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Who We Are

Ohio City Canine

Hello! My name is Julia Westermann and I’m the head trainer and owner of Ohio City Canine in Ohio City Cleveland, Ohio. There is nothing I love more than watching an owner’s face light up when they see their dog behave differently for the first time. I work with dogs that struggle with leash pulling, resource guarding, leash reactivity, dog aggression, human aggression, jumping, counter surfing, ignoring recall, or puppies that simply need guidance for the first time.


Julia Westermann

Years ago, I rehomed my own dog due to behavioral issues I had no idea how to address at the time. It was heartbreaking. On my journey to veterinary school, I found myself in the dog training world and it became my passion to prevent anyone else from experiencing the stress, pain and disappointment that follows an unbalanced relationship with their dog.

Here at Ohio City Canine, your dog is my entire world for the duration of his/her stay. By training only one dog at at time, I am able to give your unique pup my undivided attention and put all my focus on turning YOUR dog into the dog you’ve always dreamed of. You won’t find that at a training facility!