Definitely Dogs - Professional Dog Training and Obedience from Domena Diesing, located in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canad

By: Definitely Dogs  09-12-2011
Keywords: Dogs, Dog Training

Pet Dog Training and Behavioural Consulting

Public Education

Private consultations

I offer private consultations in Qualicum Beach (my home or yours) or anywhere on mid-Vancouver Island, occasionally in Victoria, B.C.

House Calls

Every class is structured in a way that allows you and your dog to succeed. The focus is divided equally between you (to learn better handling and training skills) and on your dog (to improve in obedient behaviour). Initially, both of you will acquire elementary skills and then build on those from class to class. All classes come with homework instructions so you know what and how to practise at home (or as a help to catch up if a class was missed).

With the help of my friendly and competent assistant we make sure that everybody receives quality instruction!

All classes are:

  • Taught in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, B. C.
  • Fun for people and dogs alike (due to respectful,  humane and dog-friendly methods)

‘Kindergarten Puppy Class’

  • Suitable for puppies with at least one set of vaccinations
  • Includes a course folder with relevant  information, weekly homework handouts,  and much ongoing support

‘Obedience & More’

As a Level 1 class Obedience & More introduces basic obedience commands and teaches the owner effective training techniques. In addition, in depth information is offered on relevant topics such as How Dogs Learn, Leadership, Good Training Habits and Phasing out Treats.

  • Suitable for adult dogs or pups of at least five months of age
  • Includes a course folder with relevant  information and weekly homework handouts


A short training primer for the owner and the dog. Ten foundation exercises teach successful management techniques, improve relationship, and address basic training in difficult situations, such as busy classrooms.

  • Suitable for adult dogs or pups of at least five months of age
  • 3 sessions of 1 hour each
  • Includes a course folder with relevant  information and weekly homework handouts

‘Life Skills 101’


This level 2 class teaches dogs and handlers skills for real life situations. It includes building attention and a strong relationship, building acceptance of handling (such as collar grabbing or grooming), resisting distractions such as food or moving objects. Meet and greet, and improved recall.

  • Suitable for adult dogs or pups of at least five months of age and previous class experience

‘Games & Tricks’

This level 2 class is great fun for dogs and owners alike! Obedience is practised by playing games and learning tricks. As in all my classes, special attention is paid to increase the training and handling skills of the dog owner.

  • Suitable for dogs of at least five months of age with basic obedience skills
  • 6 sessions of 1 hour each

‘Re-Socializing Your Dog Safely’

This class is designed for dogs that have issues around strangers or other dogs. We keep stress levels to a minimum and teach dogs and owners alternative responses to previously challenging situations.

  • Participation in this class is dependent on an interview and a comprehensive questionnaire
  • 8 sessions of 1 hour each

‘No Big Dogs’

This introductory training class is designed to accommodate the specialized training requirements of smaller dogs (under 20 pounds) and their owners. It is available occasionally.

  • 7 sessions of 1 hour each
  • Includes a course folder with relevant information and weekly homework handouts.

Public Education :

Be a Tree Presentation

This fabulous bite-prevention program teaches general safety to children when faced with dogs. It is best suited to the age group of grade K-3. I am a licensed presenter of this program and would love to speak to your children!

Canine Body Language and Kidsafe Displays

Volunteer Shelter Dog Training Program

Shelter dogs often lack appropriate manners and may present with behaviour problems as well. My program is designed with that in mind.

The goal is to make shelter dogs more adoptable and to increase their meaningful and positive interactions with people.  This is achieved by engaging volunteers and teaching them easy and effective methods to help train the resident dogs.

Keywords: Dog Training, Dogs

Contact Definitely Dogs

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