About the owner and trainer of Dog Stars, LLC
Judy Luther CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, CSMT
Judy has worked with animals her entire life.
Growing up in an animal loving home she always had a variety of pets.
When she was 8 years old, she attended classes at the St. Louis Zoo. She attended every class offered at the zoo, developing a friendship with the curator of education. By the age of 10 she was assisting in education classes and giving tours.
Judy has been training dogs for as long as she can remember. Training a wide variety of mixed and pure bred dogs. Judy trains performing Frisbee dogs, obedience ring dogs, rally competition dogs and any animal needed to perform in a theater production or commercial shoot.
On any given day you can find Judy working on a commercial photo set handling animals for the advertising industry, training Frisbee dogs for a football halftime show, training an animal for a stage production, teaching a family pet good manners, making a presentation to a group of school children on animal safety, or a group of pet owners on dog behavior.
In 2008,2009 and 2010, Judy and Dog Star Training was honored by her clients as being voted, St. Louis' Best Trainer, as determined by St. Louie Pet Tails Magazine.
Judy is a knowledge assessed Certified Trainer, through the board of the Certification Council For Professional Dog Trainers
Judy is the first dog trainer in the St. Louis area to become a certified instructor of the National Association of Canine Scent work.
Judy is a member of the American Humane Association’s No Animals were harmed program.
Judy is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Dog Training Academy.
As an accomplished Equestrian, Judy has been riding & training for over 20 years, enjoying the sport of reining cutting and working cow horse.
Judy is a certified AKC - CGC and S.T.A.R Puppy evaluator
Judy is a certified Equine and Canine Sports Massage therapist, with clients including the St. Louis Mounted Police Department, and the Purina Incredible Dog Team.
Judy shares her home with her husband Kevin, Rusty, an Australian Shepherd dog and a rescued border collie named Kate .
Judy is Cofounder and head trainer and director of the Missouri Disc Dog Club.
Judy supports our planet’s health as a member of the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC).
Judy speaks out against breed specific legislation.