Phone

(613) 744-1185

Email

info@ottawak9school.com

Location

401 B St Laurent Blvd.

IN CLASS OR AT HOME

Dog Training + Classes

We are committed to using the kindest, most effective training methods. We are committed to force-free training. Gone are the days of using pain, fear, punitive coercion and aversives to get the results that you want.

What type of dog training are you looking for?

Private Training

puppy Kindergarten

Good Manners

Reactive Rover

Separation Anxiety

one-on-one

Private Dog Training

We can help with a variety of behaviour issues including separation anxiety, aggression and reactivity. We can also help your dog learn to walk well on leash, to come when called, and more.

WE HAVE MADE IT EASY PEASY TO BOOK A SESSION:
1. Choose your service below
2. Make the payment and fill out the questionnaire
3. Your trainer will then contact you to schedule your appointment.

Let us customize a training plan relevant to your dog’s needs and coach your every step of the way. Please read our Private Training Policy before booking.

Private Training Options

*please note that we are not currently entering homes but can do outdoor sessions.

Sessions can be done at a park, in your backyard if physical distancing is feasible, on the trails, or on a downtown sidewalk. We will visit you and your dog.

60-minute session: $130/hr + HST

 

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Sessions will be done at our training facility (401b St Laurent Blvd.), subject to training hall availability.

60-minute session: $100/hr + HST

 

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Sessions can be done remotely via Zoom, FaceTime, telephone, Skype, etc.

60-minute session: $78/hr + HST (COVID special extended until August!)

 

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for dogs 9 – 30 weeks

Puppy Kindergarten

Congratulations! You have (or are getting) a puppy! Our Puppy Classes are built with you and your puppy in mind and inspired by the latest research on puppy training.

Proper socialization combined with positive reinforcement-based training in the context of a group puppy class helps puppies grow into well-adjusted pets.” – Dr. Brenda Griffin, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM

Puppy Kindergarten Classes

Age Requirements: Your puppy must be between 9 and 13 weeks old on their first day of Puppy Kindergarten I. Puppies over 19 weeks cannot participate in this class.

Course Length: 6 lessons (6 consecutive weeks; 45 minutes each lesson + time for Q&A)

Price: $159 + HST for 6 lessons

Max. Class Size: 5 puppies

Puppy Kindergarten I focuses on relationship building and confidence building. Your puppy will learn that the world is a safe and happy place, even with the current Pandemic restrictions!

Basic exercises introduced in Puppy Kindergarten I include vet visits and grooming, socialization activities, alone-time training, and Puppy Manners 1. You will learn how to prepare your puppy to enjoy vet check-ups and love being groomed. You will also learn how to help your puppy love alone time. Your puppy will also gain confidence thanks to safe, positive interactions with strangers, novel items, textures and strange sounds. Puppy basic obedience taught in this class will provide the foundation for good manners such as sit, attention towards the handler, polite leash walking, and more! Chewing, nipping, deciphering and interpreting body language, and how to properly reinforce good behaviours and deal with unwanted behaviours are a few of the topics you’ll learn in Puppy Kindergarten I.

What You’ll Need For Class:

  • Plenty of small training treats that your puppy loves
  • A regular 6-foot leash (non-retractable)
  • A dog training food reward pouch, bag, or holder so that you can retrieve your food reward easily
  • A regular collar or harness

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Age Requirements: Your puppy must be between 14 and 21 weeks old on their first day of Puppy Kindergarten II. Puppies over 27 weeks cannot participate in this class.

Course Length: 6 lessons (6 consecutive weeks; 45 minutes each lesson + time for Q&A)

Price: $159 + HST for 6 lessons

Max. Class Size: 5 puppies

Puppy Kindergarten II focuses on preparing your puppy for puppy adolescence while building a positive bond between you and your puppy.

Exercises introduced in Puppy Kindergarten II include impulse control, polite social skills, preventing common behavioural problems, and Puppy Manners 2. Your puppy will develop skills to help prepare him or her for adolescence such as learning to share prized possessions, coping with scary situations and mastering the art of good social skills with dogs and people. Adolescence can be a challenging time as puppies become more independent and behavioural quirks start to emerge. Therefore, you want to set your puppy up for success so that he or she will thrive during adolescence! Puppy basic obedience taught in this class will include mastering good manner skills in a higher level of distraction. Resource guarding, “selective hearing”, dog park safety and success, and fear periods are a few of the topics you will learn in Puppy Kindergarten II.

