All of our classes are taught using the principles of positive reinforcement, using the clicker method. See http://www.woofology.com/whyclicker.html for Q&A's about clicker training, and http://www.video.clickertraining.com/free-01 for a short video clip.
For more information on each of our classes, please click on the following links:
Puppy; Intermediate; Greyhound Only; Advanced
Companion Special Class Package: Purchase your Puppy Class and Intermediate class together and enjoy a $20.00 savings!
Please call 248-244-1372
to enroll in a class or if you would like to stop by and observe a
- Participants must pre-register to guarantee a spot in class. Please call 248.244.1372 to register
- Flat buckle collars, and harnesses are allowed
- Choke chains/collars, pinch/prong collars or shock collars are not allowed in our facility
- Students must supply Trainers Academy, LLC with current veterinary records including:
- DHPP (+/- Lepto) (Puppies are required to have a minimum of 2 in the series for puppy class)
- Fecal check current within 90 days of the class start date. **NOTE: If your pup is taking medication to treat a parasite/s, they may attend class as long as you bring a copy of proof of treatment provided by your veterinarian.
- Rabies (Required only for dogs 6 months of age and older)
- Students must have a clicker and a variety of soft food treats for each class, including week one. Clickers are available for purchase
Is your dog shy? Does he bark at dogs or people? If you're not
sure class is right for your dog, read
Located on Maple (15 Mile Rd.) between Livernois & Crooks at 950 W Maple, Suite A
ATTENTION PUPPY PARENTS;
If you'd like to get started training your new puppy before the next
puppy class starts OR you see that the next scheduled puppy class is
already FULL click here for details on our Puppy Primer Package!
Click on Riley's picture below for some Clicker Training Q&A
A class for people with puppies between 8 weeks, and 5-1/2 months of age. Click here for more info.
Open to dogs over 5-1/2 months or puppies that have graduated from our
Puppy Class. This class works on basic household manners such as sit, down,
stay, come, and leave it. Click here for more info.
Prerequisite: Intermediate or Greyhound Only class, as participants must know how to use
This class works on taking your dogs' training to the next level in reliability. Click here for
Please click here if you wish to be contacted when we schedule the next Advanced class.
This greyhound-focused training class has been developed through our years
of interaction with several of Metro-Detroit's greyhound adoption groups.
Greyhounds-Only was developed to help newly retired racers transition from
racer to household pet. This class was designed for greyhounds that have
had no formal training. Click here for more
info. Please click here if you wish to be contacted when we schedule the next Greyhound-Only class.
Read below for comments from past students (and click here for additional testimonials!):
"The class far exceeded my expectations! We got Vinny at a shelter and he was almost 2 years old. He was like a wild dog in our house and we didn't have a lot of control. It's amazing on how his behavior has changed since he has been in the class."
~Intermediate Class Graduate MaryAnne Porcerelli with Vinny
classes are unique from others in that you get more good info. in
both the lectures and handouts, as well as the floor time which
allows for valuable troubleshooting and feedback from the
instructors. Very organized, effective,
and positive program! Really amazing for the development of a happy
and well adjusted dog. Helps to build super bonds between people and
their doggies. Thank you so very much!"
- Kristi Nickel with Coco, Sadie & Jordie
"The class was excellent! We learned that Bella could do all of what we asked of
her, we just needed to help her along."
- Judy & Jerry Crossley with Bella
"We have had very good experiences with both Lucy and our previous dog Belle. We think that it is a very good course/program, which is why we continue to come back (we have to drive 45-60min to reach the training facility)."
- Todd Miller with Lucy
"Very good training method using the clicker . Petey comes immediately outside... It is a very effective training method and I will continue to work with him using it."
- Danniella Marra with Petey
"I took my former dog to your classes and they were wonderful. I took my current dog to a class elsewhere and was very frustrated. I could not get him under control and they used old techniques—no clicker, no treats. They also used choke collars. I finally dropped out of the class and came back to your training. What a difference!
- Grace Laverdiere with Spudley
"When I brought Zoey in and I was told that you would be able to help with her walking on a leash, I just laughed to myself because I knew how she was on a leash with the pulling and wanting to be way ahead while walking. But you all proved me wrong by week 5, I was able to take her out on her walks without the pulling and without having to click and treat her I was amazed. She is a totally different dog now on the leash out on her walks
thanks to the class and showing me how to teach her the proper ways. The new Easy Walk Harness is also a blessing and also makes it alot easier on the arms, thanks for the suggestion I would recommend that type of harness for anyone who has a dog that pulls when walking.
Thank you for all the help and information that you have provided me with to help me continue the training of Zoey."
- Keitha Habersack with Zoey
"I've been to a lot of different dog training facilities over the years and Trainers Academy is the best! I feel like the otheres were a waste of money compared to this training. The istructors are knowledgeable and truly care about the dogs. The techniques are gentle, help the dogs understand quickly, and the instructors give individual attention."
- Darleen Urbanek with Micah
"Loved the training, the instructors cared so much for Gizmo, It makes you feel good when you walk in and they know your dogs name and greets them. The class taught me to be a better human being to my dog."
- Victoria McGill with Gizmo
"We absolutely treasure the classes at Trainer's Academy. We travel almost 2 hours
to class and have put one of our puppies through puppy, intermediate and advanced, and our second puppy through puppy class. It is well worth
the travel time! The knowledge provided is invaluable to not
only our pups, but also to us as pet owners. We look forward to
continuing with Trainer's academy in the future."
Puppy, Intermediate & Advanced Graduate
"Coming here made me realize how worthless all the
previous dog training I've taken has been. I've learned so much from this class,
and the handouts were the perfect reinforcement for me."
- Jeff Proulx & Grace
"In the past, I have been to
other training which was less expensive, but I have learned that you get
what you pay for! The instruction at Trainers Academy is the very best and
definitely very worth the extra cost. I really like the positive training
techniques that are taught. And how the dog's interpretations of our
actions are explained!"
- Edie McLeod & Ian,
"Tess has definitely gained confidence (and
personality). While you didn't see it in class, when we'd get home she'd
strut around, like she really thought she was something else - tossing toys
in the air, teasing Cody and initiating play. She now approaches neighbors
that she knows - wagging her tail and asking to be petted! That's huge and
beyond my expectations of what she'd get from the class. Thanks!!!"
- Jill Calvin & Tess
Sue is so knowledgeable and helpful! She also taught us step by step on how to work with our dogs. The class far exceeded my expectations! We got Vinny at a shelter and he was almost 2 years old. He was like a wild dog in our house and we didn't have a lot of control. It's amazing on how his behavior has changed since he has been in the class."
-MaryAnne Porcerelli & Vinny