winter Agility.
Absolute teamwork between handler and dog. This is a great opportunity to introduce your dog to agility or show your experienced dog a different venue.
Agility courses run for 6 weeks ($75) and classes are held outdoors subject to the weather. Drop in is available on most weeks ($15 ea), call or email to reserve a spot. Signing up for a session guarantees you a spot.
Learn the principals of operant conditioning. Plus learn to recognize the behaviours your dog is offering and how to 'shape' these behaviours to obtain a final result.
Wonderful for teaching your dog self control, loose leash walking, attention and every parlour trick you can think of. Clicker Training runs for 3-weeks and includes clicker, handouts and is open to all ages and breeds. By appointment. Cost for the 3-week class is (CA $80).
Have a training question? Give Jane a call at 250-898-3173.
Call Jane at 250-898-3173 to schedule a time. If we are both available at the time of your call, we can start immediately. I am available for calls between 10am and 7pm daily.
Dog Speak Presentation
Jane Neve of Canine Conduct Training Solutions is presenting "What is My Dog Saying - at the Dog Park & On the Trails?" This 2 hours presentation teaches participants how to recognize appropriate dog play; to assist pet owners in the community to better understand how dogs communicate; how to tell good play from risky interactions. Space is limited. This presentation is for the human end of the leash only, no dogs please.
Attendance to this Presentation is a prerequisite for membership to the Black Creek Dog Park. This ensures all Park users are educated in Park etiquette and safety. There are many ways to become a member, contact Jane to learn how.
Next Presentation is Sunday, November 12, 2017. From 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Cost for the Presentation is $20 per person or $30 per couple (bring a friend, get a discount!)
Skills for the Reactive Dog Presentation
Living with a reactive dog can be difficult. In this presentation Jane will explain how to help your dog learn to turn away from triggers such as other dogs, bikes, cars, etc. Having a dog that lunges and barks and completely "tunes out" the human end of the leash can be embarrassing, frustrating, and sometimes scary. Over the years, Jane has noticed that more often than not, it is how the leash is handled that triggers the dog into the unfavourable reaction. During the presentation, you will learn how to connect with your dog using an understanding of Dog Speak and how movement can influence the outcome. Learn leash skills that will communicate with rather than control your dog.
This presentation is for the human end of the leash only, but do bring your dog's leash...you will be learning the mechanics of leash skills on each other rather than learning on your dog.
The next presentation will be held at the Grantham Hall located at 6040 Old Island Hwy, just north of Courtenay on January 14th, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
For dogs that are reactive and/or aggressive when faced with a stimulus such as other dogs, people, cats, cars, birds, etc.
Learn how to teach your dog self-control and to check in with you automatically when faced with these distractions.
Gain confidence in yourself and your dog.
Ongoing enrollment - Sundays at 11:00am