Dog Obedience Training Delaware Ohio

Canine Academy, your Columbus Ohio Dog Trainer, services all surrounding areas of Delaware, OH. We believe in empowering dog owners with the knowledge and skills to guide their dogs more effectively, fostering a stronger and longer lasting bond. Beyond training, every dog that steps onto our 7-acre campus is treated to plenty of exercise and belly rubs while not actively in training. Ensuring your dog’s stay with us is not just educational, but also filled with fun and relaxation is they key combination to achieving training success. 

We have over 30 years of experience using  positive experience training methodologies to achieve lifelong results. This method is designed  to improve communication between dog and owner, leading to a happier life for both. We recognize that every dog is different, and our trainers uniquely adapt their approaches to every dog they work with, regardless of age, breed, or disposition (check out our before and after results!). 

Comprehensive Training Programs

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.

Our Training Packages Include:


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.


“I can not say enough about Top Dog. My 1yr old German Shepherd was there in March for 10 days board and train.. He came back a totally different dog his confidence level is out the roof!! He is now a very proud/confident dog. The care the staff provided was top notch. His trainer Matt did an EXCELLENT job with him and you can tell he is compassionate and cares about the dogs. Thank you to Matt for an excellent job you did with my dog Samson thank you Emily and the rest of the staff as well!”

-Heather Dumelle

“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

Dog Training in Delaware, Ohio: Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Canine Academy for Your Dog's Training?

Here are the top reasons why Canine Academy stands out among other dog trainers:

  1. Experienced Trainers: Our trainers have a variety of backgrounds and have trained over 1000 dogs, ensuring your canine is in capable hands.

  2. Positive E Collar Methodology: We use a proprietary Positive E Collar methodology that enhances communication between the dog and the owner, improving the bond and producing better training outcomes.

  3. Customized Training Programs: We understand that every dog is unique. That’s why we offer a Behavioral Assessment to tailor our training approach to your dog’s specific needs.

  4. Post-Training Support: We offer ongoing support to ensure your dog’s new skills remain sharp. This includes trainer follow-ups and free group classes.

  5. Proven Results: Our training programs have a high success rate. Every dog must pass our strict graduation standards before completing our intensive dog obedience training.

  6. Satisfied Customers: We have numerous testimonials from happy customers who have seen significant improvements in their dogs’ behavior after attending our training programs.

For the best dog training in Delaware, Ohio, choose Canine Academy. We’re committed to helping you and your dog enjoy a happier, more harmonious life together. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how we can help your dog become the best they can be.

What is the Cost of Training?

Our training prices vary based on your dog’s needs and the training package selected. Every dog that goes through one of our training program must meet or exceed our graduation standards. 

What makes Canine Academy's approach to dog training unique?

At Canine Academy, we focus on empowering dog owners with the knowledge and skills to guide their dogs effectively. We believe in strengthening the bond between owner and pet through our training methods. Additionally, every dog that joins our program enjoys a retreat-like experience, ensuring their training period is as enjoyable as it is educational.