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

Puppy Training Classes

Welcome to the Country Canine Classroom! Building positive, trusting relationships between puppies 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 puppies. 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.

Precious Puppy (puppies under 4 months)

Cost: $120 (GST included)

3 classes of 1 hour

This class is suitable for young puppies and owners wanting to learn the important milestones of puppy development. We cover socialization, exposure, enrichment, and play. Learn to prevent unwanted behaviours and build a solid foundation for a well-rounded, healthy puppy. This is offered for small groups of up to 4 puppies or in a 1:1 private session.

​Mind your Manners (puppies 4-6 months)

Cost: $160 (GST included)

5 classes of 1 hour

This is the class for you and your puppy if you’ve advanced past the puppy basics of housetraining, crate training, and are well into socializing your puppy. We focus on obedience exercises for the real world. Learn to teach your puppy good manners while navigating everyday distractions.

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

Pre Puppy Parents

Cost: $60 (GST included)

1 classes of 1 hour

1:1 session for owners and families before their puppy arrives – this is a theory session for owners (no puppies or dogs) to cover important topics to ensure you are prepared for the arrival of your new puppy or your new adopted adult dog. We cover health, equipment, reward/no reward positive training plus much more.

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 (4 students for Precious Puppy class). 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.

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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