Dog Training


Minimum Age Requirement: Dogs must be at least four months or older.

Spaying and Neutering: Spay or neuter is recommended, but not required for class. Read more about our position on spay/neuter.

Vaccinations: Participants must provide proof of up-to-date vaccinations for all dogs involved in the class.

The following canine vaccinations are required for all OHS dog training programs:

  • Parvovirus, Distemper, Adenovirus and Parainfluenza
  • Rabies vaccine

The following are strongly recommended, but not required to participate in OHS dog training programs:

  • Bordetella vaccine
  • Preventative flea and worm treatment

Class Participants: We ask that only the dog’s primary caregiver and one family member older than eight participate in the class.

Reward-Based Training: All OHS dog training classes are taught using reward-based training methods. Rewarding your dog for behaviours that you like with treats, praise or toys increases the likeliness that they will repeat the desired behavior in the future. The OHS does not support the use of training methods that rely on pain, fear or intimidation.

Friendly Dogs: Group classes are suitable for friendly dogs who are comfortable working around other dogs and strangers in a group environment. Dogs who struggle with reactivity, aggression, excessive barking or other signs of anxiety around other dogs and humans are better suited to one-on-one sessions with a private trainer.

For more information email or call 613-725-3166 ext. 204.