DOG TRAINING CLASSES2018-09-28T14:40:01+00:00

About Group Training Classes 

Learn from the experts in dog behaviour why fear, dominance or aversive training is not the best method to use when working with your dog.

*** Dogs that display excessive barking/growling/lunging while on leash towards people or other dogs are not suitable for general training classes. If your dog typically displays any of these behaviours, please sign up for a private training session or Leash Reactivity 101. ***

  • 8-10 dogs per class with one instructor.
  • Dogs must have veterinary proof of current vaccinations: DHLPP and Rabies. A canine cough vaccine is highly recommended. Titer tests will be accepted in place of vaccines. Puppies require a minimum of 2 sets of vaccines. (Puppies vaccinated by a breeder that is not a DVM will not be accepted.)
  • A clicker and training with this important tool is included in each starter class.
  • Dogs that have punctured another dog or human cannot take group classes until they have taken a private training session for assessment.
  • Classes run 1 hour per week for 6 weeks unless otherwise indicated.
  • Once registered, there are no refunds or transfers or make-up classes for missed classes. You will be notified ahead of time if class dates need to be switched.

Dogs must be 4 months and older by class start. Over this 4 week course we target impulse control issues (e.g. door dashing, jumping up, and stealing food) that help dogs develop good manners and become better canine citizens.
Dogs must be 6 months and older by class start. Dogs must have graduated our Puppy Basics / Basic Obedience class or equivalent. Take your obedience skills to the next level! Increasing duration, distraction, and distance, as well as adding new and more challenging skills.
Dogs must be 9 months and older by class start. Learn creative and challenging ways to tire your dog out while enhancing your bond in this fun class! We’ll introduce trick training, scent detection, agility, and other fun games.
Puppies must be 3 to 6 months of age by class start. Fun tricks, baby agility, and beginner scent work are just a few things that will be covered in this fun and fast-paced puppy class. Take your relationship to the next level, learn how to tire your puppy out, and have a great time doing it.
Puppies must have 2 sets of vaccinations and must be between 2-6 months of age. This class will give your puppy a chance to meet different puppies and people each visit! We will introduce different objects, environments, sounds, along with building valuable habits, practices, and commands. Good…
Dogs must be 6 months and older by class start. This course will focus on training you and your dog to become model citizens and great representatives of the canine community. You will learn: sit, down, wait, stay, come and loose leash walking. You will also practice turns and movement.
Puppies must have 2 sets of vaccinations and be between 3-6 months of age by class start. It is imperative that puppies meet as many people, dogs and things as possible during this early stage of their lives, along with learning bite inhibition. Puppies spend some of the hour off-leash as well.
Dogs must be at least 4 months old to attend this class. This 4 week class helps you and your dog build reliable recall and loose leash walking skills. It seems like such a simple thing but both us and our dogs can get in some bad habits that are hard to break.
Dogs must be 6 months or older and have a solid knowledge of basic commands. Note: this class prepares you and your dog for therapy work; it DOES NOT certify you and your dog as a therapy team. In this class we’ll cover the skills needed to be a therapy dog, such as walking through a crowd.
Dogs must be 4 months and older by class start. This class is not for reactive dogs. This class deals with dogs from “a little shy” to “overwhelmed.” You will learn how to help fearful dogs to be more confident and start to face their fears using gentle and humane methods.
Dogs must be 7 months and older by class start. Dogs must have basic commands and must be muzzled if they have punctured another dog or person. Over the course of six weeks, we will work on building the dog’s confidence and/or self control around other dogs while on leash.

Scent Detection

Dogs must have basic commands. Dogs must be 9 months and older by class start. This class is designed for dogs of all sizes. This course introduces you and your dog to scent detection – no experience required! The course is six hours total and takes place over over two days (Saturday and Sunday). This is a great way to harness your dog’s nose and give him a job to do while boosting confidence. This is valuable mental exercise that many dogs are missing out on. If you adopted your dog from the Edmonton Humane Society within the last three months, you receive a 10% discount on 6-week group training classes!