Built on 20 acres of property, Ugly Dog Daycare & Training is one of Michigan’s largest. Featuring on site training, fenced-in play areas, and other top-notch amenities.
We’ll make sure your dogs will have plenty of time to play and socialize during their stay with us. Plus, if you’re using our boarding service, we can also train your dog if you wish.
The Ugly Dog approach is to train dogs to respect us and help you become a more confident owner with a dependable dog. In fact, we like to say we train both ends of the leash: you and your dog.
We’re a family-owned and operated business with decades of experience training dogs from Michigan and all over the United States.
We’re happy to accept dogs that have not been spayed or neutered! Just make sure they’ve had their vaccinations for rabies, distemper, and Bordetella.
Though your dogs won’t spend much time in their suites, they’ll be comfortable, happy, and healthy—all of our suites are designed to control contamination.
Decades of offering dog training services have taught theUgly Dog family many things, especially that all dogs will learn at different paces (which is a large reason why we recommend the four-week program). But our experience has also proven to us that dogs of all breeds and ages can be effectively trained—so, no matter what kind of dog you have or how many gray hairs are in its coat, bring it in! We also accept dogs that have not been spayed or neutered, dogs from outside our part of Michigan, and even dogs from the rest of the United States. We simply ask that you ensure your dog is up-to-date on its rabies, distemper, and Bordetella vaccines.
Although Ugly Dog Daycare & Training opened in 2023, our staff has decades of experience providing boarding, training, grooming, and daycare in Michigan. Here’s what some of our customers have had to say about our services:
Ugly Dog Daycare & Training offers several obedience training programs that include boarding and indoor/outdoor activities. We’re more than happy to work with your dogs on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis, but we strongly recommend our 30-day foundational program. That’s because it gives your dogs the best chance to not only acclimate to a new setting, but to also learn new verbal and physical commands more effectively. Here’s what to expect:
Board & Train Program Pricing
Your dogs will get to know our staff and our facility, understand that they’re in a good, safe place, and hit the ground running with basic verbal commands.
We keep the dogs on a lead, but begin slowly moving away from verbal commands and teaching them how to recognize physical cues.
At this point, we’re heavily relying on physical commands and getting the dogs more comfortable with cues they can see and feel.
In the final week, we’ll take the dogs off of their leads and begin hands-free training with electric collars. We’ll also give the dogs’ owners free consultations about our training.
Ugly Dog Daycare
8440 South State Road
Goodrich, MI 48438
P: (810) 250-4902
HOURS OF OPERATION
Open 7 Days a Week: 7AM - 6PM
Early Daycare Drop-Off: 6AM - 7AM