We have a couple of options for you if you are interested in obedience training for your dog. We offer a private training course here at the kennel and we also recommend public classes which are conducted by Companion Dog Training Club of Flint – a club of which we have been members for many years.

The private training course consists of a three week stay here at Butternut Creek kennels – Your dog is trained by Dan in the basic skills (heeling, sit stay, down stay, come when called and stand for examination) that would be taught in any obedience school. At the end of the first week, owner comes to the kennel and works with Dan and the dog to make sure that the lessons learned by the dog can be applied by the owner. We repeat this at the end of the second week – this helps to make sure that everyone is on the same page so that when the dog goes home, there is a successful transition. You may have a question about the experience of the trainer: Dan has trained many of his own dogs to advanced AKC obedience titles (over 40 AKC titles to date). In the private sessions at the kennel he has trained over 100 dogs of varying breeds and he has also taught classes at all levels at Companion Dog Training Club of Flint for many years. He is available for behavior consultations and has been recommended by area veterinarians when their clients have encountered behavior problems with their dogs.

Companion Dog Training Club of Flint classes: CDTC has been in operation in Flint for over 50 years “Training you to train your dog” Classes are 7 weeks in length and are offered at various times of the day and evening. These classes are taught by club members (unpaid volunteers) and have graduated thousands of area dogs to become good citizens and great companions around the home. In the event that you would like to get into more advanced training or possibly even get your dog ready to compete in obedience competitions, agility trials or conformation showing those classes are also offered.

For more information about Obedience Training for your dog, give us a call at Butternut Creek Kennels, 810-631-6024