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Off-Leash Ambassador program

Off-leash Events
Dog running in field with ball in its mouth

Free Dog Recall Training events

 
While in designated off-leash areas​​​​​​​​​ you must have your dog under control. Your dog must respond to sight and sound commands. We are sponsoring training sessions to help you learn how to successfully recall your dog when needed. Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT) from Animal Services will be providing the training for all the events.
 
June 11  - Dog Recall training
Bowmont Off-Leash Park
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thank you to all who participated!
 
August 6  - Dog Recall training
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Registration for the August 6 Dog Recall Event is open from July 18 to 29.  Please note that spaces fill up fast for the training.
 
 
October 22 - Dog Recall training
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Registration begins September 6, 2016.

P.U.P.P.Y. (Pick Up Pooch's Poo Yourself)

Pitch in and pick up. Our P.U.P.P.Y events are a great way to learn about the importance of picking up after your pet. For more information and a list of our events, please visit our P.U.P.P.Y. events page.

Volunteer Recruitment

 
We are recruiting volunteers to participate in the Off-Leash Ambassador program.
 
The pilot project began in the Egerts and Bowmont Parks off-leash
 
 
 
areas. We are now expanding to all quadrants of the city and need ambassadors city-wide. Volunteers in the program will:
  • Promote responsible pet ownership, positive pet interactions and safety in off-leash areas through the provision of information and demonstrations;
  • Answer questions regarding Calgary’s bylaws in off-leash areas.;
  • Act as positive role models in off-leash parks in terms of adhering with Calgary’s bylaws;
  • Provide an avenue for citizens to express concerns and pass along concerns to City staff; and
  • Promote the work of Calgary Community Standards and the services available at the Animal Services Centre, such as animal adoption and licensing.
 
New volunteers receive an orientation and training program that includes a review of the Responsible Pet Ownership bylaw and an animal behaviour and safety session from a certified professional dog trainer.