Need help for your dog?
We offer effective, fun & humane reward-based training in Langford, BC
Our Training Philosophy
At Authentic Canine, we take pride in committing to the highest standards in the industry with humane, reward-based methods to ensure a positive training experience. By reinforcing behaviours we like and replacing unwanted behaviours with healthy alternatives, we help dogs make desirable choices.
When faced with fear, anxiety or aggression, we work to strategically change the emotional response to create a happier, more relaxed dog. These methods are grounded by science and preserve the physical and emotional well-being of dogs. We are dedicated to providing a supportive and dignified client experience.
Drop your dog off with us for their one-on-one lessons and then attend a transfer session with your dog to receive personalized coaching to maintain your dog’s new set of skills.
Puppy Socials offer a safe and fun opportunity for puppies up to 18 weeks of age to experience social interactions including slow introductions for shy pups and play sessions when they feel ready.
Group classes offer an ideal opportunity to bond with your dog while training around real distractions in a supportive, controlled environment.
Sometimes you need a little one-on-one to create a bond with your dog, or some extra help to overcome a specific behaviour. Our private sessions help you and your pup move forward together.
Small Dog Group Walks
Our on-leash group walks specialize in the exercise, comfort, and safety of small dogs up to 25lbs. These 60+ minute walks take your dog through the many forested trails that the Westshore has to offer with skilled walkers who use reward-based handling methods.
“Kelsey is kind and encouraging. She is patient and not pushy when a dog needs longer to understand an idea. My dog is an adult dog who came untrained, protective and nervous. He had lived in three different places in eight months after being abandoned at a high-kill shelter by his original owners. This class has exposed his intelligence and he has become obedient through kindness and playfulness – it was just what he needed.”
“We have been taking our dog Finn [to Kelsey for training] since we got him as a 10-week-old puppy and we have nothing but wonderful things to say about Kelsey. She truly cares about each and every dog she works with!”