About Jim Blau
I have been training dogs full-time for over ten years. I began my career rehabilitating retired racing greyhounds who were rescued from horrible conditions at the tracks. When these severely abused racers first came to me, they’d be riddled with severe issues, have zero to no socialization skills, and would often be in poor physical shape. Under my care, the greys got better, became happier, and were eventually adopted by loving families.
I eventually started working with Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan (RPSM) and was involved in their ten-week training programs for rescue dogs. That’s where I met and helped lost cases—like many of the dogs whose photos you see on this site—learn how to be the best possible pets.
Each day I increase and improve my skill set, and with the skills I’ve honed over the years, I look forward to helping you and your furry friend have a better life together.
SEVEN DAY BOARD AND TRAIN
For seven days and nights, your dog will undergo an immersive program designed to change the way he thinks. From following his own impulses to jump up, pull on the leash, ignore your come commands, and generally be obnoxious, he will learn to engage with you and seek your approval. I use balanced training methods with an emphasis on positive reinforcement and engagement.
FOURTEEN DAY BOARD AND TRAIN
For those wanting to polish their dog’s behavior a little more, they can extend their pup’s training for another seven days. The first seven days are great for eliminating some unwanted behaviors, such as leash pulling, and putting the dog on the path to engagement. The second week can really lock in the newly learned positive behaviors and reinforce hard-to-master commands such as recall.
10 Day Aggression program
Is your dog aggressive to other dogs or people? This program is an intensive deconstruction of the dog’s unwanted aggressive behavior, using remote collars and advanced heeling and recall work.
All programs include video progress reports, tools—like leashes, training collars, gentle leaders, treats, food—and an end of session coaching session where I show you how to keep these good behaviors flowing and the unwanted behaviors in the past.
No Pain, No Gain
what They’re Saying
While we were on our vacation, we got regular written written and video updates which were comforting to us and fun to show the kids that Jack was also having a great time.
Jim clearly loves dogs and has a calm, collected presence that commands their respect enabling him to make quick and substantial improvements in obedience.
We highly recommend Jim and MidMichigan K9 Academy!”