Serving Gahanna, Ohio
Gahanna was founded along the Big Walnut Creek in 1849 by John Clark of Ross County from 800 acres (320 ha) of land that his father, Joseph Clark, had purchased from Governor Worthington in 1814. Clark named his property the Gahanna Plantation, from which the City of Gahanna derives its name. The name Gahanna is derived from a Native American word for three creeks joining into one and is the former name of the Big Walnut Creek. The City of Gahanna’s Official Seal refers to this confluence of three creeks with the inscription “Three In One”.
One Smart K-9 favors the “Balanced Scale Approach” to train dogs. The process begins with motivational speech to encourage a dog towards the desired command. “Praise” is then given once the command is achieved. Likewise, we teach “No” when a taught command is ignored or with bad behaviors. Once your dog understands “Praise & No” you have a reliable way to communicate with your dog to establish Boundaries, Leadership and Respect.
After a residency program you will notice a calmer, more focused dog with a stronger yearning to be near you, not out of neediness but due to the bonding and leadership you provide through training.
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Hi, my name is Kevin Shellie and I am the Founder and trainer at One Smart K-9. My passion for dogs started as a kid when I learned to dog sit for some of my neighbors. Years later, I hand selected my first dog, a Labrador.
This new puppy prompted my own search for dog training and eventually fly ball and agility. These dog activities lead me to employment at a large boarding and training facility. As I worked my way up to assistant supervisor, I acquired great knowledge about kennel management and caring for dogs. It was at this point I determined that I wanted a career working with man’s best friend. I continued my education at a Dog Training school. After passing written and dog handling tests, I received my certification. It was then that my dream was realized when I founded One Smart K9 in 2005. My goal is to help dog owners better understand their canine companion and to prevent senseless abandonment due to behavior issues.
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8673 Lovell Ln.
Blacklick, Ohio 43004