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"We loved the classes & are excited about becoming a therapy dog! We appreciate all Melissa's work to help us get there!" - Veronica

"Melissa is an awesome trainer. Our dog is changed completely for the better."-Jennifer

"Melissa does a great job explaining the lessons and working with the dogs."- Melodi

"I loved the class. Melissa is great, very helpful, and overall a great trainer."-Kayla

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Welcome! I hope what's brought you to my site is the fact that your looking for a new dog or are looking to get some help for your dog!Located in South Bend and serving the entire Michiana area including South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger, Goshen, La Porte, and Benton Harbor we are the only Certified Professional Dog Trainer & Dog Behaviorist in St. Joseph County! Offering Grooming & boarding services as well we have the potential to help you and your pet every step of the way! Please feel free to browse the site and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Wouldn't it be great if your dog didn't...
Jump on visitors?
Get in the garbage?
Eliminate indoors?
Pull on a leash?
Chew up inappropriate items?

Imagine if your dog...
Sat at the door every time visitors came?
Could walk on a loose leash with you and
enjoy a stroll around the block?
Learned to eliminate outdoors?
Only chewed appropriate items?

Did you just get a new puppy and need advice over the first few days? Would you like a well-behaved Therapy or Service Dog? We certainly have the dog obedience, puppy classes, and therapy dog classes to help you achieve this and so much more!

ALL of our classes are filling extremely quickly. Click here for our schedule and click here to sign-up!

Didn't get a chance to catch us on WSBT for National Train Your Dog Month? Click here to view the live recording!



*Puppy ~ Advance Obedience Classes
*Private Lessons
*Group Lessons
*In-home Training
*Aggression Rehab
*CGC/TDI Testing & Classes

...and more!





Full-Service Grooming for your dog!
*Bath & Brush
*Nails trimmed
*Ears cleaned

...and more!


Pet Sitting


*Pet Sitting offered in the comfort of my own home
*Flexible pick-up and drop off times
*Dogs are out interacting and socializing in a family home
*We care for them the same as we care for our own pets
*This is on limited availability, priority given to those dogs currently attending or have attended classes.




Contact me to schedule your dog!



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