About our club
Our club is an active one with lots of activities throughout the year.  Our members have a wide variety of experience in obed/ rally/ conformation/ agility/ breeding/ flyball, etc .  Many of us show and trial with our dogs and have years of experience in wide range of activities.
We have  long time breeders who have shown throughout North America. We have many pet owners that are hooked on having fun with their dogs and some of them start trialing in a variety of dog sports. Many of us are regular competitors at shows and trials across the prairie provinces and at times, much further afield.   We help each other out whenever possible and have a group of members that get together regularly throughout the year.  We have member time, monthly dinner meetings, occasional pot luck dinners & a 'dogs included' Christmas party. We hold reward based training classes (see our class pages) taught by members. We host occasional seminars (on a variety of topics of interest to dog owners).   You can see us in action at the Sports & Leisure Show & Pets in the Park.
Interested in becoming a member of our club? We welcome new members. You don't have to be a "pro" or an experienced dog handler to join.  If you are interested in having fun and learning with your dog as part of a collegial club, we would welcome you.  As we are a volunteer based club, we do expect members to be involved (after all, it is the best way to learn) and contribute to club activities.  In particular, we need all members on deck to help in some capacity with our annual dog show the first weekend in May.  Don't have much experience?  Don't worry - we all started at the same place and more experienced members will help you learn the ropes.  Come and enjoy your dog with other like minded  people who enjoy spending time together with friends and dogs!
Our Club Goals

  • Educate the public about responsible dog ownership
  • Promote ethical breeding and responsible ownership of healthy purebred dogs
  • Provide public services that promote a healthy relationship with our canine companions

Our Training Goals

  • To provide accessible, reasonably priced dog training classes.
  • To help others enjoy their canine companions as much as we enjoy ours.
  • To promote force free training using positive reinforcement leading to well adjusted, well mannered dogs that enjoy training and become active partners in the training process.
  • Our classes provide strong foundations for canine life skills (good manners and polite behaviours for living well in the human world and with other canines) and for canine performance events (whether for fun or competition). This includes socialization, obedience, self control, building a great training relationship and having fun.

Our Methods

  • Our training methods are force free, focusing on building value for behaviours we want our dogs to do through positive reinforcement (food, toys, praise, play, etc.).  Our methods are chosen to facilitate the development of a trusting relationship, develop enthusiasm for training (in both handler and dog) and make training enjoyable.

Our Trainers

  • We have skilled and experienced trainers. They focus on keeping their training knowledge and methods up to date by attending workshops and seminars regularly.
  • Our trainers are active participants and competitors in obedience, rally-o, agility, flyball, musical freestyle, earthdog, tracking, and therapy dog.

Our Members

Our members have a wealth of information and experience in the dog world. In addition to training and competing in dog sports, many of our members are active and successful in the show ring. Our members have decades of experience in breeding, judging and showing a multitude of breeds. We are pleased to have among our ranks all breed conformation judges who have judged internationally.