Brentwood Bay









My name is Bren Axon and it's fair to say that  I am passionate about dogs! I've had  30 years' experience with dogs, mostly larger breeds. My husband and I emigrated to Canada from the UK in 2006. Before that I worked in law offices for over 25 years and was a Magistrate.


I was involved with the RSPCA for many years with experience of the day to day running of a busy branch which included  the rehoming of dogs and cats in our care.


When we emigrated to  Canada my life changed! Moving allowed me to fulfill a childhood dream; to work with dogs and become a certified dog trainer.


I graduated with Honours from the Animal Behaviour College in 2010.


I am a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild, a well known international organisation that promotes positive and humane methods of dog training and handling. I am also a member of the Pet Professional Network.


I am constantly updating my knowledge about dogs and dog behaviour as well as attending seminars and workshops  in order to further my understanding of our canine companions and offer my clients the best service that I can.


My husband and I currently share our lives with  two Leonbergers, Juno and Bella.


I  have shown Juno, my youngest dog in conformation and have undertaken  competitive Rally Obedience with her.  In June 2017 we achieved our Rally Novice title.  In 2018 Juno  acquired her Canine Good Neighbour certificate with the Canadian Kennel Club.


I am based in Brentwood Bay, Victoria BC and my services cover the greater Victoria area


Please follow me on facebook and twitter where I post articles about training and issues affecting dogs



Kennel Free Boarding

Woofers offers boarding for your dog in our home. Your dog will be loved and cherished as if he or she were our own and live as part of our family. My goal is to remove any stress that you and your dog may feel at having to be apart. I want your dog to feel happy and relaxed and I want you to feel secure in knowing that your dog is being cared for in a loving, experienced and knowledgeable environment while you are away.

I cover the greater Victoria area and for a small fee can arrange to collect or deliver your dog for you if it's more convenient

I only take a small number of boarding dogs at any one time.

If you are interested in using my boarding services, I will ask you to visit me with your dog for a short, no obligation pre boarding visit so that you can meet me and see where your dog will be staying.  I will also at that time  assess your dog to see whether I feel your pet will fit in and be comfortable in our home.   If all goes well, I will ask you to bring your dog back and leave him/her with me  (usually 3 or 4 hours) so that I can introduce the dog to my own dogs. 


I never agree to board a dog without a pre boarding visit.

This is a matter of safety for the prospective boarder and for other dogs in the house.

All dogs must be sociable towards other dogs and humans, with no issues in regard to either.

Unfortunately, I do not board  un-neutered adult males, dogs who are prone to barking,  or any dog that has a bite history. 


I am based in Brentwood Bay which is a short hop from BC Ferry Terminal and Victoria Airport.


$40 per day for a single dog

$70 per day for two dogs of the same family


Humane, force free and science based

Does your dog lack manners, basic skills or pulls on the leash? Perhaps your dog lunges and barks at other dogs, making you dread taking your dog for a walk? Do you sometimes feel your dog is taking over your home and you with it?


Many of the behaviours that we experience with our canine companions are completely natural to a dog. However, they may not be easy to live with. Woofers can help you and your dog live in harmony by helping you teach new behaviours to your dog in a kind and humane way.

I will never suggest that you use a prong, choke or shock collar.

I use proven, scientific methods that do not involve the use of force, pain or intimidation.


Woofers offers private training for you and your dog to suit your schedule. This is ideal for clients who have  busy lives and can't commit to a fixed training class regime or for dogs who have behavioural issues that make them ineligible for group classes.

I will meet with you at your home, at a time that is most convenient to you, even at weekends.

I cover the whole of the greater Victoria area.

Please contact me for details of fees.


Please click on the PDF document  below  to see details of my education related to dog behaviour and training





Woofers offers private, one to one dog training sessions and behavioural consults with clients using humane, force free and scientific training methods.



Woofers offers kennel free boarding in a home environment

"The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his"

James Thurber




Get in touch with Woofers to learn more about our services


Brentwood Bay



778 426 0000

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