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About OurClarkston, MIDog Training

Sit Means Sit Dog Training provides you with comprehensive obedience training in Clarkston, MI and the surrounding areas.

We believe in the loving and lasting relationship between owners and their dogs. Our professional dog trainers are equipped with the latest training strategies to best serve you and your dog’s needs. We want you to feel confident and satisfied that your dog is in the best hands possible.

We offer training for all levels and breeds, from minor dog obedience issues to severe hostile behaviors displayed in an aggressive dog. We also offer services for all ages whether you just got a new puppy or have an older dog with bad habits. In order to build a trusting relationship and ensure we are targeting your dog’s specific needs, we make it our goal to become personalized with every dog we train.

Our Clarkston, MI dog trainers are here to make your life easier by teaching positivity and confidence!

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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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. … Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More


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.… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More

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… Read More


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… Read More

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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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