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#330034 - 03/09/15 02:22 PM Any trainer suggestions for Ottawa, Ontario?
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Hey everyone!

I'm currently looking into training for my 8 month old boy, Riley. I was wondering if anyone had any positive experience with any trainers in Ottawa that they might be able to refer me to? I want to do private training specifically, as I don't have a car to get out to any group classes that are offered. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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Ashley

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#330041 - 03/09/15 05:07 PM Re: Any trainer suggestions for Ottawa, Ontario? [Re: Freckles_07]
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Sorry, wish I could help, but I'm not from the area.

I jumped around from different training groups in the beginning because I didn't know anybody. The first group wasn't for me but they were able to point me in a direction and things progressed from there. Once you start, it's easier to get to know names through word of mouth. My advice would be to pick a trainer and see how it goes. If you ever feel uncomfortable with their methods then stop and find someone new.

What are your short term and long term goals? Is this your fist dog?
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#330042 - 03/09/15 05:14 PM Re: Any trainer suggestions for Ottawa, Ontario? [Re: BasiaBear]
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Just saw your last post and I think that Competitive K9 seems like a great place to start. I would go for it smile
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#330318 - 03/20/15 11:22 AM Re: Any trainer suggestions for Ottawa, Ontario? [Re: BasiaBear]
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Hello, and thanks for your reply!

My training goals are simple to have a happy, obedient dog smile In the future I may be interested in some type of sport with him, or competitive obedience, but for right now I just want a well trained puppy. He's going through his terrible teens, and definitely testing boundaries, which is driving me up the wall. haha He's not my first dog, but he's my first GSD. I've grown up with labs, and Siberian Huskies, but they are a much different breed!

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#330319 - 03/20/15 11:23 AM Re: Any trainer suggestions for Ottawa, Ontario? [Re: Freckles_07]
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Oh, and I would have gone through Competitive K9, but she has literally not responded to any of my emails or phone calls frown I guess she doesn't want the business! haha

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#330427 - 03/23/15 10:52 AM Re: Any trainer suggestions for Ottawa, Ontario? [Re: Freckles_07]
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Originally Posted By: Freckles_07
Oh, and I would have gone through Competitive K9, but she has literally not responded to any of my emails or phone calls frown I guess she doesn't want the business! haha

Ugh, that's the worst, I hate that feeling. Really bad for business, even if she is totally booked frown

My best friend lives in Ottawa and her sister is a dog person... she's living out in Alberta now though so not sure if she'd know of anyone, but I can ask. Other than that there is a person on this forum, elisabeth, who is from Waterloo and she does a lot of training with her dogs. It's not close but maybe if you pm her she'd have some suggestions.
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#331027 - 04/08/15 11:20 AM Re: Any trainer suggestions for Ottawa, Ontario? [Re: BasiaBear]
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Hi Freckles! Here is what my friend in Ottawa said:

"One of my coworkers ran a dog rescue in Ottawa for a number of years until very recently, so I asked her!

She highly recommends Jane from Inspired K9s. She will apparently come to your house, and charges based on what you can afford. The website is here: http://www.inspiredk9s.ca/index.html"


I hope you come back and see this, sounds like what you are looking for! Best of luck.
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