Group Classes

At GODA we take your obedience experience to the next level with classes taught in a variety of environments. We feel a one-size-fits-all indoor class is not sufficient preparation for your dog’s social success so we do our best to take our classes on the road to a local point of interest near you. We offer Starter (Baby) Puppy and Puppy classes; Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Manners classes; as well as the AKC STAR Puppy and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) classes and testing. We also offer specialty classes, such as AKC Sport Tracking (footprint), Intro to Agility, Tricks and Games classes, Reactive Dog Classes and Excursions, Dog and Baby, Hounds on the Town, and Therapy Dog Prep classes based on interest, season and enrollment.

Private Lessons

When you schedule a private session with a GODA trainer you will receive a completely customized lesson targeting your individual challenges. Dog and human will be put to work to build on strengths and weaknesses and improve communication, repetition, timing and focus.


Our GODA Trainers have many years of experience, credentials, and continuing education in training and behavior management. From unwanted puppy behaviors to rescue dog challenges to complex family issues to compulsive behaviors, we can help you create a plan that will get your relationship with your dog back on track. For more complex or extreme cases, we will happily assist you in finding a Certified Veterinary Behaviorist or other relevant professional, as needed.


Most of the dog enthusiasts we know are always on the lookout for new and exciting classes or activities they can do with their canine friends. Due to this interest we seasonally host Hounds on the Town, meaning we offer social and training outings around central Ohio including group walks, adventure hikes, and working field trips to pet friendly establishments and restaurants just to name a few. The only prerequisite is that you have completed a basic obedience class with your dog through GODA or another reputable training company and can demonstrate that your dog has a basic skill set to successfully be out and about.


Our dog walking services are designed to provide enjoyable outings for the pups in your family when life gets busy. We provide fresh air, mental and physical exercise, one on one attention and lots of opportunities to practice good manners while out and about, all at a competitive rate.

Our packages include:

       Pit Stop (quick potty break and 10 minute walk around the block):     $12

       Neighborhood Stroll (potty stroll and 25 – 30 minute exercise walk):    $20

      Long Haul (potty stroll and approximate 45 minute long exercise walk):      $35

*Training walks are an additional $10 per service listed above. We can accommodate training requests or work on basic manners and leash skills while out and about.

Walks are offered from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, within a three hour window (9:00 – 12:00; 12:00 – 3:00; 3:00 – 6:00). For young puppies that are still being house trained, senior pets (9+), or dogs with special needs, we can also accommodate two 10-15 minute visits per day. To add time or additional services, or for care on weekends or odd hour needs, please contact us.

GODA currently offers dog walking services only in NE Columbus (Westerville, Worthington, Lewis Center, NE Columbus, etc.) Contact us to find out if we service your area.



  1. Hello, how much does your dog reactive class cost and approximately how long is it?

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