Learning and behavior is highly ritualized in dogs. This means that they behave in context to their environment. Think about how differently you behave at home versus work or school, or in your religious community versus a party. By removing the dog from its familiar places and routines we can start fresh, accomplish the maximum, [...]
Unfortunately, your dog must complete its lessons before being reintroduced to its family. Visits are disruptive to the learning and can cause stress and confusion for the dog and family members. You will receive updates along the way to help the time go by quickly. Of course, you are welcome and encouraged to visit our [...]
Dogs don’t forget anyone who had an emotional impact on them. So, regardless of the nature of your relationship with your dog prior to the training it will remember you. In more than 25 years we have never experienced a dog forgetting its family.
We offer a turnkey training program that results in a minimum standard of behavior and attitude. Our Off-Leash training program is an investment in the animal and your long-term satisfaction. We want our finished dogs to give you a maximum return on your investment and that takes time. And, to protect our reputation we don’t [...]
No. Once admitted into a training program your dog will be so busy adjusting, making new friends, and working that it won’t have time to feel abandoned. Too, dogs live in the moment – like it or not – they don’t think of us when we are away. Program Dog’s lives are enriched and their [...]
Off-Leash training is a privilege and a responsibility. Having an Off-Leash trained dog gives you the freedom to enjoy the animal in any venue, leashed or not. Although your dog will be able to accompany you anywhere without being leashed for control, we urge everyone to act responsibly and obey community standards.
Great question! If we only trained the dog we couldn’t expect it to listen to anyone but us. An essential part of the process is teaching you and the dog to work together. This is accomplished in just a few sessions at the end of the program and before discharge to home.
Each animal is unique and our training is adapted to meet the capabilities and limitations of each dog that goes through our program. We use many academically proven and humane approaches to achieve the finest results for your companion. The exact process for your dog will be determined and discussed at your initial planning session [...]
No. While the dog will be more likely to respond to others the training is only reliable and the dog is only expected to be responsive to those people included in the transition process to home.
We are a busy family, we love our dog, but we just don’t have the time to get the results we’ve dreamed of. And, we are in Florida! Our niece told us that you can train our dog to be perfect for us. How can that be?
We are proud of our reputation and have clients throughout Michigan, including the upper peninsula, and in more than 8 states, including: Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee,Virginia, and Wisconsin. We have also served families in Canada. We begin with extensive communication with you and when deemed appropriate arrange a personal meeting, [...]