OHS Training Classes

OHS Group Training Classes

Ottawa Humane Society training classes are a great way to teach your dog basic cues and polite canine etiquette in a fun, group setting!

All OHS group classes are suitable for friendly dogs that are comfortable working around other dogs in a group environment.

We believe that training your dog should be fun for you, for your family, and for your dog. Our classes are not intended to train your dog to compete in any level of training competition, but rather to teach the basics of good canine citizenship. All training classes are taught with positive reinforcement.

Dogs must be at least four months old by the start of the session. For dogs under four months it is highly recommended that you register for puppy socialization classes. The OHS does not offer these at this time.

Beginner Level 1 Dog Training

This class is targeted towards dogs that have little to no formal training. Our instructor will cover the basics of sitting, lying down, polite greetings, coming when called, stays with distractions, loose leash walking, leaving objects alone, body handling and more. Your dog will also learn a few tricks!

Dogs must have the following vaccinations:

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

Spay or neuter is recommended but not required for class. Read more about our position on spay/neuter here.

Note: The first class of each beginner training session is for human participants only. Please leave your furry friends at home.

Cost: $180 for a 6-week session

**A $25 discount is available for all OHS adopters who register for OHS Beginner Group Classes. Use promo code included in your Adoption Package at time of online registration.**

Upcoming Winter Sessions


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Thurs., Jan. 27 to Mar. 3 6:00 to 7:00 pm Register Now
Thurs., Jan. 27 to Mar. 3 7:15 to 8:15 pm Register Now

Register today to guarantee your spot! Payment is required upon registration.

A maximum of two human participants from the same household will be permitted to accompany each dog. Children attending class must be over the age of 12, accompanied by an adult, and fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: In order to create a safe environment for all students and trainers, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, daily pre-screening, masking and physical distancing will be required to attend class.

Upon arrival to the OHS for the first time, training class participants must present a valid COVID-19 vaccine certificate with official QR code. For more information, click here.

Group Training Cancellation Policy: Refund requests received 48 hours in advance of a scheduled class start date are eligible for a refund of $155 ($25 administration fee applied). Refund requests received within 48 hours of a scheduled class start date are not eligible for a refund.

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