The Canine Campus
Training & Wellness Center
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Welcome to The Canine Campus

Be Our Next Success Story!

We are a professional dog training facility with training locations in Hubbard & Boardman Ohio. Our goal is to enhance the human-animal bond through training and holistic wellness.  We have a combined 131 years of experience working with animals in the fields of training, rescue, animal behavior, and veterinary work.  We are devoted to helping dogs live their best life possible.

All of our training classes use positive reinforcement, fear-free methods.

Katie with Canine Campus Mascot, Mufasa

Katie with Canine Campus Mascot, Mufasa

The Canine Campus was founded by Katie Costello. Katie is unique in that — in addition to an amazing career as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer who works mostly with behavior issues — she also has over 15 years of experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She's worked on behavior issues with several different species and is an accredited, published, and sought-after member of the dog behavior world. In short, Katie understands dogs deeply in a multitude of ways.  

The Canine Campus is a place that all dogs are welcome. We strongly believe that reactive, fearful, aggressive and mainstream dogs can all exist in the same space with the right education. Many people with reactive and aggressive dogs are made to feel that they are horrible owners by society, and they are driven in to an isolated life that keeps their dog stuck in an unhappy place. Many people believe that they somehow did something to contribute to their dogs behavior, and this is a common myth that we will debunk. There are truly special needs dogs that deserve as much love and understanding as any mainstream dog. We pride ourselves in being the best in the area to help people with extreme behavior issues. 

If your dog is reactive towards other dogs, people, or both, WE CAN HELP.  If your dog has BIT someone, WE CAN HELP.  If you are experiencing legal issues due to your dog's behavior, WE CAN HELP. Even if your dog is attacking YOU, WE CAN HELP.  We will NOT turn you away due to a behavior problem, no matter what breed your dog is.  We love dogs of ALL breeds.  Purebreds, mixed breeds, "mutts", and that includes pit bulls, staffies, & mixes.  Whether you rescued your dog, purchased your dog, or got a puppy from a friend, we will treat you & your dog the same as everyone else.

Thanks so much for choosing us!!  

Your pet’s well-being is always our goal!

Katie Costello, RVT, CPDT-KA,

Certified IAABC member, Certified Fear Free-Professional,

Certified Human-Animal Bond practitioner, Secretary of SVBT,

Mentor for CATCH Behavior Academy,

ABC Behavior College, and Victoria Stillwell Academy

Follow Katie's Blog Love is a Four Legged Word
Katie is listed as a Featured Mentor Trainer on the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy Website !

Our Main Office is located inside the HUBBARD facility

Office Hours: Mon-Thu: 12 pm-7 pm / Friday: Closed / Saturday & Sunday: As Needed

Call the Office: 330-716-3051 for more information

*The Boardman location currently does not have office hours, we are looking to hire a part-time receptionist for our Boardman office, if interested please contact the Hubbard office.


Rescue + Shelter Support

We remain dedicated to rescue and shelters — we hold training classes at The Mahoning County Dog Pound, led by our Dog Trainers in Training, to help make their dogs more adoptable & we provide individual training sessions for overlooked & hard to adopt dogs at the Trumbull County Dog Pound. We also offer 10% off all group classes to clients who rescue, foster, or adopt a dog from a pound or other local rescue.


Therapy + Service Dog Training

Katie is the founder of K-9’s for Compassion, a therapy animal group in the valley.  This group has been around for nearly 20 years, and we offer Therapy Dog prep classes & certification tests for those interested in making their dog a therapy animal.

Katie is also the founder of the non-profit group The Together Journey that is dedicated to raising money to defer the cost of the service dogs for veterans. We train service dogs for people of many different disabilities & offer payment plans to help you with the costs of training (which we have set as low as possible) & The Together Journey provides additional financial help for veterans in our service dog training program.

Apply for Service Dog Training  →


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Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
— Orhan Pamuk