Focus-Based Dog Training In Michigan

At Dogology University, we have the experience to tackle a variety of canine challenges, and the ability to give you the tools to communicate effectively with your furry family member. We offer professional focused-based programs for dogs and their parents. Whether it’s something as simple as your dog not listening and being disobedient, or more complex challenges such as aggression issues, fear issues, or separation anxiety, we can help you overcome any behavioral issues with your dog.  

Dog Training Programs

Our focus-based (and non-ecollar) methods will help your canine become well behaved and obedient members of society.  Our Board & Train programs provide comprehensive “doggy bootcamp” solutions. Group classes are available to teach that old (or new) pup how to behave.

Board And Train Dog Training Programs For Plymouth, Canton, Northville, and Ann Arbor

When we train your dog, we involve you every step of the way. Every Friday during the program, we’ll meet with you to review what your dog has learned, and they’ll go home with you for the weekend! On Monday, you’ll drop your pup off for another week of fun learning!

With two, four, and six-week packages, we have a training program that will fit your needs. Learn more by clicking each icon below.

What’s Involved In The Board & Train Programs?

One of the problems with private dog training is that it can be very difficult to find a trainer who has the right skillset, experience and availability to work with you. The fact is that many pet owners simply don’t have enough time or knowledge to effectively train their own dogs. That’s where Dogology University comes in! Our board and train programs are designed to give you the best of both worlds in terms of training and convenience.

Our board and train program includes private lessons with one of our expert trainers, boarding services at our facilities, and the best part is that your dog goes home with you on the weekends! Choose from four or six-week programs for your adult dog, or two, four, or six-week programs for your puppy.


Group Dog Training Classes In Canton

Interested in a group class instead? We can accommodate you, provided that your dog passes our group class evaluation. We perform this to ensure that everyone and their pups are safe in a group class setting.


About Dogology University

Dogology University is a professional canine training service located in Canton, MI that specializes in focused-based techniques. We have a variety of established Board and Train programs as well as group dog training classes for puppies and adult dogs. Drawing on 10+ years of military working dog experience, we have the experience and knowledge to handle a variety of dog behavior issues such as separation anxiety, fearfulness, aggression and general disobedience.

Whether you want your dog to sniff out IEDs, or come when called, we’ve learned that all behaviors start with the same thing: engagement and building a bond with your dog. If your dog is focused on you, they’ll do what you ask them to. 

Here are a few issues that we’ve helped owners to solve:

  • Come reliably when called
  • Sit to greet guests at the door
  • Walk on a loose leash
  • Be calm when handled
  • Take food nicely from your hand
  • Sit and lie down from a distance
  • Be calm when playing with children
  • Follow commands when playing

If you’d like to learn more about our training methods, and to see how we can help you with your dog, click the button below to schedule an evaluation session.

Dogology University: Michigan’s only focus-based dog trainer


We are not a university that happens to train dogs, we are not dog trainers offering an elective class. We are Michigan’s only focus-based dog trainer university; our curriculum is built on decades of research and science, with a full understanding of how every part of your pet’s brain works.

Be involved with your dog’s training, and get professional guidance and results.

Dogology University is the premiere dog training facility of its kind in Canton, MI. We offer a wide range of services to help you train your beloved pet effectively and humanely. Whether you are interested in puppy training or simply want to learn how to better communicate with your existing canine companion, Dogology University has the solution for you!

Why Train With Dogology?

Many dog owners don’t consider training their dogs until it’s too late. A lack of proper socialization and training can cause a number of negative behaviors in your pooch that are difficult, if not impossible, to control later. That’s why it is best to start training as early as possible. At Dogology University, we offer a combination of dog training services that are designed to save you time while getting the best results. 

You might be unsure about how to get started with training your dog. Maybe your pup is extremely energetic, disobedient, or simply doesn’t listen when you speak. Regardless of why you need help in training your dog, it’s important to remember that all dogs and owners are different. That’s why we offer a variety of training options to ensure that you get the best possible results.

