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.

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Interesting tidbit, if you haven't already noticed, Miss Olive the aussiedoodle in our group class and day school programs has heterochromia.
One eye is completely brown, but this one is literally a half and half of brown and blue 👁
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It's Miss Marnie's last day!!! 😲
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Bentley is having a really good week
🤩 He is about to wrap up his third week here with us.

Half way through, way to go Bentley!!!!
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Gabby is learning our markers words for her first week.... but a little differently than you would imagine.

Normally our training session (especially with our new students) are loud and exciting with a lot of praise. Matthew is using hand signals for this deaf puppy to create meaning to our marker work in a more silent way 😊

I think she's understanding, what do you think!?
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Miss Lark has been a student in our day school program now for about three months 🥰

We are so grateful for the opportunity to empower and educate our student's owners so that they can create fulfilling and enriched partnership with their pups from the first day they meet with us!

(We tried out some studio work for the first time, ya know, if you haven't notice 😜. I love the way Lark's red coat pops on this color!)
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Who is the tiniest littlest puppy there ever was? SOPHIE 😍 I just can't with this adorable handful of cuteness!
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Marnie's last week has crept up on everybody! This girly is getting all the things down!! She is so much more comfortable in a new environment, she sits before being let out, and .... her walking is progressing beautifully! A video will for sure be making it's way on here for you guys.
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We have had more people than we thought use this combo of services and it's actually working out really well!

Some of our group class members are going through our day school program at the same time, so their pup ends up getting twice the training time and they progress twice as fast as they normally would doing just a group class. Who knew? 🤷‍♀️😉
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This week we welcome a new family into the Dogology University family, Miss Gabby 🥰

Gabby is a six month old French bulldog, who is also deaf. Her parents are very excited to be able to learn how to communicate with her! And we are excited for the ability to be a part of relationship that will stand the test of time
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Good Monday morning 😄
It's 9:30 already, so I have some coffee in me and I am feeling perky now! Those 7am post are barely by me 😂I don't recognize myself until at least 9am!

I thought we could all benefit from Maverick's smiling face this morning, he is working towards his American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen certificate in Wednesday nights group class, and is apparently enjoying it. 🥰
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Miss Juno is the cutest German Shepherd puppy in our Wednesday night group class 🥰 We LOVE her!! 🤗
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Look at that focus 😍 Marnie and Matthew are working on return to heel.
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Bentley working on his Down game 👏
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It's Miss Gracie Poo's last day 😬
And how sweet did her watercolor come out?

It was a pleasure working with Gracie and her mom and we are so glad we will get to see them in January for a refresher group class! Gracie is a very spunky and lively girly who loves to play and work!! We will definitely miss having such an eager and willing student with us 🥰
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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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