About Us

Serving the Island since graduating as a certified dog trainer in 2006 I have been blessed to have a business that I love.  Contracting for the owner of the school where I took my training, then moving on to own and operate U Dog Cowichan from 2008 to 2014. I am so excited to be introducing my new business Cheryl's Canine Crew this year.

Same great service with some exciting additions, including the addition of Tracy Hamilton who is a certified trainer and some great new options available for you to choose from.

My backgournd also includes natural horse training, customer service expertise, staff training, many years of retail and restaraunt management, travel, safe driving record,  and first aid certification for dogs. I am also a certified EFT (tapping) practitioner and very excited to be able to bring this alternative energy work into Cheryl's Canine Crew for humans and hounds. All of these skills are what has made for a successful, thriving local business. Many satisfied clients have been with me since the beginning and we welcome newcomers on a regular basis.

Located in Chemainus we are ideally located to cover the Cowichan Valley from Ladysmith to Duncan and surrounding areas such as Crofton and Maple Bay. Right next to Chemainus Lake on a quiet road with few neighbours makes for a great envirnonment and easy access. If not on the trails I can usually be found at home with my family which includes my three dogs, two cats, two horses and my wonderful husband who is forever working on my latest projects.

Thank you Cheryl. Truly grateful to have met you and be learning from you. I love, really love your methods. We are still talking about you. It was an awesome day!

Tobias and Grant


"My Cairn "terror" loves to be part of Cheryl's Canine Crew. So much so that he has taken off from the trail around Chemainus Lake to run to Cheryl's front door and asked to be let in! The exercise and discipline Rascal receives on the hikes three times a week has halped make him a happy healthy dog and great companinon."