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All Tails 'R' Waggin'

Columbus, OH
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All Tails 'R' Waggin' offers dog training classes for clients in Columbus and the surrounding areas. It provides a GOLD package that includes basic training, such as sit, stay, down, wait, and loose-leash walking. This package also includes boarding in the facility's large indoor runs. Additional services are four outside play or exercise sessions, doggie daycare, a graduation certificate and photograph, a training leash, and a “Go Home” wash. Owner Renee Nichols launched the business back in 1999.

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Acme Canine

Lewis Center, OH 43035
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Acme Canine is a dog training business located in Blacklick, Ohio, that is also able to provide many different services to customers in the surrounding areas and towns. The company has been in business for nearly fifteen years. The owner of Acme Canine is Laura Pakis. They provide professional dog training services and more. They also provide clients with behavior tips from nationally-recognized canine trainers. Acme Canine can provide dog training and obedience services for all breeds, sizes, and ages of dogs. They can also work with dogs who have behavioral issues and temperament issues. Their services include puppy development, pet boarding, and behavior modification.

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All Paws Retreat

154 South Yale Avenue, Columbus, OH 43222
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All Paws Retreat provides dog training for customers in Columbus. Its trainers work with dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. Group and one-on-one training opportunities are available, with classes such as puppy socialization and obedience training. In addition to dog training, this company also offers boarding, grooming, and dog daycare. Customers can book and pay for courses and other services online via the company's member portal. All Paws Retreat is dedicated to maintaining a safe, clean, and eco-friendly facility.

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All Purpose K-9 LLC

510 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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All Purpose K-9 LLC helps customers in the Columbus area train their dogs. Classes are available for puppies, basic socialization, and obedience. Additionally, this facility offers reactive, aggressive, and fearful dog training in group or private lessons, as well as behavioral evaluations. All Purpose K-9 LLC's Novice Board and Train Program provides three full weeks of boarding and daytime training. To participate in training or other group activities at this facility, dogs must have proof of up-to-date immunizations.

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Best Pal Tailored Training

Columbus, OH 43204
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Best Pal Tailored Training is a dog training business located in Ohio. They can provide services to clients in Columbus and the surrounding areas and towns. They specialize in providing training services for rescue and shelter dogs. Best Pal Tailored Training can provide classes and options for dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages. They use a certified professional trainer, and they strive to provide programs that lead to a consistent and confident dog. The business can also work with clients to fit their schedules. Charles Gudel is the owner of Best Pal Tailored Training, and his business is a recipient of the Angie’s List Super Service Award.

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Central Ohio K9

Whitehall, OH 43213
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Central Ohio K9 is a dog training business located in Whitehall, Ohio, that is able to provide many services to clients in the surrounding towns and counties, too. The company has been in business for over thirty-five years, and they hire trained professionals in dog training. They provide a variety of dog care services including dog training, dog boarding, and dog daycare options, and they specialize in dog training programs of many kinds. They company strives to exceed expectations and provide a welcoming, fun, secure environment for pets. Central Ohio K0 can train dogs of all sizes and breeds. The owner of Central Ohio K9 is Nathaniel Lemons.

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Greg Knows Dogs

Columbus, OH 43214
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Greg Knows Dogs is a dog training service located in Columbus, Ohio, that can also provide many dog training services to customers in the surrounding areas and towns. The owner of the company, Greg, is a Ohio native and has been a professional dog trainer for over a decade. Greg Knows Dogs strives to offer holistic dog training services that look at the whole picture when it comes to dog training. The business can help dogs with many behavioral issues such as aggression and separation anxiety. Greg Knows Dogs seeks to offer quality, professional services to clients at affordable prices.

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Homestead Dogs

1964 Ford Road, Delaware, OH 43015
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Homestead Dogs is a dog training and boarding facility located in Delaware providing a safe and fun environment for dogs of all breeds and ages. The facility serves clients across the Central Ohio area, including Columbus, Powell, New Albany, Westerville, and Lewis Center. It offers private dog training, puppy training classes, and therapy dog training services. The founder and head trainer of the facility, Amy Durfey, is a dog lover and a certified National Canine School for Dog Trainers professional trainer.

