Success Stories

Happy Dogs, Happy People.

Our trainers are dog lovers first and foremost, but we also understand that in order to be a great trainer, it takes more than just passion for pups! We know dog training is an art and a science, so we require all of our trainers to stay current on industry standards, trends, and certifications.

We also believe that dogs – like people – learn best when they’re having fun! That’s why we practice results-oriented positive reinforcement training with a focus on building the bond between you and your dog. Our goal is to set you both up for success!


“Dave Johnson volunteers weekly to help the dogs at the Delta Animal Shelter. Dave volunteers his time and talents both at the animal shelter working on basic obedience and as part of the DAWGZ ADAPT inmate dog training program where he helps teach training techniques. His methods of training have saved numerous dogs across the entire UP.
One dog in particular was Apollo, a dog brought to the shelter that was caged his whole life and scared of human touch….”


“I first started working with Dave about 2 years ago. Since that time I have been nothing but impressed with the training he does with dogs. He strives to make each and every dog he works with successful. He does this by treating the dogs like they are his own. For my dogs, it was no different. I first called on Dave to help me with my three year old Golden Retriever, named Remy. Remy has a lot of issues with fears. Remy’s fears are not of people, but stem out to things like: Other dogs, unfamiliar objects, noises, and movements. He also had a fear food aggression toward my other dogs.”


“Emmett came to the shelter in February of 2014. He was sent to Bay Vet to be neutered, because we didn’t have our own surgery room at the shelter yet. Dr. Sue had lost her dog J.J. six months prior, and was feeling that empty hole in her heart very keenly, when this timid little ball of fur with big sad eyes grabbed her by the heart. He never went back to the shelter. When he first came to us he always looked so sad that he was named after the clown, Emmett Kelly. Emmett had some behavior issues, mostly due to insecurities, that Dr. Sue was unable to help him with on her own. She enlisted the help of Dave Johnson, who taught her how to make Emmett into a happy, more secure dog. He still has his baggage, and doesn’t do well in large groups of strangers which is why he isn’t here tonight. But he’s at Bay Vet every day, and has become the office’s “Walmart Greeter”. We love Emmett, and are so happy to have seen him blossom!”


“Buddy came to us with a lot of jumping and biting issues. He would start playing and it would escalate. Dave worked with Buddy and we saw remarkable improvements right away. With Dave’s help, Buddy was able to quickly overcome his escalation of biting and jumping and has turned into a great family companion. A great big shout out to Dave and D & D Dog Dynamics. Excellent trainer, exhibiting quick results!”


“Dave with D&D Dog Dynamics is the only person I would want training my dog!  After he first trained my “un-trainable” Pomeranian I was convinced!   Then, when I fostered a dog from the Delta Animal Shelter who I would end up adopting and after need some special training so she could become Mid Pen Schools reading therapy dog, I knew who to call,  Dave and D&D Dynammics!  Dave came out, met Charlie, saw the potential she had and agreed to work with us right at the school!  Not only has Dave trained Charlie to be the best dog she can be, he has also taught me how to be a better handler and dog mom! Dave was also great with the many students we encountered while training, taking the time to explain to kids what he was doing, why he was doing it, and sometimes even using the students as part of the training which the kids loved!  I can’t thank Dave enough for such a positive and rewarding experience!”