Private In Home Dog Training


Minneapolis, Minnetonka & Edina, MN areas

We come to you for 1:1 In Home Puppy & Dog Training in the Twin Cities Minnesota metro area.

Best Puppy & Dog Training Services in the Twin Cities, includes one-of-a-kind video eCourse.  Check out our client reviews below to see the value added yourself!

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What Can You Expect?

Top Quality Passion, Experience & Education.  Social Family Dog Focus!

Professionalism each & every step.  100% Science-based methods.

Jody Karow, Certified in Dog Behavior & Training with a decade working with dogs & families.

Jody Karow - CTC, Certified Puppy Expert, Dog Life Coach & Founder of DogSense Online

My goal is to make life better for you & your new puppy or dog.  Let's work together to end frustrations, getting back the joy between you & your furry best friend.  I've created the most extensive resources available to help you achieve your goals including online dog behavior & training videos available to you anytime.

Jody Karow - CTC, Certified Puppy Expert, Dog Life Coach & Founder of DogSense Online, DogSense Online Puppy & Dog Training

DogSense: always 100% kind & loving methods

Positive & Reward Based methods that really work!

For you when you want a personal in-home puppy or dog training program designed around you & your lifestyle. We'll custom tailor the program to match your current needs.  Puppy Socialization, puppy or dog obedience training or to tackle specific dog behavior problems robbing joy from both you & dog.

Jody Karow is formally & professionally trained in dog behavior & training.  A proud graduate of the most comprehensive program around - The Academy for Dog Trainers taught by world renowned dog behaviorist Jean Donaldson.  Over a decade of hands on experience with 1000's of dogs.

We're the only program that provides you access to over 34 puppy & dog training videos covering topics from dog aggression, fear, puppy socialization, step by step obedience behaviors and much more.  Jody is at your side via private in home sessions & online dog training videos, accessible anytime, anywhere.


  • We set up an initial private consultation in your home.  We'll talk about you, your puppy or dog & your life together, the behavior you want & what you're getting now.
  • We'll design a puppy or dog training program around you and your lifestyle.
  • After the initial program, we'll follow up to check in on how you're getting on & recommend ways to build on what you've learned.
  • We're available via phone or email anytime for help & support if you feel you're getting stuck.

  • Your private training is based around you, your family, your puppy or dog, your home environment& your lifestyle.
  • Practice exercises are designed to fit easily into your daily routines & lifestyle.
  • We work intensively with you & your puppy or dog - helping you tune into your dog, read his body language, understand about competing motivations and how to be the source of great stuff so he wants to do what you ask.
  • You'll have a better, stronger, happier and more predictable relationship with your puppy or dog.  Our focus is social family dogs!
  • We explain how your dog learns & how to train your dog using only proven & reward-based dog training methods.  You won't need to shout, scare, shock or get physical in any way.

  • Fearful & Shy Dogs & Puppies
  • Puppy & Dog Obedience Training
  • Puppy Socialization
  • Puppy Basics
  • Growling & Aggression
  • Problem Barking
  • Chewing Your Stuff
  • Dog Jumping Up
  • Coming When Called
  • Pulling on Leash
  • Leash Aggression & Reactivity
  • And much more!
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What our raving clients have to say...

Jody is phenomenal! Her dedication to dogs and helping people train their fur babies is apparent. I admire the way she uses positive reinforcement to reward good behavior, which was important to me. I can't tell you how many times I have been shocked at how much my dog has improved with each class. Very satisfied and happy I chose this dog training program. Definitely a must! Would highly recommend!

Lealoni Kuhn
Minneapolis, MN

I have known Jody for over 10 years and she has helped me with two of my fur babies. She is so knowledgeable of dog behavior and what is the best approach with each dog. You can tell she loves animals and has devoted her life and energy to making the world a better place for our four legged friends. I would be lost without her helping me train my little sassy Maltese Diva. I would recommend Jody to anyone who needs some help with their dog!!!

Becky Klein
Eagan, MN

If there were ever a "dog whisperer," it would be Jody Karow. Her knowledge, experience, and intuition is beyond compare. We adopted a spitfire of a dachshund mix, from Safe Hands Animal Rescue. Between the naughty puppy behavior and limitless puppy energy, we were ready to lose our minds! That all changed when we started working with Jody. Jody doesn't merely understand dogs, she understands dog owners. She gave us the tools we needed to not only improve Frankie's behavior, but enrich our family as a whole. If you put in the time and follow the immense wisdom of Jody, I have no doubt that you will witness an unsurpassed night and day difference. Dogs do what works and you should to!

Andrea Skolnick
St Paul, MN

I have had two private training sessions with Jody and I am now halfway through her basic obedience class at Bone Adventure in NE Mpls. We have been working on leash pulling/frustration and general manners for our 1 1/2 year old rescue pup. We attended another leash and obedience class but Jody's approach is much better. I love the off leash classroom and positive reinforcement on the leash. Our dog has made enormous strides with her leash walking and jumping up on humans (the two big issues we have faced).

Jody is compassionate and practical. She's terrific with both dogs and humans, gives very clear advice, has videos to explain and demonstrate, and she loves helping dogs and humans live together. I hope to continue through the Canine Good Citizen sequence.

Jill Locke
South Minneapolis, MN
DogSense online is a fantastic service I would recommend to ANY dog owner. Jody's in person dog training techniques are easy to understand and actually effective! The DogSense online library has been a fantastic resource for us to supplement and reinforce the techniques that we learn during group classes and private sessions. I like how the videos and commands a broken up in a way that doesn't feel overwhelming. I know that I can sit down and watch a video for 10 minutes, spend another few minutes with my dog and be done for the day if that's all the time I have. I have multiple dogs at home and they vary in age from puppy to senior, and we have made progress with all of them!
Jaclyn Mennie
Minneapolis, MN

I cannot speak highly enough of Jody from Dogsense. She came into our life shortly after our Shichon puppy Pippa. She helped us navigate those adorable, but challenging early puppy days. Not only did Jody assist with potty training and teach Pippa not to chew on everything, she also helped with Pippa's socialization with other dogs by taking her on fun playdates. While I value Jody's training expertise and love for Pippa, I also really appreciate her non-judgmental way of working with families to make sure they have a great experience welcoming a dog into their lives. Without hesitation I would recommend her services (in fact I have recommended 5 or 6 friends)!

Sara Ahluwalia
Edina, MN

We serve the Twin Cities Metro area in Minnesota for all your in home puppy or dog training & private dog training needs.  Includes Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Wayzata, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Bloomington, Edina and surrounding areas.

Questions?  Call Us: 651-686-9059

Initial Consultation
$120
    3 Sessions
    $285
      6 Sessions
      $540
        10 Sessions
        $850
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