COVID Safety Alert

Feb 24th 2022: Masks are REQUIRED for all staff and clients unless vaccinated, and social distancing is still required for everyone. We are allowing two adults per class registration to attend our in-person group classes. Alternatively, we are also allowing one adult parent/guardian to attend with one child. All our facilities are equipped with Wifi and you are welcome to Zoom, Facetime, or otherwise virtually connect with other family at home during class time.

Testimonials

"Thank you for your help and advice in class. It has made a big difference. We've been working on heeling since the beginning of the year and until we attended your class it was still a struggle. Earlier this week Charley and I walked in a low distraction setting for about 40 minutes and I did not have to correct him once. I know this progress is not linear because the next day he played "I can't hear you" the whole walk! But I know he can do it and we will continue to work on the communication between us. You are a very gifted teacher. You have knowledge, patience and humor and your students are lucky to have you."

Heather & Charley M

Kerry KGroup Classes

"I had Nick work with my dog Django at my home today. He is AMAZING! Within one minute ~ literally ~ of my dog greeting him with the usual barks, jumps, and frenzied behavior, he had Django sitting quietly at his feet. Django MAY have jumped on him once or twice more during the 1 1/2 hour session, but each time, Nick firmly stopped him with an assertive sound. Nick had him doing exactly what he wanted him to do throughout the session: on his bed, settle, find a treat, stay, . . . I learned SO much just by watching Nick! I was stunned by the immediate responses from Django!!!! While I realize that it will take me awhile to establish myself as that type of leader, I now have a clear model to follow. He taught me so many ways to play with Django and assert my leadership! I was tearful at one point when I realized the potential that Django and I have to become a team! Thank you, Nick and K9 Coach!"

Lynn H

Nick AIn Home Training

"My dog and I both love going to classes at the Canine Coach. Tessa is incredibly approachable and kind. Tessa is so attuned to the needs of each dog/handler team and what success looks like for them. She provides insightful feedback that strengthens the confidence and the relationship within the team. Tessa has made an immeasurable impact on me and my dog. Keep doing what you're doing. "

Jay H

Tessa AGroup Classes

"We loved class and so did our puppy!"

Spencer L

Sarah CGroup Classes

"Sarah explained exercises well, repeated info, cited memorable examples, made self-deprecating comments about herself and her dogs, and was encouraging and respectful of us student teams.She explained things really well. She was easy to hear, she was animated and funny, and she reviewed what we learned before we left and again when we returned the following week."

Sue F

Sarah CGroup Classes

"Kerry is excellent and a great teacher. She was great at encouraging our group. I also liked how she shared personal experiences. Great interaction with the dogs too."

Kelly H

Kerry KGroup Classes

"We already see a difference in our dog's leash walking, which we've been struggling with for over a year. [Class] was great. We are planning to come back for more training at Canine Coach. Thank you!"

Liz K

Miranda MGroup Classes

"Boot camp has been going great! We are SO impressed with all the progress Alyssa has been able to make with Frankie in just two weeks! Frankie is so excited to go to “school” every morning, so I know she is being well taken care of while she’s there. Alyssa and Anika are so sweet and helpful! We are so looking forward to see how much more she learns in the next two weeks. "

Sara B

Alyssa MBoot CampAneika F

"We were SO appreciative of the welcoming environment provided in this class. It gave us a sigh of relief knowing it was a safe space where everyone could feel comfortable. Erin is wonderful. We had an incident in class and she handled it so calmly and didn’t “shame” us for having a hard moment. She’s amazing! "

Kennedy M

Erin OGroup Classes

"I am grateful to have taken the number of classes with you that Tucker and I did. I appreciate that you always left me feeling hopeful when he has his “oh my” moments. We have taken the winter off from classes and spent more time in the house than was probably good. BUT ….We went to Omni Brewery on Sunday and Tucker sat in line inside for beverages, and stood in line outside at the Food Truck like a very well behaved boy. He (mostly) stayed “down” on his place mat while we were eating. A friend (90lb. Pit Bull he has played with a couple of times at Unlimited Hops and Hounds was at the next table and a big distraction.) He greeted other people well, and left other dogs alone when told “leave it.” What a very good boy!!! Our only mishap was a large French fry someone dropped in his pathway, while we were walking, and that went down his gullet before I could even say “leave it.” Lol."

Nancy D

Tessa AGroup Classes

"You all are so incredibly wonderful helping me/us in all the crazy scheduling and juggling with pupper schedules. I wanted you all to know that you are SO appreciated for all you do. Hopefully one of these days I can see you all in person :) Thank you all again, you have no idea how much it means when I screw up the schedule or Tim neglects to tell me what time he can/can’t take a pup, that you are there with the most cheerful messages to bail my sorry butt out :) HUGE hugs"

Sally F

General

"Hi! I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful training class. I would have last night but I feel too much like I have to focus on Maggie so she doesn’t go over her threshold to talk too much. We signed her up primarily because we want to do the recall class and thought she/we would know a lot of the things since she’s a little older and we’ve had several trainers in addition to our reactivity class there...but we learned A LOT. You made class so fun and clearly have a gift with dogs. Anyway, thank you again for sharing your expertise, as you know having a German Shepard they are A LOT of work and the more skills we can teach her and ourselves the happier she will be."

Kelly K

Nick AGroup Classes

"Nick was wonderful. Very personable. Welcoming and open with ideas."

Jacob L

Nick AGroup Classes

"I really enjoyed his honesty. He acknowledged the fact that not all dogs want to be approached and that's ok. It's ultimately about keeping your dog safe and happy."

Amy V

Nick AGroup Classes

"She was very approachable, engaging, and had a common sense approach. I was able to build confidence in both myself in training our dog, and in our dog himself."

Tom C

Brittany PGroup Classes

"She was patient and found ways to get each of our dogs to learn even though all our dogs had different behaviors we needed to work on."

Jasmine S

Amanda HGroup Classes

"The training programs work. We’ve done boot camp and are in reactive dog class now. I have already signed up for a second reactive dog class as she is going to need to repeat it"

Karen B

Clarissa ZIn Home TrainingGroup ClassesBoot Camp

"Clarissa was fantastic. She did a great job helping us understand the visual cues of Takoda."

Brad F

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

"Sadie is so awesome and helpful. She has great tips and advise on how to tailor training to Stella"

Kayla D

Sadie MIn Home Training

"It is super helpful to have the in home training sessions after bootcamp so that you can practice in real environment. I thought Courtney was great and brought a lot of good ideas. She had a very encouraging approach and never made me feel like I was doing something wrong which I appreciated."

Jessica C

Courtney GIn Home TrainingBoot Camp

"Nick has been awesome helping us with improving our dogs behavior. He has provided us with several different training tips and training techniques that have vastly improved Torii's behavior. Nick's sharing of his knowledge of the reactive dog's mind has been particularly helpful. We have learned we were rewarding the wrong behavior. "

Jeff and Lynn P

Nick AIn Home Training

"Canine Coach has exceeded my expectations with the Fit Dog Program. It's such a good fit for Ox. Please extend my appreciation to Lucie and the staff."

Angie K

FIT Dogs

"Thank you, you guys are always so great to us :)"

Amber J

FIT Dogs

"Honestly, I don't know what we would do without you guys. Not only has all of the training that we've done from boot camps, to group training been so beneficial to first time dog owners (especially of a reactive puppy), but we absolutely adore FitDogs. Howie loves it. We can tell that the trainers care about him a lot and they go above and beyond all the time. FitDogs is more expensive than other "just let the dogs run around like crazy all day" daycares, but we find it to be incredibly worth the extra cost. Howie can be a reactive dog at times and so those traditional daycares just do not work for him at all. We just adore you all and so does Howie."

Janell S

FIT DogsBoot CampGroup Classes

"I sign Buck up for Fit Dog once a month. It is incredible how this program and your amazing staff members have built Buck's confidence. One of the highlights of my day is seeing Lucie at afternoon pick up. Her excitement of Buck's progress really shows how much she cares and how much she loves her job."

Mary B

FIT Dogs

"His experience in Fit Dogs has helped him improve his self confidence."

Carmen

FIT Dogs

"Otis is on week 7 of FIT dogs and we love it. I've told so many people about it... I hope a few of them become customers!"

Meagan M

FIT Dogs

"Chipper attended his first fit dogs day today and by all accounts he had a great time. We absolutely want to bring him back! Thank you for giving him an amazing day! Hearing about all he did makes me so happy!"

Angela T

FIT Dogs

"Love fit dogs and so does the doggo. The trainers are always friendly and accommodating"

Vanessa C

FIT Dogs

"That says a lot since Boomer loves everyone and everything at FIT except having to leave at the end of the day."

Joan V

FIT Dogs

"I love the personalized attention they give my dog. She loves! going there. She sleeps exhausted after a day there."

Sally R

FIT Dogs

"Zach and I adore the work you do with Major."

Jean N

FIT Dogs

"You and your staff are extremely awesome! Thanks so much!"

Yvette P

FIT Dogs

"I have recommended your classes and Fit Dog program to multiple dog owners. We've been so pleased with the training and the care given to Olive over the years. You really are a class act!"

Tracy T

FIT Dogs

"You were thoroughly prepared with a new program, tailoring each task and each day for each dog. You took extreme pride in the dogs' efforts and shared the specific accomplishments with the owner daily. You epitomize fun and friendly. This is a grand new program that I would endorse without hesitation. I sing your praises"

Carol A

FIT Dogs

"We brought our 3 year old cream Golden (whose energy has always been unlimited), and our 7 month old newf (who is not a ball of fire) to Fitdogs. What a GREAT place! Highly recommend it to others. Both dogs were happy and exhausted the entire next day! Trainers were on hand to explain what activities each dog did! The cream golden actually did dog yoga--I couldn't believe it! If you have active dogs, or just want to expose your dog to lots of new experiences, this program gets five stars. It's also the only dog facility I've ever been to where nobody was barking when we picked up or dropped off. Their energy must be really positive and calming!"

Dawn M

FIT Dogs

"This is just a note to let you know that Angus spent yesterday at Fit Dog and we think it's wonderful. It was so good for Angus. Angus is not a good fit for doggie day care or dog parks--he does better with smaller groups of dogs. This was perfect. Thank you for offering such a creative activity for dogs."

Laurie H

FIT Dogs

"I just wanted to send a quick note to say how thankful we are that you offer a Dog Camp for Kids!! Our two kids just completed the camp last week and cannot stop talking about it! The absolutely LOVED it and were disappointed when it ended. It was one of their favorite camps they have ever participated in and both learned an incredible amount in a short amount of time. Their confidence with dogs has grown as well as their knowledge about dogs and how to behave around them. They are already implementing things they have learned with our new puppy at home. The program, staff, and dogs were all fantastic. Coach Melanie was incredibly helpful and responsive and worked with us to make it work for our family. All of the other trainers/coaches we worked with were wonderful as well. We really appreciate it! Superb camp. Thank you, thank you!"

Leigh D

Dog Camp for Kids

"Our sweet Capo took puppy classes at your St. Louis Park location (Jake was an awesome teacher) and because we were so impressed we enrolled our daughter, Ella, and Capo in the kids camp over the summer. Prior to the camp Ella was a bit timid around Capo and he wasn't great at listening to commands from her. She was so nervous for the first day of camp but I hoped it would be a good bonding experience for her and the puppy. By the end of the camp their relationship was transformed. It went from them not quite knowing how to interact with each other to a true friendship. Ella's confidence with Capo skyrocketed. She would tell him to sit...and he'd listen...down...and he'd listen. She finally felt like she had control over him which made their playtime much more enjoyable. I cannot even put into words how much their relationship changed in the one week they spent at camp. I am so incredibly thankful that you offer the camp and they plan to be back next year. They are truly best friends now and their relationship continues to grow closer...not even sure how that is possible. Ella is hands down Capo's favorite person. Thank you for all you do!"

Bryn W

Dog Camp for Kids

"Logan loved the picture!! He had me print it right out so he could put it up in his room. I also wanted to let you know how much we appreciated being able to (in the 11th hour) sign up for/attend Dog Camp for Kids. Logan has been working through some severe anxiety issues and missed out on a lot of summer fun this year because of his fears -- to see how excited he was to go work with Dylan every day was truly amazing and wonderful for us to watch. We really appreciated both the camp and the way it worked for him to attend -- and Logan gained so much confidence and joy from the week -- you all did a WONDERFUL job!!"

Kim R

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thanks so much for the awesome photos! Madison and Leya enjoyed the camp a lot and were both pooped out everyday when they got home."

Maggie L

Dog Camp for Kids

"This is Hannah's most favorite camp of the entire summer! This was her third year and she still loves every part of it."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"We were really happy with this experience."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"As soon as camp ended, Beatrix asked, "Can I do it again??" This was a wonderful opportunity for her to work with dogs one-on-one. I know Bea would love to come back to camp someday soon. Thanks again for a wonderful experience!"

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"Parker looked forward to camp every day! He enjoyed the sport part the best."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"Great camp! Excellent communication about weather/location changes. Well-planned, knowledgeable staff- fun! Thank you!"

Anonymous

"My son LOVED Dog Camp!!!! The only day of the week that he did NOT look forward to was the last day - - because he was so sad about saying "good-bye" to all of his new dog "friends!" :-)"

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"I wish I could send him back next week for more! I am amazed at the bonding that took place between my child and my dog. This was very good for them! I honestly can't say enough great things about the experience."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"My daughter had a great week at camp...and so did our dog!"

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"The camp is awesome. We have a physically strong hunting dog who is super birdie and doesn't walk nice on a leash. My daughter was very nervous about bringing him. The staff did a great job helping her grow more confident handling him. By the end of the week she was glad she brought him. She is more comfortable handling him and was happy she had such a confident and athletic dog to have in the camp."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"It was great, I would highly recommend!!!"

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"I'm happy. My child is happy and loved to try out what she learned on just about any dog she meets."

Anonymous

"Favorite camp of the summer!"

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"Both dog and child looked forward to the camp each day. The variety of activities, ability to be independent and encouragement of creativity were all positive factors."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"OMG! Beatrix loved going to camp each day! In fact, she wanted to get there as early as possible in order to spend the maximum amount of time with the dogs. And she loved working with Apollo."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"My daughter and dog LOVED it. They both learned a lot."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"He loved it. I asked him if it was one thumbs up or two, and he said "six hundred"!"

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"Annika is still practicing the "tricks" and more importantly, her bond with our dog has truly been strengthened."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thanks so much for sending the photos and video! Naomi had a lot of fun, and I think Pipoca learned a lot. Naomi really wants to do an agility class with Pipoca."

Heather

Dog Camp for Kids

"I feel the staff was particularly good at keeping things easy going, fun and stress free for the kids and the dogs. My son feels he has never had such a great experience at any camp or organized activity. I give a lot of credit to the staff for making the experience GREAT!"

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"Kiya and Sadie bounded down the driveway today after camp - both very excited and anxious to share their morning. Such a GREAT camp! Count us in for next summer ;)"

Nicole G

Dog Camp for Kids

"The instructors were very nice. I think we learned a lot. We both looked forward to it every day. I want to do it again next year."

Parker

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thanks SO MUCH for the awesome photos of Zen, Tariku and Lulu. This is a great idea for a kid's camp-- I hope it continues!"

Vera W

Dog Camp for Kids

"He had a great time and was always excited to tell us what he and Geordie had done at camp that day."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thank you!!! Laura (and Paxton) had a great week."

Ann T

Dog Camp for Kids

"Great experience! One of the highlights of the summer!"

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"He loved it! Thank you!"

Maggie Z

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thanks so much, Melanie! Those are great to see. They loved the camp, I think they really bonded with Pete without me there! Nothing but great feedback from them. Thanks for your patience with Pete!"

Sara E

Dog Camp for Kids

"She enjoyed it very much! Thank for the pictures- we love them!!!"

Angie O

Dog Camp for Kids

"They had a good time; Jack was a huge hit! These are great, thank you Melanie."

Mark O

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thank you so much for sharing these cute photos! Ethan absolutely loved his first Dog Camp experience last week, and he's already eager looking forward to his second week of Advanced Dog Camp later in August. He has his framed picture of himself and Apollo proudly displayed in his bedroom and is eagerly showing it off to all of our family and friends! Thank you all so much for a wonderful program!"

Wendy

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thanks so much! They both had a great time!"

Anne

Dog Camp for Kids

"Camp was very fun and exciting!"

