MEET OUR TEAM

OF EXCEPTIONAL TRAINERS

All of our trainers are carefully instructed and highly educated individuals who are passionate about their work, and about helping to improve the lives of our clients and their pets. Click below to meet our exceptional team!

OUR TEAM

SHELLY RAY

Owner/Trainer

MORE ABOUT SHELLY

From her conformation days to owning a boarding and training business, Shelly has been in the dog business for over ten years. She has encountered many opportunities to work with different types of breeds and temperaments.

CASEY RAY

Owner/Training Director

Casey is a graduate of the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers and emphasizes the use of veterinarian recommended obedience training, behavioral modification, dog psychology, and overall owner awareness to help his clients achieve success.

MORE ABOUT CASEY

CASEY RAY

Owner/Training Director

Casey is a graduate of the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers and emphasizes the use of veterinarian recommended obedience training, behavioral modification, dog psychology, and overall owner awareness to help his clients achieve success.

FIND OUT HOW

We train people to train their dogs.

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locations

WILDWOOD

16528 Manchester Road

Wildwood, Missouri 63040

Phone: (314) 300-4660

Email: info@caseyraystl.com

COTTLEVILLE

4760 Mid Rivers Mall Drive

Cottleville,  Missouri 63376

Phone: (314) 300-4660

Email: info@caseyraystl.com

IN-HOME

Private training lessons in your home.
We come to you!*

Phone: (314) 300-4660

Email: info@caseyraystl.com

 

*Not available within 20 miles of either location

about

You should, and we do, cater your training approach to fit your dog’s specific needs.

 

We offer dog obedience training in St. Louis, and we consider ourselves “Balanced Trainers.” Do we use negative reinforcement or corrections? Yes we do. Do we use positive reinforcement by means of treats and/or praise? Heck yes!

 

You usually wouldn’t use the same amount of praise on a high energy Border Collie as you would on a low energy Basset Hound. With that said, you also usually wouldn’t use the same correction on a low energy, submissive dog as you would on a higher energy, more dominant type of dog. Some dogs you need to press the gas pedal on the praise while others you need to use the brake pedal on the corrections! It’s that simple... the approach depends on YOUR dog!

 

In our years of experience as St. Louis dog trainers, we’ve tweaked our dog obedience classes and in-home training sessions to get the most out of your dog’s personality. The last thing you want to do when training any dog is be a “one trick pony” and make each dog fit your respective training approach. All dogs are different! You should, and we do, cater our training approach to fit your dog’s specific needs.

 

More important than the dog training tool that is used (clicker, buckle collar, martingale collars, pinch or remote collars), is knowing which fits each specific dog and when they should be used. Our philosophy can be summed up by explaining that taking all dogs through the 3 proper stages of training, in the proper order, is ideal for success. Click below to learn more.

 

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classes, day camp and boarding

We offer a variety of classes & training options
for all life stages & experience levels.

FOUNDATION TRAINING

Obedience and Beyond! Set the foundation for a great relationship with your dog with Private Foundation training, Lifetime Group classes and more.

FOUNDATION & LIFETIME LEARNING,

DAY CAMP & BOARDING

STRESS FREE TRAINING

Do you live a busy life and want to put your dog on the fast track to training success? Stress free training might be just what you need.

PUPPY PRESCHOOL

Socialization, Training and More For puppies up to 13 weeks

PUPPY PRESCHOOL

STRESS FREE STAY & LEARN

AND  DAY TRAINING

our team

Our highly qualified trainers are ready to help you help your dog master all of the essential skills that will prepare them for a lifetime of good behavior & companionship.

CASEY RAY

Owner/Training Director

Casey is a graduate of the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers and emphasizes the use of veterinarian recommended obedience training, behavioral modification, dog psychology, and overall owner awareness to help his clients achieve success.

SHELLY RAY

Owner/Trainer

From her conformation days to owning a boarding and training business, Shelly has been in the dog business for over ten years. She has encountered many opportunities to work with different types of breeds and temperaments.

MEET OUR TEAM

OF EXCEPTIONAL TRAINERS

All of our trainers are carefully instructed and highly educated individuals who are passionate about their work, and about helping to improve the lives of our clients and their pets. Click below to meet our exceptional team!

contact

How Can We Help You?

Please feel free to fill out our contact form and we'll get in touch, or reach us via email or phone below. We have two convenient locations in the St. Louis metro area.

 

Email

info@caseyraystl.com


Wildwood

16528 Manchester Road

Wildwood, Missouri 63040

Phone: (314) 300-4660


Cottleville

 4760 Mid Rivers Mall Drive

Cottleville, Missouri 63376

Phone: (314) 300-4660

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You should, and we do, cater your training approach to fit your dog’s specific needs.

We offer dog obedience training in St. Louis, and we consider ourselves “Balanced Trainers.” Do we use negative reinforcement or corrections? Yes we do. Do we use positive reinforcement by means of treats and/or praise? Heck yes!

 

You usually wouldn’t use the same amount of praise on a high energy Border Collie as you would on a low energy Basset Hound. With that said, you also usually wouldn’t use the same correction on a low energy, submissive dog as you would on a higher energy, more dominant type of dog. Some dogs you need to press the gas pedal on the praise while others you need to use the brake pedal on the corrections! It’s that simple... the approach depends on YOUR dog!

 

In our years of experience as St. Louis dog trainers, we’ve tweaked our dog obedience classes and in-home training sessions to get the most out of your dog’s personality. The last thing you want to do when training any dog is be a “one trick pony” and make each dog fit your respective training approach. All dogs are different! You should, and we do, cater our training approach to fit your dog’s specific needs.

 

More important than the dog training tool that is used (clicker, buckle collar, martingale collars, pinch or remote collars), is knowing which fits each specific dog and when they should be used. Our philosophy can be summed up by explaining that taking all dogs through the 3 proper stages of training, in the proper order, is ideal for success. Click below to learn more.