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If you are interested in registering for one of our classes:

  • Review our class terms below
  • Choose the class that is most appropriate for your pet and family
  • Select a start date by clicking on it
  • You will be re-routed to an Eventbrite page for your class. Please complete the online registration form


Puppy Classes

Virtual Smarty Pups

Smarty Pups provides you with a solid foundation of skills based on positive humane training while building a strong, life-long relationship with your pup. Learn to work with your puppy on skills such as gaining attention, recall, handling, walking politely, self control and as well as address challenging behaviours such as mouthing, jumping, and appropriate dog – dog skills with other pups. Your pups going to be the smartest on the block!

Requirements: For pups 10 weeks up to 5 months

Virtual Smarty Pups Curriculum Price:

$180 non-members, $150 for CHS members, seniors, dogs adopted from shelters/rescue organizations. Your registration fee goes right back to helping the animals of Calgary Humane Society!

Classes are 55 min and run for 6 consecutive weeks

**Participants are required to have an internet connection with either a laptop, computer webcam or smartphone capabilities and a zoom account*

Upcoming Sessions:

Virtual Zoom Sessions:

Tuesday August 11th 2020 @ 5:00pm (4 spaces remaining) 

Thursday August 20th, 2020 @ 5:00pm (1 space remaining) 



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Adult Dog Classes

Virtual Polite Pooches: Foundation Class

This course is a great first step in developing a lifelong friendship with your four-legged best friend. Learn foundation obedience skills, self control and polite manners throughout class to incorporate in everyday life.

Requirements: For dogs 5 months and older

Virtual Polite Pooches Curriculum Price:
$180 non-members, $150 for CHS members, seniors, dogs rescues

Classes are 55 min and run for 6 consecutive weeks.

**Participants are required to have an internet connection with either a laptop, computer webcam or smartphone capabilities and a zoom account*

Upcoming Sessions:

Virtual Zoom Sessions

Tuesday August 11th 2020 @ 6:15pm (2 spaces remaining) 

Thursday August 20th, 2020 @ 6:15pm  (5 spaces remaining) 


Reactive Dog Classes

Reactive Rover

Reactive Rover is a structured environment tailored to dogs who bark and lunge at other dogs when on leash. Dogs will be taught using primarily positive reinforcement, with the goal of class to have the dogs under threshold. The same techniques can be used with other stimuli such as bikes, joggers and critters. Note this class is not for human directed aggression.

Requirements: Dog must be neutered/spayed and over 5 months of age. Dogs also must be up to date on vaccinations. Handlers must be over the age of 18.

Classes are 50 mins long and run for seven weeks. Orientation attendance is required to attend classes.

Price: $440 for non-members, $374 for CHS members, senior citizens and dogs rescued from shelters or other rescue organizations (including CHS, Animal Services, ARF, etc.)


Upcoming Sessions


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Summer Sessions

Polite Pooches: Around Town Summer Classes

These outdoor sessions focus on outdoor life distractions, generalizing skills and polite manners in new environments. Have fun with your dog out and about exploring parks, downtown sights, the c-train and more. Classes are 50 minutes in length.

Requirements: Dogs must be spayed or neutered, over 5 months of age and must have up-to-date vaccinations. Your dog must be calm and sociable around other dogs; not reactive.

Price: $40 non-members, $34 for CHS members, seniors & rescues

Location: Various areas of Calgary


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      1. All fees are non-refundable and non transferable. There are no make up classes and no pro rated fees of missed classes.
      2. Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. Your space will only be reserved once payment is received and you are notified with a confirmation email.
      3. Classes are subject to minimum enrollment and may be cancelled or rescheduled if the minimum number of students is not met. In such a case, the student may be transferred to a different session.
      4.  Classes are not held on long weekends or holidays. CHS occasionally hosts special events that may require your class to be differed by a week. CHS will provide each student with a schedule of classes on the first lesson, which will include any postponed classes.
      5. If a student elects to miss a class, that class cannot be made up at a different time. Students may not transfer to a different session once their session has begun.
      6. From time to time, CHS may reschedule classes due to instructor availability, severe weather or very dangerous road conditions. In such a case, students will be advised by e-mail and telephone. A make-up class will be rescheduled.
      7. If a dog is found to be reactive or fearful (e.g., barking, lunging, growling, cowering, etc.) to the point of disruption, instructors will make every effort to alter the lesson or the classroom to help the dog remain calm. In the event this cannot be done, the student may be asked to discontinue coming to that class. CHS will work with the student to provide suitable training to meet the student’s and the dog’s specific needs.


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