Doggie Daycare, Training, Grooming & Sleepover Center
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Nana-n-Paws offers a variety of training classes to suit every need. We have everything from basic obedience to advanced competition level training. We also offer classes in agility, schutzhund, personal protection and conformation as well as Good Citizenship Certification, Therapy Dog International Certification and service dog training. Classes are held in our 5000 square foot, heated / air conditioned training facility, and all classes are taught by highly qualified instructors who love, honor and respect the bond between people and their pets.  Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class.  All dogs must be current on distemper/parvo, rabies and bordetella at least 7 days prior to arrival.  Self-administered vaccinations are not accepted.  All vaccinations must be administered by a licensed veterinarian.


In addition to the owner, Patty Lance, who has over 35 years of training experience, we are pleased to have the following expert trainers on staff here at Nana-n-Paws.

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Tami Howard


Tami Howard of T-Ho’s Shepherds has been a nationally recognized breeder, trainer and competitor specializing in large breeds, particularly German Shepherds, for over 35 years. Tami is qualified as a service dog trainer for the physically and mentally disabled and has bred, raised, trained and titled many champion dogs throughout her career. Whether you just want basic obedience or are preparing for high level competitions to title your dog, Tami can help you reach your goals. She has devoted her life to dogs, and there has never been anyone who better exemplifies the bond of love and loyalty between a human and their furry children.

Nicholas King


Nicholas King of Von Der King Kennels has been breeding, training and competing with dogs since 2005. He has titled multiple dogs of various breeds in a multitude of venues, including AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Therapy Dog International, Dock Diving, Conformation, Service Dogs of America, Schutzhund, French Ring, and various personal protection trials throughout the United States.  Nick is also a Certified Schutzhund Helper, Certified Service Dogs of America Decoy, Certified United Kennel Club Decoy and a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

Von Der King Kennels strives to produce top quality working, German Shepherds, Dutch Shepherds, and Belgian Malinois. Offspring from out litters are outgoing, social, easy to live with and can work in just about any venue!

Nick is also the founder of Michigan’s Premier working dog club Spartan Dog Sports.  Spartan Dog Sports is a diverse club that competes in a multitude of venues including Rally O, Weight pull, Conformation, Dock Diving, Personal Protection, Service Dog of America, Schutzhund, Mondio Ring and French Ring.

Nick specializes in all breed training, from basic obedience for the family pet, to more advanced skills taught to Dual purpose Police K9’s, Personal Protection Dogs, and Sport K9’s.  He believes the dog and the OWNER need to be taught how to properly communicate with each other in order to ensure a successful and rewarding relationship for life.  He will tailor different training methods to each dog / handler team in order to provide a positive and completely satisfying experience.

Courses Nick Teaches

  • Your New Puppy
  • Puppy Obedience
  • Basic Obedience
  • Intermediate Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Intro to Agility
  • Canine Circus Class
  • Personal Protection
  • Advanced Protection
  • Dog Bite Prevention
  • K9 Sport


Serving Grand Ledge, Lansing, DeWitt, Portland, Eagle, Wacousta, Charlotte and Okemos communities. Come see us today!