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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 and Puppy Explorers Today! 

Barks and Rec Animal Training and Behavior is the only training facility of its kind in northern Michigan.  We use only gentle, modern, empathy-driven and  science-based positive reinforcement and offer everything from aggression and obedience training to nosework and agility.  Our trainers are educated in veterinary technology, learning theory, ethology, aggression, behavior modification, behavior analysis and so much more. Come experience what reinforcement-driven training is all about but don't take our word for it see what people are saying click here.  

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

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News and Updates:

We now offer a package to new puppies for only 695.00 you get 4 puppy explorers classes , 6 Pup Scouts classes AND 3 private sessions.  Sign up for our Smart Scout Package today and get started!

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