A Pleasant Dog is pleased to announce the addition of Rick Wiersum to our team.  Rick is one of West Michigan’s most experienced trainers, having helped dogs and their people for forty years. Rick thrives on helping owners communicate better with their dogs to enrich the human dog bond.  He is well versed in reactive and aggressive dog training and bully breed training. Did we mention how much we love pitbulls?

Rick’s experience includes years as head trainer and behaviorist for a well known local rescue, training of rescue and shelter groups in behavioral assessment and enrichment for shelter dogs, and the development of an enrichment plan for a shelter that garnered him national attention .  He has studied with some of the greats, including Patricia McConnell. He resides in  West Michigan with his faithful dog, Sam. Rick will be helping us with  group classes and private in-home sessions. To schedule with Rick, please fill out our contact form, specifying you would like to see Rick!