Our Story

Why I love every minute of our journey


Owner-Trainer Michael Peer

Former Police K9 Officer turned Dog Trainer & Behaviorist, Michael Peer had found his "calling" when he created dOgbedience (short for Dog Obedience) in 2011. A year and half prior, he had rescued a 4 month old Rottweiler (Rogue) who was battling Addison's Disease; Rogue became his inspiration in helping other dogs and their families. In no time, he became Michael's dog training assistant and brought Rogue to client's homes with dog behavioral issues. Rogue spoke the language of dogs and interpreted their cues for Michael. Sadly, he passed away from Addison's disease at age only age 7. Despite Rogue's illness, he powered through in helping Michael thrive in training dogs.


Ofc Michael Peer (Ret.), is a graduate of Police K-9 Dog Training School and was Certified for Narcotics Detection-by the USPCA in 1999. He and his K-9 Police partner, Lazer, received recognition and citations for their outstanding police work. Michael left the K9 Unit when his K9 partner retired but continued to work as a Patrol Officer until his retirement after 31 years. He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. Degree from the School of Social Work. Helping people and dogs are his passion in life. He is a member of APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers)​.

Dog Coach & T​rainer Brett Peer

Brett Peer was enamored with dogs at an early age. He began going to dog training appointments with his father (Michael Peer) for many years since he was 12.  His interest in dogs led him to take up dog training as a profession.  Brett Peer had worked alongside Michael and trained over 300 dogs during the first year he joined our company in 2019.  


In just a couple years, Brett has evolved into his own and has gained his own professional following.  Clients come back to continue one-on-one dog training under Brett's direction. 


Brett Peer is an AKC Certified, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Fit Dog Trainer


Brett Peer is our Lead Dog Trainer for Puppy Star and CGC Certifications. He believes in a Positive Dog Training approach. He continues to learn his craft by attending professional classes and webinars. Brett is a member of APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers).


Brett exudes a calming sense of patience and empathy towards his clients, young and old. He has a magical way of making his clients (dog and people alike) feel at ease when tackling a challenging behavior.  

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No E-Collar, No Prong Collar, and No Choke Collar

Using an e-collar or prong collar as the primary tool to train a dog should never be the default choice of any dog owner. Training dogs using punishment or counting on corrections only teaches avoidance. We have helped countless dogs be released from the confines of E-Collars, Shock and Prong Collars (even placed by previous dog trainers). Believe it or not, your old-fashioned (flat) collars work just fine. Let's free up your dog from the E-Collar you're using, or the Prong Collar he has on right now...your dog will feel and know the difference, and will result in your dog feeling less confused or anxious. 

Positive Dog Training Program

Unlike other Dog Trainers who offer a myriad of training classes with various titles that can be confusing to dog owners, our program is simple; it is designed to help shape your dog's obedience and behavior as a whole. We offer a concise program that combines both Obedience/Agility Training and Behavior Modification, so that my clients can gain the most benefit for their dogs in a short period of time. We teach dog owners how to employ learned techniques that reinforce desired behaviors while extinguishing the undesirable. Training your dog should be positive and fun so learning becomes desirable. 

Proven Techniques, Proven Results

With our techniques, you'll be taught correct posture, positioning, timing, voice inflection, praise and reward. Our dog training program can be customized to help meet your goals. Each week we can tweek training regimen to tackle dog problems that may arise --you and your dog can progress at your own pace without limitation, unlike that of other programs offered which are segmented.

I BELIEVE IN...

teaching dog owners to provide proper direction and leadership for your dogs

marking and rewarding good dog behavior through praise, affection, play, toys & treats

preventing and interrupting unwanted dog behaviors through proper direction and touch correction to get your dog's attention (if necessary)

replacing unwanted dog behaviors with good behaviors

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