Dog Training By:

  • Cindy Peacock, CPDT KA, KPA CTP – Head of Training Department

  • Lindsay Carnrite CPDT KSA, KPA CTP – Lead Trainer

  • Megan Brown, ABC CDT – Lead Trainer

  • Linda Barton, BCCSDip.DogBhv, CCS – Canine Behavior Consultant

  • Jesse Attril – Training Apprentice



Group Classes

Puppy preschool:

You have a unique opportunity to vaccinate your puppy against future behavior problems through our puppy preschool class.  This class focuses on taking advantage of your puppy’s socialization window through positive proactive exposure to help your puppy learn that the world is a safe and fun place to be.  You will earn how to listen to your puppy, and respond appropriately, clearly and consistently.  Remember, communication is a two way street!  Common puppy problems will be touched on as well as puppy level skills to set you up for success as you and your dog continue your education in Elementary school.

Puppy preschool is a  course with a focus on proactive positive exposure and association based training.  You will use “marker based” training to teach your puppy.  Scientifically proven to be the most effective and humane way to teach your puppy.

Requirements:

  • Puppies must have their 2nd set of shots. Proof of vaccination will be required at orientation.
  • Puppies can attend as many classes as they like between the ages of 9-18 weeks.

Elementary manners:

Your dog is learning all of the time.  What are you teaching him?  Elementary Manners teaches you how to teach your dog to be a calm, well mannered member of the family.  Our goal is to teach you the foundation behaviors every dog needs know to be a good canine citizen, and how to apply those skills in the real world.  Through positive methods, you will build a strong relationship with your dog, fostered through trust and understanding while building a connection and desire to work together.

Elementary Manners is a 6 week course teaching you to teach your dog through “mark and reward” training.  Scientifically proven to be the most effective and humane way to teach your dog the skills he needs to know.

Requirements:

  • Dogs must be 20 weeks or older and have not shown aggression towards humans or dogs. Examples: lunging, growling, excessive barking, snapping. If so, please see our LIFE class
  • Up to date on vaccines. Proof of vaccination required
  • Dogs do not need to be spayed or neutered, but females in heat will not be accepted

August 1, 2018

L.I.F.E. Class for Reactive Dogs:

LIFE stands for Learning In a Functional Environment, which is what your reactive dog needs to be able to do.  If they are lunging, barking, and growling at other dogs, they are not in the right frame of mind to learn new skills.  Through our LIFE class, we set up the environment to allow your dog to form new associations and create new behavior patterns in the presence of the things that used to make them lose their minds.  Classes are kept small to allow for maximum student teacher interaction, as we systematically help you change your dogs behavior around other dogs.

LIFE uses environmental controls, and mark and reward based training to help you deal with the root of your dogs reactivity issues.  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. This leads to stronger behavior changes with long lasting results.

Requirements:

  • Dogs must be 20 weeks of age or older.
  • Must be up to date on vaccines.
  • Dogs do not need to be spayed or neutered, but females in heat will not be accepted.

July 17, 2018 (Earlier Class) July 17, 2018 (Later Class)

Private Consultations:

Not sure which class fits your dog best, have a busy fluctuating schedule or just prefer to tackle issues with your trainers undivided attention?  Then Private consultations might be the right place for you.  Sessions are tailored to your specific needs and scheduling is flexible with the ability to tackle any issues you’re experiencing.  Prices vary depending on trainer.  Initial consultations are 1.5 hours and $150-$200, subsequent sessions are 1 hours and $100-$150.

Requirements:

  • Must be up to date on vaccines, or have at least their second puppy vaccine.

Initial appointment with Cindy        Initial appointment with Lindsay

Follow up appointment with Cindy Follow up appointment with Lindsay



Drop In Classes

Drop In Orientation.

Are you new to clicker training and want to get started in our awesome new drop in series? This is the place to start. You will learn about mark and reward training, the most humane and effective way to train your dog. This theory based, peoples only orientation will hone your skills and set you up for a successful future with your pet.

This class is a prerequisite for all other drop in classes, unless you have a solid understanding of clicker training and have completed our Elementary manners or similar mark and reward based obedience class. A clicker is included with the class.

Dogs should be at least 20 week of age and be up to date on vaccines. Proof of vaccination is required. Dogs do not need to be altered, but females in heat will not be accepted.

$20 + tax 
Drop In Orientation

Foundation Skills.

This class takes a look at different ways to teach behaviour and helps lay a solid foundation in basic skills. If you struggle to get your dogs attention or want to understand more about how to teach new skills effectively you’re in the right place. This class sets you up the necessary foundation skills and building blocks to succeed in training, and ensures you have the foundation skills to see continued success in all other Drop In classes.

Prerequisites:

  • Owners and dogs should have attended our Drop in Orientation, or understand clicker training.

Dogs should be at least 20 week of age and be up to date on vaccines. Proof of vaccination is required. Dogs do not need to be altered, but females in heat will not be accepted. Dog who display reactivity or aggression on leash will not be accepted. Please see our LIFE class if your dog barks, lunges or aggresses on leash towards people or other dogs.

$25 + tax
Foundation Skills

Relax Class

In Relax we focus on stationary behaviours such as settle on a mat, stay and wait. You’ll learn how to build solid behaviours that will work in a variety of situations. You will learn how to help your dog be calm and well mannered no matter whats going on around them.

Prerequisites:

  • Owners and dogs should have attended our Drop in Orientation, or understand clicker training. Dogs should be able to preform basic behaviours on cue such as sit and down in a classroom setting.

