Lori Peper-Rucks, owner and trainer of Sunshine Kennels & K9 Training, has been training dogs since 1975. Lori instructs classes for the public; she also offers private training; and lessons for individuals with their dogs.

Lori does all her training with a motivational method making it more enjoyable for the handler and dog. By training with this method as her foundation, it makes more successful K9 handler teams.

Lori has studied many training methods, and came up with a training theory of her own that makes sense to both dog and handler, making training more enjoyable, which is necessary for good and competent dog/handler teams. Lori always says “if it doesn’t make sense to the dog, it’s just another method”. This is important, because if it makes sense to the dog, it empowers and allows the dog to think and not be handler dependent. This is necessary for the working K9’s.

Lori’s knowledge in training speaks from her vast training interests and experience of putting handlers and K9 teams together in various fields. Lori feels fortunate and great gratification to be able to share her gift with so many people, making this world safer and more enjoyable.


We are offering new obedience training classes ( puppy manners through advanced). New classes will begin on Thursday April 23, 2020 . Please call for more information and registration, you can also register on our website. No dogs first class, and please bring a copy of current vaccinations. Classes are 8 weekly sessions: Puppy Manners for puppies 4 months or older, $85.00; Basic Obedience Classes for dogs 6 months or older, $ 120.00 for 8 weekly sessions; Intermediate / Advanced Classes for dogs that have completed basic obedience classes, $110.00 for 8 weekly sessions. 

Also  tracking classes, beginners ( $120.00 ) through advanced tracking  ( $110.00 ) You must have taken the beginning class before taking the intermediate/advance tracking class, also bring a current vaccinations. These are all 8 weekly sessions, these classes are offered once in the Spring and again in the Fall.  Spring classes will begin Saturday June 6, 2020 at 1:00.   For more info about our tracking training classes, please contact Lori at 715-553-1906

To register for any of the classes, please download the training application, fill out the training application and mail it along with payment or call 715-553-1906, you can also register on this  website . 

Thank you. Lori

 For information about our new group training classes, please click below. You can bring up our application form, fill it out and either email or mail it back with the date and class you wish to attend along with your payment and a copy of your dogs current vaccinations.  Feel free to call for more information, and to get signed up.

For information or to schedule an appointment for a private lesson or for private training. Private lessons work very well for those who are unable to attend group classes, or for dogs that aren't ready for group classes, please call

 (715) 553-1906 cell

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 Specialty classes

We are offering a First Aid Class for Dogs. Contact us for any questions, Class size is limited and cost is $20.00. No dogs attend this class.

We offer therapy dog classroom, trick training and tracking classes a couple of times per year. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in attending these classes.

Puppy Manners

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$ 85.00 USD

Puppy Manners, is for puppies age 10 weeks to 16 weeks


Basic Obedience

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$ 120.00 USD

Basic training for dogs 6 months and older



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$ 110.00 USD

Continuing training


We are offering Tracking classes,. Class will start on Saturday, September 7th,  Tracking classes will be  @ 1:00 pm and classes will be held at Amery Airport on Saturdays, they are 8 weekly sessions and cost is $120.00 for beginners, and $110 for intermediate and advanced dogs. Please click on information below or call  for registration 715-553-1906

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    Have FUN with your dog in our upcoming Trick training classes start (to be announced), classes are 8 weekly sessions, cost is $80.00 for all 6 weeks. Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations, please bring copy of vaccinations to first class. Dogs must have basic obedience to attend this class. Please call for information or registration  715-553-1906



Contact us at:

Sunshine Kennels & K9 Training

2019 - 100th Street, Luck, WI 54853

 (715) 553-1906 cell


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“But ask the animals and they will teach you.”

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