Class Registration

Puppy K

Start Time: 9:30am

Price: C$141.25

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 1

Reliable Recalls

Does your dog come to you when you call him? What if another playful dog, or a fluffy squirrel, was running nearby? Does he dance just out of reach when it is time to head home from the dog park? Does he sheepishly walk towards you, or does he come running at a full sprint when called? If your dog’s recall is anything other than fast and reliable – 100% of the time - than this workshop is for you! You will be taken through exercises that will help you learn how to best motivate your dog during training, and how to help your dog overcome difficult distractions. During the workshop you will work with your dog as you learn the foundation and recall training exercises that will be the key to building a fast reliable recall.

Class Size: 8 working spots FULL, 12 audit spots

Prerequisites for working spot: 2 x DHPP, 12+ weeks of age, people/dog friendly dog

Prerequisites for auditors: None

Format: 1 evening, 2 - 2.5 hours in length

Price:   Working spot, $30 FULL;  Auditor, $15

You will be required to bring a crate, and to crate your dog when it is not involved in an exercise.   If you are unable or unwilling to do so, please sign up as an auditor instead!

Price: C$15.00

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 11

Agility Fundamentals

Time: 2:30PM

Price: C$141.25

Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Agility Fundamentals

Time: 3:45PM

Price: C$141.25

Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Puppy K

Start Time:   6:30pm

Price: C$141.25

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Beginner Obedience

Start:   7:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Beginner Obedience

Start:   8:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Obedience Fun Match

Routine:  $8.00  ($10 at the door)

Stays:        $2.00

Classes:  Pre-Novice, Novice, Novice Intermediate, Open H, Open 18 (new class), Utility

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, March 2, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Beginner Obedience

Start:   7:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Puppy K

Start Time:   5:30pm

Price: C$141.25

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

Beginner Obedience

Start:   8:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Beginner Obedience

Start:   7:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

Adv 1

Start:  8:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Rally O Fun Match CARO

Two courses, one Novice and one Advanced (CARO) level.  The courses will be set for you, there will be a judge, and a timer.   Each competitor has a maximum of 5 minutes to tackle the course, enjoy their ring time.

Fee:  $10.00/run

 

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Beginner Obedience

Start:   10:30am

Price: C$169.50

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Dogs With Jobs - Explosive Detection Dogs

Dogs with Jobs is a winter lecture series, covering many of the roles that dogs play in the modern world.  All proceeds from these presentations will go directly and entirely to the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association, a registered charitable organization.

During their daily routine, explosive detection dog handlers and their canines may search cargo shipments, luggage, and passenger carry-on bags. They are most frequently employed at airports, border crossings, and ports. Ahandler must be familiar with each behavioral signal their dog may offer, and they are responsible for initiating a search if a dog signals that it has located a target odour.

We are grateful to presenters Russ and Danielle Fox, dog handlers at the Ottawa Airport Authority, for agreeing to come and talk about their experiences selecting, training and fielding explosive detection dogs.

This presentation is for humans only, so please leave your dog at home. We're hoping for a full house - so bring along a chair, a note pad and all of your questions!

Start time is 7:00pm.  Event is expected to last 1.5 - 2 hrs.

Price: C$15.00

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 33

Adv 1

Start:  11:45am

Price: C$169.50

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

Beginner Obedience

Start:   10:30am

MB No class on Easter Sunday (April 1st)

Price: C$169.50

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 0

Beginner Obedience

Start:   11:30am

MB No class on Easter Sunday (April 1st)

Price: C$169.50

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

Dogs With Jobs - The Adrien McNaughton Case

Dogs with Jobs is a winter lecture series, covering many of the roles that dogs play in the modern world.  All proceeds from these presentations will go directly and entirely to the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association, a registered charitable organization.

Adrien McNaughton went missing during a Calabogie family fishing trip in 1972.  No sign of him was ever found.

In December 2015, Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dogs were asked to search for his remains, as part of the CBC podcast Someone Knows Something.   What happened next was completely unexpected.

With the permission of the CBC and SKS producer David Ridgen, OVSARDA has been given permission to speak about what happened during this search.   Cadaver dog handler Kim Cooper will cover the mission, the search strategies and the surprising events.   For podcast junkies, you will get to see previously unreleased video of the dogs on the site.

This presentation is for humans only, so please leave your dog at home. We're hoping for a full house - so bring along a chair, a note pad and all of your questions!

Start time is 7:00pm.  Event is expected to last 1.5 - 2 hrs.

