Testimonials

...a fun and friendly environment...

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.

Barb Moore

...they treat you and your dog as an individual team and celebrate those successes they know you've worked hard to achieve...

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.

Kiirsti Rathje

...dedicated, enthusiastic, and most importantly, are very good at communicating with and supporting the dog owners...

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.

Doug Martin

...I love working with the All Star team...

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!

Darcy Lawson

...Each week we saw the good behaviours being offered more and more and the self control and focus getting better and better...

Working with Tara Monahan and her team at All Star K9 Academy has been amazing. Lucy began puppy school as an excitable rather out of control 60 lbs. of puppy. Each week we saw the good behaviours being offered more and more and the self control and focus getting better and better. We are continuing on past puppy school and into other classes with Tara and All Star K9 Academy for the pure pleasure of seeing our big dog grow into a versatile, well trained and balanced mature dog. Tara takes a keen interest in each dog and owner and supports us with our individual goals and challenges. We love working with her!

Ev MacGray

...experienced, caring instructors who tailor their instruction to your dog...

All Star K9 Academy has experienced, caring instructors who tailor their instruction to your dog. I have been taking my husky cross, Teddy Bear, to many of their classes since their doors opened. Dogs are very honest and when they like something you know it! When Teddy sees her green training bag come out of the cupboard, she gets very excited and runs to the front door and waits impatiently. She is eager to get to classes and work on all her lessons. Teddy is an interesting dog to train because she is very independent, easily distracted and not too keen on the treats. Tara and Tracey have helped me immensely with her by helping me understand her head set and being very patient and understanding with her. It is only because of them that I have learned so much and that Teddy has come so far. Their training methods are stellar in that the dog learns to think and make good choices. I have seen evidence of this transfer to off leash bush walks, at home, in the park and at the kennel. As a result of their constant patience and direction I now have a good bond with my independent pup and we are looking forward to doing agility this summer.

Maggie Landry

...I look forward to this class every week...

I started Performance Foundations with my 6 year old dog, Chelsea. I have seen not only an improvement in her demeanor, but also energy. Tara and Tracey are true professionals and make this program both a learning experience and a pleasure. I have learned how to communicate with all of my dogs better and I look forward to this class every week.

Kaylyn O'Neill

...the trust between us grew every session...

Tara is my “dream trainer”! I am so pleased that my once timid, cautious Dachshund blossomed under her guidance. Tara’s calm presence, and gentle but assertive manner produced immediate results. My dog Morgan and I began to bond even more than we were and the trust between grew with every session. She is now SO confident. I cannot emphasize how pleased I am with how far she has come. My experience was so positive I continued on to agility classes. Tracey is the trainer who quickly identified what approach in my handling would best suit Morgan. She has a fantastic amount of knowledge, and as soon as I applied her techniques I had a motivated, happy dog. I cannot wait to take classes with All Star K9 Academy. I love the way it enriches my life and more importantly the life of my dog – physically and mentally!

Suzanne Plesh

...positive and encouraging...

Marne Birch was my instructor for Agility classes a few times in the past and I loved having her each time! Her knowledge of agility, and dog behaviour in general, was very evident in the way she conducted herself around her students and their dogs. She was always willing to help her students in any way, all the while being positive and encouraging, and always with a smile on her face!

Aleks Kremenovic

...goes the extra mile...

Tara is an amazing instructor. She goes the extra mile to ensure the dog and the trainer are fully comfortable utilizing what they have both been taught. She is a very positive person and makes both the dog and its trainer feel at ease in her classes.

Jessie Clapp

Building Relationships, Improving Performance, Celebrating Success.
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