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thank you!!! They both enjoyed it."

Amy R

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thank you for a really fantastic week for Isla and Ella. This camp is such a great idea! Definitely what Isla was most looking forward to all summer, and it did not disappoint! She has the framed photo of her and Ella on her bedroom door. Ella is listening to Isla for the first time since we got her in the fall, and though we still have to remind Isla to not smother Ella all the time, I feel like she is understanding dog behavior and reading signs so much better than before."

Karen S

Dog Camp for Kids

"My child liked spending time with Reggae and Reggae enjoyed the chicken treats."

Anonymous

Dog Camp for Kids

"My daughter Maggie and niece Katrina had a wonderful time at dog camp today! They can't stop talking about it!"

Amie O

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thank you so much, Madi loved camp and her sister is now REALLY excited for her turn with Wallace in a few weeks"

Julie

"Penny and Ethan had an absolutely fantastic time this week. THANK YOU for making this experience so special and so fun. Other than playing video games at home, I've never seen Ethan so happy about an activity! The pictures and listening to Ethan's stories about the camp just make me smile :)."

Karin K

Dog Camp for Kids

"Lucia so enjoyed dog camp. It was the highlight of her summer so far!"

Mary S

Dog Camp for Kids

"Thanks for a great camp - ... arguably the best run camp Emma has ever been too. I am thoroughly impressed! Also, I don't know if Dodge was just tired this morning, but the best attention during a walk ever- good for kids and dogs!"

Carrie

Dog Camp for Kids

"Maia had such a wonderful time with Reggae and will never forget her time at this camp. It was very, very special. Melissa was so welcoming and kind to share her lovely Reggae!"

Nicole H

"Beatrix had such a great time at camp -- it's all she can talk about! Many thanks to you and the other wonderful instructors who make it all happen!"

Kelly H

Dog Camp for Kids

"All my dog-parent friends, I highly recommend The Canine Coach for any and all training, and now there is another convenient location. Consider them for your pooch training and activities."

Amy P

General

"I just want to extend my sincere thanks to everyone I have worked with at Canine Coach - Audrey is doing so much better at listening and obeying commands and I so much appreciate the leadership, help and flexibility you guys have offered us!"

Sarah F

General

"We love your organization, amazing!"

Gail M

General

"With any dog-related question, I always start with you all at the Canine Coach...there is literally nobody that I trust more."

Chad S

General

"Thank you for being such an honorable organization. Your candor and help make me happy that I chose you folks to help me learn to train Sunny."

Debra H

General

"I am quite happy with my experiences with all of your coaches. You are an awesome group. Thank you for all you do."

Diane J

General

"Love Canine Coach! All my pups have been through classes"

Karyl H

GeneralGroup Classes

"I can't tell you how happy I have been with the classes I have taken with you guys. My relationship with my dog is so amazing and it is because I learned to understand her from amazing trainers. I tell people all the time to take classes with you guys. I'm looking forward to this last class! "

Emily E

Group Classes

"I wouldn't have anything but a rescue dog! Took my furry wild child to Canine Coach. Even the Vet couldn't believe he was the same dog after we completed the class there."

Mary M

Group Classes

"She is very empathetic and makes you feel seen and understood. She is very skilled with people as well as being skilled with dogs. "

Angie S

Tessa AGroup Classes

"Had a blast!! We learned a lot and are practicing what we learned. [Tessa] knows her business."

Neil B

Tessa AGroup Classes

"I appreciate how direct Tessa is. No sugar coating. I knew exactly what O should or should not be doing and how to do it. I appreciate her trainer accountability. And I appreciated her pace. We got a lot done in a short amount of time."

Nikki

Tessa AGroup Classes

"Tessa- Cannot thank you enough for the work you put in with Rosemary. We’ve continued to see progress and her confidence level is so much higher (sometimes too confident even!). Today we had a pipe cleaner come and it honestly is proof that she is THRIVING. We prepped her with a lick mat and soft music, had her in her favorite room where she could still see him from a window, but wasn’t actually near him at all and then we kind of just held our breath. And Tessa, holy smokes. She was fine. No shaking. No hiding. No accidents. Only a small reaction to the noise of his machine, but tail wasn’t tucked or anything. I think back to this summer when you agreed that she would need to leave the house with one of us when we had service work done on the home, so this truly is a win for us. We are infinitely grateful to you for teaching us and her how to cope. Thank you for everything!"

Morgan, Mitch, & Rosemary

Tessa AGroup Classes

"She made it fun for human and canine"

Hope T

Tami AGroup Classes

"She was very observant of all the puppies, made it feel like 1 on 1 "

Natasha H

Tami AGroup Classes

"[Class] was the highlight of our week! [Tami] was so fun and easy to talk to."

Jaelyn H

Tami AGroup Classes

"What a great place to bring our new dog to learn a few things. I will always go through CC going forward!"

Paul R

Tami AGroup ClassesGeneral

"She was an amazing trainer, unlimited praise. She was incredibly helpful and skilled."

Louie M

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

"I was really nervous but had worked with Clarissa for an in-home appt already and she was SO helpful, welcoming, and nonchalant about King's enthusiasm - it made us feel like we were a part of the group and all there to learn, not a distraction from everyone else's learning! She is amazing!"

Maja I

Clarissa ZIn Home TrainingGroup Classes

"Clarissa is awesome. She is so friendly and excited with the dogs and she shows you what you need to do of you are struggling."

Kerry O

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

"Clarissa is amazing. All of the advice she gave us worked perfectly. She is a genius. We have already recommended her to our friends. She far exceeded our expectations. "

Joe

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

"Clarissa is so patient and encouraging. The training method she’s taught us so far has been so useful and have helped our lives significantly. We are learning great habits (integrating the training in our everyday life) and it has really helped us feel hopeful with improving our dog’s behavior. It is really helping me build confidence as well. I would definitely recommend personal training from canine coach to my friends who have dogs with reactive issues."

Chiho C

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

"Absolutely LOVE her and cant wait to start obedience training with her! I would recommend Clarissa to anyone and everyone. She was so polite and understanding of our situation. She answered my million questions. I felt way more confident with our issues (resource guarding towards the kids) And we have been working with our dog since and he's gotten so much better. "

Tina N

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

"I just have to say that Coach Clarissa was really REALLY good. Would highly recommend. :)"

Ashley V

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

"Very upbeat and personable approach. Clarissa really knows her stuff and you could tell she really loved the dogs!"

Jennifer F

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

"Very down-to-earth, friendly approach. She always was positive and didn't make you feel bad if your dog acted up. Also, she has a loud, clear voice and is easy to hear and follow. She's the best trainer I've encountered at CC and we'd done three other classes with our (now older) other dog."

Anonymous

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

"We had so much fun! And I hate driving but it was worth the drive from White Bear Lake to SLP!"

Emily L

Amanda HGroup Classes

"She’s a dog whisperer. She could relate to any of the puppies in the class. And their owners."

Mark & Janice P

Amanda HGroup Classes

"I've been practicing lots of door greetings w Sunny like you recommended. People are saying they already see improvement! You're amazing!!"

Sarah L

Amanda HGroup Classes

"We are looking forward to 1.5 and Amanda, our coach, has been truly amazing. Your classes have been a huge help to us, and we appreciate everything you have done for us, and want to continue to support you and our dog's education. Thank you"

Becca D

Amanda HGroup Classes

"Just wanted to send you a note to thank you again for the great session you did with Pearl last week! You provided really helpful information in a really kind, easy to understand way. We are glad to have your suggestions to begin implementing with Pearl! Thanks again!"

Carley K

Amanda HGroup Classes

"This morning on our walk, Mozzie ran into a dog in the neighborhood who he really dislikes. He walked past the dog by my side, without lunging or growling back like usual, wagging his tail while I just talked to him calmly through it. It was so amazing!!! I was really skeptical that a class could help my dog but the complete 180 I’ve seen in Mozzie makes me wish we would have done this years ago! This new bond between us is going to make us even better pet parents and Moz will enjoy his life with us even more! Thank you so much for what you do, in only a few short weeks it’s changed our lives! "

Danielle, Nick, & Mozzie S.

Amanda HGroup Classes

"Alyssa and the whole team provided such an overwhelmingly positive experience for both Teddy and his family. Alyssa was approachable, friendly, very skilled in her training method and overall, did a FANTASTIC job with Teddy. I can say that he is a much better listener and has greatly improved his manners at home and on walks. I tell people it was like falling in love with Alyssa at first treat and was all in for the duration of the 4 weeks. Really - he couldn't wait to leave for school every morning. We were so impressed that we are bringing Teddy back to her for the Advanced Off Leash Recall Boot Camp in July."

Michele F

Alyssa MBoot Camp

"She was kind and loved Emerald, but was firm and direct. She’s amazing!"

John M

Alyssa MBoot Camp

"We're very happy with Tater's Boot Camp experience so far. Alyssa is great and we're always amazed at Tater's learning when we have our in person sessions. He's doing well at home too - never as good as with Alyssa, but he's getting there. He goes happily everyday which gives us great peace of mind that he's being loved as well as taught. "

Cath and Mike P

Alyssa MBoot Camp

"It's been amazing so far! We are super impressed with the progress Mabel has made and the trainers have been sooo helpful. It's been wonderful!"

John B

Alyssa MBoot Camp

"Oscar's training is going well.Alyssa has been great to work with and she's been giving me some good strategies to help train a rambunctious six month puppy!"

Dana

Alyssa MBoot Camp

"Zoey has been having a blast at boot camp I know she misses it on the weekends haha. Its so fun to see how excited she is to get there in the morning. The first few days she definitely was reluctant and scared to go in as she can be pretty shy/nervous. And now she cries the whole way there and runs past me to get to the door so that makes me feel really good."

Hanna

Boot CampAlyssa M

"We had two trainers and they were both great! I can't remember the name of the second one who took over halfway through, but they were both friendly, knowledgeable, and approachable. Sadie was fun and kind of goofy, it definitely made the class more engaging. The second trainer was more straightforward, but she had great tips for improvements. Two different styles, but I enjoyed them both. They were both great. I would take a class from either of them again. No improvement needed. In fact we are taking another class with Sadie in September. "

Anonymous

Sadie MTami AGroup Classes

"I have to let you know how much I enjoyed Coach Melanie's class. Until the last night of class I thought she had been teaching the class for years. She immediately recognized when a dog was struggling and coached their human to help the dog to be successful. There were several reactive dogs, including mine, in the class and she made sure we all felt welcome. It was fun for my dog - she loved going to class."

Susan S

Melanie EGroup Classes

"I just wanted to share some feedback on The Agility for Fun course Leo and I completed with Melanie last Wednesday. She did a wonderful job with all humans and dogs. Leo and I had such a great experience. She let all dogs be themselves without judgment. It was so much fun learning yet we were focused and well guided by her. I was surprised to hear Melanie say it was the first class she had instructed. She is clearly a natural! Thanks for having her on your Team."

Angie G

Melanie EGroup Classes

"I LOVE Lucie! I sign Buck up for Fit Dog once a month. It is incredible how this program and your amazing staff members have built Bucks confidence. One of the highlights of my day is seeing Lucie at afternoon pick up. Her excitement of Buck’s progress really shows how much she cares and how much she loves her job. "

Mary B

Lucie BFIT Dogs

"Thank you, you guys are always so great to us :)"

Amber J

Lucie BFIT Dogs

"She was funny. Real. Talked about real life situations. "

Sarah A

Sarah CGroup Classes

"Their pacing was very good. There wasn’t much dead time and they didn’t seem to have to rush through things."

Erica K

Sarah CGroup Classes

"Sarah was a joy to work with. I would absolutely take another class from her."

Haley N

Sarah CGroup Classes

"I am thrilled by what I learned already...we adopted Lileth in Oct and we had her about four weeks and were struggling w/ potty-trained (at ten months). She didn't cue me at the door... and after our first class I used the "simple say and YES" method, and improved the treats and my enthusiasm (read = hot dog pieces and sounding a lot like Meg Ryan in "when Harry met sally" w/ the yes) and within two days she got it! Since class she has only had one accident. For me this was worth the cost of the class! She just needed stronger motivation/reinforcement! Thank you."

Melissa G

Sarah CGroup Classes

"Sarah has a really great approach--super knowledgeable and helpful and understanding of the frustrations, as well as the joys, of puppyhood. Sometimes I went into class frustrated with puppy behaviors like biting, and when I left class I felt better--more patient with stuff puppies are going to do, and more capable of handing it. So appreciated!"

Nancy B

Sarah CGroup Classes

"She was able to give instruction for dogs who were at differing levels. She encouraged us to practice and train where we are at and was able to give me more challenging tasks for my dog who was more focused than others."

Amanda N

Sarah CGroup Classes

"She was very patient and offered tips in real time."

Jason M

Sarah CGroup Classes

"Sami was great! High energy, fun and encouraging. "

Jane A

Sami BGroup Classes

"I liked how she broke down the training into steps. She talked about how to start and would let us know if the ultimate end goal wouldn't be learned in this class, but rather in another. Those baselines were helpful to know so I wasn't expecting more out of my dog and knowing that we'd continue to work on as my dog progressed through other classes."

Anonymous

Sami BGroup Classes

"As an introvert, I often have a difficult time with very outgoing people, but Sami was so approachable and welcoming that their outgoing personality (or at least persona for class) didn't stress me out at all. As a teacher, I have it hard to turn off my teacher brain when taking classes, but Sami did a spectacular job differentiating for the different dogs, letting us know the different things we could be doing to level up or down a task, and always had people working with their dogs even while we were waiting for individual feedback. Great, great job! I would recommend a class with Sami to anyone."

Anonymous

Sami BGroup Classes

"[Nick was] direct (I’m an East-coaster with a reactive dog, I appreciated this especially!) I also appreciated the support about our dogs reactivity, and non-judgemental but firm approach "

Lisa M

Nick AGroup Classes

"His calm, consistent and firm approach worked great for our dog. He was very personable and approachable. "

Katie B

Nick AGroup Classes

"Nick was great, and we are looking forward to scheduling a follow up"

Nellie A

Nick AIn Home Training

"Meeting with Nick was super helpful! We are glad we did this!"

Nicole J

Nick AIn Home Training

"We have loved our training sessions so far. Nick always asks what we'd like to see from our dog and then gives us the training that can help get us there. He also makes sure to remind us that this can and will take time and it makes us feel better and better recognize how far our dog has come already."

Brianna M

Nick AIn Home Training

"We just finished up our level 1.5 class with Nick yesterday and I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed it and pay a compliment to one of your coaches. Our dog is a very excitable guy and Nick was so great with him. He was very understanding. He gave us a lot of tips and tricks to help manage his behavior for when he gets a little overwhelmed or overstimulated. He never made us feel embarrassed for having an overly-excited dog or made us feel bad about not knowing how to handle his behavior. He just stepped in, explained how he would manage this situation and explanation as to why. It was a great experience and I'm so happy we attended his class. "

Krista J

Nick AGroup Classes

"Nick was great. He was able to break it down for us so we could see what we needed to do and how our actions would impact our dogs behavior."

Cristin C

In Home TrainingNick A

"Miranda was great! Never made us feel dumb for not picking up on things right away."

Dan M

Miranda MGroup Classes

"I loved the puppy class last week. Milo was so happy and I learned so much."

Nicole V

Miranda MGroup Classes

"We've been able to take the training we learned and have seen so much improvement in our dog on our walks."

Ashlie K

Miranda MGroup Classes

"She was very approachable. Also, she has a very understanding and related attitude toward reactive dogs. She made us feel comfortable and understood where many people are judgmental toward owners of reactive dogs. This made a huge difference in the tone of the class."

Tamara H

Miranda MGroup Classes

"I've taken obedience 1 and 1.5 with Miranda. We love her! She is very welcoming, positive and patient and we always look forward to her classes and are happy after. Our dog has made quite a bit of progress in her classes and it's been well worth the trip (sometimes in deep snow :-) ) once a week to work with her. We plan to continue obedience classes with our dog and to take as many classes with Miranda as we can find that works with our schedule. Miranda is amazing and represents your company well. :-) Thanks!"

Cassandra G

Miranda MGroup Classes

"FYI your brief leash lesson with Charger was amazing!! Best walk I've ever had with him today!! Thank you so much!"

Dan H

Miranda MGroup Classes

"The class was great and we still have lots to work on- thank you for helping build a solid foundation."

