TRAINERS & STAFF

Professional trainers and attentive friendly staff

Our mission is to give you and your family the most balanced and fun relationship with your dog.

Fieldstone K9 Academy provides the highest level of dog training and true behavioral modification in our area. We service families and their dogs on the Westside of Cleveland, Chagrin Falls, Canton, greater Portage, Geauga, and Lake Counties. We service clients Nationwide and we are happy and equipped to handle more Nationwide clients in the future.

We are gratified by sharing our understanding of how to alter your dog’s behavior and teach you how to make the necessary adjustments needed to maintain the training and skills for our long-term goals as it becomes second nature to our clients.

Fieldstone K9 Academy provides all of our clients with the highest level of training and care while providing overnight boarding, day training, and K9 Klub, to ensure that your dog’s manners don’t fall by the wayside while you are at work and/or out of town!

SPEAK WITH A TRAINER

Schedule a no-hassle, one-on-one dog training evaluation.

For immediate assistance call 440.264.3969.

Meet Stacey Snyder, Owner and Trainer, seated with dogs in our K9 Klub Doggie Day Care and enrichment program

Meet Stacey Snyder, Owner and Trainer, seated with dogs in our K9 Klub Doggie Day Care and enrichment program.

Meet Madeline Zizwarek, Trainer, seated with dogs in our K9 Klub Doggie day care enrichment program.

Meet Madeline Zizwarek, Trainer, seated with dogs in our K9 Klub Doggie day care enrichment program.

WELCOME TO FIELDSTONE K9 ACADEMY

Ingredients for a well-mannered dog: 

  • Socialization
  • Obedience training 
  • Exercise- which includes walks at least 5x per week especially when building a relationship with your dog
  • Dog interaction and safe play with at least one other dog helps dissipate energy through their mouth (think chewing on your slippers, puppy biting, etc.)
  • Chewing raw hides and bully sticks, Nyla bones, and dehydrated Cod fish skins 
  • Chewing on raw beef or ham bones, raw chicken feet- get from your local butcher

We will diagnose your dog’s issues and recommend what program will work best for you and your dog. Book a consultation for dog training classes by clicking here to fill out our form or call 440.264.3969.

About Stacey Snyder

At the risk of sounding cliché, I have always known that I would become a professional dog trainer. It was very clear to my family and friends from an early age that I was obsessed with all animals, but especially dogs and horses. My first position in dog care was at the young age of ten when I took on the big responsibility for caring for three of my father’s highly trained hunting dogs, one of which won a National Field Trial Championship. As a reward for feeding and cleaning the kennels, my father would occasionally let me tag along on bird hunting day trips. I loved those trips and developed a strong work ethic at a young age.

I learned how to handle and show AKC confirmation ring in the Junior division during middle and high school. I won several first-place ribbons for my handling skills. During this time, I also worked horses for local people who needed their horses ridden and exercised but they did not have the time to ride their own horses.

Following graduation, I received a scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design. My love of animals continued in college where I was commissioned during my free time to draw and paint horses and dogs. Then following college I was commissioned while being more involved in showing and training my own horses, through that venue I was commissioned to paint more dogs and horses.

Horses and dogs have continued to be my passion. I was certified as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and taught riding classes at Fieldstone Therapeutic Riding Center in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. I taught students who had physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities the skills of horseback riding and ground lessons to Veterans and students who could not safely ride horses. I taught students of all ages with special needs such as those on the Autism Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, etc. 

My Certifications are:

  • Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor
  • Equine Specialist in Mental Health Learning
  • SW- Safety Certification
Stacey Snyder

Professional Dog Training

In June of 2018 I completed a 132-hour course at the National School of Dog Trainers in Columbus Ohio. I was working full-time as a certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with 3 certifications to my name and took vacation time to complete the course. This live-in course required both hands-on and written exams which had to be passed with a 70%. I passed with flying colors and received my certificates in Basic Obedience, Behavior Modification, and Puppy Preschool. The Ohio State Boards of Career Colleges and Schools recognizes the National School of Dog Trainers and allows its graduates to use the title of Certified Professional Trainer or CPT after their name.

I am an active member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. 

I continue to attend seminars and conventions to keep current with the latest training methods.