Reward Based Training Strategies

Kim Wells - Certified Professional Dog Trainer


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For puppies under 16 weeks of age. Learn how to enhance the bond between you and your puppy and socialize your puppy to his/her new world. Discover solutions to puppy challanges, and begin training behaviours you would like your puppy to choose.


Topics include housetraining, crate training, mouthing and nipping, jumping up, puppy manners, sharing, and canine communication.

Begin training behaviours such as getting and keeping your puppy's attention, stationary behaviours, walking nicely on a loose leash, and recalls.


Puppy classes are time sensitive, so the four, independent, rotating classes, allow your puppy to join in on their schedule, without have to wait for a specific start date. Your puppy must have been in your home for at least 10 days, and having completed at least one set of distemper/parvo vaccines to attend.

The cost of the five, 45 min classes is $120+GST ($126)


Please also check out the Puppy Playtime offered by The Place 4 Paws on Friday evenings. This presents an additional opportunity each week for puppy enrichment and socialization



Good Manners, Please! is an entry level class for dogs 4 months and older. It is also an excellent next step for puppy students.

The focus is on learning basic skills that can be applied to living amicably with people in the real world.


This class includes learning and practicing practical behaviours like getting and keeping your dog's attention, stationary positions, loose leash walking, and recalls. Other topics, such as polite greetings, stay/wait, and leave it, are also covered.


Good Manners, Please! is eight, weekly, one hour classes.

The cost is $280+GST ($294). Your dog must have been in your home for at least 10 days, and have current distemper/parvo and bordetella vaccines to attend.



Time to take the skills learned in Good Manners, Please! to new levels. Many class choices are offered.


Current Advanced Shorts favourites include:


THE NOSE KNOWS - A great way for your dog to expend energy and learn better problem solving skills, doing what dog's love best...exploring with their noses!


TRICKS - Dazzle your friends and relatives, and/or use the skills for practical applications.


ABOVE AND BEYOND -  A canine etiquette class


FIT & FUN - Mental and physical excercise to keep your dog in shape with an agility component


RALLY OBEDIENCE - Fine tune basic skills and improve team work with your dog.


GAMES NIGHT OUT - Fun and games with a dog attached.


TUNE UP TIME - A review of the basics learned in Good Manners, Please!


Advanced Shorts classes are four, 1 hour classes, each with a specific focus, at a cost of $140+GST ($147). You can choose as many as you like.

Prerequisite: Good Manners, Please! and current distemper/parvo and bordetella vaccines. 




COMPETITIVE RALLY OBEDIENCE - For those teams wanting to compete in this amazing and fun dog sport! This class is unique in that it will run for 45 minutes for 12 weeks. at a cost of $270 + GST ($283.50)




If you are facing specific challanges, or classes are not the right fit for you and your dog, please consider private consultations.

These are one on one sessions with you and your dog, specifically tailored to your unique situation.

Each one  hour consultation is $125.00, including GST and milage within Airdrie city limits.


Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

403-234-PAWS (7297)

The Place 4 Paws

10135 Twp Rd 264

Rocky View County, AB 

T4B 2N8

Business Hours

Monday - Saturday:

9:00am -12:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm



2:00pm - 6:00pm




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