WE NOW OFFER IN HOME TRAINING SESSIONS

Our services are all in-home training sessions. By choosing to train your dog in your own home it helps reduce stress and distractions so you and your dog get the most out of the training.

Our goal is to keep dogs in their forever homes by fostering trust and communication between people and their canine companions through humane and effective science-based methods. By understanding our dogs and how they communicate with us (through body language) and how to motivate them to do what we want through positive reinforcement, we set them up for success and strengthen our relationships with them.


WHETHER YOU JUST ADDED A NEW PUPPY, ADULT DOG, OR YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE "TEACHING YOUR OLD DOG NEW TRICKS", WE ARE HERE TO HELP! 

All of our services start with a consultation to assess the individual needs of you and your dog. We will discuss your goals and any behaviors you would like addressed. From there, we will tailor a plan to meet your dog’s specific needs. This can include:

Basic Manners - $30 a session

This course helps you teach your dog the basics. We meet once per week in your home for as many sessions as you’d like; this is a great option for dogs that aren’t comfortable in a class room.

Alumni Adopters - $25 a session

(**Additional mileage charge for services outside of Muskegon County)

 

Behavior Modification - $35 a session

Does your dog jump up on your guests  or nearly pull your arm out of socket when you go for a walk? We can help you understand why your dog does these (and other) frustrating behaviors and we will work with you to manage these unwanted behaviors and replace them with behaviors you do want!

Alumni Adopters - $30 a session

(**Additional mileage charge for services outside of Muskegon County)


FOR QUESTIONS AND SCHEDULEING:

email: Training@muskegonhumanesociety.org

phone: (231) 773-8689 or (231) 750-3621


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Meet Our Trainer

Chelsie Blaine, CPDT-KA, PMCT1

Chelsie has worked for the Muskegon Humane Society as our dog adoption specialist for over 4 years. During this time she has focused on furthering her education in dog behavior and training. She has attended three Peaceable Paws intern academies under Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA at Peaceable Pastures, and recently became a Pat Miller Certified Trainer (PMCT1) in November. She is certified through the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) as well. Chelsie is committed to continuing her education and only uses current, force-free and scientifically sound positve training methods. During her time working for us, Chelsie has gotten to work with hundreds of dogs with drastically varying behaviors and needs. She established our training protocols that have shaped the way we work with the dogs in our shelter in order to modify their behavior using positive reinforcement with the ultimate goal of helping them find their forever home.