Sam C

Miranda MGroup Classes

" She met each dog where they were at, which made class go more smoothly and I, personally, feel that we were able to get so much more out of the class as a result. "

Anonymous

Miranda MGroup Classes

"I appreciated that Kirsten didn’t assume I did or don’t know what I was doing - I didn’t :) and taught me the techniques in a clear and concise way."

Beth H

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"Coach Kirsten is very friendly, personable, and professional. She's great to work with and it was clear that Walker was having a great time attending school."

Troy H

Boot CampKirsten I

"We have been having a great experience so far. Kirsten is great at explaining how to complete Nala's homework. Thanks"

Megan

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"I am really appreciating Kirsten and boot camp. I know I have my own share of "homework" and try to work it in as I can. I appreciate Kirsten's instruction with me, too! She's great. Initially I thought it was a lot of money - and it is - AND I'm glad we made the decision. It's been very well worth it and I suspect we may come back, as needed. Thank you!"

Jodi N

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"We've had a great experience with you guys and want to thank Kirsten for doing such an awesome job with Wilma! Thanks again"

Harlan J

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"This whole experience has been amazing! Kirsten is warm and gentle and SO informative. We are so grateful we found your service. Thank you SO much!!"

Mali W

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"We are happy with the training so far! Sandy seems to be learning a lot. "

Emilie T

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"Its been going great! Kirsten is so sweet and really wonderful with Oakley. We are learning a lot! :) Thanks!"

Katelyn M

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"We are very happy with Boot Camp. I was gone for three days last weekend and noticed a significant difference in Boomer upon my return. And he absolutely loves being there. "

Joan V

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"Her patience with Annie was great, especially regarding walking on a leash."

Andrea S

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"We love Kirsten and all the staff are wonderful. Have recommended k9 to several dog lovers!"

Christie B

Kirsten IBoot CampGeneral

"Loved how much she liked Frank and all of the new things he learned."

Chelsea

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"Very good explanation of each skill. Great communication. Very knowledgeable."

Breanna

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"Really good at talking us through new behaviors so we could easily put things into practice"

Tom

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"She seemed to really like Maddie. They had a nice bond."

Jennifer

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"Great attitude and demeanor. Easy to learn from."

Gina

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"Easy to talk to - I was comfortable asking "stupid" questions!"

Cassie

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"She was so friendly and approachable."

Jodi

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"Huey comes home happy and tuckered out so that’s always a good thing considering he’s still a puppy. We think we’re making some good progress towards some basic commands as well as better manners when it comes to other dogs."

Talicia H and Jon S

Kirsten IBoot Camp

"Kirsten has a gift with dogs. Oscar loves her!"

Kim

Kirstin IBoot Camp

"Kerry is GREAT at teaching training. She has a skill at training us humans on how to help our dogs. Loved all her examples and attention to details that varied for each team"

Tinna R

Kerry KGroup Classes

"I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for all your help over the course of this class! Unfortunately I missed the last class but I I wanted to send you a thank you! Blu's been doing great and we work on new tricks everyday. Definitely benefited from taking your class!"

Katie W & Blu

Kerry KGroup Classes

"Awesome job today!!! Rona is still sleeping. You have tremendous care and your style of training is terrific. I look forward to the next sessions."

Mark R

Kerry KGroup Classes

"Kerry is absolutely amazing as a dog trainer. She often even did extra research outside of class to help my dog who was a bit shy at times. We took obedience 1 and 2 with Kerry and had so much success with it. It was extra sweet because even when I snapped pictures during the holidays my dog was so eager to do her sits, downs and stays and show off everything she learned in class. We love the K9 coach so much that we are looking forward to going on to therapy dog training with Kerry."

Jesse L

Kerry KGroup Classes

"Kerry was very helpful answering questions and had a lot of great tips for training."

Sarah B

Kerry KGroup Classes

"She always greeted us and made us feel like we were the most important one in the class."

Dawn W

Kerry KGroup Classes

"All the staff at Canine Coach have been great. Take care!"

Michael R

General

"I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the instructor! She was amazing!!!!"

Nicole F

Kerry KGroup Classes

"She has a gentle manner like so many of us dog moms. Made me feel comfortable about not being a drill sergeant with my puppy!"

Beverly M

Jessica CGroup Classes

"She was very relaxed even with more challenging dogs"

Mike R

Jessica CGroup Classes

"[Boot camp] has been great! Emily has been awesome! She has been great getting Willa warmed up to her new environment and has been communicating with us every step of the way!"

Matt K & Brittany P

Emily DBoot Camp

"Boot camp is going really well. Rufus loves Emily and we're seeing a big difference in all he can do!"

LesLee B

Emily DBoot Camp

"Training is going well. We absolutely love Emily and have already seen a huge improvement with our pup, Morgan."

Elizabeth T

Emily DBoot Camp

"We loved Emily, and so did Dolly!!! We will miss her! She went way above and beyond! We felt like she was someone who really loved Dolly!"

Laura S

Emily DBoot Camp

"She explained everything to me really well, and I could tell my dog had a great time and enjoyed working with her. My dog was always excited to go to boot camp, and I was equally as excited to have a trained dog."

Victoria T

Emily DBoot Camp

"Emily really cares about the dogs and it shows. Bella is a bit sensitive, and she really loved Emily. We would definitely take classes or more boot camps (if different subjects were offered) with her. She did a fantastic job!"

Sara H

Emily DBoot Camp

"Emily was amazing! She was always able to answer my questions and even would offer tips on training that wasn't included in class."

Jenna U

Emily DBoot Camp

"We really enjoyed how Elsa was so receptive to our questions, and that she was always willing to find out more information if she didn’t know the answer right away. She made sure we were comfortable with the skills before moving on and was always willing to review past skills taught. We could really tell that she cared for Charlie and we knew she was in good hands. "

Nicole W

Elsa EBoot Camp

"We absolutely are LOVING our boot camp experience. We have seen the results already in Mae and she is so excited to head out the door every morning! Thank you for what you all are doing!"

Kiersten S

Elsa EBoot Camp

"Elsa was so caring, knowledgeable and confident. Thank you!! Everyone on the team was phenomenal, it is a well run process!"

Melanie F

Elsa EBoot Camp

"Elsa was clearly very good about getting to know Rio and I felt super comfortable knowing she was the one training him. She was absolutely amazing to work with and great at answering all my questions."

Allie D

Elsa EBoot Camp

"All my experiences with canine coach have been amazing. The boot camp was great and really assisted with training my dog. The in person visit really showed me areas that my dog is doing well at and the trainer answered other behavior questions I had. "

Steven H

Clarissa ZAlaina AIn Home TrainingBoot CampGeneral

"Brittany was/is SOOOOO AMAZINGLY GREAT!!!! She took time to connect with individuals & their beloved fur babies, on such a welcoming basis!!!! Brittany’s approach/teaching/guiding is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! Brittany is FUN FUN FUN!!!!!"

Michele W

Brittany PGroup Classes

"She was awesome and wonderful and accepted our crazy big dog and we are looking forward to his level 1 training"

April D

Brittany PIn Home Training

"I'm very pleased with every aspect of services from Canine Coach"

Pam H

Brittany PIn Home TrainingGeneral

"Ellie and I have been personally blessed to have Britt McCann as a wonderful dog trainer... She has been there for me when I needed her. She is a wonderful dog loving person who I want to personally endorse. A personal "Thank you K9 Coach" for the Service you provide to make our puppies the Good K9 Citizens of the future."

Donna T

Britt MGroup Classes

"I complimented Britt on how much I enjoyed the class--best course I've done with my 7 month old pup, Harley!"

Trudy W

Britt MGroup Classes

"Thank you Britt! Your class was great and helps us feel as though we will be able to help Kip get his impulses under control!"

Bill and Dannette M

Britt MGroup Classes

"We had [Britt] as our puppy kindergarten teacher and really enjoyed having her as an instructor."

Rachel P

Britt MGroup Classes

"Positive good communicator. Really connected with Sky. "

Richard G

Alaina ABoot Camp

"She was wonderful and I could tell she made a strong connection with Milo. She did a great job teaching us how to train at home. "

Lisa T

Alaina ABoot Camp

"My wife and I are thrilled with Boot Camp! Luther is learning so much, and we're finding ways to utilize all of the new commands Alaina is teaching him. Alaina has been wonderful too. She's very helpful when we're together for our twice-weekly check-ins, and very communicative otherwise. What a great program you have! Thank you."

Bill H

Alaina ABoot Camp

"Alaina was incredible! She worked so hard with Stella and I'm so happy with her progress. Alaina really got to know Stella and worked on her specific needs. I will recommend Alaina and The Canine Coach to everyone!"

Kayla D

Boot CampAlaina A

"Alaina has been great to work with and I see Drew making a lot of progress in his behavior! He LOVES coming to camp everyday and gets so excited when he sees me grab my keys and his leash in the mornings. Alaina has been really good about explaining things for me and being available for questions, so no questions or concerns for me at this time! I do really appreciate you checking in though, so thank you for the note. "

Jody G

Alaina ABoot Camp

"Very personalized experience. Felt like Eli genuinely cared about my dog and understood the complexities of the breed. Seemed very knowledgeable and thorough. I felt like I was leaving my dog in good hands every day."

Linnea G.

Boot CampEli S

"He's an excellent trainer and very good at coaching me so I could get same results."

Tom R.

Boot CampEli S

"Eli was very caring and loving towards Joy. He also was very helpful with my concerns and questions. I really appreciated that he worked so hard with our dog!"

Barbara D.

Boot CampEli S

""She was absolutely awesome. She was so kind and patient, and funny""

Jessica P

Group Classes

""She was always upbeat, energetic, and easy to talk to. She answered all questions and had good examples to provide. She was so fun!""

Michelle M

Group Classes

""I really like that she acknowledged the different breed characteristics and how one thing that works on X might not work on Y. Thank you for your support and guidance through puppy class and in puppy playtime. Both Boomer and I truly appreciate it. Respectfully,""

Joan

Group Classes

""She was patient and pointed out small behaviors in the dogs that show they are learning even if it they didn't do the activity perfectly, keeping up hope for the handler's.""

Danielle P

Group Classes

""Her flexibility and willingness to adjust the training techniques to our class and the dogs in it. I think we learned more of what we needed because of this.""

Alyssa T

Group Classes

""Boot Camp could not be better! Our trainer is awesome; super nice, professional, and knowledgeable. Also, her communication skills put her a step above; it's the little things like texting me the first morning letting me know Frankie was doing great with a photo attached. I have ton of experience raising my canine family members....I still really appreciated to know my baby was ok :o) Please pass on a 'gold star review report' to our trainer...she is a keeper. On a side note, kudo's to whoever is managing the camp....it's much more organized now than in the past!""

Steve W

Boot Camp

""We've had a great experience! Jess has been wonderful. She's taken time to walk us through stuff and to answer any questions, no matter how silly. Also the other gals there too have been great as well. They're always friendly and give us so many compliments on Dunkin and how funny he is""

Kevin S

Jess LBoot Camp

""We loved our Coach-she was so friendly and loving but firm with Hanks! She also answered a lot of questions that we had and made us feel a lot more confident about what we are doing at home. She was amazing-or as she would say, "awesome, awesome'! We really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it!""

Susan M

Boot Camp

""She was friendly and patient with Louie considering he is a large puppy and bit mouthy""

Sarah A

Boot Camp

""She's the best!""

Carrie R

Boot Camp

""My trainer has been great and we've really noticed that Ola is more attentive - we've been able to apply some of what she has learned already when out on walks or meeting other people in the neighborhood.""

Jake R

Boot Camp

""My trainer did a great job and Nigel adores her!""

Amy B

Boot Camp

""My trainer was very supportive in making sure that we clearly understood what we needed to do when we had our check-in sessions and walked us through each behavior brilliantly.""

Jake R

Boot Camp

""She was very enthusiastic and kind. I felt like she enjoys training dogs. Her explanations of how to train Mæla to do various things was great. Simple to understand and it was nice to know that I was only required to continue to train Mæla at home vs starting from scratch with her.""

Marilyn J

Boot Camp

"Hope you are doing great! Zach and I adore you and Don and the work you do with Major."

Jean N

FIT DogsJess K

"We wanted to let your company know how much we have liked being in Sadie's Obedience class. She is a wonderful trainer! She has made class fun and instructive. Our dog has made great progress. We had gone to different dog schools before and had been very unhappy so it was a joy to find this positive, intuitive and helpful trainer. She is a huge asset for your obedience school. We will definitely recommend her to all friends that have dogs. "

Liz and Chris C

Group ClassesSadie M

""You were both thoroughly prepared with a new program, tailoring each task and each day for each dog. You took extreme pride in the dogs efforts and shared the specific accomplishments with the owner daily. You two epitomize un and friendly. This is a grand new program that I would endorse without hesitation. I sing your praises, Jess and Don." "

Carol A

Jess KFIT Dogs

""I've now taken two dogs here for classes and they have been very helpful! I like how the trainers teach very practical tips and give plenty of time to practice with them, but also give homework to work on at home. The trainers are knowledgeable and kind, never make you feel like you're asking a dumb question. Both of my dogs are still benefiting from what they have learned at Canine Coach, and I am too. Thanks,""

Anne K

Miranda MGroup Classes

""Very informative, very simply laid out, very effective. My pup finished the class at 5 months old and I've only had her for 2 months and she has come so far. If you are considering taking obedience classes with your dog I would highly consider Canine Coach.""

Blake A

Courtney GGroup Classes

""I want to thank you for all of your help! Chuckles and I have both made tons of progress. There is such a difference in both of us on our walks. I used to get so anxious that we would run into another dog and I wouldn't be able to control him. I'm sure me being anxious didn't help him calm down. I feel so much more confident now. We are even able to walk at the lake near our house, which is usually busy with many other walking dogs, without incident! Our walks have become much more enjoyable. We have a ways to go, but I never imagined this kind of progress. Thank you so much.""

Katie K

Miranda MGroup Classes

""You have by far been our best trainer in all of the classes we’ve done and we love K9 Coach.""

Sally F

Kerry KGroup Classes

""I loved that it never felt like she was judging the dog or the owner; she was happy to help no matter where we were at.""

Megan S

Kerry KGroup Classes

""Canine Coach has exceeded my expectations with the Fit Dog Program. It's such a good fit for Ox. Please extend my appreciation to Lucie and the staff.""

Angie K

FIT DogsLucie B

""Training was often individualized. Kerry took time to problem solve and adapt skills to us and our dog.""

Robyn F

Kerry KGroup Classes

""There was no doubt in my mind from the first class how knowledgeable she was and how much she cared""

Joyce F

Kerry KGroup Classes

""Kerry made it practical, easy to understand, and kept it simple and straightforward. We also liked that she got through a lot in a class without making it rushed.""

Pat L

Kerry KGroup Classes

""I enjoyed how relaxed she was. We had a couple (including my dog some days) that were very active and loud and she took her time and waited until the dogs were settled and moved on.""

Gabby P

Miranda MGroup Classes

""I liked that she drew from her own experience fostering puppies. She also covered topics that were very relevant and that I might not have thought of (good and bad chew toy options).""

Lanna M

Miranda MGroup Classes

""Boot Camp is going great! Alfie absolutely loves it and is learning so much. Brandon is an awesome trainer, and the rest of the staff have also been excellent. It's such a fun place to be - Alfie and I both enjoy it! Thanks!""

Meghan

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Boot Camp is great, Stewie is learning tons from Brandon!""

Mary

Brandon HBoot Camp

""We are extremely happy with Brandon and our Puppy Boot Camp experience.""

Sophie

Brandon HBoot Camp

""I really enjoyed the way that Sadie taught us to reinforce our dog's positive behaviors and build trust with our dogs. Sadie helped us to understand the rationale behind training methods by explaining to us what our dog might be thinking or experiencing during common behaviors.""

Nora B

Sadie MGroup Classes

""My dog had a hard time after the first class and was super spooked by the correction I was giving. Sadie worked with me over email through a couple trials and errors to get my pup back on track.""

Sarah H

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Sadie is knowledgeable about training, but very down to earth and relaxed in her approach. She suited my style very well and I would take another class from her.""

Susan S

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Sadie is super friendly, keeps people engaged and remembers names of all the dogs.""

Jennifer H

Group ClassesSadie M

""Sadie is very friendly and knows dogs and people well. She is an effective communicator and an engaging teacher.""

Claire D

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Sadie was very organized and had a lot of good ideas to share. She gave personal attention to all the dogs and their owners.""

