Our Academy

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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What People Are Saying

“I am a veterinarian and have trained dogs for several years now. I am currently training my youngest dog in search and rescue have worked with a lot of success with the clicker and are needing a good way to wean off food. Thanks you very much again and continue the excellent work on developing new "toys".”

– Lisa

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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