Doodle, Marshall Michigan, Brooks Fountain

What happens at your end of the leash is the most important. So, we train you to train your dog.

Deborah G.

"Doug gets dogs! He has an incredible ability to connect with dogs, which is why I believe his methods are so effective. Not only does he understand how dogs think and learn, but he also has a natural way of inspiring them to want to work with him"

Barbara R.

"What is even better is Doug oh so gently helps the masters understand what needs to be done. Doug is so patient with the dogs and its owners, cannot wait to see all that can be in the next few months".


Dog training is more than just tricks. Having a dog that can fetch and rollover is great, but there's a lot more that goes into having a well-behaved dog than being able to sit and stay. At Both Ends of the Leash, we believe that what happens at your end of the leash is responsible for what happens at your dog's end of the leash.  At Both Ends of the Leash, we do house calls, so we can evaluate your dog’s behaviors where they occur (in their home environment?) and teach you the skills needed to change those behaviors.  Doug brings an owner-centered approach to dog training, with a focus on teaching you how your dog thinks and communicates   When you and your dog communicate effectively you can tell your dog how you want them to behave, and your dog can know what you expect. Doug is a student of dog behavior and has a long history of developing happy, well-adjusted dogs who were good citizens and were loved by all.