1214 Main Ave

Moorhead, MN


​​F-M Dog Obedience School and The Mutt Hutt

Kailee Backhousjoined our grooming team in January of 2017.  She attended the Pucci Pet Career Studio in Anoka, MN where she earned her degree as a Canine Design Specialist

Ritchie Sellden is our Monday night beginners and Advanced Beginners instructor.  He also teaches the Saturday Agility classes.  Ritchie and his dogs travel, compete, and win in top Agility trials.


Kris McDonaldhelps Mary Ellen manage the Therapy Program.

Clark Emeryis one of our Field Class instructors.  Clark is also a substitute trainer for Beginners, Advanced Beginners, and Novice from time to time.

Mary Ellen Steinhoffalong with Wally, is the owner of the F-M Dog Obedience School.  Mary Ellen is the director of the Therapy program and teaches the Beginners class Tuesday-Thursday.  She also teaches the Kindergarten Puppy Class Wednesday and Thursday nights, as well as the Open Class Wednesday.

Office Staff

Catherine Barkeris one of our Field Class instructors.

Brad Wennerjoined our team in 2002.  Brad enjoys working with the retail products to make sure your dog gets the best available! 

Jenna Jackson  started at the front desk in 2008 and joined our grooming team as an apprentice under the skillful groomers.  She has blossomed into an excellent groomer.  Jenna volunteers with Diamond in the Ruff & takes in foster dogs.  She also enjoys photography & does family & pet sittings.

Natalie Dahlin  joined our office team in November 2016.  

Mary Higdemis our Tuesday night Advanced Beginners instructor.  Mary also travels around the country competing in dog shows and is a AKC Representative

Wally Steinhoff along with Mary Ellen, is the owner of the F-M Dog Obedience School.  

Sheila Smith is the manager of the F-M Dog Obedience and Mutt Hutt.  She began grooming 1986 and is a certified groomer with the IPGA (International Pet Groomers Assoc.)  She also has a certificate through the ISCC. 


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