Located in the Beautiful North Okanagan, we offer both training and boarding services.

We’ve redefined dog training here at The Ruff Life, where you and your dog will develop skills you never dreamed possible. The Ruff Life dog training classes are specially designed to encourage dogs to build confidence and skills as they master obedience and new behaviours in a simple, step-by-step process. 


Group Classes

Our Groups are puppy, beginner and advanced training all put into one set of group lessons...

Board and Train

Personalized two-eight week board and train programs...

Private Lessons

Private personalized lessons for your individual needs...

Drop-in Classes

These classes are for clients who have graduated from our group classes. Downtown Classes, Dog Park Classes, Advanced Classes, Tracking and more...


Safe, secure, and fun environment in which your pooch will interact, learn and play with other dogs under close supervision... 

E-Collar Training

Effective and reliable training for everything from Obedience to Problem Behaviour...

The Ruff Life 

P.A.W.S (Rescue)

The Ruff Life PAWS 

(Pets Are Worth Saving)  rescue is a non-profit organization...

Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend. 

-Corey Ford

The Ruff Life Professional Dog Training

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Hello Everyone. 

It is with a very heavy heart that we have decided to shut down our training and drop-in services. This decision did not come lightly. We are very much trying to keep a level head about it all. But the world is shutting down around us, and I am immune compromised and have lung issues. 

‼️Boarding will still remain open.‼️

*****IF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK***** Please follow us, as we will be trying to figure out a way to keep everyone going with training tips and fun!!! or a mini online course. I am not sure how we are going to do that yet... but we will figure it out. www.facebook.com/therufflife

Thank you for sticking with us. ❤️ Take good care of yourselves and each other. We can’t wait to see you all again! We look forward to reopening when a more clear direction is given and will be posting on Facebook, and Instagram with any updates. (Clients in existing groups will get emails)


Find us: 
By Appointment Only!

6459 L&A Road, 

Vernon, BC


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