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Dog Training Classes Calgary NW

We have been training puppies and dogs since 2005 and 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.

Reward based puppy training teaching a puppy to sit for a treat.
Cost: $265 +GST
Where: #520, 20 Crowfoot Cres. NW
When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Length: 6 weeks

Register For Puppy Training

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

You will learn much more than just how to teach your pup basic obedience.  You will learn that, but more importantly, you will learn how to teach your puppy how to socialize with other dogs using ‘appropriate canine play behaviour’.  Your pups will learn manners when around both other canines and people, and will learn to do this while having fun.

You’ll also learn canine body language so you know how to avoid your dog being in dog fights (either starting or being the victim of a fight).  As well, you’ll learn how to recognize when your dog is extremely anxious, stressed, and fearful, which can possibly lead your dog to becoming ‘reactive’.  Basically you’ll learn a sound basis of what your pup is trying to communicate to you.

Also included is puppy nutrition, safety, general health, and how to prevent unwanted behaviours such as nipping, chewing, barking, jumping up, house training, and crate training.

And of course, you will learn how to reliably train your pup, with humane techniques, to sit, down, stay, come when called, loose leash walking, on your spot, and several fun focus games.

On the last day of classes, you and your pup, will engage in a graduation party by playing games with all the other pups and their humans, by using the commands everyone has learned.  Finally, the wee fur babes, get grad hats to wear for photos.

Dogs without reactivity waiting for a treat
Cost: $395 +GST
Where: #520, 20 Crowfoot Cres. NW
When: Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00PM
Length: 6 weeks

Register For Reactive Dog Recovery Program

The Reactive Dog Recovery Program is a  6 week (45 minutes per class) training course aimed to give owners in-depth knowledge, tools, experience and confidence to work with their reactive dog. The program is designed for you, to help your dog learn how to stay calm in situations (triggers) that typically make her/him anxious, stressed, and fearful.  The triggers may be seeing other dogs, people, cars, bikes, etc.

You’ll learn why your dog reacts, and then how to guide her/him, with a positive approach, to make the decision to have a more appropriate response, when seeing a trigger, rather then lunging, barking, growling, whining, nipping, and/or biting.  Your dog doesn’t want to be this way, (emotionally or physically) but just doesn’t know how to change her/his reactive behaviour on her/his own.

The small class size (2 – 4 dogs only) allows for a high level of personal attention to both you and your dog.  The small class size also ensures both you and your dog feel comfortable and save.

Dog being shown agility hoop in our dog training facility Calgary
Cost: $265 +GST
Where: #520, 20 Crowfoot Cres. NW
When: Thursdays @ 6:00 - 6:45PM
Length: 6 weeks

Register For Agility Dog Training (Level 1)

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.

Register For Agility Dog Training (Level 2)

Once your dog or puppy has complete Agility Dog Training (Level 1), you can continue the excitement by registering your dog for (Agility Dog Training Level 2). The focus of these classes will continue to be fun and non-competitive, but there will be additional jumps and hoops added to the course. You and your dog will also learn new and longer courses while developing better technique, speed, and endurance.

A group of off leash dogs at our dog training Calgary session
Cost: $265 +GST
Where: 6 NW Dog Parks
When: May - September, Saturdays @ 1 - 2PM
Length: 6 weeks

Register For Off-Leash Training

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.

To register for classes:

  1. Please click the green ‘Register’ button
  2. Choose which class you would like to attend
  3. Complete and submit the Class Registration Form and make payment. Please click the box that you agree with the e-waiver form.
  4. Once we have received your registration form, you will receive a confirmation/information e-mail.
  5. Then please scan to e-mail, or e-mail a photo from your cell phone, your dog’s updated vaccination records to as we are going paperless.


Puppy Training, Agility, and Off Leash Classes are $265 + gst

Reactive Dog Recovery Program is $395+gst

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

Class purchases are non-refundable once classes have commenced.

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

Private Sessions

Private sessions are offered for people who prefer one on one dog training, in their own home or at Raising Canine, for whatever reason.

Private session training can be for issues such as jumping, biting, nipping, come when called, loose leash walking, excessive barking, separation anxiety, reactivity (barking, lunging, growling, nipping when people come into house, or when your dog is on or off leash). Private sessions can also be for basic obedience training for both puppies and adult dogs.

If you prefer private sessions rather then group sessions, please call Raising Canine at 403 984 3644 to book an appointment.