Welcome to Love 2 Play Dog Training. Dog training in Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland, Salmo, and in the Slocan Valley has never been so much fun! Dog obedience in the West Kootenays is more than just good dog manners--it's games, laughter and teamwork. We can help you discover the opportunities possible with your canine companion; from basic manners for pet dogs, to sports (agility, nosework, obedience), to plain old tricks and fun.
We can help you and your dog enjoy each other again.
Group classes or private training, we teach just about everything. And always, always in small classes so you get the individual attention you deserve.
Lots of choices, lots of possibilities, lots of fun...lots of play, because we Love 2 Play.
Go anywhere and meet anyone
Get along with other dogs
Be calm in all situations
Be fun to hang out with
BUT sometimes dogs behave in (natural doggie) ways that make them less than enjoyable to us humans…..
Do any of these sound like YOUR dog? We have solutions!
Chewing or eating everything in sight--try Puppy Start Right
Barking, nipping, pulling when greeting everything--check out Obedience Start Right
Pulling on the leash making walks hard--try our Loose Leash Walking class
Jumping up on people--you need Super Excited to Super Cool
Not coming when called--Emergency Recall is for you
“Too crazy” to take out in public or even just to hang out with--Frantically Calm will help a lot
Has bad manners that make you a little ashamed of his behaviour and your lack of control
We can help you get ready for the Canine Good Neighbour test or help your dog become a Therapy Dog and provide comfort to people in facilities.
A Certified Training Partner and Behaviour Adjustment Instructor (CBATI), and Dog Behavior Consultant (Associate). Certified as a Nosework Instructor with the National Association of Canine ScentWork (NACSW).
Karen is a graduate and a Certified Training Partner with Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behaviour.