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Training solutions for every dog...
because all dogs need training!

Puppy Manners: 10-24 weeks

Adolescent Antics: 6 mos - 2 yrs

Drop-In manners: 6 mos and older

Loose Leash Walking

and more!


In your Home

At our Facility

In the Community

Customized training that meets your dogs needs!

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Hello! Welcome to The Learning Dog Academy! We're excited to work with you and your dog! We've created this orientation video to prepare you for your first group class. Maybe you're just curious about what we do - this video is for you, too. 

2023 Fall Session


Loose Leash Walking & Recall - ​​​​​Leash manners and recall are common challenges for dogs. This popular class focuses on leash manners and recall only.  ​Class size limited to 4 dogs/handlers.

  • Tuesdays @ 7:30 PM Sept 5 - Oct 3: 5 classes/$195

  • Wednesdays @ 6 PM Sept 6 - Oct 4: 5 classes/$195

Puppy Manners - ​​​​​For puppies 10-24 weeks, this class focuses on basic manners and socialization. ​Class size limited to 6 dogs/handlers.

  • Saturdays @ 10 AM Sept 9 - Oct 7: 5 classes/$175

Adolescent Antics -  For dogs 6-24 months, adolescence is a challenging time for you and your pup! This class focuses on impulse control, dealing with distractions, and improving overall manners.​ Class size limited to 6 dogs/handlers.​

  • Saturdays @11:30 AM Sept 9 - Oct 7: 5 classes/$175

AARF (Aggressive, Anxious, Reactive, Fearful Dogs) Support Group - People living with dogs that have behavior problems, such as aggression, anxiety, reactivity, and fear, can feel isolated, frustrated, and hopeless. The second Monday of each month at 7 PM is set aside for you. AARF is a safe place for you to connect with others who understand what you're going through with your dog. AARF is for people only. Make sure your dog has a safe spot with a delicious treat or stuffed Kong to work on while you join us for AARF. AARF is free and open to anyone living with an AARF dog. Registration is required.

NEW! Drop-In Manners - (dogs 6 mos. and older) Unable to commit to class for 5-weeks in a row? Does your schedule vary from week to week? Drop-In Manners is the solution! Drop-In classes are offered 3 times each week. You can choose which classes to attend based on your schedule and your dog's needs. All levels - beginner, intermediate, and advanced skills are taught in each class, allowing you to master skills that are most important to you. 

How it works: You can purchase a single class or packages of 5, 10, or 15 classes. Once you've purchased your package, you can attend any Drop-In class. You may attend a single class or multiple classes to attend each week. As always, our group classes are limited to 6 dogs. Registration at least 24 hours prior to the class you'd like to attend is required. 5-class package/$180        10-class package/$344     15-class package/$480

Drop-In Classes by Topic

Attention & Focus

Giving Attention

Coming When Called



Polite Walking

Capturing & Shaping Games


Out in Public

Giving Attention

Polite Walking





Wait/Let's go


Name Game

Capturing & Shaping Games


Drop-In Schedule

Tuesday's @ 6 PM

Sept 5 - Attention

Sept 12 - Self Control

Sept 19 - Communicating

Sept 26 - Teamwork

Oct 3 - Out in Public

Oct 10 -  Attention

Oct 17 - Self Control

Oct 24 - Communicating

Oct 31- Teamwork

Nov 7 - Out in Public

Nov 14 - Attention

Nov 21 - NO CLASS

Nov 28 - Self Control

Dec 5 - Communicating

Dec 12 - Teamwork

Dec 19 - Out in Public

Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM

Sept 6  - Public

Sept 13 - Attention

Sept 20 – Self-control

Sept 27 - Communicating

Oct 4 – Teamwork

Oct 11 – Public

Oct 18 – Attention

Oct 25 – Self-control

Nov 1 – Communicating

Nov 8 – Teamwork

Nov 15 – Public

Nov 22 - NO CLAS

Nov 29 – Attention

Dec 6 – Self-control

Dec 13 – Communicating

Dec 20 - Teamwork

Saturday's @ 1 PM

Sept 9 - Teamwork

Sept 16 - Public

Sept 23 - Attention

Sept 30 – Self-control

Oct 7 - Communicating

Oct 14 - Teamwork

Oct 21 - Public

Oct 28 – Attention

Nov 4 – Self-control

Nov 11 - Communicating

Nov 18 - NO CLASS

Nov 25 - NO CLASS

Dec 2 - Teamwork

Dec 9 - Public

Dec 16 - Attention

Dec 23 – Self-control

Private Training & Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification & Training w/Delores

1.5-hour Behavior Consultation $250

1-hour session $150

6- sessions package/$600

Delores travels to all of Livingston and Washtenaw counties or will meet clients at our Whitmore Lake facility. Delores provides virtual training for clients outside of her travel area. 

Training w/Alyssa

1-hour session $90

6-sessions package/$459

Alyssa travels to Brighton, Ann Arbor, Canton, Plymouth & Ypsilanti or will meet clients at our Whitmore Lake facility.


Training w/ Hanna

1-hour session $90

6-sessions package/$459

Hanna travels to Brighton, Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti or will meet clients at our Whitmore Lake facility.

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