More about Civil Obedience Dog Training
We teach small, semi-private group classes at two separate locations in Columbus, Ohio: Beechwold Veterinary Hospital in Clintonville and Riverside Drive Animal Care Center in Dublin. Because our classes are limited to 4-6 dogs, we’re able to offer individual attention to students both during class and between classes; your instructor is always available for help, either over the phone or via email. Since our classes are so small, they fill quickly—anywhere from 2 to 5 weeks in advance—so be sure to register early!
If you’re interested in private in-home lessons, these are scheduled at your convenience and YOU get to pick the behaviors your dog needs to learn. Private lessons are great for busy owners who need help fixing problem behaviors or teaching their dog to mind his manners.
Once your dog has mastered the basics and you’re both ready for the next level, we offer Advanced Obedience. In this class, dogs learn to respond to commands off-lead, work around distractions such as dogs and other animals, people and food, stay, and prepare for the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. The CGC test is a manners exam open to dogs of all breeds and mixed breeds and is often used as a stepping stone for therapy work, agility and obedience. Taking the CGC test is voluntary, and regardless of whether you take it or not, your dog will learn to be a polite member of society everywhere he goes.
We also offer other classes, such as Fun and Games, Taking It To The Streets and Rally Obedience. All of these are aimed at continuing the learning and the fun!
We proudly serve the central Ohio dog community by volunteering services to the Franklin County Dog Shelter, Hand-Me-Down Dobes and Central Ohio Scottie Rescue.