Dog Obedience Training Pickerington Ohio

Canine Academy, your Columbus Ohio Dog Trainer, services all surrounding areas of Pickerington, 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.

Our 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

“We used this company for 3 weeks of boarding for our dog Luigi while we were out of town. In addition he also participated the Board and Train program they offer. Our experience was excellent all around. Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff. Our trainer Zeke was great! He spent allot of time with us the day we picked Luigi up, as well as a follow up visit a week later to continue our education process. The results have been amazing. Would highly recommend for training or boarding.”

-Steve McFarland