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Out of This World Dog Training

Columbus, OH 43004
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Out of This World Dog Training is a dog training business located in Columbus, Ohio, that is also able to offer many services to clients in the surrounding areas and towns. The owner of the business is Alex Eaton, who regularly volunteers at the Franklin County Dog Shelter. The business consults with local veterinarians often, too. Out of This World Dog Training provides many dog care services including behavioral consulting, dog walking, obedience training, and more. The team at Out of This World Dog Training strive to create an environment that is welcoming and professional. They work with pets and their owners.

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Paradigm K9

Columbus, OH 43004
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Paradigm K9 is a dog training service located in Columbus, Ohio, that is also available to offer many different dog training services to clients in the surrounding towns and counties. They can offer puppy training, adult dog training, and more. The service also allows clients to request an evaluation. Paradigm K9 strives to provide dog training that produces real results for even difficult dogs. The owner of the business is Jeff Thompson, and he has been training dogs for over a decade. He also attended National K9’s School for Dog Trainers and is certified as a dog trainer. They strive to provide individualized services for each dog.

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Sky Dogs

Columbus, OH 43223
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Sky Dogs is a dog training business located in Columbus, Ohio, that is also situated to offer a variety of dog obedience and training services to clients in the surrounding areas and towns. They offer a variety of dog training services including agility, flyball, basic obedience, shaping classes, and more. Sky Dogs specializes in providing agility training options. They can also offer speciality dog training services for deaf dogs, and they provide puppy training, too. Sky Dogs seeks to provide an environment that is welcoming, secure, and friendly for pets and their owners. They also work to provide affordable, quality services.

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Your Divine K9

Galena, OH 43021
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Your Divine K9 is a dog training business located in Galena, Ohio, that can also provide a variety of services to customers in the surrounding areas and towns. The owner of the business is Mitzi Cochran. She is a CPT professional dog trainer. The company is able to provide a variety of dog training services and options. They work with dogs and their owners to create a relationship of trust that leads to consistent behavior. Your Divine K9 provides a five-acre training facility. Some of the services they offer include puppy training, on-leash training, off-leash training, and much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Dog trainers are professional instructors who use a wide range of training techniques to help dogs adapt to their environments, respond to cues and commands, and modify behavior patterns. Training methods include alpha dog dominance for aggressive dogs, positive reinforcement that's often utilized with puppies and younger dogs, relationship-based, and classic, conditional training.

Schutzhund, the German word for “protection dog,” is a specialized type of instruction in which dogs are trained to attack on command, and it's commonly used in K9 Academies for police and security dogs. Depending on their skill sets and certifications, dog trainers may offer programs that incorporate several methods, or they may focus on a single method such as behavioral training, which focuses on changing dogs' behavior, or obedience training, where dogs are rewarded for following commands.

What is a dog trainer called?

They’re referred to as dog trainers or behaviorists, depending on their skill sets and credentials. A dog trainer may refer to themselves as a canine behavioral specialist or a certified veterinary behaviorist.

What is the difference between a dog trainer and a behaviorist?

Dog trainers and behaviorists practice the same profession, and many dog trainers refer to themselves as behaviorists. However, true animal behaviorists hold M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in animal behavior. The full title for an animal behaviorist is an Applied Animal Behaviorist or Certified Animal Behaviorist.

Does my dog need training?

All dogs benefit from training, whether through their owners or a professional trainer. Owners can teach their dogs simple commands, and they can practice positive reinforcement techniques, such as providing treats when dogs follow basic instructions. Professional trainers are essential when dogs exhibit behavioral problems, such as aggression, excessive barking, and an inability to respond to basic commands.

What does dog training include?

Some dog training classes focus on specific methods, such as obedience training or alpha training, while others offer a mix of multiple training techniques. Dog training activities can include brain games, clicker commands with positive reinforcement, relationship-based exercises between dogs and their owners, and socialization exercises.