Carole M

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Sadie's the best! She had so much good information and tips. And she was approachable, funny, understandable, and a good teacher. I wish she could live at our house as a live-in trainer and friend!""

Libby K

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Before contacting me, Izzy, a Welsh Terrier, was was aggressively attacking her housemate (dog) and biting her human mom causing injury to both. Susan was considering rehoming Izzy due to her aggressive behavior. Looks like shes staying!] [She] answered my dog's specific questions about his behavior rather than generalizing to the entire class and it not helping.""

Christopher C

Tami AGroup Classes

""She seemed to really enjoy what she was doing, which made the class fun for me and my dog. She genuinely liked the puppies too.""

Laura K

Tami AGroup Classes

""Tami is so knowledgeable, professional, and concise. She is an asset to the program!""

Kate G

Tami AGroup Classes

""Sadie was absolutely fantastic! She is tops in her knowledge of tips in training Ozzie! I would highly recommend her to everyone. I do look forward to a follow up appointment later.""

Gail W

Sadie MIn Home Training

""I love Lauren! We took puppy through obedience 2 and a tricks class with her. We also had her out for a private session to deal with my then puppy's temper tantrums. She was wonderful. We've also taken 2 other classes from other trainers at Canine Coach and had great experiences.""

Alyssa R

Lauren CGroup Classes

""We are doing great. We LOVE Coach ALyssa.""

Carly A

Alyssa MBoot Camp

""It is going really well! I love working with my trainer, Alyssa, and Bill Murray seems to be learning a lot of commands.""

Stacy T

Alyssa MBoot Camp

""Stanley seems to be doing well at boot camp. Alyssa has been great working with him! So far so good!""

Loren

Alyssa MBoot Camp

""Life for us has been absolutely crazy but we have absolutely LOVED the classes we have been a part of. It is so much fun learning how to better connect with your dog and be the best owners we can be! Thanks for all that you guys do, we absolutely LOVE the Canine Coach!""

Nathan M

Miranda MGroup Classes

""Miranda was knowledgeable and friendly, and she helped folks in the class to not take things too seriously (she invited laughter instead of frustration when a dog didn't do what they were supposed to do). Sharing her personal experience with her own dogs was also very helpful and made lessons more relatable. She also did a great job of helping anyone 1-on-1 who was struggling with any given activity.""

Lanna M

Miranda MGroup Classes

""Please thank the instructors for their excellent training and tips during the previous 5 classes. They were immensely helpful in Henley’s socialization and development. Sincerely,""

Ann H

Erin OGroup Classes

""We used Lauren from canine coach to do two in home sessions last year. Our dog is reactive to other dogs so the class wasn't a good option for us & Lauren was great. We did one session before the baby was born and another when he was 5 months before our baby started crawling and trying to pull her tail.""

Jamie K

Lauren CIn Home Training

""She was honestly so great. I enjoyed the classes at first, but I really really liked Caitlin's teaching style. She was very informed and helpful, able to ask our varying questions. She was very systematic in her approach, she didn't just instruct but she was good at teaching. My husband and I both agreed we learned best under her teaching style. Caitlin makes me want to look into more Canine Coaching courses. I know it's a lot to say after only having her for 2 classes, but she was excellent and I will be looking for her name on the schedules again.""

Catherine

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""We just finished Thursday night Obedience 1 with Courtney in south Minneapolis. Courtney was an excellent trainer! Her directions and explanations were clear and easy to follow. She made the class fun too. Our dog Josie is a high-energy one year old former stray who lived in a pack on a reservation. She loves other dogs and people so getting and keeping her attention when we're out and about is very important. Learning both the methods and the reasons they work was great. Thanks so much for giving us the tools we need!""

Sue, John and Josie

Courtney GGroup Classes

""We found the appointment extremely helpful. We've worked on these behaviors in group classes in which our dog did great but struggled to generalize them in our home. Courtney was very knowledgeable and pointed out body cues in our dog in the moment that were extremely helpful. She also provided real life opportunities to practice and helped coach us through the situation.""

Lauren K

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Hi Courtney, As class ended today I wanted to personally thank you for your work with us, but you had other responsibilities. Anyhow I really appreciated your focus and patience with all of us. As you noted today, Mercy is getting bigger and stronger so it was critical to get training started just about the time we did. We haven't been as conscientious with homework as we should have been, but a lot better than if we didn't have the classes to motivate us.""

Mercy (typed for her by her 'dad' - Tom N)

Courtney GGroup Classes

""[Jess] was very calm and good at explaining the training (she would give the rationale as to why we were going to something).""

John

Jess LBoot Camp

""You could really tell [Jess] loves what she does. Helga really responded will to Jess.""

Jeff

Jess LBoot Camp

""Jess is great at teaching me how to build upon the amazing training she gave to my dog!""

Helen

Jess LBoot Camp

""[Jess] was willing to talk through any issue that we were dealing with and giving us great tips for the real world.""

Jamie

Jess LBoot Camp

""Ollie's training is going very well ! She loves to go there every morning. Jess is a great trainer :)""

Lael O

Jess LBoot Camp

""She was patient and thorough for this first time training participant. Dixie apparently had some training previously as she already knows sit, come and shake. Dixie took to Clarissa right away and was ready to learn. Clarissa gave clear instructions, provided sufficient time to practice and great feedback.""

Andrea K

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""Very thorough and felt like she cared and wanted to be very detail oriented.""

Eleanore M

Clarissa ZGeneral

""Boot camp is going great!.exhausted dogs when I pick them up, and excited to get out of the car and in the door each morning. Couldn’t be better!""

Sharron T

Jess LBoot Camp

""I am very grateful for the training! Molly and I still have work to do (mostly me if I'm honest) but she no longer pulls hard and abruptly when on leash which was one of my primary goals. She's a sweetheart and has received many compliments on her good behavior! Thank you!""

Helen L

Jess LBoot Camp

""Kirsten clearly has a great rapport with all dogs, and that was clear with Georgia. Every single day Georgia came home, she had a new skill learned. She is the reason we will be signing up for the Obedience Program when Georgia gets older. She is a valuable person to have at Canine Coach!""

Andrew R

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""I really appreciated how she talked to me, made sure I understood what she was discussing, showed me the technique and had me practice until I really did understand the goals and methods.""

Nima D

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Boot Camp training has been great! Kirsten has been awesome to work with and has been very helpful with our questions.""

Stephanie E

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Winston is having a blast and progressing quite well with Kirsten - she’s so great with him. Thanks so much for offering such great training programs!""

Bryan F

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""We are loving Boot Camp and our trainer! Ruby is doing well and it has calmed her down in general! It's been great! Thanks""

Michelle

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""I just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU for all the work you've done the last 4 weeks. It has been so rewarding watching Albus learn so many new things the last few weeks. He is such an energetic, playful and friendly dog, it can be hard to redirect and reign him at times. This program has given us the tools and commands we need to guide him. Kirsten, you did a great job and I wish I could be there to thank you!""

Mariah L

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Lauren was great. Took time, answered so many questions we had, talked through multiple issues, asked a lot of questions to fully understand the issues. We were supposed to meet with someone else, but due to a sick call, we met earlier than our initial appointment and with Lauren instead. Lauren never seemed rushed or like this hadn't been the plan all along. Our follow-up from Lauren has been excellent. Checking in several times about how things are going, progress, and adjusting the plan based on the info we're providing. We are very happy and plan to schedule a follow-up appointment to address another issue we weren't able to get to that first night.""

Laura Y

Lauren CBoot Camp

""My dog Scout and I took the Level 1 Obedience class this past summer. Coach Sadie is an excellent teacher - knowledgeable, warm, and friendly. She is always available to her students before/after class for individual questions. She does a great job of giving examples of what we're doing in class, applied to real-life situations. Through the lessons and training from Coach Sadie, I feel that Scout and I have a better understanding of one another - we both learned a lot!""

Scott E

Group ClassesSadie M

""I want to say thank you for all of your help in the leash walking class. Before your class we would have to go on many 1 block walks. Today, Greta and I finally made it to a mile without her getting too frustrated to continue. She is doing very well with the structured walks. She walks by my side (most of the time), doesn't chase after squirrels, and we're still working on not staring down other dogs, but she's made a lot of progress! The techniques you showed us really made a difference. Thank you""

Hannah P

Sarah CGroup Classes

""I'm so grateful for Canine Coach's help. Coach Sarah did an amazing job. Thanks again""

Jenny K

Sarah CGroup Classes

""Adaptability was certainly one of Erin's strong suits. She is incredible about reading every dog in the class and making adjustments to fit their unique situation.""

Kathryn M

Erin OGroup Classes

""Erin did an amazing job of helping us fine tune our technique to be more successful in our approach. Erin really made the class fun too! Loved the anecdotes and fun phrases!""

Jaclyn F

Erin OGroup Classes

""Erin helps each dog at their own pace and takes each individual into account. I always felt that she had my pets best interest at heart. Additionally, I really appreciate Erin's ability to help focus on handling skills as in addition to counter conditioning the dogs.""

Katie M

Erin OGroup Classes

""We really appreciated how encouraging Erin was, whether she was coming around to work one-on-one or when we were doing a game.""

Jillian M

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin is Amazing and I can't wait to schedule a follow up! She was so great adjusting to Stella's needs and personality and knee just bow to help. Can't recommend her enough!""

Kayla S

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin was a magician, great insight and the ability to easily relay the information to us and us being able to watch and use the techniques ourselves.""

Bridget N

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin was absolutely amazing and so helpful!! She made me feel comfortable with doing the exercises in home and taking my dog for walks. I cannot thank you enough, this definitely lifts a weight off my shoulders. I used to be so hesitant on taking Lady for walks and this morning on the way back home she walked by a guy with three dogs and she did an awesome job! No pulling or barking, she just kept walking beside me. It's so awesome to see the change in her behavior with walking, I know I sound like a broken record but honestly one of the best decisions I've made and best experience I've encountered. Thank you so much Erin!""

Molly V

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin was amazing! So friendly and had so much knowledge. I got so much more out of this training then I imagined""

Marissa D

Erin OIn Home Training

""I can't say enough how amazing Erin was! She took her time to answer all of our questions questions, was incredible with my dog, so helpful & understanding! She gave us written notes for our homework to help set us up for success! We're looking forward to our next training session! THANK YOU ERIN! :)""

Katie S

Erin OIn Home Training

""Love Erin... she has such a way with pups and awesome training skills! Our dog responds very well to her. It's the confidence of knowing how to respond to a dog's behavior, but also her mannerisms and commanding presence. She is a gem! I wish I could adopt her for a month or so :-)""

Bonnie C

Erin OIn Home Training

""My at-home training experience with Erin was absolutely wonderful! Erin was kind and compassionate, and it felt very natural and comfortable to invite her into my home. She listened the the problems that my dog was having, made a plan to address them, and spent ample time working through it with "real-life practice" on a long walk in our neighborhood. My dog quickly took to Erin's training and by the end of the session was a noticeably more attentive walker. Over a week later, my dog is still doing so much better on our walks. I couldn't be happier with the results or recommend the in-home training more!""

Kelsey C

Erin OIn Home Training

""My husband was very skeptical about the class, but as soon as Erin started talking, he knew we were in the right place and accepted we needed help to better understand how to help our dog.""

Adriana W

Erin OIn Home Training

""Our in home training session was AMAZING!! Erin was incredibly helpful, made us feel relaxed and didn't make us feel like we were failing as dog parents. She listened to what we have been doing and suggested an entirely different approach that has already helped immensely!""

Nicole D

Erin OIn Home Training

""This session was so helpful. To hear Erin say "I'm an experienced dog trainer and this is a challenge" felt so validating and helped me feel way less guilty about being frustrated with my dog. I've felt way more loving toward my crazy pup as a result. Erin also gave us concrete things to work on, with some contingency plans if things don't go exactly as we hope. It was worth every penny!""

Robin L

In Home TrainingErin O

""We are so grateful to the Canine Coach for teaching us the skills and steps towards reducing my dog's "stranger danger." It is very empowering and allows us to work better with our dog - and I'm already starting to see improvements in her anxiety and behavior!""

Carleigh R

Erin OGeneral

""We have been getting guidance from you all at the Canine Coach since Ollie was a pup...he is now 18 months old and he's a wonderful dog!""

Laura

Erin OGeneral

""Erin was extremely knowledgeable, perceptive, honest, and helpful. It was a very meaningful session for us; the training techniques we received in that session have been working very well. We are very thankful to have had our consultation with Erin, who is clearly a master in the work they do.""

Amy H

Erin OIn Home Training

""Cannot say enough good about Canine Coach. We've brought our rescue to the Saint Paul location and we are on our 3rd class. I keep looking for new classes to sign up for, ( just signed up for agility. ) Our first class was leash training and the improvement of our dogs leash walking skills was so impressive after the first class. We have since done obedience 1&2, and each one has done wonders for our dog. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and patient as well as available for questions anytime. I recommend Canine Coach to any dog owner. Keep up the good work!""

Kelly B

Group ClassesAnnette S

""She is always happy and genuinely happy to see us and our dog.""

Rachel

Britt MGroup Classes

""She moved at the perfect pace, was hands-on and hands-off just the right amount, and was willing to help us with questions at any point. She also created an environment that fostered support, learning, and fun!""

Cindi Y

Group ClassesBritt M

""I love that Kerry modeled the expectation with a real dog, and then gave us lots of time to practice. While observing, Kerry would make suggestions as to how to challenge our dog, or meet the dog where it was at.""

Melanie P

Kerry KGroup Classes

""Today was our final day of L1O (she graduated). I just wanted to thank Kerry for being an awesome coach. Olive has seen a ton of improvement and I am looking forward to L2O which I will look into early next year.""

Mike W

Kerry KGroup Classes

""Our dog is afraid of people and by the end of class would say hi on his own thanks to her approach with him.""

Lindsay W

Britt MGroup Classes

""She's an amazing trainer and is so great with our dog.""

Rhea S

Britt MGroup Classes

""Thanks again Annette! You helped me to feel much more confident about my plan and added some great tips I would have never thought about!""

Krista S

Annette SGeneral

""Sunshine is a whole new girl on leash. Thank you so much for your honest insight and willingness to keep trying with us until we figured out something to work to make leash walking not such a horrendous challenge. It is really like night and day. We appreciate you! Thanks again for not giving up on us! we were feeling pretty frustrated and now we’re feeling so proud of our Sunshine girl.""

Sarah D, Rob D, and Sunshine

Sadie MGeneral

""Things are going great! On Thursday night, Evee came home and was like a different dog! She's responding well to practice at home, and is being calm enough to actually be an enjoyable companion. :-) Thanks!""

Sara K

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""It is going very well. Kirsten is really good at explaining what she is working on with Oliver, showing me and then giving me detailed “homework.” Thanks again! Best regards""

Mel S

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Thank you for all your help. I now have the tools to work with Bentley and have been able to practice with him. Enjoy tonight's weather and again, thanks,""

Deb G

Annette SGeneral

""You teaching and the dog to dog socialization class made a HUGE improvement in Abby’s comfort around other dogs. We are now able to enjoy our walks with her, and she’s staying calm and even comfortably interacting with an occasional butt sniff. WOW. We are looking forward to taking the recall class later this summer. We love Canine Coach, your team is terrific! Thank you""

Amy K

Annette SGeneral

""I really want to thank you very much for a great class! It has been a lot of fun, and your energy is fantastic! Take care, and maybe we'll be lucky enough to see you in a Level 2 class soon.""

Leigh S

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Our experience was wonderful. We heard about you from a colleague at work. Tito responded very well to training and we are continuing with what Erin taught us. She know a lot about Boston's and their quirky behaviors. Overall we had a great experience and would recommend you guys in the future. Erin was very sweet and professional. We were hoping for help with Tito and got it!!""

Georgette P

Erin OGeneral

""We have done puppy classes and obedience one classes. Both were great! Erin is my favorite dog trainer!""

Christina T

Erin OGroup Classes

""I felt like we’ve been waiting for Erin for a long time. We did puppy class and obedience 1 with tails up and struggled with our dog. She seems very smart, but struggles with paying attention as she's often fixed on any other possible noise or sight. We’ve learned that our Joonie struggles with anxiety which makes it difficult for her to concentrate and sometimes act aggressively on leash or at the vet. Erin did a great job of explaining it. Erin talked us through our goals and wrote them down for us. We feel we’ve already seen small improvements in Joonie’s behavior, though I also know it may have something to do with the confidence Erin helped us have as owners. It is great peace of mind to have a professional help when your fears are that your anxious dog may one day be aggressive with the wrong person or dog.""

