Rick is an amazing trainer, and I would gladly take any dog I have to him for training. He truly demonstrates passion, patience, and understanding with all the animals he works with. He also takes the time to help you, the owner, understand the how and why of all the different trainings. He’s extremely knowledgeable and always has a great answer to any questions you could possibly throw his way. His dedication to training dogs to be as outstanding as they can be hasn’t been matched by any previous trainers I’ve encountered. I would recommend Rick and his services to anyone looking for the best trainer around. 6 star rating!! — Riley K.


Rick truly has a gift. I have seen him work with dogs of all ages, tempraments, and personalities. Weather it's basic training, aggression, separation anxiety, or leash walking (to name a few), Rick can help. He is extremely knowledgeable and has quick answers to new questions. He is truly dedicated to helping pet owners. He is first class in every respect. I highly recommend without any hesitation. — Jayne R.


Rick and Joanne have trained dogs for myself and my puppy clients (I raise puppies) and I will certainly use their training again. You simply can't find someone that will train in home like they do. Rick does such a great job! I highly recommend them. — RedHorse Co


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Harley and I appreciated Rick’s assistance with training Harley to pass her Canine Good Citizen class so she can be on her way to be a therapy dog. Harley needed work on distractions (other dogs, squirrels, food on the ground), walking on a leash without pulling and overall listening. She was able to pass her class with flying colors with Rick’s training. I was impressed with Rick’s consistent communication and willingness to meet with me multiple sessions after Harley’s training was over to make sure we were still working toward our goals! 10/10 recommend Rising Starr K9 — Emma A.


Rick with Rising Starr K9 Dog Training is a great. He did wonders with Leo from beginning obedience training and in reactive training. Rick worked with Leo in group settings as well as one on one training sessions with me and was very helpful and informative. He helped me be more assertive and have Leo respond to me the 1st time and not have to repeat myself several times. If you are looking for someone to help you train your puppy and help YOU train your puppy - definitely give Rick a call at Rising Starr K9. — Angela W.


I have loved working with Rick! He has been super flexible and is always willing to offer tips and tricks to help my dog. I came to him with my aggressive dog and I have already seen quite a bit of improvement just in a few weeks! He really knows his stuff! — Peri K.