Can you train a dog yourself?

Dog owners can train their dogs themselves with the help of guidebooks and online tutorials that offer instruction in areas that include simple obedience commands and positive reinforcement techniques. When dogs are overly aggressive or display problematic behavior, such as biting or excessive barking, professional training can be extremely beneficial.

Is dog training easy?

There are many methods of dog training. Teaching a dog simple commands is a fairly simple technique to learn, whether through guidebooks, online tutorials, or common sense. However, overly aggressive dogs often require professional training in which a trainer is certified and educated.

Should I get my dog professionally trained?

Professional training is helpful for dogs of all ages and breeds, whether they need simple command training or more detailed programs to change aggressive behaviors, such as biting and jumping. Training of all levels is beneficial for dogs and their owners, as the animals use the skills they learn throughout their lifetimes.

How many training sessions does a dog need?

The amount of training sessions a dog may need depends on the type of training desired by its owner. For example, doggie boot camps where dogs learn obedience techniques and behavior modification can take anywhere between one and four weeks, while puppy training courses add up to just one hour per week over a six-week period.

Do dogs like being trained?

All dogs are different, and like humans, it can take them time to warm up to new people and environments. Good trainers know how to communicate with dogs, and they generally work hard to ensure their trainees are content and having fun during training sessions while learning new behavior techniques.

At what age should dogs start obedience training?

As a general rule, dog owners should wait until their pets are at least six months of age before entering them into a formal obedience program. However, puppies are quick learners, and they can be taught simple commands at home starting at around six weeks.

How long does it take to house train a puppy?

In general, it takes between four and six months to house train a puppy. Factors, such as bladder size and metabolism, may lead to extra training time, especially if the puppy is of a small breed and needs to use the bathroom frequently. A puppy's previous environment and emotional state may also hinder house training time.

Is it okay to let a puppy cry in their crate at night?

Letting a puppy "cry it out" in their crate at night is generally not harmful; however, it's important for dog owners to make certain that their pet is crying to be let out, and not for other reasons, such as illness or injury. Crate training takes time, and it's always best to start out with short crating periods.

What\'s the hardest dog to train?

While all dogs are trainable to an extent with the proper training and techniques, certain breeds are known to have a more difficult time following orders and instructions, thanks to their strong wills and independent senses. Challenging breeds include Greyhounds, Saint Bernards, Bullmastiffs, and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

Is a clicker good for dog training?

Clicker training, also known as mark and reward training, works well to help dogs learn commands and positive behavioral traits. The method focuses on rewarding dogs with positive reinforcements, such as treats or petting, when commands are followed. Repetition is essential with clicker training, as it helps dogs remember that rewards follow good behaviors.

Are dog trainers worth it?

Professional dog trainers can be extremely beneficial in helping dogs change negative behavior and learn to follow instructions. When home training isn't proving effective, many dog owners turn to professionals to improve their dog's behavior, which can help improve the overall relationship between pet and owner.

What makes a great dog trainer?

Great dog trainers love what they do, and they communicate well with animals. Qualities that great dog trainers possess include patience and tolerance, listening skills, and an overall positive attitude. While credentials and education are also important, the manner in which a trainer can communicate with dogs in his or her care, as well as dog owners, is essential.

What kind of training do you need to be a dog trainer?

Professional training is not required to become a dog trainer, but the more courses and credentials one obtains allows for increased knowledge and skill sets in overall dog training. Depending on the certifications desired, training courses include obedience, behavior modification, pet CPR, clicker training, and K9 training.

What qualifications do I need to be a dog trainer?

Dog trainers are not required to get any type of certification; however, courses that award certifications help build client bases and ensure pet owners that their animals are in excellent hands. To become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, one must pass a written exam and have 300 hours of documented experience in dog training over a three-year period.

What is the best dog training certification?

There are several dog training certification programs available to help trainers expand their credentials. Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI) and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) are two of the highest certifications. Additional essential certifications include Basic Agility and Puppy Training.

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