Molly R

Erin OGroup Classes

""We LOVE our in-home training! We did feel prepared and Erin did a great job of helping us understanding Oliver's behaviors and gave us a clear understanding of how to work with him to change the behaviors and gave us homework to help us move forward.Erin is awesome and has given us great information at our sessions and lots of homework ideas. We look forward to continuing to work with her and Oliver to make him a fantastic family dog. Thank you for offering us this opportunity.""

Christa S

In Home TrainingErin O

""She was wonderful. I can already see improvements in my dog's behavior around other dogs.""

Kim H

Erin OGeneral

""We just completed Tuesday night dog training with Courtney! We really liked the program and Courtney is a very good trainer!!""

Lara K

Courtney GGroup Classes

""We feel like we learned a lot, and we have a lot to work on with Rory, and we really appreciate all the time you put into teaching us how to make our dog a little bit better. So, thank you, and hopefully we'll see you guys at another class!""

Dan & Sarah K

Erin OGeneral

""I thought [Erin] was very knowledgeable, she was great with my little Sweetie - at one point Sweetie actually went to her instead of me and that never happens. I am totally satisfied. I appreciate having Erin open my eyes to things that made sense once she explained them""

Kathye H

Erin OGeneral

""[Boot camp] is going great! Sooner loves going and seeing her friends there, and she has learned a lot! We really like Brandon and think he has made great strides with her, and with us. We are finally getting trained too. She has calmed down, and has a sense of discipline she didn't have before. Of course, some of it may be that she is just tired after a long day of training and playing, but I think it has made a big change in her demeanor. We will recommend K9Coach to everyone we know who has dog behavior issues.""

Ginny H

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Never once did she shame or belittle me or my puppy. She kindly gave advice when I missed puppy cues and she was always positive with feedback.""

Megan S

Tami AGroup Classes

""I loved that Tami encouraged our dogs and us to try everything, but if the dog tried it and hated it, she was like that is great, we tried and the dog never has to do it again if they don't want to!""

Katy P

Tami AGroup Classes

""She brought humor and stories to her lessons, which made it entertaining. Loved it when she talked about her dogs and the reality of how they aren’t always perfect, which makes the process more enjoyable to have realistic expectations of your dog.""

Jen

Sarah CGroup Classes

""Tami was incredible and I can’t say enough kind things about her and her approach for this class. She was easy to ask questions to and gave excellent and helpful feedback.""

Katie Q

Tami AGroup Classes

""Tami was all around great!""

Bryant L

Tami AGroup Classes

""It is really the gestalt as opposed to one thing - great organization, clear communication, approachable manner, strong knowledge base/expertise,...""

Bruce B

Tessa AGroup Classes

""Whatever Tessa makes is not enough. She was SO helpful, understanding, and was able to answer any questions. She knows dogs so well and is a master at her craft. I hadn’t had any other trainers and we had a sub during a class. It really highlighted just how skilled Tessa is.""

Hallie K

Tessa AGroup Classes

""Tessa was amazing! She did a thorough and clear job explaining what we were doing and why.""

Rebecca E

Tessa AGroup Classes

""Clarissa ROCKS! She's super friendly, approachable, and insightful. I noticed an immediate switch in how my puppy walked after taking this class. Clarissa is really patient and doesn't shy away from energetic dogs. She's just really fun to work with.""

Jasmine B

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""Sadie clearly gets to know each dog and their quirks quite quickly. She adapts to them and is clearly skilled and experienced.""

Patty Z

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Sadie has exceptional presentation skills—high energy, clear explanations and demonstrations and full of fun!""

Mary Kay K

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Both Courtney and Sadie made the training more customized to each dog and gave individualized feedback and support! They made me feel like they really cared about my dog's progress which ultimately helped her succeed in the class and on test day!""

Hannah W

Courtney GSadie MGroup Classes

""I’m sure trainers hear the same old stories day after day. Erin listened to MY story as if she had never heard anything like it before. I felt like Erin then knew my background and could make recommendations specifically for me and my dog.""

Lindsey H

Erin OGroup Classes

""I loved how enthusiastic and attentive she was. She noticed things we could improve on while we were outside and gave some helpful tips for us to have our puppy respond to us better.""

Rojina M

Erin OGroup Classes

""Sami is amazing! She had high energy, enthusiastic and explained things SO well! I really liked how well she explained the reasoning "why" things are taught the way they are. It was helpful to train pup as well as it helped us understand the rationale behind things. We also loved how energetic she was throughout class. And she made things relatable by giving real life situations or using examples of her/her pups!""

Leah M

Sami BGroup Classes

""I loved that she called the dogs "kids" and she made an effort to learn about their personalities.""

Caroline P

Sami BGroup Classes

""I appreciated how Nick took care to make sure the learning was practical and gave examples to help us operationalize what was being taught.""

Andy T

Nick AGroup Classes

""Super friendly, seemed to really enjoy working with the dogs and her advice felt very specific to each dog's personality, rather than general advice. I could tell that she was observing our dogs to see what each pup needed specific help with and I appreciated that!""

Paige and Erik W

Niky BGroup Classes

""Niky has a great attitude, and makes the class fun for owners and dogs.""

Mike L

Niky BGroup Classes

""Can’t say enough good things about Niky.""

Lyn W

Niky BGroup Classes

""Dodger is nervous around most humans and by the second session he was ready to be friends with Niky because of the way she approached him.. She made Dodger feel comfortable with her and socialization is always the top priority in any class we do with him.""

Nancy

Niky BGroup Classes

""She gave us new activities to try each class while still reinforcing the same techniques. She really took advantage of days when we had a smaller class to utilize the space more.""

Nina K

Brittany PGroup Classes

""Brittany P. understood Schatzi and was very encouraging!""

Lori-Anne W

Brittany PGroup Classes

""Brittany talked about her experiences with her dog and provided 1:1 feedback for each dog/family participating in class❤️ [You should] Work on getting a clone, EXACTLY like you❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️""

Michele W

Brittany PGroup Classes

""I really appreciated how she knew each of the dogs well - which allowed her to give individualized advice to help that dog uniquely.""

Beth R

Amanda HGroup Classes

""She made sure that every dog had success! She is very skilled and knowledgeable! My dog developed great confidence! She was really patient with anxious dogs, too! Both Jonah and I loved it!""

Victoria L

Amanda HGroup Classes

""She was very friendly, told us it was okay where we were, and to keep practicing. She told us about experiences with her own dogs. Very relatable.""

Leslie H

Amanda HGroup Classes

""Very kind, understanding of how busy and hard it is, celebrates the little successes.""

Hannah M

Jessica CGroup Classes

""Shared what she observed about my dog specifically, and offered ideas for how to work on that detail. This is 100% the best part of the class. My dog is about 80% reliable with recall...so we had the basics but needed the fine-tuning to improve on that. The little details Jessica noticed were the biggest help in moving us forward.""

Emily S

Jessica CGroup Classes

""Everything is going great so far! We've noticed a HUGE improvement already in Kyle's behavior at home, his walks have gotten much better and he's SUPER excited each morning to go to school! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!""

Patrick and Alisha

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Just started a leash aggression course. Erin was a great communicator. The place was all set up and ready to begin on time. Looking forward to future classes. Now to do our homework!""

Margie B

Erin OGroup Classes

""Hi! I so appreciated the session with Coach Clarissa - she was fantastic and so helpful in teaching us skills to help with King’s hyper nature, quick learning curve, and low frustration tolerance. Thank you again!""

Maja I

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""Clarissa was amazing, she gave us genuine hope that we can improve our dog's behavior.""

David B

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""This personal training option is so important to us! My dog is reactive and it has been hard to enroll in any classes that are in a group setting. We even enrolled in a reactive dog group class and weren't able to continue with the class because our dog was so disruptive. Coach Clarissa's interpretation of my dog's behavior made a lot of sense and helped me understand my dog a lot better.""

Chiho W

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""I am over the top pleased with our experience at Canine Coach. Te Fiti has greatly improved in obedience. Clarissa was great at handling the chaos of my 4 kids in addition to providing ideas and practicing with me and involving the kids.""

Melinda M

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""I had a wonderful experience and I learned so much. My dog’s behavior began to improve immediately!""

Donna M

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""We learned so much in our visit with Sadie, and are so glad we booked an in-home training visit!""

Paige H

Sadie MIn Home Training

""We’ve had Sadie over several times. She’s fantastic! Her training methods work. She’s calm, patient and understands our dog’s behaviour!""

Geo C

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Sadie was incredible! I felt so much better after she left as she offered so many solutions to the things that were worrying me. She was positive and upbeat and we laughed almost the whole time. Such a great personality and so fun to work with. Extremely knowledgeable and full of great ideas tailored to my puppy’s issues. Her suggestions were great and things are going better already. Can’t wait to work with her again!""

Kari A

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Sadie was awesome about answering all my questions, and understood Peach’s problems and behaviors better than any other trainer we’ve tried in the past. Perhaps most importantly, she did a great job affirming the work we’ve been doing and making me confident in next steps.""

Molly F

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Sadie was great with our dog AND our six year old daughter. 😊""

Megan K

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Love both Coaches I've worked with- Erin and Caitlin. Incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate!""

Sarah N

In Home TrainingCaitlin AErin O

""Such a good session - full of good info and practical advice - working well so far and really looking forward to continuing Caitlin was GREAT thank you!""

Maureen D

Caitlin AIn Home Training

""Caitlin was the perfect coach for us. We have a whole new understanding for our dog. We have techniques that fit our dog and us, we have more enjoyment with our dog & kind of fell in love with her. Thank you Caitlin!""

Nancy K

Caitlin AIn Home Training

""We now understand why Bailey barks so much, and we now have great tools to use to get her to stop her excessive barking when we take her out on walks. Caitlin taught us several skills to practice. We're practicing them now and they're helping greatly already. Caitlin was an excellent, friendly trainer. We learned a ton and are super happy with the experience.""

Jeff M

Caitlin AIn Home Training

""Very professional, courteous, passionate, and knowledgeable.""

Denise H

Caitlin AIn Home Training

""Erin is our new BFF""

Michelle W

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin was amazing! She was friendly, professional, and positive. She gave us concrete advice, behavioral context, and clear next steps. Her walking tips alone have made every day more enjoyable with our dog.""

Nick H

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin and Caitlin exceeded my expectations. Their advice was clear, straightforward, and they were both fantastic to work with. My dog responded wonderfully to them and they both clearly love dogs and know what they are doing. I would highly recommend them to anyone and will invite them back without hesitation if we have other issues with our doggo""

Lisa S

In Home TrainingErin OCaitlin A

""I really appreciated how compassionate Erin was and how she took the time to explain why my dog was acting the way he was, and why the training was working the way it was. Now that I understand the "why" I feel like I'm more equipped to grow with my dog as his behaviors change and reflect what he needs. He's doing really well, and I'm really looking forward to a follow-up this fall because I'd like to expand on what I've learned into some other areas.""

Betsy L

Erin OIn Home Training

""I was pleased with the session. I feel like Erin listened to our concerns and provided reasonable and attainable goals. We were also provided resources to move forward to refresh our memories post-session. The session was a lot of information within a short period of time, so I'm glad resources were sent. Erin was a great resource, and I am very happy with the time she spent with us and Bowie.""

Saarika W

In Home TrainingErin O

""Such a good experience! Worked with us so well (my whole family) to be better “owners” of our dog. Courtney is a very comprehensive trainer and an understanding person who can read a dog's real temperament immediately. I was very impressed!""

Mike K

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Britt was great at pointing out helpful ways to work with my dog (that might not have been working for me!). I loved her insight and ways of explaining "why" we do things a certain way with dogs.""

Dawn M

Britt MGroup Classes

""They were super hands-on and willing to focus on dogs that needed extra help - it was great with my dog's confidence building when she was scared of props.""

Taryn H

Britt MGroup Classes

""Britt was so kind to the people and dogs AND so positive. I would definitely take another class from her and recommend her to others. * and I'm thrilled that we met two puppies in class who are neighbors and we'll be getting together for play-dates...loved the time of class when three or four puppies played together !! It was so fun to watch :)""

Alice W

Britt MGroup Classes

""Her attitude - best trainer we have had at Canine Coach.""

Jennifer B

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""We learned a lot and were amazed by the progress our dog was able to make in a short amount of time. For dog obedience 1 and the door greeting class. Her enthusiastic mentality towards every dog and we liked that she didn't single out any particular dog. She was quick to coach up or praise everyone.""

Anna B

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""She really got in during the activities and showed us how we could be practicing better, and gave great real life examples. Very welcoming and non-judgemental.""

Sarah K

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""Loved how calm she was and how she taught us what was appropriate play and signs to watch for.""

Katie T

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""I enjoyed Her memorable analogies. Variety of topics. Very encouraging. Always approachable. She really knows her stuff.""

Kari E

Kerry KGroup Classes

""She brought humor and stories to her lessons, which made it entertaining. Loved it when she talked about her dogs and the reality of how they aren’t always perfect, which makes the process more enjoyable to have realistic expectations of your dog.""

Jen

Tami AGroup Classes

""The class was fun and engaging. Tami was an excellent coach!""

Stuart K

Tami AGroup Classes

""She used the time to the MAX. Good bang for the buck. Really quality trainer.""

Mikey M

Tessa AGroup Classes

""She noticed when my dog was getting anxious and made adjustments for him to see how he would react in different situations, and then gave me ideas for how to continue working with him at home.""

Ali M

Group ClassesTessa A

""Tessa would talk with us directly when she thought there was a better approach to training our puppy.""

Tina K

Tessa AGroup Classes

""She brought a really great sense of humor. She made everything easy, and used commonalities to address challenges and make us feel less alone in our struggles.""

Becca R

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""She was completely unflappable and didn't get derailed by shrieking puppies throughout class.""

Meggie M

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""It was 90% positive reinforcement mixed with some corrective actions on the walking - really helpful & effective with our dog!""

Kailey P

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""I convinced one of my good friends to sign up immediately after our first class. My pup just got major applause at the vet for having such great social skills. I'm a “teacher teacher “ at a community college. Sadie had such great facilitation skills, I kept thinking she would be a great educator for others to observe!""

Meg R

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Her calmness and ability to work with dogs of all skill levels. Sadie did not shame owners or make them feel bad. She supported everyone where they were at!""

Nicole Y

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Sadie really managed to overcome the limits of online. We're looking forward to following up with in person classes.""

David A

Sadie MGroup Classes

""I really enjoyed how casual and charismatic Sadie was in her approach to teaching. The learning definitely felt more practical and hands-on, rather than academic.""

Erika J

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Courtney is an awesome instructor!""

Diana B

Courtney GGroup Classes

""She was super easy to work with and helped guide the class. She could see what was going on around her and I never felt unsafe.""

Melissa M

Courtney GGroup Classes

""I loved the assertive yet kind approach to training. I have a better understanding of what drive's my dog's behavior and know how to firmly, yet lovingly, correct her bad choices. Both Erin and Sarah who teamed up for this class did an outstanding job.""

Kristin G

Sarah CErin OGroup Classes

""She was VERY knowledgeable and super confident teaching and with the dogs. I felt like she really knew what she was doing.""

Amy L

Erin OGroup Classes

""I liked how both Erin and Nick were approachable if I had questions and were a wealth of K9 knowledge. I liked how they handled every dog in class and kept safety first with our dogs. I am really thankful for them. I really valued their advice and liked their balanced approach with training. My dog is on a keeper collar and I know there can be judgement and a stigma with using this tool. I didn't feel judged by them and I appreciated that.""

Kristen K

Erin ONick AGroup Classes

""Nick was amazing! Very knowledgeable and supportive! I will absolutely be back and would definitely recommend Nick!""

Jessica H

Nick AGroup Classes

""I enjoyed how enthusiastic he was and how he went into detail about each thing that we learned and why we were learning it. Nick was amazing and extremely approachable.""

Jaelyn H

Nick AGroup Classes

""I learned a lot and my dog would start whining when we got close to the building because she was so excited to get inside and have treats! I really liked how Nick explained what a dog is thinking. His explanation of the "back" command was extremely helpful. Wouldn't change a thing.""

Pam S

Nick AGroup Classes

""Nick was very direct and distilled information down to simple points. He communicated very clearly.""

