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What is FastTrack?

FastTrack is our own unique version of “dog daycare” for current students of our school. It’s Playcare AND Training.

In between playtime, walks, and naps, our team of FastTrack dog trainers do either a half-hour or hour training session with them.

We work on *your* customized training wishlist (teaching commands like Come and Stay and fixing behavior issues, like jumping up and barking!), as well as helping your dog through the learning process without the confusion and frustration that the dogs sometimes feel when their owner is training them. And we promise your dog will respond to YOU, too (not just us!), because we teach you how to maintain all the progress we’ve made.

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Upcoming Events

Puppy Play Group:

Friday 3/2 @ 6p-7p

Friday 3/23 @ 6p-7p

Canine Gym:

Sunday 3/11 @ 5p-6p

Friday 3/23 @ 6p-7p

Body Language Workshop:

Wednesday 3/21 @ 8p-9p

Multiple Dog Household Workshop:

Wednesday 3/28 @ 8p

Therapy Dog Program Q+A:

Friday 3/23 @8p-9p

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Transport Services

Now your dog never has to miss a vet visit, grooming appointment, or da y of playing and training at our school!

We have our own specialized transport vehicle equipped with crash tested RTK (Rough Tough Kennel) crates and Variocages! We offer transportation for current Kathy Santo Dog Training students!


Where will we transport your dog?

  • To and from the school for a day of playing and training!
  • To and from our Kathy Santo Pet-A-Groom for their grooming appointment!
  • *New* We are now offering Vet Visit Transports for current students!
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Boarding Programs Available

From the casual sleepover to a week-long retreat, we provide our student’s dogs with privacy and comfort. While under our care, our dog ‘guests’ spend the day at school in our fun and professionally supervised Playcare Program, go on walks, take naps, and work with our trainers to achieve the goals on your training wish list. At night, they go into our team member’s homes, because we believe that a home setting, supervised by our dog care specialists, is the best setting for dogs to vacation in. 

Happy Trails!

We all know that March can come “in like a lion and out like a lamb”, but we’re optimistic that the weather (at least at some point!) is going to be nice enough to go on at a few hikes with your dog. To help, we’ve compiled a list of what you must  know before, during, and after an outdoor adventure with your dog.

Simplify your FastTrack Booking with the *free* Pet Desk App! You can request FastTrack days, time, and even include notes on what you’d like us to work on with your dog in their training session. You’ll also receive reminders about your upcoming bookings. The app is available on Apple and Android phones.

 If you’re not an “app” person, don’t worry! You can still request reservations via phone or email.


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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, 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 that 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”

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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 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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