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 relationship based on cooperation and communication. At the Bowen Island Dog Ranch, we have a truly fantastic professional training team, ready to help address those pesky behaviour issues during your pup’s boarding stay here.

Or, if you live on Bowen Island, you and your pup can join one of our super-fun and informative group class offered at various times throughout the year.

Trainer Scott James leads our popular Board & Train program, and Trainer Yoko Sakai runs our Group Classes. Both also offer private sessions on Bowen Island and in Vancouver.


Contact Our Trainers Directly:

Board & Train and Private Sessions on Bowen Island:
Scott James [email protected]

Group Classes and Private Sessions in Vancouver:
Yoko Sakai [email protected]
Our next Group Classes start up again Sunday, April 15th, 2018!



"Darwin, our 9-year-old golden doodle, has been an enthusiastic Rancher since he was a young pup. He does a happy dance whenever we tell him it’s time for the Dog Ranch again, and trots up the trail to “dog utopia” without a backward glance. No guilt on our vacations!"

~ Heather Prittie & David Hocking

"Charley is one happy dog after his grooming session and Day Camp. He loves the Ranch! Thanks everyone for all you do!"

~ Marc Bauer


Pick up /
Drop Off:
Weekends & Holidays
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thurs
Noon - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Site visits by appointment only.

Contact Info

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