Real Life Skills Series - Advanced Obedience

Have you successfully taught your dog to sit, down and stay in your living room but once you go out into the real world it feels like your dog has forgotten everything? Does your dog pull on leash and ignore you off leash when given the opportunity?  K9 Kind offers a innovative series for those of you that would like to move onto real life adventures. The series focuses on improving basic commands such as sit, down and stay as well as loose leash walking and recall, amongst various distractions. During the series we will spend 2 classes in a classroom environment and the remaining 4 classes are held in dog friendly public places in the Comox Valley so we can develop more reliable behaviours in real life situations. You will learn how to control all the distractions that your dog values and use the distractions as teaching opportunities.

 Next series begins April 2019 on Thursday evenings at 5:45pm.

Detailed Schedule

  1. April 18th at the Church of St. John the Devine - 579 5th Street, Courtenay
  2. April 25th at the Rotary Air Park- Meet across from Balanced Paws Veterinary Clinic 2785C Mansfield Drive, Courtenay
  3. May 2nd at the Rotary Air Park - Meet across from Balanced Paws Veterinary Clinic 2785C Mansfield Drive, Courtenay
  4. May 9th at the North East Woods - Meet at the end of Torrence Avenue off Guthrie. (At the Comox Valley Works Yard located at 1390 Guthrie Avenue)
  5. May 16th at the Cumberland Dog Park - On 6th Street off Dunsmuir. (past the water park) 
  6. May 23rd at the Church of St. John the Devine - 579 5th Street, Courtenay 


The techniques used are scientifically proven to be the most effective way to teach dogs to independently make good decisions. This low stress, force free style of training focuses on teaching, shaping and rewarding desirable behaviors and reducing the likelihood of unwanted behaviours leaving you feeling good about how you communicate with your dog.   

$150 + GST (6 sessions)

 The next Real Life series starts in April 2019. 

All dogs must be currently vaccinated for parvo, distemper and hepatitis (DA2P). Titre testing is accepting and highly recommended for the kennel cough virus (Bordetella).