Edmonton Dog Training

Private Dog Training available in Edmonton, Morinville, Spruce Grove,

Stony Plain, Onoway, and surrounding communities.

 

It is important to note that Colleen McCarvill is fully certified, non-aversive and that her international credentials can be verified. While there is no regulation in this industry, ethics should guide all of us to carry the proper credentials when providing training services to the public.

Sessions will not be booked or held until payment is received. To register, please fill in the attached Registration Form and sign the attached Agreement. If you do not have a printer and/or scanner, typing your name into the signature portion will be accepted.

Upon registration; with complete disclosure and signature; for any training program with Diamond in the Ruff Inc., you are ensuring that you have read and agreed to the Safety Protocol, any and all policies for the emotional safety of your dog(s) and the physical safety of your certified and dedicated trainer with Diamond in the Ruff Inc.

Private training with Diamond in the Ruff Inc. is quite unique and there are 4 specific training program options available to suit every training desire or challenge imaginable.

Programs do not need to be followed in succession and training is designed specifically for you, your family and your dog(s), unlike group classes where only a small percentage of time is spent individually with each client/family/dog(s).

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M I S S I N G

1 EMU

Answers to the name "Boogaloo", but will also come running to "Booger", "Loooonatic" and "Drunken Dinosaur"

He's about shoulder height (to me).

Distinguishing Characteristics -

He runs in a zigzag pattern (head zigs while his body zags) *think intoxicated road runner.

And, he dances like no one's watching. 

I've looked EVERYWHERE.
I was seeing clients this evening in Edmonton and surrounding and found these to be way too common this year.

I've spoken to 4 Vet's in 3 different areas and they are reporting a significant increase on the number of dogs presenting with symptoms related to, and very likely caused by mushroom poisoning.

It's definitely time to practice a solid "leave it" Cue.

Watch your step..literally.  Mushrooms are growing in more than the typical spots due to the damp summer we've been experiencing.

If you suspect your dog has invested a mushroom, don't wait to seek help.

Take a photo IMMEDIATELY!
Identification is crucial.

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants

Download this app
Picture Mushroom ID

Facebook help
*ONLY if you have witnessed ingestion 

Be AWARE!

Be PREPARED!!

Be SAFE!!!

I have found 21, yes, TWENTY ONE different species of mushrooms on my acreage.  Some are brightly colored, the size of dinner plates and VERY interesting to a dogs eye and nose. 
Many of them TOXIC.
Cind - "How was work tonight, Colleen?"

Me - "A D O R A B L E"😁😁❣️
What Up in Training and Behaviour Consulting?

Do you have a puppy?

 We have a few spots that have opened up in our Ruff N' Tumble Puppy classes beginning this Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in West Edmonton.
Most Complete PUPPY Classes -
Safe Socialization, ALL cues, Problem Solving, THE WORKS!

Maybe you have a REACTIVE dog?

Colleen has been actively helping Reactive dogs feel safe, secure and able to cope with their TRIGGERS. 
Our next REACTIVE ROVER intake is July 9th at 4:00 p.m.

Does your dog possess that "something special" that you would like to share with others?

Our next Therapy Prep and Certification Class intake is 7:00 p.m. on August 3rd.
If anyone needs me today.  I'll be right here.

Seriously.

Not moving....
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***UPDATE*** Due to the increase in COVID cases in our city and province, we have decided to postpone our grand opening/ open house of our new facility. We will still offer classes and private lessons in very small groups. Send us a message if you have any questions. We will reschedule and let you know as soon as we can. 
Thank you! 

We have a very special announcement! We are opening our new facility! Come see us at our grand opening on Saturday Aug 1 from 11am-3pm! More fun details to follow! Comment below or send us a DM if you have any questions
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10740 180 Street
Edmonton, AB
T5S 2S4
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Meet this little cutie! Her full name is Greta Louise! She is our newest therapy dog visiting @ourparentshome to bring some joy to the residents. 
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Have you ever thought of having a trained Therapy Dog? We have a class for that! 
Registrations are now open for January Therapy Dog classes! 
January 9 Thursdays at 7:35 pm or January 20 Mondays at 6:30 pm.  Classes run for 7 weeks. Please send an email to training.ditr@gmail.com to register or for further information._
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Banjo!
Hi again!
*New Class Offering* 
If you finished your puppy class and are not sure what type of activities your dog likes, this class is for you!

