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"And then there's the personal question so many of Lassie's fans want to ask: Is he allowed on the furniture? Of course he is - but, then, he's the one who paid for it" ~ Julia Glass.



WAGDogs has now relocated to Vancouver Island!


Serving: Sidney, Saanichton, North Saanich, Brentwood Bay, and Cordova Bay. If you are located outside of these areas please contact Claire to discuss your options.  Virtual sessions  are available to our Alberta and British Columbia clients.


Welcome to WAGDogs! You have come to the right place! We strive to provide you with all the help you need! We are only a paw away, so woof ahead and contact us!



How can we help you?


  • Do you have a busy schedule and do not have the time for  group classes? 
  • Do you prefer the one-on-one attention?
  • Do you need help with the education of your new dog?
  • Has your teenage dog turned into a "Devil in a cute suit"?
  • Is your dog protecting some items and/or food from other dogs or people? Is he guarding "contraband" (stolen) items?  Does he run away from you when you want him to leave an item?
  • Are you having difficulty walking your dog because of your dog's behaviour towards people or other dogs?
  • Is your dog fearful?
  • Are you wanting to teach your dog how to walk nicely on a leash? 
  • Would you like to teach your dog a rocket recall (come when called)?



We can help.




At WAGDogs, your private training is provided by Claire Cochemé, owner, head-trainer, and behaviour consultant.  Claire is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Click here to see what this certification means:






What is "Private Training"? Private training means you are getting 1-on-1 sessions that take place in the comfort of your home / yard, or other locations depending on the training needs of your dog.  Private Training is a great choice if you need that extra care without other students around, or if your dog needs that extra attention.


We encourage you to read our philosophy to familiarize yourself with the kind of training we use. 






1)  Behaviour Training - Behaviour Training is customized to your dog's needs and is great for excessive barking, resource guarding, reactivity, leash aggression, fearful behaviour, and/or separation anxiety.

2)  Manners and Obedience - Relationship-based program. If your dog is a very young puppy, this program will also give you guidance on proper socialization. 




1) Behaviour Training:  


We start with an 1.5 hour initial consultation.  This first meeting is a great way for me to assess your dog, ask questions, and discuss what training plan would work best for you and your dog.   


INVESTMENT - Behaviour Training:


--Initial consultation, one and half hour: $250. 

--Additional one hour coaching Behaviour Training (follow-up) private session, each: $150 

--Packages:  1 initial consultation + 2 private follow-up coaching sessions: $520.

--Packages:  3 coaching sessions (after purchase of an initial consultation): $420

All sessions in a package must be used within 4 months of the first session or from the initial consultation. Payment and contract will be required to get you started on a follow-up session or packages after the initial consultation.



Dogs who benefit from our behaviour modification plans:

-Dogs who are shy around people, fearful, shut down;

-Dogs who have mild anxiety when left alone; 

-Dogs who are reactive to fast moving objects (cars, bikers, joggers, etc.),

-Dogs who are reacting to other dogs while on a leash;

-Dogs who are possessive over their food, treats, and/or toys;  

-Dogs who practise nuisance behaviour: jumping, barking, biting/nipping (including puppy biting), etc. 

*We highly encourage you to first see your vet for a full check-up, full blood panel (with thyroid), and x-rays if necessary, especially if your dog is an older dog, if your dog has allergies, or has had gut issues in the past.  Dogs are champion at hiding their pain, and when there is pain, learning cannot happen.


Travel costs are additional.


For questions or to book your initial consultation, please contact WAGDogs. You will be emailed a questionnaire to get you started before we meet.  




2) Manners and Obedience:


The Manners and Obedience program will be tailored based on the age and needs of your dog or puppy. These are sessions all done in the comfort of your home / yard, or other - previously agreed upon - locations.



INVESTMENT - Manners and Obedience:

--One hour coaching session, each: $85 (add $50 per session if you wish to have a handout emailed to you after each session).

--Purchase a bundle and save! Three (3) sessions, each with handout: $385.


All sessions in a bundle must be used within 4 months of session #1. Payment and waiver will be required to get you started on a session or packages.


Some of the topics that may be covered in Manners and Obedience training (depending on your dog's needs):

-Door manners

-Leash walking

-Crate training

-House training (puppies)

-Adding a new puppy to the family

-Chewing, digging, mouthing, etc.

-Basic obedience

-Confidence-building games.


Travel costs are additional.

For questions or to book your initial consultation, please contact WAGDogs. You will be emailed a questionnaire to get you started before we meet.









~Please refer to our "Philosophy" page to familiarize yourself with the kind of training we use. 


~Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Payments are all due in full upon request.  Traveling charges, parking, or any additional overtime is due upon request.  We encourage e-transfers as the main form of payment to wagdogs@shaw.ca.  Sorry, at this time, we do not accept credit cards or cheques.  If you need to cancel a booking and re-schedule a session, please give us 48 hours notice so we can reschedule your session at a more convenient date/time to you.  Your session shall be forfeited with less than 24 hours notice.  Our goal is to create a convenient schedule for you and your dog. Please book your favorite spots early! 


Thank you for visiting us! Let's connect and discuss how we can be of help to you and your pooch!






Claire is a member in good standing with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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