- Dove Family
We curate training programs that best fit your household, including puppy training, basic and advanced obedience training as well as aggressive modification training.
At Dove's we leverage our 20+ years of professional dog training experience to create the best program for your pack!
Our team is filled with certified trainers accredited by:
Professional Member of Association of Professional Dog Trainers
American Kennel Club
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
PSD Academy Certified
Certified in Pet CPR and First Aid
In order to ensure Dove's Dogs stays on the cutting edge of our industry, we continue to seek and attend seminars for continuous education and knowledge of training techniques and behavior modifications as well as modalities to help improve canine health.
All dogs are trained in a home setting which allows us to ensure all dogs have proper manners inside and outside your home. All of our training methods use positive reinforcement, allowing our pups to be happy members of our pack and yours!
We aim to strengthen the special bond between you and your dog. This bond is so important for the balance of a person and their pet and should be treated with respect at all time. Our promise to you is to offer creativity, leadership, and excellence in everything we do for you and your pet.
Dove's Dog Academy is the lifelong dream of founder and General Manager, Willie Dove, Sr. Willie's mother & father instilled core values at a young age: Family, Honesty, Compassion, Grace, and a This Too Shall Pass Attitude. As a father to four awesome kids, and married to the love of his life, Willie works to keep his family values present in his everyday life. Willie is a Certified Dog Trainer & Groomer and sits on the Board of Dove's Care Club, a non-profit organization that dedicates time to serving its community.
In 2008, Willie graduated from Doane University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Communication and a Minor in Animal Behavior Studies. After graduation, he traveled across the Midwest to study and learn from other professionals within the Pet Care Industry. To continue his personal growth and expand Dove's offerings, Willie enrolled in the Cesar Millan Dog Psychology Center in Fort Lauderdale, where he became a Master Dog Trainer. He also studied at the Karen Pryor Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. Willie went on to earn his Grooming Certification from the Animal Behavior College.
In 2011, Willie decided to open the first Black Owned Dog Training Company in the state of Nebraska: Dove's Dog Training Academy. Over the next few years, Dove's grew to offer Board & Train Programs and Safe Animal Transport. In 2019, Dove's expanded to open its first Pet Grooming Spa in Lincoln, Nebraska. Now with 2021 on the horizon, Willie envisions Dove's growing to add helpful services and happy clients. Willie has one major focus for this team - to offer the best services possible for their guests!