TheLearningDog Academy


Delores loves working with people and their pups. She’s witnessed first hand the joy that furry companions bring to our lives. She’s also seen how misunderstanding leads to unhappiness for person and pet. Blending her passion for the human-canine relationship with her professional, personal and volunteer experience, she’s ready to put her expertise to work for you and your pup!

Delores is the founder of Learning Dog Academy. She lives in Brighton, MI with her husband and canine companions – Roadie, Moonie, and Ursa, kitties - Oliver and Rosie, and a flock of hens.  



  • Certified Dog Trainer – Karen Pryor Academy, MA

  • Applied Animal Behavior Certificate - University of Washington

  • Certified Fear Free Trainer

  • Masters of Arts, Communication – Michigan State University, MI


Mandy has a heart for all creatures! When she's not teaching her fabulous canines new things, she's busy working

with bunnies, hamsters and more. Mandy has a unique ability to engage with and motivate pets (dogs, cats and

exotics) to learn, explore and gain confidence.  Mandy shares her life with 3 amazing canines - Kiba, Fenric and Annie,

several well mannered cage free rabbits and a newly acquired rescue hamster. 

Alyssa's enthusiasm for helping dogs reach their potential is contagious! When a homeless, sick, scared little

Pittie pup wound up in her home, she said "challenge accepted." Today, Koda is healthy, well mannered and

confident. Taking his cue from Allyssa, Koda now loves puzzles, training games and adventuring with his best

human friend. 

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