Training the Okanagan
since 1999
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country canine centre

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Welcome to the Country Canine Centre. Located in the South Okanagan, near Penticton, BC, Country Canine Centre is run by Cindy Cerne. She has been training dogs and their humans in Penticton and the South Okanagan since 1999. Using her knowledge and experience Cindy will teach you how to teach your dog... even old dogs CAN learn new tricks!

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    What Cindy Offers

  • Cindy teaches a variety of human and canine classes from Puppy Basics, Pet Manners and Growl to Competition classes such as Obedience, Rally and Agility.. Over the years Cindy has attended numerous training seminars: Jean Donaldson, Stanley Coren, Barb Davis, Janice Gunn, Laura Romanik, Jane Jackson, Monique Anstee, Denise Fenzi... (but limited to memory so she may have missed a few) she's a CARO and CKC Rally Obedience judge. See class descriptions to find out what might suit you and your best friend.

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    A Bit About CINDY

  • Cindy Cerne is the owner of the Country Canine Centre and a Certified Trainer. She is passionate about her work! Cindy began her career in 1999 and became an expert helping humans learn to communicate with their canines in a positive and effective manner. In her spare time she can be found playing, training and competing with her own dogs who are multi-titled in various dog disciplines such as Obedience, Rally, Agility, Tracking, Field and Show. They have all been certified as Canine Good Neighbours.


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    CindY's Motivation

  • Growing up Cindy spent 19 years with the love of her life, a mutt named Poncho. Wherever Cindy went Poncho followed. Much to her Mom's chagrin Cindy also brought home any loose dog that crossed her path. Her heart has always been owned by a dog or three so in 1999 she pursued her life long dream and became a Certified Dog Trainer. In her spare time Cindy can be found volunteering for the local Penticton Skaha Kennel Club, 4H, SPCA, CDART and working with a SAR dog in training.


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Everyone has a lot of fun at the Country Canine Centre. Browse through the Centre's gallery for a sampling of what it's all about. You'll see everything from working dogs to competitive dogs and dogs just having good ole fun.

TEACH. canine & human classes

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Country K9's Cindy Cerne has trained every kind of dog in Penticton and the South Okanagan: Cheeky dogs, sneaky dogs, happy dogs, grumpy dogs, fun dogs and scared dogs. You name it, she's seen it. There is no problem too big or too small.

  • K9 Pet manners

    The Pet Manners Class is suitable for dogs of all ages. This is our foundation class and a pre-requisite for all classes except Puppy. Whether you know a little or a lot this is an opportunity to learn or refresh your knowledge. Puppy classes start between 12 & 16 weeks of age. Call ASAP to ensure your puppy gets started before 16 weeks of age. The 8-16 week period is the most crucial learning period for your dog.

    PET MANNERS Spring 2016
    PUPPY CLASSES Spring 2016

  • k9 Rally Obedience

    Rally Obedience is a fun dog obedience sport open to ALL dogs, purebred or mixed breed, pets or titled champions as well as physically challenged dogs and/or handlers. Rally Obedience goes beyond basic heeling by interspersing over forty obedience movements with the sits, turns and paces of traditional heeling. It also requires a brisk pace, positive attitude and happy demeanor.

    Spring 2016

  • k9 AGILITY

    This class is based on the exercises required to compete in CKC Agility. Whether planning to compete or not, you and your dog will learn to work as a team.

    SUMMER 2016 (TBA)

  • K9 puppy consults & CLASSES

    Getting a new puppy? Hit the ground running with Cindy BEFORE you get your puppy. Got a new puppy? Cindy can help. Whether determining the right fit for your family, preparing for your charges arrival or helping you the moment your puppy arrives... an ounce of prevention is worth 100 pounds of cure. The 8-16 week period is the most crucial learning period for your dog.

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    PUPPY CLASSES Spring 2016

  • private lessons

    Do you have a complex problem, trouble making class times or simply prefer working one on one? email Cindy to get the ball rolling on a private lesson.


    Private lesson packages now available.

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Do you have a question? Do you need more information about dog training classes? Or perhaps you would like a private lesson? Cindy LOVES email so go on, send her a message. And don't worry, keep it short and sweet or as in-depth as you like, Cindy will be sure to follow up.

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  • Cindy is Available!

    Newdog training classes start all the time, so get yourself signed up...Can't wait for a class? Book a private and get to work right away!

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