Clicky

Beacon Bay Dog Training

Beacon Bay Dog Training Are you struggling with a dog that jumps up on people? Is leash reactive? Pulls you down the sidewal I work with families who are struggling with their dog’s wild or reactive behavior.

They would like to have a well-behaved dog who can be calm and polite in the house, easy to take on walks and fun to take along on adventures whether that is an off-leash hike or a trip to the hardware store. We also work with new puppy owners who want to prevent problems from occurring the first place. What separates me from other dog trainers is that I have a comprehensive program that delivers

They would like to have a well-behaved dog who can be calm and polite in the house, easy to take on walks and fun to take along on adventures whether that is an off-leash hike or a trip to the hardware store. We also work with new puppy owners who want to prevent problems from occurring the first place. What separates me from other dog trainers is that I have a comprehensive program that delivers

Operating as usual

Lola has increasingly become "difficult to take places". We started with a couple of low key short outings to test the w...
08/12/2022

Lola has increasingly become "difficult to take places". We started with a couple of low key short outings to test the waters.

She was nervous and uncertain but was polite and held it together while we checked out the fresh frozen food options.

#pupandacup with Ella the Frenchie ❤️
08/10/2022

#pupandacup with Ella the Frenchie ❤️

Lola is joining us for our Fresh Start Plus Program.She can be a sweet girl and seems to be a quick learner. But Lola st...
08/10/2022

Lola is joining us for our Fresh Start Plus Program.

She can be a sweet girl and seems to be a quick learner. But Lola struggles with being calm in most situations and especially when guests arrive.

Unfortunately, this has led to Lola injuring a person. Her owners are very conscientious and want to do everything they can to help Lola to know how to behave better in the future.

So we will start by teaching Lola how to settle; even when there is a lot going on around her.

Our date night adventure continued with a behind the scenes look at the former Northern Michigan Asylum. The tour guide'...
08/09/2022

Our date night adventure continued with a behind the scenes look at the former Northern Michigan Asylum.

The tour guide's father was the former superintendent and we heard a lot of great stories from back in the day.

I hope I live long enough to see all of the buildings restored to some level of usefulness.

Dining our way through the alphabet.B is for (The) Burrow.Thank you COVID for personal ketchup bottles.I had the French ...
08/09/2022

Dining our way through the alphabet.

B is for (The) Burrow.

Thank you COVID for personal ketchup bottles.

I had the French dip which was served with a horseradish aioli.

@curtisrosenstengel had the pork tenderloin with a stonefruit salad.

Edison was a bundle of nerves when he arrived. We got to work teaching him what was and wasn't acceptable and he began t...
08/09/2022

Edison was a bundle of nerves when he arrived.

We got to work teaching him what was and wasn't acceptable and he began to develop confidence and calmness.

Now we begin lessons with his family so they will know how to help mature into a well mannered gentleman.

08/08/2022

This is probably the first time in their lives either of these dogs were mistaken for statues!

Not one of my better pictures!But check out the texture of Walter's coat and that happy, albeit blurry, family in the ba...
08/08/2022

Not one of my better pictures!

But check out the texture of Walter's coat and that happy, albeit blurry, family in the background! 😂

08/08/2022

Taking the place distractions up a notch!

08/05/2022

Three of the best ways to keep your new dogs safe at home.

We address the eating of socks or other "soft goods" with a booby trap. Eating socks or other items can result in a dog ...
08/03/2022

We address the eating of socks or other "soft goods" with a booby trap. Eating socks or other items can result in a dog needing very expensive abdominal surgery, if not costing the dog its life.

We place a $3 Harbor Freight window vibration alarm in a stinky sock inside of another stinky sock.

We place the "bait" on the floor and activate the alarm.

No matter where you are in the house, you are going to hear the alarm if your dog takes the bait!

If they do, turn off the alarm, deliver an appropriate consequence and Lather. Rinse. Repeat. with as many items as necessary to put an end to the thievery.

