Learn from Top Dog Trainers

We help your dog become a valued companion and beloved member of the family.

Actionable Training

We plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.

Lifetime Investment

We follow up and are invested in the owner's success long-term.

Pro Trainers

All of our trainers are trustworthy, willing to be there for our clients and love what they do.

Our Most Popular Courses

We have developed a series of highly successful dog training programs that empowers dog owners and their canines to work together, creating strong bonds and sustained obedience.

Create the Relationship with Your Dog You Always Wanted

We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (a.k.a. "Pavlovian" or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In its simplest form (after proper conditioning), when the owner says "sit," the dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter what behavior we encounter.

Michele Forto Leader Trainer and Co-Founder

We empower owners to train so their dog knows who to listen and obey at all times.

We support owners in the off-hours (when training is “not in session”).

We train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Alaska Dog Works has been an amazing help in the training of my young dog. He became very reactive and difficult to work with on a daily basis earlier this year. I started working with Michele and she has been integral in getting him listen and respond. Michele is quickly available when you are having issue or questions
Denya Koehler
From Anchorage, AK
By the time Heidi and I met Michele and Robert, I had already spent thousands of dollars on two local trainers who had quickly given up on my reactive 3 year old GSD. Michele created a program specifically for Heidi, building on her strengths while modifying her behavior. Thanks to Alaska Dog Works Heidi is living her best life!
Krista Wood
From Wasilla, AK
These people are amazing!!! They helped train 8 therapy dogs/handlers for a pilot program at the school my children attend. They have been working with us for almost 2 years to make this happen!!! They are very professional, personable, and knowledgeable!!! They are not a train and run company!!!
Renee F.
From Alaska
Michelle helped us tremendously. She is like the dog whisperer. Our dog is high energy with leash reactivity. She is also very protective. Before, only my husband walked her, because I could not handle her. Now I can take her on walks without stress. Our dog now listens well to not only myself and my husband, but our young children. We have to be consistent, as the dog is only 2, but we are so happy with how far we have come in this short time.
Cristina von Ziegesar
From Alaska