Canine Scholars Behavioral Training Center

We Train Owners and Pet Parents to train their Dogs

Our mission is to bring to you the best updated non-aversive training methods so that you can train your dog.

Upcoming News and Events

Announcement!  We will also be starting classes at the Greenville Tractor Supply!  Dates and time to be determined.  Check back here soon!


Hi  I'm  Shellie. Though  I am no longer around  I am one of the  inspirations for the creation of this training center.   Along with  Bodie and others we would like to welcome you to our family.



Current Events
 We recently got word that our 2nd CCI puppy we raised,  Ms. Bordeaux,  will be rotating through team training in California in May 2017 for the Hearing Dog Program!!!!  Our fingers are crossed she makes a match.  We are so proud of her!!!

Young Bordeaux

Ms. Bordeaux Always working!!

Pretty Girl Bordeaux!

A Mature Ms. Bordeaux


Penn Ohio Volunteers

Great day in Ohio!

Nine volunteers and their dogs met on Sunday, April 6th at Tom Flynn’s Dog Park.  The dogs enjoyed a wonderful time together in the Park, and the humans enjoyed lunch in the chapel.  Thanks to Tom Flynn (and to Matt) for both.  We talked briefly about upcoming activities/events.  Please note them on your calendar and plan to participate.  They are:
May 4, Sunday, Blessing of the Animals & Pet Fair, Alameda Park, Butler, 1:30 to 4:30 pm,

June 30, Monday, Bye Bye Birdies golf event at Lindenwood Golf Course with lunch at St Benedicts Church in Peters Township,

July 25 to 27, Friday through Sunday, the Pittsburgh Blues Festival at Hartwood Acres,
September 1, Monday, the Buhl Days Parade in Hermitage, and
September 27, Saturday, 2014 Animal Fair at Peters Township Public Library.

Also, we are planning the following activities/events, but don’t have dates for them at this time:
Second Annual Comedy for Canines featuring Denise’s son, Derek, and other local comics,
Dine & Donate at Chili’s in Butler (and maybe another location or two),
Gold Sale (bring your unwanted gold jewelry and get cash) – June or July.
Whole Foods Day, and
Gift Wrapping at Barnes & Noble in Cranberry Township and in Fox Chapel – November & December.

Lori has agreed to host a Point of Entry Event (called a “POE”) at her home in Vermillion, Ohio.  It will be August 30th or 31st (Saturday or Sunday).  The purpose of the POE is to introduce Canine Companions for Independence to people who are not acquainted with our organization and to thank local donors who have not met graduates, puppy-raisers, and/or employees.

We are looking for someone to coordinate a DogFest in the area.  The National office has prepared a “how to” book for this event and provides great support.  Please contact Lori and/or me for more information.

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