Canine Minds and Manners is a member of  The Pet Professional Guild.  The PPG is a membership organization representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care.  Pet Professional Guild Members Understand Force-Free to mean: No Shock, No Pain, No Choke, No Fear, No Physical Force,  No Compulsion Based Methods are employed to train or care for a pet. We take our membership in this association very seriously and in doing so Canine Minds and Manners trainers are stewards of the science based, result based force-free message,

philosophy and training practices. Our dog training and puppy training classes in Calgary reflect this philosophy.


Private Training

We Look forward to hearing from you

Please contact Kirsten at 403-816-5629 or email to learn how our expertise in dog aggression, reactivity and anxiety as well as our dog training and puppy training classes in Calgary can benefit you.

  • Dog aggression 
  • Reactivity
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Outdoor Classes 
  • Advanced classes

Specialty Classes

It just goes to show that you can't keep a good dog down!  Sure group classes are temporarily suspended but are committed to you and your dogs and continuing to support all your training needs.  We're online starting Saturday March 28th with our Polite Puppies - Paws to Connect puppy class and we are working on bringing you more online programs.  We have listed our new outdoor class and we are still offering private sessions both online and limited on-site sessions* as well! We also have numerous free resources for you!

Kirsten helped us out with our rescue dog Charlie. She is very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of good instruction. Charlie is now more manageable when going for walks and meeting other dogs which makes our time outside more enjoyable. Thanks Kirsten for your kindness and help!

– Alana

Kirsten was very good with both me and my dog, teaching us both a LOT during the Tails on Trails class that we took with her and the private sessions we did. The thing that impressed me the most about Kirsten was her follow up. She emailed me the homework to me and highlighted the areas that we needed to focus on. She was really wonderful to work with, and I will definitely continue to call her for help and advice in the future.

– Jenn and Mo

Would like to share just how happy I was with the Reactive Rescue classes offered by Canine Minds and Manners. Instructors Tina Sarantis and Kristi Berlin are first rate, and my dog advanced beyond my dreams. We began the class with Dala, my 6+month old German Shepherd Cross rescue, raising her hackles at every bird, bunny, person, dog, piece of fluff that crossed her path. After the training classes we have advanced to walking past people on leash, ignoring magpies altogether and listening and responding to each other. I've signed up for Good Dogs Have More Fun, and look forward to the continued journey. Thank you so much.

- Shelley and Dala 

As a result of recent the recent escalation in the Covid-19 situation Canine Minds and Manners will be suspending all group classes for at least two weeks pending the ongoing changes that continue to effect us all on a day to day basis. We did not make this decision lightly but it is necessary to do our part in keeping everyone safe and healthy. We will monitor the situation over the next two weeks and when we are able to resume classes, you will be the first to know. 

We will be doing pro-rated refunds over the next few days based on the number of classes that you have attended to date. Please be patient as we have a lot of classes running with different time frames but we’re working to have your funds back to you as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we will do our best to offer whatever support we can to help with ongoing training for you and your dogs and puppies. Along with our direct contact information here, there are also numerous links and attachments to give you lots of great ideas to keep you going for now. We’ll also be very active on our social media accounts continuing to offer as much insight from a distance as we can.

Kirsten Rose 403-816-5629

Tina Sarantis 403-813-5879 

We are also looking at setting up a zoom account where we’re looking at setting up a specific time each week where you can come and ask questions and we can discuss ideas. We will send a follow up email out when we have that up and running so you can register to attend if you’d like.

For each class you were all sent handouts in your initial emails. Please keep practicing the exercises outlined in the emails.

Welcome to Canine Minds and Manners Dog Training Calgary

Reactivity, dog aggression and anxiety solutions.  Dog training and puppy training classes in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a Certified Professional Trainer and Certified Behaviour Consultant - Canine.

Let us guide and support you through Process of Training and Relationship Building with Your Dog! 

Dog training and puppy training classes Calgary and dog aggression cases

  • Dog behaviour
  • Indoor and outdoor dog training classes Calgary
  • Reactivity and dog aggression solutions 
Kirsten 403-816-5629

Dog training and puppy training classes in Calgary don’t always suit everyone's schedule or needs, that’s where private dog training sessions can help. In our sessions you get:

  • Relief from problem behaviours.
  • Certified professional trainers
  • A package customized to your goals.

Dog training and puppy training classes  in Calgary

Group Classes

Canine Minds and Manners Professional Dog Training Calgary provides expert instruction on dog training for all stages of life, from puppy training to foundation behaviours and beyond.


Dog training and puppy training classes in Calgary.