At dogma, we know that great training will help you build a solid relationship with your dog. In order to achieve that level of success with our clients, our owner, Megan Stanley, achieved the highest possible accreditation available for dog trainers – the CBCC-KA. She was one of the first of four people in Canada to attain this high standing, and is currently only one of 161 worldwide to hold this elite status.
The curriculum she developed uses all the possible top-notch training techniques to advance your dog. Our dog training is also centered on positive reinforcement, in a supportive environment, allowing your dog to move forward with confidence.
We will teach you the basics about dog behavior and language, so that you can communicate with your dog, build trust, and feel confident too.
Plus, dogma’s membership program allows you to access as much training as you want to attend during the week, as long as the class is equivalent to your current level of training achievements.
That means you and your dog get exactly the right amount of training, for your pace and schedule.
Group training classes are a great way for your dog to socialize and learn, in a program made to attain the best possible results. We use the most up-to-date and proven methods in the industry, to give your dog the best advantage.
We also teach you how to understand your dog, so you can build a solid foundation of trust together, which will help you to truly unleash your dog’s inner spirit.
“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
At dogma, we always go the distance when it comes to your dog’s training and education. Why? Because we’re passionate about improving the human-canine relationship. That’s why we’ve developed a number of specialty clinics for you to enjoy with your pet, that go beyond our regular training classes. We promise it will be a fun adventure for both of you!
At dogma, we want to make sure every dog in our care is safe and sound, in both our day school, and our training programs. In order to do that, we have specific health and safety policies our staff, and clients, must follow.