Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers

The Michael Ellis System of Dog Training



COVID-19 Status

The Santa Rosa campus is open on a limited basis at this time, in compliance with state and federal mandate restrictions to ensure safety.

Please check out below and visit the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers Facebook page or email us for all the latest information about our new online options and when campus courses will resume.

We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2021 Immersion Program.

For any questions please write to: michaelellisschool@gmail.com

Stay healthy and safe.
Carol, Michael and the MES Staff


Summer/Fall Courses for 2020


  • June 15 - July 3 Obedience Intensive *Live-Online Only*
    Please note the course will run for 3 weeks instead of the usual 2 weeks and will be as close to an in-person class as possible.
    (Please contact us at michaelellisschool@gmail.com with any questions.)
  • July 6 - Fall Immersion Program begins.
    (Please contact us at michaelellisschool@gmail.com with any questions.)

    *Stay tuned for new Fall 2020 schedule of courses*

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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.



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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