Good dog!

There are few things as fun and rewarding as having a dog in your life. Our goal is to ensure you have a healthy, lifelong bond with yours by providing you the knowledge, skills and ongoing support to create a happy, confident and well-mannered member of your family.
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In-home training for a dog like yours.

Every dog has a different personality and temperament—our programs are specialized to fit you and your dog's individual needs with private one-on-one training sessions in your home. This highly effective approach allows us to address problems directly in your dog's own environment where behavior problems often occur or begin, catching inconsistencies early in the training process. You will not only learn how to train your dog, but also how your dog learns and thinks.

The whole picture

We begin with an in-home evaluation to assess your dog and their unique situation. This allows our Behavior Consultants to pinpoint the source of behavior problems and work accordingly. Our training philosophy demands that owners gain the knowledge to strengthen the bond with their dog through leadership and training, as well as the theories and methods to understand, solve and prevent behavior problems.
Communication is key.

Obedience training

Obedience training helps to create happy, confident and well-mannered dogs, who in turn are trusted with more freedom and interaction. We use positive reinforcement training methods tapping into your dog's natural desire for your love and affection, working with you without using shock collars or clickers. This allows you to use the obedience in everyday situations, teaching your dog desired alternatives. We teach you how to train your dog to COME, SIT, HEEL, DOWN, SIT-STAY, DOWN-STAY and more on-leash. We also offer advanced off-leash training for clients wanting to train to the next level.

Solve & prevent.

Behavior Modification

There are many reasons why dogs display inappropriate behaviors. Understanding the source of the problems and making the appropriate changes is the key to turning them around. We address all contributing factors, showing you how to avoid and redirect unwanted behaviors such as:

  • Jumping
  • Mouthing
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Escaping
  • Barking
  • Stealing food
  • Housebreaking
  • Excitability
  • Anxiety
  • Aggression
  • and more
Building confidence.

Socialization

Socializing your dog is a very important part of any training. This helps to increase your dog's confidence and desensitize them to everyday distractions, teaching them how to behave in public. Once you've mastered obedience commands at home, the next step is to apply your training in a social setting, teaching your dog how to behave around many "real life" distractions. A Behavior Consultant is present to help you every step of the way at our ongoing Socializing Groups. Group obedience is an integral part of the training process—we strongly urge our clients to participate in as many sessions as possible.

programs to get you there

In-Home:
Dog Training for Life

A client favorite, our comprehensive program first provides a solid foundation at home, followed by ongoing support at our weekly Socializing Groups.

Puppy Training

For early learning, socialization & preventing behavior issues, start your puppy as young as 8 weeks old in-home with Puppy Jumpstart, or 3 months old at our Puppy Pre K-9 class.

Group Classes
& Socializing Groups

Our classes in Livonia, Canton & Westland can help you get the basics down, or advance your dog's confidence and responsiveness in a social setting.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Trainers are fully vaccinated and wear masks indoors. Classes are set up to maintain 6-foot distancing, and we ask that masks be worn at indoor classes. If you are ill, have any symptoms, think you may have been exposed or have tested positive COVID-19, DO NOT attend class/sessions and notify us immediately so we can take the necessary measures.

From our clients

Client Testimonails

The trainers at PRO K-9 are incredible and truly understand the mind of a dog. We had previously worked with another dog trainer in the area with our dog, Bodie, but the results just were not there. PRO K-9 uses methods and techniques that make sense, are easy to incorporate into your daily life, and are long lasting. Bodie is very reactive with other dogs, so the socialization classes are as good as gold.

Bodie, Robyn & JP Ypsilanti, MI
Client Testimonails

Thank you PRO K-9! I reached out because Rosie was a rescue and had started to show some fear/anxiety aggression. Rosie is so clearly more confident and looks to us when she's nervous instead of acting out. I can't say enough good things about PRO K-9 and Jen as a trainer. Rosie's and our lives are forever changed for the better!

Rosie, Emily & Eva Wixom, MI
Client Testimonails

Tina has worked with Reggie and really turned him around! Reggie is a highly reactive Olde English Bulldogge rescue. She has trained him to walk calmly, not to pull and pay attention to whoever is walking him. She's done this with patience and love! Tina is always approachable and helps with any issues we have with Reggie.

Reggie & Wandy Taylor, MI
Client Testimonails

I have a 16 month old labradoodle. He's always happy and full of love. He's also extremely energetic, confident, head strong and was difficult to train. I'm so happy that I met Tina and Jen because they helped me to get through the difficult training period. They genuinely love and care for dogs. They are knowledgeable, consistent, persistent. They care about the pet owner's too and they always had my back.

Finn & Phyllis Canton, MI
Client Testimonails

We noticed changes in Izzy almost right away. Tina has helped not just Izzy, but all of us with our confidence, and it continues to grow each week. Our training with Tina has helped us become more comfortable with bringing Izzy to social events, because Izzy’s anxieties are becoming easier to maintain. We couldn’t be any happier with the results.

Izzy, Halie & James Detroit, MI
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