Canine Academy Backyard Lessons

Training Overview

Our Canine Academy Backyard lesson program is a group obedience training program that aims to make you an expert dog handler

Sessions are held at locations around the Columbus area – right in your own backyard!

With the help of a dedicated trainer, you and your dog learn basic commands while getting rid of unwanted behaviors like jumping, leash-pulling, and running through open doors. During this five-week program, you’ll meet weekly with your trainer and work directly with your dog in between lessons to help them build muscle memory via homework assignments and reinforce new skills directly in your home environment.

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Recommended for

We recommend this program for any dog who has not had prior obedience training. The Backyard lesson program is also ideal for any dog owner who is looking to build a better bond with their dog, and form better insights into their dog’s motivations and thought processes.  Finally, this program is ideal for the dog owner who has the time and energy to commit to participating in the daily homework assignments required to progress your dog through the curriculum.

Skills Learned

In our Backyard lesson program, you will learn how to teach your dog the following skills, including exercises to practice at home.

  • Sit when asked
  • Hold in sit when handler walks away
  • Hold in sit around distraction
  • Lay 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

How it Works

The Canine Academy Positive E Collar training method is broken down into 3 phases:

Phase 1: Grab Your Leash and Collar

Once you have selected your training location and time, your trainer will teach you and your dog the basics of basic obedience through a series of five lessons. This will include an introduction to our remote e-collars, followed by an intensive weekly focus on a set of commands. The first lesson lasts 2 hours, and each subsequent lesson lasts 90 minutes. Between each lesson, you’ll have homework assignments to complete which solidify the dog’s understanding of each command and builds a deep bond between owner and pet! 

Phase 2: Seek Out Challenge

Your final lesson focuses on how to put the commands all together to guide your dog through any situation or distraction. Your goal after the lessons conclude is to build confidence through repetition and exposure to new challenges.  You will have the opportunity for a follow-up phone call with your trainer 90 days after your lessons start.

Phase 3: Practice Makes Perfect 

90 days after training, our goal for you and your pup is that all commands are completed successfully 80-90% of the time and that you graduate from daily use of the e collar, using it only during high adrenaline or high-risk situations, such as off-leash walking. 

Pricing & Enrollment

This $675 package includes five small group lessons with a dedicated trainer, access to our training and support library, a Phys Ed uniform for you and your dog (branded t-shirt and bandana), and a remote e-collar you will take home with you. Register now to select your training location and complete your pup’s enrollment! Financing is available for this training program – click here for more information!

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