You and your dog are meant to go on adventures together, but if your dog isn’t well-behaved, it can be very difficult to achieve. And there’s nothing sadder than a dog that get’s left behind every time you go out.
That’s why we build our programs to create polite, confident, and happy dogs, who have owners who love being with them!
Our all-inclusive training memberships ensure you get access to all the training your dogs needs. Once you complete the Orientation webinar, you can come to all the training classes offered for your selected program, or just to the ones that fit your schedule best. It’s completely up to you. With dogma, you get to set your training pace, and access the perfect amount of guidance from our accredited trainers to master the level, and graduate to the next course.
We believe in delivering the best support possible for you and your dog. Whether it’s in our day school, which is a highly elevated doggy day school program, or one of our training programs, your dog will always have access to an accredited dog trainer, who is attuned to the special needs of your dog.
Our doggy day school is like no other in the city of Calgary. Of course, we provide an environment where your dog gets to play and socialize with other dogs, but unlike other dog day schools, we are day school; and that means we limit the number of dogs in each class, so that we can train your dog, while he or she is with us. First day assessments are booked Monday through Wednesday and your puppy would spend their full day working on their training & socialization with a certified trainer. Your dog gets the benefit of a safe, and fun, learning environment, and at the end of the day, you get a dog that’s well trained. It’s the perfect solution for both of you!
“I’m not sure what magic you folks are doing with Ruffian at daycare, but in the past 3 weeks since starting daycare, his behaviour at the park (with and without his ball) has improved dramatically. Not to mention his ‘drop’ command is actually working the majority of the time rather than just being a suggestion. Thank you!!!”
“Although Sully is still just a puppy and has his moments, he has come a long way with the help of all the trainers at dogma. He always comes home a tired and happy puppy from kinderPUPS. The trainers make a noticeable difference in encouraging good behaviours and addressing his not so good habits! Sully responds really well to the positive training techniques used by dogma. He is always beyond excited to see his favourite dogma trainers. dogma’s PUPS Socialization classes, kinderPUPS and urbanK9 have also been extremely helpful for me by teaching me how to enjoy and have confidence in my own dog, how to read other dogs, and how to appropriately discourage bad behaviours. Thank you for all of your hard work!!
“…All of you do such an awesome job at Dogma. Some of the faces have changed since we first started coming to Dogma – but one thing has stayed the same: your love of the dogs and your commitment to making Dogma the absolute BEST daycare in Calgary. Buster will miss not being a regular at Dogma U, but like I say, I’ll make sure we visit a couple of times a month so he is not a complete stranger. And I will miss you. Dropping Buster off before work, and picking him up after has been a big part of my routine. You guys have made our days very special. Thank you so much.”
“It has been four years, Joseph has taught us a lot, he has challenged our courage, tested our patience, brought new meaning to the term ‘commitment’, changed our lives in so many ways. He is an absolutely
amazing dog, accepting him for ‘who’ he is, and helping him succeed, become all he can be, has been the most incredibly amazing, rewarding, heartwarming journey! Thank you! to Joseph’s ‘team’ for making the seemingly impossible – possible.
To those at Dogma who have ‘met’ Joseph, and had him ‘speak’ to you, Thank you for your support and encouragement along the way. It was wonderful to know so many were cheering us on.
A special ‘Thank you’ to Megan, for your dedication and commitment to helping dogs like Joseph. For helping us when it seemed no one else would, for ensuring we got on the right path with Joseph, for your ongoing support and excellent advice over the years, and for just ‘listening’ when things got rough. Thank you for ‘being there’ for all of us!
‘Rescuing one dog, may not change the world, but it will surely change the ‘world’ for that one dog.’
Thank you for helping us change Joseph’s world!”
I just wanted to take a minute and let you guys know how much we enjoyed the playtime clinic last night. When I signed up for it with Luna I was a little unsure on how it would work as she can be a bit timid at first. She started on the mild timid side, ended up having a few play sessions on the wild side before being able to play with the whole group. I was really impressed to see all the dogs enjoying themselves and the conversations going on in the room. Luna has made leaps and bounds since starting with Dogma in November and she wouldn’t be where she is now without the help of your trainers!
I cant say enough about the class last night and the teacher.
Thanks for everything you guys do!
Kristina Johnny and luna”
“If anyone wonders if the KinderPups program is a good one, here’s a photo of my Enzo walking confidently on the grating at Westbrook Station. There’s a lot of it there & when the trains pass underground it echoes & there’s all sorts if noises. Enzo was exposed to grates, different textures & sounds at KinderPups daycare; and so he didn’t think twice about walking on the strange textures or hearing different sounds.
My previous dog, I could never get him to try walking on grates, anywhere.
“I wanted to write a thank you note to both of you for all the suggestions and work you have done with Pax over the years. Most recently, you came over to help us with issues around Pax and my daughter Emma – we had worked hard on all the suggestions you gave and now that Emma is almost two and Pax is almost 12, I am happy to report that the two of them are best buddies. I could not ask for a better dog for Emma – he is unbelievably patient, loving, affectionate and gentle, they love to be together and will seek each other out often for attention and play.
We were told by family, breeders, friends and doctors to put Pax down as he was 10 and had “lived a good life” and the risk of potential aggression towards Emma was not worth any gain. They were wrong. Pax has never hurt Emma nor has he shown any aggression towards her and I am so happy we made the decision to work with you to find a solution for him and for us. He continues to be a loving family pet and a vital and important part of Emma’s young life.
Although he is now quite hard of hearing, with poor vision and incontinence, we are happy to have him in our lives and will continue to do our best for him in the remaining years he has here with us.
Thank you both for your expertise and support. We couldn’t have done it without you.
“I just wanted to thank you so much for such an amazing program. Not only have I noticed such an improvement with Murphy but also with myself. I’ve already been in situations with him where I’m impressed with how confidently I handled it, compared to even a few months ago. I know Murphy (and me) still have a ways to go but I’m really happy we have made such great progress.”
Our webinar program fills you in on everything you need to know about our urbanK9 training classes. Before you begin the hands on class work, we teach you about dog behaviour and how to communicate with them properly. This prepares you and sets you and your dog up for success before you come to class. Your membership begins after you watch your orientation webinar, which means that you get all the benefits of our elite training programs, right away! Below is a breakdown of each of the levels in this great program.
*To meet the increasing demand for our premier training services, we have recently added a class wait list. Classes are first come first serve, we recommend that those interested register right away so you will get an email invite to start the classes as soon as possible. You can register and watch our FREE urbanK9 webinar at any time to prepare prior to starting your urbanK9 training classes.
We want to make training your dog the best experience possible, so the Foundations classes are held in a distraction free indoor environment, until you are ready for a bigger challenge. That way you, and your dog, can both focus fully on the obedience skills we teach. When you master the Foundations, your dog will be able to sit, stay, come when called, walk on a loose leash, and so much more. Our trainers will even help you solve any problem behaviors your dog might have.
In this course, we continue to work on the skills you built in Foundations, but we take it up a level, to give you both a brand new challenge, working on your dog’s Focus & Reliability. You and your dog will work on your skills with some distractions in the environment, and some obstacles for you to overcome. Both of you will love conquering the challenges, because the result will be a well-mannered dog, who is mastering self-control.
Our Real World training is all about helping your dog to become the perfect urbanK9. We play lots of games, and participate in exercises that you and your dog will enjoy, while building skills in a real world environment. On top of some training in one of our education centres, we venture out into off-leash parks, urban settings, and we will enjoy other special activities together. Once you achieve all 10 badges in this course, your dog will earn the elite title of a dogma urbanK9.