PS No Bombas were injured in the making of this post!

PS All clients should have one of these alarms in your go home bag If you need it.

Edison was a very good boy for his first nail trim! It is important that dogs accept handling similar to what they would...
08/03/2022

Edison was a very good boy for his first nail trim!

It is important that dogs accept handling similar to what they would experience at the vet or the groomer so we make sure to expose them to that here.

BARK Rangers Biscotti, Maurice and TaterTot were on the job recently.Part of their mission is to help dog owners know th...
08/02/2022

BARK Rangers Biscotti, Maurice and TaterTot were on the job recently.

Part of their mission is to help dog owners know that while select areas of the @sleepingbearnps are pet-friendly, there are no "off-leash" areas in the park.

Even little dogs can learn how to be reliable off-leash!Edison is getting the hang of coming when called no matter what.
08/01/2022

Even little dogs can learn how to be reliable off-leash!

Edison is getting the hang of coming when called no matter what.

I first spoke with Scout's owner before he was even born! And we had our first visit within a couple of days of them bri...
08/01/2022

I first spoke with Scout's owner before he was even born! And we had our first visit within a couple of days of them bringing him home.

Through our Fresh Start Puppy Program, we were able to help the family navigate the common puppy problems that so many people struggle with.

Now at just seven months old, the bulk of Scout's training is complete. We will do a few more sessions together to make sure everything is going smoothly. But they are well on their way to enjoying life with their well-trained dog.

Walter kept being startled by things he couldn't see due to his bushy eyebrows and fuzzy face.We consider the possibilit...
08/01/2022

Walter kept being startled by things he couldn't see due to his bushy eyebrows and fuzzy face.

We consider the possibility of a man bun but opted instead for a little trim.

The before, the comb forward, the comb-over and the after.

TaterTot showed Jasper how to ham it up while the humans had some provisions.Thank you to Alex for the excellent service...
08/01/2022

TaterTot showed Jasper how to ham it up while the humans had some provisions.

Thank you to Alex for the excellent service! ⭐

We have just one spot left in our puppy program for September.If your new puppy was born around July 1st, now is the tim...
07/31/2022

We have just one spot left in our puppy program for September.

If your new puppy was born around July 1st, now is the time to about training!

We spent many years raising puppies for service dog work and we share all of that knowledge with our puppy program members.

Send us a PM if you would like to learn more.

07/30/2022

When doodle-palooza gets to be too much for Edison, he makes a good choice and puts himself on Place for a little break.

While Edison is still wearing his serious face most of the time, Walter is a pretty jolly fella even when he is relaxing...
07/30/2022

While Edison is still wearing his serious face most of the time, Walter is a pretty jolly fella even when he is relaxing on Place.

Our other dog here for training is Edison, the Boston terrier. Edison is here to brush up on his house manners like not ...
07/27/2022

Our other dog here for training is Edison, the Boston terrier.

Edison is here to brush up on his house manners like not begging and staying out of the kitchen. We will also be working on not barking at distractions and pulling on the leash.

He was a little nervous at first but he is warming up and settling in.

Your baby puppy is wired to learn! Make sure they are learning the good things and not the naughty things.The more you t...
07/26/2022
Toddlers Don’t Blow Up Mailboxes

Your baby puppy is wired to learn! Make sure they are learning the good things and not the naughty things.

The more you teach them at young age, the better their odds of maturing into a well-mannered family companion.

And why you don’t need puppy training. Yet. It’s true. They may be a little mischievous or get into trouble because they don’t know any...

New week, new dogs! First up is Walter, a 14 month old labradoodle.Walter thinks every day is the best day ever! There a...
07/26/2022

New week, new dogs! First up is Walter, a 14 month old labradoodle.

Walter thinks every day is the best day ever! There are people to bark at, leaves to chase on the walk and new people and dogs to rush up to!

This week his family is camping without him so they can enjoy their time with family and friends.

