Dog Obedience Training Grove City Ohio

Canine Academy, your  services all surrounding areas of Grove City, OH. 

Canine Academy offers a training plan designed to meet your dog’s needs and match your lifestyle. First, consider whether you have the time and energy to dedicate to giving your dog the new skills they need to be your best canine companion. If so, our group learning environment might be right for you. If you prefer to have one of our professional trainers work hands-on with your dog and coach your family through successful habit building, our board and train programs can accelerate your success.

Finally, consider your dog’s current behavior. Do you have a puppy? Are you struggling with symptoms of reactivity or separation anxiety? Or do you just want the reliable canine companion of your dreams? Our programs are specifically designed to support you in creating the canine companion you want, no matter your current state.

Our Dog Training Packages

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: 


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.


“We needed help with our 2yr old lab/shepherd mix, Diesel, who walked us and had major socialization issues, which caused him to be agressive toward people he didn’t know. After meeting with Terry we opted for the 10 day board and train program. Initially we were worried how Diesel would react to us leaving him, but Terry and his team immediately put us as ease. Their facility is awesome and we just knew we were leaving him in great hands. 

Matt was Diesel’s primary trainer and he is AMAZING! He took time to call us with updates on Diesel’s progress and he spent over 2 hours with us when we picked Diesel up to show us what Diesel learned and to teach us how to continue his training. We could tell he truly cared about Diesel and are so grateful to him for all the time he spent with him and for everything he taught him. Diesel’s change in behavior is simply unbelievable. After coming home I enjoyed a nice long walk with Diesel past cats, people, and other dogs and distractions […] We couldn’t be happier the results and highly recommend Terry and his team to anyone who is looking for a dog trainer.”

– Jenny Schultz

“Bar none, the single best dog trainer in central Ohio. We have a problematic, highly reactive pup (7 years old). We have attempted every type of training over the years, and thought there was no solving our pup’s behavioral problems. Terry Cook and his training program are amazing, though, and in three short weeks we have made exceptional progress with walking behavior and leash reactivity. We cannot sing Terry’s praises enough. Highly, highly recommended for any dog that needs correction, from small training issues to deeper behavioral concerns.”

Damon DiSabato

“My entire experience with CA was pleasant, to say the least!
From my initial inquiry to the training and boarding program. When I first called the staff was so willing and eager to help out with all the questions I had, no matter how silly I thought they were. They answered all my inquiries, emails, and calls in a super timely manner if not immediately.
My main reason for searching for a place like CA, was to be able to get my pup, Bambino to cooperate, especially outside. If he got loose, you could kiss the rest of the evening goodbye because it would be spent chasing him around the neighborhood.
A big thanks to the staff, but ESPECIALLY Alex, who transformed little Bean into a lovely gentleman!
I could tell by all the text and picture updates thar Bambino was being treated with the best care and patience. Alex treated him just like he was his very own pup.

You can now find us, in the yard, NOT chasing baby deer or rabbits and instead, hanging out with mom in the flower bed, or minding his manners on hiking trails.”

-Krysten Nerviano

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