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Why Choose Sit Means Sit

The Best Dog Training in Detroit

Sit Means Sit Dog Training Detroit provides professional dog training in Detroit, Troy, Rochester, Waterford, and surrounding Michigan areas.

At Sit Means Sit Dog Training Detroit, we are dedicated to strengthening the bond between dogs and their families, ensuring the highest level of freedom and safety for the dogs and peace of mind for their owners. We understand the demands of today’s busy lifestyles, and our training programs are tailored to accommodate them.

Our training services encompass obedience training, behavior modification, and preparation for therapy and crisis dog certification. We take pride in the fact that a significant portion of our new clients each year come to us through referrals from local veterinarians and our satisfied clients.

Located in Rochester Hills, our modern and hygienic facility serves the majority of Oakland and Macomb counties, as well as some areas of Wayne County. 

Regardless of the program our clients choose, our aim is to ensure that every client feels welcomed and supported and that every dog is treated with the same care and attention as our own.

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Any Age. Any Breed. Any Problem.

We train all dogs, regardless of age, breed, or behavioral issue. Whether you're looking to start your puppy on a path to lifelong success or want to teach your older dog some new tricks, we've got you covered.

Obedience & Behavior Management

We provide individualized one-on-one dog training programs tailored to meet your unique goals and specific needs.

Group Training

Our follow-up group training continues after our one-on-one training programs to ensure you and your dog continue to achieve your training goals.

Training & Services

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

At Sit Means Sit Detroit, we provide American Kennel Club (AKC) S.T.A.R puppy classes. STAR stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility. In the S.T.A.R puppy classes, you will learn how to guide behavior to start your puppy off on the right paw. Starting training early is key to creating a canine companion that you…

Immersion Training

Immersion Board and Train

Enroll your dog in the Immersion Board and Train program so they can learn while having fun. Your pup will stay with us Monday through Friday for two weeks (some circumstances may require additional time) where they will receive hands-on training from our certified dog trainers. We can even board your dog over the weekends…

Day Training

Day Training

Day training is a combination of our immersion and private lessons. It is designed to include owners more in the training process while still utilizing the expertise of a professional canine trainer. This program is available for dogs at least five months old. With Day Training, We Split the Responsibility of Training. We work with…

Go Team Therapy / Crisis Dog Training

Therapy / Crisis

Sit Means Sit Detroit hosts Go Team therapy training once per year. This program is more intensive than your typical therapy dog training, and it certifies crisis response dogs.  In order to become certified, your dog will train at local fire departments, libraries, and other public places where a crisis response dog may be needed. …

Group Classes

Group Class

After completion of an Immersion or Day Train program, you are eligible to attend our Group Classes. We do this so your dog can get attention and help with their basic issues before moving to a high-distraction environment. Once a good level of skill is attained, group classes allow your dog to hone in on…

Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen Test

At Sit Means Sit Detroit, we offer Canine Good Citizen testing several times throughout the year. For more information and requirements, visit the AKC website. To reserve your spot in an upcoming CGC test, please register via TimeTap. You can pick your preferred date and time and complete payment.  The cost of the test is…

Pet Tech® CPR And First Aid

Pet Tech® CPR And First Aid

Unexpected things happen… Are you prepared to take action if they do? At Sit Means Sit Detroit, we offer a 5+ hour class that teaches you CPR techniques, first aid skills, health care, and wellness information for dogs and cats. The class also includes our PetSaver® 40-page handbook and a certification card and certificate upon…

Behavior Modification Training

In addition to our training programs, we can train your dog or pup to overcome specific behaviors and emotions for a happier, healthier dog.


An aggressive dog can cause difficulties when trying to incorporate them into your daily life, and can create stress and strain for everyone in your household. Often these behaviors stem from factors like inadequate socialization, fear, stress, or negative past experiences. Working collaboratively, you and your trainer can address and resolve some of these behavioral…

High Anxiety/Fear

Whether it’s a fear of strangers, other dogs, or separation from their owner, it can be incredibly challenging to train an anxious dog. Our trainers will work closely with you and your pup to gradually increase their comfort zone through positive experiences, building your dog’s confidence in a safe and productive way. Signs of Anxiety…


Does your dog bolt the second they see a squirrel, person, or another dog across the street? These distractions are unavoidable in the real world, which is why our trainers focus and specialize in high-distraction training. With consistency, we can help direct your dog’s focus to you in any situation when distractions arise….


If you aspire to enjoy the freedom of having your dog off-leash while exploring your favorite trails or during camping adventures, off-leash training could be a perfect fit for you and your furry companion. Off-leash training is distinct from obedience, although skills such as recall are the foundation of off-leash training. Our trainers will begin…


A reactive dog overreacts to normal situations that other dogs would take in stride. They become overstimulated easily and may bark, lunge, and growl at something as simple as another dog or person walking on the other side of the street. Attention to training is extremely important, as reactivity can turn into aggression. The cause…


Socialization with dogs, humans, and other animals is a great way to ensure a well-mannered and confident dog. The best time to socialize is between 10-16 weeks of age, but not all dogs get to experience socialization as a puppy. A lot of rescue dogs enter their new homes without proper socialization, which can put…

Meet Our

Trainers & Staff

Our certified Sit Means Sit Dog Training staff has extensive experience in resolving dog obedience issues such as:

  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Leash Pulling
  • Counter surfing
  • People aggression
  • Dog aggression
  • New Puppy Problems
  • Housebreaking
  • Basic Commands
  • High Energy
  • Anxiety
  • And More!

Learn more about our team or jump start your training by scheduling a free evaluation today!


Amy Owner & Head Puppy Instructor

Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Oakland University. Despite a successful business in the financial field, Amy decided to pursue her passion – dogs. Amy attended the Sit Means Sit school in June of 2008. She’s been a speaker at the regional and national Sit Means Sit conferences for several years. Amy has…


Nick Owner & Head Trainer

With thousands of dogs trained since 2008, Nick’s experience with all types of dogs, obedience issues and behavior modification makes him a sought-after trainer and speaker. Nick is an avid volunteer at local and national Leonberger shows, as well as being asked to handle other people’s dogs in the show ring. Nick enjoys working with…

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Sit means sit has been the best dog training I have experienced. I have two polar opposite dogs – 1 happy go lucky golden and 1 not so friendly mini Aussie mix and SMS has really helped with how to deal with all different temperaments. We love coming every week to dog training as the trainers and dog handlers all love what they do!

- Chelsea P.
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Loved the puppy class! They keep the size of the class small. I’ve been to another puppy class company and they had way too many dogs! Also, they allowed supervised play time which really gave me confidence to have my puppies around other dogs. We’ll done trainers!

- Carol S.
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