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!


Bastrop County Animal Services

This silly boy is so ready for a home! Right this very moment, he is working his tail off to ensure he makes the PAWfect addition to your family! He is adoptable through Bastrop County Animal Services! If you are interested in meeting Loki, please reach out to the rescue!

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Student Success Stories

Kristen, who is one of two dog behavioral specialists in Hawaii, has volunteered her time to join forces with Hawaii Fi-Do.  Hawaii Fi-Do is a non-profit service dog organization that teamed up with multiple wounded warrior organizations to get dogs trained for injured veterans who may need their service.

–Kristen Ness