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Training Manager

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!

Puppy 101 (5 1/2 months old and younger)

You're a new "parent" congratulations! This 6-week course is for you and your puppy to experience a great time of learning together. This class is each week on the same day and same time. The class will cover puppy manners including sit, down, leave it, stay, loose leash walking and foundation recall. Puppy essentials, including house training, chew training, learning to like being handled, and preventing behavior problems. We will do many exercises for building confidence in your puppy including socializing in playgroups!

Puppy socialization is very important early in your puppy's life. From 7 weeks to 6 months of age, your puppy goes through a socialization period that permanently shapes his future personality and how he reacts to things in his environment as an adult. Gently exposing him to a wide variety of people, places, and situations now will make a huge, permanent difference. The idea of socialization is helping your puppy to become acclimated to all types of sights, sounds, and smells in a positive way. Proper socialization can prevent a dog from being fearful of children, for example, or of riding in a car. It will also help him develop into a well-mannered, happy companion. Training is a great way to start them on the right track.

Instructors: Sami Jo Menning And Taryn Harvey

Cost of class: $140.

Current Classes: January 5th, 2:15pm. Instructor, Taryn.
January 6th, 7:15pm. Instructor, Sami Jo.

Upcoming Classes:
March 11th, 6:15 PM. Instructor, Sami Jo. (Full)
April 13th, 6:15 PM. Instructor, Sami Jo.
June 28th, 1:00 PM. Instructor, Sami Jo.

Puppy 201

This will be a 6 week course where your puppy will keep advancing in the stuff they are learning. This class is each week on the same day and same time. We will work on adding distractions to their basic obedience and duration to their stays. We also will slowly add distance to all of the obedience they know.

As our puppies are getting older we will help our puppies learn impulse control when it comes to dogs, people, food and toys! We will keep you guys learning together as a team to keep your puppy well mannered and well socialized.

*This class requires graduation from puppy 101/kindergarten.

Instructors: Sami Jo Menning And Taryn Harvey

Cost of class: $140.

Current Classes:

Upcoming Classes:
February 24th, 7:15 PM. (FULL) Instructor, Sami Jo.
May 17th, 1:00 PM. Instructor, Taryn.

Basics 101 (dogs older than 6 months)

Basics 101 will give you a wide variety of obedience tools to help you improve the quality of life you experience with your dog. During this 6 week course your dog will learn to master many commands dogs need to thrive! This class is each week on the same day and same time. Class includes instruction on look, sit, down, stay, heel, place, leave-it, recall, waiting at doorways, meet and greets, and tricks.

We can love our dog without loving all of their choices. Class also covers a variety of problem behaviors. You will gain tools to help reduce or eliminate many problem behaviors including barking, chewing, digging, resource guarding, and separation issues.

Class is guaranteed to be a fun way to meet other pet parents all while socializing your dog!

Instructor: Sami Jo Menning and Taryn Harvey

Cost of class: $140.

Current Classes: January 22nd, 7:15pm
January 26th, 1:00pm. Instructor, Taryn.

Upcoming 2020 Classes:
February 23rd, 2:15 PM. Instructor, Taryn. (Full)
March 15th, 1:00 PM. Instructor, Taryn. (Full)
April 29th, 7:15 PM. Instructor, Sami Jo.
April 19th, 2:15 PM. Instructor, Taryn.
June 7th, 2:15 PM. Instructor, Taryn.
July 26th, 2:15 PM. Instructor, Taryn

Basic 201 (All Dogs Who Have Completed a Basic Obedience Class)

This 6 week class for dogs who already know the basics, now we can start having fun with expanding our knowledge! We will be extending our dogs training with more obedience and adding in distance, duration and distractions! During this course there will be obedience, games and field trips! It will be fun to see how far our dogs can go! Pre-registration is required.

Instructor: Sami Jo Menning

Cost of class: $140.

Current Classes: January 8th, 6:15 PM. Instructor, Sami Jo.

Upcoming 2020 Classes:
February 19th, 6:15pm. Instructor, Sami Jo. (Full)
April 15th, 6:15pm. Instructor, Sami Jo.
May 27th, 6:15pm. Instructor, Sami Jo.

Advanced 301 / CGC
(All Dogs Who Have Completed 201)

This class was made to show off all the skills you have learned. designed to get you prepped and ready to take the Canine Good Citizen test. It is a great class and a great certification to have from the AKC. CGC shows your dog knows advanced obedience, aggressive free and ready to be a therapy dog or go into more dog sports. Basic 301 is for Basic 201 graduates who are ready for the next step. The steps in this class are great for each individual dog and to help get your dog towards your goals.

Instructor: Sami Jo Menning

Cost of Class: $140.

Upcoming Class:January 27th at 6:15 PM, Instructors Sami Jo and Taryn (This class may require to come 15 minutes early on graduation night)
June 8th at 6:15 PM

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)

Upcoming Classes: Coming soon!

Registration: Please email to save your spot.

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

Upcoming: Next classes will be starting spring 2020!

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: $70 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: $80 for 3 weeks.

Current Class:

Upcoming Class: Coming Soon


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.

These are booked per availability. Contact us today!

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