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urbanK9 (obedience program)

  • Program
  • Membership
  • Payment Plans
  • Requirements
  • Hall of Fame

dogma urbank9 calgary's training program for dogsOrientation

Everything you need to know about our urbanK9 program. Gain a solid understanding about how dogs learn and how to make the most of your training! Please leave your dog at home for the session. Your membership begins when you attend orientation, you must attend one of the next two orientation nights after purchasing your membership. If not, your membership will begin automatically on the second orientation night after you have registered. You must attend the orientation at the location you would like to attend classes.

 

Wednesday, August 2 from 8:00pm - 9:00pm at our Killarney Location

Wednesday, August 16 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm at our Chinook location

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Registration and pre-payment is required.

  • A minimum 2 month membership is required to start. (See Membership tab)
  • Fees are non-refundable.
   

 

Overview of urbanK9 Obedience Program

Foundations

Start your training in a distraction free, indoor environment. Learn obedience skills such as name attention, recall, sit, down, stay and loose leash walking. Develop additional skills to assist with overall manners, handling and self control. Our trainers will help you solve any problem behaviours you may be experiencing such as jumping, mouthing, chewing and more!

Chinook Location

Killarney Location

 Wednesdays at 7:30 pm  Mondays at 6:30 pm
 Saturdays at 1:00 pm  Thursdays at 7:30 pm

Focus & Reliability

Continue to work on your foundation skills while adding distractions, challenges, manners and self control. These classes are held indoors at our facilities to ensure your dog is gaining skills required in a proper training format. Read our blog post on distraction training for dogs and to learn why it is so important. With membership and completion of Focus & Reliability you are entitled to attend our Dog Talk and How to Train Your Spouse...and Your Dog seminars

Chinook Location

Killarney Location

  Wednesdays at 8:30 pm

Mondays at 7:30 pm

  Saturdays at 12:00 pm

Thursdays at 8:30 pm

Real World

All about developing reliable skills on and off the leash, both indoors and outdoors. These classes are the final stage of turning your dog into the perfect urbanK9! Through games and exercises, you and your dog will enjoy Real World challenges to perfect their skills! Trips to the off-leash park, urban settings and hiking are combined with activity nights such as art and chef classes. And specialty focus nights to work on recall and loose leash walking! There are a total of 12 badges to be earned, 10 complete badges earns your dog the exceptional title of a dogma urbanK9! 

Killarney Location

Outdoors or at our Chinook Location in poor weather

 Mondays at 8:30pm

Saturdays at 9:30 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership Options

Our unique membership training program means you can attend classes as much or as little as you like. We are the only dog training program like this in Calgary, which provides not only great flexibilty, but also the best value, with an average price per class of $20! Each membership plan comes with a variety of additional savings and perks available at your dogma location.

 

Basic Manners:

2 Months for $330
  • Attend an unlimited number of urbanK9 classes at dogma for 2 months with one dog!
  • Free attendance to the Dog Talk seminar ($30 value)
  • Free attendance to the How to Train Your Spouse... and Your Dog! seminar ($30 value)
  • Receive 10% off clinics
  • Exclusive access to dogmaU

Polite Pooch:

4 Months for $610; All of the benefits of "Basic Manners" plus...

Citizen Canine:

6 Months for $870; All of the benefits of "Polite Pooch" plus...
  • Receive 25% off clinics
  • Receive 20% off private training
  • Receive 20% off workshops

Unleash Your Dog's Spirit:

12 Months for $1605; All of the benefits of "Citizen Canine" plus...
  • Receive 50% off clinics
  • Receive 30% off workshops
  • Receive 25% off private training
  • Receive 10% off store items

Unleash Your Dog's Spirit UNLIMITED:

12 Months for $2110 (Best Value!)' All of the benefits of "Unleash Your Dog's Spirit" plus...
  • Free attendance to the Understanding Fear and Reactivity in Our Dogs seminar ($30 value)
  • Free attendance at clinics ($15 each with a minimum of 4 running/month)
  • Free attendance at workshops ($210 value for each workshop)
  • No payment plan available. Must be paid in full to receive this amazing deal!

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5 Class Pass: $150 (members only)

  • Attend any five urbanK9 classes appropriate for your dog's level.
  • This is a great option, but can only be purchased after completion of your first urbanK9 membership!
  • This pass may be purchased in store at our Chinook or Killarney location as well as over the phone at 403-452-5400 or 587-352-6738

Drop-in - $30/class (members only)

  • Attend any one urbanK9 class appropriate for your dog's level, do as many as you would like!
  • This option is only available after completion of your first urbanK9 membership.
  • Pay when you arrive at class only (cash, credit or debit)

 

dogma's payment plans allow you to easily commit to training for your dog in our innovative urbanK9 membership program. These plans work like a gym membership; determine how long you want to attend (the longer you commit, the lower the monthly fees!) and come as often as you can to classes! You still receive all the same benefits as outlined under each membership level.

Plans available:

  • Basic Manners (2 Months): $180+ gst/month for 2 months
  • Polite Pooch (4 Months): $170 + gst/month for 4 months
  • Citizen Canine (6 Months): $165 +gst/month for 6 months
  • Unleash Your Dog's Spirit (12 Months): $150 + gst/month for 12 months

Payment Plan Details

 

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How to get started

Requirements:

  • 6 months of age or older.
  • Fully vaccinated.
  • People and dog friendly dogs only. If your dog has shown any reactivity or aggression concerns towards people or dogs, please look at our options for you here.
  • You must attend an Orientation night before attending any class.
  • Registration and pre-payment are required to attend Orientation.

