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Star Maker Dog Training

Clovis, CA, Fresno

(21)
4 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Star Maker Dog Training logo
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Star Maker Dog Training

Clovis, CA, Fresno

(21)
4 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Let us unleash your dog's STAR quality!

We offer effective, results-based training programs and packages for all of your dog training needs. Whether you need to lay a solid foundation of obedience and manners, want a dog you can take anywhere with confidence, or are dealing with a serious behavioral problem, we have a solution for you.

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Allison H.

30 June 2019

If you are searching for a professional dog trainer who is committed to helping you and your companion, then Shayne at Star Maker is who you are looking for. We are first time owners of a Frenchie. Vinnie was out of control and we were fed up. He would not listen, guarded his food, harassed my other animals and eliminated in inappropriate places. I contacted several local dog training services and Shayne was welcoming and knowledgeable from the beginning. She came to our home and spent time talking to us about our concerns. We were never rushed and felt comfortable sending him for the Board and Train. Highly recommend this program but if it is not in your budget, she does offer private in home sessions. Either way you will not be disappointed. Vinnie is back home and he is completely transformed. More...

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Ciara C.

1 February 2019

Shayne is outstanding. She tailors her training sessions to the breed, dog's personality, and the owner.  In one session, I saw immediate improvement in both my dogs and how I interacted with them, resulting in better behavior. With two huskies, I knew I'd have my hands full. Shayne's extensive knowledge of the breed and observations of each of my dog's personalities helped me to better understand what I needed to do to lead them each and as a pack. I wholeheartedly recommend! More...

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Debbie Jones

23 July 2018

Very informative and open to questions. I am grateful for her help and look forward to a much different experience (being able to take him places)with my newly trained dog! Thank you!

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Holly Hayes

23 July 2018

Shayne is incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of training. She is dedicated to improving your dog's life and in turn improving yours. I would highly recommend her. I have a new puppy coming and I will be using her again... NO DOUBT! More...

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Abbie Brandon

23 July 2018

Shayne evaluates each dog based on their needs and their owner(s) and the tools that best accomplish the desired outcome! What is right for one dog is not always right for the next. Great job Shayne!

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Olga Pirogova

23 July 2018

Highly recommend Shayne for your dog’s training. I walked in her dog training class with my unruly puppy 6 years ago, and I found not only a great help training my dog from basic skills to a competitive obedience level, but also gained a friendship that lasted throughout the years.

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Peter Dang

23 July 2018

Shayne has done wonders with my two dogs. Can't tell you enough of how thankful we are . She was able to get my dogs to behave in public and be very reliable. Now I can take them everywhere. Will definitely recommend her services to every dog owner More...

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Corinne Gonzalez

23 July 2018

We sent our Mini Pin Sadie to her and Shayne was great. We notice a difference in our Sadie for the better. Shayne gave us the tools to continue working with Sadie at home. I will most definitely recommend Shayne, she knows her stuff. Thank you from all of us. ��� More...

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Tara Baltis

23 July 2018

Shayne truly is a "Star Maker"!!! Our Duke was all over the place and socially in everyone's face, but thanks to Shayne we are now able to take Duke to the vet, the pet stores, and to Home Depot with absolutely NO ISSUES!

We have had several outings now that have made us believers of the board and train experience. We took Duke to the vet and was able to request a sit and stay and down and stay with all sorts of activity and traffic of people and pets to distract. He was terrific!!!

What a relief, as we were at our wits end with him and his stubborn streak. In public places he would pull, demand his way and scare people and pets by rushing up to them. At home he would jump on guests and suffered separation anxiety, and would pull on the leash.

Thanks Shayne for restoring our sanity and turning it back into a Happy Home for our us and our pets!! :)
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Casey Reckas

23 July 2018

Shayne is such an amazing trainer! She helped me train my dog, Kaiser. She has a ton of knowledge and experience. She has also watched Kaiser for me when I've had to go out of town. I feel 100% confident when leaving my baby at her house because she makes him feel like he's staying the night at a friends house. I would recommend Shayne every time over a pet store for training and any kennel place for overnight stays. And her pricing is very comparable to other places. More...

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Matt Newquist

23 July 2018

Shayne is the real deal! i approached her with the Herculean task of training an adult female Akita with no previous training experience. I was relieved to find Shayne has a vast knowledge of all different breeds so she was prepared for the challenge. She's thorough in explaining her techniques and the why they work to help you and your dog meet your training goals. She even helped me think of ways to modify hand signals to accommodate my physical limitations! Shayne is always easy to get in touch with and has the knowledge base to answer all your training questions. I would gladly recommend her to anyone looking to bring the star quality out in their dog! More...

