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Effective March 2021 – we have received written permission from the Government of Alberta to re-open in-person dog training classes. COVID safety measures are in place including smaller class sizes to help keep everyone socially-distanced. Handlers joining their dog are limited to two members of the household.

 

Update April 2021 – We are currently updating our class schedule, please check back regularly for upcoming sessions offered. Thank you! 

 

Puppy Classes

Puppy Club – Drop-off 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Puppy Club is currently 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

Puppy Club Curriculum Price:

  • Your registration fee goes right back to helping the animals of Calgary Humane Society!
  • $110 non-members
  • $93 for CHS members, seniors, dogs adopted from shelters/rescue organizations.

Upcoming Sessions:

Saturday April 24 @ 10:00am – On Sale!

Saturday April 24 @ 11:45am – On Sale!

Sunday April 25 @ 10:00am – On Sale!

Sunday April 25 @ 11:45am – On Sale!

 

Smarty Pups – Virtual

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
  • $150 for CHS members, seniors, dogs adopted from shelters/rescue organizations.

Upcoming Sessions:

Thursday April 29 @4:15pm 

Thursday April 29 @6:00pm

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!

Upcoming Sessions: Coming Soon!

 

 

Adult Dog Classes

Smarty Dogs – Virtual

Virtual Smarty Dogs provides you with a solid foundation of skills, self control, polite manners and enrichment. 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 Dogs Details:

  • Classes are 55 min and run for six consecutive weeks
  • For dogs over six months in age
  • 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 Dogs Curriculum Price:

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

Upcoming Sessions:

Thursday April 29th @ 7:15pm

 

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.

Upcoming Sessions: Coming Soon!

 

 

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.

Upcoming Sessions: We are currently unable to run this course due to covid-19 restrictions. For immediate help with your reactive dog, please consider signing up for a private consultation.

 

 

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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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