Erin Overway - Owner/Head Trainer

Erin has extensive experience with both small and large animals. She has worked for six years in pet retail before deciding to follow her dream to be a dog trainer. Recently, Erin worked for Dogs Bay Inc. as one of their trainers, offering group classes and private in-home training. After working there she started Macatawa Dog Training on her own and has been growing her company and love for dogs ever since. She is particularly gifted in working with dogs and using her "animal" instincts to serve her clients.

Abby Klingberg -

Agility Trainer

Abby started working with Erin in 2017. She joins the MDT team to help keep the scheduling in order and also to help out training! 

She comes to MDT with over 10 years of dog experience. From working in boarding kennels and grooming to training and showing her border collies in agility and flyball. 

She brings her skills in the dog sport world to MDT and we are so excited to start offering agility classes! 

Monika Haggerty -

Obedience Trainer

Please welcome Monika Haggerty to our Macatawa Dog Training and Critter Sitters Team!

Monika will be in charge of coordinating all services related to In-Home pet care needs as well as working as a Trainer for Macatawa Dog Training. 

Monika is a mother of two beautiful children and also has two very cute Staffordshire terrier puppies that are 10 Months old! She will be a great addition to our team and is looking forward to working with you!

"Erin is an amazing dog trainer. She knows dog behavior and how to make your dog happy and healthy within your family. Erin has worked with both our German Shepherd and our Akita/Chow Chow mix. Both are very different dogs, and Erin knew how to handle them right away." - Kristi


"Thank you Erin! You always took the time to show and demonstrate the training techniques needed to be a successful dog owner. We really appreciate the time and effort you put in with Gerry. Everything you taught us has made our life much easier. He is a much happier and balanced member of our family! We highly recommend Erin! She is easy to work with, prompt, supportive, uses only positive reinforcement and knows her stuff! She was fantastic!: - Babette