Group Training Classes

The relationship you have with your pet is dynamic, ever changing, and constantly growing.  We now offer Group Training Classes!  Book your class online (below), call us at 765-421-6655 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

                        Our Trainer:  McKenzie Henk          mckenzie1


{About McKenzie}

 McKenzie is a professional dog trainer who helps dog owners build and maintain a positive relationship with their pets. She uses a “balanced” training method and believes every dog and situation is unique and so the training for every dog should be unique as well.

McKenzie started training when she was eleven years old by competing in 4H and State Fair competitions with her dogs. In high school, she started working at a boarding kennel and assisting with puppy care, breeding, Conformation showing and training. She competed in several trials with her dogs and performed very well. After high school, she attended an Obedience Instructor Course at a facility in Illinois, became an instructor there and trained over 200 dogs in Obedience, Conformation, Rally, Canine Good Citizen, Agility and Service dogs. McKenzie started at Pooch Palace Resort in April of 2018 and heads up our Daycare program as well.

McKenzie has a Kerry Blue Terrier named Alistair and a working line German Shepherd named Hector. In her free time McKenzie volunteers as the lead instructor for the Vermilion County 4H Dog Obedience Spin Club.

Upcoming Class Schedules (class descriptions below and you can book online):

Puppy Play Skills - 11/26/18 @ 7pm (4 week course)

Household Manners - 11/27/18 @7pm & 12/1/18 @330pm (2 offerings each week and a 4 week course)

AKC Canine Good Citizen - 12/1/18 @730am (4 week course)

Puppy Basics/AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy - 1/14/19 @7pm (6 week course)

Basic Obedience - 1/15/19 @7pm & 1/19/19 @330pm  (2 offerings each week and a 6 week course)

Novice Rally Obedience - 1/17/19 @7pm (6 week course)

Advanced Obedience - 1/19/19 @730am (6 week course)

Description of classes we offer:


{Puppy Basics/AKC S.T.A.R Puppy} - $129

This fun 6-week class will give first time puppy owners and owners that want to brush up on their puppy skills a great foundation that will build confidence in your pup, gain very basic obedience commands, help with the many questions that come with raising a puppy and lay the foundations for a great bond with your best friend. At the end of this class you have the option of taking the AKC S.T.A.R puppy test and once passed owners will receive an AKC certificate, ribbon and gold medal.


(Our next Puppy Basics Class will begin on Monday 1/14/19.  The class will be 6 weeks long and be every Monday night from 7pm-8pm)


{Basic Obedience} - $129

This 6-week class is designed to teach pet owners and their dogs the basics. Dogs in this class will learn to sit, down, walk on a loose lead, automatically sit when coming to a halt, stay, and recall. Owners will better learn the basics of training and how to have a better bond with their dog.


(We will offer 2 classes each week for our Basic Obedience Class!  Our next Basic Obedience Classes will be Tuesday 1/15/19 from 7pm-8pm or Saturday 1/19/19 from 330pm-430pm .  The class will be 6 weeks long and will be the same time and day each week)


*NEW* {Household Manners} - $89

This awesome 4 week class will help you understand why your dog has bad manners such as barking, chewing, counter surfing, jumping, digging, nipping, chasing things, etc. This class will not only teach you how to solve these problems but also the commands: out, off, leave it and place. 

(Basic Obedience and or Basic Puppy will help but not required for participation. This class is open to any dog or puppy over 12 weeks old)

(We will offer 2 classes each week for our Household Manners Class!  Our next Household Manners Classes will be Tuesday 11/27/18 from 7pm-8pm or Saturday 12/1/18 from 330pm-430pm .  The class will be 4 weekslong and will be the same time and day each week - there will be a 1 week break during Thanksgiving Week)


{Puppy Play Skills} - $89

This fun 4-week class will teach you and your puppy (Under 1 year of age) about doggy daycare and dog parks, how to show the right body language, correct and incorrect introductions along with play-styles. You will also learn commands that will help you and the daycare staff and so much more! This class is a perfect step for you and your dog to go to any doggy daycare, dog park, or friends house for a doggy play-date! This is also a great class to build you and your dog’s confidence!
(Minimum Age: 12 weeks / Maximum Age: 1 yr)

(The next Puppy Play Skills Class will begin on Monday 11/26/18.  The class will be 4 weeks long and be every Monday night from 7pm-8pm- there will be a 1 week break during Thanksgiving Week)


{A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen} - $89

This fast-paced 4-week class will go over the basic skills needed to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test! This test is great to show that your dog has basic manners and is often the first step to making your dog a therapy dog. Also, some insurance companies give you a discount if you pass this test! Once you pass and turn in your test to the A.K.C. you will get a certificate and an official CGC title for your dog!

Requirements: Participating dogs should know basic obedience skills (Sit, down, stay, come, walking on a loose lead).

(The next A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen Class will begin on Saturday 12/1/18 from 730am-830am.  The class will be 4 weekslong and be every Saturday from 730am-830am - there will be a 1 week break during Thanksgiving Week)

*NEW* {Advanced Obedience} - $129

This intense 6 week class will build on skills learned in basic obedience and make everything stronger. Impress your friends and build a stronger bond with your dog with these new skills. This class you and your dog will learn longer sit and down stays as you drop your leash and walk across the room, obedience with distractions added, Sit and down in motion, and drop on recall. These skills will give your dog more tricks to keep them mentally stimulated. A great class if you want to do more with your dog.

Prerequisites: Dog must have mastered Sit, Down, Heel, Stay, and Come.


 *NEW* {Novice Rally Obedience} - $129

This cool 6 week class will give you and your dog a fun new way to practice obedience skills. Rally is a fun AKC sanctioned dog sport that is like the gateway sport to all dog sports. In rally you go through a course of numbered signs and complete each sign with your dog! In this timed sport you can talk to your dog as much as you like! It is a super simple, super fun way to do more with your dog and maybe even get into AKC performance sports!

Prerequisites: Sit, down, heel, stay and come


*NEW* {Trick dog Class} - $89

Super fun 4 week class that will teach your dog fun tricks to show off to everyone! Tricks covered in this class: Shake, high five, Spin, roll over, army crawl, touch, beg, play dead.

Prerequisites, Sit, Down

Book Group Training Class Online


*We do require Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella vaccines for Group Classes.  If your pup is too young to get the Rabies vaccine, we can provide exceptions.