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BUILDING RELATIONSHIPSOur goal is to develop a relationship between you and your canine family members that is based on mutual respect, trust, and clear communication.
IMPROVING PERFORMANCEWhether you are new to performance sports, or an experienced competitor addressing holes in your training, we have a specialty class for you!
WHY CHOOSE ALL STAR K9 ACADEMY?
BECAUSE YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS.
Our instructors are committed to your success. Whether you want a pet who behaves appropriately in your home or a performance dog who competes in multiple dog sports, we will help you achieve your goals. We have the knowledge, experience, and teaching ability required to help you develop a better relationship with your dog.
We use proven methods of training and focus on developing a relationship between you and your dog which is based on trust, clear communication, and mutual respect.
All of our instructors actively train and compete in multiple dog sports. We also have many years of experience working with performance, pet, and rescue dogs.
At All Star K9 Academy, we don't believe that "one size fits all", so we adapt our training and teaching methods to what works best for both you and your dog.
Our instructors are on the leading edge of innovation in dog training. We are constantly researching, experimenting, and getting feedback.
With a variety of classes, instructors, and resources available, customers will be able to find the combination which meets their needs.
We are committed to our customer's success, and you will see this in our customer service, our interactions, and the extra mile we go to ensure you achieve your goals.
What do our students say about us?
I have taken 5 classes at All Star K9 with my dog, Cheers. I love that the class sizes are small: only 4 dogs per class. This allows for plenty of personalized assistance for everyone in class and lots of space for each dog. The instructors are all very knowledgeable and are able to tailor instruction to fit individual needs. Cheers is happy to attend and we have learned so much in a fun and friendly environment. With such a great variety of classes to chose from, we will definitely be signing up again.
The Canine Conditioning course taught by Tara has been instrumental in the recovery of my 5 year old Weimaraner after a series of front leg / shoulder injuries on the agility field. Without this course, I do not believe I could have gotten Sophie strong enough to trial agility again. Tara’s instruction is thorough, informative and easy to understand. She makes sure that both you and your dog are working safely, first and foremost. And second, that you understand the activities and the philosophies behind them. The exercises are hard work both for the handler(s) and the dog, mentally and physically. We found repeating this class 3 times to be very beneficial in Sophie’s continued recovery. She went from basically a skin and bones dog, to a well muscled, very confident girl. The beauty of Canine Conditioning is that you can also do most of the activities at home with just 2 pieces of inexpensive equipment, and what you have around the house. I highly recommend the course to anyone with an active dog, a dog recovering from injury or surgery, or a competitive sport dog. I look forward to continuing Sophie’s conditioning with Tara.
Bailey and I have been students of All Star K9 Academy since they opened. We've done a range of classes all of which have improved our trust and performance together. The best thing about the instructors is that they treat you and your dog as an individual team and celebrate those successes they know you've worked hard to achieve. Another great thing that keeps me coming back is the smaller class sizes that allows for a lot of one on one attention. I would recommend this to not only puppy owners but also adult dog owners who are looking for something to do with their dog.
Over the past 20+ years I have trained my dogs at many different schools in Thunder Bay and I am happy to say that All Star K9 Academy has given me the best learning experience of all of them. My current 2 dogs and I have taken 7 courses in Performance Foundations, K9 Conditioning, and Agility and have found them to be excellent! Tara and her team are dedicated, enthusiastic, and most importantly, are very good at communicating with and supporting the dog owners.
I love working with the All Star team. Their consistently positive, fun approach to training has allowed me to reach goals with my canine partner that I would never, at one time, have thought possible. They are always so supportive and encouraging, and have really gone 'the extra mile' to accommodate my boy's special learning needs. I wouldn't dream of training elsewhere. All Star really is an all star team!
From puppy class through Performance Foundations, Agility and Canine Conditioning, Fergus and I have benefitted from every class that we have attended with All Star K9 Academy, and we keep coming back!! Tara and the leaders are knowledgeable, insightful and caring. They reinforce our in-class learning with handouts, videos, extra seminars, facebook posts and availability for email questions when not in class. They are genuine in their care and concern for the well-being of the dogs and the building of a positive dog/owner relationship. I am so grateful for the help and coaching they have given me as there have been times when I have been bewildered by my high energy, at times reactive and ever so lovable puppy.
Working with my dogs varying in age from 1.5 years to 15.5 years with the Team at All Star K9 Academy has been an absolute dream! We have been fortunate enough to take part in several of Tara’s Canine Conditioning Classes and Seminars and really enjoy and benefit from the tailored approach that she takes to each of the classes as well as to each dog, ranging from Senior Canine Conditioning to Conditioning for Athletic Performance Dogs. Tara brings a high level of expertise and experience to the Conditioning Program, and I have seen my dogs experience greater body awareness, improved structure, increased flexibility, and increased strength. I highly recommend the Canine Conditioning Program to anyone who is looking to improve the current condition of their dog and to prevent injury. It’s a great way to spend some quality one on one time too! Thank you Tara and All Star K9 Academy for helping my dogs to be as healthy as possible!
Different dogs have different needs, and we've tried to accomodate this with a wide variety of classes and options. If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to contact us. Please visit our "Classes" page for details on specific classes offered.
- Puppy Kindergarten
- Puppy Graduate
- Perfect Pet I
- Perfect Pet II
- Performance Foundations I
- Performance Foundations II
- Performance Foundations III
- Racing Recalls
- Crates, Gaits, & Waits
- It's Your Choice
- ...and many more!
- Canine Conditioning
- Core Strength
- All Star Fitness Challenge
- K9 Nosework