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Starmark Academy for professional dog trainers has class sessions of four, eight, and twelve weeks year round, and offers onsite housing. Subjects include basic and advanced obedience, dog sports, behavior modification, kennel and breeding management, personal protection, police K9 training, search and rescue, retriever training, assisted therapy, explosive and narcotic detection, and much more. Here, students will learn all aspects of training and behavior and will receive certification upon completion of curriculum.

Starmark Academy

Our school for dog trainers is a state approved trade school that offers certification in the science of dog training. The Academy is listed with Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation for Chapter 31 benefits and is also INS approved for international students. Starmark Academy offers financial aid, if qualified, through Sallie Mae. We also offer career counseling and a placement assistance program. Visit www.schoolfordogtrainers.com for more information.

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“My dog is sick with a dysfunctional larynx and intestinal problems - hence why I'm feeding her little bits all day long. I want you to know how special your Everlasting Treat Ball is because it is the only thing she can have as a treat, and it's so special to her.”

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Featured Training Tip

Training Tip #10

Playing with a dog that loves to run and frolic, or just watching him from the sidelines, is one of the delights of having a canine companion. But maybe your dog doesn’t ever want to take a break. Maybe he wants to keep playing catch long after your elbow is ready for the ice pack, or he literally runs circles around you when he is off-lead. If your dog is like the Energizer Bunny and just keeps going, and going, and going, he may not be just active—he may be hyperactive.

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