Do any of these scenarios fit your situation? Whether they do or do not but you need help and seek out no nonsense help we invite you to check us out.
You want a well-behaved dog but work schedules, kids and life make a weekly training commitment away from home difficult.
You’d like your dog to have better door manners and be “that” dog that guests swoon over when visiting.
Just taking your dog for a nice walk around the neighborhood would be heavenly.
You have a new puppy and want to make sure you get potty training done right from the start and eliminate the possibilities of damage that puppies can cause like chewing on furniture.
You are really apprehensive about taking any group or public classes with your dog because you are dealing with aggression.
Before you contact us here are some things to consider and we’d like to point out:
I am not the average dog trainer you’ll find out there. I am married with 3 children ranging in ages 2 years old to 9 years old. We live with a menagerie of animals and ALL of our animals co-exist. That includes dogs, cats, chickens and horses. We have a highly competitive and nationally ranked dog in obedience and a rescue dog from a fight ring. Both are incredibly well-behaved dog and can go anywhere off leash with exceptional obedience. I believe in accountability and commitment to all things in life. Excuses do not get any of us very far. Dogs are a reflection of our abilities and commitment.
Balance in all things creates optimum results. The same goes for training and we use all four quadrants of learning when training our dogs. If you are looking for purely positive I am not the trainer for you. I believe in providing all good things in life to my dogs when they are well-behaved and will administer fair consequences or limited reinforcement when they are unable (or in some cases unwilling) to follow the rules.
We are here to help and offer follow up support after the appointment. We do not sell package sessions because we truly believe in many cases it will take one appointment for you to see maximum results if you follow through on our recommendations.
The first step in changing your dog’s behavior is to change yourself. You must be accepting of the fact that you are the one to lead the way and your dog will follow.
How the process works:
Send us an email to or call us at 763.634.1899. We’d like to talk with you in person before setting up any appointments.
We send out a lengthy questionnaire to get details about your situation prior to meeting with you. Rather than spending time having you complete paperwork at your paid appointment we get it beforehand.
Appointments are set during the day Monday – Friday. There are rarely, if ever, weekend or evening appointments available due to family and our personal dog commitments.
The fee is due 48 hours prior to your appointment. No refunds or transfers. We are arranging care for our children and also then giving someone else income. It’s all about commitment.
Your session is approximately 90 minutes in your home. If we go over you are not charged overages. The appointments will not go longer than 120 minutes.
Fees are $199.00 for the appointment and we charge a trip charge based on your location. This will be discussed during our initial phone call.
During your appointment:
We don’t want you to change anything or do anything differently when we/you arrive. Masking any of your behaviors or your dogs will limit how we can help you. The only exception will be aggression cases when safety is an issue. We will want you to have high value treats on hand and may instruct you on which training equipment to have ready or available to use.
After the appointment:
1. You will receive follow up homework and we’ll be available for email and/or phone consults the first several days after we meet with you.
2. Your success is dependent upon your commitment, follow through and changes you implement.
3. We always strongly recommend on-going training with dogs for a minimum of 1 year. Consistency is the key and engaging your dog in social situations is the best way to exercise their mind and gain responsiveness in a distracting environment.