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.

It all starts with our Free Training Evaluation. Meeting you and your dog gives our professional dog trainers the opportunity to understand your specific goals and answer any questions that you have about our training programs whether it's our Manners Sessions or a completely customized Canine Training package including overnight stays and individualize lessons.

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

 

Training a dog

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

Manners Sessions

While your dog is here for boarding, daycare or grooming, our staff will reinforce basic manners with repetition and lots of positive reinforcement.  Daily lessons may include a variety of learned behaviors including sit, come, attention work, impulse control, leash manners and more.  The more often your pet participates in our Manners Program, the further advanced they will become.

 

Canine Training

We customize a training package with overnight stays.  Individualized lesson plans may include recall, sit, down, off, no jumping, no pulling and much more based on each dog’s progress and abilities.  Our programs are reward-based with lots of positive reinforcement and repetition.  We will properly fit your dog with appropriate equipment and provide instructional information so that you may continue to reinforce at home.

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

Training Contract

Please download our Training Contract for all dogs attending training.