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  "In order to really   enjoy a dog, one   doesn't merely try to   train him to be semi   human. The point of   it is to open oneself   to the possibility of   becoming partly a   dog."
  - Edward Hoagland




To continue being Calgary's leading dog education facility, we will be offering regular seminars hosted by us or by bringing in some amazing speakers from across North America.

* All seminars at our Killarney location, unless otherwise noted. *

We believe that education is a critical part of ensuring the success of our dogs in the urban world. A high majority of the dogs we see with behaviour problems are caused by a miscommunication; and it is always our own miscommunication or misunderstanding of our dog's behaviour. To continue our mission to provide comprehensive dog owner education, we have developed a wide range of in-depth seminars to help you better understand your dog.

Each seminar is priced individually ($30+gst/person). Or you may also purchase a 5 seminar pass for $150 + gst!

Dog Talk

Do you often wonder what your dog is communicating to yourself, family members or other dogs? Dogs communicate primarily through body language and this seminar will help you to correctly understand more about how they do this. Through picture and video examples, you will leave this session with a deep comprehension and a better understanding of dog speak.

This seminar is included in your urbanK9 membership and attendance is required to complete Focus & Reliability!

  Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 pm
    Thursday, May 22 at 7:00 pm

How to Train Your Spouse...and Your Dog!

Dogs adapt quickly to our ways and learn how to respond to us. They are amazing animals which is why they have become an integral part of the urban lifestyle. Part of our responsibility as guardians to our dogs should be that we understand how they learn and understand the world. This allows us to effectively assist them at successfully adapting into the human lifestyle. Don't miss this session full of useful information to help improve how you interact and interpret your dog's behaviour!

This seminar is included in your urbanK9 membership and attendance is required to complete Focus & Reliability!

Thursday, April 24th at 7:00 pm
  Thursday, June 26th at 7:00 pm

The Golden Years

Learn how to help your senior dog truly enjoy their golden years in this informative seminar. We will discuss physical, mental and emotional challenges common to the aging canine and provide a plethora of ideas to keep your dog feeling young and vibrant!

When: TBA


Happy Dog, Happy Life

Your dog is an important part of your family. Learn how to keep your dog feeling happy and fulfilled in this informative seminar. We will discuss ways to enrich your dog's life and work through common canine challenges to ensure you and your dog have a happy life together!

When: Thursday, June 12th at 7:00 pm


Let's Play!

Majority of dog owners take their dogs to off leash parks, daycare or other places to socialize with other dogs. This is a growing trend with dogs and one that can be a valuable outlet. This seminar will help you to better understand how dogs interact, communicate and play. You will learn about play styles, proper interactions, safety, and how to successfully set up introductions. If you regularly socialize and take your dog out to meet other dogs, you do not want to miss this important seminar!

When: Thursday, March 13th at 7:00 pm

Managing Multi-Dog Households

Do you feel like your house is sometimes a zoo? Do you have more than one dog at home or do you foster and find it hard to manage all the dogs? Many people who have more than one dog face many challenges. This seminar will help you set up some strategies to ensure you are handling your dogs appropriately, how to provide for each dog's requirements, training advice and many more solutions. As well, there will be plenty of opportunity for questions!

When: Thursday, May 8th at 7:00 pm


My Best Friend: Success with Kids & Dogs

Children and dogs in harmony is a beautiful thing to see. However, too often there are many challenges and concerns that can develop. If you are going to have a baby, or are thinking about or have recently adopted a new dog, then this seminar is for you. We will discuss how many problems develop, how to prevent them and offer some tips if you are having any challenges.

When: Thursday, April 10th at 7:00 pm


Understanding Fear in our Dogs

Working with a fearful dog, whether it is your own or a foster, can be a heartbreaking experience. During this seminar we will focus on canine communication to help you see as soon as your dog starts to feel uncomfortable. We will coach you on how to handle a fearful dog, and a variety of ways to build confidence and help them understand that the world is not a scary place!

This seminar is included in our Facing Fear classes! Find out more here.

When: Monday, March 17th at 7:00 pm
  Monday, May 14th at 7:00 pm

Understanding Reactivity in our Dogs

Reactivity in dogs is unfortunately becoming a common and growing problem. Many of these problems are preventable and are solvable. It can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem. This seminar will help you to better understand the causes, how to handle a reactive dog and tips on how to move them forward.*This seminar is held at our 70th Avenue location.*

This seminar is included in our Resolving Reactivity classes! Find out more here.

When: Tuesday, March 11th at 7:00 pm
  Tuesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm

The Wonder Years: Surviving Adolescence

Just like human, dog's have an adolescent period. And just like humans, this adolescence can come with specific challenges! In this seminar, learn how to successfully make it through your dog's teenage years and how to help your young dog become an ideal canine citizen!

When: Thursday, May 29th at 7:00 pm


The Controversy of Cesar

If you've done some digging, you may have noticed that experts in dog training do not use Cesar Millan's method's. Or you may just wonder how he got so popular. Or you may be an avid fan. Whatever your thoughts, The Cesar Controversy will lay out the positives of his approach and discuss the reasons why animal behaviourists take a different perspective.

This seminar is packed full of video examples, opinions from both sides of the debate and an open, frank discussion on why you should do a little research before signing on for a class to train your four-legged friend. It's completely free of charge - all we ask is for a donation to Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF). When you register, you can close out the payment screen. We will still receive your registration form.

When: TBA

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*All fees are non-refundable.


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