Dog Training in Northern Michigan

Choosing the proper dog training method is an important decision to make when it comes to your dog. Each dog has a different learning style, personality, and optimal learning environment - just like we do!

At Dogs World North in Northern Michigan we provide Dog Training Classes and 1-on-1 Training so you can choose the best option for you and for your dog. We teach the importance of balance, companionship, bonding, and focus on trust - not control.

Dog Training Classes

Whether you have a new puppy in need of basic training or your dog needs a refresher, the certified staff at Dogs World North provide exceptional training classes that focus on cultivating trust and companionship between you and your dog. Our classes teach you what to do, why it's important, and how to create a lifelong bond with your canine companion. Classes take place on either Tuesdays or Thursdays, last for 6 weeks, and your dog will receive a certificate upon completion! For class dates, check out our Events page.

Class List

  • Free Behavior Assessment Clinic -  Bring your dog and any "problem" behaviors, our trained staff will evaluate him and give some "solving" tips and provide you with information and advice on a game plan to correct your problems.  Space is limited, please call to reserve your spot.
  • Confident Canine 1: This class teaches basic obedience. Your dog will learn commands such as "sit", "down", "come", "stay", and "off", as well as how to walk on a leash.
  • Confident Canine 2: In Confident Canine 2, we will revisit and solidify all of the basic commands covered in Confident Canine 1. We'll also learn some new commands, like "play nice", "leave it", "no bark", etc. Additionally, we'll learn to walk in the "heel" position, "sit front", "sit side", "back up", and extended "stays" in the "sit" and "down" positions. We'll work on giving all of these commands from a distance.
  • First Aid: Learn how to take care of minor emergencies, bandaging techniques and CPR.  This class includes a first aid kit to take home.
  • Scent Work: Canine scent work is a fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs.  We will build on each dogs natural instinct to hunt, and teach them to trust their own scenting abilities. 

1-on-1 Dog Training

In some cases it's easier for dogs to focus and be trained in a one-on-one atmosphere. Our popular 1-on-1 Dog Training program is personalized to match the needs and personality of you and your dog and will give you the confidence to eventually join a group class. 1-on-1 Dog Training focuses on behavior modification and provides a setting in which he/she can have optimal concentration on learning. We recommend 1-on-1 Dog Training for dogs with behavior problems that have been learned and need to be unlearned. 1-on-1 Dog Training at Dogs World North is available for all levels of learning, basic through advanced.

Board and Train

Our Board & Train program allows your dog to have 1-on-1 Dog Training while he/she stays at our facility. The program lasts for 6 weeks and is personalized to meet the needs of you and your dog. This provides a focused, distraction-free setting in which your dog can learn and retain necessary skills. The price of the Board and Train program includes exit sessions.

Want More Information?

For price estimates and more information about our dog training programs please contact Dogs World North at 231.582.5800 or email us at We offer dog training in Charlevoix, Petoskey, East Jordan, Boyne City, Walloon Lake, and the Greater Northern Michigan area.

To apply for a program, please fill out and submit our Registration Form and we will contact you for an hour-long Temperament Test.


Boyne City | Charlevoix | Petoskey | East Jordan | Walloon Lake | Greater Northern Michigan