Upcoming Events

EVENTS

Aug 11                  Intro to Scent Detection – Best Friends, Ottawa

Oct 23                  Advanced Tracking Workshop – Tailwaggers, Petawawa

Jun 15-17             Advanced Water Search Seminar – Flagstaff, AZ

 

Workshops

Sept 7         An Introduction to Impulse Control

Oct 5           Impulse Control for Dog Sports

Nov 16       Reliable Recalls

Dec 7          Reliable Recalls

Jan 25       An Introduction to Impulse Control

Feb 22       Impulse Control for Dog Sports

Mar 22      Reliable Recalls

Apr 19       An Introduction to Impulse Control

Intro to Scent Detection

We're all familiar with working dogs, trained to detect drugs

or explosives or contraband.   But did you know you could also train the family pet, using identical techniques, to detect and indicate target odours as well?    Scent detection can be a recreational activity for any dog with a nose.  There are even outlets for you to compete and earn titles with your dog if you so choose.

This workshop is designed for people and dogs who are new to the sport.   Over the course of the day, we will imprint your dog on a target odour (wintergreen) and have him searching for that odour in various contexts.   You'll learn all about the sport of scent detection - rules, trials - and how to take part in this exciting activity.

And your dog will be thrilled to be doing what he does best.  Sniffing!

Course Requirements:

Pens and notepad (handouts will not be provided)
Appropriately secure dog crate - no exceptions!
Comfortable chair
Variety of dog treats
Favourite toy
6’  leash and non-tightening collar/harness
**Please wear comfortable clothes and running type shoes

Class Size: 8 working spots  FULL, 8 audit spots

Prerequisites for working spot:  16+ weeks of age, UTD Rabies and DHPP

Prerequisites for auditors: None

Format:     Full day, 9am - 4pm.   1 hr lunch break

Price:   Working spot, $100  FULL;  Auditor, $60

Price: C$60.00

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018

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

Available Spaces: 6

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

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$30.00

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

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

Available Spaces: 6

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

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$30.00

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

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

Available Spaces: 8

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

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$30.00

Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

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

Available Spaces: 8

 


OBEDIENCE / RALLY O FUN MATCHES 

 

Aug 10 – Obedience Fun Match

Aug 11 – CKC Rally O Fun Match

Sept 14 – CARO Rally O Fun Match

Sep 21 – Obedience Fun Match

Oct 12 – Obedience Fun Match

Oct 26 – CKC Rally O Fun Match

Nov 2 – Obedience Fun Match

 

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, August 10, 2018

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

Available Spaces: 31

Rally O Fun Match CKC

Class order:  Masters, Excellent, Advanced, Novice

Fee:  $10.00/run

 

Price: C$10.00

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018

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

Available Spaces: 23

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, September 14, 2018

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

Available Spaces: 26

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, September 21, 2018

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

Available Spaces: 37

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, October 12, 2018

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

Available Spaces: 37

Rally O Fun Match CKC

Class order:  Masters, Excellent, Advanced, Novice

Fee:  $10.00/run

 

Price: C$10.00

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

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

Available Spaces: 25

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, November 2, 2018

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

Available Spaces: 37