The Canine Campus
Training & Wellness Center

Welcome to The Canine Campus

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Hubbard, Boardman, & Champion Ohio

We are a professional dog training facility with a combined 131 years of experience working with animals in the fields of training, rescue, animal behavior, and veterinary work.  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.  She is an Associate Certified with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. 

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.

We are devoted to helping dogs live their best life possible. Our goal is to enhance the human-animal bond through training and holistic wellness. 

Thanks so much for choosing us!!  

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

Katie Costello, RVT, CPDT-KA,

Certified IAABC Associate, Certified Fear Free-Professional,

Certified Human-Animal Bond practitioner, Secretary of SVBT,

Mentor for CATCH Behavior Academy,

ABC Behavior College, and Victoria Stillwell Academy

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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 10 am-2 pm / Sunday: Closed

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 — working in conjunction with the awesome staff & absolutely AMAZING volunteers at both locations we are able 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 have helped SO MANY pound pups get adopted through our training & sharing their photos & stories on social media! Check out our Gallery of Pound Puppies!

Therapy Dog Training

We offer Therapy Dog Training, Testing & Certification for those who are interested in becoming a Therapy Dog Team. 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 through our training you can join K-9’s for Compassion if you want or you can go to another group or on your own after certification! Learn how to Train your Dog to be a Therapy Dog!

Service Dog Training

We offer a Service Dog Training Program for people with many different disabilities. 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 also offer payment plans for everyone 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.

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