Education

Every individual we reach through our ever-growing programs and courses is another opportunity to advance animal welfare and inspire a more humane world. Each interaction from educating a dog guardian on positive training methods to giving a person the chance to experience the power of the human-animal bond through one of our youth camps, enriches the lives of not only the animals, but the people too.

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  • Adult

Introduction to Dog Behaviour and Training

Our six-week class is perfect for groomers, dog-walkers, kennel attendants, and anyone who is passionate about understanding dogs better!

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Caring Companions

In this one-hour program, participants will learn about the basic needs of all animals and the five freedoms of animal welfare.

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Who We Are & What We Do

In this one-hour program, students will learn all about EHS, what an animal shelter is, and what goes on behind the scenes to make it run.

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Young Readers Program

This 45-minute program is designed for children aged 4 – 6, who will learn how to be “animal friends” through the power of a story that teaches how to interact appropriately with animals.

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Be Kind to Animals Week

Each May, we offer a free 5-day lesson plan for educators teaching grades K-6 to celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week.

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Humane Education Virtual Programs

Ideal for at home learners, home educators and in-class educators to share information on demand with their students about the topics listed. All pre-recorded presentations are accessible for 30 days and include a small content package with purchase.

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Pet-Sitters

Designed for youth aged 10 to 15, this one day course will teach students how to compassionately care for pets while their owners are away.

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EHS Summer Camps

Purr-fect for pet-loving kids aged 6 to 12, sign-up for camp and spend a week learning about pets and the work we do to help animals at EHS.

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Private Consultations

his unique service will provide you and your family with knowledge and techniques to manage a variety of behaviour challenges in a customized plan.

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  • Adult

Dog Behaviour and Methodology Certificate

Our dog behaviour training classes will give you exposure to a variety of canine breeds and behaviours while you learn and develop skills in identifying dog body language and how to modify common behavioural issues.

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Brain Busters

Learn creative and challenging ways to tire your dog out while enhancing your bond in this fun class! We’ll introduce trick training, scent detection, agility, and other fun games.

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Basic Obedience

Focused on training you and your dog to become model citizens and great representatives of the canine community. After an introduction to clicker training, you will learn basic tricks such as sit, down, wait, stay, come, and walking skills.

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Puppy Pop-in

This class will give your puppy a chance to meet different puppies and people each visit! We will introduce different objects, environments, and sounds, along with building valuable habits, practices, and commands.

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Puppy Basics

It is critical puppies encounter as many new environments, people, dogs, and things as possible during the early stage of their lives. Another important skill is bite inhibition.

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Pet First Aid

Learn what immediate steps to take in a pet emergency situation! Offered in partnership with Walks ‘n’ Wags, who have offered pet first aid classes since 2003.

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Managing Mischief

Relationships can be ruff. Our trainers work with you and your canine companion to target impulse control and help develop good manners. Learn positive reinforcement methods to guide your dogs journey to become better canine citizen.

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Leash Reactivity 201

For graduates of Leash Reactivity 101 or equivalent who are wanting to further hone or improve skills in reactivity and leash management with their canine companion. If you are new to leash reactivity, you must first complete Leash Reactivity 101.

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Leash Reactivity 101

Dogs express discomfort and excitement the only way they know how, body language and vocalizations. We will work with you and your dog to build confidence and/or self-control around other dogs while on leash as well as other ways to manage reactive behaviours through positive training methods.

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Juvenile Puppy Pop-in

This class will give your puppy a chance to meet different puppies and people each visit! We will introduce different objects, environments, and sounds, along with building valuable habits, practices, and commands.

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Intermediate Obedience

The basics behind you, we’ll take your obedience skills to the next level! Add new and more challenging skills to extended your dogs distance, endurance, and focus with this next level training course.

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Intermediate Agility

This 6-week class is only for graduates from our Beginner Agility course. This course will further you and your dog’s agility skills!

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Hustle Your Walk

Build confidence for you and your canine with recall and walking skills. Bad habits can be hard to break but our trainers are here to lend a paw as we safely take advantage of our large indoor & outdoor facilities.

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Dog Behaviour and Training Methodology Certificate

Dates Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Cost $1,900 + GST**Subject to registration fee Location Edmonton Humane Society13620 – 163 Street NWEdmonton, AB Course Description If you have been considering a career with dogs, this is the course to […]

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Agility Pop-in

This introductory, one-hour class class is for you and your dog to learn about basic agility and have some fun!

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Beginner Agility

This 6-week class is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of agility. We’ll introduce you to the equipment and strategies for agility courses and help you find the agility star in your pup!

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Creating Courageous Canines

For the shy guys who might get overwhelmed easily.
Help fearful dogs become more confident and face fears using slow exposure and gentle reinforcement methods.

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Cooperative Canine Care Basics

Take the stress out of grooming and vet visits when you learn how to work with your canine on care basics like nail trims, baths, and tooth brushing. Our trainers will also touch on helping your dog with invasive handling and basic obedience.

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