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.
Our Calgary puppy training classes are designed for puppies 8 – 20 weeks of age, having had their second set of shots or with vet approval, their first set of shots. Your puppy must start classes by no later than 14 weeks old so that they will graduate by 20 weeks of age. Please register early as classes fill very quickly.
Class will cover:
And MUCH MORE!
Polite Puppies is on a rolling admission, this means that you may join any week, choosing either the Thursday or Saturday sessions, as long as there is space available and continue to attend for a total of 6 consecutive weeks, one hour every week on the same day (Thursday or Saturday). First available start date for Saturdays April 25th and April 16th for Thursdays classes. First available dates represent the first spot available, however you can start after those dates. A Certified Professional Trainer 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. Please state your preferred start date on your registration form.
Class times are:
Please note as much as we would like to we cannot provide opportunity for makeup classes if you miss one. We schedule new students based on graduation dates for existing students so that we can keep the class size reasonable for the safety and enjoyment of everyone.
All Classes take place at 3131 – 68 Street NW
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.
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.
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.
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Kirsten Rose 403-816-5629
Tina Sarantis 403-813-5879
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!