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At Whits End Dog Training

Center Line, Michigan, Macomb

9 hires on Bark.com
(29)
At Whits End Dog Training logo

At Whits End Dog Training

Center Line, Michigan, Macomb

9 hires on Bark.com
(29)

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Offering off-leash obedience, general obedience, puppy training, behavior modification and everything in between with Private In Your Home Training and Board and Train Programs.

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586-619-7225

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Christina Baker

7 September 2019

Matt is a great trainer and was one of a few trainers who worked w/ my Husky!

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Ezhoops Dziewa

30 August 2019

Matt is Awesome. Our 6 yr Cocker, Conley had some issues with barking and begging. After 2 weeks with Matt he is SO much better behaved. No longer begs and barks twice to let us know and then is silent. He no longer desires chasing the UPS truck. In fact he will sit on the porch with us and just silently watch them drive by. Squirrels don’t phase him either. He was always a good dog but now he’s a great dog with more manners and control and it seems like Conley is happier too. He is just more mellow. Matt will be getting any dog we have from now on for training. He is very professional and very down to earth. Thank you so much for training US! Eric & Lindsey Royal Oak, MI & Perrysburg, OH More...

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Nicole Andridge

22 August 2019

The night before Matt came to do a demo with our 55lb German Shepard/Boxer mix, Marshall, I called my husband while he was at work sobbing and telling him I couldn't handle him anymore and we need to find him a new home. My husband, a firefighter who works 24 hour shifts, rescued him the week before Christmas when he was 5 weeks old from a fire at an animal hoarder's house and he has been with us since.As he grew, he became increasingly difficult for us to handle. He had hurt me more than once from pulling on the leash or jumping on me. I am 7 months pregnant with our 2nd daughter, so this made the situation even more difficult to handle. I was truly scared for the safety of myself and my unborn daughter, as well as the safety of 4.5 year old daughter and my 5lb chihuahua mix, not because Marshall is aggressive but because he is a big baby who is so hyperactive and persistent and doesn't realize how big he actually is.After the demo Matt did with Marshall, I was crying again but this time because I felt like there was hope for Marshall and our family.Marshall just got back from his 2-week board and train program and I couldn't be more thrilled. He honestly came back an entirely new dog. I am no longer anxious and stressed about being home alone with him when my husband is at work. I was able to take him on a walk for the first time in a LONG time. He listens well and is manageable. I no longer worry about him around my daughter or how he will be around a newborn baby.. Matt and At Whits End Dog Training is well worth the money and I am SO glad we found him and decided to try this last thing before moving forward with re-homing him. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! More...

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Debby Scheetz

30 July 2019

Matt is absolutely the BEST!! Our 3 year old lab wouldn’t come when called, walk on a leash without pulling, and loves to jump on people. Within 15 minutes of his evaluation, Buck was listening and doing as commanded to do. Matt took us outside and had me walk him on leash, I honestly loosely held his leash and he was walking very good!! Buck was coming when called and didn’t jump on anyone after his training was complete! Matt shows you that YOU are in charge, not your dog. You HAVE to work with your dog to get the best results. We now live on 10 acres and Buck can walk without a leash and comes when called. I couldn’t have asked for a better trainer! I have recommended At Whit’s End to all our friends and family. Thank you again Matt!!! More...

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Haley Skowronski

23 July 2019

Our trainer Matt was very knowledgeable and compassionate about all dogs and specifically my dog. The dog training was very well organized, efficient, and helpful! Would definitely recommend them to other people for training and AKC certification! Thanks Matt!! More...

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Matthew Peters

23 July 2019

Matt is the best of the best ! His personality knowledge and passion are unmatched ! Our dog Coco was starting to make me worry around our new born. She even growled a few times at him. It got to the point where I was scared we were going to have to get rid of our beloved pit bull . My wife and I decided to give it one last chance and hired Matt at At Whits End Dog Training. After working with Matt I feel like a have a completely different dog ! She is happier, and we are better owners. I would recommend Matt to all of my friends and family ! Don’t waste your money with another company get it done right the first time and use At Whits End ! More...

