Group classes are ideal for dogs who need general obedience training or puppies in need of socialization. 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!

Class locations, pricing, schedules, and vaccination requirements are listed in the class descriptions below. Please make sure you review our class policies before registering.

Please note that classes tend to fill up several weeks in advance – register early to hold a spot!

*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

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.

  • Age requirements: Open to puppies from 2-6 months old at the start of the class.
  • Vaccination requirements: First two sets of DHPP vaccinations. Classes held at Paws at Play require a bordatella vaccination (recommended but not required at other locations).
  • Length: Six weeks (one hour per week). Any breaks for holidays are noted for individual classes.
  • Price: $200. Any sales are noted on the registration page.

Upcoming Classes

LOCATION: Prairie Grooming (South Edmonton, 9523 42 Avenue NW)

  • Sunday, February 23 – 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, February 23 – 12:30 PM [FULL]

LOCATION: Paws at Play (South Edmonton, 3808 97 Street NW)

  • Wednesday, January 22 – 6:15 PM [FULL]

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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. This class is limited to eight puppies.

  • Age requirements: Open to puppies from 2-6 months old.
  • Vaccination requirements: First two sets of DHPP vaccinations. Classes held at Paws at Play require a bordatella vaccination (recommended but not required at other locations).
  • Length: One night (one hour). You may sign up for multiple nights at once.
  • Price: $15

Upcoming Classes

LOCATION: Paws at Play (South Edmonton, 3808 97 Street NW)

  • Wednesday, March 11 – 6:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 18 – 6:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 25 – 6:15 PM
  • Wednesday, April 1 – 6:15 PM
  • Wednesday, April 8 – 6:15 PM
  • Wednesday, April 15 – 6:15 PM

LOCATION: Prairie Grooming (South Edmonton, 9523 42 Avenue NW)

  • None scheduled – check back soon!

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Adult Obedience Classes

Good Boy Basics

Good Boy Basics 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 a beginner training class that will cover the foundational skills your dog needs to know, including focus, patience, polite greetings, and leash walking. The class also includes work on sit, down, stay, and come. Dogs who already have some obedience skills are welcome to join us for the challenge of a group environment. Exercises are tailored to your dog’s level as much as possible.

This class is not suitable for dogs who bark excessively at other dogs or people (we would be happy to help you with this problem in our Barkers Anonymous class or in a private training session!).

  • Age requirements: Open to dogs six months or older at the start of class, or graduates of Puppy Prep School.
  • Vaccination requirements: DHPP and Rabies vaccinations must be up to date. Classes held at Paws at Play require a bordatella vaccination (recommended but not required at other locations).
  • Length: Six weeks (one hour per week). Any breaks for holidays are noted for individual classes.
  • Price: $200. Any sales are noted on the registration page.

Upcoming Classes

LOCATION: Prairie Grooming (South Edmonton, 9523 42 Avenue NW)

  • Sunday, February 23 – 11:15 AM [FULL]

LOCATION: Paws at Play (South Edmonton, 3808 97 Street NW)

  • Wednesday, January 22 – 7:30 PM [FULL]
  • Wednesday, March 11 – 7:30 PM

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 (7703 96 Street):

  • None scheduled – Check back in the spring!

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Reactivity Classes

Barkers Anonymous

Barkers Anonymous 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. This class is 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!

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Age requirements: Open to dogs six months or older at the start of class.
  • Vaccination requirements: DHPP and Rabies vaccinations must be up to date. Classes held at Paws at Play require a bordatella vaccination (recommended but not required at other locations).
  • Length: Six weeks (one hour per week). Any breaks for holidays are noted for individual classes.
  • Price: $200. Any sales are noted on the registration page.

Upcoming Classes

LOCATION: Paws at Play (South Edmonton, 3808 97 Street NW)

  • Wednesday, November 13 – 7:30 PM [FULL]
  • Wednesday, January 22 – 8:45 PM [FULL]
  • Wednesday, March 11 – 8:45 PM

Please click here to register.

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