Northern Sky Obedience Academy Inc. Charlevoix, Michigan 49720 Phone: 1-231-237-9510
   Northern Sky Obedience Academy Inc.Charlevoix, Michigan 49720Phone: 1-231-237-9510

Welcome to Northern Sky Obedience Academy Inc.


"We are the original Northern Sky Obedience Academy. Although imitation is the highest form of flattery, we have been serving Boyne City, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Indian River, Mackinaw City, Sault Ste. Marie, Traverse City and their surrounding areas since 2004 and amassed a solid reputation you can rely on to give your dog the training results you are looking for".

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professional dog training "Harley" reunited with his family after 30 days of training

Northern Sky Obedience Academy Inc. is based in Charlevoix, Michigan. We provide the residents of Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne City, Harbor Springs, Traverse City and their surrounding areas with professional individualized dog training services. We offer you the opportunity to own a well-mannered pet, one you'll enjoy spending time with and be proud to take anywhere.


We offer a diverse selection of dog training classes. In fact, we have the largest selection in Northern Michigan; there's something for everyone and something sure to fit your budget.


Northern Sky Obedience Academy's one on one class format gives you and your dog the special attention you may not receive in a group setting.

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Are you the owner of a dog who won't come when called, is uncontrollable on walks, reacts negatively towards other dogs, jumps on guests or dashes out doors? 


Would you like effective humane training with long lasting durable results? Northern Sky Obedience Academy’s experienced professional dog trainer will evaluate your needs, help train your pet and provide you with the knowledge needed to reinforce your dog's positive behaviors in the real world. I help create special relationships between owners and their pets, ones that will surely be more enjoyable and last a lifetime.


Dogs are unique individuals, and just like people, they learn in different ways and at different paces. What works for one dog may not always be the best approach for another. Simply put, there is no one way to train ALL dogs. Northern Sky Obedience Academy customizes training to fit individual dogs and their personalities . This individualized approach takes an experienced versatile dog trainer, one who has studied canine behavior, various training methodologies, learning theory, dog psychology, breed traits and instinctual canine drives. Unlike other trainers, our trainer has the ability to train, not only in obedience but even more complex and specialized training too! 


Michigan's  dog training industry isn't a regulated profession. A dog trainer isn't required to hold any professional certifications;  basically any one can call themselves a professional dog trainer. Although it wasn't a necessity Northern Sky Obedience Academy's owner Gaye Amick CPT was recognized and certified by the Ohio State Board of Education in the following areas;

Behavior Modification

Eliminating problem behaviors through a change in perception

   Basic, Advanced and Off Leash Obedience

  For family pets and working dogs 


Locating lost individuals 

  Personal/Owner Protection

Training for security purposes

   Scent Detection 

Training dogs to target and alert to specific odors 

  Utility Training 

Conditioning and preparing search & rescue dogs and / or police K9's to safely

navigate through potentially dangerous obstacles.

*This type of training also builds confidence in most shy and fearful dogs

  Soft Mouth Retrieval

Preparing dogs to perform service dog type tasks to ultimately improve and

enhance the lives of their disabled owners

Puppy Development

Understanding the physical and mental developmental of puppies. What behavioral changes

and challenges one can expect as their puppy matures. 

   Breed Identification and Traits 

How genetic and instinctual traits effect the training process.


Products & Services



Free Consults

Puppy and Adult Dog Training

Flexible Scheduling

Pet of the Week

Service dog in training Wesson! 

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