Boarding School For Your Dog

Report cards, weekend trips home, and personalized weekly lessons set us apart from other board and train programs.

Take Your Dog Home On The Weekends

At Dogology University, we know every dog is unique. That’s why we offer personalized board and train programs spanning  twofour, or six weeks. Our hands-on approach and positive reinforcement ensure successful results without e-collars.

Experience the difference of our dedicated team and proven methods. Build a stronger bond with your pet and enjoy a well-behaved companion for life.

Dogology University is one of only a handful of accredited board and train facilities in Michigan. 

Our hands on approach with both you and your pet will help to reinforce positive behaviors and lead to more successful results. Our focus-based training approach empowers you with practical training knowledge to build a more successful partnership with your pet.

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Meet Mikel

Mikel came to Dogolgoy with a lot of spunk he was a rescue and didnt even know his name! He was terriorzing his family which had two small children, he would stalk the kids through the house and steal the childrens toys. Forget about taking this little guy on a walk to work off some of that energy he would chase every thing from butterflies to leaves and then start barking when he saw other dogs, his parents started having second thought about bringing this little guy into their home so they called and we were able to guide the family on how to communicate effectively and with intention it was so amazing to see the little ones get in on the training were mikkel actually started responding to the littles commands as well now mikel lives the life of purpose and abundance living on the lake and even able to be calm enough to go down the river on a khiak while she paddles!

What You Can Expect

When you work with us, you don’t just drop your dog off with us for 6 weeks. We work with you every step of the way. Here’s how:

  • A report card you can access at any time that shows what we worked on each day with your pup
  • One on one lessons on Friday afternoon and Monday morning to review what your pup has learned, and how you can apply it at home.
  • Opportunities to take your dog home on the weekends so that you can work on what they’ve learned.


Drop-Off & Immersive Learning

On Mondays, you’ll bring your dog to us for drop-off. Our professors will give you the plan for the week, then will immerse your dog in a structured and stimulating learning environment.
Using focus-based training techniques, we’ll shape your dog’s behavior and teach them good manners and essential obedience commands.

Collaboration & Progress Updates

Throughout the week, we’ll keep you informed about your dog’s progress, with notes and video updates. We’ll highlight the milestones your dog has achieved so you’ll have a clear picture of the progress they’re making and the skills they’re developing.

Friday Review Sessions

On Fridays, you’ll pick up your dog, and you’ll join us for a personalized review session with our trainers before you take your dog home for the weekend! We’ll let you know what to work on at home, and we’ll provide you with valuable insights, tips, and guidance to ensure consistency in your dog’s training.

At-Home Reinforcement

Weekends at home are invaluable opportunities to practice and reinforce the training your dog has received in the comfort of your own home. By implementing the techniques and exercises demonstrated by our expert trainers, you’ll solidify newly learned behaviors and strengthen the bond between you and your furry companion.

Associates Of Focus

If you have a new puppy, and you want to give them the best foundation possible, this program is for you! Recommended for dogs 4 months and under, this two-week course will teach your new family member basic manners, and will turn you into the best dog parents in town!

They’ll learn commands such as “watch me,” sit, down, and come when called. This sets a foundation of focus on you, and is the start of a healthy dog-human relationship. They will also learn how to recognize their own name, basic manners, and will be introduced to heeling with a lure. We’ll crate train them, teach them proper play manners, and how to take food nicely from your hand.

Bachelors of Partnership

If your dog is pulling on the leash, and you’d like to make walks more pleasant again, our Bachelor’s program is just the ticket. This program is also a great fit if you just got a new rescue dog, or if you’d like to take a more hands-off approach to dog training.

In this four-week program, we’ll set your dog up for success when out in public, and give you the tools to help your dog be a star in the house, and out in public. Your pup will learn hand signals for come, heel, sit, stay, and down, and an auto sit while heeling. They will also learn manners such as out, leave it, and how to politely greet people

Masters of Committment

If you’re dealing with dog aggression or separation anxiety, or if you’d like to polish your pup’s off-leash commands, we recommend the Master’s Of Commitment. We’ll make sure that your pup is transformed into a stellar member of society, and give you the skills to build the strongest relationship paws-ible with your pooch! 

