Group classes are ideal for dogs who need general obedience training or puppies in need of socialization. Dogs of any age can attend our classes (puppies and adult dogs will be in separate classes). All of our classes are limited to six participants and include two trainers to ensure that you get as much hands-on support as possible! Most classes run for six weeks for one hour per week. Some one-night classes are available. We’re pleased to offer both day time and evening classes to best accommodate your family’s busy schedule. Class prices and sales are noted on the registration pages.

Our classes are held at various locations around the city in order to be as accessible as possible for you. The location of each class is included in the details below. Currently, you can join us in Old Strathcona, Ritchie, and south Edmonton.

Please click here to see our full class policiesincluding vaccination requirements.

*General obedience classes are not suitable for dogs who have any fear, aggression, high anxiety, or reactivity issues directed toward either people or other dogs. Reactive dogs are welcome in our Barkers Anonymous class. For fear, aggression, and anxiety, we can better assist you and your dog in our Private Training or Day Training sessions.*

Private Class Booster

Sometimes a class is almost exactly what you need – maybe you need help with a couple of things while you wait for class to start in a few weeks, or you want to work on something specific to your home outside of class. If so, we offer a discounted in-home session to our group class students to tackle those problems.

Please click here to register.

Puppy Classes

Puppy Prep School

Puppy Kindergarten Class

Open to puppies from 2-6 months old at the start of the class.

Let us start you and your puppy off on the right paw! We understand that a new puppy can be overwhelming, and we’re here to guide you through these critical stages in your relationship. This class focuses on the important process of socializing your puppy and introduces you to the fundamentals of raising a confident puppy who can handle an exciting or overwhelming environment. Your trainers will work on common puppy issues with you and will introduce basic obedience cues in class. This class includes off-leash play with other puppies and people.

Click here to read about the importance of socializing your puppy and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour’s vaccination recommendations.

Upcoming Classes

Prairie Grooming (South Edmonton, 9523 42 Avenue):

  • Sunday, November 4 – 10:00 AM [FULL]
  • Sunday, November 4 – 12:30 PM [FULL]
  • Sunday, January 6 – 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, January 6 – 12:30 PM

Please click here to register.

Puppy Party

Puppy Party Social Hour

This one night class is for all puppies looking to make some friends! Your puppy will spend an hour socializing with other puppies under the supervision of two trainers. Both shy and rowdy puppies are welcome! We will ensure that your puppy is paired up with suitable play mates.

Open to all puppies from 2-6 months old. Puppies must have two sets of shots to participate (rabies vaccinations not required at this age). Please bring proof of vaccinations to class or email them to us prior to class. Limited to 8 puppies.

Upcoming Classes

Prairie Grooming (South Edmonton, 9523 42 Avenue):

  • None scheduled – Check back soon!

Please click here to register.

Adult Obedience Classes

Good Boy Basics

Good Boy Basics Class

Dogs must be 6 months or older at the start of the class.

Whether your dog is brand new to you or has been a member of your family for years, we can help you teach them some new skills! Good Boy Basics is the first level in our two-part adult obedience program. It will cover the foundational obedience behaviours that your dog needs to know, including sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings, and leash walking. Your trainers will help you to find solutions to common manners problems (and some not-so-common ones!). *If your dog already has some obedience skills and you’re just looking to challenge them further, check out the Good Boy Street Smarts class below.*

There is no prerequisite for this class. This class is not for dogs who bark excessively at other dogs (we would be happy to help you with this problem in our Barkers Anonymous class or in a private training session!).

Upcoming Classes

Prairie Grooming (South Edmonton, 9523 42 Avenue):

  • Sunday, November 4 – 11:15 AM [FULL]
  • Sunday, January  6 – 11:15 AM

Please click here to register.

Back in the spring! - Good Boy Street Smarts

Good Boy on the Road Class

In this one-night class, we’ll be helping you polish up your dog’s outdoor skills to a sparkling finish! From walking politely on a busy sidewalk to keeping their cool during greetings to waiting patiently at a corner, we’ll target the skills your dog needs to work on. This class is ideal for dogs that have completed some basic training but are struggling to apply their skills in public.

Prerequisites: This class is open to dogs of all ages. Puppies are welcome provided they have completed all puppy vaccinations and the rabies vaccination. Dogs should have some basic obedience skills before attending this class (these skills do not have to be learned to a high level, but we will not have time to teach them from the scratch in class).

This class is not suitable for dogs who bark excessively at other dogs, are aggressive towards humans or other dogs, or are fearful/anxious. We would be happy to help you with these issues in a private training session!

Upcoming Classes

Old Strathcona (10417 – 79 Avenue):

  • None scheduled – Check back in the spring!

