At The Dog Wizard Grand Rapids, MI, there is nothing we understand better than dogs, and there is nothing dogs understand better than our unique training programs, which are designed to fit your dog’s behavior, specific issues, age, and history. We know that obedience and good behavior are not only desirable traits for you to see in your dog, but they are essential to your furry friend’s happiness. Better behavior means more freedoms, and more freedoms mean more fun, more adventure, and being a more integral part of the family.

The goal of our training is to create happy and confident dogs who know what we need from them and are equally happy to be part of a working and balanced relationship with their families.  We also strongly believe dogs have innate needs that must be met for them to feel balanced. What this means is dogs like to socialize, think, problem solve, and use their instincts, and if not allowed to do this and forced to be a “human” it makes them act in ways that are not natural or balanced.

We believe that every dog is unique and every client faces their own set of challenges unique to their life; in order to effectively prescribe a solution for you, we ask that you set up a time for a consultation so that we can get to know you and your dog better.

All of our dog trainers at The Dog Wizard come to you with the knowledge, technique, and passion for what they do that enables them to understand the best and proven methods for training your dog. After your initial consultation with your personal dog trainer, they will sit down with you and discuss the best methods of training, the pros and cons of each, and which one we believe to be the best choice for your specific dog and your expectations.

Puppy Programs

Raise your puppy right! Prevent problems from starting and enroll in our Puppy Program today!

A new puppy coming into your home means you’ll get to enjoy plenty of furry cuddles and laugh at some funny antics. It also means you need to start planning how you’ll train the puppy. Trying to look up methods on the internet can prove challenging because everyone has a different method.

The dog trainers at The Dog Wizard Grand Rapids, MI understand the challenges that come with bringing home a new puppy, whether your pup is a rescue dog or one you purchased. As the premier dog training company in the Grand Rapids area, we’re ready to show you why using our proven methods can help your dog have the best chance of success with the training.

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Private Lessons

Sometimes we need some one-on-one time to reach our goals. Let us help you achieve them today!

We love our job and we are passionate about seeing the transformation in both owner and dog when they learn to work together. While we can teach your dog almost anything, it ultimately comes down to your (and your family’s) relationship with your furry friend. With our private dog training lessons, we not only teach your dog the skills it needs to improve their life, but we teach you, your spouse, your kids, and anyone else how to best use those skills so you can learn and grow together in your training journey.

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Board & Training

Don’t have time to get your dog on the right track? Let us get you Jumpstarted today!

Board and train programs are sort of like summer camp!

Your dog will spend their time learning all basic commands, life skills, and most importantly how to relax! We then proof those skills in every possible environment. Your dog will have tons of fun going out to the parks, shopping centers, and being engaged in activities that allow success, encouragement and a positive outlet for better behavior. We will spend time working through any issues that are unique to your dog. Just because we taught your dog how to make better choices and how to listen to their impulses doesn’t mean they want to do those things for you. Training you is just as important as training your dog! When your dog comes home, we will bring your dog home and teach you all the new and improved skills they have learned. We will ensure that you and your family members have the same level of success that we have achieved with your dog. Then it will be up to you to continue helping your dog grow in their skills. Training is a life time commitment so we are committed to our clients with life time support through our Support Group for Graduates!

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Life Time Support

Owning a dog is life time commitment. Our commitment to our graduates is Life Time Support!

Training is a lifelong commitment to your dog and we are committed to you!

The success of your dog depends on the commitment of your follow through after graduation. We not only teach your dog the skills it needs to be well-behaved, but we teach you, your spouse, your kids, and anyone else how to best use those skills so you can have a long, healthy, and happy relationship with your dog. We will give you all the tools necessary to make things clear and simple to make sure everything sticks long term. While we have taught your dog a foundation, it ultimately comes down to your (and your family’s) relationship with your furry friend to ensure your new and improved family member continues to improve.

Support Group Class

This is our way of saying….we are here to help you for the long haul!

We are here to support you and our promise to our graduates is lifetime support through our Support Class. Upon graduation, you will begin coming to our weekly group class once your dog has completed their training. These classes are designed to reinforce your dog’s skills in high distraction settings and provide a forum for continued support for our clients.

Class is held in different area locations which are listed weekly in our Events Calendar and we highly encourage people to come as much as they like for the rest of their dog’s life! WE consider our clients part of our Dog Wizard Family and look forward to seeing all of our graduates at Group Class each week!

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