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.

Friday, November 4, 2016


Risin’ Star of the Month for October 2016 ~ Burton Twa
Burton first started coming to the Ranch in August of this year! Like most pups that come to the Ranch for the first time, Burton was a little nervous and it took him a little time to warm up, but we made sure to take our time with Burton and let him warm up at a pace that he was comfortable with. Burton was originally being trained as a working dog, but he was not a fan of the job. He does not favor storms or being outside, all required for the job of guarding a flock, so he decided to quit his job! Burton was taken in by his new (current) family, but he was having some issues getting along with the other dog at home.
When Burton came in for his temperament test he was a little nervous, but after coming to Daycare a few times, he really came out of his shell and fit in really well with his Daycare group!
Now, because Burton is struggling to get along with his fur-brother at home, his Mom thought that it would be best to start Burton in Structured Daycare to help him work on getting along with his fur-sibling at home, as well as working on his basic commands.
Burton picked up on a lot of his basic commands without much of a problem. He always had a smile on his face during his training sessions, eager to please his humans and his Trainer. Burton did struggle a little with learning his downs, especially when asked to do his downs on unfamiliar textures, but with a lot of practice and praise he got the hang of it!
Burton still has a ways to go as far as getting along with his sibling at home goes, but he has been working hard progress!
I look forward to continuing to help Burton and his family work towards their goals.
Burton, you have worked so hard and we will continue to work together, along with your Mom and Dad to get you to where you need to be.

Congratulations, Burton on being voted the Risin’ Star of the Month for October 2016! Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Risin’ Star of the Month for June 2016 ~ Molly Peterson
It was at the beginning of March of this year when a bright and cheerful Brittany hopped her way up to our front doors (as well as into our hearts). She was very friendly, an absolute sweetheart, and she was full of energy! Molly’s Mom decided to start her in our Structured Daycare Program starting in May of this year. As a ball of happy energy, she was always eager to play with her fur-friends, but she struggled with settling down when people were around. Molly also needed a little help with her basic commands.
One of Molly’s biggest obstacles to overcome was her jumping on guests’ and other people. At the beginning of her training it was one of her biggest struggles, but she had the drive to learn and was eager to please her people. And when Molly sets a goal for herself, by golly! she achieves it! Through repetition and positive reinforcement we were able to teach Molly the proper way to greet a person, which was to sit and wait for them to give her their attention, or even possibly a treat.
Next, we moved on to her next struggle…leash walking. This was also a bit of struggle when we first started. Like most hunting breeds, Molly had a hard time focusing when there were things to be sniffed. But, just as before, with a lot of practice, patience, and positive reinforcement, Molly was able to master leash walking, and even does great with sitting when the walking has stopped.

Molly has come a long way in a short amount of time, and she still has some learning to do, but as we always say here at the Ranch, “training is a forever process.” We are so so so VERY proud of you, Molly! You have come a long way and we are very excited to watch you continue to grow and learn!

Frisbee Class!

IT'S HERE! We will be holding a 4 week Frisbee class starting August 6th. The first week will be working with the humans on proper throwing (no dogs in Week 1). The following three weeks (dogs will be participating) will then focus on throwing for your dog, handling, and the techniques of the sport.

The cost of the course is $80.00 and will start on Wednesday, August 3rd at 6 pm. Please call (231)766-0444 for more information or to enroll.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


July Training Schedule!

Our Next Session of classes will be starting towards the end of July! Make sure to call ahead to reserve a spot in the class of your choice!
Basic 1 Obedience Class:
Wednesdays: Starts July 20th, 2016 at 6pm
Saturdays: Starts July 23rd, 2016 at 12pm
Basic 2 Obedience Class:
Thursdays: July 21st, 2016 @ 6pm
Basic 3 Obedience Class:
Tuesdays: Starts July 19th, 2016 at 6:30pm
CHILLITY:
Saturdays: Starts July 23rd, 2016 at 1pm

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Starting Soon!


Just a reminder! Our next session of classes will be starting next week including our Basic 1 Obedience Class, Basic 2 Obedience Class and our CHILLITY! Call today if you would like to sing up! 231.766.0444