Welcome Dog Lovers

We are Vancouver Island’s
Premier Dog Trainer

CONNECTING DOGS AND PEOPLE

CommuniCanine offers fun, effective dog training classes and lessons for the Saanich Peninsula and Greater Victoria, BC area. Private lessons and group classes are led by Darcie Jennings, veteran dog trainer and behaviour expert, and her staff.

Not on Vancouver Island? No Problem.
We also offer a range of Online Classes.

WE STAND WITH UKRAINE

ONLINE COURSE FUNDRAISER

Our fundraiser is now over and together we raised $7455!!!

We are humbled by the hearts of our Communicanine community, who stepped up and far exceeded our $5000 goal.

Thank you to anyone who participated by signing up for one of our online courses or sharing this promotion with your friends and family.

All proceeds have gone to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress & Save Pets of Ukraine.

Imagine…

…taking your dog out for a nice, relaxing walk and coming home feeling good about it.

…letting him off leash at the park and feeling confident that he will come back when you call him.

…knowing you can trust your dog to make good choices when he’s socializing with others.

Those aren’t just dreams.

That’s what good training can do for you.

If you’re struggling to find balance in your relationship with your dog, solutions to problems bigger than you know how to handle on your own or just an inviting place to learn how to teach them the fundamentals of sit, down, come and stay, then we invite you to explore our website and let us help make those dreams your reality.

Imagine…

…taking your dog out for a nice, relaxing walk and coming home feeling good about it.

…letting him off leash at the park and feeling confident that he will come back when you call him.

…knowing you can trust your dog to make good choices when he’s socializing with others.

Those aren’t just dreams.

That’s what good training can do for you.

If you’re struggling to find balance in your relationship with your dog, solutions to problems bigger than you know how to handle on your own or just an inviting place to learn how to teach them the fundamentals of sit, down, come and stay, then we invite you to explore our website and let us help make those dreams your reality.

What Our Students Say

Amazing experiences with April. Our dogs’ behaviour is improving because of her help. Easy to understand and super helpful, you can really tell that April cares about what’s best for the dogs in your life.
Jeffrey, Ashley, and Kermit, 9 month old Boston Terrier
Hello Darcie and April, just a quick note to say what a pleasure it has been to work with April in our mission to make Ms. Daisy the best that she can be!
Nel, Bruce & Daisy, 1 year old Whoodle

When you find someone who is really talented in a profession that seriously enhances your own life it’s wonderful. As you know, I love my Sable and being able to communicate and work with her, and see her joy in it, is a daily pleasure. Look forward to our next training session, Darcie.

Carol & Sable, 2 year old American Cocker Spaniel
Bruce and I have learned a lot and this knowledge has certainly helped us in our effort to work with our often very excited dog. The private lessons with you, April, have been something we have looked forward to.
Nel, Bruce & Daisy, 1 year old Whoodle
Her warm and caring nature along with her tremendous knowledge and professional expertise was a winning combination for all of us. Time and money well spent! Thank you for everything.
Linda & James Franco, 1 1/2 year old Old English Bulldog
Darcie is a gift to our dog and our family. We are so grateful for the training she provided; we learned more from five one on one sessions than we did from months of book reading, video watching, and advice from friends.
Linda & James Franco, 1 1/2 year old Old English Bulldog

Darcie’s rare combination of knowledge, experience, and calm kindness meant I was motivated, supported and understood. And my dog loved her. Our sessions were fun, informative, and made a difference to us both. Darcie, you have my gratitude forever.

Susan & Florrie, 1 year old Labradoodle

In the world of dog behaviourists, Darcie is a stand out. She got to the heart of a challenging behaviour quickly and unerringly, and continued to hone her analysis and understanding of my dog in ways that helped enormously.

Susan & Florrie, 1 year old Labradoodle
Your professional, knowledgeable and straight forward manner achieved excellent results. She has progressed nicely in her meeting with other dogs, and is coming along well in her recall. Thank you!
Nel, Bruce & Daisy, 1 year old Whoodle

So grateful for Darcie and the CommuniCanine Team for all their services and training and wisdom provided to set my dog and I up for a great future together during his first year! I’ve done the puppy class, Mind Your Manners and Total Recall, which all provide a great foundation for the rest of my dogs life and so many tips. I have a crazy 90 pound retriever, and I’m so glad that I did them all, and highly recommend!

Randy Kennett, 1 year old German Shepherd
Thank YOU, Darcie! I don’t know how you do it, but as I’ve said before, the only way that I can explain you to people is that you must have been a dog in a previous life. You just GET and KNOW dogs! Thank you for everything that you do. We hope to be taking more classes with you soon.
Brenna and Zara & Bella, 4 1/2 month and 11 1/2 year old Golden Retrievers

Absolutely loved the Total Recall Class! It was wonderful to see how Darcie’s training techniques worked so successfully with all of the dogs, regardless of their breed, temperament, etc. So gratifying to have my dog come to me with such enthusiasm regardless of what was going on around her!

Maureen Garrity, 5 moth old Sheltie

Darcie and April have an obvious love for dogs, are kind, have a terrific sense of humour, are patient and extremely knowledgable. Both the one-on-one and group classes have been invaluable, and they always feel like a safe and inclusive space! Thank you Darcie and April.

Heather, Craig and Laika & Amma, German Shepherd X (now passed on) and 1 year old Ridgeback X
We weren’t sure what to expect originally, but every time we meet, some lightbulb gets switched on! Highly recommended.
Jeffrey, Ashley, and Kermit, 9 month old Boston Terrier

I have taken most of CommuniCanine’s classes over the last 10 years, with both Darcie (head trainer) and April. My dogs and I have learnt everything from manners, to training on trails, to coming when called, to fun with tricks, too!

Heather, Craig and Laika & Amma, German Shepherd X (now passed on) and 1 year old Ridgeback X
Darcie, your training and advice has been life changing for us. All of us are so thankful we met you! Seeing the changes in Bailey is amazing, she is so much more confident and happy. Thank you so much for helping us understand her. ❤
Carleigh, Kyle and Bailey, 5 year old Coonhound X

My pup was fearful of people/strangers and my vet recommended Darcie for training. From the very first training session, Darcie was able to analyze the behaviour challenges I was having with my pup, and gave me tips that I could use to help my dog feel safe.

Marla & Jessie, 3 month old Cockapoo

I really enjoyed the Total Recall training with CommuniCanine. I learned a lot, not just about recall training but also about some of my puppy’s preferences and more effective ways to work with him.
The training built each week, starting out with simple drills and increasing the distraction/difficulty as we progressed. It was effective and I would 100% recommend this course to others.

Caity Nicole, 7 month old Cockapoo
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