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.

Dog Training In Michigan

Are you looking for dog training? Do you want a better relationship with your dog? Did you just get a new puppy or rescue dog from the shelter, and you want to enroll them in training classes?

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!

Hello, I’m Matthew Lamarand

I’ve spent the past 10 years learning a lot about canine psychology and dog training during my time as a military canine handler, and I’m still learning from each and every dog and owner that I work with. 

Whether you want your dog to sniff out IEDs, or come when called, I’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.

Dog Training Programs

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

Mr. Bentley is a champ 💪

Despite having such anxiety his mom has to pick and drop him off every day, and drooling constantly during the day 😢

He is getting better and better! I love this picture of him and Matt 😎 and think it is a good representation of how much you can grow if you are willing (and patient) to deal with being a little uncomfortable.

Way to go Bentley! 😁
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When you look waaaaay to intense for it to be a "cute" picture 😂
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🤣 So Matthew and I were talking, and Mikkel strongly resembles Scrappy Doo! "Why I oughta!" 😂
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Happy Friday and we hope you guys have a good weekend!! 😁
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It is time to give Mr. Bentley some love 😍 This sweet boy is back after having to take a break due to COVID related reasons.

He is so happy just to be loved on and played with, he is definitely our big buddy!
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Miss Willow knows how to take a great selfie 😉
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Who is the prettiest girly of all, this girl! Miss Willow is entering her second week here with us in her boarding school program.

She sure is pretty, but don't let those little gremlin's eyes fool you 😂
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How do you introduce, or reintroduce the crate if your pup is scared of it?
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We hope every single one of you had a merry Christmas and was able to spend time (even if over skype) with loved ones.

We had a beautifully white Christmas complete with a hike in the snow with this silly puppy, Mikkel.

We know our past and present students had something to think about all this white stuff yesterday too! 😉 😂

Please feel free to put in a photo so I don't have to creep through all your news feeds 🤣
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Miss Larkie poo wishes everybody a Merry Christmas!!
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Mr. Zeus 🎄☃️
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I had to be extra quick to get this shot of Miss Willow the 14 week old Weimaraner, who I will be officially introducing next week 😉
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So... I found this squirrel near our house and it was so chunky and sleeping so peacefully I had to get a photo of it 🥰 I just can't with the cuteness!!

Buut we are on break for the week! Whoo! I hope your guy's week is as fat and happy as this squirrel on a tree branch it 🐿
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Today was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! We were able to hit the trails this afternoon with Miss Lark.

How were your pups taking to the weather today?
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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

“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

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