Michigan Dog Training

Do you:

  • Have a new puppy that’s out of control
  • Have a dog that’s chewing up the furniture
  • Are tired of the way that your dog is behaving
  • Want your dog to listen to you around other people and dogs?

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Focus-Based Dog Training In Michigan

We offer professional focused-based programs for dogs and their parents. Whether it’s something as simple as your dog not listening and being disobedient, or more complex challenges such as aggression issues, fear issues, or separation anxiety, we can help you overcome any behavioral issues with your dog. 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.

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 Programs

Board And Train Dog Training Programs For Plymouth, Canton, Northville, and Ann Arbor

When we train your dog, we involve you every step of the way. Every Friday during the program, we’ll meet with you to review what your dog has learned, and they’ll go home with you for the weekend! On Monday, you’ll drop your pup off for another week of fun learning!

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’s Involved In The Board & Train Programs?

One of the problems with private dog training is that it can be very difficult to find a trainer who has the right skillset, experience and availability to work with you. The fact is that many pet owners simply don’t have enough time or knowledge to effectively train their own dogs. That’s where Dogology University comes in! Our board and train programs are designed to give you the best of both worlds in terms of training and convenience.

Our board and train program includes private lessons with one of our expert trainers, boarding services at our facilities, and the best part is that your dog goes home with you on the weekends! Choose from four or six-week programs for your adult dog, or two, four, or six-week programs for your puppy.


Group Dog Training Classes In Canton

Interested in a group class instead? We can accommodate you, provided that your dog passes our group class evaluation. We perform this to ensure that everyone and their pups are safe in a group class setting.


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!

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

About Dogology University

Dogology University is a professional canine training service located in Canton, MI that specializes in focused-based techniques. We have a variety of established Board and Train programs as well as group dog training classes for puppies and adult dogs. Drawing on 10+ years of military working dog experience, we have the experience and knowledge to handle a variety of dog behavior issues such as separation anxiety, fearfulness, aggression and general disobedience.

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

Dogology University: Michigan’s only focus-based dog trainer


We are not a university that happens to train dogs, we are not dog trainers offering an elective class. We are Michigan’s only focus-based dog trainer university; our curriculum is built on decades of research and science, with a full understanding of how every part of your pet’s brain works.

Be involved with your dog’s training, and get professional guidance and results.

Dogology University is the premiere dog training facility of its kind in Canton, MI. We offer a wide range of services to help you train your beloved pet effectively and humanely. Whether you are interested in puppy training or simply want to learn how to better communicate with your existing canine companion, Dogology University has the solution for you!

Why Train With Dogology?

Many dog owners don’t consider training their dogs until it’s too late. A lack of proper socialization and training can cause a number of negative behaviors in your pooch that are difficult, if not impossible, to control later. That’s why it is best to start training as early as possible. At Dogology University, we offer a combination of dog training services that are designed to save you time while getting the best results. 

You might be unsure about how to get started with training your dog. Maybe your pup is extremely energetic, disobedient, or simply doesn’t listen when you speak. Regardless of why you need help in training your dog, it’s important to remember that all dogs and owners are different. That’s why we offer a variety of training options to ensure that you get the best possible results.

Dogology University is your ideal choice when it comes to board and train because we have over 10 years of experience in animal behavior and K9 handling. The Dogology University team includes experienced professionals who are highly trained in a variety of areas such as basic obedience, advanced obedience, separation anxiety, aggression issues, and more. 

Puppy play session time with Duke, Scout, Rio, and Piper 🥰

*You will notice during play sessions that we usually have 2 to 4 students in a session together.
This is so we can keep our student teacher ratios 2 to 1. Also so that we have as much control over a play session as possible for maximum fun and safety everytime! Small play groups are safer for our students and that's the biggest priority for Dogology, for our boarding, training, and daycare students!

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Rio working on loose leash walking, look at that adorable puppy focus 😍
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Good morning 🙂 We are getting right to work with our students, Turbo is working on his sit with distance, place, and increasing his time in the down position.
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Hey guys! Our grand opening is Monday 1/24 at 1:30pm, we would love to see you as we officially open up our first location in Canton, Mi for puppy kisses and pizza 🥰

(please enjoy this candid photo of Matt going to lunch 😂 )
#cantonmi #michigandogtraining

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Turbo on week two chirping for attention and doing some good sits 🤗
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This floofy girly is Miss Samantha, she is also in a four week boarding school program 💙 ...

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Mr. Rio, the fiesta black lab puppy, is always up and ready to go to work 💙 This is a pup who needs the mental stimulation from training as well as some physical exercise to feel complete by the end of the day!
#blacklab #puppies

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This adorable little man is also in the middle of his four week boarding school, everybody meet Turbo 😊🏎
#samoyedpuppy #samoyed

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Tucker says happy Monday, he is up and ready to get this week going 💙

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This cutie patootie (yes, you can quote me on that 😉) is Mr. Dash. He is small but mighty and love everyone and everything. He is also a little wiggle butt, so he had to be picked up this time, hopefully as he progresses through his boarding school program, I can snap a photo of him solo.
#puppy #puppylove

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Um, whose the cutest little lump on a log? Duke! The whole team is in love with the cutie's sweet personality 🥰
#goldenretriever #goldrenretrieverpuppy

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Miss Nova's owner rescued her a few months ago and is an older gentleman who would like Nova to be a little easier to bring places with him. She is usually smiling most of the day ☺
#husky #huskylove

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Izzy is not a fan of the cold 🥶 Even for the few minutes it took me to get this 😂

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Piper has come to us with extreme anxiety, she stood very nicely for this picture for a moment, and is slowly starting to come around 💙 ...

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