Dogology University is your ideal choice when it comes to board and train because we have over 10 years of experience in animal behavior and K9 handling. The Dogology University team includes experienced professionals who are highly trained in a variety of areas such as basic obedience, advanced obedience, separation anxiety, aggression issues, and more. 

What our customers say:

They are amazing people who know how to effectively train your dog to be a better part of the family. They also do a fantastic job at training the family how to control their dog and make the home environment more pleasant.

Jason Ley

Dogology has been amazing! This is the first time I have put a puppy in boarding school and Dogology has gone beyond my expectations. They have been extremely hands on with my pup but also providing feedback for myself as the handler. This has been a great experience from day one. Just in one week, my puppies behaviors have changed and much more disciplined. I can’t wait until the 4 week course is over because we have a different puppy when started. Great Job Dogology and look forward to the group classes in the future!

The Kapowski's

“I’ve had an absolutely fantastic experience with Dogology University and trainer Matthew Lamarand working with my two puppies. On our first training day my dog was pulling at the leash and nearly yanking my arm out of its socket on walks. Less than two months later, we just went for a walk around the block off leash and my dog stuck right with us the whole time! I’m thrilled to throw my support behind Dogology University…my experience with Matthew has been nothing but positive.”

Amber Thomas

Meet Lark & Hazel. These gorgeous girls came to us after going through another local trainer’s program. This trainer is very e-collar heavy, and has been known to place ecollars on puppies! This method created negative associations to people in Lark & Hazel’s minds, and to certain environments (such as those including other dogs). In fact, when Lark & Hazel first came to us, they were afraid of people and other dogs, and ran off one time when they were buzzed with the ecollar. They also chased squirrels, and bayed at them when they went up a tree!

Since their stay with us, we’ve been able to get them over their fear of other dogs, and eliminated their separation anxiety. They now leave squirrels alone, and their parents can take them biking on the trails without an ecollar!

Miss Lacey practicing with her parents 😊 She is doing well in the beginning of her six week boarding school program!

Good job guys!!
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Late night Puppy play session with Piper, captain, and Rio 🥰 ...

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Milou and Goose went on a field trip to @petsuppliespluscanton yesterday afternoon to practice their walking and distractions around other people and dogs 😊

This was us catching them heading back to campus 💙
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Little Miss Molly has completed her first week of boarding school 🥰 ...

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Mr. Milou is doing so well in his boarding school program 😊 ...

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It's starting 😬😃😁 Finally have our temporary signage up, it'll probably be another week or so until the fancy official ones get here! ...

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Mr. Captain actually started his four week Day School this week 🥰 He is a schnauzer mix and is the cutest little puppy!

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Mr. Tommaso is a sweet boy, I am ashamed to say I haven't posted him yet as he has been here for a few weeks already, but this is his time to shine 😍

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Miss Kima was super nervous about the camera 📷her first week, now I can barley get her to look at it 😂
PS. Do you guys know our big news yet?! If not, look at another post.... it's too big to miss 😉

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This big hunk is Goose, Goose is making everybody on the team want a Mastiff 😂
#mastiff #mastiffpuppy

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Mr. Kale looking slightly less nervous.....maybe? 😂 It's ok buddy, we will get there!

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Happy Monday 😊 I wish you have as much energy as Miss Laika here to your start of the week 💥
#puppy #mondaymood

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Sweet nervous Miss Peanut 🥰 ...

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Mr. Milou started his program last week. He has some separation anxiety we are helping to sort out. Love these fall vibes! 😉😊

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Love this guys ears 🤗 We also welcomed Kale into his boarding school program this week!

* I'm going to attempt to do some catchup posts this week and next week for the new students who started last week and the students who are still currently going through their program.

While the team have been working hard hand in hand with our students and parents these last few weeks, Matt and I have been working on some other things and we can't wait until we can 'spill the beans"!! Stay tuned these next few weeks to find out what the BIG news is! 😀

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Mr. Diablo also started his boarding school program this week 🥰
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