This six-week program is reserved for more advanced behaviors, including sit, down, place, come, and heel off-leash. We also strongly recommend this program for dogs with behavioral issues such as separation anxiety or dog aggression.


At Dogology, we understand the importance of structure, routine, and enrichment in your dog’s daily life.

Our carefully designed schedule ensures that your dog receives the necessary training, exercise, and rest, promoting their overall well-being and happiness during their stay with us.

Here’s a glimpse into what a typical day looks like for your furry friend:

7AM: Rise and Shine!

Every morning, our dedicated staff ensures all our students have an opportunity to stretch their legs and relieve themselves with a potty run.
Afterward, they enjoy a nutritious breakfast, providing them with the energy they need for the day ahead. Once breakfast has settled, they'll get one more potty run to ensure their comfort.

Morning Training Sessions

Once they’re breakfasted and pottied, our experienced Professors will lead your dog through 2-3 training sessions in the morning, focusing on specific skills and behaviors.
Our focus-based training techniques and personalized approach ensure an enjoyable and effective learning experience. Each session also includes walk or play time, allowing your dog to burn off some energy and engage in socialization with other dogs in a supervised environment.

Afternoon Training Sessions

After a brief rest, the training sessions continue in the afternoon. Our Professors work closely with your dog, reinforcing previous lessons and introducing new challenges.
These sessions build upon the foundation established in the morning, allowing your dog to progress and strengthen their skills further. Again, walks and play sessions are incorporated to provide mental and physical stimulation.

Dinner & Evening Routines

As the day winds down, it’s time for dinner at 5PM. The evening provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere for your dog to rest and recharge.
Following dinner, there’s another potty run to promote comfort and cleanliness. Lights out typically occurs between 9-9:30 PM, allowing them to get a good night’s sleep to prepare for another exciting day of learning and play.

Ongoing Support

Free Group Classes

Our commitment to you and your dog doesn’t stop once you’ve completed the initial training.

After you’ve graduated from the program, you have the option to attend free group classes to ensure that the behaviors stick, and to address any new challenges that may arise.

These alumni group classes provide a supportive and engaging environment where you can continue to refine your dog’s skills, learn new techniques, and connect with other dog owners who have gone through similar experiences. It’s an opportunity to reinforce the training foundation and take your dog’s behavior to the next level.

Tailored Support & Resources

In addition to the lessons and group classes, our team is always available to provide ongoing support and guidance. Whether you have questions, need advice, or require assistance in addressing specific behaviors, we’re just a phone call or email away. We understand that every dog and owner is unique, and we’re dedicated to tailoring our support to meet your individual needs.

Contact us today to learn more about how our comprehensive training programs, including the weekly one-on-one lessons and free group classes, can benefit you and your dog.

Together, we’ll ensure a successful training journey and a lifelong bond filled with joy, understanding, and companionship. 

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. 

The Importance Of Connection

We understand that 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

We recognize that training a dog can be a challenging task, and you don’t have to do it alone. Our experienced trainers are here to support and guide you throughout the training process. We provide the knowledge, techniques, and resources you need to establish a strong partnership with your furry friend. 

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

Tools For Real Life

At Dogology, 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 your partnership, we aim to enhance the overall quality of life for both you and your dog.

Accordion Content

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.

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.

This is a common pitfall with most other board and 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.

Accordion Content

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.

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 Committment is six weeks..

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.

Meet Sarge! This happy boy came to Dogology at 4 months old because he wasn’t listening to anyone in the family. He was pulling on the leash, jumping on people, and generally wreaking havoc.

By the end of his boarding school program, he was walking nicely on a loose leash, sitting politely for greetings, and listening to commands from anyone in the family – even the kids!

Transform Your Dog's Life Today!

With Dogology University’s positive, shock-free training methods. Achieve a responsive, well-mannered, and confident dog without the use of shock collars. Call now to start seeing results!

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How The Program Works

The Dogology school bus meets you and your pup in the IKEA parking lot in the morning, then we take them for a day of learning and fun! At the end of the day, we meet you for drop off at Pet Supplies Plus so you can give your pup a well-deserved treat!Every Friday, we honor our commitment to developing your relationship with your dog. You’ll receive a private lesson to celebrate your dog’s progress, and to learn how to reinforce their new-found skills in your own home.