What You’ll Need For Class:

  • Plenty of small training treats that your puppy loves
  • A regular 6-foot leash (non-retractable)
  • A dog training food reward pouch, bag, or holder so that you can retrieve your food reward easily
  • A regular collar or harness

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Pre-requisites: Your puppy must have graduated from a Puppy Kindergarten program (any location). Proof of class completion is required.

Age Requirements: Your puppy must be between 22 and 30 weeks old on their first day of Puppy Kindergarten III. Puppies over 34 weeks cannot participate in this class.

Course Length: 4 lessons (4 consecutive weeks; 45 minutes each lesson + time for Q&A)

Price: $100 + HST

Max. Class Size: 10 dogs

Puppy Kindergarten III focuses on increasing your puppy’s confidence through relationship building games.

Dog sports and brain games introduced in Puppy Kindergarten III include tricks, agility, Puppy Manners 3, and more. Discover your dog’s hidden talent! All activities are adjusted for puppies so they are safe and positive.

 

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obedience training

Good Manners

Looking to teach your dog to walk well on leash, ignore distractions and improve their recall? Is your dog over 24 weeks? Start here!

Before you enroll your dog in our Good Manners classes, please read this blog post to understand the difference between lack of good manners and reactive behaviours. 

Good Manners Classes

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 are 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.

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

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

Price: $200 + HST for 6 lessons

Max. Class Size: 5 dogs

Vaccination Requirements: Up-to-date in required vaccines (titer test results accepted).

This class is designed for dogs and owners who want to work on the basic good manners that we all want to see in our pet dogs.

Using the best and latest training strategies, you and your dog will learn these practical skills to help you navigate real life situations such as come-when-called (recall), loose leash walking, ignoring distractions and more! There is no off leash play as the dogs are now learning to focus on you and behave on leash.

What You’ll Need For Class:

  • A face mask for yourself
  • Plenty of small training treats that your dog loves
  • A regular 6-foot leash (non-retractable)
  • A dog training food reward pouch, bag, or holder so that you can retrieve your food reward easily
  • A regular collar or harness
  • Indoor shoes (for the humans) if it is wet or mucky out

Virtual Option: This class is also available online

 

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Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Basic Good Manners and with your instructor’s approval (or basic obedience equivalence 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 are 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.

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

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

Price: $180 + HST for 6 lessons

Max. Class Size: 5 dogs

Vaccination Requirements: Up-to-date in required vaccines (titer test results accepted).

This class is designed for dogs and owners who want to work on intermediate good manners to prepare for off-leash skills.

You would not expect Good Manners II to be so much FUN! You’ll be surprised and amazed by what your dog can do, as you continue to deepen the bond with your canine companion. Our Good Manners II curriculum has recently be revised and re-vamped to offer you a fun yet challenging class where your dog learns to focus on you despite all the distractions around. Good Manners II is also where the off-leash training starts. Let the serious fun begin.

What You’ll Need For Class:

  • A face mask for yourself
  • Plenty of small training treats that your dog loves
  • A regular 6-foot leash (non-retractable)
  • A dog training food reward pouch, bag, or holder so that you can retrieve your food reward easily
  • A regular collar or harness
  • Indoor shoes (for the humans) if it is wet or mucky out

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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 are 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.

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

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

Price: $150 + HST for 5 lessons

Max. Class Size: 7 dogs

Vaccination Requirements: Up-to-date in required vaccines (titer test results accepted).

Are you tired of calling your dog and it either pretends not to hear you, dashes in the opposite direction, or worse, puts itself in harm’s way?

A reliable recall can prevent frustration, help you avoid embarrassment and can even be lifesaving.

Over the course of 5 lessons, you will be given the tools to master the RECALL. You will work with your dog in low to high distraction settings using a variety of the latest games and strategies to make coming when called fun and rewarding for your dog.

Who does not love a dog that comes when called? This course will set you and your dog up for success!

