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Expert Dog Trainers Columbus Ohio

We Absolutely Love What We Do at Marcum K9!

Any Dog, Any Size

From Small Pups to Large Dogs, We Train Them All

Marcum K9 Obedience is a premier in-home dog training facility in Canal Winchester, Ohio.

We specialize in teaching your dog to focus with high distractions both on and off leash. Our large selection of programs address a variety of behaviors from basic and advanced obedience, aggression, low confidence, house breaking and more.

We believe dogs learn better in a home environment and being worked around real life situations. This is why we work with your best friends in our own home. This allows us to incorporate real life distractions at a rate that best suits each dog. We think of your dog as our own family member. Our team is dedicated to a healthy learning environment with proper socialization and excellent care tailored specifically to each dog we get in for training. Let us help you achieve all your training goals so that you can enjoy life to the fullest with your dog.

Our Expert Dog Trainers

Our team is dedicated to a healthy learning environment with proper socialization and excellent care tailored specifically to each dog we get in for training.

Allison Marcum

Allison Marcum


Allison has been training dogs of all ages and breeds since 2009 when she started as a kennel tech at  her father’s franchise. Allison followed her passion back to school and became a certified trainer before starting a professional business of her own. Allison believes you can understand a dog’s psychology and emotion simply by observing their behavior. She’s honed her techniques through years of hands-on experience integrating loving, obedient dogs into the family pack.

Sierra Hamilton

Sierra Hamilton


Sierra served ten years in the U.S. Coast Guard before settling down to pursue her dream as a professional dog trainer. She brings leadership and communication skills that she developed during her Coast Guard career to help dog owners become confident leaders of their own packs. A lifelong animal lover, Sierra provides a home to numerous rescue animals. She enjoys discovering each animal’s unique personality along the way.

Our Loving Team

Garrett Duggar

Garrett Duggar

Garrett discovered his passion for training after seeing his own dog transformed by the Marcum K9 program. Atlas, a 2-year-old German Shepherd, learned so much during his two-week Board & Train session it inspired Garrett to become a dedicated student of the craft. He’s since honed his skills through professional seminars and mentorships, and has spent time shadowing elite trainers around the country. Garrett is now a proud member of Marcum K9’s team of experts, where he works directly with clients to develop stronger, healthier, more fulfilling relationships with their dogs.
Sierra Trimble

Sierra Trimble

Sierra has devoted her life to helping creatures of all shapes and sizes. From squirrels to scorpions to ferrets to frogs, Sierra began rescuing animals at an early age. She followed her passion through the Columbus dog care community before landing as a certified trainer at Marcum K9. Sierra draws on years of hands-on experience to build confidence in timid dogs, and establish puppy skills that last a lifetime. When she’s not busy with the team, she enjoys hiking, horror films, and snuggling with her many pets.

The Marcum K9 Training Process

Our expert dog trainers in central Ohio will successfully correct behavioral issues such as jumping, leash pulling, setting boundaries, listening, potty training and more.


Schedule a Consultation

During your Consultation, one of our dog trainers will meet with you and your pooch at our in-home training facility in Canal Winchester, Ohio. We'll assess your dog's level of obedience, get to know their behavior and speak with you about your goals.

Create a Program

Every dog is different. Based on your goals and your dog's needs, we'll devise a training plan that will quickly and effectively transform your dog into the well-behaved, attentive, and calm companion you've always wanted.

Columbus Dog & Owner Training

Whether you choose board & train, group training, or a private training session, our trainers will treat your dog as if it were their own, and will instruct you on how to use trigger words and how to control your voice to assert your authority.

Maintain Your Training

At the end of the training program, your dog will be a Marcum K9 graduate. How they use their training depends on how well you maintain what we've taught them AND you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us anytime.

Columbus Dog Training Reviews

We love hearing about how our dog training programs have changed our clients' lives.

We love getting feedback from our customers! Reviews on Google and Facebook not only make us feel good about the work we do for your family, but they give other dog owners peace of mind about coming to train with the Marcum K9 team. When you are happy with the strong bond you have with your dog, share that with us by leaving a review!

We work with dogs and families across Central Ohio including Bexley, Grandview, New Albany, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Hilliard, Powell, Pickerington, Canal Winchester, and more! Fill out our inquiry form to schedule your free consultation and to learn more about our training programs.

Jill & Bailey

Our new puppy Bailey is 4 months old and was quite a handful! She would chew on our pants and shoes when we tried walking around, she wouldn’t quite understand how to tell us when she needed to go outside and I was starting to not like our new puppy at all.

Libby trained Bailey for the 5 day board and train and Bailey came back a completely different dog. She is much more calm, no more biting and she is more attentive to us than using us for play toys. She no longer tugs on her leash and is much more enjoyable to take on walks. Libby and Allison saved our relationship with our new puppy. Thank you so much!!!

– Jill & Bailey