Owning a dog should be fun, not frustrating.
Training & behaviour help in Victoria BC.
Socialization. Training. Sports.
Want a better-behaved dog? You’ve come to the right place!
Worried about socializing and training your new puppy during a pandemic? Don't worry - we got this!
Have you just got an out-of-control adolescent or new dog, and you're worried about some of the behaviours? Let's get you BOTH feeling better!
Is your dog is making up his own fun, and way too smart? He really needs a job, and have I got the gig for him!
I get it! You’re struggling. My classes and private coaching have helped thousands of people find solutions to their most irritating, stress-inducing and overwhelming dog and puppy challenges.
What Clever Canine can do for a dog owner like YOU!
Covid is a continuing saga in BC. But did you know that it can be safe to work with a dog trainer, even with pandemic protocols in place? You can train virtually or in-person, depending on how you feel most safe and comfortable.
See Clever Canine’s protocol for keeping you safe
Give your dog a job!
Nosework is the job your dog dreams about at night. Well, that, and chasing bunnies.
It’s easy to start and train; can be done anywhere, anytime; and is the perfect exercise for dogs of any size, temperament or physical ability.
Small live classes are back. Sign up today for a dog that can search for 3 target odors in 6 weeks.
Train your dog in a fun group setting
Group classes are made for you if you prefer a community vibe when it comes to training. A positive atmosphere, with people-friendly dogs, and other dog-friendly people means learning is fun. It doesn’t hurt that classes are budget-friendly too.
Sorry, group classes are on hold until Fall 2021. Stay safe, stay healthy.
Coach you in private sessions
Some dogs and people(!) do better with private training. Private coaching is the best way to uncomplicate your training through:
- flexible scheduling
- working at a self-directed pace
- individual attention on your needs
Every private program starts with a free phone consultation.
What are my clients saying?
We have found a marked improvement in both our, and their behaviour. We have had a couple of instances, but we are finding now, that they are walking better without me stressing about other dogs – so thank you for our Saturday session that little while ago, we have 2 happier dogs and 1 less stressed out owner!
Claire & Matt, Hanwell & Oscar
I was chicken at first to let Rolo off leash at the park. But for 3 days in a row things have gone fabulously well. Today he did a recall from across the length of the soccer field, at full speed! I would never have had the guts to try this without our training. Rolo gets a bit more tired out before his day and I’m meeting many dogs and their humans in our neighbourhood. Thank you!
Maria & Rolo
Les and I want to let you know that following your advice has done wonders for Frederick. We were able to take him with us to the Okanagan for Thanksgiving with friends, and he was the life of the party – curious, playful and loving all the attention he received. Another success story for you, and a great gift for us both – he is as close to me as he is to Les, and I am thrilled!
Grant & Les, & Frederick