Jenni I

Nick AGroup Classes

""She was very positive and did well at breaking down the steps for learning. Very organized.""

Lynn S

Niky BGroup Classes

""She was F A B U L O U S.""

Sarah W

Niky BGroup Classes

""She was very laid back, it was a great atmosphere.""

Jen S

Group ClassesNiky B

""Thank you for checking in with me, our dog Dash Loves Boot Camp and our trainer Eli is amazing. So helpful and always gives me lots of tips to help with Dash. The drop off and pick up is also so organized. I’m really impressed with the program and will tell others about it.""

Shannon

Eli SBoot Camp

""I just wanted to pass along how pleased we were with our training with our dog Joy. Our trainer, Nick, was fantastic and helped us meet all the goals we hoped to accomplish throughout the sessions. He was very knowledgeable, helpful, and easy to work with. Thanks again!""

Chris and Kelly D

Nick AIn Home Training

""Elsa has been phenomenal caring for & training shy Sonny!""

Vanessa H

Elsa EBoot Camp

""Coach Caitlin is phenomenal! Barney and I had such a great experience with her yesterday afternoon!""

Dan S

Caitlin AIn Home Training

""Training is going well, Archie is really catching on. The homework/update emails that I get from Alaina are good references to review and work from. We are continuing to build consistency in using the commands in our household so no matter who is telling our dog what to do, he'll listen and follow through. Trying to tackle this on our own was becoming stressful, as we couldn't schedule multiple hours each day, so having the program available has expedited the process of Archie becoming more consistent in his actions. It doesn't feel like a struggle anymore, which has helped our family. Thanks for checking in with us!""

Michelle W

Alaina ABoot Camp

""Kirsten is an amazing coach. Our Molly girl enjoyed her training. We are so appreciative of Kirsten’s expertise, instructions and couldn’t be more pleased with the results.""

John and Kim R

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""My wife and I have taken our dog through two courses with the Canine Coach in Minneapolis. We took both courses with Caitlin, and she was fantastic! We were very impressed with her professionalism, the curriculum and her attention to every dog in the class. Our dog improved tremendously in just a few weeks, and we learned so much, too!""

Derek B

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""She was so good with Lulu and really taught me a lot of little things that I've been able to mimic at home. She had a gentle disposition but was also very matter of fact with her!""

Jill B

Alaina ABoot Camp

""She was so warm, open, and funny. Super easy to work with and clearly built a great relationship with my dog!""

Stephanie B

Alaina ABoot Camp

""She's friendly and knowledgeable, I felt like I could ask questions, and she really took the time to get to know Thomas and appreciate his quirks lol. She genuinely seems to love what she does and it shows in her work.""

Rose S

Alaina ABoot Camp

""Alyssa was very consistent and thorough. She also made sure to check in on what our pain points were each week. She was very patient with my questions and gave me very good directions and options to try at home so we could continue what Luna learned at home.""

Julia E

Alyssa MBoot Camp

""She is such a calming presence. I included my young children in a couple of the training meetings and she was so patient with them and was so informative with information to help me coach how our puppy interacts with our kids (puppy nipping). She took the time to address very specific questions and clearly loved our puppy.""

Erin B

Alyssa MBoot Camp

""Brandon was super friendly, helpful, and informative! He was very sweet to Millie, too!""

Christine D

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Elsa got to know how Finn works, he’s sensitive and she specialized his training for that.""

Ashley S

Elsa EBoot Camp

""Everything Elsa hit it out of the park. Very personable and insightful. Loved working with her every minute!""

Diane H

Elsa EBoot Camp

""She made it a non-intimidating experience and she was very knowledgeable.""

Taylor V

Emily DBoot Camp

""Emily was wonderful and patient with Maddie. She knew her personality and struggles. We miss Emily already! Each morning we would say “Maddie are you ready for school? And she would race to the door!""

Molly B

Emily DBoot Camp

""She was great with communication and treated my pup like he was one of her own. I knew he was in the best of hands!""

Mary Cate C

Jess LBoot Camp

""I could tell Kirsten really liked my dog. That made me feel comfortable leaving him at boot camp. I also liked her quiet and gentle approach in working with my dog.""

Stacy N

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Clarissa was an awesome trainer and we feel so much better about how to move forward with our dog""

Sara L

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""Clarissa is wonderful. She is patient, knowledgeable and really is a talented canine coach. We have learned so much from her!""

Julie J

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""Sadie was awesome, we learned a lot from the session and feel like we have a better idea of what to work on with our dog now.""

Lynn W

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Highly recommend these sessions, we’ll be booking follow up!!""

Andrea K

Caitlin AIn Home Training

""Between Caitlyn and Tessa (our 1.5 class instructor during this period) Stryker has gotten significantly better at greeting people and being manageable. Both of them really did a good job helping/teaching us and teaching us how to train Stryker.""

Howard L

In Home TrainingGroup ClassesCaitlin ATessa A

""Caitlin was a wealth of knowledge, covered many topics with concrete plans & followed up with handouts and detailed information. Great!""

Nancy K

In Home TrainingCaitlin A

""Erin was very professional, personable and easy to work with. We would highly recommend her!""

Abby M

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin was so good with our dog, and she gave us really helpful advice for dealing with his behavior. We couldn't have asked for anything more!""

Karen H

Erin OIn Home Training

""Great overall experience, clear explanation of plan and answered questions with clarity.""

Barb P

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Courtney was very prompt, knowledgeable, and had a great understanding of Allie's behavior. Would highly recommend Canine Coach and Courtney! Thanks so much""

Judy D

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Courtney was fantastic helping our girls understand what's ok behavior from Red. They love playing the "freeze/sit" game when he gets mouthy and he's respecting it!""

Sarah W

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Britt was very friendly, she stepped up and helped any pup and handler that needed assistance. [I enjoyed] her positive attitude and enthusiasm in exciting reluctant pups.""

Missy O

Britt MGroup Classes

""She was the best! Clear, consistent directions and modeling. She wasn’t afraid to offer feedback. She is extremely approachable. When you did ask a question, she really listened. We learned so much in this foundational class and I was able to take all the strategies home to my family.""

Nikki V

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""Her praise really helped. When things got frustrating and it didn’t seem like we were making much progress she pointed out the progress made and praised us for the work and abilities. She also had lots of good differentiated suggestions for us since we all had different issues that were challenging us and our dogs. It felt like she really thought about each dog/human and their issues and gave tailored ideas for how to work on them""

Kate I

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""The biggest take-away for me was that Caitlin focused on the owner's behavior as much as the dog's behavior. Caitlin gave ME a pep talk a few times to help me with my confidence in training my dog. This is the 4th class I've taken with Canine Coach and all of my trainers have been great. But Caitlin was exceptional and the best to date. I walked out a better dog owner; my dog is doing better. I am really grateful.""

Gia V

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""I missed the last 2 classes [but] my dog Roman is so, so, so much better on the leash now. It’s awesome!! Makes our walks so much more enjoyable. She taught me so much in the first class that even though I wanted to come back for the next two sessions to refine our skills I feel I definitely got my money’s worth out of the class. Thank you!!""

Emily R

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""Poppy is a whole different dog than she was when we started. She is much more confident and way less reactive. She was even able to meet a dog which I never thought would be possible. Loved this class! Caitlin had some awesome insights and good answers!""

Dee G

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""Samson loved class so much he was always so excited when he figured out where we were going.""

Bethany P

Tami AGroup Classes

""I love all the positive reinforcement for mom and dad AND the dogs. I helped to know that we were doing well, too.""

Rose T

Tessa AGroup Classes

""Yes....I have a shy dog and she has always been extremely respectful of that and was able to make friends (good friends) with her during my pup's time.""

Ann I

Tessa AGroup Classes

""Tessa was awesome, informing us more about the breed and behaviors we could expect. Spot on.""

Christopher B

Tessa AGroup Classes

""I had a lot of fun in class and looked forward to going every week. I'm sad that it's over. This class made a huge impact on the relationship I have with my dog. Tessa helped me gain the confidence in handling my new dog with a traumatic past. I will be forever grateful.""

Jay H

Tessa AGroup Classes

""She really created a space for questions and feedback, even if they weren't entirely on the subject for the day. She just wanted us to have the best relationships with our dogs and it showed.""

Erika F

Tessa AGroup Classes

""She was super friendly and was good at showing the owners they were not the only ones with specific issues.""

Will P

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""Everything! I look for Sadie as the trainer when signing up for a class I'm interested in. I appreciate her entire approach from communication and greeting when arriving to her ability to read the room, anticipate and call out the energy or what a dog's response to something coming up might be, etc.""

Amy O

Sadie MGroup Classes

""She was very realistic about dogs and that sometimes they just don’t want to and that’s okay. It made it feel low pressure for us, so it helped us not get frustrated and helped us form realistic expectations for our dog.""

Haley K

Sadie MGroup Classes

""She made sure all kinds of dogs were comfortable and able to learn. Shy, reactive, etc. I loved this about Courtney!""

Sara H

Courtney GGroup Classes

""Dogs don't always necessarily WANT to do the Agility exercises. Courtney always had suggestions for how to encourage our pups. My dog is reactive to humans and all the CC trainers would do little things in between times (if they were by us) to help Sutton with his reactivity or make things easier for him (example: put screen up so he's not seeing as much; tossing him treats).""

Lita A

Courtney GGroup Classes

""She did a fantastic job of monitoring and being aware of the state of all the dogs in the class, which was so helpful in a reactive dog class.""

Josh K

Courtney GGroup Classes

""Very positive and friendly with a great sense of humor.""

Jaell L

Group ClassesErin O

""Erin was an excellent trainer at describing and demonstrating the training techniques""

Mark B

Erin OGroup Classes

""It was a lot of fun and I really did look forward to being there every Saturday. I stayed after class a couple of times to ask questions and had Sami’s full attention. I appreciated that. [I enjoyed] her positive attitude throughout. I felt encouraged when I didn’t do things perfectly.""

Cheri M

Sami BGroup Classes

""She was straightforward and communicated clearly!""

Jeanette M

Sami BGroup Classes

""Her love of dogs was obvious. She was always very upbeat.""

Kim K

Group ClassesSami B

""I have been meaning to reach out to you to thank you for your individualized help with Rivier on Sunday. While I know much of what you said I have been missing the mark with my wild pup. Your support meant a lot. I am looking forward to the rest of the 1.5 classes.""

Jodi N

Nick AGroup ClassesIn Home Training

""Your class was fantastic; I was able to get Puffball to sit and stay last week while a family member’s dog was freaking out 10 feet away.""

Josh K

Courtney GGroup Classes

""Boot Camp is going great. Alaina is a wonderful teacher! We can see that Layla really responds to her and can see a difference in Layla already. We are practicing what she is learning and can see her little brain working to use what she has learned!!""

Judy O

Alaina ABoot Camp

""Thank you and the team for always giving Buck the best day ever. We love, love, LOVE you!!""

Mary B

Lucie BFIT Dogs

""Clarissa was AWESOME! She was so knowledgeable and helpful to us.""

Liz E

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""Hi! I just wanted to take a minute to say what an awesome job Tessa did subbing for our class tonight in St. Louis Park! Despite not knowing us or our dogs, she managed the environment so effectively and we left feeling more confident as handlers.""

Anna P

Group ClassesTessa A

""Elsa is working wonders with Buster. We are practicing at home and he's doing great. Still lots of work to do, but I couldn't have done it myself. All the other staff have been great, too.""

Sandy B

Elsa EBoot Camp

""Elsa made us feel comfortable throughout the training process and was clear about all the instructions. We could tell that her and Cal had a great relationship and he learned so much. Overall great experience with Coach Elsa!""

Tate G

Boot CampElsa E

""He was so kind and friendly with Brixie, and me! Brixie loves him.""

Ava T

Brandon HBoot Camp

""She was so warm, open, and funny. Super easy to work with and clearly built a great relationship with my dog! She is fabulous""

Stephanie B

Alaina ABoot Camp

""Boot camp is going great. I’ve been very impressed by Paisley’s progress. Thank you!""

Abbrielle P

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Hi there! Wanted to say thank you for the great experience with training for Max the past two weeks. Thanks!""

Clint F

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Suki loved him.""

Judith G

Boot CampBrandon H

""He made sure to address the specific issues that we were having with Ira and focused on those when he trained her (and us).""

Sara K

Brandon HBoot Camp

""He was extremely patient and was willing to answer our many questions. He also took extra care to teach our dog what we wanted most - for him not to jump on people and for him to walk better on a leash.""

Agnes M

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Very passionate and knowledgeable. His approach to training is exactly what we were looking for.""

Jack M

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Thanks for helping Annie and me learn so many great things over the last 4 weeks! I loved picking her up each day and hearing what she did and she loved going to Boot Camp each day! We will work hard on what she's learned and hope to see you in one of your classes soon!""

Annie C

Brandon HBoot Camp

""We both really appreciate what you did. Totally worth it. It looks like we are going to sign him up for group training at your St. Louis Park location. If it matters to anyone, the work you did and how you handled yourself and your training brought a level of confidence in continuing to work with Canine Coach""

Greg A

GeneralLauren C

""We're really happy - Walter seems to be learning a lot and is happy to be there. Looking forward to our second week. Thanks""

Kate O

Boot CampBrandon H

""We have done puppy class and in home training. Both were excellent. Our puppy has come along way. We highly recommend this to family and friends. (We came here on a recommendation from our vet)""

Kelly R

GeneralCourtney G

""Done two trainings here with my dog who tends towards anxious and then at times aggressive. The trainers are suuuper knowledgeable, their training techniques are great. They scaffold the trainings nicely and each class builds off the one before, therefore, you're held accountable to do the training homework in between- which is great for me. I highly recommend canine coach!""

Alexandra M

Courtney GGeneral

""Your time with us was invaluable in giving us the reassurances and ideas that we needed to move forward with our high-energy, but wonderful and loving, puppy. I want to say a big THANK YOU to you for the role you have played in helping us make it through the rank beginner dog owner stage more successfully.""

Rebecca A (and Rich)

Lauren CGeneral

""She really took time to understand Batman's personality and studied his behaviors to try to understand what drove them -in order to make changes.""

Deb H

Boot CampJess L

""She understands that all breeds, and dogs specifically, are different. She took the time to understand Xena, and her proclivities to be a loaner and aloof.""

Joe C

Boot CampJess L

""We liked her low-key personality. She was structured and firm with Kenai when he needed that, but calm and friendly with us (not ra-ra and high-strung). She consistently answered all of our questions, but didn’t talk nonstop. She gave us some great ideas about how to translate what he learned to the home environment. :-)""

Sally H

Boot CampJess L

""She was very calm and good at explaining the training (she would give the rationale as to why we were going to something).""

Nancy W

Boot CampJess L

""Yes, she is very calm, easy going and I am sure it really helped Ziggy stay focussed and attentive.""

John N

Boot CampJess L

""She was willing to talk through any issue that we were dealing with and giving us great tips for the real world.""

Jamie C

Boot CampJess L

""I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how great Gobi is doing. He is wonderful with the basic commands: “sit”, “down”, “come”, “stay”, “shake”, etc. He and I are best pals now, and he listens to me very well. Dennis and I can’t believe how far he has come since the days prior to your visits!""

Allison M

GeneralIn Home Training

""I've attached a video of not one, but two of your past pupils playing together. We brought Libby (yellow lab) to the "doggie aggression" classes this past winter--and I thought you might enjoy seeing the progress she's made! This weekend was the first time she's actually played with another dog...so we were pretty excited. The other dog in the video is Marley (Corgie, Aus shepherd mix) who took a puppy class with you. Libby & Marley definitely had to build a relationship first, but they get along wonderful now :) Thanks again for all your help/teaching! We've definitely put it to use and it has paid off :)""

Mary & Anthony B.

Group Classes

""I just wanted to send you these pictures of Gemma and her new friend Oke. They originally met back in March when Gemma had started the aggressive dog class with you and the meeting was not the greatest. But look at them now! Thank you so much for for being the awesome trainer you are, we will definitely be taking some more classes there!""

Jamie L

Group Classes

""Just wanted to say thank you for all of your help! Roscoe and I really enjoyed class and will continue to work on obedience. Roscoe was excited to "graduate" from level one! :) Thanks again!""

