Join DogSense Puppy Classes in Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
Puppy Class is meant to be fun & loads of fun is what will be had at DogSense Puppy Classes & Socials. We all know learning is best achieved through fun and play. Yet many puppy classes offered end up stressful for both humans and dogs. …Continue Reading »
Dog Language: How to Speak Dog
Just like us, your new puppy or dog sometimes feels happy, scared, tense or angry. Your puppy cannot express how he’s feeling to you with words. He’s trying his best to communicate to you, but he doesn’t speak your language. I know how much you want to understand and help …Continue Reading »
#1 Dog training treat used by the pros
My colleagues from The Academy for Dog Trainers introduced us to the Tuna Fudge recipe to use for dog training. It took several mentions of this dog treat recipe before we decided to make it and check it out for ourselves. It turned out super easy to make …Continue Reading »
New Puppy or Rescue Dog
Let’s get you started out on the right paw!
Whether your new family member is a new puppy or rescue dog, early experiences together set the stage. In our excitement of bringing home our furry friend we all make mistakes. These are the 5 most common mistakes we encounter and …Continue Reading »
First and foremost, a social dog is what most people want!
Dogs are naturally social animals, just like us. Yet, just like us they sometimes need help overcoming fears.
A social dog is a dog who:
Is able to go out and about with family
Has a better life and a stronger bond with family.
Is tired from activities with …Continue Reading »
Walking your dog can be an adventure of joy for you both
You return home after a grueling day at work. You walk into the door to an enthusiastic greeting like only those that live with a dog know. His tail is flailing about like a helicopter on steroids from the simple joy of seeing you. …Continue Reading »
The best dog trainer possesses a formal education
Many people we speak with are not aware that a Dog Trainer needs no formal education or credentials. Dog Training is an unregulated industry. This means that anyone can hang out a shingle and charge for services as a dog trainer. Assuming you don’t want just “anyone” …Continue Reading »
Understanding the science of how your dog learns matters…a lot!
When you put your much loved dog in the hands of dog trainers at a day train or ‘dog boot camp’ do you actually know what you’re going to get? At the very least, you expect competence, kindness and care. But in an unregulated industry, dog trainers …Continue Reading »
Puppy Socialization is both great fun and essential.
Puppies between the age of 3 weeks to 18 weeks are in their Socialization Stage. During this stage, it’s critical that you introduce your puppy to a variety of people, animals, sounds, things and places to ensure proper puppy socialization.
Just the anticipation of the first day bringing home your …Continue Reading »
We get asked frequently how to potty train a puppy. Potty training your puppy is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Though it is simple, for most people it is not easy. For the dog parent it will take some legwork and perseverance.
You will be sure to find all sorts of items sold as quick …Continue Reading »