Dog Obedience Training for the Columbus, OH, Area

Serving all Ohio

If you live in the Columbus, OH, area and have a dog that needs basic or advanced dog obedience training, get in touch with Ridgeside K9 today. We provide a variety of dog training programs for dogs of all ages and dispositions.

Our Training Programs

We offer board-and-train programs for both puppies and older dogs, as well as a day-training package for puppies under six months of age. We focus primarily on teaching dogs to obey commands both off and on the leash, while our behavioral modification program focuses on curbing unwanted aggressive behavior.

We understand that every dog is unique, so we do our best to tailor their program based on their individual strengths and weaknesses, as well as the goals of you, the owner.

Our Post-Training Goals

At Ridgeside K9, we understand that most, if not all, obedience issues occur because the dog can’t focus, the owner can’t communicate effectively, or both. We have the expertise to evaluate both you and your dog for issues and give you, the dog owner, the tools you need to succeed going forward.

If you’re ready to have a happy and functional partnership with your canine companion, contact Ridgeside K9 today at 703-586-8968 or fill out our contact form to start your dog obedience training as soon as possible.

Eric Stanbro

He has worked as a K9 handler and trainer since 2005, recently retired as the head trainer from Canton Police Department K9 Unit, along with the Police K9 Association. Eric spent time as a trainer for Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (SEALs) training, America’s elite Multi-Purpose Working Dogs. He is also the co-host of Working Dog Radio podcast, where he interviews trainers and handlers from all over the world Eric’s passion for training dogs is evident in everything he does. He has trained dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes, for work or just being a well-adjusted member of your family.

If you are a pet owner, rest assured that your dog is in good hands with Eric and his team. If you are a K9 handler, Eric will do everything possible to make sure your dog is ready for the streets and will perform at the highest levels.



Puppy (under 6 mo.)

14 days: $1000

Dogs (over 6 mo.)

14 days: $2000

In this program, your dog will come train with us for the day and get to go home each night. The goals in this program are the same as our Board and Train options.

No Aggression cases or behavioral issues.


Length: 14 days/$1000

Dogs under 6 months

Two week puppy board and train:
Have you recently added a new puppy to your family? Then this program is for you! Our Puppy University focuses on educating you as owners on how to give your new puppy a healthy, structured, and exciting lifestyle.


Board and Train

Length: 2 weeks/$2000

Dogs  6 months or older

Our 2 week board and train program focuses on obedience both on-leash and off-leash, from inside the home to higher distraction areas, such as parks, department stores, beaches, etc. Our trainers focus on real world dog obedience at all times. We will give your dog a 100% reliable recall regardless of the environmental distractions. During the two weeks of training, your dog will stay with us in our home.


Board and Train

Length: 3-4 weeks/$2500

Our behavioral modification program is designed for the dogs who snarl, snap, bite, or straight on attack at the sight of another human, dog, cat, etc. Whether your dog’s aggression is based on fear, insecurity, defensiveness, or just down right bratty behavior, we are here to help.

As an established 501(c)3 Nonprofit in the State of Ohio, the Police K-9 Association was created to help obtain the equipment & training needed to be a successful K-9 team. There are costs in starting and maintaining a successful K-9 program to which City and County financial expenses do not budget for, in order to maintain policing in other areas. That is where the Police K-9 Association assists these agencies.

Working Dog Radio

Working Dog Radio brings you interviews and news from Military, Law Enforcement and Sport K9 handlers, trainers and breeders from across the world.