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 23, 2018

December Training!

Specialty Classes coming this December! $20 for a one hour class, we do need a minimum of 3 dogs per class.

•Question and Answer Session: Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
(People Only)
-General information on Canine Life (Health, mental and physical well-being) -Information on canine communication
- Open up the room for question and answer *they could send their questions in ahead of time so we are prepared, with the correct answers and information for them

•Canine Manners: Saturday, December 15th, 2018 & Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
(Bring Dog)
-Review of what manners are
-Mock Session
        There will be situations that will happen in life and this class will help you have a plan in place and the knowledge of what to do.  So many times we get into a situation with our dogs and don’t know what to do or how to handle the situation -Practicing life’s situations can help us avoid stress and anxiety with our dogs.

•Tricks and Games and socialization: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
(Bring Dog)
-A time to play and interact with people, other dogs, and toys all while practicing problem solving skills and our basic commands -Learn tricks, how to start, how to practice, and when to move on or make it harder.

•Pack Walk: Saturday December 8th, 2018
(Bring Dogs)
-Walking with a purpose
-This class will work on walking as a team -Dogs will learn that there is a time to play and a time to work. To work alone and to work together.
-Throughout the walk we will work on basic skills while challenging both the canine and human partnership in listening and watching each other.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October Training Calendar

We have a whole new set of classes starting up soon! 
Call the office if you would like to join in on the fun! 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We have a new set of classes starting next week! 
Just give the office a call if you would like to get signed up!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Have you already participated in one of our Chillity classes before and would like to extend your knowledge in this fun activity? We will be having a Chillity 2 Class starting next week Thursday the 15th at 4:15pm!
*Cost: $125 for the 6 week course
*Where: Dog Star Ranch Training Park
*When: Thursday's at 4:15pm to 5:15pm
*Limited space available so call soon to reserve your spot in this class!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Specialty Class
June’s Specialty Class will be covering two of the most requested topics;
Leash Reactions & ???

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 @ 9:00am

* Each session will be an hour in length and cost $20.00 per session (Sirius Star Members save 10%).  These will be great options for those who need to fine tune some issues, structured training dogs to work alongside the trainer, or those just looking for somethin’ fun to work on with their pup.
* Come dressed for the season.  We love to be outdoors, but if we are not able to then the classes will be held in the training arena (protected from the elements, but not heated).
* To hold the Specialty Classes we would need to have a minimum of 3 dogs reserved by the night before at 5:00 pm.  * Do you have suggestions that you would like to see in the upcoming Specialty Class session?  Send them over to for consideration.  Topics and dates will be posted the month prior for planning purposes.    

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!

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!