We offer private lessons, group classes, daytraining, and board & train for dogs and puppies. Our methods are friendly and rewards-based for both humans and dogs.


Contact us today to get started with dog training.


One-on-one instruction for your dog.


Discover what a day at daytraining is like for your dog.


Sign up your dog up for a group class.


Commit to 14 fun-filled days of boot camp for your dog.

Puppy Training


Think about how your puppy views the world. Your couch? One huge chew toy. Your coffee table? An excellent platform from which to survey the room.

Puppies are full of surprises. Prepare your puppy for a full, happy life – and engage his amazing brain as soon as you bring him home.

  • House training
  • Puppy biting
  • Crate training
  • Chewing
  • Socialization
  • Jumping on people
  • Come when called

Certified Therapy Dog Training

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Share your dog’s joyful personality with children or adults in nursing homes, hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities.

  • Therapy Dogs International (TDI ) Test Preparation And Certification
  • Socialization To Medical Equipment
  • Overview Of Assisted Living And Hospital Policies And Procedures
  • Post-Certification Buddy Visits With Other Therapy Dog Teams

Service Dog


Your adult dog can develop the skills to become a reliable service dog and trustworthy partner. I can help service dog puppies get off to the right start, too.

  • Task Training for ADA Compliance
  • Good Citizen, CGC-Advanced, and Urban CGC
  • ADI Public Access Test

Because each service dog team has a unique relationship, the training process varies. Your dog’s personality and training history and your physical requirements and abilities will have an impact on how often we work together, and how long it will take.

Not everybody wants to train their own dog, or start with a puppy. Clients looking for already trained service dogs available from a 501(c)3 are encouraged to call PAWS with a Cause (Michigan) at 616-877-7297. Open enrollment is January 2-March 31, 2020. We will partner with PAWS through the Public Access and Task Verification processes.

Re-certification is required annually and achieved through successful completion of the ADI Public Access Test and performance of at least 3 tasks. Re-certification letters are dated calendar year to calendar year.

AKC Canine Good Citizen

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The American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Teach your adult dog how to live in a human world, including:

  • Not jumping on people
  • Sit, down, and stay
  • Walking on leash without pulling
  • Come when called
  • Leave it

Nose Work

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Nose work lets dogs engage their natural scenting abilities in a fun and rewarding search endeavor.

With the right foundation and continued training, any dog can enjoy nose work.

Dive in to Introduction to Nose Work and Introduction to Odor group classes, or supplement your private lessons with nose work games at home.


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Teach your dog to:

  • Remain calm around horses and other farm animals
  • Stay out of the arena and paddocks
  • Load up in your SUV, dually, or golf cart
  • Walk politely past other dogs at the show