Bettering the bond between pet and pet parent through positive obedience training and enrichment

Local to West Michigan

We service all animals within West Michigan mostly around the Holland/Zeeland/Saugatuck area, providing in-home services for all your pets needs

Family Owned 

MDT is family owned and operated, working with local vets and pet shops to be able to prove your pet with everything they need to live a happy and healthy life.

Positive Training Methods

We have a positive reinforcement training methods that have been successful in helping all animals to become the best they can be.

Friendly Staff

We pride our self in a kind outgoing staff that is always available to help you with all your questions.

Insured and bonded

Yes we are bonded and insured for everyone's protection, including your pet! Always make sure the Dog Trainer or Pet Sitter you use has proper insurance!

10+ Years Experience

Trainer Erin has been working with animals her entire life and has devoted her skills to be able to help all dogs learn the skills they need to be successful in your home.

CPR Certified Staff

We take pride in what we do and because of that we make sure that MDT is the best it can be! We are professional Members of the APDT as well as pet CPR Certified! (Lets hope we never have to use it!)

Highly Recommended

MDT is recommended buy the community including local Veterinarians, Pet Shops, Groomers, Day Cares and more

Flexible Schedule

As a family owned business we completely understand life can be crazy! we are able to accommodate busy schedules to ensure that your whole family can be involved.

All things bright and beautiful,

All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful,

The Lord God made them all.

Erin Overway


I have been training dogs for over ten years. My passion for all animals came from when I was a child and has since grown in my heart and into the passion I now call my business. I am so lucky to work with all the wonderful clients and animals I see every day.

I have dogs, cats, birds and more as well as my family including my two young children. I look forward to helping every dog(and Cat) be the best they can be as well as helping every owner become the most educated, understanding and patient pet parent possible. 



I joined Macatawa Dog Training in 2021. I received my BA in Business from Hope College in 2020 and am excited to utilize my knowledge in a way that combines business with my love for dogs. When I'm not working at MDT, you can find me coaching diving at the Aquatic Center, spending time outside, bowling, or making music. I look forward to working with you and your dog!


Pet Specialist 

Johanna enjoys pet sitting and came to us with her past knowledge of working in a vet clinic as well as working pet retail. 

One of her hobbies is helping to rescue wildlife in need. She has a heart for all creatures great and small.