Our basic obedience classes are designed for all dogs of any size, breed or mix, 5 months of age and older.

We will be teaching you to train your dog by using today's more progressive, positive and motivational training techniques. Through a logical class progression (1 hour of  class weekly) plus daily home practice sessions.

Over a period of 4 weeks time you will learn to train your dog to do the following skills: Walk on a loose leash (without  pulling), Heel, Sit, Wait, Down, Stay, and Come When Called.

In all of our group and private training sessions clients can feel confident in the quality and consistency in our balanced approach to training.

You will find our methods to be not only effective, but positive and fun for both you and your dog!

In addition we will help you replace your dogs unwanted behaviors with many new and useful skills, resulting in a more attentive, relaxed and happy companion!

Also included in this course is an introduction to the American Kennel Club's newest and most innovative program's: Canine Good Citizen  and Companion Rally Obedience.

Basic Obedience Skills - Establish yourself as leader of your pack while teaching your dog great new skills you will usetogether everyday!

Intro To Canine Good Citizen Program - A fun way to build your dogs social skills and demonstrate good manners.

Companion Rally - A fun and exciting training game, with a focus on teamwork for the dog and handler while doing an on leash obedience course, where an enthusiastic attitude and a wagging tail are more important than precision.

All group classes are held outdoors and weather permitting: any classes canceled by Oakwood  due to bad weather will be rescheduled.

All class participants are encouraged to dress in layers for warmth spring and fall, jeans and tennis shoes are recommended.

Do not feed your dog their afternoon or evening meal prior to attending class, a dog with an appetite is much more interested in working for treats. Do give your dog a brief walk and fresh water before the start of each class.

The following items should be brought to class weekly: Water, for you and your dog,  bowl, training collar, 6 foot leather leash, small soft treats, (medium towel for small breeds to sit on or be dried with if the dew comes up).

Premium Training Collars and Leather Leads are available for purchase at Oakwood, we will be happy to correctly fit the appropriate style and size collar for your dog. Please call us to set up a fitting appointment.

All fittings must be done prior to the start of group class dates .

Salon Services

You can rest easy when you have to be away! Oakwood Kennel will pamper your pet in a safe and loving environment

Grooming /Salon Services

Obedience Training

Medical Care

The health and safety of  our guests is our number one priority. We are situated within close proximity to our Veterinarian and consult with him on a regular basis in order to stay current with today's companion animal concerns and to continuously update our policies enabling us to to provide the best care possible. All of our pet guests medical records, personality and preference profiles, and special needs are carefully recorded to ensure a safe and healthful visit.

2021 Fall Class Session: Tuesday Evenings Sept 14th - Oct 5th/  6:30 7:30 P.M.


Special Needs

Our highly trained staff has a deep and respectful love of animals. We understand that some of our guest's may have special needs. Please feel free to discuss any special requirements or concerns with us that your pet may have during their stay when you make your reservation. We will do everything in our power to make sure all of your pet's needs are taken care of and provided for in every way while in our care.

For those of you that would prefer private instruction and feel that the group sessions may not be right for you or your dog to start your obedience journey, the 4 Week Private Mini Course can be taylored specifically to you and your dogs needs and will be a great fit for you.

You will receive step by step coaching to learn all the basic skills needed to have a mannerly and well balanced companion.

You will master the same skill set as the group sessions above with a one on one personal experience with you, your dog, and the trainer.

Private sessions have the ability to move you and your dog along faster and also include problem solving unique to your own situation.

The instruction is one hour per week for 4 consecutive weeks at the same specified time each week.

At Oakwood we are committed to making your pet look and feel their best!

Our experienced attentive, caring team of grooming staff is led by an expert professional groomer of over 20 years experience working in the field.

We are known for our high standard of excellence, expert scissor styling, and attention to detail in every element of the services we deliver.

Grooming is more than just a "Beauty Session " for your pet, regular professional grooming can help prevent, manage and solve some of the most common issues pet owners may struggle with such as dry skin, excessive shedding, long nails, and painful unsightly mats. Pets of every size, breed and age will benefit from regular professional grooming.

Our State Of The Art Grooming Salon is equipped with the newest technology in equipment.

We use only luxury shampoos and premium grooming products for superior results.

 Group Basic Obedience

Pet Care Professionals

Please Call Us For More Information And Boarding Reservations:(740) 392-6554

Private Obedience ( 4 Week Mini Course) 

All Grooming Prices Are Determined By Breed and Your Pet's Current Coat Condition. Please Call Us Today For A Quote

                      We gladly accept Payment in the form of : Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover Cards

Diet And Medications

Class Fee: $350 ( For the complete 4 week course)

2021 Spring Session: Tuesday Evenings May 25th - June 15th/ 6:00 -7:00 P.M.

Grooming And Boarding Reimagined...

Vaccinations And Flea Prevention:

All pet's new to our facility coming in for Boarding, and Grooming at Oakwood must have written proof of current vaccinations and need to provide us with a copy of their current vaccine records from their veterinarian.

  • Canine Required Vaccine's: DHLPP, Rabies, Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
  • (Due to no known cases In our area in the past year the Canine Influenza vaccine is not currently being required by us at this time)
  • Feline Required Vaccine's: FVRPP and Rabies
  • All Dogs and Cat's should be on a monthly Flea Prevention Program year round
  • We offer Frontline Plus Flea and Tick treatments for a very competitive price

Class Fee: $250 (For the complete 4 week course)

 ​​​​​Building A Lifetime Bond With Your Dog Through Positive Motivational Training 

All Boarding Is By Reservation / Grooming Services Are By Appointment Only
Please Call Us At: (740) 392- 6554

    Feline Accommodations

    We Welcome All Cats!

