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.

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Dog Training In Michigan

Do you want a better partnership with your dog? Did you just get a new puppy and now that they’re in your home it feels like their behavior is out of control? If so, there’s no need to worry! We offer professional focused-based programs for dogs and their parents. Aggression issues, fear issues, separation anxiety disorder, any bad behavior can be overcome. 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.

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.

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

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.

 

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!

Three of our students are going home today, so be prepared for multiple posts highlighting them each 🥰 I can first start with Mr. Hercules!

This guy was very timid and wouldn't let Matthew even pet him when he first started his program. Now, at the current moment, he is racing around the yard playing with him. He has such a great happy go lucky lab attitude that I can appreciate ☺️

We are going to miss you bud and I hope we see you soon in our Alumni group class 💙
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I've finally gotten a picture of this sweet guy, those ears are my favorite 🥰
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Miss Pepper is loving life 😂 She always looks a little sketched out when I get in her face with a camera (who isn't 🧐) So I captured her doing when she loves best.... laying down belly up getting pets.. she loves it I promise 😂
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Mr. Baxter is looking extra thick and macho here 😂 If anybody else was wondering.... he also grew into his eyes a little bit more so than when he was a puppy!
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Here I made a noise and Hercules seemed to be very curious about it 😂 Love this big guys goofy disposition and faces!
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Mr. Hercules is enjoying this warmer weather and the tulips 😊 I can't believe this guy is in week three of four in his boarding school program! 😲
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Miss Pepper is so sweet 🥰 We can definitely see why this sweetie got adopted from Arkansas, the whole team is smitten with the sweet heart!
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Mr. Alpine is progressing nicely through his four week boarding school program, him and his dad have been an awesome team to watch grow 🤗 Look at that focus!
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Mr. Baxter got to go to the park to perfect his obedience (which is amazing by the way!) and to work some on his walking which is a work in progress, but very successful outing overall 😊
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Mr. Alpine is getting extra good at that thing we call focus 😂🤩
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Mr. Mac is on his last week!! This means it is walking week!
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Mr. Hercules is on his second week and is doing so well ☺️I would say he is enjoying the weather, but there are flurries outside!
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