Private Dog Training Classes

The OHS offers private dog training classes both virtually (through Zoom) and in- person, to provide dog owners with behavioural support and specialized training for their canine companions.

Virtual and in-person private lessons are geared towards owners who need customized assistance with specific behaviours, such as:

  • Recall
  • Loose-leash walking
  • Jumping up
  • Mouthing/nipping
  • House-training
  • General basic obedience (sit, down, stay, leave it)
  • General Q&A
  • Body handling
  • Stranger-directed aggression
  • On-leash reactivity

Please note that we are not able to assist with separation anxiety at this time. We recommend a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer.

Both in-person and virtual private training classes are offered Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.


  • $325 (one-hour consult + four x 45-minute sessions)
  • $65 (additional 45-minute session)

For in-person private dog training classes, dogs must have the following vaccinations:

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

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: In order to create a safe environment for all participants and staff, all participants are required to wear a mask throughout the duration of this program. To ensure the safety of OHS staff, volunteers and participants, we ask that you cancel or reschedule your registration if you are feeling unwell, have symptoms of COVID-19 or live with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days.

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 8.

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

Private dog training sessions at the Ottawa Humane Society are currently booking in Fall 2022.

To register for sessions in Fall 2022, please contact or call 613-725-3166 ext. 298.

Private Training Cancellation Policy: Refunds are not available. Cancellations 48 hours in advance of a scheduled class may be rescheduled. Cancellations within 24 hours of a scheduled class cannot be rebooked.

For more information, contact us by email at, or by phone (613) 725-3166, ext. 298.