Country Canine Care provides a safe, fun environment for your dog to socialize, exercise and learn.

Dog Training Classes

Welcome to the Country Canine Classroom! Building positive, trusting relationships between dogs and their owners. The affordable, fun choice for training – please join LD on your training journey!

In keeping with the CCC philosophy of ‘one size does not fit all’ we look forward to hearing about your unique goals for you and your dogs. We believe in ‘quality vs quantity’ – all classes have 4-6 participants with LD and 1-2 assistants team coaching you towards meeting and developing your training goals.


Please note: All services are conducted on site at Country Canine Care in the main building or occasionally outside, weather permitting. Please see our Health and Wellness section for COVID details.

Tricks for Treats!

Cost: $150 (GST included)

6 classes of 1 hour

Trick training is a fun, alternative to traditional obedience, especially for high energy, drivey, young dogs. Any dog and owner can benefit from learning tricks to improve the quality of your relationship with your dog, help your dog with problem solving, and prevent boredom with variety!

Join us for a fun, fast paced set of 6 classes, first class is a mandatory Theory (dogs stay at home) class, followed by 4 fun, trick training classes, wrapping up with an owner/dog performance that we film, edit and set to music for you to have.

Pre-requisite: basic obedience (sit/down/stay)

​Happy Hound (dogs over 6 months)

Cost: $160 (GST included)

5 classes of 1 hour

This class will help polish the challenging skills of loose leash walking and recall plus some strategies to assist with impulse control as your dog matures and needs options to manage energy and exercise requirements.

This session consists of 5 classes, the first class is a mandatory Theory (dogs stay at home) class, followed by 4 classes of obedience.

1:1 Individual Coaching Sessions

Contact us to arrange individual sessions to assist you with specific challenges you are facing with your puppy or dog. Vaccinations required: DA2P, Rabies, Bordatella (for puppies – age appropriate boosters – contact CCC for clarification)

Here are the hours available for these lessons:

  • Mon, Fri, Sun: 10:00-11:00 am or 10:30-11:30 am or 11:00-12:00 am
  • Thu: 5:45pm-6:45 pm
  • Sat: 12:30-1:30 or 1:00-2:00

Cost: $60 /hour (GST included)

All classes 5 weeks in duration, other than the Trick class which is 6 weeks, maximum enrollment 6 students. All classes are available in a 1:1 setting vs a set class schedule based on your availability.

Contact Country Canine Care for the current Classroom schedule, registration and seat reservation!

Meet Our Coaching Team

LD Shackleford


We opened CCC in January of 2018 and were honoured to receive Best New Business of the Year from the Chamber of Commerce in our first year. I focused on the business and getting it to a point where it runs smoothly, with a great staff team and now am turning my focus to the last phase of CCC, which is getting the in-house training program up and running.

See LD's full bio.


Kacey Wall


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Crystal Steers


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Janine MacDonald


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“We sent our dog Cooper to stay at Country Canine Care for a week. He was so excited when we dropped him off. There was not an ounce of anxiety in our usually anxious dog. He spent the week being loved and exercised. We picked him up happy and tired from all his exercise. We would recommend Lisadawn and Rich in a heartbeat. Their love of dogs and compassion to our anxious dog was obvious to both us and to him.”

Cooper & Cristi Dawes, Nanoose Bay

“Country Canine Care is the BEST!!! My dog Mischief loves it there and gets the best care ever…. she gets picked up and dropped off from the house which makes it so much easier as I don’t need to be worrying about getting to work on time, and she comes home clean, walked, brushed and happy. She’s almost disappointed to be home! I would recommend Country Canine Care to anyone looking for a fun, caring and safe dog care service provider.”

Gayle and Mischief McLaughlin - Courtenay