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Serving Western Michigan

Macatawa Dog Training

Bettering the Bond between pet and pet parent 

through training and enrichment.

Training Options


There are many different options when it comes to training. We like to customize the training to you and suggest starting with an evaluation so we can come up with the best plan for you and your dog to succeed.

Private In-Home Training

Private dog training is a great way for you and your dog to become fluent in a system of communication. We can work on specific issues and correct behavior that may be affecting your dogs potential for success. We will work on your specific needs and the best part is we offer private lessons in your home. Private packages pricing varies based on specific needs and location.

Group Classes

Training your dog from the very beginning is a crucial step in achieving a lifetime of positive, balanced and happy behavior. Macatawa Dog Training group Classes are the first step in molding your fur friend into the dog you want for the future.

Group classes are held every month dates and times may vary.

Behavior Modification

If your dog normally well behaved but just started having some strange issues, then we are here to help! Ranging from Potty training, barking, jumping, nipping, food aggression and possession aggression, we have helped people and dogs get to the bottom of their issues and helped create a pleasant pet and pet parent experience. These sessions are usually every couple weeks as its harder to break habits!

Board and Train

Our boarding school is a great way to get your dog become the best pet he/she can be. This in-depth program allows our dog trainers to work with your pooch on any ​specific issues you might be struggling with. We start by mastering the basics of obedience and work up to more advanced skills from there. In this program your dog will be challenged to focus on listening skills, while being exposed to outside stimuli. After our Board and Train, we teach you how to communicate and interact in a positive way with 1-3 private lessons.

All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful,

The Lord God made them all.

Erin is amazing! She has been wonderful suggesting solutions to any training concerns we have. We really appreciate her positive attitude and encouragement.

- Jannet Pinkham

Erin is AMAZING! Her energy is calm and positive. She was wonderful with my aussie, who doesn't care for strangers. They were friends by the end of the first session!

- Jennifer Wassink



Building a Stronger Bond

Through private training sessions, your bond and connection with your dog will strengthen immensely. We will teach you how to communicate properly with your dog, which will increase their engagement with you.


You will work to strengthen basic to advanced obedience (depending on the training you choose) with new exercises, practices and commands. If you put in the work, you will see improvement in your dog's overall behavior.

Diminishing Distractions

As you work on your dog's overall obedience, he/she will become desensitized and accustom to distractions while you are training. This includes other dogs, moving objects, loud noises, strangers and crowds.

Enhanced Confidence

You, as well as your dog, will experience a boost in confidence as you go through your training. Training not only helps to raise your dog's self-esteem, but it will also allow you to grow into being a more confident handler and owner. This gives you better control of your dog in all sorts of situations.

Proper Handling

Our training lessons and classes will build you and your dogs on leash skills, while also preparing them to begin off leash control - if that's something you are working towards.


Socializing your dog in their life will expose them to new experiences, You and your dog can explore and experiment with behaviors in a safe, guided environment with our supervision. We can also point out any negative tendencies or unwanted behaviors that we see and help you to correct them before they become a habit. 


We take pride in what we do and because of that we make sure that MDT is the best it can be! We are professional Members of the APDT as well as pet CPR Certified! (Lets hope we never have to use it!)

Yes we are bonded and insured for everyone's protection, including your pet! Always make sure the Dog Trainer or Pet Sitter you use has proper insurance!






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