The Learning Dog, LLC.

Training & Enrichment Center



The Learning Dog is excited to introduce daytime Drop off & Train services! Drop your pup off at 9am and pick up at noon. One of our experienced trainers will work with your dog on the issues you would like to improve on. From basic manners to jumping, pulling on leash and even guarding their food bowl, our trainer will work one on one with your dog to teach them new skills sets and improve the unwanted behaviors thru positive training. Upon pick up, our trainer will consult with you on what was worked on. The board and train program is a 4 session package (however for certain behavior issues, one session may be suitable).  For four sessions the cost is just $425.00. Our program will begin February 4th so call to register now!

Did you know that The Learning Dog now teaches in Salem, Ohio and Hermitage PA? Check out our satellite location tab for class listings!

New Classes…. Mixer class, Rally Advance AKC, and Troubleshooting Your Dog! And Beginner and Advanced Rally, Weekly “jump in as you would like” obedience run thru classes to practice and perfect your skills, C.L.A.S.S. (Canine Life and Social Skills tiered program), AKC Community Canine, Freestyle-Dancing with your dog, Earthdog, Flyball,  Tricks level two, targeting level two, resource guarding and much more!

The Learning Dog Training & Enrichment Center offers a large variety of classes using non-aversive training methods. From puppy to teenager to adult to senior, there are classes to suit your needs. Both Katie and Jenny are Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA) and believe in non-aversive training methods. We believe you never have to hurt a dog to train them.

Whether you take one class or take part in The Learning Dog membership program, our goal is to make training fun, rewarding and successful for you and your dog, enhancing and embracing the amazing powers of the human animal bond. Our training is done thru pain-free methods because we believe training shouldn’t hurt.

Call (330) 534-4990 to schedule your behavior consultation or private lessons, or to register for a group class today.  It is never to late (or too early) for you and your dog to have fun learning together.

The Learning Dog Training & Enrichment Center also offers one day training classes, seminars, playdates, cat behavior, bite prevention seminars at vet offices,  and fun pet events. And stop in to check out our retail area offering hard-to-find training tools and unique pet products.  Online retail area coming soon!

Let’s Find Ella a Home!!!


Ella was a “free” dog at local flea market. Ella was filthy and emaciated with open wounds on her neck and a scarred face. Worse… Ella was about to give birth. She was going to be thrown out and discarded like trash. The Humane Society of Columbiana County saved Ella. Just a few days after they saved Ella, she delivered 11 puppies. Only 5 survived. She needed a place to go. Sadly Ella was thought by some to be vicious or aggressive (not by HSCC!). She was just a scared mom desperately trying to protect her pups. She just needed time to trust humans. Ella is a good example for all that you never judge a dog by its cover (or breed or situation). Sometimes time and patience is all they need. Ella is proving those wrong that mislabeled her. She has been wronged by many but she is learning that she can trust humans and that now, she and her puppies are safe. The Learning Dog (Jenny) is now fostering them all.  Always remember – Every dog has value. Even a “free” one. And Ella is worth a million bucks.

“Ella Ever After”


1/28/14: “Ella Ever After” on Facebook has been launched! Please like her page and follow her (share with everyone!). Her facebook page will offer great pics, advice, funny stories and so much more all from Ella!!! Let’s find her a home! And Ella just graduated from Jumpers and Pullers! Way to go Ella!!!

1/7/2014: Ella is still looking for her home. She has begun training classes at The Learning Dog and is loving every minute of it!

12/26/2013″ Ella still needs her forever home! She attends daycare a couple days a week and enjoys her daily walks but we want Ella to find her forever family! Please contact us if you are interested in Ella!

11/24/13 – Ella does well with other dogs! She can be a bit pushy so a male dog would be best. She did wonderful with a large male dog and even a small breed male. She still needs a home! Ella will be spayed next week. We want to find her a home before Christmas so she can spend the holidays with her forever family! Spread the word and let’s find her a home!

11/1/13 All the puppies have found their forever homes! Now it is Ella’s turn to find hers! She is a loving dog that craves attention! She loves to snuggle. She is housetrained and loves everyone including kids. She rides well in the car and listens well. She will start classes soon! Ella would be best in a cat-free home. She will be introduced to dogs in a few days and we will update how she responds. Please spread the word and contact The Learning Dog for more information.



Updated Aug. 1st, 2013
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