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Off-Leash Ambassador program

Off-leash Events

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. The Calgary Humane Society will be providing Certified Professional Dog Trainers for the events.
June 11  - Dog Recall training
Bowmont Off-Leash Park
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*Please note that there are four sessions with 12 spots available. To submit an entry into the draw for one of the spots apply online or call 311. The deadline to register is June 3, 2016.
August 6  - Dog Recall training
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Registration begins July 18, 2016
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
Dog contemplating
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.