Dog Training Classes Calgary NW

Experienced Calgary Dog Trainers

Raising Canine offers a wide range of dog training classes at our Calgary NW, Crowfoot location. We offer Puppy Training Classes, Fun Agility Training Classes, Off Leash Training Classes, Socialization Sessions, Please Ease Classes, and Private Sessions.

We have over 12 years experience in dog training and follow the guide follow the philosophy that dogs learn best when the focus of their training includes both their emotional and physical well-being. We use fun, safe, positive reward based training methods that promote a force free, fear free, and pain free experience.

By allowing dogs to learn within a humane, secure, supportive, and compassionate training environment, they have the opportunity to become well behaved in a happy and healthy state.

Puppy Training Classes

Reward based puppy training teaching a puppy to sit for a treat.

Our puppy training classes are geared to help you and your family raise a happy, healthy, well trained dog!

You will learn how to teach your pup basic obedience such as sit, down, stay, come when called, on your spot, leave it, and many more commands.

Also included is puppy nutrition, safety, general health, and canine body language so you know what your pup is trying to communicate to you at all times.

As well, techniques for unwanted behaviours such as nipping, chewing, barking, and jumping up are discussed and taught.

Before and during each class, the puppies are given optimum free playtime to learn manageable and appropriate socialization skills while interacting with each other.

On graduation day, your little fur baby will have a photo taken with a puppy sized grad hat and tassel.  So adorable.

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Fun Agility Training Classes

Dog being shown agility hoop in our dog training facility Calgary

These fun, non-competitive, non-judgemental training classes teach your puppy or dog agility skills such as tunnel, bridge, A-frame, weave pools, jumps, and hoops.  Your pooch will also develop confidence, coordination, and balance.

Dogs in this class are never forced to do any piece of equipment they are unsure of. Patience and positive reinforcement is our number one method. Once an agility skill is completed or mastered, there is wonderful clapping and support from everyone in class.

 It’s a wonderful way to further bond and train with your dog, as well as, a fantastic follow up for graduates of our Puppy Training Classes.

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Off Leash Training Classes

A group of off leash dogs at our dog training Calgary session

Want to enjoy Calgary’s abundance of off leash parks?  Our off leash classes provide the education and tools to assist you and your pooch to partake in this wonderful experience.

During these outdoor classes, we use fun, playful techniques and games to teach your dog Reliable Recall (Come When Called) with the 3-D’s (Distraction, Distance, Duration). This way, your dog learns how to ‘willingly’ return to you when that is asked for.

As well, your dog will be taught ‘off leash heel’ (For when you need your dog close to you), ‘leave it’ (To prevent your dog from eating things from the ground and/or chasing wildlife) , and ‘stop’ (When running in front of danger such as a approaching vehicle).

You will also be provided with information regarding the hazards, the by-laws, and the culture of off leash parks.

Classes are taught at 6 different, non-crowded, Calgary NW, off leash locations which provide safe surroundings for non-stressful learning.

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Important Notes


To help ensure all dogs and humans have a fun and safe experience, our training classes are for dogs that are at ease with other dogs. For ‘reactive dogs’ that lunge, growl, and incessantly bark at other dogs while in a group setting, we do offer private sessions to deal with your dog’s issues right in your own home. Private sessions also specialize in jumping up, barking at the door, door bolting, fear and anxiety, house training, and much more. Please call (403) 984-3644 to book an appointment.

We will also be offering a Specialized New Course in November 2017 called ‘Please Ease’ to further help owners with their reactive dogs in a safe, controlled, small group setting of 2 – 3 dogs only. Please check for details coming in October 2017.

All classes are 1 hour in duration over a 6 week time frame (Except for ‘Please Ease Course’). All family members are encouraged to attend however it is more challenging with children under the age of 7.

Cost of all classes is $240 + gst (Except for ‘Please Ease Course’).
All training class purchases are non-refundable once classes have commenced.

Registration Process

To register for a specific class, please click ‘REGISTER TODAY’ button. You can then choose which course dates work for you, fill out the registration form, and complete payment.

Once you complete the online registration form, please click box indicating you agree with the e-waiver.

Then scan to email your dog’s updated vaccination records to, as we are going paperless.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (403) 984-3644.

Classes Cost and Details


Cost of Classes is $240 + gst.  

Class purchases are non-refundable once classes have commenced.

To register for classes, please click the green ‘Register Today’ button to complete and submit the Class Registration Form. Once we have received your registration form, you will receive a confirmation/information email.

A $50.00 admin fee will be retained for cancelled registrations.

Class time frame is 1 hour, once a week, for 6 weeks at Raising Canine’s Calgary NW location.

Class size is kept small (4 – 6 pups) to ensure optimum learning.   All family members are encouraged to attend, however, it is more challenging with children under the age of 7.

Requirements to Attend Classes:

To help ensure all fur babies and their humans have a fun and safe experience, our training classes are only for dogs that are completely at ease with other canines and people.

If your dog exhibits behavioural issues such as uncontrolled lunging, barking and growling when in a group setting or shows extreme symptoms of anxiety, classes are not suitable for your dog as it will be too stressful for him/her and you to attend.

You’re not alone though. These issues are common. To help you and your dog with these issues, we are more then happy to provide private sessions for you.

Private Sessions

Private sessions are offered for ‘reactive dogs’ that lunge, growl, and incessantly bark at other dogs while in a group setting, on leash, off leash, or at home with visitors. Private sessions are given right in your own home so you and your dog can feel more secure and without judgement.

Private sessions also specialize in dogs that jump up on people, bark at doorbells and when prople enter, door bolting, fear and anxiety, house training, or basic obedience if you simply can’t attend classes. Please call (403) 984-3644 to book your private sessions.

Cost of Private Sessions:

$150 + gst for first session (1.5 hrs). Then $100 + gst for second follow up session (1 hr) and all other sessions (1 hr) if needed.