Three Decades of Expertise in Dog Training and Boarding Excellence
Our passion for dogs has been the driving force behind our commitment to providing unparalleled training and boarding services for over 30 years. We’re more than just a business; we’re a family of dog enthusiasts dedicated to the well-being and happiness of your four-legged companions.
Grown from a small, local endeavor into a trusted hub for dog owners seeking personalized training and top-tier boarding services. Our journey is marked by a deep-rooted love for dogs and a relentless pursuit of excellence in dog care.
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What sets us apart
With over 30 years in the industry, our seasoned team of trainers and caregivers brings a wealth of experience to the table. We’ve encountered and successfully addressed every kind of dog behavior issue and training challenge imaginable.
No two dogs are alike, which is why we believe in crafting customized training plans to suit the unique needs and characteristics of each dog, regardless of age or breed. From puppy basics to advanced obedience, we ensure your dog reaches their full potential.
Our approach to dog training extends beyond teaching commands; it focuses on building trust, fostering a strong human-dog bond, and ensuring a happy and confident dog.
Our boarding services provide a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable home away from home for your dog. Spacious kennels, play areas, and constant care make their stay as comfortable as possible. We have 10 acres of outdoor space for your dog to enjoy the fresh air and nature during their stay with us. This includes agility equipment in our park!
Happy, Well-Behaved Dogs
Our track record of turning challenging behavior into well-mannered, contented dogs speaks for itself. See the difference our expertise can make in your dog’s life.
What the dog parents say
“Having been clients for over twenty years, we have a family of German Shepherds. Our current four of them have been bred, trained, boarded and enjoy daycare there as have all of our German Shepherds. Nino and his entire staff are committed to the health and quality of life for your pet.”
Karen and Doug Irvine
“We have been with K9 Academy International for ten years; we chose them over eight other facilities I had vetted in 2013 when adopting our husky, Sammy. Nino trained our dog to be a therapy dog and he has since gone into schools with the kids, hospitals with me and my husband all these years. Our patients and kids of all age feel safe with Sammy and our own children grew up sleeping, playing with and protected by their canine brother.”
Robin and Jaret Pedke
“Our comments come at the end of eight weeks training at K9 International in Grand Rapids Mi. They trained our five month old Newfoundland (Mercy Grace) from knowing little discipline to outstanding obedience. We brought a free spirit puppy and came home with a proud, thoughtful and well trained really cool family pet. Mercy has been home for almost three months and listens to our requests and commands with ease and precision. K9 Academy taught Mercy and owners with professional respect and necessary directness. We are more than pleased and will return with every new dog in our future.”
Karen and Doug Honholt
We’ve been with K9 Academy International since summer 2021 when we brought our mini golden doodle, Hank, for evaluation. He was quite a handful, but with their training program and lots of love, Hank, now three years old, is almost unrecognizable from his early days. Life is more enjoyable when you and your dog speak the same language, thanks to the training we all received at K9 Academy. The team is like miracle workers to us, and they’ve become a trusted extended family for Hank and his brother Trapper. Highly recommend K9 International Academy to anyone who wants their dog to be the best version of themselves. Thank you for everything!