But, with our help Walter is going to be ready to go on their next trip and wow everyone with his improved behavior!

Apollo is just six months old but is already a big boy. So it was important that he learn how to be polite and calm when...
07/26/2022

Apollo is just six months old but is already a big boy. So it was important that he learn how to be polite and calm when needed.

We addressed some problem behaviors and will continue to work with the family to make sure he matures into an excellent family companion.

Lucy (littermate to Teddy) is also having a great summer full of adventures! We love seeing your dogs out and about so f...
07/25/2022

Lucy (littermate to Teddy) is also having a great summer full of adventures!

We love seeing your dogs out and about so feel free to tag us on the socials. ❤️

Don't believe everything you read or see on product packaging.Unless prescribed by a doctor, use the amount that works b...
07/25/2022

Don't believe everything you read or see on product packaging.

Unless prescribed by a doctor, use the amount that works best for your situation.

Jasper's boat game is strong and he is very chill when taking cruises with his family.
07/19/2022

Jasper's boat game is strong and he is very chill when taking cruises with his family.

I am so happy the chocolate shop opens earlier now. What a great way to start the day!
07/18/2022

I am so happy the chocolate shop opens earlier now. What a great way to start the day!

And the floofs (flooves?!) got fluffed and nails trimmed today.
07/18/2022

And the floofs (flooves?!) got fluffed and nails trimmed today.

Spa day! Jack was very tolerant of the clippers and the Dremel for his nails trim today.
07/18/2022

Spa day! Jack was very tolerant of the clippers and the Dremel for his nails trim today.

We held another free Puppy 101 seminar today with our friends at Pet Supplies Plus Traverse City.Daisy and Tonto are wel...
07/17/2022

We held another free Puppy 101 seminar today with our friends at Pet Supplies Plus Traverse City.

Daisy and Tonto are well on their way to being wonderful companions. We were able to provide additional guidance regarding socializing, obedience training and stopping unwanted behaviors.

Our next Puppy 101 seminar will be on Sunday, August 14 at 11am. The session will be for any puppies born after April 24, 2022. Registration link is in our bio.

07/17/2022

I suppose I could put some fancy words with it and make it sound more exciting. But dog training is a lot of often boring looking repetition.

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Success.

There is still time to sign up for our free Puppy 101 seminar. This will be held Sunday, July 17th at Pet Supplies Plus ...
07/16/2022
Beacon Bay Dog Training

There is still time to sign up for our free Puppy 101 seminar. This will be held Sunday, July 17th at Pet Supplies Plus in Traverse City.

We will talk about how to address some common puppy problems and end with a puppy social time.

* This event is designed for puppies born after March 27, 2022.

Schedule your appointment online Beacon Bay Dog Training

It was a beautiful evening for an outing to the ballgame. The dogs were able to practice their good behavior in a very h...
07/15/2022

It was a beautiful evening for an outing to the ballgame. The dogs were able to practice their good behavior in a very high distraction environment and they all handled it very well.

The place cot allows your dog to hang out with you while being calm and staying out of trouble.
07/15/2022

The place cot allows your dog to hang out with you while being calm and staying out of trouble.

BARK Ranger TaterTot is doing his part to help Biscotti educate park visitors about the importance of protecting the pip...
07/15/2022
Sleeping Bear Dunes Enlists The Help of Canines and Companions to Protect Piping Plovers - 9 & 10 News

BARK Ranger TaterTot is doing his part to help Biscotti educate park visitors about the importance of protecting the piping plover's nesting areas.

It’s not every day a person gets to meet a conservation officer with four paws, but that is a common occurrence at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. For six years, BARK Rangers has been a volunteer-based program through the Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes organization. Currently, 18 people an...

We haven't seen Effie in a minute because she has been busy enjoying all that Northern Michigan summer has to offer!
07/14/2022

We haven't seen Effie in a minute because she has been busy enjoying all that Northern Michigan summer has to offer!

