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Specialty Courses

The Ottawa Canine School offers training classes for you to have more fun with your dog!


Do As I Do

Do As I Do is for dogs who are at least 6 months old and know at least 3 tricks.

Ever wonder if your dog can imitate what it sees? Can your dog learn something by watching another dog or person perform the same action? Now you can teach your dog to be a COPY CAT.

The science of social learning is getting more recognition through scientific research and various publishing in the science and dog training world. There is a natural tendency for dogs to imitate us since they are social creatures as we are. If you think about them digging in the back yard after you did some yard work, or attempting to unlatch the back gate. Usually, we find these talents rather bothersome, so we suppress our dog’s initiative to imitate us, but what if we could harness this enthusiasm, and put it to good use by putting it on cue?

This class will teach you the basics of how to train your dog to imitate you using commands your dog already knows. From there, you will be able to tell them to DO IT! for new behaviours they’ve never learned before, all just by watching you! It is a great and fun addition to your usual training technique and will enable your dog to learn some very complex skills. Click here to see a video of some of the things dogs can do just by watching and copying

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

Pre-requisite: This class is for social dogs that can focus on you while being off leash in our training hall. Dogs also need 3 skills or tricks such as: sit, down, stand, paw, bow, rollover, spin, backup – anything goes as long as you can do it too! Your dog must not exhibit fearful or reactive behaviours towards people and dogs. Reactive Rover graduates with your instructor’s approval are welcome. If you’re unsure if your dog would be a good fit for this class, check out our popular Reactive Rover class or contact us with your questions.

Course Length: 4 lessons (4 consecutive weeks; 1 hour each lesson)

Price: $100 + HST for 4 lessons

Max. Class Size: 5 dogs


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Nosey Dog Scent Detection I

Nosey Dog I is for dogs who are at least 6 months old.

You do not need a lab or a bloodhound to do this class. EVERY dog can succeed. Canine Nose Work is a new dog sport that any dog can enjoy.

Most dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors (compared to humans who have about 5 million). Our canine companions are born to sniff. This class puts their special sense to use. All dogs are already equipped with the most important tool they need to succeed at canine nosework.

Thanks to their great sense of smell, dogs can be trained to detect a variety of odours. In this beginner’s class, we teach the dogs to locate the special scent hidden in a box. No prior obedience necessary, as we use the dog’s natural abilities to smell and hunt. It’s fun, it keeps their mind active and it builds confidence. High energy dogs will love racing around the room to locate the scent as fast as possible and get their reward, but very young or old dogs, and less active dogs, will also be able to enjoy going at their own pace.

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

Pre-requisite: Your dog must not exhibit fearful or reactive behaviours towards people and dogs. Reactive Rover graduates with your instructor’s approval are welcome. If you’re unsure if your dog would be a good fit for this class, check out our popular Reactive Rover class or contact us with your questions.

Course Length: 5 lessons (5 consecutive weeks; 1 hour each lesson)

Price: $125 + HST for 5 lessons

Max. Class Size: 5 dogs


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Rally Obedience 

Rally-O is for dogs who are at least 6 months old and have completed Basic Good Manners (or equivalent at any training school).

What is Rally-Obedience? Affectionately called Rally-O, it is part agility, part obedience, part race, and a whole lot of FUN. Just like in Agility, there is a course with 10-20 different stations. Your dog must do something at each station. Each canine-handler team starts with 100 points. Your goal is to keep those points.

This is a great way to continue practising obedience with your dog, in a fun context.

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Basic Good Manners (or equivalent from any training school). Proof of completion is required. Your dog must not exhibit fearful or reactive behaviours towards people and dogs. Reactive Rover graduates with your instructor’s approval are welcome. If you’re unsure if your dog would be a good fit for this class, check out our popular Reactive Rover class or contact us with your questions.

Course Length: 6 lessons (6 consecutive weeks; 1 hour each lesson)

Price: $150 + HST for 6 lessons

Max. Class Size: 6 dogs


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Treibball I

Treibball I is for dogs who are at least 6 months old and have completed Basic Good Manners (or equivalent at any training school).

Do you have an active dog that wants a ‘job’ to do? Would you like to get involved in canine activities, but think Agility or Flyball may be too loud, too fast or too physically demanding for you or your dog? Have you got an intelligent pup whose mind needs to be challenged? check out Treibball!

TREIBBALL is a great sport for herding dogs and dogs who love to chase! It is a great sport for all dogs who, if they could, would enjoy a playing pool or playing soccer! Treibball is a wonderful sport for dogs of all ages, including senior dogs of course.

Treibball is a dog and handler team sport invented in the early ’90’s. The dog must, under the handler’s direction, push several large balls towards and through a set of goalposts, where the handler is waiting. This involves following complex and precise cues, at a distance, all while off leash! It is a fabulous way to work on your dog’s focus and relationship with you, all while giving them something fun and new to learn. Here is a video of the finished product: Click here for a Treibball demo!

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

Pre-requisite: This class is for social dogs that can focus on you while being off leash in our training hall. Successful completion of Basic Good Manners (or equivalent from any training school). Proof of completion is required. Your dog must not exhibit fearful or reactive behaviours towards people and dogs. Reactive Rover graduates with your instructor’s approval are welcome. If you’re unsure if your dog would be a good fit for this class, check out our popular Reactive Rover class or contact us with your questions.

Course Length: 8 lessons (8 consecutive weeks; 1 hour each lesson)

Price: $200 + HST for 8 lessons

Max. Class Size: 5 dogs


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Tricky Dog

Tricky Dog is for dogs who are at least 6 months old.

Yes, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks; dogs of all ages love to learn!

This is a FAST, FUN, & INTERACTIVE class. You will be shown a variety of different training techniques for teaching your dog new behaviours.  Then, each week you will learn  new tricks to help you and your dog impress your friends: everything from the bow, sitting up, giving high fives, to jumping through hoops, playing dead and more!

For more tricks, also check out our Do As I Do course

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

Pre-requisite: Your dog must not exhibit fearful or reactive behaviours towards people and dogs. Reactive Rover graduates with your instructor’s approval are welcome. If you’re unsure if your dog would be a good fit for this class, check out our popular Reactive Rover class or contact us with your questions.

Course Length: 4 lessons (4 consecutive weeks; 1 hour each lesson)

Price: $100 + HST for 4 lessons

Max. Class Size: 6 dogs


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WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING:

“Noodle and I absolutely love training here! It’s better than anywhere else that we have tried. Noodle is an anxious and reactive dog who is also very friendly and loving. Here he was able to learn how to react better to what causes him anxiety, and I was better able to help him cope and recognize the signs that he was going to become reactive. We also appreciate that when taking Good Manners, or Agility, or other classes, the instructors are giving tips and tricks about things like resource guarding, reactivity, etc. which creates a really well-rounded class! Both of our lives have significantly improved since we found Ottawa K9 School.” – Emily & Noodle (Reactive Rover graduate)

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