Welcome to K-9 Perfection, LLC Mary Kalista Jackson, Owner, Manitowoc Wisconsin Dog Training

Why should you train your dog?

It’s the most important gift you can give your dog

Helps your dog know their boundaries

Your dog learns to trust you as a leader and a friend

Helps your dog become more confident and predictable

It’s rewarding and fun!

Your reward is a well-trained special companion!


Training your dog strengthens and improves the relationship between the two of you. A trained dog is confident, well-mannered and provides safety for you and your family. The time you take to train your dog is small considering that it will last a lifetime.

About Mary

Mary Kalista Jackson is ABCDT (Animal Behavior College Dog Trainer) certified to train throughout the United States and Europe. She is also a Certified Pet First Aid Leader for the American Red Cross and is furthering her education in dog psychology studies.

Mary's Den

MaddyMaddy is an incredibly smart Border-Lab mix that I adopted in January of 2006. She had been rescued in Indiana from a well, and was miraculously the only one in the litter who survived.

ZoeyZoey, a Border-Beagle mix, was found on a country road in Iowa. She was starved and terrified of everything. I adopted her in August of 2006 and she is the sweetest dog I’ve ever come across. Everyone that meets her instantly falls in love with her. She runs very fast and quite often brings me rabbits she catches in the yard. 

EllieEllie was taken out of a kill shelter in Milwaukee, WI and came to my home in November, 2006. She had a near fatal condition with mites under her skin and hair loss, but a very good Manitowoc vet helped cure her. Ellie is now happy, safe and beautiful.

EllieKatie, a Border-mini Aussie mix, arrived at Green Bay Humane Society from Kentucky with no history. She was shy of people and dogs and wouldn't eat. She is learning fast, but still has a lot to overcome with her fear of people. She now enjoys playing with other dogs and has become close to the rest of my pack.

ElliePhoebe is the newest addition to my pack. She is a Border Collie that was born at Richland Rescue.


Private Sessions

This private six week course is designed to work one-on-one with you and your dog. These weekly classes will give the owner greater control and better understanding of each other.

You will have the same trainer for all six classes. This course will cover all basic and advanced obedience commands, and solutions to behavior problems.

The cost is $175.00.

Now offering Wednesday private sessions in Algoma, Kewaunee and Door County


Group Sessions

The six week group classes cover obedience commands, socialization, distractions and interactions with people and other dogs at home and in public.

Your dog will learn to walk nicely at your side and will quietly greet other people and other dogs. You will learn to become a more effective leader for your dog. Your dog will learn basic commands, obedience games and a whole lot of new tricks.

The cost is $75.00 and the group size is limited to 10 dogs. Servicing the lakeshore area.


Class Goals

It’s the most important gift you can give your dog
Helps your dog know their boundaries
Your dog learns to trust you as a leader and a friend

At-Home Consulting

Too busy to commit to a full class schedule? Mary is available for non-course consultation at your home.

The cost is $50/hour.

Day Training

A training model, in which the trainer trains the dog, then transfers that training to the client.

for more information on this service.

The cost is $45/hour.

Canine Good Citizen Program

Mary is an approved CGC Evaluator with the American Kennel Club. She has the training and certification from the American Kennel Club to offer this course. The CGC Program is a two-part program that is designed to:

1) teach responsible dog ownership to owners, and
2) certify dogs that have the training and behaviors needed to be reliable, well-behaved members of their families and communities.


K9 Perfection LLC, canine training and behavioral services - Mary Kalista Jackson

Mary Kalista Jackson, ABCDT - Animal Behavior College Dog Trainer,
IACP - International Association of Canine Professionals
APDT - Association of Pet Dog Trainers

K9 Perfection LLC was voted Best of the Lakeshore in 2014 by HTR Media

1419 North 2nd Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220   |   Ph: 920-682-1185   |   Cell: 920-242-2930
Email: mary@k9perfection.net
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