Hi, I'm Steve Buhrke

Dry Desert

Over 20 Years of Dog Training Experience


Hello, I am Steve Buhrke. I was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1969. I've had various jobs over my lifetime but have always had a passion for dogs. I began my journey to my dream job as a dog trainer when I attended The Tom Rose School of Dog Training. After which, I moved to Tucson, Az & began to train dogs with a local trainer for police/sheriff's office , military, border patrol & various other agencies. This afforded me the opportunity to travel to many states & countries in order to obtain the specific breeds & quality of dogs needed for that specific type of training.

In 2001, I purchased the pet resort from the previous owner & learned from him how to do the rattlesnake avoidance training. I feel this to be an extremely important training for dogs anywhere they may come into contact with rattlesnakes.

I have also owned many dogs in my life & love to see the change in them upon proper training. My work is very gratifying.

There's No Place like Home

In 2016 I met the love of my life, Crystal. She has helped me in more ways than I could have ever imagined & given me the family I never thought I'd have. In 2019 I made her my wife. She does alot of the behind the scenes things with the business along with assisting me with the Rattlesnake avoidance training & to top it all off she also has a full time job as a nurse. She's truly my wonderful butterfly & I can't imagine my life without her!