Dog Obedience Training Westerville Ohio

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


“I would highly recommend Emily and her staff at Canine Academy. My dog, Rhubarb, boarded for 5 days and had a blast. They reviewed training with her every day and provided a safe, clean, and stimulating environment for her. They took great effort in helping her adjust to the new surroundings while keeping her diet and schedule consistent. Her trainer sent several pictures each day of the various activities she engaged in and sent messages and answered questions promptly. I feel the staff loves their jobs and the animals they serve. Very professional and reliable. Worth every penny!”

– Juli Miller

“This dog training location is incredible! The facilities are remarkable. They are clean, updated, and even though dogs don’t mind, they’re fashionable. Terry and his trainer’s are fantastic. They have a good attitude, are excited to help and learn about your dog. They are personable, knowledgeable, and prepared to assist the dog owner with any goals they may have with their dog. I am able to walk my dog (she’s only 6 months old) off-leash without having any concern that I cannot control her regardless of the distractions that may be presented. I would absolutely recommend Top Dog Training by Terry Cook everyday and to every dog owner. Also, just to show how great they are, we drove an hour each way just to get their training.”

-Ashleigh Leonard