Be amazed by what your dog will accomplish with positive training!

Positive Training For Happier Dogs

All dogs—and their humans—need training. Proper training helps ensure a happy lifetime together of cooperation and communication. We have a fantastic professional training team and it may be the ideal time to have our Board ‘n’ Train trainer help brush up on those pesky behaviours during your pup’s boarding stay at the Ranch. Or, if you live on Bowen Island, you and your pup can take a super-fun and informative group class offered at various times throughout the year.

Trainer Scott James leads our popular Board ‘n’ Train program, and Trainer Yoko Sakai runs our Group Classes, and they both also offer private sessions on Bowen Island and in Vancouver.

Contact Our Trainers Directly:

Board ‘n’ Train and Private Sessions on Bowen Island:
Scott James [email protected]

Group Classes and Private Sessions in Vancouver:
Yoko Sakai [email protected]
Our next Obedience Group Classes start up again November 5, 2017.



"We’ve been taking our very active Standard Poodle to the Dog Ranch for her entire life. She's a bit delicate and fussy with her food and they always go the extra mile and give her the attention she needs. When she comes home she's happy and feeling content with all the exercise and play time she gets. Thank you BIDR."

~ Ceddie Peacock
Karma, Spirit, & Rufus

"We have been taking our huskies to the Dog Ranch from the first year they opened until now. They always came home happily exhausted and healthy. The greatest compliment any boarding facility could ever have would be the way dogs respond when they are brought onto the premises. They begin barking and jumping around the car with excitement and pure joy. This to me is evidence of the love and care he receives at the Dog Ranch."

~ Lisa Shatzky & Family
"Karma, Spirit, & Rufus"


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