Your dog will learn components of advanced obedience, scent detection, agility and rally obedience to help you better understand and nurture your dog’s talent. 
Sign up today to reserve your spot! 😃

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Voted the most complete puppy class in Edmonton!

Come join us to learn 16 cues, desensitization, socialization, problem solving, grooming, maintenance and so much more! 
Register now to save your spot for the next class offering! 😃

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Well folks, it’s live!💥 Follow the link in our profile to take a spin on the new site and check out the next round of classes starting in February and March. We have so many exciting new features that will continue to roll out, including ONLINE BOOKINGS! Keep checking back as things will be added regularly. Happy training from all of us at Diamond in the Ruff!
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Exciting things are coming very soon! If you are unable to access our website in the next few days, please contact us directly by phone or email (buttons on bio, below the description).Thank you for your patience! We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Diamond in the Ruff! 🎁🎅🏻 Queso has been practicing her manners with us all year long, and she’s ready to shine at Christmas dinner! 🤣
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What?! Only 4 more days until Christmas? 😁🎁🎅🏻 This hilarious pup just can’t believe it!
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Is one of your New Years Resolutions building your bond with your dog? We think it should be! Canine Good Citizen is now open for enrolment! Every dog is a good dog, some dogs just get a certificate to prove it 😉
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Psssttt... do you have a gift for your most loyal companion yet? 🤷🏼‍♀️ Dogs need presents too! Treat you AND your dog with one of our exciting classes starting in 2018. Details on our website, link in bio. 🎁🐶
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Do you have a loved one that could benefit from dog training? 
We offer gift certificates for all your training needs. Contact Diamond in the Ruff today!

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Happy Monday from this cute puppy class grad, Misiu!
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Look ma, no hands! 🙌🏼 We reicieved this photo of client Queso loving on the handsfree @kurgo quantum leash. They say the hands free feature makes for more security while clicking and rewarding! The sunny #yeg weather doesn’t hurt either... get out with your dog and enjoy this brief respite from winter!
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It’s Throwback Thursday! In honour of that, we had to share a cute picture of our puppy client Loki! 
You can’t tell from this picture but Loki was really excited to graduate from puppy class 😆! He was sitting nicely for a treat from the photographer.

We cannot wait to meet more puppy clients. If you are interested in joining a puppy class, see our link in the bio for class dates.

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Sweet Maya is a shoe in for #wcw AND #wolfcrushwednesday 😍😍
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Happy #tongueouttuesday [with a side of wild eyes] from Banjo! 😜
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Our trusty assistant Stella was not happy about being a demo dog for a dog-reactive client in the winter! She advised us that her working months are April-September 😜! Diamond in the Ruff is very experienced in training clients with dog reactivity. Stella was a former client and now rehabilitates other dogs! 😃 
Contact Diamond in Ruff for all your training needs! 
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Halloween is over but our Trick 'n' Treat class isn't!! •
We have 1 spot remaining for our reactive dogs and 5 spots for those who want to learn tricks!! •
Register to join us on November 5 at 4pm for 3 weeks! •
Contact us via Training.DITR@gmail.com to register for this fun, safe and effective class! •
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Last call registration for Ruff 'n' Tumble: Puppy Kindergarten! 
To register email Training.DITR@gmail.com contact us through our page. •
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Ruff 'n' Tumble Puppy Kindergarten Registration Open! Contact us for more details via our page or email: Training.DITR@gmail.com
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**Halloween Special** Bring your dog in for a 3-week tricks class! 
Classes run:
Class 1 October 8 - 4:00 P.M.
Class 2 October 22 - 4:00 P.M.
Class 3 October 29 - 4:00 P.M. *Costume Contest!* *PRIZES*

Class 1 November 5 - 4:00 P.M.
Class 2 November 12 - 4:00 P.M.
Class 3 November 26 - 4:00 P.M.

Space is limited so register now via our page or email Training.DITR@gmail.com
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WE CAN COME TO YOU! Private, in-home training for all of your training needs. From puppy basics to reactivity and everything in between, we will set you and your dog up for success! Contact us today through our profile or email training.ditr@gmail.com 💌
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Oh hello! 👋🏻 Diamond in the Ruff is an Edmonton based dog training company led by CPDT-KA Certified Trainer Colleen McCarvill and her growing team of dog lovers. Give us a call for your training needs today!
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Private Training Packages

RUFF AROUND THE EDGES

Program 1 – LITTLE “RUFF” AROUND THE EDGES

*Package includes 4 X 30-minute in-home private sessions.

