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Our Story

Matthew Lamarand joined the United States Air Force in 2008, and was honorably discharged in 2014. During that time, he worked as an explosives dog handler for President Obama, and is DoD trained & ATF / FBI certified in Patrol Explosive Detection Dog handling.

After Matt got out of the military, he started working for a local dog training company.  While working with the dogs, he noticed that they were obedient to the collars and treats, and not the owners. He started out to find a better way, by researching and studying hundreds of different theories.

From these efforts, he was able to create his revolutionary training method that eliminates over-reliance on equipment and treats. His method has helped thousands of dog owners around the world through his best-selling book, online courses, and seminars.

Our Mission

Dogology University’s mission is to help educate and empower dog owners to create enriched and fulfilling partnerships with their dogs.

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Matt has conducted hundreds of hours of research, and worked with numerous trainers (including Randy Hare) to formulate his focus-based dog training curriculum.

After realizing 96% of surrendered dogs never went through obedience training, Matt has dedicated himself to train them for service dog work, and rehome them for children dealing with diabetes or behavior disorders, and veterans battling symptoms of PTSD.

Matthew is available for speaking events, local media interviews, guest articles, and podcast interviews.

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Our Philosophy

At Dogology, we build strong partnerships between dogs and their owners, using our unique focus-based formula.

Choosing the right training program for your dog can be overwhelming, so we offer a personalized consultation to help you select the program that best suits your dog’s specific needs and your training goals.

Our Guidance Counselors will take the time to understand your unique situation, assess your dog’s behavior, and provide expert recommendations tailored to your requirements.

Strong connection

A strong connection between you and your dog is the foundation for successful training and a harmonious relationship.

Our training methods are designed to foster this bond by promoting trust, understanding, and clear communication.

When your dog is focused on you, they become more engaged, attentive, and eager to follow directions.

This allows for more effective training sessions and a deeper sense of companionship.

Continuous support

Training a dog can be a challenging task, and our experienced trainers are here to support and guide you throughout the process.

Our goal is to empower you with the skills and confidence to navigate any training challenges and create a harmonious bond with your dog.

We also offer ongoing free group class support after you and your dog have completed your initial training with us.

Tools for real life

We believe that training goes beyond simply teaching commands and behaviors.

It’s about enhancing the partnership between you, your dog, and the world around you.

Our programs are designed to equip you with the tools to navigate real-life situations, enabling your dog to be a well-behaved and trusted companion in various environments.

By strengthening the partnership, we enhance the overall quality of life for you and your dog.


What age can my dog start boarding school?

They can start as early as 12 weeks as long as they are up to date with vaccines. Required vaccinations include rabies, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. Proof of vaccinations are required. 

What is a typical day like for my dog during boarding school?

All the dogs go out for morning potty breaks, then it’s time for breakfast before another morning potty break. After that the dogs start the training day, which includes 4-6 training sessions, a training walk, a group play session (if your dog is social), and a public outing before dinner is served in the evening, and final bathroom breaks. If your pup doesn’t play well with other dogs, we’ll play with them one-on-one.

If my student goes to boarding school, won't they just listen to the trainers and not me?

This is a common pitfall with most other Board & Train services, but with our program and philosophy we have you as involved as possible to prevent such issues. We do take-home lessons every Friday afternoon where we review the lessons they’ve learned, and give you homework to practice over the weekend. On Monday, we review the weekly lesson plan with you before you hand the leash over to us.

I just need my dog to be socialized, I don't really need all this obedience right?

While we appreciate your concern for socialization, socialization comes in many forms. That said, we strive to be more than just a dog-on-dog free-for-all. We ask the dog to be well-mannered around other dogs in a cool, calm, positive way, which will be achieved through focus-based training.

How long is the boarding school program?

We have several different packages depending on your dog’s age and needs. Our Associate’s Of Focus is two weeks long, Bachelor’s Of Partnership is four weeks, and Master’s of Commitment is six weeks.

What do I need to bring during my dog’s stay?

Bring enough food for the entirety of their stay (2, 4, or 6 weeks), a 6-foot leash, a no-slip collar, and anything else you might feel will make them comfortable during their time with us.