Our Story

From The Heart Dog Services is a Michigan owned and operated small business, founded by Victoria Zahul, a lifelong dog lover and Michigan resident. At From The Heart Dog Services, we feel dogs are one of the life’s greatest joys! Dogs are fun, goofy, loving, and most of all; dogs are members of the family. Our services provide a way for you to enhance the bond you have with your pup, while helping them learn to be better canine citizens. We don’t focus on perfection. Here at From The Heart Dog Services, we help set a solid foundation for you and your pup, which we believe will lead to a more well balanced dog, and a better relationship between you and them. We are excited to help you achieve your training goals!!

Our Services

Training Camps

Training Camps

Living with the Trainer, the focus is on training your dog, 5 months and older, to curb unwanted behavior, while working on fundamentals. They...

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Overnight Boarding

Overnight Boarding

From the Heart Boarding offers a safe place for all dogs, any age or size! Trainer Victoria lives onsite, she and her staff monitor your precious...

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

This option allows you and your pup one on one attention with one of our fantastic Trainers at From The Heart Training.

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Day Care

Day Care

Does your pup need a day away? Our Day Boarding is perfect! We offer 8 hour stays with playtime and walks. If your pup is dog friendly, they can...

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Founder

Meet Victoria

Victoria’s love for animals, especially dogs started early, her and her family had multiple dogs through her entire childhood. In addition to dogs, Victoria has a love for horses, she started riding them at a young age and continued throughout high school. Victoria has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Central University of Michigan. The first dog Victoria owned as an adult was a boxer named Maggie, she stole her heart and made her fall in love with the breed. Thanks to Maggie, Victoria started volunteering for Boxer Haven Rescue in 2019 and in November of 2021 she became the co-director of the rescue! She currently owns a boxer named Kaia and will be adding to a male to family later this year! 

She is truly passionate about caring for dogs and educating owners about how to effectively communicate with their pups! Victoria lives onsite and will ensure your pup gets the best round the clock care whether they are here for training or boarding!

Success Stories

Check out some transformation videos from previous From the Heart trained dogs!

Bailey

Cocker Spaniel

Rane

Silver Lab

Saia Rose

Roxi

German Shepherd

Charlie

Chocolate Lab

Maize

Mastiff

Blake

Doodle

14 day Doggie Training Camp

Two weeks of living with the Trainer. The focus is on training your dog, 5 months and older, to curb unwanted behavior, while working on fundamentals. They will work in a positive environment and return to you with a great foundation.

At training camp we focus on building a great foundation of obedience for your pup. Building your pups confidence in all situations will be key to success. We focus on introducing your pup to multiple new environments, and desensitizing them to noises and distractions.  It’s also important for us to make learning fun.

We know how important your pup is to you, and we want you to be engaged and comfortable while your pup is in our care. This is why we love sharing training updates daily, through a report card. Report cards will include feedback on the amount of food your pup is eating each day, bowel movements, weight updates, tips for implementing what they are learning at home, photos, and videos of their progress. All of our training pups travel and sleep in a Ruffland Kennel to provide a safe environment for your pup to rest and travel. Safety is our number one priority when your pup is in our care, each training pup will wear a GPS collar at all times while in training camp.

At camp your pup will learn the following commands; come, sit, down, heel, place, and off When they return home they will continue to develop stability in all commands no matter the distractions surrounding them through continued practice and exposure to new environments, people and animals.

When you pick your pup up from camp we will spend a significant amount of time together reviewing the training camp program. We will demonstrate each of the commands and give you plenty of time to practice with our guidance! After that, we are always only a phone call or text away!

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14 Day Training Camp Includes:

Commands Learned:
Loose leash walking
Place
Strong recall
Down 
Impulse control 
Socialization 

From $55

Training tool:

At From The Heart we focus on communicating effectively with your pup. We use multiple tools to help you and your pup achieve your training goals! We treat every dog with respect and our #1 goal is to help them become more well rounded and manageable for their owner! We are not opposed to any tools but the ones we work with the most are, slip leads, treats, and low level e collar. Tools aid in communicating with our pup when used correctly!

We offer positive reinforcement training and correct unwanted behavior when we have spent the time to teach the dog what behavior is expected. We are not into leash popping or hard corrections.

We Care!

The well being of your dog is our main concern. That is why we take extra precautions to ensure the safety and happiness of your pup.

Transportation

When your dog travels to and from training sites, they will be securely transported in a Ruffland Kennels Crash Safety Crate.

Medical Background Check

In order to board or train with us the dogs need to be update to date on rabies, bordetella, distemper/DHPP, negative fecal (within 6 months), and heartworm negative (checked annually)

Special Accommodations

Does your pup have special needs? No worries…contact us today so we can discuss the best way to accommodate them. We love your pup and want everything to be perfect while they are in our care.