About Us

The Collar Club Academy is dedicated to providing top-quality dog training services rooted in kindness, respect, and effective communication.

Our team has trained over 8,000 canines and is still counting. Our trainers are called to travel the country to handle complex cases. We have trained dogs for C-Executives and professional athletes, including Olympic athletes and TV Stars.

Our mission is to help dogs and their owners build strong, lasting relationships by providing personalized training plans that cater to each dog’s unique needs and goals.

At The Collar Club Academy, we believe that every dog has the potential to be a happy, well-behaved member of the family, and it is our goal to help them achieve their potential. With a team of experienced trainers, we strive to create a safe and supportive environment where dogs can learn and grow to become their best selves.

Since there is no one way to train a dog, our commitment to using all training techniques (such as positive reinforcement, balance, instinctual, etc.) ensures that every dog receives the care and attention it needs to become happy and well-behaved.

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Our Story

Founded by Nikki Musko, in 2014 she set her goals to raise the standards of the pet service industry by starting her company in Ohio.

As a pet care provider, Nikki has worked hard to provide convenient, reliable, and safe training services to pet lovers and owners. She has personally chosen and trained her staff to meet the high standards produced by The Collar Club Academy.

The Collar Club Academy moved to Texas to expand its reach across the country and share and spread proper education about dog training. It is dedicated to being part of the community and spreading the benefits that can help your dog be part of the family in a safe, obedient way.

The Collar Club Academy has won several global and local awards in Business Excellence, Expertise, Local Best Dog Trainer, Lux Magazine Award for Best Pet Service Company, and has been featured in the Voyage Dallas, among many others. We are also an American Kennel Club Evaluator.

Nikki Musko has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographic al Registry.

Previously published on 24-7 PR
DENTON, TX, November 29, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Nikki Musko has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who, as in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected based on current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are considered during selection.

After a successful career in corporate America, Ms. Musko chose to pivot and follow her passion. As the owner of both The Collar Club and The Collar Club Academy, Ms. Musko has strategically built a strong presence in the canine industry. Over a decade ago, she founded The Collar Club in Cleveland, Ohio, and over three years ago, she expanded her vision by introducing The Collar Club Academy in Denton, Texas. This dual ownership reflects her commitment to providing exceptional dog training services, and through these endeavors, Ms. Musko’s brand has flourished, marking a significant footprint across multiple locations.

Managing a team of experienced dog trainers, Ms. Musko focuses on providing guidance, training, and support to ensure quality results. Among various specialties, she and her employees offer multiple levels of dog training, from foundational obedience to advanced off-leash training and personal protection. They also address and help resolve behavioral issues, such as aggression, separation anxiety, and more.
As a prominent figure in the dog training industry, Ms. Musko has gained recognition for pioneering a distinctive approach that harmonizes instinct, technique, and various styles of dog training, setting her apart as a leader in the field. Her unique approach, which she has developed over years of experience and research, has created a positive experience for the dog. Looking toward the future, Ms. Musko aspires to continue expanding awareness of her approach to dog training. Recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all method for training dogs, she prioritizes the needs of each individual dog. Confident in herself and her techniques, she believes that she will continue to succeed in securing better outcomes for both pets and their owners. Ultimately, Ms. Musko’s goal is to ensure that more and more dog owners are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to strengthen the bond between humans and their canine companions.

Ms. Musko formerly found success within the financial services industry. Taking a leap of faith by leaving the industry of Wall Street to pursue her dream of working with dogs, she has earned a sense of fulfillment every day and has no regrets.
Ms. Musko graduated from Malone University in 2007 with an undergraduate degree. In her continuous pursuit of professional development, she was previously associated with the North American Ring Association and the Protection Sports Association. Currently, she serves as an evaluator for the American Kennel Club, focusing on pet-related training. Simultaneously, she actively pursues further growth within the specialized realm of the working dog industry.
In light of her accomplishments, Ms. Musko received the prestigious Local Best Dog Trainer Award in Texas in 2023. This award, highly regarded in the dog training industry, is a testament to Ms. Musko’s dedication and expertise. She also received a Business Excellence Expertise Award and a Local Best Dog Trainer Award in Ohio. Ms. Musko attributes her perseverance, unique abilities, and dedication to much of her success.

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