Dog Socialization 2019-06-27T16:18:49-07:00

Dog Socialization Calgary

Dog socialization is one of the most important skills to develop in dogs of all ages. Spending time with canine friends is important for their emotional and physical health – and essential for avoiding future behavioural problems.

Calgary has wonderful dog parks, but unfortunately they aren’t always the best place to go. The spaces are uncontrolled and in the winter months the conditions are poor.  (Owners who want to feel more confident at the dog park can look into our wonderful Off-Leash Classes).

To help owners make playtime for their pooches, Raising Canine offers a socialization session every Saturday  for small dogs. These sessions are supervised in a controlled space, with a limited number of participants. Dogs can safely frolic while humans chat and do some socializing of their own!

We provide an open, welcoming, and respectful space for owners and dogs to meet and play safely. All family members are encouraged to attend.

One Dog $10
Two dogs $12
Three or More $14

Small Dog Playtime and Socialization

(Every Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00 am & 11:15 am – 12:15 pm)

This group is to give dogs under 20 lbs a safe place to play without the potential dangers larger dogs may pose. Owners of little dogs can feel confident bringing their pups to meet friends and play safely.

The group requires registration through “Meetup Calgary” online. There you can register and reserve a spot for you and your small friend!  If you are wait-listed for the 10 am time slot, you can then join the 11:15 am time slot by emailing


Requirements to Attend Socialization Sessions

Our socialization sessions are only for dogs that are at ease with other canines and people. If your dog exhibits reactive behavioural issues such as uncontrolled lunging, barking, growling, or severe symptoms of anxiety when in a group setting, these sessions will be too stressful for both you and your dog to attend.

If your dog is reactive, we recommend our private training sessions to assist with these socialization issues.

It is Raising Canine policy that we do not accept pit bulls.