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Training dogs and their owners in the Grand Rapids area.
Training your dog is more then just getting him or her to follow your commands.  Training creates a working partnership and fosters the human-animal bond.  Proper and early training can create a relationship that will last a lifetime.  All pets deserve to be well mannered and have an understanding of basic obedience, whether they compete in obedience or are a spoiled couch potato.


Problems between dog and owner can occur when there is a lack of clear communication.  At Farstar Training, we teach you to train your dog using positive methods and marker training.  Food is the fastest way for your dog to learn and marker training provides clear communication between you and your dog.  After your dog has mastered a skill, we teach you to wean your dog off the food rewards.


We teach not only the skills, but the training system which allows you to continue to train and bond with your dog for years to come.



Kirstin started training dogs professionally in 2010 and completed her Certification for Professional Dog Trainers in March of 2012.

Kirstin is currently active in training and competeing in IPO, Obedience, Rally and Agility.


Private lessons are available for any need.  From baby puppy training to aggression to sport work and everything in between.


From books to toys, find all kinds of recommendations here.

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