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.

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
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

CONGRATS to our Saturday Basic 1 Obedience Participants! You guys did awesome!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A big ol' congratulations goes out to our Wednesday Basic 1 Obedience Class participates! You guys did awesome!