Do your family and your dog have some challenges that require addressing and problems to be solved?  Would you like to get started on the fast track to success? 

This is exactly the program that you’re looking for! All of your questions are answered, from feeding and housetraining to problem-solving and cues/commands like COME, SIT, STAY, LEAVE IT, DROP IT… 16 IN TOTAL, and so much more. 

A plan is established for your specific needs, practiced and set in motion, and then Diamond in the Ruff returns to ensure successful progress.   A full month of phone/email support through Diamond in the Ruff is available at no extra charge.  This added service helps to fine tune your training if required, as you progress. 

So much can be covered in the environment where the dog and family live.  Over 80% of challenges occur in the home environment.  Together during this program, we will assess whether you require further help.

Dogs who are reactive (aggressive) are not eligible for a Program 1, as they require more sessions, and will be give more documentation.

The price for Little “Ruff” Around the Edges is $375.00 plus tax. *There will NOT be any additional charge for Private Training for households with more than one dog.

Register today to schedule your first private training session 

$375.00 + GST

ROWDY ROVER

Program 2 – ROWDY ROVER

*Package includes 6 X 30-minute in-home private sessions.

Would you like instruction and guidance while you introduce your dog to various stimuli in the environment?  Does your dog show mild to moderate behavioural challenges either in the home or out in the world of distractions and competing motivators?

The additional sessions provided in Program 2 are often scheduled out in public with Diamond in the Ruff Inc. and will help you to practice what you’ve learned, with support and a plan to maintain your success. All sessions can also be done in the home.

The price for Rowdy Rover is $525.00 plus tax. *There will NOT be any additional charge for Private Training for households with more than one dog.

Register today to schedule your first private training session 

$525.00 + GST

RESTLESS ROVER

Program 3 – RESTLESS ROVER

*Package includes 8 X 30-minute in-home private sessions.

Are you struggling with a dog who appears aggressive to strangers or other dogs either in the home or outside in the real world?  Are you having a difficult time walking your dog(s) past distractions or introducing your dog to real life situations without anxiety?  Are you struggling with leaving your dog home alone; as they cry or howl when you leave; to come back and find things destroyed or that they’ve hurt themselves in anxiety?

This program is designed to not only give you the tools to set both you and your dog up for success but also to practice those new skills with progress under supervision and instruction. 

Our in-home private training, with the possibility of some sessions taking place in public, will give you the joy that every dog owner and dog wants to feel, and allow you to walk your dog with pride and confidence. These 30-minute sessions are ideal for addressing moderate aggression/reactivity.

Sessions are typically used within a three to four-month period to ensure success and to provide both dog and owner with exposure and consistency, two very important components to a successful training plan. 

On-going training support is provided in Zoom through weekly online group client care sessions, at no additional cost, both during the program and for an additional month once your private sessions have been completed.  These online sessions will be fully customized to address specific questions from each participant attending the session.


The price for Restless Rover is $730 plus tax. *There will not be any additional charge for Private Training for households with more than one dog.

Register today to schedule your first private training session 

$730.00 + GST

REACTIVE ROVER

Program 4 – REACTIVE ROVER

*Package includes 10 X 30-minute in-home private sessions.

Are you struggling with a dog whose anxiety or aggression/reactivity is far beyond your means of control? Does your dog lash out seemingly with no signs beforehand? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything and are at the end of your “leash”?

This private training program is designed to address reactivity and anxiety, even in the most extreme cases.

Many people choose this option if they are experiencing reactivity issues where the dog has already failed (snapped or growled at people, or fought with other dogs) or if they’re managing issues with more than one dog.

The private sessions can be separated with the public sessions in between, or tailored to only in-home sessions if need be. 

Sessions are typically used within a four to five-month period to ensure success and to provide both dog and owner with exposure and consistency, two very important components to a successful training plan. 

On-going training support is provided in Zoom through weekly online group client care sessions, at no additional cost, both during the program and for an additional month once your private sessions have been completed.  These online sessions will be fully customized to address specific questions from each participant attending the session.  


The price for Reactive Rover is $875 plus tax. *There will not be any additional charge for Private Training for households with more than one dog.