If you have previously attended dogma's classes, discuss class options with your Orientation instructor or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your urbanK9 membership starts when you attend Orientation.

Click here to register for Orientation and to choose and pay for your membership option online! You may also call us at 587.352.6738 (Killarney) or 403.452.5400 (Chinook) to register!

Payment plans are available, see the Payment Plan tab above.

 

dogma's urbanK9 Hall of Fame!

The below are a list of dogs who have earned the esteemed urbanK9 title! Each of these dogs are extremely lucky to have such committed owners who have worked hard to develop urbanK9s. An urbanK9 has demonstrated that they possess the basic manners, confidence and attentiveness to participate successfully in our busy human world. These dogs have learned that training is fun and through this program their relationship with their families has been greatly enhanced. We are all so proud of each of these dogs and look foward to the growing list of urbanK9s to showcase on this page!


 Brisco mentor Brisco

 

Congratulations Tannis, Ben, and Brisco on the exceptional title of a dogma urbank9! Brisco has been a joy to have in classes as well as dogmaU! Your patience and dedication to Brisco is inspiring and we are so proud of how far he has come with his manners and self control. Brisco is an amazing mentor for the kinderPUPS and his never ending wiggles never get old! We have enjoyed watching Brisco grow from an energetic puppy to a confident, friendly, adventurous, fun loving urbank9 that he is today! 

 - the dogma Family

 


 Comet grad Comet

 

Comet has been attending classes since she was a puppy full of wiggles and kisses for anyone she met! Calum and Nicole have been so dedicated to Comet’s training and watching the family work together is truly inspiring. Along with earning her well deserved urbank9 title she has gown into such a confident, happy, well behaved dog that all people and dogs fall in love with instantly! Comet is a regular at all our dogma events and her costumes and outfits never disappoint! Congratulationson achieving the dogma urbank9 title and we look forward to continuing to be a part of Comet’s journey!

- the dogma Family


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Congratulations Sir Toby and Heather for earning the very well deserved title of a dogma urbank9! All the trainer's and staff at dogma have loved being a part of Sir Toby's journey as he progressed through each level of training! Sir Toby has been a joy to see grow from a small puppy full of wiggles into the well mannered, social, confident urbank9 he is today thanks to Heather's commitment to his training! Heather's patience with Sir Toby is inspiring to see and we have loved watching their bond grow through each level of training! We look forward to seeing Sir Toby continue in dogmaU and continue to be involved in his training! 

- the dogma Family

 

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 Jaffa

 

Congratulations Brenda, Kirby, and Jaffa on earning the urbanK9 Title!  It has been wonderful to watch Jaffa learn and grow throughout the program and you should be proud of all your accomplishments!  She is a very sweet girl who everyone falls in love with right away! Jaffa has come so far with her self control, manners and skills and we have all enjoyed being a part of your journey!

-The dogma Family 

 

Murphy Murphy

 

It has been fantastic to see Murphy grow from a tiny puppy in PUPS classes to the confident, social, well behaved urbank9 he is today! Congratulations Malcolm and Murphy for earning the urbanK9 Title! The entire team adores Murphy and we look forward to seeing what this team can accomplish in the future together. Congratulations! 

-The dogma Family

   
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Congratulations George, Lisa, and Troy on earning dogma's urbank9 title! George has such a joy for life with a big personality that is infectious to each dog and person she meets. The bond that has been created is amazing to see between George and her family through all levels of training. George has not only been a great teacher to many students but has also become a mentor to many other dogs on their journey. Congratulations and we look forward to continuing to see what this unstoppable family accomplishes!
 
- The dogma Family  
 
   
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Farley

 

Congratulations Stephanie, Garrett and Farley on excelling in all levels of training to obtain the exceptional title of a dogma urbank9! Farley's exceptional progress through training has been all thanks to the dedication and patience of her family as she grows into a confident, well mannered, social ideal urbank9! Starting with dogma as a young, wiggly puppy to now obtaining her title at such a young age is an inspiration to everyone she meets. We look forward to Farley's continued success and seeing what this amazing bond the family has created through training can achieve! 

 -The dogma Family

   
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What a journey it has been for little Roxy! We have had the pleasure of working with Roxy since she was just a puppy in our PUPS classes all the way through to watching her graduate from our Real World urbanK9 class! Mark, Jennifer, and Rebecca have been very dedicated and patient while working with her through each phase of the training, and we are thrilled to see her growth and all her success. Congratulations on this huge accomplishment!

-The dogma Family

   
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Congratulations Siri and Margaret! Watching the incredible journey you have Siri have had so far has been such an inspiration. You both have worked so hard and it has been such a pleasure watching Siri develop into a confident urbank9 and earning such a proud title. I cannot wait to hear about what else you will accomplish together!

-The dogma Family

   
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Congratulations to Echo and Krista on his well deserved title. It was been wonderful being a part Echo's journey through all the levels in urbank9. Echo has grown so much an from first starting with with us in Foundations and with all of Krista's hard work and patience, Echo is a dog who can be taken anywhere and be true to her title of a confident urbanK9. We look forward to seeing all Echo and Krista will accomplish together!

-The dogma Family