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Head Trainer

Sami Jo Menning always loved animals, but never imagined how far dogs would take her into her career. She was always finding herself in the field with her father and his trained Labradors every fall following in his footsteps. From there she found working with dogs was very rewarding.

After graduating, she went to attend Starmark Academy and earned her accredited certificate as a Canine Training and Behavior Specialist. Since then, she has used her communication skills to help dog owners learn to love living with their dogs! "Dog training can be a very intimate thing. People let you into their homes and into their lives. And sometimes the changes that training requires can be hard," she says. "I love to be the support and encouragement while those changes take place, and I love to see the results in the home that comes with training!"

Sami Jo has 4 dogs: Blu, a 4 year old German Shepherd; Tex, a 2 year old Black Lab; Lola a corgi with so much personality AND a Dalmatian named Ray, who makes sure to pull in everyone. Blu is her everything dog who enjoys any sport she puts her mind to, but he also loves to work as a certified Search and Rescue dog, trick dog and dock diving competitor. Tex is her retrieving fool who finds retrieving the best thing in the world. Lola loves to steal the show at any dock diving event and Ray is attending confirmation classes to be a stellar “Show Dog”

To contact Sami Jo about training please email:

My name is Taryn Harvey. Growing up I had a huge love for animals. Being surrounded by dogs my whole life helped guide my way into dog training. My first job was working at a dog daycare and boarding facility when I was 17. In my almost 2 years there I received hands on exposure to dog body language and behavior. My passion only grew from there and in 2015 I completed my 1 year online program through Animal Behavior College for Canine Obedience. At 19 I accepted my first dog training job at Petco. After completing a dog training instructor program I was promoted to Senior Dog Trainer and for 3 years I continued to get hands on exposure to puppy socialization to solving problem behaviors, clicker training, leash walking and teaching AKC Canine Good Citizen classes. I am a dog owner as well with my 3 year old Australian shepherd, Frost and my 1 year old German Shepherd, Kira.


These are half-hour-long sessions where you and your dog can get to know our trainers! During this time our trainers meet you and your dog to talk about goals and specific needs. When you leave your consultation you will have a specific plan as how to best achieve your training goals.

Anyone can sign up for a consultation. Consultations are mandatory for Stay N Train dogs and One on One lessons.

Consultations are $35

Contact Sami Jo to book your private consultation today!

Private Lessons

Whether you prefer private dog training sessions for the individual attention, the convenience of training around your busy schedule, or because you want to tackle specific training issues in a private setting, we’re here to help you. Each private lesson is designed to meet your individual goals. We’ll spend the hour focusing on what you want to teach your dog and what problems you want solved. We’ll then give you a personalized homework plan that works for you and your dog. Lessons last one hour and can be held at your home or in our facility.

Prices are $70/lesson

Packages include

4 sessions - $265
8 session - $525

Stay and Train

We also offer training where your dog stays with the trainer and goes through complete obedience and behavior issues. Things that can be accomplished during this is off leash obedience, crate/potty training, stellar obedience.

The lengths of times for this depends on you and your dog's goal. This is great for dogs with fear issues, selective hearing issues or just for any dog that their owners live a busy life.

Minimum of 2 weeks. 3-5 weeks is recommended.

These are booked per availability. Contact us today!

To inquire about this service contact

Swimming Lessons (intro to swimming)

Learn to Swim! We introduce all ages of dogs to the excitement and fun of swimming. With an instructor in the pool, your dog will developing confidence while in the water. The dogs will be introduced to proper swimming form and gain the ability to be clam while in the water.
We provide life vests for dogs of all sizes to assist them until they gain their self-confidence. Most dogs will be confident enough to swim alone in one or two sessions.

Dogs must be preregistered, class size is limited. Email

Instructor: Sami Jo Menning

Cost of Class: $35 per session

Enrolling: Next classes will be starting spring 2020!

Dog Yoga (all ages and experience levels)

Doga or Dog Yoga is bonding time with your dog. It helps you connect with your pet through physical contact and encourages movement together via yoga poses that the dog can be involved with~ by doing their version of the pose (down dog!) or just by being close to the owner.

Instructor: Deborah Smith

Cost of class: $20 (60 mins)

Enrolling Classes: Coming soon!

Registration: Please email to save your spot.

K9 Fitness Class (All Ages)

We are so glad you are taking a step in the direction to get your dog's body straightened and conditioned!

If your dog is a loved pet and part of the family, You'll want to make sure they stay healthy and fit. K9 Fitness is a fun and simple way to exercise your pet indoors and outdoors while improving their confidence. It's a great opportunity to train with positive reinforcement and strengthen the bond between human and animal companion while giving your dog a complete overall body workout. Your dog will love you for it!

This is also beneficial for dogs involved in therapy dog/service work, search and rescue, hunting, military and protection work, agility or just active dogs. Confirmation/show dogs benefit from this as well as this helps with their stacking and core muscles to make them stand out in the ring. Working dogs will benefit from training and fitness from all life stages. K9 Fitness will help each dog develop core strength, body awareness, and self-confidence.

K9 Fitness Will Help Your Dog:

Increase trunk and core strength

Strengthen the bond with your dog throughout interactive positive training

Stabilization of weak areas

Improved balance and awareness of the body's position in space

Improved reaction and control Increased range of motion in joints and elongation of muscles

Improved top line Muscle memory for stacking training

Improved body awareness and gain

Overall endurance strengthening and muscle toning

Instructor: Sami Jo Menning

Cost of Class: $100 for 3 weeks


Trick Class (All Ages)

Trick class is all about the cool factor! This positive and encouraging 3 week class will help you gain skills to show off everything your dog can do. We will learn tricks such as Spin and Turn, Roll-over, Sit Pretty, Weave through legs and many more! This is also an opportunity to earn 3 AKC titles to your dog’s name! Trick Novice, Intermediate and Advanced are offered and will be tested! This is such an exciting class to build you and your dogs relationship through learning!

Your dog must be food motivated and ready to learn!

Instructor: Sami Jo Menning

Cost of Class: $100 for 3 weeks.

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