A Michigan native and U.S. Army Veteran, certified professional trainer and American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator Mark Bennett has been professionally training dogs since 2017. Mark has been featured on WMYD-TV20 Celebrate Michigan for dog training, and has an extensive background working with our four legged friends.
Mark began his journey working at a dog daycare/boarding facility being exposed to roughly 60-70 different dogs of varying breeds, shapes, and sizes daily. This experience gave him exposure to a wide variety of behaviors, temperaments, and a solid foundation of pack mentality and social interactions between dogs.
Shortly after Mark began to study under well established local trainer Donna Fournier through her company Service Paws by Donna. There he learned how to train basic obedience and behavioral modification while attending an average of 7-15 different sessions each week. This gave him hands on experience through careful and thorough guidance.
From 2018-2019 Mark worked as a trainer for Stiggy's Dogs, a 501(c)(3) organization founded by Jennifer Petre that rescues and trains shelter dogs to be psychiatric service dogs for military veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). During his time there Mark also trained therapy dogs for mental health patients and prison hospice programs taking great pride in giving back to fellow veterans in need, inmates seeking their own way to give back, and saving the lives of wonderful rescue dogs.
Trainer Jermaine Moore is a Michigan native and graduate of Dr. Ian Dunbar's Dog Trainer Academy. He joined us in 2019 after shadowing and assisting our head trainer for half of a year. Outside of training Jermaine also specializes in dog photography as well. He is currently in school through Duke University continuing his education with animal cognition, animal behavior, and dog training certifications while working under direct guidance of the head trainer.
Trainer Kayla Milliean is a Michigan native and graduate of Dr. Ian Dunbar's Dog Trainer Academy. She joined us in 2019 after shadowing and assisting our head trainer for half of a year. Kayla is currently studying dog grooming on to of training. She is currently in school through Duke University continuing his education with animal cognition, animal behavior, and dog training certifications while working under direct guidance of the head trainer.
Freya is Barky Mark's three year old Staffordshire Terrier/Rottweiler Mix. She was a rescue/shelter dog and is Canine Good Citizen Certified. She is one of the fastest dogs you will ever meet.
Bino is Jermaine's three year old Husky. He was a rescue/shelter dog and is Canine Good Citizen Certified. He loves to talk and be part of a crowd.
Prism is Kayla's three year old Yorkie Poo. She may as well be a rabbit with how bouncy and acrobatic she is.
Whether you’re thinking about getting a dog, have a new puppy in the house, or already own a dog with behavioral problems, we are here and want to help!