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.


  • $325 (one-hour consult + four 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); and,
  • Rabies vaccine (up-to-date).

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: To ensure the safety of OHS staff, volunteers, participants and animals, we ask that participants stay home if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or live with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last five days. At this time, masking is not required for OHS programs, although participants who feel more comfortable wearing masks are encouraged to do so. We are regularly monitoring public health regulations and will update our COVID-19 safety protocols if anything changes.

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 Summer 2023.

To register for sessions in Summer 2023, 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.