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Service Dog Training

Service Dog Training Columbus Ohio

Service Dog Training in Columbus

Train Your Dog to Be a Service Dog

Train your dog to become a service dog!

Enroll your dog into a customized Service Dog Training Program and let your dog take care of you.

Service dogs are trained to help anyone with a disability, including physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental impairments.

These service dogs are not only a man’s best friend, they can be crucial to improving your daily lifestyle. When trained, service dogs are incredibly aware of their surroundings, keeping you or a loved one safe and living your best life.

Marcum K9 does not breed or sell service dogs, instead we provide service dog training both in your home and in our own service dog training facility in Columbus, Ohio. By choosing your own dog for service training, we get straight to work to build upon the bond that already exists and teach your dog to observe and react to your body language and commands.

We individually customize the service dog training program in Columbus specifically to your needs. Our goal is to improve the lines of communication between you and your dog, catered to manage your disability.

What Are Some Types of Service Dog Training?

The most famous type of service dog training is likely the guide dog for people who are vision-impaired. However, there is much, much more that our best friends can be trained to help us with.

We offer professional service dog training in Columbus in the following areas:

Psychiatric Service

Psychiatric service dogs (PSDs) are trained to work with people who have certain mental illnesses or learning disabilities. This service dog training in Columbus can teach them to support you emotionally during periods of high stress or anxiety to help calm you down.

They can also be trained to perform physical tasks like waking you up on time in the morning (or if you’re having a nightmare), reminding you to take medication, or even bringing you water if you need it.

Emotional Support Animals

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are not the same as PSDs, though some of their tasks may overlap. PSDs are trained to perform specific physical tasks related to a mental illness, while ESAs are more generally trained to stay calm in stressful situations to provide comfort and support during difficult times.

Therapy Dogs

Service dog training for therapy dogs has a lot of the same features of service dog training for ESAs, with one key difference. Therapy dogs are often trained to provide support and comfort to people other than their owner. They are typically trained for places like schools, hospitals, retirement homes, and disaster relief areas.

Retrieving Items

Service dog training often involves teaching a dog to retrieve important items such as medication, medical devices, water or food, phones, and more.

Medical & Alert Training

For people who are at high risk of a sudden medical emergency, service dog training in Columbus can help bring you a furry best friend who can recognize and react to the signs of an impending medical crisis and signal for help, potentially saving your life.

Hearing Impairment Training

Many people understand the importance of service dog training for the visually impaired, but service dog training for the hearing impaired is also crucial! These service dogs are trained to react to common household sound cues like doorbells, smoke alarms, oven timers, or even a baby’s cry. This helps a hearing-impaired owner react to these sound cues appropriately and safely.

Mobility Support Training

Service dog training in Columbus for mobility support helps people with physical impairments get from place to place. That can mean helping them perform simple tasks like picking up dropped objects and turning switches on and off, or it can mean acting as a physical support to help someone get up and down stairs, into bed, or to the bathroom.

We Train Many Service Dog Skills

Enroll Your Dog In Service Dog Training Today!


There’s no doubt that service dogs are incredible, intelligent, and loyal creatures that we owe a lot to. But service dog training in Columbus isn’t magic – it’s a proven process, and it can work for your dog just as well as any other.

Enroll your dog into a customized Service Dog Training Program and let your dog take care of you. Contact us today or schedule a consultation to find out how.

Take a Peek at How We Do It!

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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.

Testimonial Robyn Daughtry

Wow where do I begin.. We sent our 1 1/2year old Rottweiler to Marcum and all I can say is THANK YOU! Our baby boy began to show signs of severe aggression and lack of obedience. We were recommended to do the 20 day program which we jumped right onboard with. Once training ended we legit had a brand new dog, had he not been excited to see me I would have been convinced he didn’t belong to us. He came back transformed with such a short turn around. He has begun to regain his trust in us as confident dog owners.

This transformation was one that I could have only imagined. Before sending my baby away I was so stressed daily with his constant behavioral issues, walking him was a nightmare and having company rarely existed. As of today his walks are so structured, and now I can feel more relaxed when having visitors in our home. As we continue down this road to correct I am want to thank the Marcum team for their outstanding work and dedication to get our Boss baby on the path to corrected behavior. Hands down the greatest investment I could have made

– Robyn Daughtry