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Barks and Rec Animal Training and Behavior is the only training facility of its kind in northern Michigan.  We use only gentle, modern, and  science-based positive reinforcement and offer everything from aggression and obedience training to nosework and agility.


We are a Fear Free training facility, if your dog is wearing a choke, pinch, or electric collar you will be asked to remove it. 

News and Updates:

Hello we are in the process of changing our class structures to better serve your needs.  Pup Scouts is still for young puppies under 20 weeks at the start.  Junior Scouts is what use to be called Junior Rangers this class is for puppies 5 months to 12 months of age.  Our Junior Rangers was previously called Bark Ranger and is a class for dogs 1 year and up.  Finally Bark Ranger is our advanced class for graduates of Junior Scouts or Junior Rangers.  

Your Up North Dog Trainer

Lifetime learning starts at 8 weeks of age and your puppies socialization window starts to close at 16 weeks of age.  Don't wait to start training.  Sign up for Pup Scouts Today! 

We offer a wide range of training programs. All training is scientifically- based.

We offer private training as well as group classes!

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