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Group Dog Training Classes in East-central Calgary

The certified trainers at Chasin’ Tails offer a variety of dog training classes in our facility on Centre Ave. East in Calgary just west of Barlow Trail. From puppies to teens, and manners to reactives, we have a class suitable for most vaccinated dogs. If your dog prefers or requires one-on-one attention, or our class schedule does not work for you, private consultations and in-home training, or day school training are also available. We also offer a variety of dog workshops and human seminars that address an array of dog training and issues.   

Puppy

Puppy Classes 

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Puppy Kindergarten

 

Vaccinate your puppy against future behaviour problems with our Puppy Kindergarten class. Puppies develop and solidify their impression of the world in their first 24 weeks of life; it’s the ‘critical socialization window’. What they experience in this period determines how adaptable, calm, and confident they will be as adults. It is proven that a lack of early socialization can have a detrimental effect on your dog’s long-term behaviour. This class uses modern, humane training to help build a strong foundation of skills for your dog’s future. Training is combined with playtime socialization to help your puppy gain proper dog manners, prevent over excitement, and help your puppy learn to take on the world!

 

This is a 6-week class.

 

This class is valid for puppies aged 12-20 weeks with a minimum of 2 sets of vaccines.

 

All training is reinforcement based. Registration prior to class time is required due to limited class space. Proof of vaccination and payment is required upon registration. Puppy parents should bring at least a half cup of bite-sized puppy treats to class. Puppies must be on a harness or regular flat buckle collar with a 4- or 6-foot leash. No choke collars, prong collars, or flexi leashes are allowed in the classroom.

Puppy Kindergarden: Mar. 6 - Apr. 10, 2024 (Wednesday @ 6:30 pm)

Puppy Playtime

 

Help your puppy gain proper playtime manners, prevent over excitement, and learn to take on the world in our Puppy Playtime classes! Puppies and owners learn vital socialization skills while being supervised by skilled trainers.

 

This class is offered on a drop-in basis! Come as often or as little as you want.

 

Sign up for a single class or grab a package and get 5 classes for the price of 4!

 

This class is valid for puppies aged 12-20 weeks with a minimum of 2 sets of vaccines.

 

All training is reinforcement based. Registration prior to class time is required due to limited class space. Proof of vaccination and payment is required upon registration. Puppy parents should bring at least a half cup of bite-sized puppy treats to class. Puppies must be on a harness or regular flat buckle collar with a 4- or 6-foot leash. No choke collars, prong collars, or flexi leashes are allowed in the classroom.

PUPPY PLAYTIME

Puppy Play Time Package

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Manner Classes

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Teen Manners

Did your adorable puppy grow into an unruly adolescent? This can be the most frustrating stage of a dog’s life for owners and the time when most dogs are surrendered to shelters for behaviour problems.
Our special “Teen Edition” class combines some common puppy problem solving skills with manners and socialization to keep you and your troublesome teenager on the right track. If your dog is 5 to 18 months old, take advantage of our teen class to help you cope with this challenging time in your dog’s life.

Classes are built around the science of the teenage brain and learning theory, using only the most humane and effective teaching methods.

Class runs for 6 consecutive weeks, excluding holidays, and each session is 1 hour long.

Payment and proof of up-to-date vaccinations are required upon registration.
No choke collars, prong collars, or flexi leashes are allowed in the classroom. You will need a mat for your dog to lie on, bite-sized tasty treats, and a regular flat collar or harness with a 4-or 6-foot leash.

 

TEEN MANNERS:  May 25-June 29, 2024 (Saturday 11:00 am)

Advanced Manners

 

Prerequisite: Teen Manners

Take your training to the next level with our Advanced Manners class. This class builds on basic skills learned in Teen Manners by challenging dogs to perform these skills in close proximity to other dogs and people. Loose leash walking, recall, and impulse control are concentrated on in this class.
This class is kept small (maximum of 8 dogs) to ensure that every dog/handler team has the individual attention needed. Classes are built around the science of learning theory, and only use the most humane and effective teaching methods. Class runs for 6 consecutive weeks, excluding holidays, and each session is 1 hour long. Payment and proof of up-to-date vaccinations are required upon registration.

  • Week 1: Loose Leash

  • Week 2: Recall

  • Week 3: Settle

  • Week 4: Leave it


No choke collars, prong collars, or flexi leashes allowed in the classroom. You will need a mat for your dog to lie on, bite-sized tasty treats, and a regular flat collar or harness with a 4-or 6-foot leash.

Advanced TEEN MANNERS: May 25 - June 15, 2024 (Saturday 12:30 pm)

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Reactives Classes

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L.I.F.E. Class For Reactive Dogs

 

Are you embarrassed to walk your dog because of lunging, barking, pulling, or general outbursts around other dogs or people? Then L.I.F.E Class can help. Whether your dog is fearful, frustrated, or over aroused, learn skills to cope and change your dog’s behaviour around the things that make him lose his mind.

 

L.I.F.E stands for “Learning In a Functional Environment,” which is just what your dog needs in order to start to manage his emotions. By fixing the underlying cause of the reactivity, we do more than just stop the reaction – we change the way your dog thinks and feels around other dogs and people. This leads to stronger behaviour changes with longer lasting results.

 

This 9-week class is kept small to ensure ample instructor-student time and includes a 2-hour seminar on dog communication.

 

Proof of up-to-date vaccinations and payment are required upon registration.

 

Dogs should be at least 20 weeks old.

 

No choke collars, prong collars, or flexi leashes are allowed in the classroom. Required materials may vary for each dog and will be discussed during orientation.

 L.I.F.E. Class for Reactive Dogs: April 4 - May 30, 2024 (Thursday @ 6:30 PM)

L.I.F.E. Coaching

 

Prerequisite: LIFE class or private sessions with one of our certified trainers.

 

Have you taken the first steps in working your reactive dog and are looking to keep improving your dog’s skills? Take advantage of our L.I.F.E Coaching class and continue your training.

 

This class takes with a maximum of 6 dogs and offers a continued opportunity to practice your skills in a controlled environment.

 

Proof of up-to-date vaccinations and payment are required upon registration.

 

No choke collars, prong collars, or flexi leashes in the classroom. Other required materials may vary for each dog and will be discussed during orientation.

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Does Your Dog Have Too Much Bark or Too Much Bite?

 

Our trainers offer effective, positive reinforcement-based classes and consultations.

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