Phone

(613) 744-1185

Email

info@ottawak9school.com

Location

401 B St Laurent Blvd.

Keep your dogs safe during the howlidays

It’s never too early to start thinking about preparing for a safe and happy holiday season, am I right?

Especially with the beautiful blanket of snow covering the ground, some Christmas lights already enlivening the streets, it is not easy to forget that Christmas is a mere 36 days away.

We start decorating December 1st, mainly because our son’s birthday is at the end of November and we focus on that before turning our thoughts to getting Holiday Ready. Whatever your tradition, please keep these tips in mind when getting ready for the holiday season.

Pet Safety For The Holidays Infographic

About The Author

Chantal Mills, BEd., CSAT, CPDT-KA

Owner and Lead Trainer of Ottawa Canine School. Chantal has a passion for teaching!

Chantal is a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT), an accredited dog trainer (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed), a member of the American Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG – the Association for Force-Free Pet Professionals). She regularly attends conferences, workshops, seminars and webinars to keep up to date with the latest in the industry.

Keep Reading

A dog’s state of mind

A dog’s state of mind

Dogs are constantly forming emotional associations that inform their decisions. Is it safe, unsafe, dangerous, good, bad or neutral ?  This associative learning is also called classical conditioning or Pavlovian conditioning, named after Ivan Pavlov, the Russian scientist who accidentally discovered that dogs learn through association.

All animals learn through classical conditioning, all the time. Some associations can be quite helpful or simply benign. For example, if a dog enters the Ottawa Canine School for the first time and I offer him a fun toy to play with, the dog will likely associate the training school as a safe, good and fun place.

read more

Board & Train

If you google "Board & Train", you'll find everything from compelling reasons why it's a brilliant idea to strong deterrents aimed at showing why it's a waste of your hard earned money. When you...

read more
TRAUMA & PTSD

TRAUMA & PTSD

I'm sorting through binders and binders of notes taken at various conferences I attended in the last decade. Some of the information is now dated and some is still quite relevant. I stumble upon...

read more