    Your kitty will enjoy our spacious 2 story "Condo's"  with all the amenities a feline could wish for including a view to the outdoors to enjoy some morning bird watching or taking an afternoon snooze in the sun in a soft fleece bed, lots of TLC and one on one playtime and cuddling with the staff, organic catnip and premium treats, as well as litter box service 4 times daily.

    For a stress free stay our kitty guest's spaces are separate from the dogs accommodations.

    We want your pet to feel right at home and to look forward to staying with us from the moment they step into our front door. We offer a warm inviting atmosphere and our beautiful pet friendly grounds are designed to provide your special companion with a secure, clean and fun experience.

    We are the perfect place to stay! Our experienced professional staff loves all animals and interacting with them on a one on one personal level.

    We happily provide each of our guest's with individual love and attention, plenty of sunshine, fresh air, exercise, and green grass beneath their toes!

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    Covid 19 Group Class Requirements: All persons participating in or family members attending our group sessions to observe must be fully vaccinated and send in a copy of their Covid 19 vaccine card with the registration form. 

    All classes will be outdoors and social distancing will be observed, for this reason masks will not be required.

    Class size will be limited to 10 participants only so early sign up is recommended.

    Our Hydrosurge  offers superior bathing technology which fuses water, shampoo and air to create a relaxing whirlpool massage for your pet and enhances the effectiveness of our luxury shampoos, and conditioners providing excellent cleansing which penetrates an animals hair coat right down to the skin and safely breaks up oils, removes all of the dirt, and dry flakey skin leaving your pet feeling great and squeaky clean!

     All of the following are included with every grooming:

    • Hydrosurge Bath/ Luxury Conditioner
    • Ear Cleaning and Nail Trimming
    • Hi Tech Drying (Our dryers continuously monitor temperatures surrounding the pet for safety and comfort)
    • Sanitary Trim
    • Hand Scissoring/ Styling
    • Seasonal Bow/ Cologne



    2021 Spring And Fall Group Obedience Classes Are Back!

    To minimize upset tummies, we recommend you bring your pet's regular diet and treats, providing us with only

    the amount needed for the duration of your pets stay using large "Ziploc Style" bags for freshness and easy storage while staying with us.

    Please do not send large bins, plastic containers or 20 to 40 pound bags of food .

    Each guest is gladly catered to their specific needs at no additional charge.

    Our staff will administer oral and topical medications, vitamins, and supplements.

    All medications and supplements shall be provided by the owner, clearly labeled with a written schedule of administration. Please be sure to include enough for your pets entire visit.

    ​​              Call For More Information On Training And Course Registration 

    Oakwood Kennel LLC

    ​16746 Wells Rd. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

    (740) 392 6554 

    Canine Accommodations

    In addition to numerous country walks daily through our beautiful meadow and 700 acre surrounding properties with our staff, dogs may spend time in our spacious individual shade covered outdoor runs cushioned with rubber mats for some rousing playtime or just lounging the afternoon away (weather permitting). We always provide a great variety of today's most innovative toys for your dogs entertainment and enjoyment.

    For a small additional fee, ($10 per session) individual one on one play times with our staff can be reserved for your pet for one or all of  the days your pet will be residing with us.

    Canine guests will enjoy their overnight stay's in our cozy climate controlled (70 degrees year round) indoor only  accommodations.

    Veterinarians and animal behaviorist alike have educated us to the fact that all dogs are den animals by nature, that is why we see them under the table or wedged in next to the couch or seeking out the comforts of their own crate or den when they are at home. Canines of all breeds instinctively prefer an enclosed space for sleeping and rest where they can observe out the front. As such, after a full day of  activities, several  country walks with our staff, outdoor play and lounging in our spacious runs, and some one on one playtime at your request, we knowingly provide your companion with a restful secure sleeping environment equivalent to what owners provide for them at home making the transition to boarding absolutely seamless and stress free.

    Our spacious dens (the largest in the industry, that will comfortably house a Great Dane) all have custom made thick orthopedic mats for maximum comfort and to cushion sensitive skin and joints. We also provide thick spa towels and a super soft fuzzy for comfort and security, all of our guest's linens are changed daily.

    We encourage you to send along your pets favorite toys, antler chew, nylabone's and treats (no rawhide please).

    For your peace of mind and ours we have full time staff residing on the property and all guest's are carefully monitored 24/7.

    We focus on providing superior care and personalized attention to each and every one of our guest's and we work hard to promote a fun and active environment.

    Diligent cleansing and sanitation of all pet areas is standard daily practice at Oakwood in order to keep all areas spotless, disinfected and "Flea Free".

    Our facility utilizes as many of  today's  "green" sanitation methods as possible including the use of many non toxic natural products in addition to today's latest broad spectrum powerful disinfectants. It is important to us to maintain the good health of your pet and to help preserve the earth.

    Your pets health and emotional well being is always our number one priority.

    Boarding Fee's

    Boarding: $30 per night (There is no charge for the day your dog goes home.)   

    ​Extra playtime w/staff  : $10 per 15 minute session. You may schedule as many as you like during your pets stay.

                                   ​ All Male Dogs Over The Age Of One Year Must Be Neutered