Brian, with Hannah and Cleo, working VERY hard.
Who says labs aren't 'lap dogs'?
Kisses for 'Mum'.
I think he's taking this 'lap dog' thing, way too serious.'s proof that Brian does get off his 'old chair'.  
That's Hazel helping out.
Actually everything here at Cooperslane, Brian has built.
Granddaughter Brianna helping with the dogs.
We have lots of fun here at Cooperslane.  We have 50 acres situated 5 miles from the Luther Marsh which is very convenient for training our dogs.  Our dogs also love the freedom of running and playing.  And of course, swimming in their own 'puppy pond' on our property.

While we do have a kennel set-up, we rotate the dogs into the house with us daily.  Every evening three dogs are brought in to spend the next 24 hours with us.  This way we can enjoy them, they love the extra attention and they are also taught 'house manners'.

All expectant mothers are brought into the house 10 days before whelping to be catered to.  The pups are born in the house and stay in until they are four weeks old.  Then we move them to our heated / air conditioned kennel.  There they are socialized in the busy atmosphere of the other dogs and visitors to the kennel.
If the need arises, we do offer boarding for all Cooperslane dogs eight months of age and older.  
We are not open to the general public.
We have done some training here at Cooperslane for the 'National Service Dogs'.  
Brianna with Riley.
This is 10 week old 'Ruby' donated to the NSD.
Ruby's parents are Colleen and Max.
A very pregnant Molly
helping Brian rest.
Grandson Noah, helping 'feed' the pups.
Above is "Cooperslane Aunt Bea' 
being trained by Michelle of
"Encouraging Paws'.
Aunt Bea's parents are Legacy and Jamie.
Wade Beattie, Director from
"Autism Dog Services"
for more info email Wade at 


Puppy's parents are Callee and Malloy.
October 5, 2009 
Cooperslane Kennels Receives 
Arthur and District Chamber of Commerce 
'Eagle Award' 
  ... for Excellent Customer Service 

The award is presented yearly to a business within the community that shows outstanding customer and community service. 
Cooperslane was not only recognized for their customer service but was also praised on their work with four different Service Dog Organizations. 

"The Chamber of Commerce feels these services are an important contributions in building our area's prosperity, social well-being and reputation.  The Chamber wants to recognize outstanding contributions in this regard amongst our own 
businesses and services. "

The award was presented to Brian and Valerie Cooper of Cooperslane Kennels
 by Pat Palmer, representing the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. 
Granddaughter, Kora-Lee with 'good ol' Echo'
This is "Cooper' 
Trained by National Service Dogs
Cooper and 'his best friend' Matthew.

Mayan and Makenzie
Mayan was trained by 'Autism Dog Services'

Noah, still helping with the pups years later
Grandson Mason
The grandchildren are great helpers with socializing the pups. 'Some' of the grandchildren are shown here.  Our family grows each year.
Service Dog Organizations We've Worked With 
Here is an article that was written in the Ottawa newspaper, about an autistic boy and his dog from ADS.
Emily, a puppy raiser, from
"Autism Dog Services"
Puppy's parents are Denim and Kincaid.
Cooperslane Kennel

Breeding Labrador Retrievers to be companions first
Lewis was a great helper at the kennel for a few years. Each week, he would come out and brush the dogs. All the dogs, especially Max, LOVED him. 
'Samson' and his owner, Jacqueline Gori, being honoured in 2017 at the "Canada 150 Award Celebration" being  awarded a medal for one of the Top 150 people in Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo for their Service dog work.
Samson is from Bauer and Katja.