Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

The Michael Ellis System of Dog Training


~ The Basic Obedience class for January 2016 is full. You can email us if you want to be placed on the waiting list.

~ Starting January 2015 all courses will be held at the new location in beautiful Sonoma County!

The new address is:
3641 Stony Point Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Our new location will allow us to expand our course offerings and embark on some new training activities, indoors and out! We are so excited for you all to come out and see!!!

PLEASE NOTE: We have updated our list of ”places to stay” so that it reflects many of the hotels, motels, and RV parks in the area around the new location.

Calendar for 2016

January 11th - 15th, 2016 Puppy Development
January 18th - 29th, 2016 Obedience Intensive
February 1st - 5th, 2016 Motivation
February 8th - 12th, 2016 Nosework 1
February 15th - 19th, 2016 Management
February 29th – March 11th, 2016 Advanced Obedience 1
March 14th - 18th, 2016 Nosework 2
March 21st - 25th, 2016 Advanced Obedience 2
March 28th - 29th, 2016 E-Collar
April 4th - 8th, 2016 Protection 1
April 11th - 15th, 2016 Protection 2
April 18th - 22nd, 2016 Protection 3
May 2nd - 6th, 2016 Puppy Development
May 9th - 20th, 2016 Obedience Intensive


  • New course schedule for 2016

  • Including new Nosework Courses! (Course descriptions coming soon).

  • Also, stay tuned for information on our new 48ft Dock Diving Pool! We will have new courses, clinics, and practice hours coming soon.

Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis explaining his philosophy of dog training

If you are considering our school, and would like more detailed information on our approach to training dogs, watch this video from one of Michael's lectures: Philosophy on Dog Training.

We also have video of opening lectures for some of the protection courses. As time goes on we will have opening lectures that explain the course for every course. You can find these in the section on COURSE OUTLINES.

Announcement! Immersion Program

The Immersion Program is back! A 12 week comprehensive program is being offered. Ask us for details.

Dog Trainer School Gift Certificate

Gift Certificates Available

To purchase a gift certificate, or for more information, please contact Michael at michaelellisschool@gmail.com.

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