My goal at Companion Canines is to help your dog become a happy, well-balanced and reliable companion. I work to find out what training methods work best along with giving you information to make you and your dog’s lives better. Scientific learning theories have proven dogs to be a social- and community-driven animal, each with their own specific language.

All of the training done with Companion Canines is built around positive reinforcement as well as non-physical punishment. Through mental and physical activity, the goal for your animal is to become a well-balanced family member. As a result, your dog will not be lonely or develop destructive behavior when left alone, and will be better behaved during human and social interactions.

Dogs won’t always be perfect, but they certainly deserve to be happy!


Follow the link below to access a free download of my New Puppy Handbook, a guide to everything you want to know after getting your new puppy!

New Puppy Handbook

Interview with Ron Jolly (WTCM 103.5 | 93.5), November 7, 2018.

Feel free to contact me@810-969-2956. Serving from Suttons Bay to Gaylord to Houghton Lake and beyond. I welcome dogs from other states too!!

We want to acknowledge how much help Janet DiPirro has been to use with our rescue Cooper Vary Beck. We adopted Cooper from GRRom in May and started attending Janet’s obedience class. It became clear early on that Cooper might need special help because of his high anxiety and lack of any training as a youngster.

He had been in 5 different foster homes and experienced isolation and some levels of abuse in his one year of life. (more…)

Amanda Beck

Janet is truly gifted when it comes to training dogs. She worked wonders for my dog Roxanne! I have a well behaved dog now that listens to me. I would recommend Janet to anyone. She is a true professional when it comes to training and really cares about the dogs. Thanks Janet!

Garrick Cvitkovich