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6547 Cooley Lake Rd

Waterford, MI 48327

(248) 363-6262

Behavioral Modification & Quirky K9 Training

Quirky K-9s: Foundation Class for Reactive Dogs

Every dog should be able to walk into the world with confidence and curiosity. Unfortunately, sometimes past experiences and even genetics can cause a dog to feel fearful, frustrated or confused about things they encounter day to day. 

Our 6-week-long Quirky K-9s class is built to instill confidence in both dog and owner when encountering things that cause their dogs anxiety or frustration. This class will leave owners with the tools and skills to work their dog through dog and human-directed reactivity.

Class: 1 hour per week for 6 weeks. Space is limited to 4 dogs per class, so call to reserve your spot.

Cost: $325 per dog (includes training harness or head collar, hands free leash, treat bag and clicker)

Upcoming Training: See our latest class schedule here

Location: 1st class at ULPS; remaining 5 classes at Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, 3860 Newton Rd, Commerce, MI

To Register: Call 248-363-6262 to express interest, register or ask questions. Required Pet Vaccinations for Training


Quirky K-9s: The Real World

This 4-week course is for all dogs who have previously completed our Foundation QK9s course and who are looking to use their skills in new environments and with new triggers. In this class, we'll practice all of our known skills and continue to gradually get our dogs comfortable with the things that would normally cause them to become reactive. 

Class: 1 hour per week for 4 weeks. 

Cost: ?

Upcoming Training: See our latest class schedule here

Location: Multi-Lakes Conservation Association

To Register: Call 248-363-6262 to express interest, register or ask questions.  Required Pet Vaccinations for Training


Quirky K-9s Refresher

Our Quirky K-9 Refresher class is for any dog who has already graduated from our original Quirky K9s class. Class is 3 weeks long.

Class: 1 hour per week for 3 weeks. Space is limited, so call to reserve your spot.

Cost: $155 per dog

Prerequisite: Completion of our Quirky K-9s class.

Upcoming Classes: See our latest class schedule at here

Location: Multi-Lakes Conservation Association, 3860 Newton Rd, Commerce, MI

To Register: Call 248-363-6262 to express interest, register or ask questions. Required Pet Vaccinations for Training


Quirky K-9s Agility Class


Reactive Dog Agility Class

We all want that companion who can go anywhere and do anything with us. Owning a dog that is uncomfortable around other people and dogs can make that hard to do. Our goal for this class is to give dogs and owners something fun to do with their normally reactive dog. This 4-week agility course will cover all the same equipment that is normally covered in our beginner's agility course, but will have fewer dogs that we will rotate in and out of the agility yard.

Class: Class is 1 hour per week for 4 weeks.

Price: $225 per dog

Upcoming Classes: See our latest class schedule at here

Location: Union Lake Pet Services, 6547 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford

To Register: Call 248-363-6262 to express interest, register or ask questions. Required Pet Vaccinations for Training


Drop-Off Behavior Modification

This option is for reactive dogs that can appropriately handle a busy kennel environment or who are planning to board with us for an extended stay. Drop your dog off with us for the day, or for the week, and we’ll work on things like: Reactivity towards other dogs or people, resource guarding, and anything else you and the trainer decide upon together. Your dog will spend the entire day with us receiving 3-4 individualized training sessions with our certified trainers.

Price: $450 for a 5 day program

Location: Union Lake Pet Services, 6547 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford

To Schedule: Call 248-363-6262 to schedule your drop-off training or to ask questions. Required Pet Vaccinations for Training


Drop-Off Socialization for Fearful Dogs

This option is designed for dogs of all ages that suffer from fear and anxiety when socializing with new people, places, objects, and situations. Our certified trainer will spend the entire day gradually getting your dog comfortable with whatever it is that causes him discomfort and at the end of the day will meet with owners privately to give them a personalized plan on how to work on things at home.

Price: $48 per day

Location: Union Lake Pet Services, 6547 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford

To Schedule: Call 248-363-6262 to schedule your drop-off training or to ask questions. Required Pet Vaccinations for Training


Drop-Off Husbandry Training for Fearful Dogs

Coming to the vet can be an incredibly stressful thing for most dogs. For some dogs just walking into the building can cause an onset of fear and apprehension, not to mention the stress that’s caused once the veterinarian starts to poke and prod in places that aren’t comfortable for the dog. Behavior modification is a wonderful way to teach your dog that not only do visits to the hospital and groomers not have to be so scary, it can actually be a lot of fun!

We use purely positive training techniques that gradually and comfortably get your dog used to the things that would normally cause signs of fear and possibly even aggression.

This program includes an entire day of training as well as a half hour of privatized time with our certified trainer to go over what needs to be worked on at home.

Price: $48 per day

Location: Union Lake Pet Services, 6547 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford

To Schedule: Call 248-363-6262 to schedule your drop-off training or to ask questions. Required Pet Vaccinations for Training


In-Home Training

For one-on-one individualized time with a trainer working on issues happening in the home. You and the trainer will develop a clear and individually customized training plan for you and your dog. We’ll start with a first-time visit consultation and determine where to go from there. Things that could be covered in-home include (but are not limited to): Reactivity towards people or dogs in the neighborhood or in the home, resource guarding, manners at the door, and many other issues.


Walk N' Play

For dogs that can’t use our facility, our qualified trainer will come to your home to give your dog the care that they need while you’re away at work. Enjoy your day knowing that your dog is being well taken care of while you’re away!

30 minute visit includes:  * Potty break  * Food/water break  * Walk  * Play

60 minute visit includes:  * Potty break  * Food/water break  * Extra walk time  * Play  * Mental enrichment toy  * Training

Call and talk to our trainer Rebecca about which option may be the best fit for you and your dog. 248-363-6262, [email protected]

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Office Hours

Monday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday:

10:00 am-6:00 pm