We started five rings dog training a few years ago as a family business. Our goal was to have a part time second job that our family could do together.  After a few years we were able to expand and offer boarding and day care at Five Rings Pet Resort. Though we have grown our mission remains the same, offer quality pet care and training ​at a fair price. We treat each animal as an individual. Every dog has there own strengths, weaknesses and needs. When your dog is with us they are treated like family.

Our staff

Our staff is made up of K-9 professionals. Our managers are professional dog trainers and certified in pet c.p.r and first aide.


Michael MacCurtain

Head Trainer

Michael works full time as a Fire Fighter Paramedic for the town of Whitman. When not working his primary he runs the training program at Five Rings K-9 Services. Michael is a graduate of Animal Behavior Colleges school for dog trainers and has served as a mentor trainer for new students. He has taken classes in k-9 scent work, temperament testing and dog sport competition. He is a pet first aid and cpr instructor and is a certified A.K.C good citizen evaluator. Michael's focus is working with shelter dogs and dogs with behavioral issues. He has taken several shelter dogs and earned multiple A.K.C titles with them. Currently he is working on adding titles to his two working dogs Bear and Cassidy.



Assistant Trainer

Stephanie started out as the assistant manager of our daycare while finishing her schooling for dog training. Having years of experience training horses she became hooked on dog training after taking her oldest dog Bailey to obedience classes. Stephanie's primary interest is in k-9 sports. She has taken classes in k-9 nose work and agility. She teaches obedience and runs our agility classes.     


Nicole SMITH

Assistant Trainer

For the past 15 years, Nichole’s training career primarily involved horses. She spent that time showing, riding and training as well as coaching as a riding instructor. In January 2018, Nichole was introduced to professional dog training at Five Rings Pet Resort and quickly fell in love with the work. Her greatest enjoyment is helping people and their animals grow in their communication, building the best possible relationship for life. Nichole continues to pursue certifications and education in the dog training industry.  She currently teaches Basic Obedience and Trick Dog classes. 



Assistant Trainer

Anissa has been working with dogs for 3 years and works full time in the daycare as a supervisor. Her and her dog Bliss have been through our basic obedience program as well as our agility and rally classes. She is currently teaching basic obedience, beginners agility and working towards her certification to be an AKC Rally instructor. 



Good Boy

Bear came to Five Rings an out of control one and half year old stealing objects and tearing apart the house. Bear went through our board and train program and did well but when he went back to his family he proved to much to handle. Bear came back to Five Rings for more training and was set to go to Skyllers Dog and Cat Rescue for re homing. Bear worked hard and won us over becoming a permenant member of our pack. Bear has since gone on to earn his A.K.C Rally Novice title, his A.K.C good citizen title and passed his odor recognition test with the national association of k-9 scent work. Bear helps out in obiedence classes and is in charge of the excerise program for our day care.



Good Girl

Cassidy is the youngest member of our pack. Cass was born to be a mom and excels at the socialization of puppies. Patient but firm she can teach a puppy more in fifteen minutes then they they will learn in all of puppy preschool. Cassidy loves to work and excels at obedience. At less then a year old She took first place at her first Rally competition. Cassidy teaches basic obedience, puppy preschool and rally classes. 

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