The Dog Star Ranch trainer is available Tuesdays through Saturdays weekly. The Wag-On-Inn is open Mondays through Fridays from 9:00am to 6:00pm, Saturdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm, closed Sundays. Call (231)766-0444 to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Risin’ Star of the Month for April 2017 ~ Libby Bernard
Libby first started coming to the Ranch in October of last year and she started her training the beginning of January. When Libby first started her training she struggled with some pretty normal puppy behaviors like: jumping, pulling on the leash, and mouthing.
For starters, we began with teaching her the basic commands to help lay the foundation on which to build upon in order to address all the issues at hand. She picked up on most of her basic commands pretty quickly! Libby’s drive is to please her people, so we didn’t have to use a lot of treats to get her to perform.
Like most dogs, she did struggle a little with her downs, as well as her recall when out in the park with friends or with a lot of smells around, but we kept with it and soon she was able to work through those distractions.
Libby was also having a little trouble jumping into the back of her Dad’s truck, so in order to overcome this obstacle I brought out an agility jump for her and I worked on teaching her to go over the jump, then we transferred that behavior over to getting into the Dog Gone Waggin’, then the back seat of my car, and finally into the truck.
After we had laid the foundation with her basic commands, it came time to start on leash walking. We started inside with as little distractions as possible and she picked it up pretty quickly! When we moved to walking around on the front lawn, she struggled a little with all the hubbub that goes on out front, but we took our time and she got it down after a few sessions.
Libby and I have now started walking on the nature trails where we have more distractions (squirrels, bunnies, other dogs, etc.) and she has been doing a fantastic job at ignoring most of the distractions, and she can be walked with the leash held in one hand!
Libby, you have come a long way since you’ve started your training! We are beyond proud of all the hard work that you’ve put in! You are a very intelligent young lady with a very bright future!
Congratulations Libby on being nominated for the Risin’ Star of the Month for April 2017!
Love,

Your DSR Family

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


"When burying your head into the sand, do not forget to close your eyes..." - Anonymous

I'd also recommend closing your mouth...

Check out more adorable pictures from today by clicking on the link below!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/dogstarranch/z71x0j

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ligety and Ace: BFF's


People, let me tell you 'bout my best friend
He's a warm hearted person who'll love me till the end
People, let me tell you bout my best friend
He's a one boy cuddly toy, my up, my down, my pride and joy

People, let me tell you 'bout him he's so much fun
Whether we're talkin' man to man or whether we're talking son to son
'Cause he's my best friend
Yes he's my best friend

- Harry Nilsson



 
~CHILLITY!!~

IT’S BACK! Chillity is Chill (a.k.a. all for fun with your pup) – Agility! This class teaches you and your pup how to properly tackle each obstacle individually. As the class progresses, they will start to put multiple obstacles together as a course and teach you how to navigate it best for what is presented to you.
We need to have minimally three dogs enrolled so call today to sign up! The cost of the class is $125 for the 6 week course.
Class start Thursday, May 4th @ 5pm

231.766.0444

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

ATTENTION PARK MEMBERS
COMING THIS APRIL!




Park Etiquette Session:

Having issues out in the park or just have questions about what to do in certain scenarios? We will be able to focus on: keeping your pup calm while walking on-leash down the Expressway during ON-LEASH hours, recall in the nature trails, watching for rough play between dogs, as well as how to communicate with the other park members when something does not feel right.  Remember: As Carol the Owner says “If it doesn’t feel right, it isn’t right”.

When: April 22nd from 10am-11am
Where:Dog Star Ranch Parks
Cost: $20 per dog

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

**Due to Spring Break Fun we will not have our Structured Daycare Program running Friday March 31st to April 10th. Daycare will run as normal we will just not have the trainer available.**

UP COMING CLASSES:


ATTENTION PARK MEMBERS COMING THIS APRIL!
Park Etiquette Session:
Saturday, April 22nd @ 10am
Having issues out in the park or just have questions about what to do in certain scenarios? We will be able to focus on: keeping your pup calm while walking on-leash down the Expressway during ON LEASH hours, recall in the nature trails, watching for rough play between dogs, as well as how to communicate with the other park members when something does not feel right. Remember: As Carol the Owner says “If it doesn’t feel right, it isn’t right”.
*$20 per dog for the 1 hour session.


Basic 1 Obedience Class: (6 week course)
Wednesday, April 12th @ 6pm
or
Saturday, April 15th @ 12pm

Basic 2 Obedience Class:  (6 week course)
Tuesday, April 11th @ 6pm

Nosework Class with Paula Smith: (6 week course)
Thursday, March 23th @ 6pm

*Call Dog Star Ranch ahead of time to sign up if you would like to join in on the fun! 231.766.0444