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 respected local 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 & KPA student

Carrie Doiron specializes in dog reactivity, aggression, and behaviour modification and rehabilitation.


She has studied personally under and been mentored by internationally-renowned aggression specialist Michael Shikashio, attended courses from leading international training educators Turid Rugaas and Susan Friedman, who pioneered application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals, and completed courses by internationally-renowned veterinarian behaviorist Ian Dunbar.

Carrie completed her DBTMc certification from the Edmonton Humane Society, is applying for her CPTD-K certification and has been accepted into the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy.

Private sessions

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

Private sessions are $350 for three one-hour private sessions.

Call 1-866-734-2262 ext. 3 or email

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.

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