Raising Canine Dog Training and Dog Daycare 2021-10-03T10:40:27-06:00

Calgary Dog Training & Dog Daycare

COVID 19 Safety for Dog Daycare and Dog Training Classes

Hello everyone,

For Safety reasons concerning COVID 19, please wear a mask at all times, practice social distancing from people you don’t know, and please use the provided hand sanitizer.

If you have COVID 19, or have been around someone that has it, or if you have been travelling, or have been around someone who has travelled, please refrain from coming to Raising Canine for 2 weeks.

We are so appreciative of your consideration and cooperation in this matter!

CCPDT certificationRaising Canine is passionate about teaching humans how to train and raise their puppies and dogs, to be calm, happy, mentally healthy, and well-mannered with Positive Reinforcement training methods.  We design our dog training classes and dog daycare to be force-free, fear-free, pain-free, caring, and safe for dogs, both emotionally and physically.  We do not use training methods that are physically or psychologically intimidating.

Our dog trainers are CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainers-Knowledge Assessed) through the  CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers)

Our Mission Statement is that we treat all dogs, clients, and staff with uncompromising kindness, dignity and respect.

Dog Training Classes:

We also offer:

We have been training puppies and dogs since 2005.  We have always followed the philosophy that dogs learn best when the focus of their training includes both their emotional and physical well-being.

Our dog trainers are CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainers-Knowledge Assessed) through the CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

We use fun, safe, Positive Reinforcement Training methods and Enrichment Learning, that promote a force free, fear free, and pain free experience. Our classes are kept small (2 – 6) dogs per class for Puppy Training and Off Leash Classes, (2 – 4) dogs per class for Dog Agility Classes, and (2 – 3) dogs per class for the Reactive Dog Recovery Program, to ensure both you and your dog receive adequate attention and care.

All dogs want is to feel safe.  By allowing them to learn within a humane, safe, and compassionate training environment, they have the opportunity to become calm, polite, and well-mannered.

Dog daycare at Raising Canine is conveniently located in NW Calgary. It is for dog owners seeking a safe place to take their canines during the day, Mondays to Fridays.

We have a safe, fun environment that keeps your dog stimulated, both emotionally and physically.  It is also the only NW Calgary dog daycare with both an indoor and outdoor play area.

The ‘Purpose’ of our daycare is to provide dogs a place to play with other canines during the day that is emotionally and physically safe at all times!  Therefore, it is for ‘only’ for dogs that are ‘already’ properly socialized, well-mannered, and have established appropriate canine play behaviour.

As well, we have a ‘Weekly Attendance Policy’, requiring all dogs that have been accepted into our daycare after an assessment period,  ‘attend’ daycare ‘at least’ one day every week.

We also require all dog parents be available at a moment’s notice to ‘immediately pick up their dog’, should their dog not meet our ‘Daycare Acceptance Requirements’.

We care about dogs, so we recognize a daycare setting is not suitable for all of them, as many have behavioural and mental health issues that would only be intensified and worsened in a daycare setting.  It is mental anguish for certain dogs, and we publicly state we are against that!!  Please read our Daycare Acceptance Requirements for further information.

We do, however, offer specific training classes and/or private training sessions to address behavioural and mental health issues your dog may be dealing with!