Register today to schedule your first private training session

$875.00 + GST

Training costs and time-frames are non-negotiable, and after the first session are non-refundable, however are transferable and hold a 1-year expiry from the date of the first session, barring any mutually accepted extenuating circumstances. Sessions must be booked no more than 1 month apart, to ensure continuity. If a payment plan has been agreed upon (for a Program 3 or 4), the full amount is required within 60 days of the initial session, regardless of sessions booked or completed.

Locations over 75 km’s will have an additional fee of $0.60 per km added to their invoice.

Our success rate is extremely high as we leave you and your family completely prepared with a plan for every situation.  Diamond in the Ruff Inc.’s Colleen McCarvill is known as the trainer with the history for turning all of her clients into proficient trainers themselves.

All Programs come with e-mailed information and include not only what you specifically want to cover but everything that Diamond in the Ruff Inc. sees happening that needs attention.  Diamond in the Ruff Inc. provides the necessary obedience training with every program. 

Emergency Recall, an amazingly effective, rock solid recall that Colleen developed while working with zoo animals is included in EVERY PROGRAM.  It’s fun to teach, easy to use and will be your dog’s life insurance should you ever need to call your dog away from any challenging competing motivator.

 

 

Private Puppy Training Packages

Private Puppy Comes Home Packages

Do you have a new puppy? Would like to know the best products on the market? Would you like to have a handle on how to problem solve, train and handle your new puppy?

Private Puppy Comes Home

$325.00 + GST for 4 X 30-minute sessions

We cover nutrition, treats, toys, anything they wear: leashes, collars and harnesses, grooming, handling, Recall, Recall Games and Emergency Recall, starting cues, how to train, potty training, and problem solving – proactive rather than reactive.

Get started with your puppy’s training by registering today 

Private Puppy Comes Home

$457.50 + GST for 6 X 30-minute sessions

Would you like instruction and guidance while you introduce your dog to various stimuli in the environment? Does your dog show mild to moderate behavioural challenges either in the home or out in the world of distractions and competing motivators?

Our in-home private puppy training, with the possibility of some sessions taking place in public with Diamond in the Ruff Inc., will help you to practice what you’ve learned, with support and a plan to maintain your success.

Get started with your puppy’s training by registering today 

Private Puppy Comes Home

$570.00 + GST for 8 X 30-minute sessions

Are you struggling with a dog who appears aggressive to strangers or other dogs either in the home or outside in the real world? Are you having a difficult time walking your dog(s) past distractions or introducing your dog to real life situations without anxiety? Are you struggling with leaving your dog home alone; as they cry or howl when you leave; to come back and find things destroyed or that they’ve hurt themselves in anxiety?

This program is designed to not only give you the tools to set both you and your dog up for success but also to practice those new skills with progress under supervision and instruction.

This private puppy training program, with the possibility of some sessions taking place in public with Diamond in the Ruff Inc., will give you the joy that every dog owner and dog wants to feel, and allow you to walk your dog with pride and confidence. Some of these sessions may be divided into 30-minute sessions when addressing aggression/reactivity.

Get started with your puppy’s training by registering today 

Private Puppy Comes Home

10 X 30-minute sessions & up – $71.25 + GST per 30-minute session

*Requires the purchase of a minimum of 10 X 30-minute sessions.

Are you struggling with a dog whose anxiety or aggression/reactivity is far beyond your means of control? Does your dog lash out seemingly with no signs beforehand? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything and are at the end of your “leash”?

This private puppy training program is designed to address reactivity and anxiety, even in the most extreme cases.

Many people choose this option if they are experiencing reactivity issues where the dog has already failed (snapped or growled at people, or fought with other dogs) or if they’re managing issues with more than one dog.

The private sessions can be separated with the public sessions in between, or tailored to only in-home sessions if need be.

Get started with your puppy’s training by registering today 

Group Classes

Group Classes

Group Classes are a fantastic learning tool for dogs and owners alike. They offer an opportunity for dogs to become comfortable with other dogs, individuals and environments while learning a variety of skills ranging from trick training, scent detection or agility to certifications like Canine Good Citizen.

Group classes vary by season and interest. Here is an outline of our current offerings:

RESCUE ROVER - Diamond in the Ruff Dog Training

RUFF ‘N’ TUMBLE PUPPY CLASS

RUFF ‘N’ TUMBLE PUPPY CLASS

The most complete Puppy class you’ll find!

