31759 Block Street, Garden City, Michigan


       About Us 







The Great American Dog Training Company brings together the most experienced canine professionals in the metro Detroit area.  With more than a century of combined dog experience, our team of coaches is unmatched.

We are dedicated professionals with lifetime experience.  We've spent our lifetimes learning through our own experiences combined with seeking out the best in educational opportunities in all disciplines of training.

Our business and training philosophies are built on the principles of progressive improvement.  

We don't believe that there is just one way to train dogs,  
one size does not fit all.

We travel throughout the country collaborating with other top trainers and national level competitors in all fields of training in efforts to bring you the best the field has to offer.

We carefully handpick our coaches to ensure you experience the most knowledgeable, experienced and caring staff.

We use a team approach to coaching; there are always multiple coaches in every class and each contributes to the learning and success of our students.

We are here to help improve your quality of life by helping you understand your dog’s behavior and by creating a path to a happy, balanced, well-behaved dog.

We are recommended by other caring canine professionals, including groomers, veterinarians, pet sitters, dog walkers and other trainers.

Others claim to "train you to train your dog" - we believe in coaching you through the process of building a successful bond and partnership founded on the basis of mutual respect.

Most of our local competitors started with us.  Come learn why.

We are a unique training and educational center.  

Our team of coaches comes together with a common goal of teaching you how to effectively communicate with your dog and build a team with your dog so that your dog becomes a valuable member of your family.

Our methods are based on clear communication, building a team between handler and dog, utilizing common sense and positive reinforcement. 

Our coaches have a tremendous amount of training and experience in many different situations.  

We have:

  • coaches with titles in these venues: AKC/CKC/UKC/RALLYUP/C-WAGS/APDT/Barn Hunt

  • coaches with hundreds of hours of pet therapy experience

  • coaches involved in waterfowl hunting, upland game hunting, hunt test competitors and hunt test judges 

  • coaches experienced with hundreds of rescued/fostered dogs

  • coaches experienced with flyball and dock jumping events 

  • coaches who are members of canine performance teams

  • coaches who consistently compete at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden each February and the AKC Eukanuba National dog show in Orlando each December

  • coaches who are licensed American Kennel Club performance event judges

  • coaches who are licensed AKC judges, C-WAGS performance event judges, and Barn Hunt judges

While all of our experiences are different, we all share an appreciation for positive methods that are tailored to meet the needs of the family and the dog.  And, the common thread is that we all have lifetime experience.

One approach does not fit with every family or with every dog. 

We listen to your needs and adopt our program to make YOU successful.




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NEW CLASSES STARTING Saturday, March 4th, 2017



From L to R:

(Back row)  
Steve Bernock, Betsy Bernock, Sue Aben, Donna Middleditch, 
Heather Miller, Laura Wiltshire, Diane Schuler
 (Front row)  
Moe Foley, Debbie Zink, Jackie Pipta, Diane Kroll, Barb Trull


Our Coaches bring you a level of experience and education that is simply unmatched with over 150 years 
of experience among our Team.

2015 National High in Trial Winner:
Coach Moe & "Chuck"

2015 National Eukanuba NOHS Best in Show winner:
Coach Steve & "Reggie"



Serving the greater metro Detroit area for over 30 years:

Allen Park, Alpena, Belleville, Canton, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Fenton, Garden City
Inkster, Livonia, Melvindale, Plymouth, Northville, Redford, Romulus, Wayne, Westland

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