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Orientation will teach you everything you need to know about beginning our Reactive urbanK9 program. This is our Understanding Fear & Reactivity seminar so you will better understand the cause of your dog's behaviour, how to handle a fearful/reactive dog and tips on how to move them forward. Orientation runs for two hours and please leave your dog at home for the session. Your membership begins when you attend orientation, you must attend one of the next two orientation nights after purchasing your membership. If not, your membership will begin automatically on the second orientation night after you have registered.
Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00pm at our Chinook location
*Orientations are scheduled on the 4th Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise stated
* Registration is required and you must purchase a minimum 2 month membership the first time you register a new dog into Reactive urbanK9. There is no exception to this. Drop in or 5 class passes may only be purchased after your initial membership expires. Drop-in classes are $45 + gst and 5 class passes are only $200 + gst (please note: 5 class passes expire 2 months after the purchase date).
*All fees are non-refundable
Start your training in a distraction free, indoor environment. During the Reactive Foundations classes, you will learn foundation obedience skills with a focus on slowing your dog down and improving attention. The majority of this level will be individual work or with one other dog in the room based one each dog's comfort level. The Tuesday and Thursday (6:30) classes are the Focus Track that work on leash aggression, while the Monday and Thursday (8:30) classes are the Confidence Track for fearful dogs.
Mondays at 6:30 pm (Confidence)
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (Focus)
Thursdays at 6:30 pm (Focus)
Thursdays at 8:30 pm (Confidence)
Reactive Focus & Reliability
During the Reactive Focus & Reliability classes, you will continue to work on your foundation skills while adding distractions and challenges. These classes are held primarily indoors at our facilities to ensure your dog is gaining the foundation skills required in a proper training format. Read our blog post on distraction training for dogs and why it is so important! These classes will include agility, approaching dogs and movement, play, socialization exercises to build confidence and settle the dogs such as sounds, increased interactions with strangers, fast moving objects, and many more! Check out our calendar to see what exciting activities we have scheduled!
* Membership and completion of Reactive Focus & Reliability also includes attendance at our Dog Talk and How to Train Your Spouse...and Your Dog seminars! Click here to find out more on these informative sessions!
Mondays at 8:30 pm (Focus Track)
Mondays at 7:30 pm (Confidence Track)
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm (Focus Track)
Thursdays at 7:30 pm (Confidence Track)
Reactive Real World
Real World classes are all about developing reliable skills for the real world. These classes are what sets our programs apart as we help you and provide you with the knowledge and confidence to integrate your reactive or fearful dog back into our urban environment! It is unfair to keep our dogs segregated and we can give you the skills to effectively build their confidence and help them focus regardless of the situation.
|When:||Tuesdays at 8:30 pm|
|Outdoors (Killarney location if we have bad weather):|
|View the Chinook Training Calendar to confirm location|
|When:||Saturdays at 11:00 am|
We offer the only membership program designed to help the reactive and fearful dogs in Calgary. Our unique urbanK9 membership has proven to be the best set up for group dog classes due to its convenience, ability to better address each dog's needs and freedom for dog owners to progress with their dog at their own pace. We have been running classes for fearful and reactive dogs for ten years and our facility allows us to provide the most comprehensive program in Calgary. The dogs that go through our program accomplish things that their owners would have imagined possible!
By going through all levels of Reactive urbanK9, you will teach your dog how to navigate and be successful in our busy urban environment. Your fear and embarrassment of taking your dog out will disappear as you and your dog begin working as a team in our popular Reactive urbanK9 program.
Other facilities offer classes that run once a week for a couple of months, and have limited options to continue training and help your dog develop into an ideal urbanK9. We believe that training classes should run multiple times a week and be flexible to work within your schedule. Reactive urbanK9, our membership program, is designed specifically for fearful and reactive concerns. With a membership, you can come to our drop-in classes as often as you like for as long as you need. Get as much or as little training as you want or need based on your own expectations for your dog. This unique format allows you to work at your own skill level for as long as necessary with a group of dogs that will always be in the same stage of training. Another benefit is that you can revisit a lower class at any time. The higher you move, the more flexibility and class options you will have!
We have the knowledge and experience to help dogs through the largest range of training services in Calgary. We also provide dog-dog assessments and dogmaU programs to get your dog back interacting with their canine companions! Find out more about these assessments on our private training page. Not sure where to start? Book a private consultation to learn what program is best for your dog!
Our unique membership training program means that you can attend classes as much or as little as you would like. The only program like this in Calgary, dogma offers a drop-in program for fear and reactivity. Or sign up for membership (details below), and enjoy a variety of additional savings and perks! Our Reactive urbanK9 has two tracks:
Focus Track: For dogs who demonstrate reactivity on leash. You can start with the focus track only if your dog does not show any or only mild fear concerns towards people and/or new environments.
Confidence Track: For dogs who suffer with fear of people, dogs, new environments, etc. They are not reactive on leash to other dogs, but may be reactive towards people/new items. If your dog is also reactive on leash towards other dogs, start with the Confidence Track.
Reactive urbanK9 Program: For dogs who demonstrate both fear and reactivity so will require attendance at both the Confidence and Focus classes. Our most comprehensive program, this is the best option to overcome fearful and reactive concerns.
*Note: If you are interested in signing up for classes and have a dog with a bite history with humans, you are required to do a 1 hour Private Consult before attending Reactive urbanK9 Classes.
2 Months for $330 or $610 for both
- Attend an unlimited number of Reactive urbanK9 classes at dogma for two months with one dog!
