The former Hope Network building at 1430 Knapp St. NE in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been transformed into a modern dog training facility, thanks in part to the work done by Colliers International|West Michigan. A Pleasant Dog has relocated from Wealthy Street to Knapp Street to accommodate its growth.
A Pleasant Dog offers gentle, modern dog training and service-dog training following best practices established by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. A Pleasant Dog teaches dogs positive behavior using marker training, positive reinforcement, operant conditioning and counter-conditioning. Programs are designed for dogs living in urban environments, and are intended to help owners learn to better communicate with their pets.
CopperRock Construction purchased 1430 Knapp St. NE from Hope Network in mid-August, after the building sat vacant for six years. A Pleasant Dog signed a lease for the 4,700-square-foot building in early August. The building is five times the size of its former location on Wealthy Street and sits on 1.79 acres.
CopperRock has completed a number of building improvements, including new roofing, flooring, plumbing, HVAC and new wall coverings and cabinets. It also transformed former bathrooms into additional kennel space and added fencing in the yard. A mural was painted in the gymnasium by Exist Design.
Colliers International|West Michigan listed the property. David Wiener, senior vice president at Colliers, and Gary Albrecht, senior associate at Colliers, assisted CopperRock in acquiring the property.