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PUPS (Positive Urban Puppy Socialization)


  • Program
  • FREE Classes
  • V.I.PUPS
  • Puppy Spirit
  • Puppy Packages

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PUPS* dogma's FREE puppy socialization drop-in classes, and;

V.I.PUPS* (Very Important PUPS) a weekly obedience class for puppies (includes access to PUPS!)

*To attend either class, you must first attend our Planned Puppyhood Clinic.


Planned Puppyhood Clinic

Puppyhood is fun but challenging. It is a critical stage that can determine your puppy's success within your household and their urban environment. Spend 1 hour without your pup at this educational class, or watch our online orientation that covers the importance of effective communication when training a puppy. This is the first step in creating the ideal urbanK9's of tomorrow; well-mannered and confident dogs that you can take with you anywhere! Do not wait until bad habits have developed – start your puppy off on the right paw today!



       Wednesday, November 15 at 8:00pm at our Chinook location

       Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00pm at our Killarney location


Want to start your puppy in the FREE socialization classes as soon as possible? We offer our Planned Puppyhood Clinic online as well! Watch this information packed session right from your computer at home and start the PUPS classes right away.








Only $30 +gst for attendance at your selected location! Free with V.I.PUPS enrollment 

Register today to begin attending our FREE PUPS classes! (attendance at the Planned Puppyhood Clinic or Online Webinar is required)

Register today to begin attending VIPUPS (price includes Planned Puppyhood Clinic and access to PUPS classes)



Did you know that we are also home to Calgary's only dog daycare program that is exclusively for puppies? kinderPUPS!

kinderPUPS are in their own area, always supervised by a certified trainer and take part in a daily training & socialization program. Find out full details here!


FREE Positive Urban Puppy Socialization (PUPS)!

dogma believes in education. It is our mission to prevent the surrendering/re-homing of dogs. We believe puppy classes are a crucial part of the process. So we have stepped it up and are even more proactive by offering FREE puppy socialization classes since 2013!

  • FREE for puppies age 10-20 weeks (max 2 ppl per puppy please!)
  • Bring your dog's favourite small treats
  • First round vaccinations & Planned Puppyhood Clinic attendance ($30) required
  • Classes are 1 hour, four times per week (up to 40 classes at no cost!)
Chinook (70 Avenue) Schedule Killarney (37 Street) Schedule

Wednesday at 6:30 pm 

Saturday at 12:00 pm

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Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Thursday at 6:30 pm

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*No classes on Statutory holidays or holiday long weekends - please check class calendars to confirm if class is running.








Important Information!

Registration and attendance at the Planned Puppyhood Clinic or the Planned Puppyhood Online Webinar is required before you can attend FREE puppy classes at your selected location. Please bring proof of vaccination to the Planned Puppyhood Clinic or email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The in facility clinic runs the first Wednesday of the month at our Killarney Location at 7 pm and the third Wednesday at our Chinook location at 8 pm. Or you can watch the Planned Puppyhood Webinar right from your home! Space for Planned Puppyhood is limited. Register here. After you attend the clinic, you can drop into your selected location's PUPS class! A welcome package will be emailed to you after you attend the Planned Puppyhood Clinic.

We are reward based and do use food in training. Please bring small treats with you to class. Even if you have been taught or are using different training methods, you will be required to follow our approach in order to attend these free classes. Our main reason for offering free classes is to ensure all puppies are given the opportunity to be exposed to and taught through humane and modern methods.

The PUPS socialization classes are drop-in classes, but you must be on time for the class. We start right away at class start time and run the full hour. The door locks at class start and you must attend the full hour class. *no exceptions*

Class fees are non-refundable. You may transfer to the next clinic and class start date only if more than 24 hours notice is given. Read our full Terms & Conditions.


V.I.PUPS (Very Important PUPS)m13075 vipups rgb

dogma specializes in puppies and creating tomorrow's ideal urbanK9's; confident, well-mannered dogs you can take anywhere. V.I.PUPS is the perfect start for your puppy!

In this obedience program your puppy will learn basic skills, walking on leash, coming when called and more. Work closely with a trainer to ensure that your puppy is on the right track. V.I.PUPS still receive a substantial amount of play and socialization, but the focus is basic obedience, behaviour problem solving and prevention. V.I.PUPS is the choice for the discerning puppy owner who understands the value of early training. Help your puppy get off on the right paw and register today!


Tuesday, November 7 at 8:30pm at Killarney; Attend November 1 Planned Puppyhood Clinic

Tuesday, November 7 at 8:30pm at Killarney; Planned Puppyhood Clinic Online Webinar

Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30pm at Killarney ; Attend November 15 Planned Puppyhood Clinic

Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30pm at Killarney ; Planned Puppyhood Clinic Online Webinar

Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30pm at Killarney ; Attend December 6 Planned Puppyhood Clinic

Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30pm at Killarney ; Planned Puppyhood Clinic Online Webinar



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Registration is required and all fees are non-refundable





Puppy Spirit!

Looking to have some fun with your puppy while continuing their obedience training and socialization? Join us for this 6 week program and build on skills your puppy has learned in V.I.PUPS and/or kinderPUPS while introducing them to agility. Agility is a great confidence booster for our puppies as well as a chance to enhance your bond. 

  • Puppies up to the age of 9 Months

  • Maximum of 10 puppies per class and runs once/week for 6 consecutive weeks

  • Must have completed/enrolled in V.I.PUPS and/or completed 5 days kinderPUPS

  • Cost is $235* +gst or bundle V.I.PUPS and puppy spirit for $450* +gst!


Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30pm at our Killarney location

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*Registration is required and all fees are non-refundable. Click here for our full Terms & Conditions.

Puppy Packages
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dogma specializes in puppies and creating tomorrow's ideal urbanK9's; confident, well-mannered dogs you can take anywhere! We offer a variety of puppy packages with great savings so you can get your puppy off on the right paw! *All Packages are Non-Refundable.

Ivy League Puppy 
Regular $2115+gst
Cost: $1699+gst
You save $415! 
Puppy Primer 
Regular $1250+gst
Cost: $1100+gst 
You save $150!
Puppy Combo
Regular $470+gst 
Cost: $450+gst
You save $20!
Puppy Jump Start 
Regular $915+gst 
Cost: $815+gst
You save $100! 
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