Dog Training In Calgary

At The Great Canadian Dog Academy we are proud to NOT be DOG TRAINERS.
We are Dog Psychology & Behaviour Modification Experts.

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Not all Dog Trainers are the same. Although most Dog Trainers in Calgary will share a passion for dogs, they will most likely subscribe to one of the two basic methods of dog training – Positive Reinforcement or The Force Approach. Both can be very effective in training dogs to do basic activities like obedience, agility, fly ball, scent work etc.

However, a truly effective Dog Trainer will know how to train dogs through repetition. At The Great Canadian Dog Academy, there is a very distinct, definite and massive difference in what we do compared to more traditional dog training – as well as a massive difference in skillsets.


Over the last 14 years we have helped to rehabilitate over 4800 dogs. All dogs were 80-90% improved in 2-4 days.


Most Dog Trainers get through their entire careers by implementing Human Psychology. Whereas successful Dog Psychology & Modification Experts have a detailed understanding of Dog Psychology, Theory & Language. Additionally, we are also highly-skilled at educating owners. When we step out of the equation owners have a complete understanding of why a dog is expressing negative behaviors, strategies on how to resolve those behaviours, and most importantly the strategies on how to prevent the negative behaviours in the future.

Dog Psychology & Modification Expert Dog Training In Calgary

A tell-tale sign that a Dog Trainer may be relying on human rather than dog psychology is the learning that happens before training begins. A true expert will have you do 6 to 8 hours of theory covering a dog’s psychology & body language before working with the dog itself begins.

As a graduate of The Great Canadian Dog Academy you will be leaving with more knowledge of dog psychology & behaviour modification than the average Dog Trainer in Calgary themselves.

At the end of any of our sessions, you will leave with the skills to adopt effective communication and a successful relationship with your dog base on the solid foundation of mutual trust and mutual respect.

Dog Psychological Profile

#1 Ranked Dog Psychology & Dog Behaviour Modification Expert in Western Canada

Dog Psychological Profile


(1 - 9)   Moderate confusion / stress / anxiety - potential dominance
             Save up for moderate Vet bills and remove 2-3 years off life span

(10-30) Extreme stress / anxiety / out of balance & unhealthy / potential dominance
             This dog is desperately communicating that they are in need of help
             Fix dog or Save up $1000's for Vet bills and remove 3-4 years off