Your #1 Resource for Training a Dog That Everyone Loves to Have Around

We're open for both in-person and virtual training.


PlayCare & FastTrack

These popular student-only programs allow you to leave your dog (or puppy!) with us for a day of playing and learning!


Get MORE out of PlayCare & FastTrack With These Customizable Enrichment Programs!

KSDT Academy

Want to make “Board and Train” progress, but still hang out with your dog every night? Then our customizable KSDT Academy program is just what you need!



Our new PlayCare+ is an add on to our regular PlayCare program, and offers individualized enrichment activities and training options.


Can't make it to our award-winning school? No problem! Introducing our Virtual Service Line of Online Dog Training Programs!

Plus, IACP professionals can now earn up to 22.25 of CEU's!


For a dog everyone loves to have around!

Meet Kathy Santo


Kathy's Favorite Dog Food + Supplement Line

Every one of my dog's is loving this brand of food (and their supplements), and I’m seeing so many improvements from the previous brands they were on. Plus, the few students that I’ve shared this with are ALSO seeing the benefits.

Faces of Bergen
2022 Winner

The Face of Dog Training. Kathy Santo is the "Faces of Bergen" 2022 Winner. Check out the article by clicking the link below.

DogSense by
Kathy Santo

With 30+ years of experience, learn the latest tips and tricks from AKC’s Master Dog Trainer, Kathy Santo!

Services & Classes

Did you know? Group class enrollment is *always* open! Plus your classes never expire!


Don't take our word for it...


I love the variety of activities for puppies. My Amber had such a wonderful time and LEARNED so much in just a few days.

Tyler & Trevor Sandberg

Kathy Santo is fantastic, she has made such incredible progress with my dog who has major behavioral issues. She really learns your dog and applies what works best for your dog! I recommend her services to everyone.

Kimberly Carroll

Always learn something new! Great group that makes life better for dogs by making us better and more educated owners!

Gloria McCartney

Wonderful staff - hands down! I don't think I would have survived puppy stage (or teenage stage or adult stage) without them. Cody loves them too!

Lynn Ballai

She loves my dogs as much as she loves her family and that makes me feel very comfortable leaving my dogs with her.

Jaci Vanderwall

Realistic training, with the "why" behind the method. My dog is 10 months old and everyone talks about how well behaved she is both at home an in public.

CJ Hill

There aren't enough stars! Awesome, caring, great results! The whole team is invested in your success. No other trainer compares.

Doreen Craper Chelstowski

Kathy's Latest Articles

Defensive Dog Walking

What to do when you encounter an unruly dog on your route and how to prevent this from happening.


Fright Time

Is your pup suddenly terrifed of everything? Here's how to help your dog through fear periods.


Come On, Get Happy!

Good vibes could be the secret to a successful training session!


Hours & Location

21 Harrison Ave
Waldwick, NJ 07463

Mon - Thurs: 8AM - 7PM
Friday: 8AM - 5:30PM
Saturday: 9AM - 2:30PM
Sunday: Classes Only

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