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WE WANT TO SEE YOU SUCCEED!

We offer various types of classes so you won't struggle finding the right one for you.

Group training has many benefits:

We did the hard work and created the lesson plans for you

This means you just need to follow along and watch your dog learn

You join a group of other pet owners just like you

It's nice knowing you aren't alone and can share your successes & struggles without judgement

Group classes are economical

You get the training you need at a very reasonable rate

Covers a large scope of needed behaviors

If you have a puppy or dog needing basic manners skills these classes are for you

HERE'S

WHAT OUR

STUDENTS

SAY

"Jordan is fantastic. Not only is he super knowledgeable, he goes above and beyond to help you and your dog. Whether it be in a group or individual lessons, you will not be disappointed."

- Abby W.

IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 THE DOG TRAINING ACADEMY NOW OFFERS COVID-SAFE IN-PERSON CLASSES AND ONLINE CLASSES. FOR A FULL LIST OF BENEFITS TO ONLINE TRAINING CLICK HERE.

Spots are limited so reserve yours today!

CLASS OPTIONS

We only use force-free and positive reinforcement methods to keep you and your pet loving the learning process!
Classes marked with "FULL" have no more spot left.
For even more fun, help, and savings, bundle private lessons with your group class at check out!
Peeping Puppy
PUPPY PRE-K

$145 - 4 weeks - 5 spots per class

This open enrollment class is specially designed for puppies as young as 9 weeks and as old as 16 weeks (at first class).
Each week you'll learn how to teach simple manners skills like sit and down, as well as impulse control to help your pup learn how to control their urges, potty training and confidence building are covered too! Part of your class will even include actively guided social time so you and your puppy can learn what proper play and canine communication looks like. The goal is to help your puppy adjust to their new home and life, and then continue on with foundational skills in our Obedience classes that follow.

Click the button below to purchase our Puppy Pre-K Package and then schedule your 4 individual and consecutive classes with your unique code given at checkout. The code expires after 7 days, so don't wait to schedule your 4 classes. Do not schedule just your first class, as this will not reserve your spot for the following three classes. Be sure to schedule each class individually.

If your dog is displaying behavioral concerns such as reactivity, aggression, fear, or anxiety please register for a

Behavior Consultation instead. 

Thursdays at 6:45pm

Next available start date - December 2

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INTRODUCTORY OBEDIENCE

$180 - 6 weeks - 5 spots per class

Build foundational skills needed to be a welcomed canine member of society! Learn important life skills such as the four control positions and when to use them, how to walk on a leash, proper greetings with people, "leave it", and so much more.
For dogs 9 weeks old+ and who have not taken a group class before or haven't work with DTA in a group setting.

If your dog is displaying behavioral concerns such as reactivity, aggression, fear, or anxiety please register for a

Behavior Consultation instead. 

NEXT CLASSES

October 19 @ 5:30pm - FULL

October 19 @ 6:45pm - FULL

October 30 @ 10:00am - FULL

November 30 @ 5:30pm - FULL

December 9 @ 5:30pm - FULL

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INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE

$180 - 6 weeks - 5 spots per class

Building on to what you learned in the Introductory class, we ask more from your dog by adding the 3 D's (duration, distance, and distractions) to their training and begin to work on more complex behaviors such as "place", "stay", and heel walking. This class sets you and your dog up for success in diverse environments and prepares you for more situations you may encounter on a daily basis.

Prerequisite: Introductory Obedience or equivalent through DTA.

NEXT CLASSES

November 30 @ 6:45pm

December 11 @ 10:00am

January 20 @ 5:30pm

CONTACT YOUR TRAINER
Peeping Dog
ADVANCED
OBEDIENCE

$180 - 6 weeks - 5 spots per class

Master manners and confidence by completing the Advanced Obedience Class! In this class you will continue to add the 3 D's (duration, distance, distractions) to each cue and learn new cues/behaviors in the process. If your dog is a member of the family and frequently goes on family outings or if you simply want a really well trained dog, this class is for you. CGC (Canine Good Citizen) testing is an option after this class as well! 
Prerequisite: Intermediate Obedience or equivalent through DTA.

NEXT CLASSES

November 6 @ 4:15pm

January 11 @ 6:45pm

February 5 @ 10:00am

March 3 @ 5:30pm

CONTACT YOUR TRAINER
Peeping Pug
Peeping Dog
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REACTIVE
ROVER

$350 - 5 weeks - 3 spots per class

Reactivity can happen to any dog at any time. Know that you are not alone when dealing with the struggles of having a reactive or aggressive dog! We are one of the leading experts in West Michigan when it comes to safely managing, training, and improving on your dog's reactive behaviors. Let us help you learn to love your reactive rover and learn how to feel confident with them again!

A 45 minute private lesson (virtual) is required to determine your dog's eligibility for this class. 

COMING SOON!

Important info:

We require your dog be up to date on the following vaccines (at age appropriate times) or be titer tested: Distemper, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, and Rabies.

 Attendance policy: There are no make ups for missed classes. If more than one class is missed, there will be a $35 fee for a 15 minute make up appointment or you may be required to join a different class at the week missed and be charged a pro-rated rate. Training fees are non-refundable.

Up to two people are allowed to accompany their pet to class. At least one person must be 18+ years old and children under 10 are not allowed to attend our group classes.

If your dog begins to display behavior concerns such as anxiety, fear, reactivity, or aggression, you may be required to take a Behavior Consultation (at an additional fee) before your dog can continue their class.