Behaving Buddies Workshops

As a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis, we have suspended on-site training.

The OHS is offering private training classes online through Zoom to ensure dog owners are able to access the behavioural support and training they need throughout this public health crisis. Click here to learn more.

We will continue to update our site, as we resume on-site operations.

OHS obedience workshops help teach you and your dog how to overcome common unwanted behaviours. The Behaving Buddies workshop series includes:

22555445253_4f9d88edc7_zThese single-session workshops are taught by professional OHS dog trainers and take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Workshop Dates:

  • March 23 – Draggers & Pullers *Program Cancelled*
  • April 20 – Jumpy Greeters *Program Cancelled*
  • May 25 – Draggers & Pullers *Program Cancelled*
  • June 22 – Runners & Wanderers *Program Cancelled*
  • July 13 – Mouthy Players *Program Cancelled*
  • Aug. 17 – Hasty Hounds *Program Cancelled*
  • Sept. 21 – Jumpy Greeters *Program Cancelled*

We have come to the difficult decision to cancel all on-site 2020 summer programming at the OHS. This decision was not made lightly and takes into consideration the safety of OHS staff, volunteers, animals and clients – all a part of our community. We feel that it is important to continue operating by making our essential services a priority,  including, care for animals in distress, fostering, adoptions by appointment, and a number of new community initiatives to support pet owners in need, such as our emergency pet foodbank. By cancelling on-site programming, we are able to significantly reduce the number of people visiting the shelter, in line with Ottawa Public Health’s current physical distancing recommendations.

Our team will be working over the next few weeks to pull together some exciting new virtual programming opportunities for pet owners. Stay tuned over the next few weeks for more information.

 Cost: $60 per dog

Behaving Buddies Workshop Refund Policy: Clients are required to cancel their workshop registration through the MyTime online system. Cancellations without penalty must be submitted seven days prior to the workshop start date. Any cancellations made within seven days of the workshop start date will result in an automatic administration fee of $60 charged through the MyTime online system.

Group workshops are suitable for friendly dogs that are comfortable working around other dogs in a group environment.

Dogs must be at least four months old and have the following vaccinations:

  • Parvovirus, Distemper, Adenovirus and Parainfluenza (up-to-date)
  • Bordetella vaccine (up-to-date)
  • Rabies vaccine (up-to-date)

For more information, contact our supervisor: programs by email at, or by phone (613) 725-3166, ext. 298.

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