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 fully fenced acreage at 7778 Sturgess Road, off Endall Road, in Black Creek (Map).
During the winter months, Well Mannered Dog and Puppy Kindergarten classes are held at Willow Point Lion's Hall in Campbell River on Monday evenings from 6:00pm to 6:50pm (Puppy Kindergarten) or 7:00pm to 8:00pm (Well Mannered Dog).
Growl Classes are held at Balanced Equestrian Arena in Campbell River (Map) on Sundays at 1:00pm.
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. Well Mannered Dog classes are one hour in length; Agility, Puppy, and Growl classes are 50 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 ~ Willow Point Lion's Hall
Mondays at 7:00pm begins January 8, 2018
Session begins January 8, at 6:00pm and runs until February 12.
Address is 2165 South Island Hwy, Campell River (Willow Point area).
Next session begins February 26, 2018 at the Willow Point Lion's Hall.
6:00 PM (PDT)
Puppy Kindergarten Classes ~ Willow Point Lion's Hall
Mondays at 6:00pm begins January 8, 2018
Not available for a class session? Take advantage of private lessons during the winter months. Jane will come to your home to help "puppy proof" and teach the secrets of successful house potty training. Purchase a package and we shall go for walks and adventures!
Call/text Jane at 250-898-3173 to set up a private lesson. Prices vary from $65 to $210.
Puppy Social at Bosley's in Courtenay!! Bring your puppy for some safe and fun interactions with other puppies. Takes place on the second and last Thursday of each month from 6-7pm. Please, for the safety of all, only bring pup that is current in vaccine schedule and weighs less than 22kg. Friendly and small adult dogs are welcome to attend. Larger dogs are welcome to wander around the store and help you shop!! This social is FREE, and you get 10% off anything in the store that evening. See you there!!
Growl Assessment and Classes
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.
New Session - Sundays at 1:00pm beginning in January 2018
Balanced Equestrian ~ 2105 Shetland Rd., Campbell River
Class schedule: Call/text for start date info.
Well Mannered Dog ~ Black Creek Training Grounds
Sundays at 1:00pm begins Spring 2018
Address is 7778 Sturgess Road (off Endall).
Sundays at 1:00PM (PST)
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 at the Training Grounds Office, 7778 Sturgess Road, on Sunday, March 4, 2018. From 1:00pm to 3:00pm with a tour of the Park to follow.
Cost for the Presentation is $25 per person.
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.
Skills for the Reactive Dog Workshop
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 Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
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).
Agility for Fun
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 ($80) 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.
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.