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To sign up for all classes please call Healthy Petz (931) 486-0077

If you have any questions, please contact us or call (931) 446-8425

Starting January 2022

AKC Trick Dog Class

Cost – $160

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 5:00-6:00pm

Class Limit: 6 students max.
Class Duration: 6 week class. Friendly dogs ONLY!

6 months old or older. Variety of Tricks Working towards an AKC Title or just want to bond with dogs and people. Must be current on vaccinations including kennel cough is also required.

AKC STAR Puppy Class

Cost – $160

Class fee must be paid in full to secure your enrollment

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday January 13, 2022 4:30pm-5:30pm

Class Limit – 12

All dogs must be 5 months – 10 months old, free of external parasites, and up-to-date on all vaccines, including Bordetella.

This payment needs to be made up-front to reserve a spot in class.

Puppy Preschool Class

Cost – $85 PIF to add to class

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:30-6:00pm
Thursday January 13, 2022 6:30-8:00pm

Class Limit: 12

6 weeks to 4.5 months. Current vaccinations required including bordetella. Free of external parasites (Fleas & Ticks)

Age requirements: 6 weeks-4.5 months

Vaccinated to age by a veterinarian. Please do not wait until all vaccines are administered. The social window will be closed by then.

Socialization is classical conditioning – creating an association between two stimuli. Behavioral scientists have identified the period from 4 to 14 weeks as the most important window of time for a puppy’s social development. After the age of 14 weeks that window starts to close, and it closes quickly.

Class length: 4 weeks
Class Duration: 1 ½ hours

Topics include crate and potty training, puppy biting, early socialization. Exposure to new sounds, textures, and smells.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Class

Cost – $160
Class fee must be paid in full to secure your enrollment

Next Class Date Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Class topics include leash manners, sit, stay, come and much more.

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New Agility Lessons

New Agility lessons for all dogs. Please contact me at (931) 446-8425 or email me.

Meet The Trainers

Katie Zavaro is an honor graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences. She was a veterinary technician for 14 years. Katie has been training and showing dogs since 2004. Her experience has allowed her to be an approved American Kennel Club evaluator for the (AKC) Canine Good Citizen.

Katie is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. As a member she has learned a variety of training methods which expand her behavioral and training experience. Katie has also had the opportunity to work with a variety of dog breeds and personalities by volunteering her training skills with rescue groups.

Since 2009 she has been teaching a puppy preschool that she designed and started at her husband’s clinic, Healthy Petz. The puppy preschool incorporates AKC S.T.A.R. puppy program for which Katie is also an evaluator. See My Latest Training Images


Nicole is our new dog trainer and has been with Healthy Petz as a veterinary assistant since 2019. Overall, she has been in the petcare world for almost 10 years and loves it! She has her certification in Dog Training and Behavior from Animal Behavior College and is an evaluator for the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy class and the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC). She has shown her personal dogs in both AKC conformation and obedience, earning titles in both. Her favorite part of training is watching puppies learn through play and helping you build everlasting bonds with your new found family members! She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Columbia State and hopes to become a licensed technician.


Notes From the Trainer

My passion as a dog trainer is teaching people to properly train their dogs to be a welcomed part of the family. Behavioral problems are one of the main reasons dogs are surrendered to shelters. Proper training can save these types of dogs. Everyone likes a well trained dog, it’s the only way to have a dog and truly enjoy them.

I became a dog enthusiast because I was given an adult dog that had many behavioral problems. I worked with several trainers to make her a wonderful companion that I could truly enjoy.

My show experience includes obedience and agility. My golden retriever “Kula” has earned the following titles from AKC and United Kennel Club (UKC): Master Agility Excellent (MX) Agility Excellent (AX) Excellent jumpers (AXJ) Companion Dog Excellent (CDX), Rally Excellent (RE), Novice Fast (NF) Canine Good Citizen (CGC). United Companion Dog(UCD), Agility 2 (AG2) Rally 1 (RO1). My French Bulldog “Soleil” has the following titles from AKC and United Kennel Club (UKC): Novice Agility (NA), Novice Agility Jumpers (NAJ), Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Rally 1 (RO1)


  • Behavioral Consultation/Training
  • Fun and Games
  • Private (in-home) Training
  • Puppy Preschool
  • Basic Manners

Performance Services

  • AKC Novice Obedience Training
  • Canine Good Citizen Testing/Training
  • AKC Rally Training

Other Services

  • Helping clients pick a dog/breeder
  • Helping clients find the right dog/breed for their lifestyle
  • Evaluating dogs/puppy to fit a clients needs