This is a “no stone left un-turned” approach to puppy training. We include 22 Cues (from Sit, Recall to DITR’S OWN Life Saving Emergency Recall, learning how to C.A.L.M) …and So much more.. Problem solving, Desensitization to scary things, Safe Socialization, Tricks, Games for prizes (your puppy shops for their own prize), Nutrition, Proper Handling and Grooming.

A FORCE FREE (certified) and FUN family friendly class.

Upcoming Session Dates: 
Ongoing

$299.00 + GST

*A minimum of 6 participants required per intake; start dates may be adjusted accordingly. Maximum of 9 dogs permitted in each class. Wait list applies for classes at maximum occupancy.

Ruff N' Tumble

THERAPY ANIMAL/DOG (Certification Class)

THERAPY ANIMAL/DOG (Certification Class)

Colleen is a certified Evaluator for CGN, CGC and Therapy Animals
This will be the most comprehensive course and testing available, written by Colleen, a certified and current expert in Animal Behaviour. Most tests are outdated and focus mainly on the perspective of the Client.

Colleen’s course and the test will encompass both the enjoyment and safety of the Human side AND the needs and desires of our wonderful fur, feathered and Hoofed friends on the Animal side.

This course has limited spots and may have multiple species in involvement. Join Colleen for our industry leading Therapy Program.

Upcoming Session Dates: 
Ongoing

$325.00 + GST

*A minimum of 6 participants required per intake; start dates may be adjusted accordingly. Maximum of 9 dogs permitted in each class. Wait list applies for classes at maximum occupancy.

Ruff N' Tumble

REACTIVE ROVER CLASS

REACTIVE ROVER CLASS

This class will provide our clients with a very safe and controlled environment to practice, with support and supervision, their systematic desensitization and counter-conditioning (SD/CC) skills.

These indoor and outdoor classes are 45 minutes in length and are designed to set you and your dog up for success!

Acceptance in this class is based on SEVERITY of reactivity. This class includes an in-depth education on SD/CC

Please contact us to be added to our waitlist for Spring 2024 group class session dates. Our Reactive Rover private training option remains available for clients wishing to register for training right away.

$325.00 + GST

Tricks & Problem Solving

TeamTRUST

TeamTRUST

A Functional Reactivity/Aggression Program for the Real World 🐾 Achieving relief for reactive dogs and their families. Team TRUST is an Innovative advancement in Aggression Case management and resolution, Developed by Diamond in the Ruff Inc. Living with a reactive dog can be one of the most difficult dynamics ever experienced between a family and their dog. Trying to navigate the world with a reactive/aggressive dog feels more like running a gauntlet. The dreams you once had of peaceful walks, getting togethers with family and friends and including your dog in fun and social activities, seems so far from reality. Nothing feels “safe”.. The feelings of isolation can be overwhelming for both you and your dog.

TeamTRUST has been a vision in development for me for quite some time. I have been offering Reactive Rover, Reactive to Relaxed, Feisty Fido, Growl Classes (you name it), for DECADES. These DITR formats, or loose emulations of them I’ve been cropping up all over the place in the past few years but always with one very important element left unachieved.

We’ve had success, sometimes incredible transformations but the longer I am in this industry and the more education I get under my belt, the more I see the need to do better. Having six, eight, sometimes 10 dogs in a class, while a unique and acceptably productive offering, left me wanting to do more. To be more efficient, more individualized, more effective, more supportive and allow for that critical aspect, GENERALIZATION to the Real World.

TeamTRUST encapsulates all of the vital elements necessary to achieve more.

Maximum of 5 dogs

Please contact us to inquire about upcoming session dates.

$525.00 + GST

100 Ways Back To You

100 Ways Back To You

100 Ways Back To You

Does your dog come when called?
Every. Single. Time?

Do you feel confident that if you ever dropped your leash in a busy area, your dog would return to you when called?

How about from a great distance, even out of ear shot of your voice?

Most importantly, with JOY and ENTHUSIASM❣️

Does your dog enjoy FREEDOM while you enjoy peace of mind?

If you answer “NO” to any of these questions, this WORKING, ADVENTURE seminar is for you and your dog.

This three-part working (FUN) seminar will each be held in 3 sessions, 2 weeks apart on Colleen’s acreage, just 26 mins. West of the Yellowhead trail/Anthony Henday west interchange.

Each session will be 1.5 hrs of GAMES, FUN, ADVENTURE, SURPRISES, SUCCESS and many AH HA moments!!

Please contact us to inquire about upcoming session dates.

$299.00 + GST

New classes being developed and added all the time!