30 day affordable board and train package. Puppy packages available also.



We are different, we are a one of a kind dog trainer serving primarily the Utah, Nevada and Colorado 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.  By night time they are all tired and ready for sleep!  We train in several basic areas as well as work with dogs in service dog capacities. We would love to work with you and your dog.  

About Us

About Us
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.  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.

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.

Our Services


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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Dog boarding like no other. We do free pick up and delivery of your dog. Our services include play area, walking, twice daily fresh water and feeding schedules. We are able to provide your dog a comfortable place to stay why you are gone on either extended obligations for work or play. We would love to keep your dog and give it a wonderful visit with us.

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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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A simple hour to hour and a half session in your home going over training and behavioral issues of your dog.

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Our mission is to put you and your dog into an ideal situation. 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.

We are unique because our prices and options are always affordable. 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.


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  • SERVICE DOGS ARE A UNIQUE TRAINING - We prepare, raise and train service dogs, we have several breeds - we can have one ready for you soon. Get your reservation in today, soon we will have a long waiting list.

Virtual Training and Consultation Services

  • Many times a virtual consultation can be given. I use Go To Meeting and can set up a private link to cover the most basic to complex consultation with you regarding your dog(s) and or training needs? I have a 4000 hour certification from the United States Department of Labor and am happy to coordinate and schedule a virtual discussion with you to assess the needs you have as an individual for your dog. I will always answer candidly and give you a level of resolution to what your dog needs. I will not charge you if it is an issue where I have no viable option for you and your dog. Simply text me your desire to set up an online meeting and times you are available, I will then send you the link and schedule you an appointment. 435-893-5962.

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One Time Q&A assistance

  • Have a dog training question, need advice, need help with your dog! We can provide you a solution and an answer quickly and that will make sense and help you with your dog. We guarantee your satisfaction on this and you can ask any number of questions related to your dog? We will then provide you through your phone and or email an answer with specific guidelines and also provide you with a video to help with your specific question. If necessary we will provide new video material for you. Also if we can not answer or help you, we will refund your money immediately.



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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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Call or Text Anytime 435-893-5962 this will ensure the fastest response time! We look forward to helping you and your dog.


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