What You’ll Need For Class:

  • A face mask for yourself
  • Plenty of small training treats that your dog loves
  • A regular 6-foot leash (non-retractable)
  • A dog training food reward pouch, bag, or holder so that you can retrieve your food reward easily
  • A regular collar or harness
  • Indoor shoes (for the humans) if it is wet or mucky out

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navigate the day-to-day

Reactive Rover

Reactive is not a bad word and is not a synonym of aggressive. Reactive dogs are AMAZING… it’s just some of their behaviours that are not so awesome.

Reactive Rover is for dogs that display unwanted behaviours towards other dogs and people such as lunging, barking, growling, squealing, jumping, whining, and pulling on the leash. This behaviour may be based in fear, frustration, and/or excitement.

You will learn how to navigate the day-to-day confidently so that you and your dog can enjoy life, stress-free!

We aim to retrain the emotional reaction to the trigger and teach the dog that he or she has other options. Our training is force-free, utilizing methods that are supported by the science of animal behaviour, emotion, and cognition.

Reactive Rover Classes

Pre-requisite: If your dog has bitten another dog or person and drawn blood, then Reactive Rover is not the class for you, private lessons are.

For safety reasons, children in attendance must be at least 14 years old.

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

Course Length: 7 consecutive weeks – the first week is the seminar without your dog (1.5 hour; compulsory)* and the second week is when the group lesson with your dog begins (6 lessons; 1 hour each lesson)

*The seminar is also open to households who are not taking the course. Click here to learn more.

Price: $300 + HST for 1 seminar and 6 lessons. If you register for the course, you do not have to register for the seminar separately because your first class is the seminar.

Max. Class Size: 6 dogs. There will be 2-3 instructors to ensure a safe and positive experience for all.

Vaccination Requirements: Up-to-date in required vaccines (titer test results accepted).

You will learn what to do in day-to-day situations to help your reactive dog. Your dog will learn that he or she has control over his or her environment and that is a beautiful thing! When that switch happens, your dog realizes he or she has other choices that pay much better than barking, lunging, growling, whining, charging or (insert undesirable behaviour here).

You will have experts coaching you through the exercises and guiding you along each step of the way. Your dog’s emotional reaction to the trigger is addressed and you will learn exactly what to do to help your dog change that reaction. Unwanted behaviours will be replaced with new, more appropriate and desirable behaviours.

Bonus: Participating in our Reactive Rover program gives you access to our exclusive Reactive Rover Facebook Group for continued support!

What You’ll Need For Class:

  • A face mask for yourself
  • Plenty of small training treats that your dog loves. You must bring A+ treats (e.g., real meat and cheese) – please do not skimp!
  • A regular 6-foot leash (non-retractable)
  • A dog training food reward pouch, bag, or holder so that you can retrieve your food reward easily
  • A regular collar or harness
  • Indoor shoes (for the humans) if it is wet or mucky out

 

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Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Reactive Rover I and with your instructor’s approval. If your dog did not pass Reactive Rover I at the end of the program, but you feel that your dog has made progress since then, please contact us for a free assessment.

If your dog has bitten another dog or person and drawn blood, then Reactive Rover is NOT the class for you, private lessons are.

For safety reasons, children in attendance must be at least 14 years old.

Age Requirements: At least 6 months old

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

Price: $250 + HST for 6 lessons

Max. Class Size: 6 dogs. There will be 2-3 instructors to ensure a safe and positive experience for all.

Vaccination Requirements: Up-to-date in required vaccines (titer test results accepted).

This is an outdoor class where you and your dog will master the skills learned in previous levels in more challenging settings.

Your dog will master his or her skills from previous levels and improve his or her relationship with you in the “real world”. You will build your confidence when out and about walking your reactive dog! Consequently, you and your dog will start to have many enjoyable adventures together.

You will have experts coaching you through the exercises and guiding you along each step of the way. Of course, we always work with dogs under threshold, as we do not want them to practice any unwanted behaviour.

What You’ll Need For Class:

  • A face mask for yourself
  • Plenty of small training treats that your dog loves. You must bring A+ treats (e.g., real meat and cheese) – please do not skimp!
  • A regular 6-foot leash (non-retractable)
  • A dog training food reward pouch, bag, or holder so that you can retrieve your food reward easily
  • A regular collar or harness
  • Indoor shoes (for the humans) if it is wet or mucky out

 

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Specialty Coaching Program

Dealing With Separation Anxiety?