OHS Obedience Classes

OHS Obedience Classes

Ottawa Humane Society obedience classes are a great way to socialize your dog and teach your pet basic commands, etiquette, and more!

Beginner Level 2 Beginner Level 1
Mondays 7:45-8:45 p.m. Wednesdays 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Spaces are limited, so register online today

OHS Group Obedience Classes

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

Dog Obedience Beginner Level 1 & 2 are for participants who are looking for basic training with canine manners and commands. 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 obedience competition, but rather to teach the basics of good canine citizenship. All obedience classes are taught with positive reinforcement training.

Dogs must be at least four months old by the start of the session.

Dog Obedience Beginner Level 1

This class is targeted towards dogs that have little to no formal obedience training. Our instructor will cover handling, leash manners, bite inhibition, as well as the basic commands of “settle”, “relax”, “come”, “back”, “let’s go”, “sit”, “wait”, “down”, and “leave it”.

Dog Obedience Beginner Level 2

This is class is for participants who have completed the OHS Beginner Level 1 (or equivalent at another training facility) and would like to continue to build upon their skills and learn some new ones. Heeling, leash manners, stay and recall behaviours will be strengthened and self-control when approached and handled by people and when greeting other dogs will be emphasized. The course is geared towards preparing participants to take the Canadian Canine Good Citizen Test™.

Dogs must have the following vaccinations:

  • At least two standard vaccinations (including Parvovirus, Distemper, Adenovirus and Parainfluenza) Third Parvovirus vaccine
  • Bordetella vaccine (up-to-date)
  • Rabies vaccine (up-to-date)

Note: The first class of each beginner obedience session is for human participants only. This is an instructional class – please leave your furry friends at home.

Space is limited, so register today! For more information about any of the classes available, please email programs@ottawahumane.ca or call 613-725-3166 ext. 298 today.