September 2021 Covid-19 Policy Update: Calgary Humane Society has adopted the “Restrictions Exemption Program” click here to read about how that impacts anyone accessing our indoor and in-person services

 

Dogs are required to be up to date with their vaccines in order to attend in-person training classes. Please read our vaccine requirements here.

Puppy Classes

Puppy Club – Drop-off 

Due to building renovations Puppy Club is offered as a drop-off class until further notice. Your puppies will be dropped off by you at the front entrance, certified trainers, staff and volunteers will socialize, handle and ensure your puppies have a great time with their friends. Please note limited space is available.

Puppy Club Details :

  • Classes are 55 minutes and run for five consecutive weeks
  • Puppies must have their second set of vaccinations
  • Puppies must start classes no later than 16 weeks of age
  • Hosted by a skilled trainer with the help of onsite volunteers
  • Want to know what happens at Puppy Club? Watch our video here!
  • More class highlights can be viewed here!

Puppy Club Curriculum Price:

  • Your registration fee goes right back to helping the animals of Calgary Humane Society!
  • $125 non-members
  • 15% off for CHS members

Upcoming Sessions: Please note when registering through Eventbrite, you must fill out every field on the form to successfully place the order.

Saturdays @ 10am – On Sale! 

Saturdays @ 11:45am – On Sale! 

Sundays @ 10am – On Sale! 

Sundays @ 11:45am – On Sale!

Virtual Smarty Pups

Virtual Smarty Pups uses 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 and self-control, as well as address challenging behaviours such as mouthing, jumping and appropriate dog-to-dog skills with other pups. Your pup is going to be the smartest one on the block!

Virtual Smarty Pups provides you with a solid foundation of skills, self control and polite manners. We will cover puppy challenges and enrichment ideas all from the comfort of your home. You will be invited each week to our virtual classroom where you and others will learn and ask any questions you need to set your dogs up for success. Use your smartphone, laptop or computer with webcam capabilities to join in the fun from near or far away.

Virtual Smarty Pups Details:

  • Classes are 55 min and run for six consecutive weeks
  • For pups up to age six months
  • Live group classes via video conference
  • Skilled trainer demonstrates and explains each step in the training process
  • Individual coaching and guidance as you work with your dog
  • Participants are required to have an internet connection with either a laptop, computer webcam or smartphone capabilities

Virtual Smarty Pups Curriculum Price:

  • Your registration fee goes right back to helping the animals of Calgary Humane Society!
  • $180 for non-members
  • 15% off for CHS members

Upcoming Sessions: Please note when registering through Eventbrite, you must fill out every field on the form to successfully place the order.

Thursday January 20th @ 5:30pm – On Sale! 

Smarty Pups – In-person

Smarty Pups provides 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 and self-control, as well as address challenging behaviours such as mouthing, jumping and appropriate dog-to-dog skills with other pups. Your pup is going to be the smartest one on the block!

Smarty Pups Details :

  • Classes are 55 min and run for 6 consecutive weeks
  • Puppies must have their second set of vaccinations
  • Puppies must be registered by 18 weeks old to graduate by 25 weeks of age
  • Hosted by a skilled trainer with the help of onsite volunteers

Smarty Pups Curriculum Price:

  • Your registration fee goes right back to helping the animals of Calgary Humane Society!
  • $224 non-members
  • 15% off for CHS members

Upcoming Sessions: Please note when registering through Eventbrite, you must fill out every field on the form to successfully place the order.

Wednesday January 26th @ 3:30pm – On Sale! 

Adult Dog Classes

Polite Pooches Foundation Class – In-person

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.

Polite Pooches Details:

  • Dogs must be spayed or neutered, older than 6 months and up-to-date vaccinations.
  • Dogs must be people and dog friendly.

Polite Pooches Curriculum Price:

  • Your registration fee goes right back to helping the animals of Calgary Humane Society!
  • $224 non-members, 15% off for CHS members
  • Classes are 55 min and run for 6 consecutive weeks

Upcoming Sessions: Please note when registering through Eventbrite, you must fill out every field on the form to successfully place the order.

Wednesday February 2nd @ 4:45pm – On Sale!

Reactive Dog Classes

Reactive Rover

Reactive Rover is a structured environment tailored to dogs who bark and lunge at other dogs or objects. 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.

Reactive Rover Details:

  • Dog must be fully vaccinated and over 6 months of age.
  • Handlers must be over the age of 18.

Reactive Rover Curriculum Price:

  • $440 for non-members, 15% off for CHS members
  • Classes are 50 mins long and run for seven weeks.
  • First class is a dog-free orientation for handlers only

Upcoming Sessions: Please note when registering through Eventbrite, you must fill out every field on the form to successfully place the order.

Friday January 21st @ 1:00pm – On Sale!

Thursday February 3rd @ 5:45pm – On Sale!

Virtual Reactive Rosie (New!)

Virtual Reactive Rosie is class tailored to dog owners who would like to learn more about what leash reactivity is, what causes it, how dogs think, learn and important considerations for each individual dog. Students will be taught using positive reinforcement, with the goal of learning management techniques while understanding leash reactivity. Note this class is not to act as an alternative to the seven-week Reactive Rover course, where students are provided with a controlled environment in which to gradually expose their dogs to a trigger to facilitate behaviour change.

Virtual Reactive Rosie is an introductory class tailored towards dog guardians whos dogs bark, growl and lunge on leash.

Reactive Rosie Details:

  • Designed for dogs over 6 months of age who bark and lunge at other dogs, objects or people.
  • Handlers must be over the age of 18.
  • Live group classes via video conference
  • Certified trainer demonstrates and explains each step in the training process
  • Individual coaching and guidance as you work with your dog
  • Participants are required to have an internet connection with either a laptop, computer webcam or smartphone capabilities

Reactive Rosie Curriculum Price:

  • $190 for non-members, 15% off for CHS members
  • Classes are 55 mins long and run for four weeks.
  • First class is a dog-free orientation for handlers only

Upcoming Sessions: Please note when registering through Eventbrite, you must fill out every field on the form to successfully place the order.

Thursday February 3rd @ 5:45pm – On Sale! 

Thursday February 3rd @ 7:15pm – On Sale!

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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. If the cancellation is COVID-19 related with you not being able to attend class for health reasons you are able to join a future class within a year.
      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 specific needs of the student and the dog.

 

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