Dog Stars​ 
Training and
Canine Education

 A modern approach to traditional dog training methods.
About  Us

Judy Luther


Judy is a well known and respected pet dog professional located in the St. Louis, Missouri area, with over 25-years experience teaching dogs and their owners, as well as various other species.  She provides knowledge and understanding to the people she serves, and gains the trust of the animals.
Along with her successful canine education business, Dog Stars, where she teaches pet owners how to help their pets become great family members, Judy is also called on as an expert speaker, evaluator, volunteer, and provider of animal talent for print advertising, film, motion pictures, and stage.
Judy is dedicated to teaching animals using the latest scientific research.  She has teamed with Jennifer Arnold to develop Bond-Based Choice Teaching® and the Assistance Dog Alliance®, an association of service schools committed to using the Bond-Based Approach.
Judy served as an instructor for St. Louis Community College and East Central College, in the animal care and training programs.  She also taught the Animal Career program for the College For Kids summer programs.  In addition, Judy is a regular guest speaker and lecturer at the Vet Tech Institute in St. Louis, Missouri.

Judy Is a member of The Pet Professional Guild, Association of Humane Educators, a Certified Pet Dog Trainer through the Certification Council of Professional Trainers, A Certified Nose Work Instructor, Certified Canine Massage Therapist,  a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, AKC Puppy S.T.A.R evaluator, a APDT C.L.A.S.S. instructor and evaluator, and a member of the American Humane Association.

In addition, Judy has volunteered her time for the Missouri Puppies for Parole program, which matches incarcerated inmates with homeless dogs, teaching the dogs to help increase successful adoptions.  Judy also works with children in understanding how to prevent dog bites, and how to be kind to their pets.  She also volunteers her time as a behavior consultant to rescue groups and shelters throughout Missouri and Illinois.  Judy is a contributing writer for Pets Best Insurance, Tame Magazine, Tails Magazine, Angie's List, and Positively.