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Dorian Faust

23 July 2018

Shayne was great with our dog, Chef. And she fully grantees her service. Upon his return, after a month or so we were going backwards and it didn't seem that the training was 'sticking'. I'm sure more because of my not doing the right things (as a first time dog owner, didn't really know the do's and don'ts). Shane took Chef back (at no extra charge) for another couple of weeks to reinforce the training, and she spent more time with me as well 'training' me. Now we couldn't be happier. Thanks Shayne! More...

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Josh Straughan

23 July 2018

Shayne is an unbelievable dog trainer!! We dropped off our 6 month old German Shepard who had behavior issues and was driving us insane. We tried everything! We selected the board and train with her and just two weeks she was like a different dog. Well behaved, more affectionate, and no nipping or jumping. We are beyond impressed and pleased!! More...

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Ashley Marchese

23 July 2018

I am so thankful for Shayne and her amazing skills with dogs!! For us, our next step was to rehome because of aggressive behaviors. Since we got our big baby back there has not been any issues at home!

Always Thankful Shayne!!
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Song Lee Kim

23 July 2018

I highly recommend Star Maker to anyone who has issues with their dog’s behavior! While my dog has always been a sweet and playful dog, he was impulsive and ran towards open doors, other dogs, and people. I am able to not only control my 100 lb German Shepherd on a leash, but I can also let him off leash with great recall, even if he sees other dogs and wants to sprint after them. He is so well behaved and I couldn’t be happier! Today, two ladies even asked me if I would sell him �
Shayne Woods and Stephen are amazing at what they do, and they are reasonable and understanding folks. They have been able to accommodate my schedule and my needs/wants for my dog, and I really appreciate their professionalism and honesty. They definitely won my trust and after my boarding and training sessions, I’m now continuing my dog’s care with them by utilizing their doggy day care. Thank you both for your hard work!
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Tara B.

18 March 2018

Shayne has created a pure gentleman out of our extremely unruly Great Dane!!!  It was unbelievable to see the transformation. Now our boy Duke really is a "Star".  People ask us all the time what we did to have such a well trained and calm dog, and we always tell them it wasn't us, it was "STAR MAKER"!!  Shayne really knows her stuff. Best investment ever, and a "Canine Good Citizen" certificate for proof. Thanks Shayne!! More...

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Josh S.

23 February 2018

5 star dog trainer. Our German Shepard puppy had MAJOR behavior problems. We tried everything!!!! Our puppy is completely different and I feel like as it's owner I can trust her again! Was worried about investing so much money in the board and train, especially for a first time pet owner. But it was worth every penny! So thankful for Shayne and all of her hard work!! Take your dog to her if you are struggling or just simply want a well behaved dog! More...

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Eileen V.

24 May 2017

Boarded my 8 month old dog with Star Maker Dog Training for a 1 month training program. Our dog came back truely able to demonstrate nice behaviors and obedience. We have received so many compliments about how well behaved our dog is, especially out in public.  We can now take her many places I would not dare try a month ago. And she now has obtained her "Good Canine Citizen" certificate after her one on one training with Shane. Shane is very knowledgeable as to training techniques that prove very effective for our furry family member Sadie. Thank you Shane for making Sadie much more pleasant and fun to live with, especially as a inside the house dog. I am excited about the many happy years to come as a very satisfied client. More...

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Michelle D.

21 February 2015

I am so glad to have found Star Maker Dog Training. Training with Shayne is definitely worth the investment.  I am a new pet owner and wanted my Shih-Tzu/Maltese (Tubby) to be well-behaved. At first, when Tubby was old enough I enrolled her in a six-week class at one of the well-known pet stores. The training at the well-known pet store was ok but I felt like Tubby could have learned more, she was still extra hyper, and she had problems walking on a leash. Now, I know that the quality of training services is dependent on person training; however, if I were to compare classes at the well-known pet store to Star Maker Dog Training.... Star Maker Dog Training would win my vote.What's different about my dog is that she is not necessarily food-motivated.  Shayne helped me learn how to work with my hyper/play-motivated dog. In the small group class, in addition to learning a variety of commands, I learned how to work on ensuring that my dog would listen to me even when a lot of distractions were all around us. Shayne also helped me work with Tubby so that Tubby would be able to walk nicely on leash (which was a dream come true for me). What was also amazing was that we also did drills off-leash and Tubby did not run away and she actually listened to me (I never thought that would ever be possible). If I did not take Tubby to Star Maker Dog Training I would imagine that she would be all over the place. On a side-note, I also had Tubby boarded for a weekend with Star Maker Dog Training since I was going out-of-town. Shayne took great care of Tubby. When it came time to pick my dog up, it seemed like Tubby did not even want to leave.Again, I highly recommend Star Maker Dog Training! More...

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Kasi G.

