Elite, Award Winning Dog Training in Columbus, OH

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Empowering Owners

We work with dogs of any breed, size or age - and we empower owners with lifelong skills to continue successes.


  • Leash & potty training
  • Staying & coming
  • Destructive chewing & digging
  • Stealing food, clothing, or other objects
  • Barking, howling & whining
  • Food guarding & begging
  • Mouthing, nipping & playing rough
  • Anxiety & submissive urination
  • Jumping up & hyperactivity
  • Aggression & anxiety

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We strongly believe that the key to sustained obedience and training is to empower owners to be an integral part of the training experience.

Dog Training Elite Columbus offers expert in-home dog training near you in Columbus.
In-Home Training

Dog obedience classes are held on a consistent basis and are included in most packages. Our dog obedience training classes are designed to place yourself and your dog in public places (surrounded by other dogs, people, smells, and sounds)!

Dog Training Elite Columbus offers professional group dog training programs near you in Columbus.
Socialized Group Training

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Award Winning Dog Training Services in the Columbus, OH Metro Area


Welcome to Dog Training Elite Columbus! We are a professional, family owned Columbus, OH-based dog training company with over 40 years of experience that specializes in strengthening the bond between your dog and your family, with a strong emphasis on teaching your dog the highest level of obedience, despite even the toughest level of distractions. Our Columbus, OH dog training programs are certain to meet all of your training needs. Unlike a lot of other dog training companies, we understand that each client has different needs, so we tailor our dog training programs to accommodate your unique situation. Dog Training Elite Columbus also trains service animals and dogs ready to volunteer in the community as therapy dogs and companions to those with special needs. We also offer a fun and challenging personal protection program as well!

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Meet Our Trainers

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Brennan O'Malley

Owner / Trainer

Our Balanced Theory

We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (a.k.a. "Pavlovian" or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In its simplest form (after proper conditioning), when the owner says "sit," the dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter what behavior we encounter.


  • Empowering Owners
    We empower Owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
  • Personalized
    We deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
  • Environment Specific
    We train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
  • Supportive
    We support Owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
  • Involved
    We work with all members of the household.
  • Simplified & Customized
    We plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 20 min/day follow-up practice.
  • Continued Training
    Additional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
  • Lifetime Investment
    We follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
  • Satisfaction Ratings
    Our high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.
Dog Training Elite Columbus has award winning in-home dog trainers and top rated dog training programs.

Why Dog Training Elite Columbus?

Lifetime Investment

We follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.

Value Priced

We pride ourselves on being able to offer our professional services at prices that are budget friendly.

Local Trainers

All of our local dog trainers are trustworthy, willing to be there for our clients and love what they do.

Simplified & Customized

We plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.

Come Meet Us!

We are often at home shows in your area! Our passion for dogs and service sets us apart. All of our local dog trainers are trustworthy, willing to be there for our clients and love what they do. We want to build a community for our clients that love their dogs just as much as we do and once you begin the training process with us, you become a part of the Dog Training Elite family.

Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation

At Dog Training Elite Columbus, we believe that Service Dogs save lives. It is our mission to make these life-saving companions available to our Veterans, First Responders, Women Survivors, and Children with Medical Needs. Whether it be for PTSD, Mobility Support, or Special Needs, Dog Training Elite Columbus works with the Malinois Foundation to heal and empower these individuals with a specialized service animal, a partner in life, and a new best friend.

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We help your dog become a valued companion and beloved member of the family. Read what our customers have to say and then give us a call!

