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Dog Training Classes Calgary NW

We have over 15 years of experience 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 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.

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 our brand new training course aimed to give reactive dogs and their owners an alternative to private training.

Over the course of 6 classes of 1 hour and 15 minutes, we will provide you with in-depth information, knowledge, understanding, tools, and hands on practical exercises that helps you train your dog to remain calm in those situations that make her/him react with undesirable behaviour.

The small class size allows for a high level of personal attention to help your pooch learn healthy emotional responses instead of stress, fear, and anxiety.

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.

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.

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.

Socialization Sessions

Need a controlled space for your dog to socialize with other canines?  Raising Canine’s socialization sessions are for you!  Offering small dog socialization and regular dog socialization every Saturday!

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. They are also a good option for people who can’t participate in available group classes.

Private sessions are given right in your own home so you and your dog can feel more secure and without judgement.