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. In our dog training classes we use ‘Positive Reinforcement Training’ methods that are fun, safe, and promote a force free, fear free, and pain free experience, all while following the latest evidence based information. We do not use training methods that are psychologically or physically intimidating!

Our classes are geared toward teaching people, first and foremost, how to be the best guardians for their dogs.  Raising Canine’s training helps both humans and dog, live together calmly and cohesively.

It’s fun learning to use positive reinforcement methods, because it makes training your dog easy, fun, and effective long term!

Dog Trainer and black Labrador retriever
Cost: $290 +GST
Where: #520, 20 Crowfoot Cres. NW
When: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Length: 6 weeks




All puppies just want to feel safe!!!

Our Puppy Training Classes teach humans how to properly raise new pups in an environment that is safe, both physically and mentally for them.

You will learn how to use Positive Reinforcement Training that is force-free, fear-free, and pain-free for puppies. These puppy classes help you gain insight into how puppies think, feel, and then choose their behaviour, so you can live calmly with them.

We also teach you training methods that prevent puppies from developing mental health issues such as anxiety, stress, fear, hyper-excitability, over-arousal, reactive and aggressive behaviour! The training steps you’ll learn are fun and easy for both you and your puppy.

What you and your puppy will learn:

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Come when called
  • Loose leash walking
  • Leave it
  • Preventing of jumping up
  • Default settle
  • Puppy play
  • Puppy socialization
  • Puppy nap times
  • Enrichment games
  • Potty training
  • Crate/playpen training
  • Bite inhibition (no frantic biting)

 

On the last day of classes, your fur babes get grad hats to wear for photos. That part is soooo adorable!

Registration Requirements:

  • Must have at least 2nd round of vaccinations
  • Must be under 6 months old
  • Puppy Training Classes ARE NOT for pups that demonstrate reactive behaviour (excessive barking, lunging, growling when near other dogs and/or people). Attending a class setting is too emotionally upsetting for reactive puppies. They are unable to learn in this environment, and can cause them mental health issues going forward.

If you have a reactive puppy, we want to help you with this issue. We offer a Reactive Dog Recovery Program and/or Private Sessions where the focus is teaching you to help your puppy, think and feel safe so he can then learn to choose calm behaviour in situations that otherwise makes him feel anxious, stressed, fearful, or hyper-excited.

Please feel free to checkout these options.


We help reactive dogs in Calgary become like these two happy pups!
Cost: $450 +GST
Where: #520, 20 Crowfoot Cres. NW
When: Mondays and Tuesdays
Length: 6 weeks



The Reactive Dog Recovery Program is a 6 week training course, aimed to give dog guardians in-depth knowledge, tools, experience and confidence to help their dogs who demonstrate reactive behaviour. Reactive behaviour can be described as lunging, growling; uncontrollable barking; and/or biting when seeing other dogs, people, or things. It can be unmanageable excitement as well!

The program is designed to teach you how to help your dog learn how to live calmly in situations that typically make him anxious, stressed, fearful, over-aroused, and/or, hyper-excited.

The small class size (2 – 3 dogs only) allows for a high level of personal attention to both you and your dog. Also, so that both of you feel comfortable and safe while learning and practicing the new methods and techniques you are learning.

Dog being shown agility hoop in our dog training facility Calgary
Cost: $290 +GST
Where: #520, 20 Crowfoot Cres. NW
When: Thursdays @ 6:00 - 6:45PM
Length: 6 weeks






Our Dog Agility Classes are fun, non-competitive, non-judgemental, entry level training classes that are appropriate for pups that just graduated from Puppy Training Classes, and any other dog of any age. You’ll learn to teach your puppy or dog, agility skills such as tunnels, bridge, weave poles, jumps, platforms, 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 method of training. Once an agility skill is completed or mastered, there is wonderful clapping and support from everyone in class.

Our Dog Agility Classes ARE NOT for dogs that have fearful, stress, anxious, reactive, and/or aggressive behaviours (excessive barking, lunging, growling when near other dogs and/or people). If you do register your reactive dog for our Dog Agility Classes, for the sake of your dog’s emotional well-being, you will be asked to take your dog home where she feels safe and is no longer in a situation where she is “practicing” reactive behaviour.

As we care about your dog’s mental health, we want to help you with her reactive behaviour, so we will then offer you to attend the Reactive Dog Recovery Program (RDRP) and/or Private Sessions (PS) by transferring funds you paid, minus any agility classes you did attend.

Should you make the decision not to attend RDRP or PS, we will then refund you the amount paid for agility classes, minus $50 cancellation fee and any agility classes you did attend.





off-leash-dog-training-calgary
Cost: $290 +GST
Where: 6 NW Dog Parks
When: May - September, Saturdays @ 1 - 2PM
Length: 6 weeks




Want to enjoy NW 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 by using Positive Reinforcement Training Methods.

During these outdoor off leash classes (OLC), 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.

Off Leash Classes ARE NOT for dogs that are already demonstrating reactive behaviour (excessive barking, lunging, growling when near other dogs and/or people). If you do register your reactive dog for Off Leash Classes, and then she demonstrates reactive behaviour in class, for the sake of your dog’s emotional well-being, you will be asked to take your dog home where she feels safe and is no longer in a situation where she is “practicing” reactive behaviour.

As we care about your dog’s mental health, we want to help you with her reactive behaviour, so we will then offer you to attend the Reactive Dog Recovery Program (RDRP) and/or Private Sessions (PS) by transferring funds you paid for OLC, minus any OLC classes you did attend.

Should you make the decision not to attend RDRP or PS, we will then refund you the amount paid, minus $50 cancellation fee and any OLC you did attend.



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 info@raisingcanine.ca as we are going paperless.

Cost:

Puppy Training, Agility, and Off Leash Classes are $290 + gst

Reactive Dog Recovery Program is $450+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, 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, reactive behaviours (excessive 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 behaviour 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.