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Private Training

Private training in December 2018

Although there will be no group classes from December 23rd, 2018 and January 2nd, 2019.  Private training may be available upon request.  If interested, please complete the Client Questionnaire with your availability.

Customized training

The Ottawa Canine School offers private training. Let us customize a training plan relevant to your dog’s needs. Private training can help with:

  • barking
  • jumping on guests
  • housetraining
  • pulling
  • lunging
  • and many other behaviours

We specialize in separation anxiety, resource guarding and reactivity.

Where does private training happen?

  • In-home. Our trainers will work in your dog’s environment. A travel fee may apply – please see rate card below.
  • At our school on weekdays (daytime before 5.30pm only).  Sessions will be done at our training facility.
  • Anywhere convenient! Sessions can be done at a park, on the trails, or on a downtown sidewalk.

How much does private training cost?

Customized training plan:

  • Per hour (weekdays before 5.30pm, daytime training at OCS): $70/hr + HST
  • Per hour: $90/hr + HST
  • 4-6 hour discount rate: $85/hr + HST
  • 7-9 hour discount rate: $80/hr + HST
  • 10+ hour discount rate: $75/hr + HST

*Discount only applies when purchasing the hours up front.

Additional travel fee per visit:

  • Daytime training at OCS: Not applicable because you come to us
  • Zone A (up to 15 km): FREE
  • Zone B (up to 25 km): $22.50 + HST
  • Zone C (up to 35 km): $35.00 + HST
  • Zone D (up to 45 km): $50.00 + HST

We calculate the travel fee based on the average distance between the Ottawa Canine School and your location. Travel fee will be waived if the trainer you are matched with lives in your neck of the woods (15 km or less from your location).

Ready to get started?

Please fill out our Client Questionnaire.   

Please select all the timeslots you are available. Our private training coordinator will then find a trainer who is available to take your case. This process usually takes about 2 to 14 business days.

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Please read the Ottawa Canine School’s following policies carefully so there are no surprises!  These policies were put into place so that we can offer all of our beloved clients the best possible service and attention they deserve.

Payment Policy: Once a trainer is found, you will be sent an invoice for the initial consultation. Because of the high demand for private training,  we require the invoice to be paid within two business days. If the invoice remains unpaid after two business days, you will be placed on the waiting list until a trainer becomes available once again.

Payment Options: You can pay the invoice in person, over the phone, or online.   Please contact privatetraining@ottawak9school.com if you foresee a delay with payment.

Once the invoice is paid, the private training coordinator will confirm receipt of payment.  Your trainer will then contact you to schedule your appointment (time, date, and location) within 2 business days.

Cancellation & Rescheduling: When you book and pay for a session, we are saving a session slot just for you. All appointments must be cancelled with 48-hour notice. Missed appointments, or those cancelled with less than 48-hour notice will be charged a full consultation or session fee. If you need to reschedule your appointment, please email your trainer at least 48-hour and we will happily reschedule your appointment.

Transferring Credit: If your trainer deems your dog is ready for a group class, prepaid Private sessions are  transferable to a class.

Special circumstances/pet health: If your dog can no longer attend the session due to health reasons, a note from your vet will be required for a refund.

Weather: We train rain or shine, but sometimes the weather may affect how productive and effective we can be. If the weather threatens to impedes training, your trainer will contact you to discuss and possibly reschedule. You will not lose a session due to these special circumstances.

Administration fee: There is a $20 administration fee to process all approved refunds.


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