At Scotch Pines, we understand that raising a puppy or dog can be ruff! Many of our clients come to us with unmet expectations and a feeling that they're in over their head. They're dealing with unruly behavior, safety concerns, and are embarrassed by their dog's antics.
But fear not! We're here to help you understand your furry friend's basic instincts and work with their brain to reduce unwanted behaviors. We'll help you build a strong relationship with your dog and have fun along the way.
We know that sometimes it can feel like your dog is running the show, but with our 8-week obedience program, we'll give you the tools you need to take back control. Don't let your dog be the reason for stress and frustration in your life. Join us and see the astonishing results that our other clients have achieved!

Meet Sarah 
The Ultimate Trainer

Sarah is passionate about helping dogs and their people build stronger, more fulfilling relationships through the training programs offered by Scotch Pines Dog Training. As the driving force behind our classes, she spends her time planning and creating new ways to help our clients achieve their goals.

Whether she's answering questions on Marco Polo or posting on social media, Sarah is always dedicated to sharing her expertise and knowledge with others. Her infectious enthusiasm and positive attitude make her a joy to work with, and she's committed to providing the highest level of service and support to each and every client.

When she's not training dogs, Sarah loves nothing more than exploring the great outdoors with her husband, Joseph, and their two kids. Hiking, kayaking, and discovering new places are just a few of her favorite pastimes - and of course, taking her furry companions along for the ride is the ultimate perk of her job!

Meet Joseph
The Support Genuis

Joseph is the go-to person for all things behind the scenes. Whether you have questions or concerns while Sarah is busy training, or need help with anything related to our programs, Joseph is here to help.

He keeps things running smoothly by using his business knowledge and expertise to streamline our processes and ensure that everything is organized and efficient. Additionally, he captures progress through photos and videos, ensuring that you have a visual record of your dog's journey.

But it's not just about business for Joseph; he's passionate about dogs and helping people build deeper, more meaningful relationships with their pets. When he's not working, you can find him exploring new trails and enjoying the great outdoors with Sarah and their furry companions.

What's in a Name?

Scotch Pines Dog Training was established on Scotch Pines Road in Payette Idaho in 1993 by Will and Vivian Stoppel. 
Scotch Pines is now owned by their daughter April Stoppel Jantz as a full-time career and is the largest dog training school in Idaho, and one of the largest in the nation.
We enjoy tremendous support from veterinarians, law enforcement officials, and humane societies throughout Idaho.
Over the years we've been privileged to work with thousands of dogs of all breeds-- huge dogs, aggressive dogs, sensitive dogs, rambunctious dogs, timid dogs, petrified dogs, abused dogs, young dogs and old dogs. We love them all and we welcome the chance to work with you and your special dog soon!
For the past 20 years, Scotch Pines has grown from a hometown program started in the Boise area to two additional franchises that cover the Magic Valley and Southeast Idaho.  We've expanded our dog training services online as well! Now we can work with you and your dog anywhere you live!


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