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This is a wonderful video on socialization from ThatDogGeek.  The key is NOT exposure but positive associations. 

This video shows excellent example of appropriate play between a puppy and adult.  Our puppy training classes will teach you what to look for and how to keep play safe and appropriate.

Refund Policy - Refunds in full or in part will not be given for registration cancellations received one week prior to the class start date and through the duration of the course.  Requests for cancellation of registration before the week prior to class will be given less the $50.00 admin fee.

Our puppy training classes are kept small and taught by a Certified Professional Trainer and highly skilled Assistants.  This allows us to assist you and ensure that all our students are successful.  We will show you how to appropriately socialize your pup in a safe and effective manner that will help your puppy feel really good about the world.

Puppy training in Calgary

This is socialization.  A quiet park, watching the birds, people and other dogs.  Learning to settle and observe the environment is an effective way to help your dog to understand that they can enjoy the party without having to be the centre of it.

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Puppy play times should be kept short and monitored carefully so that all pups can feel safe and have fun.  The video below shows a really great puppy play session. Calm interactions between pups and with people show pups that they can have fun and we can still maintain a calm, safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.

Lack of mental stimulation can contribute to canine behaviours that we might not enjoy.  Just like us dogs need something to do.  Puzzle toys can do just that.  Our puppy training classes will not only teach you how to effectively use puzzle toys but we will teach you other fun ways to provide canine enrichment!

Our puppy training classes in Calgary are like no other .  Our puppy training classes are small, taught by a Certified Professional Trainers and highly skilled Assistants.  The class is structured to make sure that you get assistance, solutions and the skills for a happy, well mannered puppy. Canine Minds and Manners, the most trusted name in Calgary for professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled dog trainers and canine behaviour experts.

Socialization isn't about meeting every single dog or person out there.  Some of the best socialization is just observing the world from a distance where your puppy can feel safe and content.  Having fun with your pup in these new environments and learning that they can simply "be" in these environments with you without necessarily engaging with everything and everyone in the environment. - Thanks to Marge Rogers CPDT-KA, CBCC for creating this fun and informative video.

 ​​​​​​​Polite Puppies - $262.50 Incl GST


Our Calgary puppy training classes are designed for puppies 10 – 20 weeks of age, having had their second set of shots. Your puppy must start classes by no later than 16 weeks old. Please register early as classes fill very quickly. 

All Classes take place at  3131 – 68 Street NW at Back in the Pack Daycare

Classes are:

  • 6 weeks
  • 45 minutes every week
  • 7 puppies maximum per class

Cost: $262.50 including GST

Class will cover:


  • Appropriate Socialization and Play
  • Potty Training
  • Mouthing and Biting
  • Kids and Dogs - safe interactions with children
  • Boundary Games - settle on a mat
  • Recall - a dog who comes when called is a must
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Drop it
  • Handling
  • Grooming
  • Name Attention
  • Canine Polite Manners
  • Specific socialization homework will be given each week to help you puppy grow into a happy, calm and well-adjusted dog.



A Certified Professional Trainers and highly skilled Assistants are present in every class to assist you which ensure lots of one on one attention and a safe environment for learning.  

​Class start dates listed below:​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​

  • Thursday, June 29th 6:30pm
  • Thursday, September 14th 6:30pm
  • Monday, October 2nd 6:30pm