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Back in the spring! - Focus and Recall

Focus and Recall Class

Dogs must be 6 months and older at the start of the class.

Not many things are more frustrating than feeling like you’re invisible to your dog as soon as things get a little exciting! If your dog seems to be suffering from selective hearing when playing with other dogs or sniffing around the back yard, then this class is for you.

We will work with you to build focus and responsiveness in your dog among increasing distractions. Your dog will begin to learn to check in with you on their own, respond to cues while excited, and come when called. This class is held outdoors in or near off-leash areas. We will start the dogs on leash, and may allow the dogs off leash inside the park in later weeks, depending on the progress the dogs make in the class. Long lines will be provided.

Prerequisites: Your dog should already have some understanding of basic cues before attending. As this class involves a lot of interaction and movement, your dog must be social with other dogs and people to attend. This class is not for dogs who bark excessively at other dogs (we would be happy to help you with this problem in our Barkers Anonymous class or in a private training session!).

Upcoming Classes

Ritchie/Mill Creek:

  • None scheduled – Check back in the spring!

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Jumpers Anonymous

This six-week class is for those dogs and puppies that just can’t seem to keep their feet on the floor and their tongues off your face. Your dog will learn how to say hello to you and other people politely, no matter how thrilled they are to see you (even though it’s only been five minutes since you left…)!

There is no prerequisite for this class. It’s recommended that dogs be 6 months or older at the start of the class. Puppies should attend Puppy Prep School if possible, which will cover this issue.

Lucky Donkey (Old Strathcona/Whyte Avenue):

  • None scheduled – Check back soon!

Please click here to register.

Reactivity Classes

Barkers Anonymous

Barkers Anonymous Class

Dogs must be 6 months or older at the start of the class.

This class is for dogs and their people that find themselves losing control on either end of the leash. During this class, we will tackle the barking, lunging, and growling that make your walks frustrating and unpleasant. We will work with you to build focus and responsiveness in your dog while on walks.

Please note that the first week of class is an information and demonstration session – please do not bring your dog to the first week. In order for all attendees to be properly prepared to have their dogs in class, attendance in the first week is mandatory.

Prerequisites: Your dog should have some understanding of basic obedience before attending this class.

If your dog has bitten another dog or human with punctures, they must have attended a private training session with us and been approved for this class before registering. This class is also not for dogs who are simply strong pullers but do not exhibit signs of leash reactivity. We’d be happy to help you out with this problem in Good Boy Basics or in a private training session!

Upcoming Classes

None scheduled – Check back soon!

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Barkers Anonymous: Out and About

Barkers Anonymous Class

Dogs must be 6 months or older at the start of the class.

This class is for leash reactive dogs that have taken our Barkers Anonymous class, or a comparable class at another approved facility. As we walk through the Old Strathcona area, we will polish your dog’s obedience skills and challenge them with real-life situations. We will work with you to build focus and responsiveness in your dog while on walks.

If your dog has bitten another dog or human with punctures, they must have attended a private training session with us and been approved for this class before registering.

Please click here to see our full class policies, including information on what to bring to class and required vaccinations.

Upcoming Classes

Ritchie/Mill Creek:

  • None scheduled – Check back soon!

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Specialty Classes

Happy Hour

Tricks and Clicks Class

This one night class is perfect for getting your dog out of the house and having fun! Your instructor will guide you through teaching several tricks that will be fun and challenging for your bored pooch! Tricks are tailored to your dog’s level, size, and physical ability. Many of these tricks are a foundation for more complicated tricks you may want to teach down the road, and you can apply the training skills you learn to anything you might want to teach your dog!

This class is suitable for dogs of all ages and sizes. Your dog must be comfortable sharing a room with other dogs and people. Dogs with mild fear issues are welcome, but dogs that are aggressive, extremely fearful, or bark excessively are not suitable for this class.

Upcoming Classes

Lucky Donkey (Old Strathcona/Whyte Avenue):

  • None scheduled – Check back soon!

You can sign up for one night for $25, or sign up for all three weeks at once for a total of $65.

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Paws Off: Anti-Jumping Clinic

Paws Off: Anti-Jumping Clinic Edmonton

This one-day clinic is focused on teaching your bouncing dog that feet belong on the ground. We’ll show you how to consistently teach your dog how to say hello to you and other people politely.

This clinic is not suitable for dogs who bark excessively at other dogs or people, or exhibit any fear or aggression. Please consider registering for an auditing spot so you can attend without your dog.

Limited to 10 working participants.

  • None scheduled – Check back soon!

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Not sure where you fit? Get in touch and we can help you out!