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Off-Leash Training

Off Leash Training Columbus Ohio

Let Your dog Enjoy Quality Time Without a Leash

Spending Time Off the Leash is a Great Opportunity for Dogs to Learn and Explore.
Spending time off of the leash is a great opportunity for dogs to explore and play. However, if your dog doesn’t behave well without a leash on or you’re afraid they’ll run away, this can be a stressful activity. Marcum K9 Obedience can help. Our off leash training program in Columbus teaches pets how they’re supposed to behave when not wearing a leash, resulting in a positive experience for pets and pet owners. Our professional dog trainers teach commands like come, sit, stay, and more while helping your pooch pay attention to you and control their urges to chase after distractions. After our training, you’ll be able to confidently let your dog enjoy off-leash time. Contact us to learn more and to schedule a consultation.

What Is Off-Leash Dog Training?

Off-leash training is a type of obedience training that teaches your dog to behave while out of the house and not wearing a leash. It involves teaching your pooch specific commands so you can remain in control of your pet through verbal commands and visual cues. This type of program is great if you want your dog to spend time in an outdoor environment – such as camping, hiking, or going on a walk – without a leash on, or if you simply want them to behave better in everyday situations. Proper training enables your dog to spend time without a leash restricting their movement, allowing them to run and play while giving you peace of mind that they’ll stay safe and follow your lead when you give commands.

At Marcum K9, we offer off-leash training in our Columbus area homes and at our facility in Canal Winchester, OH. Your dog will spend time with us learning verbal commands and how to properly behave without a leash on. Off-leash training opens up more opportunities for you and your pets to spend stress-free time together outside of the home.

What is Off-Leash Dog Training?
Benefits of Taking Dogs Off Leashes in Columbus

Benefits of Taking Dogs Off Leashes in Columbus

Allowing your dog to spend time unclipped from their leash provides a ton of benefits. They can experience greater freedom, better explore their environment, and become more independent and confident. Without a leash on, your dog can run around and get more exercise, and can more easily play with other canines.

With the proper off-leash class, you can let your pooch enjoy time unclipped from the leash without stress or worry that they’ll display poor manners. Your dog will learn to control their impulses and listen to your commands, even when distractions are present. You’ll also be able to feel comfortable having your dog off leash around guests, strangers, and other animals, and will have peace of mind knowing your furry friend will behave and stay safe.

About Our Columbus Off-Leash Obedience Training Program

The Columbus dog trainers at Marcum K9 Obedience can train your dog to behave properly while off a leash so you can enjoy greater flexibility in where and how you spend time with your pet. We teach dogs a variety of verbal and visual commands, including to return to your side when told to do so. This helps you control your dog when distractions are present so they don’t run away or accidentally put themselves into dangerous situations, like running into the street while chasing after a squirrel.

We also teach important commands like heel, sit, down, and leave it, so you can help keep your dog on their best behavior without requiring them to wear a leash. Since you won’t have physical control over your pet without a leash, it’s crucial that they understand and respond to your verbal and visual commands. Through repetition, we’ll help your pooch learn new behaviors, and then gradually increase distractions to put their new knowledge to practice.

The Columbus dog trainers at Marcum K9 Obedience can train your dog to behave properly while off a leash so you can enjoy greater flexibility in where and how you spend time with your pet. We teach dogs a variety of verbal and visual commands, including to return to your side when told to do so. This helps you control your dog when distractions are present so they don’t run away or accidentally put themselves into dangerous situations, like running into the street while chasing after a squirrel.

We also teach important commands like heel, sit, down, and leave it, so you can help keep your dog on their best behavior without requiring them to wear a leash. Since you won’t have physical control over your pet without a leash, it’s crucial that they understand and respond to your verbal and visual commands. Through repetition, we’ll help your pooch learn new behaviors, and then gradually increase distractions to put their new knowledge to practice.

We Provide Continuous Support for You and Your Dog

Over time, even the best-trained dogs may develop new mannerisms or behaviors for a variety of reasons. That’s why we offer lifelong training support to improve your pet’s behavior and help you build trust with your pet. Following your dog’s lessons, you are welcome to contact us with any questions or concerns. Our goal is for you to have a strong bond with your well-mannered pooch.

Your Dog Will Learn in Real-World Environments

In our experience, pets learn best in an environment that’s similar to what they’re used to and when facing real-life circumstances. We train dogs in our own homes and customize the experience to each dog using distractions they face in their typical daily lives. They’ll learn how to manage their impulses and listen to commands in our homes, so they’re prepared to handle the same situations when they return to your home.

We also perform dog training services in our facility in Canal Winchester, Ohio, where we use repetitive conditioning to teach obedience and discipline. Between our homes and the facility, your dog will have plenty of opportunities to learn as well as play, exercise, and socialize with other pooches.

When Should You Train Your Dog

When Should You Train Your Dog?

Educating your dog how to behave while off leash is a crucial step before unclipping the leash. If you’re planning on letting your dog go leash-free at times, we recommend starting a program with us as soon as possible. Learning new commands and habits take time and repetition, so the sooner your dog starts with training the sooner you both can benefit from their off-leash time. Starting dog training while your dog is younger also helps strengthen your bond and communication.

What Types of Dogs Can Be Trained?

The Marcum K9 team in Columbus has years of experience working with a wide variety of dogs, including different sizes, ages, breeds, and personalities. All dogs can be trained. Regardless of what your situation is or your dog’s mannerisms, we can train your dog to listen when you give a command and behave while unclipped from their leash. If you are concerned that your pet has specific characteristics or habits that will make them difficult to train, feel free to contact us. We’ll discuss your pet’s needs and create a plan to help them become the well-mannered pooch we know they can be.

What Types of Dogs Can Be Trained?

Schedule a Consultation with Columbus Dog Trainers

Professional dog training can help you strengthen your bond with your dog. When you’re ready to be able to confidently allow your dog to spend time off leash, contact Marcum K9 Obedience. We’ll discuss your goals, the challenges your pooch faces, and choose a dog training program that’s right for you and your furry friend. We’ll also walk you through how our class works and explain the kind of results you can expect to see in your pet. Contact us today for a consultation and to learn more about off-leash training.

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.

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.