 

Price: C$15.00

Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 29

Beginner Obedience

Start:   6:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Puppy K

Start Time:   6:30pm

Price: C$141.25

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Unit 3 - Advanced Trainer Skills

6 x 4hr classroom/practical sessions in assorted training streams, plus a mandatory 12 hrs observing and/or assisting in various training activities for professional development.

Fri Mar 30th, 6:00pm FLYBALL
Sat Mar 31st, 6:00pm AGILITY

Sat Apr 7th 6:00pm THERAPY/SERVICE
Sun Apr 8th, 6:00pm OBEDIENCE

Sat Apr 28th, 9:00am SCENT
Sun, Apr 29th, 6:00pm PROTECTION

Price: C$565.00

Date: Friday, March 30, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 4

Puppy K

Start Time: 9:30am

Price: C$141.25

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Beginner Obedience

Start:   7:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Obedience Fun Match

Routine:  $8.00  ($10 at the door)

Stays:        $2.00

Classes:  Pre-Novice, Novice, Novice Intermediate, Open H, Open 18 (new class), Utility

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, April 6, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 18

Puppy K

Start Time: 9:30am

Price: C$141.25

Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 7

Adv 1

Start:  8:30pm

Price: C$169.50

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Dogs With Jobs - Seizure Detection Service Dogs

Dogs with Jobs is a winter lecture series, covering many of the roles that dogs play in the modern world.  All proceeds from these presentations will go directly and entirely to the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association, a registered charitable organization.

Seizure Response Service Dogs are trained to perform tasks during or following a seizure to assist their handler. Their ability to respond and react quickly makes them a trustworthy companion, and provides their handlers with the confidence to live independently.

We are grateful to presenter Samantha Cooper of Kingston 4 Paws Service Dogs, for agreeing to come and talk about her experiences selecting, training and fielding service dogs that are trained for many tasks:  seizure detection, autism assistance, PTSD, etc.,

This presentation is for humans only, so please leave your dog at home. We're hoping for a full house - so bring along a chair, a note pad and all of your questions!

Start time is 7:00pm.  Event is expected to last 1.5 - 2 hrs.

 

Price: C$15.00

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 48

Reliable Recalls

Does your dog come to you when you call him? What if another playful dog, or a fluffy squirrel, was running nearby? Does he dance just out of reach when it is time to head home from the dog park? Does he sheepishly walk towards you, or does he come running at a full sprint when called? If your dog’s recall is anything other than fast and reliable – 100% of the time - than this workshop is for you! You will be taken through exercises that will help you learn how to best motivate your dog during training, and how to help your dog overcome difficult distractions. During the workshop you will work with your dog as you learn the foundation and recall training exercises that will be the key to building a fast reliable recall.

Class Size: 8 working spots, 12 audit spots

Prerequisites for working spot: 2 x DHPP, 12+ weeks of age, people/dog friendly dog

Prerequisites for auditors: None

Format: 1 evening, 2 - 2.5 hours in length

Price:   Working spot, $30 ;  Auditor, $15

Price: C$15.00

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 6

Obedience Fun Match

Routine:  $8.00  ($10 at the door)

Stays:        $2.00

Classes:  Pre-Novice, Novice, Novice Intermediate, Open H, Open 18 (new class), Utility

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 34

Rally O Fun Match

Two courses, one Novice and one Advanced (CKC) level.  The courses will be set for you, there will be a judge, and a timer.   Each competitor has a maximum of 5 minutes to tackle the course, enjoy their ring time.

Fee:  $10.00/run

 

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 24

Rally O Fun Match

Two courses, one Novice and one Advanced (CARO) level.  The courses will be set for you, there will be a judge, and a timer.   Each competitor has a maximum of 5 minutes to tackle the course, enjoy their ring time.

Fee:  $10.00/run

 

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, June 8, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 24

Tracking Camp

Three day SAR workshop (tracking, article search, area search).   8am - 5pm.  Dogs must have a TD or be started SAR dogs.  Max of 3 working teams!  Lots of personal attention for each participant, plus the opportunity to watch and learn from other dog teams.

Price: C$300.00

Date: Monday, July 9, 2018

Address:
Best Friends Dog Training
2413-7 Stevenage Dr.
Ottawa, On
K1G 3W1
Canada Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 2

SAR Camp

July 13-15, 2018

Price: C$100.00

Date: Friday, July 13, 2018

Address:
Gallipeau Centre
361 Queen Street
Smith's Falls, Ont Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8

Human Remains Detection (HRD) Camp

July 16th, 2018.

Price: C$100.00

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018

Address:
Gallipeau Centre
361 Queen Street
Smith's Falls, Ont Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8