Summer: Off leash park safety

Off Leash Education Program

Become an ambassador for Airdrie's off leash areas by learning more about dog behaviour and management. 

The City of Airdrie is always looking for ways to make our off-leash areas better. One way to do this is to offer free training for our off leash area users with a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT). Working with the certified dog trainer, human participants will work alongside their dogs to learn: 

  • Dog body language
  • What play and bullying looks like
  • How to defuse a potentially dangerous situation
  • Better understanding of their dogs and better recall (control) at the dog park
  • Better understanding of the off leash bylaws and responsible pet ownership

Requirements

  • Dogs must be dog-dog friendly
  • Behavioural issues must be disclosed and will require assessment by a certified dog trainer
  • No aggression or extreme fear of other dogs and/or people (includes children)
  • Collar with registered tags
  • Up to date vaccinations

Participants are required to bring: 

  • Food rewards
  • Leash
  • Collar with registered tags
  • Water
  • Pet waste bags


Session dates, times and locations

There will be three sessions each day with 4-6 participants per session

DateLocationSession times
July 23 Place for Paws 9-10 a.m.
10-11 a.m.
11-noon
August 13 Nose Creek Off Leash Park 9-10 a.m.
10-11 a.m.
11-noon
September 10 Kings Heights Off Leash park 9-10 a.m.
10-11 a.m.
11-noon
September 24 East Lake Off Leash Park (Small/medium dogs only) 9-10 a.m.
10-11 a.m.
11-noon

Each session will have 45 minutes of training and 15 minutes for questions. One dog per participant please. 

 

Registration

To register for a no-cost training session, please go to the Municipal Enforcement office at 2 Highland Park Way to fill out a registration form. The office is open 8:30 - 4:30 weekdays except Wednesday it is open until 6:30 p.m. 

For more information, call Municipal Enforcement at 403.948.8892. 

 

Fall: School & playground zones

  • Community sports programs are likely taking place in the playgrounds
  • Schools are in session and drivers need to be aware of school zones and times
  • Slow down and be aware
 

Winter: Snow clearing


There is a car behind that mound of snow but from a child's height, it is hidden. Pile your snow onto your lawn, not on the road – help keep everyone safe.


Winter snow clearing bylaws for residents: 

  • If you own or occupy property in Airdrie, you are required to clear your sidewalks of ice and snow within 24 hours of the last snowfall
  • Snow or ice from your sidewalk or driveway cannot be deposited on City roadways or public places.
  • Concerned about a property owner not clearing their sidewalk? Contact Municipal Enforcement after 24 hours of the last snowfall
  • For the full bylaws on residential snow clearing, see page 17 of the Community Standards Bylaw
 

Spring: School & playground zones

  • More children are outside during school hours and later in the evenings and on weekends
  • Drivers: Take your time, obey all signage and be aware of your surroundings
  • Pedestrians: Use the crosswalks and make sure all drivers have stopped before stepping out onto the roadway
 

Contact us


Bylaw enforcement (Municipal Enforcement)

P. 403.948.8892

F. 403.948.0619

Hours


Municipal Enforcement
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday
CLOSED
Officers Hours
Monday to Friday
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday
6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.