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Workshops & Seminars

The following seminars/workshops/intro classes may be made available if there is interest – email us to be put on the waiting list!



These events are an INTRO class, a teaser to introduce your dog to what we teach here at the Ottawa Canine School.

Intro to Agility

Curious to see if your dog could be an agility star? Come and see what Agility is all about in this fun Intro class.

Intro to Scent

If your dog has a nose, they will love discovering how to use it to find the hidden scent in the nosework portion of the evening.

Intro to Do As I Do

Teach your dog a few tricks, then see if he can copy you!  Teach your dog to ‘Do As I Do’ and see all the tricks you can come up with! Click here to see a video of what dogs can do just by copying.

Intro to Treibball

Check out this the sport of Treibball, or ‘big ball herding’, where dogs learn to push big balls through goalposts (much like soccer).  Click here to see a demo of what Treibball dogs can do.

Intro to Canine Freestyle

Come dance with your dog! A bit of tricks and not-too-fancy footwork and you’re well on your way to dancing with your dog!  Click here for a glimpse at what can be accomplished.



Dealing with Your Reactive Dog

Do you have a dog that goes nuts when he sees another dog? Do you find yourself embarrassed or constantly apologizing for your dog’s behaviour? Are you considering no longer walking your dog because the effort is herculean and you just don’t know how to manage the walk anymore? Is one of your biggest fears meeting an off-leash dog while you are out walking your dog? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

At the Ottawa Canine School, we specialize in reactive dogs. We have designed this seminar to be at once a pre-requisite for the Reactive Rover class but also as a means to share with you what we have learned over the years. Seminars, workshops, books and conferences, have taught us a lot, but so have our own dogs and our clients’ dogs.

Here are a few of the topics that will be covered during this interactive and informative seminar:

  • What is Reactivity
  • Common Reactive Behaviours
  • The methods we use to change these behaviours
  • Things you can start doing TODAY to start making changes
  • How to read your dog
  • How to interpret behaviour

Price: $50 + HST per household

Seminar Length: 1 1/2 hour

Separation Anxiety

Do you have a velcro dog? Do you suspect that your dog has separation anxiety? Dogs who suffer from separation anxiety are really suffering. Imagine the panic a dog must be feeling to eat through the wall, door frame, or even break their teeth trying to get out of the crate.

The owner of a dog with separation anxiety is also suffering. They often feel trapped in their home and do not have the freedom to just step out to do groceries, go for a bike ride, let alone leave for a full day of work! Imagine how challenging it can be to accept a simple invitation out for coffee if you can’t leave your dog alone at home.

If you’re looking for help with your dog, we can help. You must know that it will probably cost less than you think. It will “cost you” time and patience but the results can be so rewarding. Chantal Mills, owner and head trainer of the Ottawa Canine School will share winning strategies and best practices with dogs suffering from separation anxiety.

Price: $35 + HST per household

Seminar Length: 1 1/2 hour

Resource Guarding

Are you living with a dog who guards resources? A resource guarder can guard food, people, objects, places and spaces. This workshop will offer you an opportunity to learn more about resource guarding.

It will also offer you basic exercises to mediate the problem. Management, training, resources will all be discussed. A short Q & A will follow, time permitting.



Games to Play with Your Dog

This workshop will give you ideas for healthy, safe, and stimulating games to play with you dog. Playing games can burn off a whole lot of energy, especially for dogs that need something more stimulating than a jog around the neighbourhood. Playing is also commonly recognized as a great way to bond with your dog too – but did you also know that games are fantastic as training tools? Come and learn more at our workshop!

This workshop is for people. Please leave your dogs at home.

Make Your Own Dog Toys

Make your own dog toys! This workshop will show you how to make creative tug toys for your dog – and you’ll be taking home the toys you make.

We provide all the materials and information you will need. You bring the creativity.

Make Your Own Dog Treats

A fun treat making party! Learn new recipes for dog cookies, and kong stuffers. Ingredients provided. Fun for folks of all ages!

This workshop is for people. Please leave your dogs at home.




Don’t see a date/time that works for you? Contact us to be put on the email list for future classes!


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