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Emily

23 July 2019

This winter, we decided to rescue a second Pitbull mix, and found ourselves on a wild ride. Milo wasn’t house trained, didn’t listen to anyone, had separation anxiety, and was destroying our home. As an experienced dog owner with another rescue in the home, I was very frustrated. Nothing that I did was working, and we were seriously questioning if we could keep him as a part of our family. A friend recommended At Whit’s End Dog Training, and it changed everything. I reached out to them and they were understanding of our situation and frustrations. From the minute Matt met our dogs, they reacted very well to him. He also made us feel comfortable and explained everything to us. He worked with Milo during our first meeting, and we couldn’t have been more impressed. Matt was also realistic about our schedules and other obligations, and was never judgmental about the amount of time that we can put into working our dogs. We decided to book a two week board and train program for both of our dogs to keep everything consistent for them. He communicated with us and kept us updated while he had them. On the day they came home, I would have sworn that he brought us different dogs, but their personalities were still so apparent that I knew they were mine. They listen and interact in a completely different way now. It’s amazing! Training with At Whit’s End was the best investment we could have made for our family. We all have a better quality of life, and enjoy our time together so much more. Matt and Candace are WONDERFUL to work with. They have been flexible with scheduling for our follow up sessions. We will also be boarding our dogs with them for a few nights this summer. I encourage everyone to give them a call; you won’t regret it! More...

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Matt Peters

20 July 2019

Matt is the best of the best ! His personality knowledge and passion are unmatched ! Our dog Coco was starting to make me worry around our new born. She even growled a few times at him. It got to the point where I was scared we were going to have to get rid of our beloved pit bull . My wife and I decided to give it one last chance and hired Matt at At Whits End Dog Training. After working with Matt I feel like a have a completely different dog ! She is happier, and we are better owners. I would recommend Matt to all of my friends and family ! Don’t waste your money with another company get it done right the first time and use At Whits End ! More...

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Gina Perry

16 July 2019

They are so sweet and intelligent. They give back to rescues in the area too! They LOVE to work with shelter dogs that are misunderstood and in need of help with socialization and training. They do it out of the goodness of their hearts. More...

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Peter Kyritsis

16 July 2019

Great people

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Linda Stallings-Woolfork

9 July 2019

ZORO IS A DIFFERENT DOG NOW

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Amanda Meredith

9 July 2019

Matt is a great guy and a great trainer. We decided to seek professional help when our dog, Ellie, started acting fearful and getting aggressive towards our other dogs. Ellie has never been a very confident dog and we have another dog that was starting to bully her and it was building up and ending in aggressive behavior that was getting to be habitual. Matt's approach on training and training techniques work extremely effectively. With the training, we have noticed Ellie beginning to do things she would not ever do before (try and play with big dogs at Partridge Creek, jump on benches, play with toys with the other dogs, etc). It has been a joy to see Ellie's quick transformation and we look forward to continue to build her confidence. She is much happier and healthier now and we couldn't have made a better choice for a trainer. Now we are working with the dog thats a bully so he can learn commands and social cues. We truly appreciate everything you have done and helped us with, Matt! More...

