Upcoming Events

FREE Canine Body Language Workshop
Humans only for this workshop! Wednesday, July 18 @ 8:00pm

Canine Gym Class
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm.
The combination of both – brain and body exercise – is what will help you have a well-balanced relationship with your dog.

**You’re welcome to join this class if you’re currently enrolled with us in a Beginner II level obedience class and above, or have your instructor’s permission. Canine Gym counts as one class out of your package**

Puppy Play Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 – 6:45pm
You’ll learn the difference between good play, not so good play, and all the steps in between.

All puppies under 5 months old are welcome. Fee $25. Current Students Only.

Therapy Dog Information Session 
This free workshop is for humans only! Tuesday, July 31 @ 6:00pm. Come find out more about our Therapy Dog Program!



These will NOT be continuing classes, they’ll be ONE-TIME workshops where Kathy covers the topics listed on these specific dates and times. 

TO REGISTER FOR THESE CLASSES PLEASE EMAIL: ksdt.sarahbayles@gmail.com with the following information:
1. Your name
2. Your dog’s name
3. Which workshop you want to attend

***These workshops will count as 1 class out of your class package***

Wednesday 7/4 9am: Jumping Up + Come When Called With Distractions Workshop

Friday 7/6 5pm: “Healing Your Heeling” + Stay Workshop

Wednesday 7/11 8pm: Jumping Up + Come When Called With Distractions Workshop

Friday 7/13 5pm: “Healing Your Heeling” + Stay Workshop

If there are any particular topics YOU would like to have a workshop on please let us know!!! We are looking for topics that matter most to our students to cover in these workshops! 

Kathy Santo's Pet-A-Groom

Did you know? We have our own full service grooming shop right next door to our dog training school!

The trainers at the dog school regularly accompany our student’s dogs to the shop to help them relax during their grooming experience.

We also take our FastTrack dogs there when requested, and do training sessions to teach them to how to calmly stand on the table, have their nails done, and allow their body to be handled, even when there’s lots of sounds going on from the clippers and dryers! We like to say that our student’s dogs learn to be the best grooming clients!

DO NOT Let Your Dog Potty In The Shopping Center

Please DO NOT let your dog relieve him/herself on the shopping center pillars.

THANK YOU for your cooperation! 

Fourth of july safety for your dog!

Fireworks during this time of year can be a traumatic experience for your dog, and the best thing we can do for our furry companions is to desensitize them to the sound before the big event! We love to give our dogs something fun and exciting to chew on during fireworks to help keep them occupied–Acadia Antlers are our go-to choice! After reading my blog post, check out the exclusive deal we have below with Acadia Antlers for our readers! 


Acadia antlers

Acadia Antlers sells naturally shed moose antlers that my dogs LOVE. They come in enough sizes (and even flavors!), to keep even the most challenging chewer satisfied.

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

bergen organic

Organic family and pet-friendly solutions in North Jersey and Rockland County. Mention Kathy Santo Dog Training and sign up for a year of Poop Scoop service with Bergen Organic and receive 4 weeks of free service. No contract required, just a good faith commitment!


Mootugs are upcycled handmade dog toys that, after being washed and sanitized, are created from 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!

Join our 'Student Only' Facebook Group!

Come join us in our “Student Only” group! The focus will be discussing dog training and the methodology posted by Kathy Santo and her Kathy Santo Dog Training Team. We’ll be doing daily and weekly dog training challenges, posting our videos to show you cool training ideas, and we’re ALWAYS here for you to answer whatever questions you may have!


Kathy Santo has spent her entire career as a dog trainer and handler, training dogs and winning over 500 obedience, agility, and Canine Good Citizen 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 student’s 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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