Alberta Canine Learning Academy

Dog Training classes, workshops, social opportunities, and private sessions

The Alberta Canine Learning Academy

Force Free, positive training

The Alberta Canine Learning Academy is the education- and training-focused arm of Paws Pet Pad and oversees all training and behavioural modification programs we offer.

The Canine Learning Academy brings modern, proven approaches to training to the region. Our classes are effective, efficient and are all trust-based, meaning you not only come out with the training results you're looking for, but also a stronger relationship with your dog.

Led by Academy Director of Training and local favorite trainer Carrie Doiron, the Canine Learning Academy brings something new to training for the region and has set out to not only raise the bar, but work to create a new bar and see the introduction of science-based, positive standards adopted for trainers in Alberta.

We are proud of our trainers, who follow positive, relational methods of training. We base our training and behaviour modification on building trust and strengthening the relationship between dog and owner. 

Our Academy Trainers

Carrie Doiron, DBTMc & CPDT candidate

Academy Director of Training | Dog Trainer

Carrie Doiron is a well-known local trainer. Her roots are in Leduc and her passion is for helping our community and their dogs.

Carrie is is a skilled and talented trainer, and is completing both her DBTMc certification and preparing for the internationally-recognized CPDT-KA certification. 

Private sessions

Give us a call at 780-900-8639 ext. 3 or email askthetrainer@pawspetpad.ca!

Private Training Sessions

Book one-on-one private training for truly personalized sessions tailored to your dog's unique needs and your personal goals.

Puppy Training Private Sessions

With our puppy training, we focus on equipping you with knowledge and on the base behavioural work and attributes which create a strong relationship and foundation for all parts of training. We also include three days of daycare for your puppy to get much-needed social exposure and confidence.

About our training classes

  • We keep our group classes to 8-10 dogs per class

  • Classes are held at Paws Pet Pad unless otherwise indicated

  • Dogs must have veterinary proof of current vaccinations: DHLPP/DHPP/DH2P and Rabies.

  • The Bordatella vaccine (kennel cough) is recommended but not required. A flea and tick preventive treatment is recommended. Titer tests showing immunity are accepted.

  • Puppies require a minimum of 2 sets of vaccines. 

  • Group classes are one-hour long and run for six weeks

  • Once registered for a class, there are no refunds or transfers or make-up classes for missed classes. We will notify class participants in advance if class dates to be adjusted.