Stellar Pups

Stellar Pups

5.0 (1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I work with you to help make your dog a well behaved and invaluable part of your family. I use positive reinforcement and try different techniques to find out what works for you and your dog.

I have always loved training dogs, but I didn't take that path until recently. It was actually my pitbull who was scared of the world that pushed me back to dog training. I didn't know how to help her and another trainer just made her fear worse. So, I enrolled in ABC college and was teamed up with an amazing mentor that really helped me understand how to help my pup. Now working with shy and timid dogs is one of my specialties.

I also work for All 4 Paws Training, where he do owner trained service dogs.

I enjoy seeing people and their dogs bond grow as they learn together.

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Chandler, AZ 85224
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1 Review


  • Mary Wagner

    Sam is awesome with training dogs. Retrieving, stay and many more skills. I truly trust Stellar Pups and will go there again. Will keep your mind at ease.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I do a free evaluation, so you can meet me and I can meet you and your dog. From there I tell you what I can do for you and you can decide if you want to hire me.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Animal Behavior College Alumni

AKC CGC Certified Evaluator

IACP Member

Certificates in dog cognition and feline training and management. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I prefer to do multiple sessions for the best results. 

$265 for 3 lessons

$540 for 6 lessons

If you would like to do individual lessons instead of buying a package prices are $95 a lesson.

How did you get started in this business?

I have always loved animals and training my dogs growing up. I ended up going to college for tech based careers, thinking that was the best way to go. I wasn't happy and just got stuck in a retail job. Then I adopted my second dog, my pitbull mix. She was afraid of the world and I didn't know how to help her. I hired a trainer that just made it worse. So, I decided to enroll in ABC college just for some insight on how to help my dog. Then I ended up falling back in love with dog training and I have been doing it since. 

What types of customers have you worked with?

I work with all types of dogs and their people. My specialties are shy/timid dogs and reactive dogs. I do basic obedience and I also do service dog training. Besides my business, I am a trainer for All 4 Paws Training in Tempe, AZ. There we do owner trained service dogs and a bunch of other training.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my favorite things I have done is teaching a dog to retrieve items for their owner. Had a dog in my retrieving class that just didn't want to give up the item to her owner. I ended up boarding her at my home and just worked on retrieving for about 5 days. After her owner picked her up, I got a message two days later saying that she dropped her phone and her dog automatic went and picked it up and headed it back to her!

Services offered

Animal Trainers Dog Trainers