Team DogSense Twin Cities Dog Trainers are ready to become a part of your journey to having the relationship of your dreams with your new puppy or dog. We each bring something special to the ‘dish’ that will make your relationship with us a great partnership. From our science based Dog Training methods to customer support, we are at ‘the ready’ to supply you with the tools you need to enjoy your puppy or dog… even more!
We saw a need for raising the bar in how we train social family dogs! Passion pulled us out of our corporate careers to a career in puppies and dogs. Our corporate backgrounds put us on a path of seeking out modern best practices for teaching and training dogs that were seen as part of the family. We hit the books hard and pursued a formal education in animal learning theory, applied behavior analysis and how dogs learn. Now we take our client counseling savvy and in depth knowledge of dogs to help families enjoy a modern lifestyle with the dog they love.
Jody Karow, CTC Certified in Training and Counseling for Puppies and Dogs
Twin Cities Certified Puppy & Dog Trainer & Dog Life Coach
I’m on a mission to decode how the dogs we love see the world, how they learn and what really gets them motivated so we can transform the way we train them. I won’t rest until we have a world of happy, sociable, confident dogs whose people enjoy every moment of the time they spend with them.
My journey to DogSense started with looking for answers for my own dog, Buddha and brought me into conversation with thousands of bemused, confused and frustrated dog parents who wanted to do right by their dogs, but equally wanted their dogs to do the right things and had failed to find consistent workable answers.
Now, along with Team DogSense, we’re bringing together more than 10 years’ experience in the pet industry with a strong background in the technology development industry to launch a whole new approach to dog training. Since 2007 I have been counseling and training both dogs and people, guiding them in achieving better lives together.
My business background in technology convinced me of the force of simple, smart communication to transform the way we do things. My experience with dogs and their guardians, dog professionals and rescues convinced me of the need to look at training with fresh eyes – the dog’s. The DogSense approach is based on how our dogs view the world, what influences their behavior and how to motivate them so training becomes a pleasure, not a power struggle.
I’ve enjoyed my work as dog training and behavior consultant for Safe Hands Rescue in Minneapolis, MN and resident dog expert for PetChatz headquartered in Burnsville, MN. I founded a state of the art dog daycare, serving over 2,000 dogs and their guardians and continue to consult with dog daycares nationwide on how to enrich environments for the dogs in their care and use effective rewards and motivators to improve behavior. I’m also a very proud graduate & certified by Academy for Dog Trainers, one of the world’s best dog behavior and training programs taught by Dog Behaviorist & Author Jean Donaldson. DogSense Online offers local Puppy Training Programs in the Twin Cities MN & virtual Dog Life Coach Programs worldwide.
Born and raised in Minnesota. A resident of the beautiful rolling hills in Eagan, MN for the past 15 years. You’ll find me frequenting our local dog parks and dog events, enjoying activities at our many Minneapolis lakes, shopping fantastic local stores at 50th & France in Edina & enjoying deck time with family and friends. I love life in the Twin Cities and am a proud Minnesota girl.