Formerly known as Jordan Clark Dog Training
DOG TRAINING AT ITS BEST
Dogs and humans don't always see eye-to-eye; and that's okay.
We are here to help you both understand each other better!
We are pet professionals ready to assist you with any training need you may have.
Our job is to bridge the language barrier between person and dog and keep the training process going smoothly. You want a dog that listens to you, and your dog wants a loving home. Allow us to help you achieve
what you both want, resulting in a well trained dog and a peaceful household.
We look forward in joining you to make that a reality!
"Jordan is an excellent dog trainer, and he truly cares about all of his students." - Zack M.
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MEET YOUR TEACHERS
Jordan Clark, CPDT-KA, PFNS
Owner, Head Dog Trainer
I have always loved animals since growing up on a farm. Loving animals doesn't make you a good trainer though. I took that love for animals and continued my education by working professionally with them for 4 years before training ended up becoming an unexpected journey for me; one I would never change!
My own dog, Ranger, (pictured here with me at Acadia National Park in Maine) is CGC certified and has been an amazing companion in life.
I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and a Pet Food Nutrition Specialist (PFNS). I only use humane and force-free methods during my training. I have been working with dogs for over eight years, and have been training for five of those years. My experience includes training obedience and behavior modification to dogs of all ages and sizes. I specialize in aggression/reactivity, working with bite risk dogs and dogs with a bite history. I also work with other serious behaviors such as resource guarding and other fear/frustration driven behavior. I am always looking forward to a challenge and finding ways to help both you and your dog meet your goals.
With over 1300 dogs coming to me for training over the past five years, I feel confident I can help you with any training needs you have.
I fell in love with training dogs about 10 years ago when I lived near Detroit. I had a very bright sheltie named Brody who was a terrific little pal. He was pretty good at rally and obedience although we never went into competition. We were also a therapy team. After I retired from my service engineer job I decided to follow my dream and study to become a dog trainer. My two plus years of studies under a talented trainer ended when I moved to the Grand Rapids area in 2015. Since then I have been on a self-education journey becoming an AKC evaluator, helping out in many classes in various facilities, volunteering for shelters, and K9 Camo Companions matching shelter dogs with veterans. I am currently working on getting my needed hours so I can take the certification test through the CCPDT.
These are my two four-legged best friends; four year old Xena, and two year old Onyx. Both were adopted from a Border Collie rescue in Missouri as puppies.
My goal in life is to help every dog owner I encounter have the best relationship with their dog as I do with mine. Dog training has been quickly evolving and in recent years it has been scientifically proven that positive reinforcement methods are the most successful teaching methods. So with these methods I hope I can help you and your valued furry family member learn to communicate with clarity since dogs don’t speak English and we humans don’t speak dog. I truly admire these little creatures for how they learn to live harmoniously with us in our lives.
One-on-one training is excellent to achieve an ideal working environment based on your dog's needs. This is a great option for those more complex behaviors. More than one session may be needed for a proper training program
which will be determined during the initial consult.
We currently offer Introductory Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, Advanced Obedience, and a variety of seminars! These group classes allow you to learn a multitude of cues and behaviors with a set curriculum designed so you see success as quickly as possible. Seminars are great for learning more about various topics such as potty training and socialization. Reserve a spot today to have a well behaved dog tomorrow!
Also schedule a Canine Good Citizen test through the AKC as well as CGCA (community) and CGCU (urban) certifications.
As a pet food nutrition specialist, Jordan Clark can help you with any dietary questions and/or issues you may be having. Nutrition is an important part of your dog's overall health and training journey.
By signing up for training lessons you will receive access to a closed Facebook page where you can join a group of over 180 other dog parents just like yourself, and be able to learn more information on dog training, share success stories, and connect with other dog owners. You will also receive nutritional advice complimentary!