Raising Canine Dog Training and Dog Daycare 2020-05-21T08:21:21-07:00

Calgary Dog Training & Dog Daycare

COVID 19 Safety for Dog Daycare and Dog Training Classes

Hello everyone,

We are happy to announce that we are resuming dog training classes the week of May 25, 2020.  Please check our training class schedule for the dates and times of the various classes.  Raising Canine’s dog daycare service continues to remain open. We have been following very stringent protocols with social distancing, sanitizing techniques, hand washing, and will continue to do so to ensure both the clients’ and staffs’ safety:

For Daycare Services:

  • Only 1 person in at a time (6′ apart) to enter Raising Canine while dropping off and picking up their dog
  • Clients remove and put on their dog’s harnesses, collars, and leashes instead of staff doing that at the front desk. Clients do this at a 6′ distance from the front desk as the staff will happily call their dog in.  Most of the dogs come running in anyway so this will be great fun for them from a longer distance
  • Clients take leashes home when dropping off their dog instead of hanging on hooks at front door
  • After clients pay at the front desk, the POS machine and desk will be cleaned with disinfectant. People also have the option to pay via etransfer
  • As soon as a client leaves Raising Canine, the door handles will be cleaned with disinfectant before next client comes in
  • The staff and I continue to follow all recommended hand washing protocols.  Hand sanitizer is available for clients while up at front desk
  • All clients and staff are to remain away and at home for 2 weeks should they have COVID 19 or have been around someone with COVID 19, have been travelling, or have been near someone who has travelled.

Dog Training Classes:

  • Only 6 dogs per class for Puppy Training and Off Leash Classes.  Only 4 dogs per class for Agility Classes and Reactive Dog Recovery Program
  • Only one person/family (and their dog) at a time to enter Raising Canine
  • Once in training area, all people/families will sit on chairs that are placed more then 6′ apart from other people/families
  • During classes, all people will stay near their chairs while working with their dogs
  • Hand sanitizer, soap and water, will be available to everyone during classes

People will be asked to stay home should they have COVID 19,  or have been near someone who had it, have been travelling, or have been near someone who has travelled.

Stay healthy and safe in meantime everyone!

Velvetanne 🙂

Velvetanne, Michelle, Emma, Jacob, Chloe, and Paxyne

Raising Canine is passionate about raising happy, healthy, well behaved dogs.  We design our dog training classes and dog daycare to be force-free, fear-free, pain-free, caring, and safe with a focus on a positive and welcoming experience for both dogs and their owners.

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


Dog training group 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.

We use fun, safe, positive reward based training methods that promote a force free, fear free, and pain free experience. Our classes are kept small (6 dogs per class for Puppy Training and Off Leash Classes, 4 dogs per class for Agility Classes and the Reactive Dog Recovery Program ) to ensure both you and your dog receives adequate attention and care.

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.

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 when they’re too busy.

We have a fun environment that keeps your dog stimulated and socialized to meet both their emotional and physical needs.  It is also the only NW Calgary dog daycare with both an indoor and outdoor play area.

Dogs in our daycare are not kennelled at anytime during the day. As well, we separate the ‘bigs’ from the ‘littles’ for safety reasons. After a full morning of free play, the dogs are given quiet time with staff providing massages and cuddles.

Your dog becomes part of Raising Canine’s family.