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Charlene M'bayo

30 June 2019

Matt is honestly the best dog trainer you will ever have!!! Our 5-year-old Austrian Shepherd, Astro, was becoming a terror in our home. He was becoming too territorial whenever we had a guest over in the past year or so. He would try to assert his dominance by trying to either lunge or bite said, guest. We've had dogs before and have trained them ourselves but for some reason, Astro was not taking to the training. We were stressed to the point where we only had him out if it was someone, we knew he would get along with other than that he was crated for the majority of his time. After an unfortunate dog biting incident with a family friend, we decided to seek professional help for Astro. Matt and Candice have been the most gracious people I've met there were very accommodating with our work and school schedule to have Matt come out and do an evaluation of Astro. Of course, we were very nervous with how Astro would react with Matt and had him muzzled and leashed. Matt came in and Astro was not happy with his presence but with 5 minutes Astro calmed down and approached Matt. It has never been that easy with People coming into our home. Matt had an aura that jived with Astro and he immediately calmed down. The evaluation was very fruitful, and Matt was able to show us how to he would train Astro. By the time the evaluation was done we were convinced he was the right one for the job in training Astro. We signed up for the 2-week board and train so he could get the full extent of Matt’s training. By the time Astro came home, he was a completely different dog. It was as if his temperament and anger were never there and he was the fun, obedient dog we had before. I am no longer afraid to take him on walks or have people over. He basically ignores people who have no direct connection to me and will not approach unless I give him the go ahead. I highly recommend you try out At Whit’s End Dog Training. Matt is wonderful, and his wife is such a gem as well. If Astro ever needs a tune up, I would Call them in a heartbeat! More...

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Marla Weingarten

20 June 2019

You guys are amazing!!!!! Saving lives and changing the world one dog at a time! Thanks so much!

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Charlene M.

11 June 2019

Matt is honestly the best dog trainer you will ever have!!! Our 5-year-old Austrian Shepherd, Astro, was becoming a terror in our home. He was becoming too territorial whenever we had a guest over in the past year or so. He would try to assert his dominance by trying to either lunge or bite said, guest. We've had dogs before and have trained them ourselves but for some reason, Astro was not taking to the training. We were stressed to the point where we only had him out if it was someone, we knew he would get along with other than that he was crated for the majority of his time. After an unfortunate dog biting incident with a family friend, we decided to seek professional help for Astro. Matt and Candice have been the most gracious people I've met there were very accommodating with our work and school schedule to have Matt come out and do an evaluation of Astro. Of course, we were very nervous with how Astro would react with Matt and had him muzzled and leashed. Matt came in and Astro was not happy with his presence but with 5 minutes Astro calmed down and approached Matt. It has never been that easy with People coming into our home. Matt had an aura that jived with Astro and he immediately calmed down. The evaluation was very fruitful, and Matt was able to show us how to he would train Astro. By the time the evaluation was done we were convinced he was the right one for the job in training Astro. We signed up for the 2-week board and train so he could get the full extent of Matt’s training. By the time Astro came home, he was a completely different dog. It was as if his temperament and anger were never there and he was the fun, obedient dog we had before. I am no longer afraid to take him on walks or have people over. He basically ignores people who have no direct connection to me and will not approach unless I give him the go ahead. I highly recommend you try out At Whit’s End Dog Training. Matt is wonderful, and his wife is such a gem as well. If Astro ever needs a tune up, I would Call them in a heartbeat! More...

Astro was such a joy to have with us, and it has been wonderful working with you and your family and we are so proud of Astro and how far he has come.

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Charlie Denise

11 June 2019

Matt is honestly the best dog trainer you will ever have!!! Our 5-year-old Austrian Shepherd, Astro, was becoming a terror in our home. He was becoming too territorial whenever we had a guest over in the past year or so. He would try to assert his dominance by trying to either lunge or bite said, guest. We've had dogs before and have trained them ourselves but for some reason, Astro was not taking to the training. We were stressed to the point where we only had him out if it was someone, we knew he would get along with other than that he was crated for the majority of his time. After an unfortunate dog biting incident with a family friend, we decided to seek professional help for Astro. Matt and Candice have been the most gracious people I've met there were very accommodating with our work and school schedule to have Matt come out and do an evaluation of Astro. Of course, we were very nervous with how Astro would react with Matt and had him muzzled and leashed. Matt came in and Astro was not happy with his presence but with 5 minutes Astro calmed down and approached Matt. It has never been that easy with People coming into our home. Matt had an aura that jived with Astro and he immediately calmed down. The evaluation was very fruitful, and Matt was able to show us how to he would train Astro. By the time the evaluation was done we were convinced he was the right one for the job in training Astro. We signed up for the 2-week board and train so he could get the full extent of Matt’s training. By the time Astro came home, he was a completely different dog. It was as if his temperament and anger were never there and he was the fun, obedient dog we had before. I am no longer afraid to take him on walks or have people over. He basically ignores people who have no direct connection to me and will not approach unless I give him the go ahead. I highly recommend you try out At Whit’s End Dog Training. Matt is wonderful, and his wife is such a gem as well. If Astro ever needs a tune up, I would Call them in a heartbeat! More...

