We had been training Oskar with other trainers since he was a puppy, but still found ourselves frustrated (at 1½ years old) with his unacceptable behaviors. Although we were quite hesitant about leaving our dog for 6 weeks of training, we now realize the importance of that intensive, uninterrupted approach to training and behavior modification. One of the neatest things for us to witness after the training was the bond that Nino created with our dog. Oskar respected him not only as a trainer, but also a friend. Now we have an obedient dog that is a joy to be around. Thank you Nino – you are truly AMAZING!
PICK UP TIME / DROP OFF TIME
SUNDAY TO SATURDAY
10:00 AM – 12 NOON & 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
We are here all throughout the day but to ensure we give the most attention and care to your family pets our pickup and drop off times are 10-12 and 6-8 pm. If another time is needed please text or call Taylor at 616-216-1115
The Very Best In Professional Dog Training in Greater Grand Rapids MI
K9 Academy International is a licensed accredited training school. Owner and Training Director Nino Islamcevic is the most qualified professional dog trainer for all breeds available in Michigan. We offer a wide range of training classes that cater to you and your dog’s needs. We offer in home training, personalized training classes, and boarding training. All of K9 Academy International’s training courses are based on centered on operant conditioning with a strong focus on Positive Reinforcement training. Positive Reinforcement training is based around rewards and encouragement thus creating a more confident and stable dog.
We use operant conditioning training methods, with a strong emphasis on positive reinforcement. Using a reward-based approach is the first step in dog training, and the fairest way to teach a dog a new task or behavior. K9 Academy’s techniques are unique and the most advanced, and we offer ‘The Best Training for the Best Price!‘
- Oskar and Zeena
We didn’t know much about dogs when we got our new pup and we made some common mistakes in beginning. We had trouble with house breaking, potty training, digging, not coming when called, walking on leash, chewing and manners. After our training with K9 Academy International we came to understand ‘dog language’ 100% better and our communication and training went really good. Our dog now is well behaved, has great manners and is a great joy to us.
Pat & RobPat & Rob
Simply put, our dog was a mess!
His behavior and submissive urination were so bad we were at the point that we were going to have to get rid of him. We worked with him, took him to classes with different prominent trainer,etc. Nothing was working. We called Nino, took Blu to him, and the dog we picked up 4 weeks later brought tears to my eyes. There he was sitting proud, walking calmly on leash, using door manners, it was incredible! With the help of Nino and K9 Academy International, Blu now plays great with our other dog, he listens and he is a great dog! We can now enjoy our dog Blu as a part of our family!
Stacy SagleStacy Sagle
Our dog boarding kennel is serving Grand Rapids MI area. Each dog boarding kennel has a private 25-square-foot area, which is connected to a covered, outdoor area with 55 square feet. That’s much more space than the average dog boarding facility. There’s music for a home-like environment, and 10 acres of land for nature walks. The front dog kennel area is heated or air-conditioned according to the seasons, and the back dog kennel area is closed in during the winter and the floors are heated at our dog boarding kennel Playtimes are in our secure, fenced-in yards, or in our indoor play room if required by weather. Nino and his family live on-site, and are available for emergencies 24/7.
We have excellent quality dogs for sale available! All up to date on vaccines, health checked and temperament tested. Dogs for sale are available with or without training. Imported, domestic or hand raised by Nino Islamcevic and Vom Harisburg Kennels. We have obedience-trained dogs for sale, we have puppies for sale, puppies started in training for sale, trained family protection dogs for sale, trained companion dogs, etc. K9 Academy offers customers well-bred and highly trained dogs to enhance your security and companionship. Our family protection dogs are safe and have excellent temperaments! Most of our dogs are imported from Europe, as well as our breeding bloodlines.
Protection Dogs Available as
- Family Protection Dogs
- Personal Protection Dogs
- Business Protection Dogs
- Guard Dogs
- Security Dog
Police K-9 and security dogs available! Training available in tracking, obedience, narcotics, article search, and building search, with Handler’s Course. Maintenance for police K-9’s and problem solving, with excellent service!
- Single Purpose K-9’s Available
- Dual Purpose K-9’s Available
- Green Young Dogs Available
We have some of the best K-9’s imported from Europe!
Breeding program is also imported European bloodlines!
Obedience for All Breeds
Boarding for Dogs
Police K-9 Training
Academy for Trainers
Vom Harisburg Kennels
Vom Harisburg Kennels is very proud of their top-quality German Shepherd puppies. Their bloodlines are the best of any German Shepherd breeder you’ll find in the area. Nino Islamcevic has been a conscientious and professional German Shepherd breeder for almost 20 years, and chooses only stable and healthy dogs for his breeding program, providing German Shepherd puppies with sound temperaments and good health. Harisburg kennels has German Shepherd puppies for sale, as well as green or trained adult German Shepherds for sale. Our kennels are located in west Michigan, and we offer worldwide shipping and delivery services.
K9 Academy International,LLC Google Reviews
We had our pit bull Rocket in the 8week board training this past winter he was a year old. He was a good dog until my 13 year old redbone past away and then he started to chew on everything from the couch to shoes and would chose when he wanted to listen to commands. Nino and his staff did a fantastic job with, he listens extremely well now in any situation and has gotten over his chewing problem. I have brought Rocket everywhere possible with me like camping, hiking, festivals, stores and has done extremely good. I can even tell home to sit/stay then walk into a store and he don't even flinch until I come back out and give him another command. Everybody that meets him can't get over how well behaved he is. It was well worth the money!!!!! Thank you for doing such a great job and I recommend you to everybody.
Had my dog Willow (GSD) trained there. Staff is AMAZING! I can't say enough good things about the quality of care from these folks. I highly recommend them. They go above and beyond!
K9 academy was great they did a great job with Training and I never was worried about whether my dog was being treated well. Taylor was very helpful and did a wonderful job with training!
We have been so pleased with our dogs progress and from hearing other people's stories about how their dogs' behaviors have been changed. Can't wait to see her in three more weeks!
Nino, Taylor, and all the staff did a great job. I am amazed how well trained our dog is. We did the full boarding and training and it was worth every penny.