Dog Training

Dennis Brunton is the Chief Training Instructor for all dog training programs at Eastway Kennels. He became a professional dog trainer in 1977. He was the Chief Training Instructor for Northwest Kennels in North Vancouver, B.C. from 1980 to 2000. During this time Dennis developed the ‘Companion Concept Program’.

The 'Companion Concept Program' is an assessment-based program. It takes into consideration many important factors when training your dog. Your dog’s breed, age, behavior around family members, strangers and other dogs, are just a few of the points that are considered. Dennis also considers your concerns and expectations around your dog, for example how the dog must fit into your busy family activities, how they interact with neighbors, and how they handle the stressors of today's fast-paced lifestyle. 

Some might even say the need for training has never been more important than it is today. If you have some concerns about your dog and are considering professional training, give Dennis a call.

Dog Training Programs Available

In-Kennel Training

Have your dog trained at Eastway Kennels while you are away. This will help reinforce positive behaviors and have the added bonus of mentally stimulating your dog while he is away from you. Once you return classes can be arranged to give you the skills to continue working with your dog. You can also arrange for a few classes prior, so your dog is ready to continue working in your absence. Learning the training techniques yourself is important so you can continue to communicate and reinforce positive behavior in your dog on a daily basis. 

Private Classes (Without Boarding)

Group classes too much of a distraction? Or feel you're not getting the attention and time you need? You can book one-on-one classes with yourself, your dog, and Dennis. You get the added advantage of planning the classes around your schedule and other family members can also attend (keeping everyone on the same page in dog training is important). This allows you to work directly on areas of concern to you, rather than general obedience. Dennis will work with you to determine the best training path to ensure your dog grows in the direction you'd like her to. 

Group Classes

These sessions work well to teach your dog to handle the "distraction" of other dogs. If you find your dog works well only when no-one else is around, it may be time for a group class to help him or her understand that obedience happens at all times. Group classes help dogs begin to understand that they need to focus on you and not their potential playmates. These classes are only available on a seasonal basis. Check with Dennis for the next scheduled class. 

For information regarding the cost of each training program, please call Dennis Brunton
613.830.6690 ext #2 or

Boarding Information

For boarding information contact Eastway Kennels at or visit our Cat and Dog Boarding pages.