Private Dog Training Classes

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

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; and,
  • 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 virtual and in-person private training classes are offered Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.


  • $385 (one-hour consult + four 45-minute sessions)
  • $75 (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);
  • Rabies vaccine (up-to-date).

The following are strongly recommended but not required:

  • Bordetella vaccine (up-to-date)
  • Preventative flea and worm treatment

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.

Private dog training sessions at the Ottawa Humane Society are currently booking in Spring 2024.

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. Refund requests due to missing/out-of-date vaccinations are not exempt to this policy.

For more information, contact us by email at, or by phone (613) 725-3166, ext. 204.