. Since 2004 we've amassed a solid reputation you can rely on to give your dog the training results you are looking for.
Northern Sky Obedience Academy offers you the opportunity to own a well-mannered pet, one you'll enjoy spending time with and proud to take anywhere.
Serving Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne City, East Jordan, Harbor Springs, Traverse City, Gaylord, West Branch, Cheboygan and their surrounding areas
Northern Sky offers 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 works with you individually, giving you and your dog the special attention one doesn't receive in a group setting.
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? Gaye Amick is a certified experienced professional dog trainer, one who 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. Gaye helps you create a special relationship between you and pet, one 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. Gaye Amick 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 obedience but even more complex and specialized training too! Gaye even trains up and coming dog trainers!
The 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 Gaye Amick CPT was recognized and certified by the Ohio State Board of Education in the following areas;
Eliminating problem behaviors through a change in perception
Basic, Advanced and Off Leash Obedience
For family pets and working dogs
Locating lost individuals
Training for security purposes
Training dogs to target and alert to specific odors
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
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.