Tri Canine Campus has been founded by a group of trainers with a strong passion and extensive experience in dog training of all areas — from simply getting your dog to calm down, to training therapy dogs, preparing show dogs, and training for IPO and agility competition. Our team of professionals have dealt with dogs of every temperament, from the extremely nervous, to the insanely active and even highly aggressive.
Let us help you become the companion your puppy wants and needs you to be.
Mike Kunzelman - Owner & Trainer
AKC CGC Evaluator
Certified Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor - Penn Foster
“I started working with dogs in the late 1980s, when I got my first German shepherd in Germany. Not having any experience with training dogs, I went to a club looking for someone that could train my pup. They told me, ‘That is not how it works. You have to train your own dog.’ Before I knew it, I was in the scratch suit and bite arm, training dogs for protection work and out watching others lay the tracks for their pups to follow, then on to competitions as a hobby. Training at the club lasted about 10 years before I came back State side, where the only work I did with pups was my own, until I changed my professions. I started training dogs professionally in 2019 and love every minute of it.”
Kelly James - Trainer
“I graduated from Western Michigan University in 2018 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services and a minor in Business Management, which focuses on alternative methods of care, as well as ethical distribution of healthcare in the system. My passion, however, has always been working with animals. My focus has primarily been among the equine realm, but the basic fundamentals of horse training translates very well to dogs. I started training full-time in early 2019 and quickly adjusted to the effective techniques used in obedience and behavioral modification. I love these four-legged creatures, and find fulfillment and peace in helping both dogs and their owners live better lives together.”
Michael Workings - Trainer
AKC CGC Evaluator
“I started taking a path toward a psychology degree at Drake University and used that as a step into the dog-training world. I jumped into a doggy daycare while learning to apply what I learned to training and teaching at a facility that used purely positive methods. Around this time I also picked up my dog, Koji, as a puppy from Leader Dogs for the Blind to raise him for their volunteer service program. Since then I have branched out to learn balanced techniques and equipment, become an AKC Certified Evaluator, and found my passion for running lessons or classes. Now Koji helps other dogs while I help their parents to become a perfect team!"