Group Classes

How Do Group Lessons Work?

Group classes are an affordable way to get started on the basics with your dog.  For puppy parents, this is a great opportunity to expose your dog to other dogs and other people during a critical period in their development.  Adult dogs will benefit from learning in a different environment, as they learn to generalize their new skills and work around distraction. Play classes offer your dog a safe, supervised environment to hone their social skills and engage in some fun!  Your dog will go home tired and will hopefully have met some new friends!

All group classes will take place at the Scenic Acres Community Association located at 8825 Scurfield Drive NW Calgary. 

Puppy Foundations

  • 6 week course (1 hour classes)
  • class limit of 6
  • $250

This class is for puppies who have had 2 sets of shots and are under the age of 20 weeks prior to the start of class. 

Your puppy will learn to interact with other puppies through play.  Guardians will learn how to teach basic cues such as sit, down, recall and loose leash walking techniques.  We will also discuss topics such as grooming and handling, body language, house training and more!  A portion of each class will be dedicated to answering owner questions. 

This class is a great way to set your puppy up with the skills necessary for future success!

 

Dog Training Essentials

  • 6 week course (1 hour classes)
  • class limit of 6
  • $250

This class is for dogs 5 months and older. 

Guardians will learn techniques to train their dog cues, such as sit, down, stay, recall, leave it and drop it.  We will also work on loose leash walking and an emergency stop.  We will learn basic management techniques for common behavior problems, such as jumping on people.  Body language (human and canine) will be discussed and how it can impact the training process and daily interactions. 

This class offers you the tools you need, to have a fulfilling, enjoyable relationship with your dog!

Party Tricks for Treats

  • 1 hour session
  • 4 classes to choose from
  • class limit of 6
  • $40 / dog

Have you ever wanted to show off how smart your dog is, by doing tricks? 

You and your dog will learn 4 different tricks in this class to amaze your friends and family!  There are 4 classes, each offering something new.  Hoop jumping, leg weaving, artwork…you’re guaranteed to have lots of fun! 

This is a class suitable for all ages of dogs.  No experience or prerequisites required.

Please contact me to be added to a waitlist.  These classes will run only with sufficient interest.

Small Dogs, Big Fun

  • social play class
  • 45 min session
  • class limit of 12
  • $10 / dog
  • small breed dogs under 20 lbs, puppy & adult

Must register weekly, no monthly passes available.  Registration will only open a month at a time and will be available the last week of the preceding month.

This is a play class for dogs to interact, learn social skills and have fun!  This class is open to small breed puppies and adults.  This is not a class for dogs that have aggression, reactivity or fear issues.  The class will be supervised by the instructor, who reserves the right to ask for a dog to leave if bullying or other concerning behaviors are seen. 

Please message to be added to the waiting list if the class is full.

Puppy Pals Playtime

  • social play class
  • 45 min session
  • class limit of 12
  • $10 / dog
  • puppies with 2 sets of shots up to 5 months old, med – XL breeds

Must register weekly, no monthly passes available.  Registration will only open a month at a time and will be available the last week of the preceding month.

Puppies learn a lot from each other and finding pals to learn skills with is important for development.  All interactions will be monitored by the instructor, with emphasis placed on safety and fair play.  Any puppies that are unsure or overwhelmed will be returned to their owner to observe play from a safe place until they are ready to rejoin play.

Please message to be added to the waiting list if the class is full,

Canine Confidence

  • 4 week course
  • 45 min sessions
  • class limit of 4
  • $160
  • open to all breeds and ages

Does your dog get stressed out whenever they are introduced to something new?  Or do you want to make sure your puppy grows up to be a confident dog, ready to tackle the world?

This class introduces your dog to the out of the ordinary, in a fun and supportive manner.  Dogs will be introduced to basic pieces of agility equipment, learn to balance on different surfaces, even learn a few tricks!  All activities will be modified to be completely safe for all dogs.

Class size is kept small to reduce stress and ensure the dogs get lots of individual attention.

Please contact me to be added to a waitlist.  Class will only be run with sufficient interest.