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Training Programs

At Great Lakes K9 Solutions we offer the following training programs designed to establish and build a long-term, positive relationship with your dog.

Board & Train:

Two, Three or Four Weeks

This two, three or four week program takes your dog, regardless of his or her age, from their current understanding of basic comands and molds them into an obedient, well mannered family member. Your dog will progress from their elementary foundation in the sit, down, climb or place, loose leash walking, and recall (to come when called) commands to a higher level of comprehension. At the end of their course, he or she will be able to perform under distractions and will understand the training collars that have been introduced.


The Board & Train course includes:


  • 14, 21 or 28 consecutive days of boarding & training for your dog 

  • Any training collars needed for your dog and detailed instruction on how to use them

  • Two one-hour private follow-up lessons which begin when you come to pick up your dog at the end of the program

  • Certificate of completion

  • Assorted chew toys or other items we feel your dog will benefit from (slow feeder food bowl, nylon leash, antler, Benebone, etc.)


During our follow-up lessons, time is spent with the family members, teaching you how to keep up with your dog's training. We teach you how to manage the leash, utilize training collars correctly, and how to effectively communicate with your dog in a way that he/she understands.


This program is perfect for the new puppy you've recently added to your home, the adult dog you've rescued from a shelter, or even for the older dog that could use a little remedial education. We can also tailor this program to address more specific needs of certain dogs, including aggression, resource guarding, or other problematic behaviors. 

The cost for this program is $750/week for the two week minimum and $500/week for weeks three and four. Additional fees may apply for aggressive dogs, depending on the severity of the issues.

Private Lessons

For our on-site private lessons, you and your dog will meet with a trainer at our facility to address your dog’s behavioral needs. A typical private lesson lasts approximately one hour.



For our off-site lessons, a trainer from Great Lakes K9 Solutions will come to your house or meet you in a public setting, such as a park, to work on certain behaviors that only come up in specific situations or environments. This program is best suited for a dog that already has a strong foundation in basic obedience, but needs a little extra help in certain areas.


The cost for private lessons begins at $100/hour. 


Free Evaluation and Consultation

A great place to start is with a free evaluation and consultation at our facility in Maple City. This gives us the opportunity to show you our facility, further discuss the training or behavioral concerns you're experiencing with your dog, and come up with the best training plan to address those concerns. Please fill out our new client questionnaire (click here) if you're interested in setting up a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

Vaccination Requirements

We require all of our training clients to be up to date on their Rabies, Distemper (DHPP or DHLPP), and Bordatella vaccines. We also ask that all dogs are current on their monthly heartworm prevention and a topical or oral flea & tick preventative. This helps to ensure the health and safety of all of our guests. Proof of current vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian is required prior to the start of any training program.


Please bring a copy of your dog's vaccine history to your first appointment or feel free to email the document ahead of time.


A note about scheduling...

We offer private lessons and consultations Tuesdays through Saturdays between the hours of 10am-4pm. We do not typically teach in the evenings as that time is devoted for working with the dogs that are here for boarding and training, as well as training our own personal dogs.


We are usually booked two to three weeks in advance for consultations or lessons, and our board and train program books up two to three months in advance.


Thank you in advance for your patience while waiting to get in with us! We're looking forward to working with you and your canine companions!