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It’s a journey that started with confusion. Our own dogs were fun and frustration in about equal measure. When it came to knowing how to work on the problems and grow the fun, no matter how much we read, nothing really became any clearer. So we abandoned our day jobs and went in pursuit of the answer.
A journey of a thousand questions
Our journey took us over thousands of miles and acres of print. We read books and articles. We went to conferences and seminars. We toured dog parks and visited dog fairs, talking to owners. We heard hundreds of individual stories from bewildered dog lovers who wanted to do the right thing by their dogs, but who also, understandably, wanted their dogs to do the right thing! They just couldn’t find what worked.
We ran a pet resort in Eagan, MN, working with more than 2,000 customers in family dog training and dog daycare, canine and human. We saw dog behavior up close and in great scale. We watched what motivated them. But just as importantly, we learned about the frustrations loving owners feel about dog training. They needed training that worked in everyday life, not just in a class or training session. They wanted practical solutions, not certificates.
A journey to discover real answers
We studied hard with one of the world’s leading experts in positive reinforcement dog training, dog behaviorist Jean Donaldson at the Academy for Dog Trainers. We learned what the science of animal behavior has to teach us about great techniques that work. Not myths or folklore, but fact. The confusion had cleared.
Though we’ve found our answers, our journey hasn’t ended. It’s become an everyday mission to make kind, positive dog training clear, straightforward and practical.
A mission to share our knowledge for Social Family Dog Training
We know that offering great family dog training is not just about knowledge or technique – though we believe in the importance of both. It’s about how effectively you get both of those across to the people who live with and love those dogs. We’ve found our DogSense, now we want to unleash it; to make it second nature for every loving owner who longs to have a simple, joyful, brilliant relationship with their dog.
Will you join us?
You can rely on DogSense Puppy & Dog Training
- Tailored to fit your lifestyle
- Straight forward reward based training
- Based on sound knowledge of how dogs learn