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Deborah Miller

23 April 2019

Matt has so much patience with us the owners to teach us as well!!!

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Cheyril

27 March 2019

We agreed to a 5 week program today after
Seeing Matt work with our Charlie. We liked him very much & so did Charlie 😊

Thank you for the kind words Cheyril, it has been a joy working with you, Marlene and Charlie.

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DonnaAndre VanOpdenbosch

14 November 2018

We heard about Matt through a reference on a neighborhood site. Since we did not want our “baby” to go with a stranger, we opted for in-home training We have worked with him in our home & am amazed at the improvements already!! It does require practice and time to re-in force the lessons on the owners part but so far, the results are showing!! We highly recommend to all and seeing how wonderful he is with dogs and getting to know him better I would even consider boarding for the training. Love dogs & well behaved ones even more!! You won’t be disappointed. More...

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Steven Michael

13 November 2018

When we thought there was no helping our dog that wasn’t listening to commands - Matt was there to not only train the dog to be obedient but to train us how to be good dog handlers. Thanks Matt!!

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Ken Doyle

22 August 2018

One of the smartest and intelligent dog trainers I've ever meet. Hands down...the best!!! Thanks for all the help.

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Brittany Carron Pierson

22 August 2018

We had our first puppy lesson today with our 10.5 week old baby! Matt was incredible working with her and gave us very specific training program customized to her age and personality. We are looking forward to working on all the points Matt taught us today over the next 2 weeks and are so excited to see her progress! More...

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Debby Scheetz

22 August 2018

Matt is truly amazing at training!!! We have a chocolate lab, I called Matt when he was almost 3. Buck was a jumper, pulling us around when going for walks, and didn’t come when called, we needed help. Within 15 minutes of Matt evaluating him Buck was listening to what Matt told him to do! I even went outside with Buck and Matt, I literally held the leash between my thumb and index finger while walking him!
A few months later we had a huge graduation party at our house and Buck was so well behaved, we had no worries!
You will NOT be disappointed if you call Matt and do what he tells you to do!
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David Johnson

22 August 2018

Matt is the beat trainer in the area! Highly recommend. I've worked with him in various ways for about 7 years.

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Heather Fischer

22 August 2018

Our pup left him mom a little too young and never properly learned how to be a dog. It made him lack confidence and fearful. We opted to have Matt board and train for 2 weeks and the difference we saw in our dog was not only obvious from the start, but it gave us the building blocks to help him continue to grow and to help him live his best life. More...

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Rachael Stephanie Gill

14 August 2018

we met Matt through Glass City K9 and he worked so well with our hyperactive puppy Milo. He was very patient with him and even myself as the owner. He was very thorough on what to do, how to do it, and was ALWAYS available for questions even now that our trainings are over. He is wonderful with dogs and I will recommend him to everyone I know looking for trainings. We will miss working with him very much and hope to see him in the future! More...

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Karen Deneau

11 August 2018

Really loves each and every dog. Helps you in training your dog.

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Willie Walker

7 August 2018

Known Matt for many years. He is honest and a man of his word. Very good with animal's.

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Andrew Drew Barron

16 March 2018

I have know Matthew for years. An excellent dog trainer and resource. Very easy to talk with, and problem solver!!!

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I love being able to help pets and their owners live their best quality of life together. There is no greater joy than seeing a dog running off leash and the owner having confidence in knowing they have complete control.

After 10 years in the industry, it was always a dream of mine to become my own boss and be able to implement the many things I've learned over the years from many mentors in my own way, and have the freedom to make my own schedule so that I can also spend time with my family.

Owning a dog is supposed to fun and relaxing, and we strive to make that the ultimate goal.

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