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

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AKC Trick Dog Class

Cost – $175

Tuesday, March 21st, 5pm-6pm

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

12 months 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 – $175

Class fee must be paid in full to secure your enrollment

No Upcoming Classes

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 Socialize Class

Cost – $120

Class fee must be paid in full to secure your enrollment

Wednesday, April 26th, 6pm-7pm

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 hour

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

AKC Canine Good Citizen Class

Cost – $175
Class fee must be paid in full to secure your enrollment

Thursday, March 23rd 2023, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Class topics include leash manners, sit, stay, come and much more.

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Scent Work Class

Cost – $160 for 6 weeks


Fascinating fact: Dogs have a sense of smell that’s between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than ours! The sport of Scent Work celebrates the joy of sniffing, and asks a dog to sniff to their heart’s content; turning your dog’s favorite activity into a rewarding game. It is a terrific sport for all kinds of dogs, and is a wonderful way to build confidence in a shy dog.

All dogs must be current on vaccines including kennel cough. Please email: with any questions.

Class length: 6 weeks
Class Duration: 1 hour

Meet The Trainer

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



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