Puppy Training 2020-08-21T14:02:01-06:00

Puppy Training Classes in Calgary

Puppy training works best in a playful, no harsh corrections atmosphere. Puppy brains are still underdeveloped, so they require patience and understanding. At Raising Canine, we only use positive and patient puppy training techniques.

Classes are 1 hour long, held once a week for 6 weeks at Raising Canine’s Calgary NW location.

Class size is kept small (4 – 6 dogs) to prevent over-crowding and to ensure optimum learning.

Puppies Age: Up to 6 months old.  Can start puppy training classes as soon as had 2nd round of vaccinations.

To register for classes:

  1. Please click on the upcoming class below that best fits your schedule.
  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 take a photo, from your cell phone, of your dog’s updated vaccination records, and email to info@raisingcanine.ca.

Price: $270 +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.

Puppy Training Quick Info
Cost: $270 +GST
Where: Raising Canine in Crowfoot
When: Scroll down to see currently scheduled classes
Length: 6 weeks
Class Size: 4 - 6 Puppies
When can my puppy start training? must have at least two rounds of vaccinations to start. (Usually by 11 - 12 weeks old)

Register Online for Upcoming Puppy Classes



September 16, 2020 - October 21, 2020 - 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Puppy Training Classes (Wednesdays)(FULL)
September 19, 2020 - October 24, 2020 - 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Puppy Training Classes (Saturdays)(FULL)
September 23, 2020 - October 28, 2020 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Puppy Training Classes (Wednesdays)(FULL)
October 28, 2020 - December 2, 2020 - 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Puppy Training Classes (Wednesdays)(FULL)
November 4, 2020 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Puppy Training Classes (Wednesdays)(FULL)
November 7, 2020 - December 12, 2020 - 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Puppy Training Classes (Saturdays)
November 14, 2020 - December 19, 2020 - 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Puppy Training Classes (Saturdays)
January 13, 2021 - February 17, 2021 - 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Puppy Training Classes (Wednesdays)

Pup Training Class Techniques Covered

Our Puppy Training classes are not just about teaching your dog commands.  It’s much more than that by including how to recognize what your pup is thinking and feeling at all times, and how this affects the reliability of your training.

You’ll learn how to teach your little one appropriate canine play behaviour. How to recognize and prevent your fur-child from being harmed by another dog, or your dog harming another.

You’ll learn focus games to keep your puppy intellectually stimulated and eager to learn and listen to you.  You’ll learn methods on how to interact with your pup to ensure (s)he feels safe and wants to eagerly and willingly be a well behaved dog and member of your family

All techniques are taught with gentle, positive, reward based methods that are force-free, fear-free, and pain-free.

Your little one will learn the basics such as:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come when called
  • Loose leash walking
  • On your spot

Common puppy mischief and behaviours are also addressed such as:

  • Biting/Nipping
  • Chewing
  • Jumping Up
  • Potty training
  • Barking
  • And learning basic good manners

Not only that – but you’ll also learn proper puppy care such as:

  • Puppy nutrition
  • Puppy health
  • Common safety concerns
  • Puppy handling

Each class provides ample opportunity for socialization and playtime.  While your young canines are frolicking, we teach you, the human, how to recognize when to kindly and effectively interrupt and redirect your fur baby, and the other fur playmates, from getting too tired or over-stimulated (How to prevent puppies from fighting). This knowledge comes in handy as your puppy grows into adulthood.

At the end of the 6 week course, puppies will enjoy a graduation party where all the techniques they have learned are structured into fun games that the humans love playing as well. And yes, as is tradition at Raising Canine, at the conclusion of the grad class, the pups get their photos taken while wearing tiny puppy grad hats. (It’s really the humans that love this part!!)

Requirements to Attend Puppy Training Classes

Our puppy training classes are only for pups that are at ease with other canines and people. If your dog exhibits anxiety, stress, fear, reactivity, aggression, hyper-excitability, and/or hyper-arousal such as uncontrolled lunging, barking, growling, whining, pacing, panting, 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 of you, as well as, for the other dogs and their humans.

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.