At DogMore Academy, we provide trusted, reliable and proven dog training programs in west Michigan.

About DogMore Academy

DogMore Academy is a professional dog training company headquartered in Allegan, MI, and founded by certified dog trainer, Manda Ballard.


Our company provides dog training services to dog owners across west Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Holland. Our popular private lesson programs are designed to achieve your goals and build a strong, lasting relationship between you and your dog.


In the coming months, we’ll also be offering an exciting online training program, which will enable our expertise to reach a wider audience outside of Michigan.


We’re passionate about helping you and your dog. No matter your goals, aspirations or dreams, we are here to help you achieve them! 

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Serving dog owners in Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo and nearby areas of Michigan

Day Training

Our Day Training programs at DogMore Academy enables our professional team to work with your dog throughout the course of a day.


These programs are popular for a number of reasons. Rather being confined to the allotted timeframe of a private lesson, we can achieve amazing results with your dog in a shorter amount of time.

With any of our Day Training programs, you will have the opportunity for follow-up appointments (either in your home or at our facility) and your dog will have lifetime access to our popular WalkMore Drop-In Clinics. 

We offer a range of different Day Training programs. The best program for your dog will depend on your overall dog training objectives. We are happy to help you select the best option for your dog!

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Private Lessons

DogMore Academy’s one-on-one private lesson programs are perfect for dog owners who want to build a solid, stable and reliable relationship with their dog.


In these sessions, we’ll work with you to understand your specific aims and objectives. The foundation of a successful human-dog partnership is mutual respect, trust and understanding.  


We’ll get to the bottom of any undesirable behaviors or unwanted issues. We’ll help you to understand why your dog is behaving in a certain manner – and work to resolve any problems.


Our lessons are fully customizable, with different packages to suit you and your dog training needs. Every dog is different!


We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all dog training methods – we want to work with you and your dog.

Online Dog Training

Coming soon to DogMore Academy, we are excited to introduce an online dog training program which will be available to dog owners around the globe!

Our online program will enable you to access an ever-expanding library of training resources. You’ll gain the knowledge you need to work effectively with your dog – all at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home.

In addition, you’ll get monthly tips on health and nutrition, plus exclusive access to Q&A sessions with the DogMore Academy team.

We’ll be launching this in the very near future, so stay tuned for further updates!

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WalkMore Drop-In Clinics

Our WalkMore Drop-In Clinics provide additional, ongoing support for DogMore Academy clients!


These weekly sessions are designed for clients – past and present – to get more from their dog training experience with DogMore Academy. These sessions are led by a professional dog trainer, offering you the opportunity to ask crucial questions or get expert advice.

Our WalkMore sessions also offer your dog vital socialization.  This will take place in a controlled environment and under the supervision of the DogMore Academy team.

The WalkMore Drop-In Clinics are a lifetime benefit for DogMore Academy clients – meaning the support you receive from us will never end.