Off Leash Dog Training Classes 2021-06-05T21:15:13-06:00

Off Leash Dog Training Calgary

Class size is kept small ( 4 – 7 dogs) to ensure optimum learning.  Class time frame is 1 hour, once a week, for 6 weeks at 6 different Calgary NW dog parks.

For the duration of this 6 week course, you’ll be provided with a 20′ leash to use even when your are practicing at home. Dogs will be assessed on the last class if it is safe for them to remove the leash.

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 the full funds you paid for Off Leash Classes toward this.

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

To register for classes:

  1. Please click the class you would like to register for below
  2. Complete and submit the Class Registration Form and make payment. Please click the box that you agree with the e-waiver form.
  3. Once we have received your registration form, you will receive a confirmation/information e-mail.
  4. Then please scan to e-mail, or e-mail a photo from your cell phone, your dog’s updated vaccination records to

Price: $285 +GST.  A $50.00 admin fee will be retained for cancelled registrations. Class purchases are non-refundable once classes have commenced.

All family members are encouraged to attend.

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Off-Leash Training Quick Info
Cost: $285 +GST
Where: NW Dog Parks
When: Sat. 1:00 - 2:00
Classes are held between May and September.
Length: 6 weeks
Class Size: 4 - 7 Dogs

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Requirements to Attend Off-Leash Classes:

Our Off Leash Classes are only for dogs that are at ease with other canines and people. If your dog exhibits anxiety, stress, fear, reactivity, aggression, hyper-excitability, hyper-arousal, such as uncontrolled lunging, barking, growling whining, panting, pacing, nipping and/or biting when surrounded by other dogs and/or people, these classes are not for your dog as it will be too stressful for both you, including the other dogs and their owners.

If you have a reactive dog, we recommend our Reactive Dog Recovery Program and/or Private Dog Training sessions to help both you and your dog.

Off-Leash Training Techniques Covered

  • Playing with other dogs
  • Chasing a bunny
  • While bikes are passing by
  • Or running after another dog’s ball

You will learn that dogs want to come back willingly when they are encouraged with positive reinforcement and play as opposed to anger and correction.

You will also learn:

  • The etiquette, rules, and dangers of off leash parks
  • How to stop your dog from a distance if they are running back to you while in harm’s way, such as a busy road
  • The convenience of off leash heel

The classes are done without judgment as certain breeds, personalities, and backgrounds make it more difficult for some dogs to learn come when called. At Raising Canine we work to foster a fun and welcoming environment for all.

If you have a reactive dog, we recommend our Reactive Dog Recovery Program and/or Private Dog Training sessions to help both you and your dog.