Behavior Training

Trainer List

The following trainers and facilities use reward based training techniques.  Reward based training is the recommended method of training by the American Society of Veterinary Behaviorists (AVSAB).


Facilities/Group Classes:


Posidog Canine Learning Center

3700 Parkway Lane

Suites A&B

Hilliard, OH 43026



Posidog Canine Learning Center offers classes in:

  • Leash Reactivity
  • Puppy Socialization
  • Manners/Obedience
  • Scent work
  • Agility
  • Confidence Building
  • Canine Good Citizen Prep
  • Rally Obedience
  • Private Lessons


Adventure Unleashed

6475 East Main St #117

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068


Adventure Unleashed offers classes in:

  • Puppy Socialization
  • Manners/Obedience
  • Scent Work
  • Flyball
  • Private Classes
  • In-Home Training


Anything Goes….For Dogs!

845 E 5th St.

Marysville, OH


Anything Goes for Dogs offers classes in:

  • Puppy Socialization
  • Manners/Obedience
  • Rally Obedience
  • Flyball
  • In-Home Training

In Home Trainers


Kristen VanNess, KPA CTP

A Frame of Mind Dog Training

Granville and Columbus Ohio



Valerie Hagley, KPA CTP

Pataskala, OH



Lori Hensley, CPDT-KA

Positively Canine LLC

Columbus, OH


Julie Fudge Smith, CPDT-KA

A Positive Connection

Granville, OH



Rachel Green, CPDT-KA Woof Woof!   

Columbus, OH





The following trainer listed below is a veterinarian that specializes in behavior.  She is able to write prescriptions, conduct blood tests, and do physical exams that may lead to findings associated with your dog’s behavior.  For severe problems including, but not limited to, anxiety or aggression, this physician may be the more appropriate option.

  • Dr. Meghan Heron – OSU Behavior Medicine -614-292-3551


Questions to ask a potential trainer:


  • What are your qualifications?  Certifications?
  • DO you use positive reinforcement techniques?
  • What do I need to buy to be prepared for my session?
  • What are your prices?  What is included in the price?
  • Can you help with my particular problem?
  • What will I need to do at home?



This list of local trainers has been created solely as a reference for our adopters, and does not in any way represent a full listing of highly qualified trainers in the Central Ohio area. CHA does not recommend or endorse any one trainer over another, and encourages adopters to find a trainer with whom they feel comfortable to provide care for their pet.