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The Dog Blog

Dog and Gorilla

The Dog, The Gorilla, and the Gun

Posted By Ottawa Canine School

Here's a good article that has some interesting things to say about the recent incident involving a child at a zoo: https://thecognitivecanine.com/2016/06/01/the-dog-the-gorilla-and-the-gun/

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June 6, 2016 No Comments
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What Does a “Force-Free” Trainer Do Anyway?

Posted By Chantal Mills

Don’t get the wrong idea! I’m a firm believer in humane and respectful training. You won’t see me giving the leash a good “pop” to get a dog’s attention, nor will you hear me tell folks that they should be the dominant one in their relationship with their dog. I

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April 27, 2016 No Comments
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What Every Pet Owner Needs To Know About Dog Trainers

Posted By Chantal Mills

Here's a great little list entitled 'What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know About Dog Trainers' I really like #10 - "Just because dog training is an unregulated industry doesn’t mean that some of us are not preparing ourselves and learning to train as though it was". That i

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February 11, 2016 No Comments

What Our Client Say

Here is what some of our clients say about their experience with the Ottawa Canine School

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Adrien & Desmond

We took Basic Obedience with April. There were lots of useful tips on dog handling, clear instructions, and good feedback which always included something positive. The instructor was always cheerful and patient; she watched carefully and had useful guidance.

Adrien, July 2016

Dixie

Mark and Dixie

We took Agility level II. There were lots of useful tips on dog handling, clear instructions, and good feedback which always included something positive. The instructor was always cheerful and patient; she watched carefully and had useful guidance.

Mark, July 2016

Monique and Laddy

Chantal is very positive and cheery; also calm at all times. This is much appreciated. Thank you, Chantal, for making these classes so much fun. I can’t believe the change in Laddy. He’s now a well-behaved and attentive dog.

Monique, 2013

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Yves And Grace

This summer me and Grace took the Loose Leash Walking course offered at Ottawa Canine School. This was an excellent course. It was a 4 one hour session that provided me with techniques, games and great tips that help me teach Grace to walk without pulling. The instructor was attentive and knowledgeable. Colette took the time to demonstrate and corrected us when needed and gave us the necessary time to practice. I would highly recommend this course to everyone…

Yves, September 2015

Tara and Bo

From week 9 of Bo’s life, your school has been the best thing that has happened to us. Bo and I learned so much (in the Total Recall class). Her emergency recall word is the most important skill we have learned to date. We’re proofing the skill in different situations and she’s doing fabulously. We’ve learned it so well that I am fully confident of her return if need be.

Tara, August 2014

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