Jesse O

Group Classes

""I wanted to personally thank you for the good advice you gave out. Bruno is now a happy well adjusted bulldog and his new family; Max(corgi) and Nakita(retriever) are very fond of him. He still tries to push the envelope but we have a NO tolerance policy and he has quickly learned bad behavior equals time out. My hubby and daughters have bonded with him now as well, but he's still a mama's boy. We are forever greatful for the help you provided and wish you great success in your business! Your clients are lucky to have you!!!!!!!!!!""

Yvonne B

General

""Training is going really well. Our trainer is really great at answering my questions and working with Charlie. I see changes not only in the different obediences but in his overall listening.""

Tory

Boot Camp

""We have had a GREAT experience with boot camp. Zoey loves going and I can see the difference in her behavior. Our coach has been extremely helpful in teaching me the skills I need. It really has been a wonderful experience. I'm sad for it to be over!!""

Kelly K

Boot Camp

""After this session, I felt so much better and that there was hope for our dog, Ogie. Our trainer helped me to understand that I don't need to feel alone with a reactive dog. They helped me work through realistic goals for Ogie regarding his reactivity to dogs. We practiced outside so that I could understand how to work with Ogie in the presence of other dogs. At the end of our session, I felt like I had a plan that was doable. Prior to our session I was feeling like I had to tackle every issue with Ogie, right now, and it was stressing me out and no doubt stressing Ogie too. I've been working with Ogie every day outdoors for short periods of time and it is not so overwhelming. I'm learning more about Ogie and we are making positive small steps. I'm so grateful for the session we had!""

Joleen S

In Home Training

""Our trainer was patient, fun and positive""

Mary K

Group Classes

""We love working with our trainer! We have attended their in person classes and done two at home visits with them. What we appreciate most about our trainer is they don't seem to have a one-size-fits-all approach to dog training, but rather work with us on a training path for our dog's unique personality and our specific owner-dog relationship goals. ""

Alyx A

In Home Training

""Our trainer was clear, kind, and empathetic. We couldn’t have had a better experience.""

Ben C

In Home Training

""Our trainer is amazing. They really listened and observed and were hands on. Their suggestions and ideas have been helpful so far and I look forward to continuing to work with them. I’m so happy we found them!""

Sara G

In Home Training

""We are so happy with Boot Camp. Teddy is like a different dog with the structure and focus now. Thanks for your help!""

Tim and Ellen

Boot Camp

""We’re very pleased with Canine Coach in general, and with Clarissa in particular. We would definitely recommend your school to others. The important thing is the quality of instruction, and Clarissa knows what she’s doing. We look forward to our next class with her.""

Naomi and Mark

Clarissa Z

""The training is going really well so far! We are very impressed with how well Luna is doing at home.""

Lindsay L

Boot Camp

""She was calm, nonjudgmental, took time to explain and listen to the needs we had at home. You can tell she really loves the dogs too which makes you feel comfortable leaving your dog with her. We had a previous experience that was not great before finding Canine Coach so this was a relief and a wonderful experience.""

Kelly T

Kirstin IBoot Camp

""Our trainer was great!!!! She was very patient and gave us the confidence that we could have great success with training our dog.""

Chris H

In Home Training

""I felt like our trainer understood exactly what I was explaining. They were so kind and very knowledgeable. They gave us a better understanding on why our dogs are behaving the way they are and what each behavior meant. I really appreciated the understanding and positive attitude that our trainer had. We had a bad experience with the last trainer we went to (different company) so we were a little worried about trying again but our trainer made us feel very comfortable. You could tell they wanted to help and were so nice to our dogs!""

Brianna C

In Home Training

""We really appreciate all of the extra support we've received from the staff and coaches at Canine Coach to get our dog started on a training plan!""

Eleanna G

In Home TrainingGeneral

""Our trainer was amazing, as always! They talked with me about an introduction plan prior to coming to the appointment (we were working on greetings with my dog). They talked through the reasoning behind Kylo’s behaviors, which helped my partner and I understand Kylo much better. They then explained what to do for training and we practiced several times. I am usually so tense when people are in my house when Kylo is out, but I was able to relax and listen to our trainer’s directions because I knew they had everything in control. We will definitely be booking a follow up with our trainer""

Allison R

In Home Training

""I just finished up Tricks last night! After we complete 1.5, we definitely want to continue training, and are very happy with your programs and the St. Louis Park location. Thank you for everything you have coordinated to provide fun and engaging activities for puppies and their humans! We appreciate having discovered you, and look forward to the future! All our best . PS Oscar is loving the benefits of having a brother taking classes, and is proving to us daily, that you can teach an old dog new tricks!""

Alisha, Jason, Oscar (13yo Shorkie puppy brother), Theo (1yo Coton de Tulear puppy brother).

Group Classes

""My Coach was very low-key and friendly, non-judgmental. Just what I needed.""

Susan T

In Home Training

""I had a fantastic trainer! We will definitely work with them again in the spring.""

Sarah K

In Home Training

""I really appreciated the extra support and suggestions on how to handle Parker's reactive moments. Our trainer would see us struggling with behavior issues and jump in with helpful suggestions on how to prevent certain issues and redirect Parker's attention.""

Patty A

Group Classes

""We took the dog to dog reactivity class and loved it. Surly was able to get nose to nose with a friend with no excited or aggressive reactions. We just LOVED our experience with you.""

Katie W

Group Classes

""My trainer is a rock star, we love her! We had made the appt for one of our pups but she happily worked with both and helped us figure out what works for our exact situation (our 2 dogs, our space at home, etc.).""

Christiane B

In Home Training

""We got to practice new people coming into the house twice and each time he was better and better. I am so thankful to have had this session! He seems like a calmer puppy.""

Kaitlin B

In Home Training

""Your trainers are so helpful and so informative and we are already seeing improvements!""

Marnie J

In Home Training

""Great at managing all of our family personalities and also read our dog perfectly. Would recommend you.""

Jill A

In Home Training

""This class has a great approach to teaching. I saw how they would accommodate each dog and owners, creating a personalized experience.""

Alisun A

Group Classes

""They made training fun and really gave us the tools on how to break down movements and approach training ANY trick.""

Elizabeth L

""My instructor is very positive and encouraging. I can get a little defeated at times and feel like I am not making much progress but she notices the little details and keep encouraging us to put in the work.""

Megan M

Group Classes

""Their acknowledgement and celebration of each dog’s milestones. It felt amazing when my trainer congratulated my dog on her bravery when entering the class—it’s such a little thing to most people/dogs, but for my puppy it was a huge step! My coach saw and shared in that""

Alycia A

Group Classes

""My instructor balanced demonstration and observation very well in a digital format.""

Anne C

Group Classes

""I can't imagine how hard it is to lead an online dog training class, but your staff manages to make it super effective, fun and natural.""

Amanda P

Group Classes

""Canine Coach has been AWESOME! I am really glad we joined.""

Kevin Z

Group Classes

""I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you so much for leading such a great class. Astrid has already made great strides, and I feel much more confident with my ability to handle her in situations with other dogs. I feel like I learned so much and I just truly appreciate everything you did for us.""

Tia and Astrid

In Home Training

""Barry is having a wonderful time. He is so excited to go in the morning and doesn’t want to leave when I pick him up. All the staff are warm and welcoming. I am so pleased he is loving it so much! Thank you!""

Lizzy D

Boot Camp

""Our private trainer was very professional, gave me some great training tips, encouragement, left us feeling empowered.""

Leigh F

In Home Training

""Canine Coach has exceeded my expectations with the Fit Dog Program. It's such a good fit for Ox. Please extend my appreciation to Lucie and the staff.""

Angie K

FIT Dogs

""Honestly, I don't know what we would do without you guys. Not only has all of the training that we've done from bootcamps, to group training been so beneficial to first time dog owners (especially of a reactive puppy), but we absolutely adore FitDogs. Howie loves it. We can tell that the trainers care about him a lot and they go above and beyond all the time. FitDogs is more expensive than other "just let the dogs run around like crazy all day" daycares, but we find it to be incredibly worth the extra cost. Howie can be a reactive dog at times and so those traditional daycares just do not work for him at all. We just adore you all and so does Howie""

Janell S

FIT DogsBoot CampGroup Classes

""I LOVE Lucie! I sign Buck up for Fit Dog once a month. It is incredible how this program and your amazing staff members have built Buck's confidence. One of the highlights of my day is seeing Lucie at afternoon pick up. Her excitement of Buck's progress really shows how much she cares and how much she loves her job.""

Mary B.

FIT DogsLucie B

""His experience in Fit Dogs has helped him improve his self confidence. Thanks Again""

Carmen

""Otis is on week 7 of FIT dogs and we love it. I've told so many people about it... I hope a few of them become customers!""

Meagan M

FIT Dogs

""Chipper attended his first fit dogs day today and by all accounts he had a great time. We absolutely want to bring him back! Thank you for giving him an amazing day! Hearing about all he did makes me so happy!""

Angela T.

FIT Dogs

""Love fit dogs and so does the doggo. The trainers are always friendly and accommodating""

Vanessa C.

FIT Dogs

""My name is Amber and I have signed up for a few of your classes, but I’m writing about a dog to dog reactivity class I took in January 2020. We were prompted to take the class after our dog, Ari, attacked my sister’s dog when he came to our house. We learned so much from our trainer on how to control the space around Ari, reward his good social behavior, and how to handle things when Ari reacted. We’ve practiced these through the last year and a half and today we were able to safely introduce Ari to my sister’s dog, the same dog he attacked. We used a lot of the trainer’s tactics and a few hours later they were PLAYING together safely. I can’t stress enough how much the dog reactivity class helped us. We now know what to expect in stressful situations and how to control it. We also learned that we aren’t alone in this situation and what to expect for Ari’s boundaries. I’m amazed at how much our situation has improved and I’m so grateful for everything we learned. ""

Amber S

Group Classes

""I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the great Obedience I class. You are a great teacher, very accommodating and understanding of each person and their dogs' unique situation and personality, and made everyone feel special and understood. We had a great group of people and dogs and I saw improvement in each and every one of them. I really felt a camraderie within the group and that was so nice to see and experience. Maverick and I had taken a puppy manners class (Not Canine Coach) prior to the Obedience I class with Canine Coach and I wish I could have done things differently. I felt almost defeated after each puppy manners class, that I had a maniac dog on my hands and that he would never mellow and behave and that I would experience a total uphill battle with him. In contrast, I was happy and positive after the Canine Coach classes, excited to work with Maverick and then to see the improvement in him after 6 weeks was just icing on the cake! Thank you again, and Maverick and I will see you in January!""

Karen H. & Maverick

Group Classes

""Thank you so much! Your company has been so great to work with both in taking multiple classes and with this rescheduling. You have our business for life!""

Jim C.

Group Classes

""Amazing trainers! They really helped me and my dog. We love going to classes. We also enjoy private lessons. They always have great ideas and helpful tips to train your dog, no matter what your situation is.""

Lindsey S.

Group ClassesIn Home Training

""Wish I would have taken my dogs to Canine Coach years ago. Have done one class with each of my dogs and plan to continue doing more in the future.""

Matt C

Group Classes

""Erin was positive and encouraging in straightforward explanations of tasks/method. I've already recommended Canine Coach to several of my neighbors.""

Andy L

Erin O

""I love the personalized attention they give my dog. She loves! going there. She sleeps exhausted after a day there.""

Sally R

FIT Dogs

""That says a lot since Boomer loves everyone and everything at FIT except having to leave at the end of the day.""

Joan V

FIT Dogs

""You and your staff are extremely awesome!""

Yvette P & Oliver

FIT DogsGeneral

""I have recommended your classes and Fit Dog program to multiple dog owners. We've been so pleased with the training and the care given to Olive over the years. You really are a class act!""

Tracy T

FIT DogsGroup Classes

""We brought our 3 year old cream Golden (whose energy has always been unlimited), and our 7 month old newf (who is not a ball of fire) to Fitdogs. What a GREAT place! Highly recommend it to others. Both dogs were happy and exhausted the entire next day! Trainers were on hand to explain what activities each dog did! The cream golden actually did dog yoga--I couldn't believe it! If you have active dogs, or just want to expose your dog to lots of new experiences, this program gets five stars. It's also the only dog facility I've ever been to where nobody was barking when we picked up or dropped off. Their energy must be really positive and calming!""

Dawn M

FIT Dogs

""She was very kind and explained the training technique thoroughly. She was great!""

Paige B

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""Caitlin does a great job of correcting things we as owners struggled with, without making you feel like you were doing something wrong - just giving a different way to handle something if you weren’t having success. She’s a great teacher!""

Christina B

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""She had great energy, was excited and happy to be there and help and gave real life tools and scenarios""

Katie L

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""I thought Caitlin did a great job of helping owners know when it was the right time to keep trying on a particular obstacle, and when it would be better for the dog to move on to something they can build their confidence back up with. You can tell she is always looking out for the dogs' best interests.""

Cally S

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""Tessa always encouraged me by pointing out Canelo’s progress. This helped me stay confident that I am able to learn how to take care of Canelo. She is amazing.""

Terry B

Tessa AGroup Classes

""[She] Paid attention to the behaviors of all dogs in class. Made people feel comfortable, not judged""

Lindsay B

Tessa AGroup Classes

""Yes, [Leash Walking class] was effective. After the first class our dog was a pleasure to walk with on a leash.""

Devin O

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""I loved Sadie's energy and enthusiasm.""

Tim J

Sadie MGroup Classes

""She has a laid back way of getting dogs to do what we are training. Very easy going""

Shannon W

Courtney GGroup Classes

""Courtney was awesome and so helpful.""

Jessica P

Group ClassesCourtney G

""Very go with the flow...positive despite the crazy dogs!""

Erin B

Sami BGroup Classes

""Real life stories as a dog owner - what works for her and what doesn't. Really good, practical advice. Great energy.""

AnnH

Sami BGroup Classes

""Sadie is amazing and deserves so much praise and thanks. We’ve been so grateful for her insight and support throughout the pandemic.""

Allison F

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Hi Sadie, This is Nikki and Collin (Ryder's "parents"). We wanted to share something with you :) Prior to training, we tried bringing Ryder to Petsmart only two times. To say each time was sensory-overload would be an understatement. That was in November. Today, we decided to bring him to Petsmart again. This time it was busier and the store was much larger. Here is where you come in: Ryder did not jump on anyone even when they came to pet him. He did not growl or become aggressive while interacting with any dogs. While waiting in line, he sat on command and "stayed" when asked. The man behind us even said "wow, nice job." We were even shocked. Lastly, when he started to get a little antsy and whiny, you're all too familiar with how this looks and sounds, I said "Ryder watch me," and you guessed it, he sat and watched me! WOOHOO! haha we felt like proud little parents and walked out of Petsmart in shock. We sincerely thank you for your patience and support during training and wanted to tell you how much we appreciated you.""

Nikki, Collin, & Ryder

Sadie MGeneral

""We took ours to a dog to dog aggression class with Lauren. She was very knowledgeable and patient. I felt so much more in control after the classes!""

Cara H

Lauren CGroup Classes

""We've taken 3 classes with canine coach (none for reactivity, however) and have seen great improvement with both of our dogs. We did level 1.5 obedience with Lauren and she is fantastic. I was really having a tough time getting one of our dogs to engage (one of the reasons we took level 1.5) and she had some awesome tips to build that relationship. We saw the biggest improvement after that class.""

Christina B

Lauren CGroup Classes

""Brandon was great, you could really tell he spent time with Rory and knew her personality.""

Christina R

Brandon HBoot Camp

""He was patient with both me and Charlie. He put a positive spin on things and was very compassionate towards Charlie.""

Libby K

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Brandon was amazing with lily. He took notice that she was a little sensitive but also needed a push. I think lily gained a lot more confidence with him. We are so grateful.""

Arin F

Brandon HBoot Camp

""He was wonderful. Today was the first day Clementine did not attend as boot camp was over and she was not happy that we did not go to see Brandon and friends.""

Tracy R

Brandon HBoot Camp

""He was knowledgeable and approachable. No question seemed to small or silly. He was prepared with great examples for all of our "what about this" questions. Plus, we could tell how much he liked Blue!""

Keri B

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Everything that he taught Sophie was doable for her to learn and for us to continue on with the training at home.""

Laura H

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Alfie loved going to boot camp everyday and working with Brandon! He learned so much, and I really appreciate how Brandon took the time to answer all of my questions and provide me with suggestions. We just moved into a new place, and Brandon and the Boot Camp Team definitely helped make the transition easier. Thank you!""

