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Joyful Dogs of MI & IN
Joyful Dogs of MI & IN

Joyful Dogs of MI & IN

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Introduction: We are expanding from Central Michigan to better serve you! Now serving NWI and Southwest MI! We provide 1 on 1, in-home dog training for all levels of obedience. We begin as early as 8 weeks old with our Introduction to Life course. Sessions last between 60-90 minutes once a week for 6 weeks. I have over 20 years experience training dogs, and have trained at all levels. Joyful Dogs of MI has 44 years training experience and works closely with our new division. All dogs are Joyful Dogs once training begins, and we are here for the life of your pet for advice and assistance.

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Serves La Porte, IN

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1 year in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.


4 reviews


Betsy S.

We have a 120 lb Great Dane who is very sweet but very stubborn. He wouldn't behave inside and walking him was impossible! I was ready to find him a new home! I hired Paul and I couldn't be happier. Norman is now a dog who behaves so well we take him everywhere we can with us. And at home he's better than I hoped! I'm so glad I had Paul train our Norm. Betsy S
Oct 28, 2020
Mindy W.

Great experience working with Paul of Joyful Dogs. After spending thousands with other trainers (and little result) for our misbehaved 120 pound Swiss Mountain Dog. It is such a relief that she is no longer jumping because we were so worried that she would hurt someone! Her social skills have improved and she is now a very polite and behaved girl. He is now working with our Border Collie (who missed out on normal puppy training due to parvo and quarantine). She is shy and gets scared easily because she missed out on normal puppy socialization, but we are already seeing big improvements in how she interacts with people and other dogs! Couldn't be happier and we highly recommend!
Sep 12, 2020
Jen S.

We had a wonderful experience with Paul from Joyful Dogs. Our 2 year old rambunctious lab learned some important skills in the beginner class and we have plans to work through an advanced class this spring! Paul is very easy to work with. He clearly knows and loves dogs, and we recommend him highly!
Jan 13, 2021
Brianna V.

They have helped a lot already of giving us advice for our reactive dog max! They are here for every step of the way and will give advice anytime it is needed. They truly care for their customers and their dogs! Thank you!!
Nov 9, 2020
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Paul Shepard


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Offering Active Duty and Veteran, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighter, and EMS discounts. (Credentials May be required)

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We begin by gathering information about your dog/s and specific training goals. Using the information supplied, we develop a comprehensive plan tailored to your dog. Once training begins, we adjust that plan to enhance the training experience. Every dog that trains with us is a Joyful Dog for life! We offer advice and assistance for the life of your dog.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    We are LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Adversive) trainers with a focus on the most current methods to best train your dog.

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