I want to let you know that as of January 1, 2023 we are in our new location at 6318 East Highway 84! Our building is not visible from the road. Turn in at the Marathon Gas station and drive behind it (away from the road). You will see our driveway goes between the 2 buildings behind the Marathon. The driveway continues around the pond to the right. Continue around behind the building and park on the left side close to the entrance doors.
The exit drive will be to the right of the pond. Please do not exit to the left as this is one way traffic.
Click on the "Class Descriptions" from the menu to see a list of classes offered and more information about each class. Not all classes are available every session. To see the upcoming dates and times click "Register".
New classes begin approximately every 6 weeks. Click Register! from the menu tab to see whats available and to register for class.
How old does my puppy have to be to start class?
A puppy must be at least 8 weeks old and he must have had his first set of vaccinations for at least a week to begin class. The preferred age to start STAR Puppy is 8 - 12 weeks but may be up to 1 year old.
My dog is less than 6 months old. What class should I start with?
If your dog is less than 6 months old you should start with STAR Puppy class. You will learn a lot about how your puppy grows and develops in this class.
My dog is 6 months or older. What class should I start with?
If your dog is over 6 months old you should start with Manners Class. If you have a puppy that has attended STAR Puppy class and they are still under 6 months old they may go straight into Manners Class.
If my dog already knows sit and down can't I skip Manners Class?
Manners Class teaches more than just sit and down. This class will prepare you to be more successful in the advanced classes. Also the reliable recall and go to place are taught in this class.
I'm not sure how my dog will behave in group class. Can we take a private class?
Private class is available, however, your dog will not have the benefit of learning with other dogs around. I find many times learning in a group setting helps build confidence and increases focus in the dog and the handler! Also you will see that you are not the only person with a dog who pulls on the leash!
I have a very busy schedule and just don’t have time to train my dog. Can you help?
Yes! We offer private training as well as Doggy Home School. This program allows me to train your dog in your home even while you are at work! Learn more by clicking on the DOGGY HOME SCHOOL tab. If you are interested in private training please call or email us.
Can you teach my dog to be a Therapy Dog?
Well, not exactly! While it is important to teach your dog some basic obedience skills the ability to be a successful Therapy Dog depends on the dog himself. Therapy Dog Prep will teach you and your dog some of the basic obedience skills you will need to safely perform visits as well as what therapy dogs do.
Do you train all breeds - are there some breeds you don't allow in class?
I train all breeds of dogs. I do not exclude any dog because of their breed.