We’ve loved this experience! Brennen (our trainer) has been amazing to work with. He adapted to the needs of our dog and continued review basic training commands in the mix. Our dog was timid with loud sounds and he brought all the ideas and tools for each training session. We get 1:1 at our house and group sessions at the park. No matter what your end goal may be, Brennen is supportive and hard working to get to that goal.
— Janelle Miller
Posted May 5th 2024
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We’ve loved this experience! Brennen (our trainer) has been amazing to work with. He adapted to the needs of our dog and continued review basic training commands in the mix. Our dog was timid with loud sounds and he brought all the ideas and tools for each training session. We get 1:1 at our house and group sessions at the park. No matter what your end goal may be, Brennen is supportive and hard working to get to that goal.
— Janelle Miller
Posted May 5th 2024
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I would absolutely recommend Brennan with Dog Training Elite. He is calm, gently firm with his training and builds a relationship of trust and love in his training. Our GSD Luna is stubborn, but she loves Brennnan and loves to work. He has taught us, how to teach Luna and although she still has a bit to go, the things Brennan has taught are working! We now train at various locations outdoors and indoors and her dog distraction has greatly improved. At one point I worried if she would be a good Service Dog, but now I KNOW she will be and already demonstrates, thanks to Brennan' s guidance and our persistence with his training. If you need a trainer and program, THIS IS THE ONE.
— Taylor Ez
Posted April 16th 2024
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This place is where my dog is currently training and I love it! The trainer, Brennan, is really knowledgeable and easy to schedule with (even if you need to move the time around, but I try my best not to do that to him lol). I’m in need of a psychological support dog and I’m so glad I chose Dog Training Elite to make my shelter pup a service animal ❤️
— Simon Freitas
Posted March 4th 2024
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Brennan is amazing! He fits your needs along with your dogs. He doesn't do one size fits all. I love that he comes to you, spends time getting to know you and your dog before even trying to make any plan. He is definitely the go to guy!
— Rebekah Johnston
Posted February 27th 2024
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Brennan was exceptional in the training of my Nemo. His patience and explanations were well above adequate and he made both of us confident and comfortable. I recommend him highly to anyone looking for an excellent trainer.
— Nancy Conkel
Posted December 18th 2023
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Had an amazing experience with Brennan. Put in the extra effort to make sure we had the best resources. He not only showed us the correct techniques but he explained why we were doing that. From the beginning to the end their was a huge difference in Lokis behavior. 100% recommend this training.
— Ariella Pitty
Posted December 15th 2023
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Did a great job training our dog not to jump on guest, walking calming on leash and listen to multiple different commands. Very friendly and knowledgeable!
— Luke Daugherty
Posted November 21st 2023
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Very detailed, personable & knowledgeable, not only with owners but with my german shepherd. Took all the time needed & was able to change shepherd's behavior .
— A Lester
Posted October 20th 2023
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I really liked the amount of classes and additional dog socialization interaction classes. Brennan does a great job with the whole program and customizing to your specific needs.
— Laura Lawrence
Posted September 26th 2023
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We’ve had a really good experience with Brennan. He really listens to us and has helped with a lot of issues Howie has such as barking, pulling on walks, and distractions. He’s also very communicative, always on time, and always has treats! I highly recommend Dog Training Elite!
— Kerry Lackner
Posted September 26th 2023
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Brennan has helped us connect better with our pup, taught him some skills to make him more confident and happier, and it has been a fun process. Very much recommend.
— Kelly Cox
Posted May 19th 2023
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Brennan helped my grandma out with her dog and was prompt, professional, and consistent. He worked with her dog on a regular basis until her dog was fully trained. He really went above and beyond.
— Exterior Revival
Posted March 31st 2023
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The best dog trainers around! Brennan was so patient, understanding, and helpful! Would highly recommend!
— Cassidy Clay
Posted March 22nd 2023
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Thanks so much Brennan! Great improvement with the puppy after taking the course couldn’t have done it without you
— garrett woerndle
Posted March 18th 2023
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Brennan has done such a wonderful job training my dog Noomi. She is a very energetic bernedoodle that loves to play! I have always wanted to let her off leash but have been nervous that she would run away from me. Brennan has worked with her and has made me feel confident that I can take her off leash and she will listen to me. It makes her so happy and it gives me a peace of mind that she will be obedient to me. Thank you Brennan for the awesome work! My pup and I are so thankful for your help 😁
— Logan Hunkus
Posted February 8th 2023
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We thought we could never train our Boston Terrier puppy, Peaches but with the help of Brennan she is doing great. He is so gentle and kind with her, she just loves him. He has truly worked wonders with her. Brennan is a great dog trainer.
— Marilyn Haag
Posted January 21st 2023
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Brennan is a very nice guy. You can tell he really loves what he does.
— Ney Garrido
Posted January 3rd 2023
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Brennan did an amazing job with my two Goldendoodles. He was the perfect fit for us! He was calm and knowledgeable and did a great job teaching both them and me. I will definitely use him again in the future!
— Taylor McCulley
Posted January 3rd 2023
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Only dog training service I recommend. Professional and friendly. Well worth the money
— Anthony Lazzaro
Posted January 3rd 2023
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