Change your dog,
change your life!
Do you love your dog but still get frustrated and upset with her behavior? I want you to know that there is hope! You are not alone, and many of the dogs that come here have already been to other trainers with little or no success. Whether your dog is aggressive, reactive, fearful, pulling on the leash, or just generally disobedient, at Follow The Leader Dog Training I am here to help you change your dog, change yourself, and change your life!
About Follow The Leader Dog Training
Hi, my name is Matt Hendricks, and I started Follow The Leader Dog Training to offer a balanced dog training and behavior modification solution for West Michigan. I first got interested in dog training because my own dogs were out of control, so I understand how disrupting that can be in your life. I have been working with dogs (both individually and in packs) since 2007. In addition, I have studied with world renowned dog trainers Sean O’Shea and Jeff Gellman.
West Michigan's Premier Balanced Dog Trainer and Behaviorist
I specialize in everything from basic dog obedience training to advanced behavior modification and dog aggression issues. Using my balanced approach to training I am able to help your dog achieve a better state of mind and thus create calmness in the place of chaos. This will help your family to actually attain that transformation you’re looking for so you may completely enjoy having a dog. Many of the dogs I train have already been to other trainers with little or no success before being brought to me.
I am one of the few dog trainers who will actually work with aggressive dogs. In addition to working with aggression, I also specialize in issues such as pulling on the leash, leash reactivity, not coming when called, fear and anxiety, separation anxiety, counter surfing, stealing food off your table, running away, barking, jumping up on people, not staying in place, snapping and growling, chewing, not respecting thresholds (such as doors and gates), and much more. I am also an expert at dog obedience training and consistently teach dogs the structured walk (heel), sit-stay, down-stay, place, recall (come when called), out (drop it), proper feeding etiquette, and to go to their crate. In addition, I also specialize in off-leash, low-level e-collar training.
Follow The Leader Dog Training is based in Grand Rapids, but also provides balanced dog training for nearby places such as Grand Haven, Holland, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Rockford, Hudsonville, Grandville, Byron Center, Jenison, Kentwood, Lowell, Comstock Park, Walker, Cascade, Ada, Cedar Springs, Sparta, and many others.