Dog Obedience Training Worthington Ohio

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

We specialize in positive reinforcement training methodologies and our programs are designed to improve communication between dog and owner, leading to a happier life for both. 

Canine Academy offers Basic Obedience Training, which provides your doggo with structure and creates an outlet for excessive energy.  Our programs are designed to meet your dog’s needs and match your lifestyle. 

Training is a great step in you and your families journey to achieve of the dog of your dreams, regardless of their age, breed or disposition! 

Our 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 when asked
  • Hold in sit when handler walks away
  • Hold in sit around distraction
  • Laying down when asked
  • Hold in down when handler walks away
  • Hold in down under distraction
  • Come when called and relax within petting distance
  • Come when called from a distraction
  • Go to place and stay when handler walks away
  • Stay on place when everyone leaves room
  • Stay on place with distractions around
  • Walking on left side in heel position on loose leash
  • Maintaining heel when passing a distraction
  • Sits and remains sitting when handler greets person
  • Walk off-leash with handler demonstrating control over dog
  • Sit by door and hold sit until given signal to go through door
  • Understanding of the release command in all situations noted above

Further, your trainer will ensure you the owner can:

  • Use basic obedience skills to communicate with your dog
  • Anticipate and redirect distractions and unwanted behavior from your dog
  • Build healthy habits for lifelong success

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 sent our 7 month old German Shepherd, Ranger, to them to board and train. What a different dog we got back! Ranger is a very stubborn and dominant boy and that has changed considerably. We are still in our 90 day period, but the results we’ve seen thus far have been impressive. Before he’d nip at you, he stole everything, and just did as he pleased with zero recall. We’ve noticed that none of that behavior exists now and he’s such a joy! Being a puppy we still have work to do but they definitely laid a great foundation and gave us the proper tools and techniques to continue working at home. We’ve already set him up to go back in February for boarding while we are out of the country and we will most likely sign him up for public access training during that time. Great job to his trainer, Jacey!!! We are appreciate all of the hard work that you put into our boy. The team at Canine Academy truly cares about the dogs they teach. Photos are from when he was with them. We received a ton of updates while he was there in both pictures and videos!”
-Lorrie Koons

“I truly couldn’t speak higher of my experience with Canine Academy, particularly with our trainer Shannon! My Golden Retriever Harley completed their Public Access training as part of our work as a team to get her to be my Medical Alert Service Dog and I couldn’t be more thankful for Shannon’s guidance through it all. During her Board & Train, Shannon sent us daily updates on Harley, as well as pictures and videos of how her training was progressing. The day we picked Harley up, we spent about 3 hours with Shannon going over all of Harley’s training, commands and how to best continue her training at home. Afterwards, we got some real-life training opportunities with Shannon by going to some public places, like the mall and grocery stores, to further solidify our work together. Since completing training, Harley has been the best girl and we’ve gotten to travel together to Denver, Washington DC and 2 National Parks! I love the bond we have together and truly have Shannon and the whole Canine Academy team to thank for that!”
-Erika Bello-Pardo

Not sure where to start?

Take our behavioral assessment and a member of our team will reach out to discuss how to achieve your specific training goals