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We strongly believe in education for both pets and as well as people. We are pleased to offer various workshop and events, all centered around appropriate educational opportunities and having a blast with your pet at the same time!

All events will be held at the Irricana Kountry Kennel.
See directions and map on the Contact page.


2019 Workshops & Courses

Events  Drop In Rally Obedience - starting April 29th

Events  Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) course - starts April 29th

Events  Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) TEST - June 22


Events  Pet Pictures With Santa - Saturday, November 30




Please let us know of other courses and events you are interested in.













Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Course

Canine Good Neighbour


Registration Form
This is an online, fillable pdf form. Please email to

This 6 week course focuses strictly on training for the Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) and practicing for the CGN certification test, for those interested in getting their dog certified.

As the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) states, “The Canine Good Neighbour Program is a 12-step test, that when completed successfully, will ensure that one of our most favoured companions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of our communities right across the country. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs. The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog's relationship, together with the handler's ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.

You and Your Dog Must Must Complete these 12 Steps:

  • Accepting A Friendly Stranger
  • Politely Accepts Petting
  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Out For A Walk
  • Walking Through A Crowd
  • Sit/Down On Command and Stay In Place
  • Come When Called
  • Praise/Interaction
  • Reaction To A Passing Dog
  • Reaction To Distractions
  • Supervised Isolation
  • Walking Through A Door/Gate
The training program embraces both purebred and mixed-breed dogs and is fun, rewarding, and useful. It encourages owners to have a better and richer relationship with their dogs. The program also enhances community awareness of responsible dog ownership and the numerous benefits associated with dog ownership. “

Some advantages of having your CGN Certification:

  • Rewards responsible dog owners with well-mannered dogs
  • The CGN is good preparation for more advanced training
  • Some rental places only allow dogs with their CGN
  • Can be used to your advantage against breed decimation laws
  • The CGN is the first step to becoming a therapy dog

•  Instructors are Tracy Goodbrand and Sherri Trithart. Read Sherri's bio!

This is a 6 week course, with 1 hour sessions once a week.

Date: Starting Monday, April 29, 2019
May 6, 13 (no class on long weekend), May 27, June 3 and 10, 2019

Time: 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Cost: $120.00 / person (+ GST)

Minimum - 3 dogs
Maximum - 8 dogs

$80.00 to audit (no dogs)

Register today by calling 403.970.4400 or emailing us! Resgistrations will be taken up to Wedneday, April 24, 2019.

Informational handouts will be available.

Participants of this course get a $10 discount off the CGN Test on June 22, 2019.

Can't make this workshop? Contact us with your suggestions for other dates and times.

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Drop In Rally Obedience

Drop-In Rally Obedience


Registration Form
This is an online, fillable pdf form. Please email to

Come join us Monday evenings (weather permitting) to practice and learn more about Rally Obedience.

We’ll work on at least 6 different signs every week and include a small rally obedience course to practice on.

We are here to help if you need or want with any obedience issues you may be having with your dog.

What is Rally Obedience? According to the CKC, Rally Obedience is a fun dog sport and requires teamwork between dog and handler over a course of various obedience maneuvers. The chief objective of rally is to provide a fast-moving and motivational activity that demonstrates the competency of handler and dog in performing basic obedience exercises without requiring exact precision for success.

Dogs in rally obedience events should demonstrate willingness and enjoyment. To that end, handlers may use praise, encouragement, and petting throughout a rally course.

Dogs must be a minimum of 6 months old and have some basic obedience. All dogs are required to be up to date on their vaccinations.

•  Leaders are Tracy Goodbrand and Sherri Trithart. Read Sherri's bio!

Date: Starting Monday, April 29, 2019
and running every Monday evening (except long weekends)

Time: 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Cost: $10.00 cash / dog

We appreciate people letting us know at least the day before and no later than noon the day of that you will be joining us - please call 403.970.4400 or email us!

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CGN Test

CGN Test


CGN Registration Form
This is an online, fillable pdf form. Don't forget to let us know if you prefer a morning or afternoon time slot. Please email to

We are pleased to offer the Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Test!

Proudly presented by ATB Irricana and MaxWell South Star Realty!

The Certification Test is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019.

The testing fee is $45.00 / dog/handler team prior to or on June 15, 2019. $35.00 for any participants who have taken the CGN course with us.

Registrations after June 15 and up to 8:00 AM of the test day is $55.00 ($45.00 for those who have taken the course with us).

This fee includes the $10 CKC fee for CGN Certification, snacks & refreshments.

Dogs DO NOT have to be CKC registered to take this test. Dogs who pass will earn their CGN (Canine Good Neighbour) title and certification from the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club).

All dogs must be licensed and up to date on their vaccinations (DA2PP / DHLPP, Bordetella, Rabies). You will need to bring proof.

•  The CGN Evaluator is Dr. Carla Simon from Hunter's Heart Kennels Ltd.

Thank you ATB Irricana!Thank you so much to Grace Martin at ATB Irricana for supporting us! Be sure to thank Grace for supportuing us with our dogs and please call her at 403.935.4261 to discuss what she can do to help.



Thank you so much to Larry Martin & MaxWell South Star Realty for supporting us! Be sure to call Larry at 403.935.5557 to discuss anything involving real estate!Thank you MaxWell South Star Realty

The test starts at 9:00 AM.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019

Register today by calling 403.970.4400 or emailing us!

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Pet Pictures With Santa

Pet Pics With Santa


Eamail us for more information at or call us at 403.974.4400..

Come get your pet’s picture taken with Santa!
This includes dogs, cats, and horses!

(please ensure all pets are on a leash or in a crate when arriving).

Enjoy holiday music, Christmas cookies and beverages!

We'll also feature some artists' pet themed work so some Christmas shopping can be done at the same time!

$10 cash / pet.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Highway 9 Canine 4H Club.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019,
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Do you own a dog-agressive dog? You may not feel comfortable bringing your dog with so many other dogs all together. Please contact us to arrange a set time after 3:00 PM and your dog can still their picture taken with Santa!

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Are there other courses you would like to see? Please let us know so we can better serve our pet community! Call today at 403.970.4400 or email at









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