Welcome to
Starmark Academy

Ever dream of becoming a professional dog trainer?

Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers is a state approved trade school that offers certification in the science of dog training. Whether you have prior experience in dog training or want to learn a new career path, our certified instructors can teach you a variety of proven and innovative dog training techniques.

Where can this career path take you?

At Starmark Academy, you have the benefit of being immersed in a training environment-something that you simply do not have with home study courses.  Here you will receive supervised hands-on learning with immediate feedback from your instructors.  Understanding that not all dogs are alike, we teach multiple methods to equip you to handle a variety of training issues.  You will also have the opportunity to work with rescue dogs, giving you real-world experience with dogs of varying temperaments.  We also teach you how to instruct and work with people, not just dogs, so you will be more confident when working with future clients. Our well-rounded approach thoroughly prepares you for a future career in professional dog training.

Come experience the wonders of:

  • Basic and advanced obedience
  • Behavior modification
  • Agility, personal protection, police K9 training, search and rescue
  • Dog sports
  • Kennel and breeding management
  • Retriever training, assisted therapy, scent detection, and much more!

Adopt Me!


Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services

Working alongside our students in the academy, Candi is an incredible dog looking for a forever home! Could you be it? Reach out to Pflugerville Animals Welfare Services to inquire about adoption, fees, and more information.

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Student Success Stories

After two weekends of UKC shows, Feb 6-8 in New Kent Virginia and Feb 27 - Mar 1 in Manassas Virginia, Player earned his UKC Conformation Championship. During the New Kent Shows, he received one win in his Puppy Class and one Best Male Win.  During the Manassas Show, Player received 3 First Place wins in his Puppy class and 3 Best Male wins. He also received one Group 1 win, one Best of Breed win, one Reserve Champion win and one Champion of Champion win.  Good Luck on Player’s Grand Champion title!!

–Marvin Peck