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 Tuesday through Thursday 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!!!”
- Darlene with Ruffian
“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!!
- Amber with Sully
“…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.”
- Michael & Buster
“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. Thanks, KinderPups”
- Jackie with Enzo
“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.
- The Geyer’s and Pax
“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.”
- Courtney with Murphy
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.
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.