About Starmark

As the world leader in pet education for over a decade, our award-winning training and behavior tools are developed by experts and performance tested by thousands of dogs at Starmark Animal Behavior Center.

Our Goal

As the facilitator of world-class education and training programs for dogs and professional dog trainers, we understand how dogs think, play, and learn—this hands-on knowledge makes our products unique. Our goal is simple: keeping pets happy in their homes by improving relationships with their owners.

Starmark Academy

Starmark Academy is the largest, most comprehensive training, behavior, and event center in the world. With a 100,000 square foot facility situated on 360 acres, we cater to everything from pets to pros. Our extensive staff of certified professional trainers and behavior specialists offers a wide array of techniques and specialties. Starmark Academy offers something for everyone, from the pet owner to the dog sports enthusiast; including training in basic companion obedience, solutions for common behavior problems, agility, police K-9, search and rescue, schutzhund, and more.

Our Facilities

Our 200-kennel boarding kennel features spacious climate controlled indoor/outdoor runs, play yards, beach club activity area with swimming pool, treats, massages, and more. Also onsite is a 2-mile professionally built nature trail, complete with various agility-style obstacles for dogs.

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Keith Benson

Keith Benson is a certified professional training and behavior specialist with over 15 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with continuing education in Animal Behavior. He is the President/COO of Starmark Animal Behavior Center, which is one of the largest, most comprehensive training and behavior centers for dogs in the world. As President and Academy Director for Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers, Keith oversees the school’s international curriculum and growth. The school attracts students from around the world seeking to learn the art and science behind a career as a professional dog trainer. Using client and behavioral research from these two corporations Keith helped found Starmark Pet Products, Inc., which designs award-winning training and behavior tools that are distributed in over 20 countries around the world. In addition to his executive role in these companies, Keith frequently provides media commentary and consulting for companies throughout the pet industry.

Jerry Wolfe

Jerry Wolfe is owner and CEO of Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers, Starmark Animal Behavior Center, and Starmark Pet Products.  He is a certified training and behavior specialist with over 15 years training dogs, and many more in business.  His vision has always been to have a world class training and behavior center for dogs, and to utilize that experience to develop unique pet products.

What People Are Saying

“As a trainer, I have never been this excited about an interactive toy. From my Papillion to my working German Shepherd dogs, no other interactive toy even comes close to the satisfying taste and durability.”

– Rob

Featured Training Tip

Training Tip #6

Bringing home a new puppy or dog is exciting, and you want everything to be just right. You’ve checked off all the items on your doggie to-do list—vet, nutritious food, toys, comfy bed—and you are ready for your dog to come to his new home. But then you discover that you aren’t really so ready after all when your new best friend starts landscaping your yard and chooses your laundry basket to be his toy chest. Dogs will not learn the rules of the house on their own- they need help from you to get it right.

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