Group Training Classes 

The relationship you have with your pet is dynamic, ever changing, and constantly growing.  We now offer Group Training Classes AND Private 1-on-1 Training!  Book 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.


{All Training Classes will now be on Sunday's}

Upcoming Class Schedules:

Our next round of classes begin the week of 1/5/20 and includes Basic Obedience, Household Manners and Puppy Basics/AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.


Description of classes we offer:


{Puppy Basics/AKC S.T.A.R Puppy} - $149

AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Class is the perfect class to get your 2-5 month old puppy off on the right track! This is a 6-week hour and a half long class that will not only teach your puppy the foundational obedience skills (example: clicker, focus, spin, touch, their name, sit, down, loose leash walking, and come) but also will teach the owners about dog behavior and appropriate play skills while their puppies play and socialize.

This is an important foundational class that will answer questions for anyone raising a puppy and lay the foundation for a great bond with your puppy. At the end of the class the puppies will take the AKC S.T.A.R puppy test which owners can send in for a gold medal, ribbon and certificate from the AKC.

**This class is designed for puppies 2-5 months old once the class starts.
**Each class is 1 1/2 hours long
(If your puppy is too young to get their Rabies shot, we will provide exemptions)



{Basic Obedience} - $129

Basic Obedience Class is a great foundational 6-week hour long class designed to teach dog owners how to lay the proper foundation for your dog. This class will teach your dog the basic commands “Sit, Down, Heel, Break, Come, and Stay.” Owners will learn the basics in dog training so they can easily meet their goals with their dog.

**Dog must be over 5 months old**


{Household Manners} - $129

Household Manners is an important class that helps pet owners understand how to manage and fix common behavior problems that damages the owner’s relationship with their dog.

This class will cover why dogs have bad manners such as jumping on people, barking, chewing, digging, nipping, chasing, counter surfing, getting into the trash, marking, not liking the crate and more. Pet owners will also learn how to train their dogs Place, leave-it, Out, Off, Gentle, Come and waiting at the doors and walking out of them easily.

(Basic obedience or AKC S.TA.R Puppy class will help but not required for participation. Your dog must know sit, down, and have leash skills. Puppies must be over 3 months old)


Book Group Training Class Now


*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.