Upcoming Events

Puppy Play Groups
Friday 2/2 at 6p-6:45p
Friday 2/9 at 6p-6:45p

Canine Gym
Friday 2/2 at 7p-8p
Tuesday 2/13 at 7p-8p
Sunday 2/25 at 5p-6p

Body Language Workshop
Friday 2/9 at 7p-9p

Multiple Dog Household Workshop
Wednesday 2/28 at 8p-9p

Fast Track + Playcare

Dogs love our Playcare program because they love playing with their friends (and our team)!

Students love our FastTrack program because they love having us train their dogs so that they progress a LOT faster!

Ask Kathy!

Q: My puppy has "accidents" in the same exact spot in my house. What can I do to prevent her from using the tile hallway as her personal port-o-let?

Valentine's Day with your dog

Ever since I was exposed to Valentine’s Day, I had a sense that it was a “fake” holiday, with unrealistically high expectations. Experiences like hoping my 4th grade crush would drop a few extra Snoopy cards in my desk mailbox (he didn’t), to watching the captain of our high school football team bring an armful of carnations into the lunchroom to present to his girlfriend, who ran off crying because she wanted roses confirmed my suspicions. However, I also learned that celebrating the big day with my DOG virtually guaranteed that whatever I did in the way of a surprise, was ALWAYS a home run! Whether it was me dripping red dye on a Milk Bone (and everywhere else, my Mom says) when I was in kindergarten, or buying her the biggest heart-shaped dog toy I could find, “Teddi” loved it all.

So read on for some fun and thoughtful ways to celebrate your love for your canine companion this Valentine’s Day!

The teams at Kathy Santo Dog Training and Kathy Santo Pet-A-Groom truly appreciate your loyalty and support. Thanks for taking the time to vote!

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Also, a quick reminder that we’ll re-open the doors to our Online Course to all of our Puppy and Beginner Level students for a limited time this month.

Join our waitlist and stay tuned for the details!

Exclusive Offers

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Acadia will even give you a 10% discount if you use the code KATHYSANTO at checkout!

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Mootugs are upcycled handmade dog toys that are created from thoroughly washed and sanitized rubber tubes that were used to milk dairy cows! The dogs LOVE the unique cow scent of these tugs (we promise your house won’t smell like cows). Mootugs proudly donates a percentage of their sales to dog rescue organizations. Over the past few years they have been able to donate nearly $30,000 dollars!

 We have an EXCLUSIVE discount just for our students and readers for 15% off when you use the code KATHYSANTO at checkout! 

Kathy Santo has spent her entire career as a dog trainer and handler, training dogs and winning over 500 obedience, agility, and Canine Good Citizenship titles. Working with her own dogs, she has achieved every competitive obedience title the American Kennel Club (AKC) has offered and earned the prestigious AKC “Obedience Trial Champion” title (OTCh) multiple times. 

In Waldwick, Kathy teaches classes, private lessons, and oversees the training of her students dogs using her extensive knowledge, experience and intuition to handle problems from the benign to the serious. Her engaging personality has won her the respect and friendship of her many students, who now consider themselves part of her extended family.

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