Dog Training Center (Open on July 1, 2019)

Certified FORCE FREE Dog Training

Led by highly sought-after dog trainer and behaviour specialist Colleen McCarvill, Diamond in the Ruff provides industry-leading dog training services in Edmonton and surrounding areas. As one of the first force-free trainers in western Canada, Colleen and her team have helped thousands of dogs become well-behaved, happy pets.

Positive reinforcement methods are based in science and do not require the use of punishment, ever. We do not use prong/pinch collars, choke chains, physical or verbal punishment.

Colleen is a Certified Mentor Trainer (Trainer of Trainers), and she is building a team of educated and dedicated trainers to serve the growing needs of the Edmonton area.

Our methods produce reliable, permanent results. 


Diamond in The Ruff Reviews

An amazing company and team of people. They do not use force training in any way. It’s all very positive. Colleen is very kind and respectful. She has excellent training ideas and they work. Even my senior dog is able to learn things. And I have learned a lot!

The Emergency Recall method is excellent. She truly understands dog behaviour and holds a wealth of knowledge and expertise. I have had private sessions and also group training for my puppy from Colleen. I have used 3 other trainers in the past for two other dogs that are now passed. These places were good too. But to compare, Colleen takes it up that extra notch to excellence. Great with my dog family and my husband and me. Happy dogs and happy customers!
— Shennon C
We just completed out puppy training, being a brand new dog owner I had no idea what to expect, I have to say I was so impressed with Sharon our trainer and how Sharon taught our whole family how to enjoy our puppy and to always be aware on how to make sure we are safely taking care of our new family member. Thank you to Diamond in the Ruff and especially Sharon. I recommend this course to everyone, great value, fun and learning for all.
— Raj K
Started with Colleen McCarvill by training with my Dog this past year have been extremely happy with our progress . I now am enrolled in her academy to become certified trainer. and am having a well informed understanding of material and explained In plain English highly recommended.
— Christine H
We had used other companies for puppy training classes but this one is superior in their style and the education background of the trainers. The most important thing they taught us was the Emergency Recall which can be used in the event of an emergency and when we have had to use this it’s flawless. Our dog comes sprinting back towards us no matter what and we can’t thank the team at Diamond in the Ruff for the amazing skills Enni has learned and the training techniques she taught us. HIGHLY recommend!!! We are going to sign up for their therapy training when our puppy is a little older. THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING!! :)
— Kelsey M
My husband and I recently just adopted a 4 month old golden labradoodle, and we were searching for puppy classes that could accommodate us. We were looking for classes that focus on positive reinforcement and that would teach US multiple cues. What we got out of Diamond in the Ruff, far exceeded our expectations. Colleen’s extensive knowledge on our particular breed, but as well as many others, helped us in the learning process. We highly recommend this puppy class (Ruff n’ Tumble) to anyone who wants to learn with their pup in a loving and friendly environment. Thank you Colleen and Diamond in the Ruff for this wonderful experience.
— Lupe K

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