Professional Dog Training in Niles, MI

Do you dream of a dog who walks calmly on the leash? Comes when you call? Greets your guests without jumping? At Bittersweet Pet Resort, these dreams can be reality!

Our certified training staff know the ins-and-outs of canine behavior. We use this important knowledge to design a customized training program for your specific situation, goals and challenges. Our dynamic approach helps your dog understand his role in the family and leads to better harmony and respect.

Proven and Positive Techniques

Every dog is different, and so is every dog training program at Bittersweet Pet Resort. Our knowledgeable trainers assess your dog’s learning style, keeping your training goals in mind, to map out a personalized plan based on proven techniques. A Labrador can learn very differently from a Frenchie. Each of our trainers has experience with various positive-focused training methods, so we can train your dog in the ways he responds to best. This leads to better results, no matter your dog’s age or breed.

Our multi-faceted approach is meant to satisfy three main goals:

  1. To train your dog to respond to verbal commands in a positive way
  2. To teach you and your family how to reinforce training in the home and beyond
  3. And to equip you with the resources needed for ongoing success, including phone support and tools after your training is complete

Quality training unlocks the best possible friendship with your dog. Let us help you get there!

Group of dogs being trained

Free Training Evaluation!

Because of the personalized nature of our training programs, we encourage new attendees and their pet parents to attend a Free Training Evaluation ahead of their first session. This gives our trainers a chance to meet you and your dog, assess your specific goals, and answer all your questions. We’ll give you a tour of our facility, show you a demonstration of our process, and help choose the training program that’s right for your schedule. These valuable evaluations help you get off on the right foot (or paw!) with your customized training plan. Call today to book your free evaluation!

Dog laying down during training

DOG TRAINING OPTIONS

At Bittersweet Pet Resort, we offer a variety of training platforms to suit your busy schedule and individual needs. You might even benefit from a mix of several options! Here’s an overview of our dog training offerings:

Group Classes. These weekly classes are directed by a certified trainer according to a proven curriculum, from obedience to behavior modification to puppy socialization. Our classes are constantly rotating and enrolling, so call today to find out more and reserve your spot!

Puppy Class. We offer special classes just for puppies, providing everything they need to get a good start as your new family member. These classes include an introduction to obedience, house manners, loose-leash walking, and socialization with other puppies.

Lodge & Learn. Turn a stay in at Bittersweet Pet Resort into a fun canine training camp! While your pup enjoys everything our award-winning lodging has to offer, we’ll provide comprehensive training lessons each day, fine-tuned especially to your specific training goals.

FREE TRAINING EVALUATION!

Because of the personalized nature of our training programs, we encourage new attendees and their pet parents to attend a Free Training Evaluation ahead of their first session. This gives our trainers a chance to meet you and your dog, assess your specific goals, and answer all your questions. We’ll give you a tour of our facility, show you a demonstration of our process, and help choose the training program that’s right for your schedule. These valuable evaluations help you get off on the right foot (or paw!) with your customized training plan. Call today to book your free evaluation!

What are the Benefits of Training at Bittersweet Pet Resort?

In addition to honing your dog’s skills & manners, professional training at Bittersweet Pet Resort offers valuable experiences to enrich your life with your dog.

  • Trained dogs understand their place in the household and are proven to be overall more happy, confident, and eager to please.
  • Training with your dog offers a unique and important bonding experience that strengthens your understanding of and love for one another.
  • Professional-quality training reduces stress in the family caused by mischievous canine behavior or misunderstandings. In fact, part of our training program is getting the whole family involved in the process with at-home reinforcement exercises.
  • Well-trained dogs are generally safer. They’re less likely to run away, ignore you when you call, or pull the leash away from you. No more driving the neighborhood calling for Fido!
  • The skills you learn in training at Bittersweet Pet Resort are yours forever. When you get your next furry family member, you’ll have a solid foundation in canine perspective and training to get you started.
Dog getting Canine Good Citizen Ribbon