dog training class at Homedog Resort & Daycare in downtown Columbus, Ohio

Our Approach to Dog Training

Our Goal is to Help You Build the Bond You Want with Your Dog by Creating a Unique and Custom Program Specific to YOU AND YOUR DOG’S NEEDS!

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Our program is designed using the values, policies and ethics set by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and the Karen Pryor Academy. Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA) teaches effective force-free training in all of their courses. They aim to build a community of positive reinforcement trainers with a shared value in collaboration and in discussion of training and behavior science practices and related issues. The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers base their tactics and techniques using the LIMA strategy. The LIMA strategy is an acronym for the phrase “Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive” meaning that our trainers use the least intrusive, minimally aversive strategy to succeed in achieving a training objective. We do not justify the use of punishment in place of other effective techniques and strategies. We believe we can achieve the desired behavior change by focusing on the animal’s environment, physical/mental health and operant/classical conditioning.

MEET OUR DOG TRAINERS

Our training team has a wide range of experience using positive reinforcement training to achieve our guest’s goals and objectives. In addition to ensuring we set our Homies up for success when they are training in our program we do the same for our team. Our training team has a variety of certifications and is constantly focusing on expanding their knowledge and experience through workshops, seminars, conferences and certification programs. Click on any of the below trainers to read their detailed profile, rates and schedule a consultation. 

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Sam Short, KPA-CTP
Head Dog Trainer

Greg Barnard CPT-KA dog trainer at Homedog Resort in Columbus, Ohio

Greg Barnard, CPDT-KA
Dog Trainer

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Amber Paparodis
Dog Trainer

Our Dog Training programs

PRIVATE LESSONS

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PLAY-N-TRAIN

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STAY-N-TRAIN

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WE CAN HELP!

Our training team has experience helping with a variety of objectives, some of which are outlined below. Fill out the below form to have one of our trainers call to discuss your goals and objectives and create a plan!

  • PUPPY TRAINING
  • NEW TO HOME DOGS
  • POTTY TRAINING
  • CRATE TRAINING
  • BABY ON THE WAY
  • LEASH WALKING
  • LEASH REACTIVITY
  • RESOURCE GUARDING
  • FOOD AGGRESSION
  • RECALL
  • SOCIALIZATION
  • BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
  • SEPARATION ANXIETY
  • FEAR AGGRESSION
  • MUZZLE TRAINING
  • SERVICE DOG COMMANDS
  • ENRICHMENT
  • HEALTH & WELL-BEING








    Private Dog Training Lessons

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    This option is best if your dog has trouble focusing, is reactive, you want some privacy or have an issue that is better addressed at your home. We offer private lessons that can be held in your home or at our facility where the focus is totally on you and what you want to work on. Private lessons in your home may be subject to additional charges based on distance.

    PRIVATE TRAINING
    Starts at $65 hr

    GROUP TRAINING CLASSES

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    We offer group classes to address a variety of training objectives and lessons. For our 4-week courses you and your dog will participate in a small, on-leash group lesson (no more than 4 dogs). You will learn a variety of basic obedience commands using positive reinforcement to set a solid foundation for lifelong obedience and training. In our workshops, we will review a variety of topics ranging from becoming a new dog owner to leash reactivity and training tools and techniques. These workshops are in a classroom setting and last 45-60 minutes. Some classes may require dogs and others may not – though every dog gets to participate in daycare the day of the workshop. Contact us to find out when our next 4-week class or workshop is scheduled!

    dog TRAINING classes
    4-Week Obedience Class $125 (Puppy or Adult)
    4-Week Reliable Recall Class $150
    6-Week Reactive Rover Class $350

    PLAY-N-TRAIN TRAINING SESSIONS

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    Our play-n-train sessions are a great way to focus on a specific behavior, reinforce training from previous courses, learn tips/tricks or give your dog some mental enrichment during his daycare or boarding visit. Our play-n-train sessions are 30 minutes and occur at some point during your dog’s daycare or boarding visit. We will work with you to determine the plan for each session and provide an update at pick-up.

    Play & Train
    (Price Includes 20 Min of Training and Full-Day Daycare)
    1 Session – $25
    5 Sessions – $110 SAVE 10%
    10 Sessions – $200 SAVE 20%

    STAY-N-TRAIN TRAINING PROGRAM

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    Our stay and train program is our version of board and train. This program is a perfect way to combine a long term boarding reservation with a custom training program to help maximize your dog’s potential. Our trainers will work with you to create a plan that works towards you and your dog’s goals under budget. Your dog’s schedule will be customized while ensuring the right mix of training, rest and play time as to provide them the best chance to learn and retain. Our stay-n-train programs can either be done in our facility or with 24/7 care from our head trainer.

    Given each dog’s program is different the cost will vary based on your goals, your dog’s current level of training and how intensive the training will be. Contact us to set up a consultation to learn more.

    Stay & Train
    As Low As $75 Per Day – Please Contact For Quote

    DAYTRAINING PROGRAM

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    Our daytraining sessions are the perfect way for your dog to learn and improve their training quickly and conveniently. Our trainer will work with your dog 1on1 for 30 or 60 minutes focusing on the behaviors or objectives discussed in your consultation. You do NOT need to be present for this training session. In fact it is preferred for our trainers to work privately with your dog to help achieve faster results. Once your dog’s behaviors or objectives are achieved you can either schedule a private lesson for a demonstration from our trainer or they will hand off the necessary resources for you to continue upkeep of the training.

    These sessions are great for a dog who is not able to attend daycare, has issues specific to their home, needs mental enrichment during the day or have a variety of behaviors that need addressed.

    DAYBOARDING SESSIONS
    30 MINUTE SESSION
    at our house $35
    at yours $50
    60 MINUTE SESSION
    at our house $50
    at yours $75
    5 30-MINUTE SESSIONS – $150 OUR HOUSE or $225 YOUR HOUSE SAVE 10%
    5 60-MINUTE SESSIONS – $225 OUR HOUSE or $335 YOUR HOUSE SAVE 10%