Dogs should be at least 20 week of age and be up to date on vaccines. Proof of vaccination is required. Dogs do not need to be altered, but females in heat will not be accepted. Dog who display reactivity or aggression on leash will not be accepted. Please see our LIFE class if your dog barks, lunges or aggresses on leash towards people or other dogs.

$25 + tax
Relax Class

Walk Nicely

Loose Leash Walking 101. A great class for any dog that pulls on leash. This class covers how to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash and what to do if they start to pull. We take a look at different tools and equipment to help teach your dog to Walk Nicely on a leash.

Prerequisites:

  • Owners and dogs should have attended our Drop in Orientation, or understand clicker training. Dogs should be able to preform basic behaviours such as target on cue and offer attention in a classroom setting.

Dogs should be at least 20 week of age and be up to date on vaccines. Proof of vaccination is required. Dogs do not need to be altered, but females in heat will not be accepted. A portion of this class may take place outside. Please be prepared for the weather. Dog who display reactivity or aggression on leash will not be accepted. Please see our LIFE class if your dog barks, lunges or aggresses on leash towards people or other dogs.

$25 + tax
Walk Nicely

Fido Come!

Want your dog to run like a rocket when you call them? Fido Come! Focuses on building a solid foundation of recall. We go over the five rules you’ll want to know if you want a really reliable recall, and set you up with the skills to continue to build this life saving behaviour with your dog.

Prerequisites:

  • Owners and dogs should have attended our Drop in Orientation, or understand clicker training. Dogs should be able to preform basic behaviours on cue such as target and name attention in a classroom setting.

Dogs should be at least 20 week of age and be up to date on vaccines. Proof of vaccination is required. Dogs do not need to be altered, but females in heat will not be accepted. A portion of this class may take place outside. Please be prepared for the weather. Dog who display reactivity or aggression on leash will not be accepted. Please see our LIFE class if your dog barks, lunges or aggresses on leash towards people or other dogs.

$25 + tax
Fido Come!

Tricky Training

A fun filled hour learning how to teach your dog cute and entertaining behaviours. This class incorporates tricks to help you earn your Novice Trick Dog Title from Do More With Your Dog and is complimentary to some of our Ed.uPlay learning.

Prerequisites:

  • Owners and dogs should have attended our Drop in Orientation, or understand clicker training. Dogs should be able to preform foundation behaviours in a classroom setting.

Dogs should be at least 20 week of age and be up to date on vaccines. Proof of vaccination is required. Dogs do not need to be altered, but females in heat will not be accepted. Dog who display reactivity or aggression on leash will not be accepted. Please see our LIFE class if your dog barks, lunges or aggresses on leash towards people or other dogs.

$25 + tax
Tricky Training

***All Drop In classes require a minimum of 3 registrants to run. If minimum participants are not reached 48 hours before the class starts, you will be notified via email and automatically rescheduled for the next available class. Should no future date work for you, a refund will be issued by getting in touch with us at training@chasin-tails.ca. ****



K-9 academy day school

Just for Fun!

Meet-up Events

Are you looking for a fun play group to socialize with your dog?

Join our Facebook group: “Calgary and Area Breed Specific Meet Up Events”



K-9 academy day school

ED.u-play

Want more than just a play date for your dog? You’ve come to the right place! With our ED.u-PLAY package your dog will get the best of both worlds! A little social time and a lot of learning. Your dog will learn some foundation skills and some fun ones too. With a curriculum designed by certified trainers, you can be sure that your dog is learning in the safest and most effective way possible. Class size is kept small so each dog gets maximum trainer attention.

This program is designed for dog friendly dogs who play well with others. First time dogs must start with the First time Ed.u-PLAY booking before buying a package. Dogs that are not capable, of playing with other dogs should look at our ED.VANTAGE program for reactive dogs. This program is limited in size and books up fast

Full Day

$50.00
$50.00

Ed.u-play Packages

Prepay for 5 or 10 visits and reduce your cost per visit!

We offer training packages to make your life easier: use them when and how you want. They don’t need to be used consecutively and don’t expire for three years. We do not require commitments.

5 Day Package

$47.50per day
$47.50per day

10 Day Package

$45.00per day
$45.00per day

Monday – Friday

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

ED.u-Play New Client ED.u-Play returning client

ED.vantage for Reactive Dogs

Want to improve your dogs ED.ucation by taking adVANTAGE of experienced certified trainers? Than this is the package for you. Our goal with the ED.vantage program is to help you, help your dog through reactivity and/or play deficits. Behavior change is not a simple process as anyone who has tried to lose weight or stop biting their nails can attest to. To get results, you need to be committed to making the changes necessary and partaking in the training, but it can certainly help to have experienced trainers help lay the foundation for you, and make training as expeditious as possible. In this program your dog will get one on one time with our experienced trainers working on foundation skills and learning better behaviors around other dogs, as well as individual potty breaks and play time through out the day.

To take full advantage of this service, we recommend booking in a full week at a time, and take advantage of the discounted transfer sessions offered on Fridays. This lets us teach you the new skills your dog is working on, so you can practice over the weekend, and set training goals for you and your dog. This program is limited in size and books up fast.

Full Day

$75.00
$75.00

Ed.Vantage Packages

Prepay for 6, 9 or 12 visits and reduce your cost per visit!

We offer training packages to make your life easier: we recommend to use them consecutively. However they don’t need to be used consecutively and don’t expire for three years. We do not require commitments.

6 Day Package

$71.25per day
$71.25per day

9 Day Package

$67.50per day
$67.50per day

12 Day Package

$63.75per day
$63.75per day

Tuesday – Thursday

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

ED.vantage New Client ED.vantage returning client

Not sure where your dog fits? No problem, call and speak to one of our trainers at (403) 293-3261

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