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.

Rob Dunn

Rob is Vice President of Training for Starmark Animal Behavior Center, and is a head instructor for Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. He has been with Starmark since its inception and is a certified professional training and behavior specialist. Rob has helped literally thousands of dogs and owners to reach their training goals. He has competed successfully in many areas of dog sports including AKC Obedience, and he has represented the United States in several World Championship Schutzhund events. Rob is also the head trainer for the Round Rock Police Department K-9 team. Rob instructs students in all areas of training while at Starmark Academy.

Jessy Gabriel

Jessy is Vice President of Training for Starmark Animal Behavior Center, and is a head instructor for Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers, Inc. She has been with Starmark since its inception and is a certified professional training and behavior specialist. Jessy has trained thousands of dogs and owners through private lessons, group class and In Kennel Training to reach their training goals with their dogs. Jessy has successfully competed in many areas of dog sports including AKC Obedience, Agility and Schutzhund. She has trained and certified several police dogs. She has shown at Regionals, Nationals and represented the United States in WUSV World Schutzhund Championships as well as the FCI World Schutzhund Championships. Jessy is a Certified Professional Animal Care Specialist, she uses her knowledge and teaching skills to instruct students in all areas of training while at Starmark Academy.

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

“The Pro-Training Collar has allowed my pet and I to enjoy an entirely new level of companionship. I implemented your training collar during our walks. We now look forward to long walks that serve to strengthen our relationship and understanding of one another. Great product- I will recommend it to all my friends.”

– Russ

Featured Training Tip

Training Tip #1

If your furniture has recently acquired a “distressed” look and your floor resembles Times Square after New Year’s Eve, you may have a dog with a chewing problem. Chewing is a normal pastime for dogs, but it can be an annoying, and even dangerous habit when items around the house go through indiscriminate taste-testing. With some patience and persistence your home can be one without teeth marks.

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