Apollo the six month old NewfiePoo is joining us for our Fresh Start Program.He admits there may be some truth to the la...
07/13/2022

Apollo the six month old NewfiePoo is joining us for our Fresh Start Program.

He admits there may be some truth to the laundry list of naughty deeds his family provided. But he is willing to consider changing his behavior for the better.

We have had our share of Cinderella stories this year!Jasper was a rescue dog that was found in an abandoned house, but ...
07/12/2022

We have had our share of Cinderella stories this year!

Jasper was a rescue dog that was found in an abandoned house, but he hit the lottery with his new family. He has a big life full of adventures ahead of him! ❤️

Little dog, big sign. Jasper was brave and made it all the way down to the mural!
07/12/2022

Little dog, big sign. Jasper was brave and made it all the way down to the mural!

Dilly continues to blossom with her new family! She is becoming more confident and calm around the house. I hear she is ...
07/12/2022

Dilly continues to blossom with her new family! She is becoming more confident and calm around the house.

I hear she is even starting to win over Pickles the cat.

We have another free puppy seminar coming up next week with our friends @psptraversecityThis one is for puppies born aft...
07/10/2022

We have another free puppy seminar coming up next week with our friends @psptraversecity

This one is for puppies born after March 27th and we would love to see you and your puppy there!

The link is in our Instagram bio or in the comment on the Facebook post.

Even if we aren't the right dog trainer for you, we encourage you to continue your search for for someone who can help y...
07/07/2022
How to Hire a Dog Trainer Who isn't Us

Even if we aren't the right dog trainer for you, we encourage you to continue your search for for someone who can help you and your dog.

While we welcome new clients, our Fresh Start Program is very unique and not a good match for every dog owner. So even if we aren't right f...

How cute is that??BARK Ranger TaterTot will be in Glen Haven tomorrow morning.He will be there to educate people, especi...
07/02/2022

How cute is that??

BARK Ranger TaterTot will be in Glen Haven tomorrow morning.

He will be there to educate people, especially dog owners, how they can help protect the 83+ new piping plover chicks that have hatched in the park. ❤️

It is a great time to be a dog trainer, but unfortunately not such a great time to be the owner of a dog that needs trai...
07/02/2022

It is a great time to be a dog trainer, but unfortunately not such a great time to be the owner of a dog that needs training. :-(

We are now booking training start dates in September. If you scheduled a call with us, you can expect to have a training opening about two months after your phone call with us.

We regret the delay and want to be up front with those of you who are waiting to go through our process.

If you are certain that you want to work with us, you have the option to make a refundable deposit to hold a training date until we can speak with you.

We are working on making that deposit available shortly.

I should re-label this "Scary Things in the Sky Safety" because our airshow starts today and the Blue Angels & Friends a...
07/02/2022

I should re-label this "Scary Things in the Sky Safety" because our airshow starts today and the Blue Angels & Friends are LOUD! ✈️🎆

We are a top three finalist in our local Simply the Best contest.If you are so inclined to vote for us, we would greatly...
07/01/2022
Simplythebest

We are a top three finalist in our local Simply the Best contest.

If you are so inclined to vote for us, we would greatly appreciate your time!

You can find us in the Business & Professional category under Animal Trainer and you can vote once daily through August 5.

In the immortal words of Bartles & Jaymes, "Thank you for your support!".❤️

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

How to get the most from the time you have with your trainer.
06/28/2022

How to get the most from the time you have with your trainer.

Address

Traverse City, MI
49686

Opening Hours

Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

Telephone

+12312523658

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Beacon Bay Dog Training posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Beacon Bay Dog Training:

Videos

Category

Nearby pet stores & pet services


Other Dog training in Traverse City

Show All

Comments

Julie says MANY THANKS for the goodies! 💜 So kind of you to think of her, Meghan! She’s always happy to help! 😄 🐶🐕🐩