Dogs in Harmony is one of Ottawa's most beloved dog training providers. For over a decade we have committed to consistently updating our techniques for your four-legged friends. We are committed to using force-free, positivity-focused techniques that encourage mutual respect between dog and human.

 

Safe, Science-based, and Force-free

Training for Your Dogs and Family! 

Our goal is to bring harmony to a household shared by both humans and canines alike. Using force-free, positive reinforcement training practices, we can help your dog find his rhythm—both in your home, with family, friends, strangers, and the outside world.  

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Individualized, Customized Training—Right In Your Home!

Dogs in Harmony understands how your dog’s mind works. Working with scientifically-proven methods, we have learned that the best way incite changes in your dog’s behaviour is to work with him in his natural environment. To that end, Dogs in Harmony works solely on-location: we meet you and your dog at your home, the very place where your dog is most comfortable and where his new skills will first be used.

Private Training Makes All The Difference

Working in your home can also allow us to assess what environmental stimuli may be affecting your dog. Does he fear the fish tank? Does he bark at the neighbour? Is there another pooch at home that’s teaching him bad manners?

Working right on-site gives us a greater understanding of your dog’s behaviour and allows for one-on-one repetition work that isn’t possible in a classroom setting. It also allows us to work with multiple fur-siblings at the same time, or even to work with a few established neighbourhood fur-friends!

Our History

Dogs in Harmony was established in the Ottawa area in 2004 by Lynn Hyndman. Dogs in Harmony focuses on science-based approaches to dog training for both basic manners and obedience, as well as behavioural problems. We offer training for dogs and education for humans, so that everyone can live together harmoniously.


Our Techniques

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  • On-site method – Training is done where the dog lives and plays.
  • Force-free – No fear or pain.
  • Science-based – We only use techniques that are scientifically proven.
  • Clicker techniques – Easy to learn, apply, and expand upon.
  • Dogs of all ages –  New or not, young, old, or adopted, we can help.

Memberships and Accreditations

CAPPDT Member
Doggone Safe Trainer
Be a Tree™ Presenter
Animal Behaviour College: Mentor Trainer
Pet Professional Guild Member

Lynn Hyndman

Lynn Hyndman, owner of Dogs In Harmony, is a certified Professional Dog Trainer and has been actively involved in the training field for many years. She appeared regularly as a guest offering training tips and techniques on Rogers Daytime. She is a member of various professional associations and projects listed on this page.

Aside from her regular duties as trainer and proprietor of Dogs In Harmony, Lynn also offers educational workshops for dog safety, training workers on approaching homes with dogs, and training workplaces on service dog etiquette.

Lynn is also a musician, singer and songwriter and lives in Nepean, Ontario, Canada.


Koen Vom Canisphere

Koen Vom Canisphere, CGN, a purebred German Shepherd Dog, gently passed from this life on May 23rd, 2013 and is greatly missed. Koen is credited with igniting Lynn Hyndman’s deep and lifelong love of canine training. During his long life, he assisted Lynn in a demonstration role during Obedience Training Seminars and, from time to time, acted as a Decoy Dog in Behaviour Modification Training Sessions with clients’ dogs. Koen’s legacy lives on and his spirit is never forgotten at Dogs In Harmony.