Private Training Sessions

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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 ($85) or at the Training Grounds in Black Creek ($75). Package prices are available. Packages must be completed within 3 months. 24 hour cancellation policy.

Well Mannered Dog - Elks Hall, Courtenay

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Sundays at 2:00pm begins October 27

Please note:  No class November 10

Session runs until December 8

Address is 231 6th Street, Courtenay

Next session begins January 5, 2020



Puppy Kindergarten Classes


Location choices:

Willow Point Lions Hall ~ Mondays at 6:00pm ~ begins November 4

Please note:  No class November 11 ~ session runs until December 16

Elk's Hall, Courtenay ~ Sundays at 1pm ~ begins October 27

Please note:  No class on November 10 ~ session runs until December 8

Classes are 50 minutes in length.  Not available for a class session? Take advantage of private lessons.  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!  Board & Train programs available too.

Call/text  Jane at 250-898-3173 to set up a private lesson. Prices vary from $75 to $240. 

Puppy Social at Bosley's in Courtenay!! Will resume fall 2019. 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!!

CA $190.00

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. 

Classes held on Sturgess Road, Black Creek.

Classes are ongoing and run on Wednesdays at 7:00pm.  

Note:  classes run Spring/Summer/Fall - during the winter months, private sessions only.

Drop in may be available, call to see if there is room. Drop in for current clients only. $45ea.


Dog Speak Presentation

Dog Park PicJane Neve of Canine Conduct Training Solutions is presenting "What is My Dog Saying - at the Dog Park & On the Trails?"  This 2 1/2 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 one of the prerequisites 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 Tuesday, August 13.  From 6:00pm to 8:30pm with a tour of the Park included in the presentation.  This Presentation is SOLD OUT!

Cost for the Presentation is $35 per person. 

Bits & Pats

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Thursday Mornings at 11:00am at the Canine Conduct Training Grounds. Begins April 11, 2019 and runs most weeks until Fall.  Do look at the website calendar to make sure there is a class!

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.

No class on April 18 or August 8th.  Also no classes on the 5th Thursday of each month (May 30, August 29).

*$35 for the 1 hour lesson. Canine Conduct Members' rate is $25.

Skills for the Reactive Dog Workshop

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This 3-week workshop will be held at the Canine Conduct Training Grounds, 7778 Sturgess Rd. (off Endall)) from 6:00pm to 6:50pm.  Class is limited to 6 dogs.

Living with a reactive dog can be difficult.  In this workshop you will learn 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 workshop, 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. 

June 18 class is for the human end of the leash only, but do bring your dog's leash and a will be learning the mechanics of leash skills on each other rather than learning on your dog.

June 25 & July 2 classes do bring your dog; but be very mindful to keep distance from each other!


Clicker Training


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 classes Are held Wednesday evenings at 6pm beginning May 1, 2019.  Call/text Jane at 250-898-3173 to book private lessons.

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. 


Phone Consultations


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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.