April VanBuren

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I offer in home private consultations for dogs of all ages.  I will make a training program to fit the specific needs of you and your dog.  


Animals have always been my passion.  I'm the current vice-president of Michigan Bernese Moutain Dog Rescue and am also a volunteer for Doodle rescue.  My dogs and I have participated in and earned titles in Rally Obedience and conformation.  In 2005, I completed a two month internship at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.  I was able to work closely with the trainers and dogs in DogTown where I learned a tremendous amount about dog behavior and body language. My passion and love for animals has given me a thirst for knowledge. 

As well as graduating from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior, I am also a recent graduate of Stautzenberger College's Veterinary Technology program.

Services Offered: 

Offering a wide range of positive, private lessons focused on all avenues of dog training and behavior using dog friendly, clickerly methods as taught by the Karen Pryor Academy.

Private Sessions include:

Clicker training and skills for puppies and dogs of all ages; Selecting a new dog; Problem solving and prevention; Desensitization for reactive dogs; Basic Manners; Rally Obedience preparation; Preparing for the CGC test; Ways to address house-training and crate training; Positive leadership skills; and Training specifically for deaf or blind dogs.

Edwardsburg , MI


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9 years 3 months