23 September 2014

We were so lucky to find Shayne in our quest for a dog trainer!  We had recently adopted a Pit/Great Dane mix from a rescue shelter, only to find out that our homeowner's insurance company would be dropping us for an "ineligible dog".  They informed us that we need to obtain an AKC Canine Good Citizenship certificate before they would reinstate us.  We knew our dog wasn't a threat to society, but it was time to prove it to everyone else.  While Sheeba is a giant love-bug, she is also a little hard-headed and we were in dire need of someone to show us how to train her.  Then we found Shayne!  Sheeba took to her immediately, and Shayne was able to show us exactly what we needed to do to get our stubborn dog to listen and obey.  It was almost like magic!  Within the first session, our dog (and us!) learned how to do three new commands and we were hooked.  Shayne really brought us out of our shell, and gave all of us the confidence to be able to go new places and experience new things with our dog.  We are so thankful for her patience, knowledge, and caring and will forever be thankful for everything she has taught us!   Justin and Kasi G. More...

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Missy C.

25 February 2014

Shayne is absolutely amazing with dogs...I adopted a blue nose pit puppy named him Monster. He was about 12 weeks old with mange... Great dog.. got along well with the family.. He was fixed about 6 months old... as he gets order the more out of control he gets...Well Monster is now a year old. I was in the process of finding him a new home when I met Shayne by chance on a facebook post through a mutual friend...I am ever so greatful definitely a God sent to our family! Monster had chewed all the sprinkler wires....chewed all the cable wires connected to our home...He ate the water hose... He ate the wood pillars on our back porch.... He ate my kids tetter totter including the wood seats!! Monster has dug so many landmines in my back yard it's not even funny.... He was currently on lock down because he wants my neighbors puppy so bad he has dug and ate the fence... He had this horrible habit of jumping and nipping/biting. .. my kids were not allowed outside alone because he was so hyper he would knock them over to bite them... I'm sure I forgot a few things... Needless to Say Monster was the Devil....We had given up any hope and decided he would be better off with someone else. .Let me just tell you after one session with Shayne...Monster no longer jumps or nips... He sits...He lays down... He will leave a treat until I allow him to eat it...He goes for a walk!! I walk him he does not walk me... before the only way he would walk was with a shock collar... Shayne is always available and probably sick of my million and one messages a day...I don't know where Monster would be had it not been for Shayne... He deserves the Best and I sure after our sessions are done he is going to be the best dog anyone could of ever asked for...So Thank you Shayne for all of your help and support... I have and will continue to tell everyone I know how amazing you are... I would recommend you to anyone and everyone!Missy More...

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For most people, having a trained dog is something that makes their relationship with their pet more enjoyable. In some cases, however, it goes far beyond this. In those cases, training is the last hope before the dog is re-homed or given up, because the owners can not longer handle the behavior and/or it poses a safety hazard in their home. When I can truly help these special cases, and hear my clients tell me that I saved their dog and their household, it makes all the struggles of this job worth it.

There was truly a need for private trainers who could address a number of issues within the client's home or a targeted environment. I was working as a trainer for a well know pet store and was frustrated with the numerous clients who came through their doors needing my help, but in a different setting and with a different approach. Being bound to the store and its policies, there was little I could do to help these cases other than try to work with them in sessions at the store, which often was far from the ideal environment needed for dogs with severe behavioral issues. I wanted to take on more training cases, help more people and dogs, and do it my way.

My entire life reflects my true passion for dogs and my lifelong dedication to them. Not only is dog training my career, it is also my lifestyle. I have been training and competing with dogs for almost 20 years. I own 5 dogs myself and compete in a number of dog sports with them. My home is tailored to the comfort and safety of the dogs in our care, both my own and client dogs. My daily schedule is tailored around the dogs in my care and their needs always come first. Client dogs are treated with the same care, respect and dedication that our own dogs receive.

Anybody can do a course of study and bookwork and call themselves a "dog trainer" but I have two decades of actual hands on experience, training dogs of all breeds, ages, sizes, and temperaments. I have an always expanding wealth of knowledge and resources to tackle even the most difficult behaviors and achieve positive results.

Chances are, the problems you are having with your dog are something I've dealt with countless times before. I can offer solutions that are effective and easy to apply, and can customize the approach to your dog. All dogs are unique, and my extensive experience has taught me that trying to apply one methodology or quadrant of training to all dogs will limit your ability to help them. I always train the dog in front of me and create an approach that will best fit his temperament and his owner's needs.

In addition to two decades of hands-on experience, I also have a college education as a veterinary technican, am CPR certified for canines, and am an AKC certified Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

Services

Dreaming of a reliable dog that will listen and focus in any type of environment? Have a specific dog problem and need serious help? Our programs are your solution - we do the hardest work for you!

In your home or chosen location! Completely customizable, one-on-one. The perfect option for just about any training or behavior issue.

Behavioral problems? No problem! I can help rehabilitate your dog and bring out consistent, positive behaviors instead of negative and destructive ones.

Going on vacation? Dealing with a situation and needing a place for your pooch to stay? We've got you covered! Ditch the big kennel and board your dog in a caring home environment with an experienced dog professional.