Summer: 2018 Off leash park safety

2nd Annual 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


  • 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 location

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

DateLocationSession times
JUNE 17 The Place 4 Paws 9 - 9:45 a.m.
10 - 10:45 a.m.
AUGUST 12 The Place 4 Paws 9 - 9:45 a.m.
10 - 10:45 a.m.
AUGUST 19 The Place 4 Paws 8 - 8:45 a.m.
9 - 9:45 a.m.

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

The Place 4 Paws outdoor area is located at:
10135 Twp Rd 264
Rocky View County, AB
T4B 2N8


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 Wednesdays when the office is open until 6:30 p.m. 

For more information, call Municipal Enforcement at 403.948.8892. 


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

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

Contact us

Bylaw enforcement (Municipal Enforcement)

P. 403.948.8892

F. 403.948.0619


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