Welcome to C.C.C.

Canine Coaching Club (CCC) is Thunder Bay's largest privately owned dog training facility. CCC offers the canine enthusiasts in the Thunder Bay community a warm friendly atmosphere in which to work all levels of dog activities. Canine Coaching was developed mainly for pet people wanting guidance and assistance to have a well trained pet. Don't have a purebred dog? No problem! We welcome all breeds and mixes. We thrive on brain training your canine friend. At our facility, your dogs are our demo dogs. We love to make your dogs the stars in the classes.

Our foundation & mandate is built on the Three Life Issues:

Our very popular Puppy Headstart & Puppy Performance classes have paved the road to success for many canines in Thunder Bay. Canine Coaching Club also teaches all levels of Competitive Obedience and Rally (CKC). CCC also has a large variety of agility classes ranging from Foundations to Competition levels. There is now a Grids and More agility on Tuesday afternoons. We have Nosework  on Saturdays. See our "Classes" link on the main menu for more information.

Our staff consists of very seasoned, credible instructors. All of our classes have two or more assistants with one head-up instructor. We limit our classes to only 8 participants in each class. CCC will do privates for those needing 'special' assistance, and we sell blocks of mat time for the drop in Show, Rally & Obedience. Often 'keeners' will rent mat time during the day in order to 'sharpen' their skills. Rentals for meetings, matches & trials are also available.

Come in, have a cup of coffee, socialize, and do some 'canine shopping' ~ we offer a large variety of obedience & show accessories in our retail section.

Our Training Centre

We pride ourselves with having 6,000 square feet of training area with two rings; one for trainers and the other in which all classes are held. Centrally located in the intercity area we are just one block off the beaten path. We have a large, safe exercise area away from the dangers of busy traffic, and ample parking space.

Ring 1 ~ This is where classes are held. This ring is 60 feet wide x 40 feet long. All of our classes have a maximum of 8 dogs per class with 2 instructors.

Ring 2 ~ Our trainers ring is 42 feet x 40 feet.

Our facility is pristine clean. Each night mats are dry mopped, vacuumed and wet mopped with recommended cleaning solutions.

We have a large group of agility students and all the latest equipment. On the floor we have 3/4 inch rubber matting for the comfort of both our students and their dogs.

Converted from a warehouse, our facility is well insulated to provide us with cool summer temperatures indoors and comfortable warm temperatures during the fall and winter.

Our training centre also has a small retail section where training items are available (collars, leads, dumbbells, toys, bait). We have an office area and a large lounge area where students & friends can gather to eat, have a coffee and socialize. With a fully equipped kitchen we are self-sufficient and able to host a variety of workshops and other canine related events.


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