Your best friend's second best friend


Dog training is fun, easy and good for you…and your dog.
At Carol the Dog Trainer, we believe that a happy, well-behaved dog is an attainable goal and we will help you reach it.
We encourage participation from all family members and help dogs of all ages.

Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Your happy and peaceful household is our goal.
Go to Group classes

Group classes

Group dog training classes are the most economical way to train your dog. It is also a great way to socialize your dog and meet some new friends in your neighbourhood.

Go to Confidence and Composure

Confidence and Composure

A safe learning environment for the socially challenged dog. The Confidence and Composure program is a 3-step program to address walking on leash behaviours.

Go to Private Sessions

Private Sessions

Private dog training sessions in your own home can be an excellent option for you and your new dog. It is the best way to ensure a great start with your new family member. What you want, when you want!

Go to Dog Walking

Dog Walking

We provide excellent care for your dog or puppy anytime that you cannot. Fresh air, exercise, canine company, new people to meet along the path or in the park…what could be better?
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About Carol

Your best friend's second best friend
I believe in positive re-inforcement for a happy, positive relationship with your dog.

A passion for dogs has been with me for as long as I can remember. There were dog books, dog movies, dog artwork, dog posters and, of course, dog training manuals. Some say that reading about the benefits of crate training is not the usual reading material you find by the bedside of a teenager! With a detour to University and then the activities of raising two children, the world of dogs was on the back burner.

Of course, a true passion will find it’s way back into your life. For me, it came in the form of running a dog walking business in Ottawa’s Westboro neighbourhood - "Carol the Dog Walker". I soon joined a local dog training class at Dovercourt Recreation center. The instructor, Lynn Young was welcoming and encouraging even though I didn’t have a dog to bring to class. Her methodology was full of common sense and geared to pet dog owners.

Luckily, it also reflected much of my earlier teenage reading as well as what I had learned as a parent. Dog training applies to more than just dogs! It wasn’t long before I was attending multiple dog training classes, reading the new research on animal behaviour, attending conferences and training seminars, and generally re-immersing myself in the canine world.

Following my apprenticeship with Dogma, I began teaching my own classes at various community centers in the Ottawa area. Of course, there is always more to learn so I continue to study with industry experts such as Susan Garrett, Chris Bach, and Paola Hoger, Sarah Whitehead, and Dr Ian Dunbar.
Check out the list of course I've attended!
Thank you for choosing Carol the Dog Trainer. I am looking forward to meeting you and your new dog.