Canine Academy, your Columbus Ohio Dog Trainer, services all surrounding areas of Athens, OH.
Canine Academy is Columbus Ohio’s best dog trainer specializing in positive reinforcement training methodologies. We designed our methods to improve communication between dog and owner, leading to a happier life for both.
Canine Academy has one standard of excellence, delivered three ways. We offer our basic obedience program with three unique ways to partner with us. We can help you select the program that’s right for you, from a full “board and train” to private dog training classes. We’ll consider your desired level of involvement during the first phase of training, your dog’s personality, your training goals and your budget.
Every dog in our training programs must meet or exceed our training standards. Before, during and after training, we work closely with you to ensure we meet your goals.
Dog Training Packages Include:
- Board and Train
- Private Lessons (on campus or in home)
- Reactive Dog Training
- Public Access Training
- Training for Separation Anxiety
At the end of the training, your dog will have learned basic obedience commands including:
- Sit, down, and place (with implied stay)
- Come to heel when called
- Walking on leash
- Walking off-leash with defined radius
- “All Done!” (release command)
- “Off” with redirect (command to stop unwanted behavior)
- Stay in a spot until released
Dog Training Commitment and Support:
Every dog leaving our board and train, hybrid, or private dog training classes program must achieve a “good” or “excellent” result against our training standards. After the first phase of training is over, you can expect a progress report. During the next 90 days, your trainer will guide you through even more improvement.
Further, our dog behaviorists commit to supporting your dog’s long-term obedience training success. Tuition includes scheduled follow-up appointments to make sure that your new dog training skills transition well to your home life. Finally, our trainers are available for support during scheduled office hours, and welcome all graduates back for free group dog training classes. Your skills will never go stale.
Our Dog Training Methods:
Our dog behaviorist trainers spend a lot of time getting to know what makes your dog tick. Positive reinforcement dog training is about providing consistent reward. Without treats in your pocket, motivating your dog by play and praise – issued the way your dog wants it – makes dog obedience training stick for life.
Beyond identifying the most effective reward for positive reinforcement, our dog trainers also use e collars to provide a very low level stimulus during both commands and praise. Our proprietary Positive E Collar methodology enhances the communication between dog and owner. This enhanced communication builds trust and produces effective training outcomes. We believe that you can teach a dog obedience training without causing the dog any physical pain through an e collar.
Along with your leash, your voice and your nonverbal cues, your e collar is just another tool in your toolbox. But your e collar allows you to communicate with your dog at even longer distances. With your new tool and our dog obedience training methods, you’ll access a level of freedom in nature and in public access.
“Thanks Terry and Zeke. We get so many compliments on how well trained Max our Labradoodle behaves. He has done great since we received our training and we love to take him with us anywhere because we have the confidence to keep him under control and we’ll behaved.”
– Eric Rodenberg
“Program exceeded my expectations. I went into this with a 10 month old dog that was getting a little out of hand on walks and not coming when called or listening to basic commands. I did the board and Train program and the results when I picked him up were immediate. The program overall exceeded expectations as the commands are easy to follow. I also found that I learned how to better interact and maintain the training. Its been nearly a month since we completed the program and there has been no regression and many commands he is responding too without any stimulation. I was skeptical, even with all the favorable reviews, that there would be a quick turnaround. I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend the program who does not have the time or patience to dedicate to dog training, its absolutely worth the cost.”