Training Options

Private Lessons

If your dog has a specific problem not covered in classes, classes are full, or you are unable to attend classes, private one-on-one lessons are available by appointment. The trainer will meet with you and your dog to discuss your situation and how best to modify the undesirable behavior, or to teach a desired one.
  • Behavior Modification: This type of lesson focuses on correcting a problem behavior, such as anxiety, aggression, or possessiveness, or teaching a new behavior such as Service Dog tasks. These lessons are done by our Senior Trainers, Kristine and Amanda. (Please note, if you specifically request a Senior Trainer for a different type of private lesson, Behavior Modification prices still apply.)

    • Consultation (first visit) - $60
    • Per hour (repeat visit) - $40
    • 8 visit package - $280

  • Private or Semi-Private Obedience: These lessons are for those who can't make classes, have a dog or human who needs a slower or faster pace than the average student, or just any other case where group learning or daycare doesn't fit. These lessons are typically scheduled with one of our Adjunct Trainers, April, Barb, or Megan.

    • Per Hour (Private) - $30
    • Per Hour (Semi-Private) - $25
    • 4 visit package (Private) - $100
    • 4 visit package (Semi-Private) - $80

  • In-Home Visits: In-home lessons are somewhat limited by location, and may include a mileage fee if outside the Bay City area.

    • Add $15 to the applicable lesson type above
    • Mileage fee if more than 30 Minutes away

Daycare, School, and Bootcamp

How Daycare Works:

Our Doggy Daycare runs similar to a human daycare/preschool. Drop off your four-legged child on your way into work in the morning, and pick them up on your way home. During the day they will play with the other dogs and engage in daily activities or schooling with our trainers and caretakers. In addition to going home tired, dogs gain valuable social skills and practice their manners. We have a 4,600 square foot facility, a huge exercise yard, and a warehouse next door used for cold weather exercise and sports!

All new daycare/school clients must begin with an Orientation day. Please call or stop by to get vet record and contact information paperwork BEFORE scheduling an Orientation day.

Note: Must call ahead before each visit (unless on a reoccurring package). Package visits do not expire, can be split between multiple dogs, and do not have to be used successively.

All levels of daycare include access to a personal customer portal where you can schedule visits and pay online, as well as view pictures and notes about your dog's visit.
  • Orientation Day - $20
School (SCH)

The most "bang" for your buck! School visits include a full hour of one-on-one attention with the trainers, a detailed curriculum workbook to track progress, access to our online training videos, and free private lessons to make sure you and your dog get the most out of the program.

All new dogs start out at the school level after their Orientation day, and may choose to downgrade as they acheive their training goals. SCH dogs may request any enrichment activities, as well as basic-advanced obedience, potty training, sports, or tricks! (We've even learned German commands for Schutzund dogs, and sign language for deaf ones!)

If you are unsure what training method is right for you, SCH will cover pretty much anything except Posessiveness, Anxiety, or Aggression.
  • Per Visit - $35
  • 10 visit package - $330 ($33 per day)
  • 20 visit package - $620 ($31 per day)
  • *FREE PRIVATE LESSON after 4 visits
  • *FREE CLASS after 20 visits
Behavior Bootcamp

This level is for dogs specifically requiring work with strangers, seperation anxiety, or minor aggression. It includes everything listed in the "School" tier, but rather than focusing on basic obedience, dogs will go for field trips with Amanda, meet people at drop off and pickup, focus on doggy social skills and overcoming seperation or general anxiety.

Before starting bootcamp, it's a good idea to meet with either Kristine or Amanda beforehand to make sure your dog is ready for this step. Some dogs require private training first before jumping into the daycare setting.
  • Per Visit - $40
  • 10 visit package - $380 ($38 per day)
  • 20 visit package - $720 ($36 per day)
  • *FREE PRIVATE LESSON after 4 visits
  • *FREE CLASS after 20 visits
Daycare Deluxe (DCD)

Has your dog reached all their SCH goals, but you still want them to get the most fun out of their daycare visit possible? Then maybe it's time to drop down to Daycare Deluxe. At this level, your dog still gets their full hour of enrichment activities or training practice, but you get a slight discount as it's no longer necessary to keep strict track of their training progress. Instead of bringing their workbook back and forth, each visit you'll get an activity report in your customer portal with notes or pictures about their day.

  • Per Visit - $30
  • 10 visit package - $280 ($28 per day)
  • 20 visit package - $520 ($26 per day)
Daycare (DC)

"Daycare" is for dogs who have graduated School but still want to come play on a regular basis. Daycare includes 30 minutes of activity time each visit. Earn 10% off this level for passing your CGC test!
  • Per Visit - $22
  • 10 visit package - $210 ($21 per day)
  • 20 visit package - $400 ($20 per day)
Boarding School

Boarding is offered as a convenience to our daycare and school clients only. No outside boarding clients accepted without first undergoing Orientation and at least 2 day visits.

Boarding School is an excellent option for dogs who live too far away to make a daily commute, dogs who need the fastest "turn-around time", or dogs who have had a bad experience with a boarding facility in the past and are in need of rehabilitation.
  • Weekday boarding = Daycare Tier Price + $10 a night
  • Weekend or Holiday boarding = $16 a day


Special Needs Grooming

We specialize in grooming dogs that need extra care with handling (aggressive). We only accept one dog in at a time and charge by the hour, but will charge by the half hour as well. Note that our primary goal when working with grooming dogs is to improve their behavior when grooming, more so than finishing quickly or making sure they look perfect. For example, if a dog is panicking over nail trims, the goal during their session is to do one or two quick snips on each nail, and reward each time so they walk away with a positive experience. Their nails may not end up as smooth or as short as possible, because we'll end the session based on how well they're doing verses how 'finished' their nails are. Done correctly, the dog will do better each visit, and the quality of the nail trim will improve each time.
  • 1/2 hour - $15
  • 1 hour - $20
  • Nails only (no grooming) - $10

Building Rental

Our 6,0000 sq ft warehouse and 12,000 sq ft agility yard are available for doggie birthday parties, private club training, Show-N-Go, dog shows, and more!
  • Per Hour - $20
  • Weekend (Sat/Sun) - $200
  • Including Outside Yard - add $100
  • Yard only - $5 per hour per household