- Free attendance to the Understanding Fear and Reactivity in Our Dogs seminar
- Free attendance to the Dog Talk seminar ($30 value)
- Free attendance to the How to Train Your Spouse... and Your Dog! ($30 value)
- Receive 10% off clinics
- Exclusive access to dogmaU, if appropriate for your dog
- Access to members only Reactive urbanK9 Training Facebook Group
- Payment plan available (click tab above for more info)
4 Months for $610/track or $1150 for both; All of the benefits of "Gaining Focus" plus...
6 Months for $870/track or $1630 for both; All of the benefits of "Building Confidence" plus...
- Receive 25% off clinics
- Receive 20% off private training
- Receive 20% off workshops
12 Months for $1605/track or $3000 for both; All of the benefits of "Creating Teamwork" plus...
- Attend an unlimited number of Reactive urbanK9 classes (or our original urbanK9 program if your dog is able to be transferred) at dogma for an entire year with one dog!
- Two free facility consultations ($250 value!)
- One free dog assessment ($75 value)
- 50% off clinics
- 50% off workshops
- Receive 25% off private training
- Receive 10% off store items
Recovery Program UNLIMITED:
12 Months for $1860/track or $3400 for both (Best Value!); All of the benefits of "Recovery Program" plus...
- Six free facility consultations ($750 value!)
- Two free dog assessments ($150 value)
- Receive 30% off private training
- No payment plan available. Must be paid in full to receive this amazing deal!
Don't forget that we offer a range of payment plans! This means you can pay a low monthly fee to take advantage of the cost savings for a longer membership. Be sure to check them out by clicking on the Payment Plans tab above!
5 Class Pass: $200
- Attend any five urbanK9 classes appropriate for your dog's level.
- This is a great option, but can only be purchased after completion of your first Reactive urbanK9 membership (or Resolving Reactivity graduates on approval)!
- This pass may be purchased in store or over the phone at 403-452-5400
- Attend any one Reactive urbanK9 class appropriate for your dog's level, do as many as you would like!
- This option is only available after completion of your first Reactive urbanK9 membership (or Resolving Reactivity graduates on approval).
- Pre-registration is required.
- Payment may be made in store or over the phone at 403-452-5400
NOTE: Extensions are only given for absences due to illness or holidays over 2 weeks in length. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Membership perks must be used before expiry date.
dogma's payment plans allow you to easily commit to training for your dog in our innovative urbanK9 membership program. These plans work like a gym membership; determine how long you want to attend (the longer you commit, the lower the monthly fees!) and come as often as you can to classes! You still receive all the same benefits as outlined under each membership level.
Individual Track Memberships:
Gaining Focus (2 Months): $180 + gst/month for 2 months
Building Confidence (4 Months): $170 + gst/month for 4 months
Creating Teamwork (6 Months): $165 +gst/month for 6 months
Recovery Program (12 Months): $150 + gst/month for 12 months
Reactive urbanK9 Memberships:
Gaining Focus (2 Months): $300 + gst/month for 2 months
Building Confidence (4 Months): $295 + gst/month for 4 months
Creating Teamwork (6 Months): $285 +gst/month for 6 months
Recovery Program (12 Months): $265 + gst/month for 12 months
How to get started
- 6 months of age or older
- Fully vaccinated
You must attend an Orientation night before attending any class. These run on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at our Killarney location. The orientation is two hours in duration. Registration is required to attend Orientation.
Your Reactive urbanK9 membership starts when you attend Orientation and you must attend one of the next two Orientation nights after purchasing your membership. If not, your membership will begin automatically on the second Orientation night after you have registered.
Click here to register for Orientation and to choose and pay for your membership option online! You may also call us at 587.352.6738 (Killarney) to register!
*Payment plans are available. For more information, please click the Payment Plan button above.
dogma's Reactive urbanK9 Hall of Fame!The below are a list of dogs who have earned the esteemed Reactive urbanK9 title! Each of these dogs are extremely lucky to have such committed owners who have worked hard to develop urbanK9s. An urbanK9 has demonstrated that they possess the basic manners, confidence and attentiveness to participate successfully in our busy human world. These dogs have learned that training is fun and through this program their relationship with their families has been greatly enhanced. We are all so proud of each of these dogs and look foward to the growing list of urbanK9s to showcase on this page!
Congratulations Toby and Heater for earning the very well deserved title of a dogma Reactive urbank9! It has been a joy to be a part of Toby's journey joining the Reactive urbank9 program as an excitable boy that has learned a tremendous amount of self control excelling in all levels of training. The entire team has fallen in love with Toby and his never ending joy for life is infectious. We are excited to see what this team accomplishes next!
-The dogma Family
Congratulations to Lisa, Troy and George on another amazing accomplishment. Earning a Reactive UrbanK9 title is such a victory! George has showed us all so much on her journey and it has been so wonderful watching her overcome over-excitement and frustrations while on her leash! She has some great skills and is so amazing at helping other dogs who can get a bit to excited at times. She is such a calm gentle giant and we are all so thrilled with her progress and so thrilled we have been able to be part of this amazing transformation! Well done!
-The dogma Family
Megan is so dedicated to helping Bear be successful in such a busy world we have created. Over his time in the Reactive urbanK9 program, we saw this shy puppy gain more and more confidence and saw his spunky personality reveal itself! He has learned some great leash skills so that he is less overwhelmed when out on walks in the Real World and is ready to take on anything. The training team is so thrilled with his success and progress and happy to announce their graduation from the Reactive urbanK9 program! Big congratulations to Megan and Bear.
-The dogma Family