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Gift certificates for training classes make a great gift for dog lovers! Next round of classes begins 1/5/2019. Gift certificates can be given for any dollar amount. Contact us to order.
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Classes in Livonia, Ann Arbor & Westland

For dogs who can enjoy learning in a social setting, our Puppy Pre K-9 & Basic Obedience classes are a great way to get started on the basics.

  • 6-week classes include a free Behavior Seminar, required for new students to cover everything you should be addressing at home to strengthen the bond with your dog, as well as the theories and methods to understand, solve and prevent behavior problems.
  • Basic/early obedience: COME, SIT, SIT-STAY, DOWN, DOWN-STAY, HEEL & more
  • Behavior modification, socialization & manners
  • Weekly homework & questions, graduation night
  • $50 non-refundable registration deposit & proof of current vaccinations required: Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella & Rabies (over 4 months old), plus negative fecal (for puppies up to 6 months old). Canine Influenza also recommended.

2019 Schedule

All classes are OFF 12/17/2018 through 1/4/2019 for the holidays.
Round 1:
  • 1/5 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 1/7-2/16 Classes Monday-Saturday
Round 2:
  • 2/16 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 2/18-3/30 Classes Monday-Saturday
Round 3:
  • 3/30 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 4/1-5/11 Classes Monday-Saturday
Round 4:
  • 5/11 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 5/13-6/29 Classes Monday-Saturday
  • Off 5/25-5/30 for Memorial Day
Round 5:
  • 6/29 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 7/8-8/17 Classes Monday-Saturday
  • Off 7/1-7/6 for Independence Day
Round 6:
  • 8/17 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 8/19-10/5 Classes Monday-Saturday
  • Off 8/31-9/5 for Labor Day
Round 7:
  • 10/5 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 10/7-11/16 Classes Monday-Saturday
Round 8:
  • 11/16 Orientation/Behavior Seminar
  • 11/18-1/18/20 Classes Monday-Saturday
  • Off 11/25-11/30 for Thanksgiving
  • Off 12/23-1/4/20 for Holiday break

For puppies 3-6 months old:

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Puppy Pre K-9

  • Early obedience, handling & socialization exercises
  • 1-hour/6-week class, $175/dog
  • Mondays @ 6pm in Livonia
    Wednesdays @ 7pm in Ann Arbor
    Saturdays @ 11am in Westland

Puppy Socials

  • 1-hour supervised social interactions and play time with other puppies, confidence boosting activities and positive interactions with your puppy.
  • FREE with Puppy Pre K-9 registration; or drop-in anytime for $5/session
  • Thursdays @ 4:30 in Ann Arbor (changing to Wednesdays @ 6pm in 2019)
    Saturdays @ 10am in Westland
  • Bring proof of age-appropriate vaccinations (Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella & Rabies) and negative fecal. Canine influenza also recommended.

For dogs 6 months & older:

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Basic Obedience

  • Basic obedience commands, manners & 'real life' application
  • 1-hour/6-week class, $175/dog
  • Wednesdays @ 7:30 in Livonia
    Thursdays @ 6pm in Ann Arbor
    Saturdays @ 12:30 in Westland

Socializing Groups

  • Continued practice of obedience commands in a social setting
  • Available to our Basic Obedience class graduates & Dog Training for Life in-home clients (Contact your Behavior Consultant to register)
  • Drop-in $10/session
  • Mondays @ 7:30 in Livonia
    Wednesdays @ 6pm in Livonia
    Thursdays @ 8pm in Ann Arbor (changing to 7:30 in 2019)
    Saturdays @ 2pm in Westland

For owners:

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New Student Orientation & Behavior Seminar

  • Required, free for new 6-week class students
  • Held the Saturday before your class begins, 3:30-5:30 in Westland
  • Owners only (no dogs)
  • Understanding how your dog communicates, thinks & learns
  • Establishing leadership with your dog
  • Crate training & environment management
  • Behavior advice: jumping, mouthing, destructive chewing, digging, escaping, excessive barking, stealing food/trash, housebreaking, excitability & more.
  • Class homework
  • Q&A at end