Affordable board and training and other training options


We are different, we are a one of a kind dog trainer serving primarily the Utah, Idaho, Nevada, areas. We offer FREE PICK UP AND DELIVERY in these areas. We have a board and train program that offers our services to you and your dog(s).  We have a one of a kind facility with acres of usable dog space and a huge indoor building insulated and perfect for our dogs at night.  

Your dog will be busy training, playing, walking and entertained from 8am -7pm almost every day of every week. We will teach all basic commands and correct any and all behavioral issues while your dog is with us, we guarantee this work for the life of your dog. Your dog will spend time here at our facility for typically a month and come home to you well behaved and ready to accept leadership from you.

If you call or text our head trainer Wayne Ogden 435-893-5962 he can also customize a training option for you. Either through a one on one online option (which can be done anywhere) or through a one on one in home training as well?  Feel free to text or call anytime!  
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We love dogs!  At Big Dog Academy we will reunite the bond between you and your dog, or create a new bond with your dog. With our easy to use hands on services we will quickly and permanently correct and redirect your dogs energies and behaviors. With easy to follow commands you will now be able to enjoy your dog in any situation.  

Typically our training program takes your dog away from you for one month. (puppies at least 8 weeks old may take longer for completion.) Once we have completed the training we will give you step-by-step guidance and video to keep your dog up to par on all commands.

We are located in beautiful Grass Valley. Koosharem, Utah, just fifteen minutes away from FishLake Utah. We have a state of the art indoor facility as well as hundreds of acres to work with your dog. We service all of Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. We pick up and deliver for free from these states to our Ranch and training facility.

Once your dog's training is complete, we remain available for any questions and concerns should you find a need for further corrective or redirection measures with your dog. We will be with you as our customer for the life of your dog(s).


We provide a one month hands on training for your dog. This is at our Big Dog Academy in Koosharem, Utah. This is done and overseen by a certified trainer. Our work is guaranteed, and exhibited through finished video of all our basic commands for your dog. All packages are customizable. We offer free pick up and delivery of your dog back to you when done.

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We train service dogs. All types both Medical and ESA animals. We train for therapy work, medical alert and all types of emotional needs. Training a service dog is an intense program and takes a lot of time, this is a commitment for both you and for us as well as the dogs.

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One on One Online

This is a guaranteed 30 minute easy to follow fix for you and your dog. This is something that can be done in four 30 min sessions from anywhere in the world. If you have internet we can together help you with your dog! Contact Wayne Ogden for details on this program. 435-893-5962

In home dog training

2 short sessions with you or 4 short sessions with you. You pick we will customize the plan before we start. These sessions are booked by appointment only through our head trainer Wayne Ogden 435-893-5962

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Our mission is to put you and your dog into an ideal situation with each other. We work hard to train your dog to be a perfect part of your family. We strive to eliminate the uncertainty and hassle of a disobedient dog. You become your dogs leader, we teach the dog how to follow and you how to lead.

We are unique because we will stand by you for the life of your dog. You will always be our client, you and your dog. We’ve learned that every dog and situation is different, and we want to work out a plan of action that works best for you, and for your dog. As our customer, we are here to serve you. We desire to give you complete satisfaction in our work.

A' La Carte

  • A la Carte pricing is predicated on time period you want your dog here and needs you have for your dog while here. Our minimum price would be $500 and work from there depending on time with the dog and specific number of commands. We can work on and price separate the actual behavior or commands you need if our full board and train program is not an option for you.

Its been about a year since this journey began and I must say I am both overwhelmed with gratitude to all those that have done so much to make this possible!  We love dogs we love what we do everyday, we enjoy every aspect of working with and training dogs.  What a blessing, what a great job, what a wonderful world to live in!  The life of dogs is everything to me, we learn from dogs every day!  Thank you to all the clients and dogs we have been able to help over this time period.


We have a all new state of the art location for dog training.  I have not posted on my blog here for months, but will now try to do better.  We truly have a one of a kind location with every available option to maximize your dogs board and train experience.  Feel free to also look up my Facebook page Wayne Ogden and see what its like to be a student at this awesome training program.

Dog aggression.

Aggression in a dog comes from various areas. Many times aggression stems from fear. Some dogs are just inherently mean. Others have not learned to behave socially with people or with other dogs yet?  While I advocate working with dogs and trying to stop and correct aggressive behavior there are instances where you just won't get this out of a dog. I would hope in most cases aggression can be corrected, however in those where it will not go away often the options are limited. I do not believe in giving up on a dog, but I have seen many that will bite their owners, friends or just anyone sometimes unprovoked?  In these cases I believe that a dog must be dealt with, unfortunately sometimes this means the worst possible scenario.

Where fear is the cause of aggression I am one that believes in most cases you can slowly and steadily socialize and work with a dog no matter its age and get it to where it will come around?  This process requires a lot of patience and a lot of work. Sometimes an enormous amount of socializing and time spent putting the dog in various situations while you supervise and watch the dog closely. Many dogs once they overcome their fear they become a joy to be with. Dogs and people suddenly become their friends and they experience a whole new world for them.

Remember when working with an aggressive dog it is important to seek a professional in the industry someone that can and will be able to help and or render a decision on a dogs behavior and the likely hood of that dog overcoming their aggressive behavior.


Your dog needs a leader, your dog wants a leader. Your dog wants to get instruction on what to do and when to do what? Many think that the dog is its own individual personality and will do what it wants to do most of them time. While this is somewhat true, your dog is begging for you to lead it and give it direction and teach it. Almost all dogs want to learn, love to learn. Find a way to give your dog the leadership and direction it is craving. If you can't do this on your own, find a trainer to establish this behavior so that you can enjoy all that your dog has to give you!!


Dogs were meant to have a leader, to follow someone, to bond with someone.  They need direction, leadership and guidance. They want it, they need it!  Yet so many people treat their dog like a child or a family member and not a dog.  Dogs want to be what they are DOGS.  Man's best friend is wanting to be your best friend under your direction. Leadership is key in this relationship. Give your dog the guidance it wants, give it everything buy re-directing his/her life to become truly you and your families best friend! 

Dogs will react to praise as a Dog Training tool

In Dog Training, often dog trainers focus on treats. While I understand this approach, I do not use this technique myself (don't get me wrong, even I have moments where a treat is a must to entice a dog to come, go to kennel, or a number of other beginning instances). While Dog Training, dog treats are not always available. Dogs can and will react to praise, during any Dog training you are doing. Praise training as a Dog Training tool is a constant that can work for virtually any dog. When Dog training, Dogs love something? Dogs are entertained and love to be loved. Also, correction is a must, but praise is even more important than correcting the behavior you do not want. Have a great day and remember to give your dog what he/she needs In work, love, praise and daily routine.


Dogs are Family

Ever wonder why typically farm dogs and hunting dogs seem so well behaved? They are taught to respect and are loved for what they are. They are given direct commands and are expected to obey those. Farm Dogs and Hunting dogs alike are treated as dogs, treated like they were meant to be and furthermore they are given all the exercise and stimulation they need. These same basic rules and principals apply to our Family Dogs. Treat them as they want to be treated, love them, earn their respect and loyalty and you will have a true FAMILY MEMBER in your dog. This works for all dogs, small, big, medium or in-between. Dogs are meant to become family! They are also Dogs, and expect to stay dogs, they are not people. Treat them this way and you will be amazed at the results. If youre having issues with your Dog Training, or your techniques, we would love to help.

Chat on our chat button. Or you can call or Text Anytime 435-893-5962 this will ensure the fastest response time! We look forward to helping you and your dog.