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 5 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.