Behaviour & Obedience Fundamentals 

The essentials for every owner

If your dog needs help with basic obedience, learning focus and attention, loose leash walking and other essentials, this class is for you. This class goes beyond basics and beyond the "cue and command" of other traditional training classes out there.

Next class start dates:

  • Tuesday, January 5, 7 pm - class will be online or in-person depending on AB Government announcements


Have questions? Check out all the details below!


What makes the difference with how we train?

We do things a little differently. And that starts with our trainers.

What's our secret? It's not just how we do it, it's who we have doing it! Our force-free trainers have studied extensively the latest in effective training, have extensive-hands-on experience, are certified through comprehensive training programs and are CPDT candidates.

What's particularly different, and that we're really proud of, is that we use force-free, fear-free, positive relational training methods. The positive style in which we train and teach is proven to be faster, more effective, and to nurture a stronger bond between you and your dog.

About this class

This is the most important class for you and your puppy! What you do in your puppy's early months shapes so much of their life with you and your relationship with them. This class goes beyond teaching cues and the premise of obedience; it teaches you how dogs learn and teaches you how to set the foundation for your puppy to grow into a calm, well-adjusted dog. 

This beginner course focuses on training you and your dog to become a team. You'll learn the vital part of being a responsible owner and how your decisions now set the foundation for their future. 

Though this class, you'll gain practical, useful skills and essential basic commands. These basic commands are the foundation of a solid, positive relationship between you and your dog and will help you get the most enjoyment out of life with your dog.


By the end of this course, in addition to understanding how to teach your dog in ways they will understand, you and your dog will be able to demonstrate various behaviours including:​​

  • Name recognition

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Hand touch

  • Massage

  • Collar grab

  • “It’s Your Choice”

  • Drop it/take it

  • Stay (sit & down)

  • Recall

  • Loose-leash walking

  • Trick

  • Proper socialization skills, and how to meet other dogs and new things in the environment.



Course Length:       6 hours (1 hour a week for 6 weeks)

Price: $210 plus gst 
Location: Paws Pet Pad
Next Start Dates: ​Please set up an account and login to view

Open to puppies ages 8 weeks to 6 months.        

Puppies must be under 6 months by class start date. One set of vaccinations must be complete.

Certification:           Alberta Canine Learning Academy Puppy Basics Certificate of Completion

About this class

This course provides the foundation that will help you help your dog become a model citizen. You want your dog to have mastered the basics, and this class will give you the language both you and your dog can understand. 


In this class you and your dog will learn or refresh the commands of sit, down, stay, come/recall, take it and drop it.

A large part of the focus during this class will be loose leash walking.


This class will prepare your dog for success out in the real world. We'll go through all the basics with different levels of distractions so they're ready to go from class to practice in the world with you.


We will also practice turns and movement with loose leash walking to make your relationship with your dog better and easier, and to make walking safe and enjoyable for the whole family.

By the end of this course, you and your dog will be able to:


  • Demonstrate various behaviours including:

    • Name recognition

    • Sit

    • Hand touch

    • Massage

    • Collar grabs

    • Down

    • “It’s Your Choice”

    • Drop it/take it

    • Sit & down stay

    • Recall

    • Loose-leash walking

    • Address behaviour issues that arise during class

If you have any questions please email 


Register online through your account. Don't have one yet? Sign up for an account


Course Length: 6 hours (1 hour a week for 6 weeks)
Price: $310 plus gst

Pre-requisites: Dogs must be 6 months or older by class start date

Next Start Dates: Please set up an account and login to view

Certification:  Alberta Canine Learning Academy Basic Obedience Certificate of Completion

Contact us!

Get the answers to your most-burning puppy questions!

4105 65a Avenue, Leduc, AB. T9E 0Z4

780-900-8639 | 1-866-734-2262

How to Book

Existing Clients

Book online through your account. Login and select "Book Daycare, Boarding or Training Classes" and select "Group Classes"

New Clients

Registration must be​ completed through an online account

Step 1: Set up an account online

Step 2: Click on "Book Daycare, Boarding or Training Classes" and enroll.

Step 3: Pay online through your account or call 1-866-734-2262

Reserving your class spot

Create an account and reserve your spot online. Payment is required to confirm your spot. Your spot is only confirmed once payment is received.

Required vaccines

Dogs require at least their first set of vaccines. Depending on your vet, this will appear as DAP, DAPP, DA2P or DHPP. 


What age is this class for?

This class is ideal for any dog over 6 months old

How to pay

You can pay online through your account with credit card, over the phone by credit card, or in-person with cash, credit or debit. 

How many people can attend?

To ensure social distancing, a maximum of two people per dog per class can attend.



We suggest one person attend all classes for continuity. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send your dog with someone in your place for that class.

If you miss a class

If you are sick for a class or otherwise unable to make a scheduled class, the trainer will provide you with the homework for that missed class. There are no make-up classes offered if you miss a class due to your schedule or sickness.


Once class begins, there are no refunds or transfer of credit. After registration, there is only transfer of credit for registration fees 


101-4105 65a Avenue, Leduc, AB. T9E 0Z4