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Want a Well Behaved Dog?
We Know just the Trick.

Come. Sit. Stay a while. After a short time at Best Friends, your wish for a “good dog” is our command.

We offer a wide variety of dog training classes to fit dogs from puppyhood to adult. Our unique Board & Train program allows your pet to have one-on-one training while he stays the night. Imagine, going away and coming back to a dog who no longer eats your shoes!

Our training techniques, taught by experienced instructors, are always positively reinforced. And class sizes are small, ensuring your pet gets the attention he or she deserves.

For both pets and their owners, training at Best Friends is the REAL treat.

About Our Trainer:

Katerina Rekowski is a certified Animal Behavior and Training Specialist. She’s been specializing in obedience and aggression management for over 15 years. Katerina’s unique approach is one she developed through years of research and personal experience. She uses positive reinforcement training, clicker training and leadership exercises to ensure the best training for you and your dog.

Katerina Rekowski graduated in 2002 from the Rostov State University of Economics with a Masters Degree in economical science. In 2010 she also graduated from the Animal Behavior College as a Certified Dog Obedience Trainer.

Katerina volunteers at the Madison Heights shelter and Hazel Park Animal Shelter. She lives with her husband and Bulka, their American bulldog.

Basic Obedience
Train your dog in a real life situation and your dog becomes reliable in real life situations. By the end of class many dogs have learned basic commands such as sit, down, come, stay, watch, leave it, heal and loose leash walking. Consistent training at home will reinforce the skills they have learned in class.

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Intermediate Obedience
For Basic Obedience graduates: This class will cover remote commands and off-leash work.

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Behavior Modification
These private sessions are helpful for dealing with behavior problems such as separation anxiety, barking, chewing, housetraining, leash lunging and more. Our attention is devoted only to you and your pet in these exclusive sessions that are tailored around your specific needs.

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Board & Train
While your pet boards, they will receive a one-on-one session each day, personalized to meet the needs of you and your pet. Our program provides your dog with a setting in which he or she can focus on learning necessary obedience skills. This training is often highly effective when a problem arises in the canine/human relationship. This price includes one exit lesson. Consultations are by appointment only.

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Private Lessons
Our attention is devoted solely to you and your pet in these exclusive sessions that are tailored around your specific needs.

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Canine Good Citizen
"Promoting responsible dog ownership for owners and basic training for dogs.” This course is for dogs with some basic training and socialization.

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Dog Fitness
We will customize fitness programs, nutrition plans, weight-loss oversight and counseling support for you. This includes walking, jogging, agility, swimming, hiking and more.

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Day Camp Fitness
Your dog will play and socialize with dogs for the day and have a fitness lesson to really get them in shape.

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See a Class You’re Interested in? Give us a call for the class schedules.
“Once again, I am pleased with Riley’s stay at Best Friends! He is the happiest and very content dog when I picked him up…from his mannerisms, I can tell Riley was well loved and cares for. ” Miller
Other Services

Play and Stay »Whether your dog loves social group play, or is the more independent type, we have a boarding option that fills the day with fun & excitement!

Boarding »Play all day, stay the night. All in luxe comfort with plenty of TLC. This is boarding with Best Friends.

Day Camp »Your dog will enjoy safe, supervised social play with certified Doggy Day Camp counselors. You’ll wish you could come, too.

Grooming »From a quick shampoo to a full day of pampering, our groomers will make your pet “paw”sitively gorgeous.