Personalized Training Consultations

Are you having behavior problems with your pet?  Consider coming to a private training consultation at OHS.  Whether you need one or multiple sessions, our trainers can offer tips and advice on how to use positive reinforcement to help your dog.  You will learn practical dog-handling techniques and specific ideas to improve your pet’s behavior issues.

Common issues people seek help with include:

  • Basic training help
  • Leash reactivity
  • Fearful behavior
  • Excessive barking
  • Problems that arise with dogs and kids living together
  • Dogs not getting along with other dogs in the home

We specialize in helping pets with special needs and pets from shelters. Most consultations take place at OHS. At this time, in-home training is only available as part of a multiple-session package.

Please see our Pet Advice Page for more helpful information.


Tanya Roberts, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Training and Behavior Department Manager
Rachael Davis, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Reactive Rover Instructor, Associate Nose Work Instructor
Jacqui Dowsett, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Reactive Rover Instructor, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Lori Kirby, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Pet Partners Evaluator & Instructor
Jennifer Shirley, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Pet Partners Evaluator
Paulina Tahran, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Reactive Rover Instructor, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Our trainers have over 25 years of combined experience with dog training and working with shelter dogs and are members of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.  We utilize humane and positive training methods and encourage you to have fun while working with your dog.


$75 for one consultation at OHS. Consultations are typically one hour.

$195 for a pack of three consultations at OHS. Consider purchasing a 3-pack for issues that may take longer to work through, like leash reactivity, or for problem behaviors that have been going on for a long time.

$225 for a pack of three consultations, two at OHS and the third in your home. In-home training is only available when purchased as a part of a package. We ask that clients meet with us at OHS for their first two sessions. Please talk to your trainer to schedule your third, in-home session. For visits to homes outside of a five mile radius of OHS on NE Columbia Blvd, an additional $20 travel fee will be applied. Requests to visit homes more than ten miles from OHS may be declined.

Proceeds from consultation fees go to support the animals and programs at OHS.

Book an appointment

Appointments at OHS are available for online booking seven days a week. Trainers are typically available mid-day through late afternoon. If you are planning to purchase a 3-Pack, we recommend meeting with your trainer once before scheduling your second and third session so you can work out your training plan together.

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Can’t find a time that works for you? Contact us to request an appointment.