Meghan G

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Hi Sadie, Thank you for your training classes that have helped so much to advance Callen to a point that he can participate in a regular group training class. Ii was so pleased with him in last night’s [Level II Obedience] class. Thank you for your patience with my poor handling skills. You have no idea how happy I was after leaving class last night. I recommend you and Canine Coach to everyone. Hope you have a great day!""

Jane and Callan

Sadie MGroup Classes

""I would like you to know that this leash walking class is a game changer for me! Lauren helped and explained everything so clearly and it all makes perfect sense! I would like her to know that I really appreciate all her help and advice!! Thank you!""

Barb S and Shadow

Lauren CGroup Classes

""Courtney was so great with not only giving us tips for training, but also understanding Bozley (in particular). I'll 100% be bringing her back to focus on the puppy. [She] was so helpful and calm at our house with our dogs. She had 0 judgement and it made me feel so comfortable being honest with her about our issues.""

Amanda A

Courtney GGroup Classes

""Brandon has done a good job teaching me what I need to practice with Finn at home, and he has clearly taught Finn a lot during Finn's time at the training facility.""

Allyn Z

Brandon HBoot Camp

""[Kirsten was] easy going & took the time to explain everything in 'common' people terms. Her note cards she did every week are very handy & awesome! Able to see that Kirsten truly enjoys her work & enjoys what she does!""

Ryan

Boot CampKirsten I

""[Kirsten’s] personalization is what Heidi needed.""

Amy

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Kirsten was easygoing and accommodating with us humans. Mipha learned well from her in such a positive environment.""

Shannon

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""[Kirsten’s] so nice and understanding! She was awesome with Stella!""

Lauren

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Mac had zero skills and hadn't even worn a collar/leash prior to starting puppy training. We tried some basic training on our own, but were not getting anywhere with it. Kirsten was incredibly patient with our high energy pup, and really got him to respond to her through positive reinforcement. I appreciate how she showed us what he learned and helped us practice before we left. We are amazed how far he came in the two week period and very appreciative all of Kirsten's work!""

Angela

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Kirsten was so knowledgeable and it was clear that Fozzie loved and respected her. I really appreciated the note cards she gave out. They were handy to keep around the house, rather than having to pull up a GoogleDoc to refresh ourselves on the training exercises.""

Emily

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""We loved Kirsten. She was approachable, offered great suggestions and responses to our questions and was well paired with Pavlov.""

Meghan

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Thank you so much yet again Jess! You have been seriously awesome, really appreciate your help with everything.""

Paige P

Jess LBoot Camp

""Hi Lauren, The class was great! Exactly what I was looking for. The drop in format makes it so convenient and Izzy seems to learn so much from just being in a classroom setting! Thank you.""

Marta

Lauren CGroup Classes

""Hi Annette, I wanted to let you know that Remi did very well at Christmas with our guests. We did as you suggested and had her stay upstairs until everyone was settled in the living room and then brought her down and had our guests give her treats. Her body language was fearful but she slowly warmed up to everyone and did well the remainder of the evening staying in the same room as the guests. She did not bark or growl as she had done at Thanksgiving. Thanks again for all your help. I am very grateful. Best wishes for a happy new year!""

Juli K

Annette SGeneral

""Good morning Annette, Thank you for helping us with Zora. We were happy that several things that we had started were moving in the right direction. Your suggestions, house training info and support were appreciated. We are positive that it will get better.""

John and Linda K

Annette SGeneral

""We had a great experience with both the in-home training and the class. Our trainer, Sadie, was excellent! She was extremely knowledgeable, explained clearly what she was doing and what we could work on after she left, and had our dog taking treats from her hand by the end of the session at our home (this was huge). I also loved that the prices are clearly communicated on their website and there were no hidden or extra charges or any pressure at all to purchase more training/services. In fact, if anything, our trainer reassured us that we could continue the work she started with us on our own. The class we took through Canine Coach was also really helpful at teaching us what we can do so our dog knows we're in control and thus doesn't have to react. They had small class sizes and a nice facility (St. Louis Park location). Of course we still have work to do to implement what we learned consistently, but we have seen great improvement. Sadie had mentioned we could email her anytime we had questions and she was very prompt and helpful responding to emails both in helping us select the right group class for us and in finding boarding for our reactive dog (email communication was no extra charge). We look forward to taking more classes through Canine Coach and highly recommend them!""

Cristina L

Sadie MIn Home TrainingGroup Class

""I am writing to thank Lauren for all of the information and help she provided. Her expertise was invaluable in helping us determine whether we would be able to commit ourselves to a lifetime with a rescued dog - the outcome is a sad one, but we believe the right one. Without her clear-eyed evaluation and sensitive explanations for his behavior, we would not have felt as confident in our decision as we do. She spoke from her own experience and was sensitive and patient as we wrestled with conflicting emotions. When/if we are ready to try again with another dog, we will ask for Coach Lauren -- and will highly recommend Canine Coach to others in need of in-home training. Thank you so much""

Rebecca & David S

Lauren CIn Home Training

""Hey, Sadie. It's been awhile since you have been to our house to work with Charlie, so I thought I would send you an update. 1) The "in your bed" is fantastic! He will follow that command regardless of what is going on. He can be barking at people/dogs through the window and he will follow the command. We do still have to get up and at least make a move toward his bed, but we are fine with that. He follows the "stay" command once in the bed. The longest he has stayed was 20 minutes! 2) It took about 2 months but we were able to use the doggie diapers to train Charlie to be out at night without accidents! Oh, did people laugh at that training, but it worked. We waited until we had 3 weeks of no accidents in the diaper before we tried it without he diaper. We also have a daily alarm to take-up his water dish at 8PM every day. He has been "diaper free" for 3-4 weeks now with no accidents. I think he is finally comfortable with the new routine. 3) We are starting the door bell training this coming weekend. We wanted to focus on one thing at a time and the door bell training could wait. Since all of our other training with you has gone well we are sure this one will too. 4) All of the previous training is going well. He has to sit for just about everything, "leave it/come" works when he is barking outside or just needs to come in, AND he doesn't hide in the mornings anymore!! We almost never have to use the teather in the morning before we gate him. Most of the time we find him sitting in his bed as if he is waiting for us to put the gates up. We do use "in your bed" from time to time when we are leaving the house, but not often. We just can't thank you enough! Training is a ton of work but it works!! We are lucky to have found you.""

Erin G

In Home TrainingSadie M

""We couldn’t be more pleased with our entire experience with Boot Camp so far! Brandon is knowledgeable, professional, and approachable, our pup is well cared for and clearly learning, the facility is clean and well maintained, and each interaction we have with anyone is positive, informative, and helpful! We also really appreciate meeting with Brandon on Monday/Friday! So helpful and informative! And I love the homework/worksheet email we received at the end of the week last week! Thanks for everything you all are doing!""

Kana S

Brandon HBoot Camp

""I felt Coach Sadie was genuinely interested in Koa and his success not only with Boot Camp behaviors but also his current struggles with nail trim and unexpected jumping/ impulse control. She understood his desire to tug and helped me understand it better. She was kind and compassionate throughout the visit......and she was following up from long ago visit from Coach Courtney, who was also excellent with Koa. Both of these coaches following up in home from coach Brandon's fabulous work with Koa at Boot Camp. As I prepared for this recent visit with Coach Sadie I was surprised and pleased to realize the Koa has nearly achieved all the Boot Camp end goals......which in February at the first home visit I was not sure some of these would be achievable. I cannot tell you how happy I am especially with the current state of leash walking. It's amazing. Koa gets compliments from the neighbors and I feel confident I will be able to continue walking him through two months of recovery from ankle surgery with a walking cast followed by a boot. I'm also confident that while I'm stuck with crutches for two weeks immediately following surgery that Koa will walk nicely with the neighbors who have offered to help, In January I was despairing of teaching Koa to walk nicely on leash. Thanks to Boot Camp, Koa is truly a pleasure to live with. I feel truly fortunate that Koa had the opportunity to be in Boot Camp when he was, before COVID19 and for your kindness and compassion rescheduling his second follow up appointment so many times without complaint. Because of COVID, Koa and I might not have managed to train through level 2 and honestly Boot Camp did exactly what was advertised.....Koa was trained faster and better than had I done it in classes (as I did train my previous rescue dogs). Yes I've worked a loT with .koa following up at home, but the foundation came from Coach Brandon and the at home support was truly helpful to us. Thank you again. We hope to be back eventually and learn to be a Canine Good citizen when that becomes possible.""

Barbara R

In Home TrainingSadie M

""He loved your class and keeps looking at the door wondering when we are going to go. Thank you for being an amazing teacher, you are awesome!! A few of friends have actually signed up for the same class after the holidays. If you ever have another class for Chewie please let me know!!! Thank you again,""

Ashley, Chewie, Yoda H

Group ClassesLauren C

""Jess is great at teaching me how to build upon the amazing training she gave to my dog!""

Helen L

Jess LBoot Camp

""Jess was very positive and certainly picked up on Samantha's joyful nature. Jess had good practical suggestions for working with Samantha.""

Jotham B

Jess LBoot Camp

""Jess is wonderful! She's very patient and clearly explains everything she's doing.""

Christian C

Jess LBoot Camp

""Boot camp is going well! I'm amazed by the progress Murphy has made with Brandon so far and how some of the skills are showing up at home. Murphy can be fearful at first, like on the first day, but has quickly come to enjoy going. I appreciate Brandon's calmness with Murphy and the explanation/demos of the exercises have been easy to understand so far. Some of the skills he is learning have also been a helpful complement with a recent in-home training session with Lauren, which was also very helpful. I wish I would have done Camp sooner, but no time like the present. He's got some more work to do, but I'm feeling more confident in what he is capable of. Thanks for the support!""

Katie S

Boot CampBrandon HLauren C

""Thank you! I have been so happy and impressed with Rebels progress during boot camp so far. Jess has been fantastic, and I feel like I have the support and tools I need to work with Rebel at home. You guys are great!""

Katie S

Boot CampJess L

""Thanks so much for checking in. It seems like Boot Camp is really helping Heidi and we are really enjoying all the training from Kirsten. We are seeing a real difference in Heidi's behavior.""

Amy T

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Hello Annette! I just wanted to write to thank you for everything. Joey and I have been attending classes of some form or another since last November. You have been our trainer for most of our classes- and you are fabulous! You have always been there for Joey and I and have always been beyond helpful with your training advice. You are a very gifted do g trainer and Joey and I are so fortunate to have met you and attended some of your classes. Likely we will take level 2 obedience again sometime and hopefully one day advanced obedience. It all takes time and continued practice! So, I just wanted to write and thank you for everything!! Thanks again,""

Mary and Joey

Group ClassesAnnette S

""Sadie came on Thursday last week and helped with Ginger. I'm really happy with her training and the results are great so far. Thanks""

Bill K

In Home TrainingSadie M

""Hey Courtney, I wanted to say thank you for the class! We really appreciated it and love your heart to help others have well-behaved dogs :)""

Shannon M

Group ClassesCourtney G

""Lauren was a miracle worker in getting both Daisy and Wiley to heel perfectly on walks within an hour. It's like she waved a magical want. Today we worked on decreasing Wiley's anxiety in the car and increasing Daisy's recall ability. I have no doubt they'll be stars in those new skills soon as well.""

Lee R

Lauren CGroup Classes

""I wanted to check in a couple days post our class. The results have simply been amazing for Toby! He no longer pulls on the leash for our walks and is so correctable with only a few reminders each walk. I was so shocked. He used to pull so badly and we tried lots of things to correct it but after one quick session with you the habit is gone. The walks are so much more enjoyable without him pulling my arm the whole way. He's remembering from day to day as well with little correction. Perhaps that is why Toby decided to check out mid-class on Sunday and just lay there on the floor. He was probably thinking, okay mom I got this and don't need to practice anymore :-) Thanks so much, I am looking forward to the 2 remaining classes.""

Sarah G

Group ClassesBrittany P

""Emily fulfilled my very high expectations. They were so high as Emily had set a really high bar during initial 2 week training. I judge success by my improved confidence in training and interacting with Jenius and by his improved response to me. Emily answered academic questions with literature support pertaining to self image and awareness of dogs. She sent me her researched answers. There was also plenty of time spent answering practical questions. I liked being taught by: first telling me what I was going to do; then watching Emily perform tasks and then trying to emulate Emily - as I observed. Jenius improved daily in the first 2 week session and again during this course. I loved watching her interact with Jenius. Emily is a major asset to Canine Coach. I and I am sure Jenius is looking forward- but not yanking me forward to the 4 week training in obedience.""

Allan S

Emily DBoot Camp

""Clarissa was fantastic and so supportive of both King and us as we have navigated a very hyper, high-energy pup who gets bored easily and wants attention ALL THE TIME - leaving us tired, and struggling to keep up with basic housework like folding laundry (and also work-from-home). She gave us clear tools and practical advice to ensure we could continue practicing the same methods in the weeks to come. We are so pleased by how quickly King has responded to some of the commands we’ve been practicing, and this gives us confidence in reinforcing good behavior and setting boundaries.""

Maja I

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""We did a follow up with Clarissa after doing boot camp. Both women really helped us decide our dog’s behavior. Mac liked both of them too, which helps a lot. Having [boot camp] solidify the training at Canine Coach, and then having Clarissa actually see some of the problem behaviors that we deal with in our home was invaluable. Since the follow up we have implemented the strategies we learned from Clarissa and they WORK. We thought we would have to give up on leaving it completely but she showed us new ways to entice Mac into listening that have changed our lives. Cannot recommend Clarissa enough.""

Lacy S

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""I have a highly intelligent Portuguese water dog with a strong work drive. He is quite the challenge to keep mentally stimulated! I have taken classes with him at several different facilities/companies and my favorite trainers have all been at The Canine Coach in Saint Paul. They are very intuitive and pay close attention. They always use positive reinforcement, marking behavior techniques and are highly effective! For someone with a very demanding, high maintenance breed, I REALLY appreciate that! My daughter has also used The Canine Coach for her pitbull mix and has nothing but good things to say about all of her training experiences with them. I would go out of my way to use them for my training needs in the future.""

Michelle H

Group ClassesSadie MTami ACourtney G

""I am delighted and very impressed with the progress that Jenius has made under the excellent direction of Emily. We ( Jenius and I) are able to communicate much better. I am amazed at the progress he makes each day and certainly at the end of the week. He is probably amazed at my improved abilities to give him direction and meaningful acknowledgement and rewards. The technique of safe-hold has enabled me to calm him down very successfully. I look forward to the next week of puppy training and thereafter big doggy obedience training in the future. Thank you.""

Allan

Emily DBoot Camp

""Plenty of fun and plenty of learning. There was a nice mix of both and it really made class enjoyable and fun to learn. One thing specifically: two dogs started barking at each other in class and she said something so simple, like 'all dogs bark' - which I think helped everyone feel comfortable. I have a big dog and when he barks people are scared so in my mind it helped break a stereotype that when dogs bark they are being aggressive.""

Kealani C

Courtney GGroup Classes

""Hey Miranda, I just wanted to say thank you so much! Sansa went on her morning walk and she rocked it! We passed multiple dogs and people. She did get excited here and there but her reaction was significantly reduced. She was more controlled and easier to handle. We even passed her best friend and a different dog that gets her more excited and she was so we'll behaved I was shocked! Thank you so much to you and your assistant! This has been amazing! Thank you again for all you have done! Sansa was like a different dog! Thank you and can't wait for our next class""

Lauren B

Miranda MGroup Classes

""I wanted to send a message for Brandon’s boss to say what a terrific job he did/does with Barney. I know that my boot camp training sessions ended on Friday but I had a follow up question about a new bed so I emailed him and he was kind enough to return my call. Not only that, but I was feeling a little discouraged because we had a bit of a set back in one area over the weekend which I relayed to him. Brandon’s comments were just what I needed to hear - he told me not to be discouraged, that Barney was progressing fine, and then gave me some suggestions to try the next time that kind of situation occurs. Even though I thanked him profusely for his time/expertise, I still wanted to convey to the rest of the staff how he went the extra mile for me and it is much appreciated!""

Dan S

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Alyssa and the whole team provided such an overwhelmingly positive experience for both Teddy and his family. Alyssa was approachable, friendly, very skilled in her training method and overall, did a FANTASTIC job with Teddy. I can say that he is a much better listener and has greatly improved his manners at home and on walks. I tell people it was like fell in love with Alyssa at first treat and was all in for the duration of the 4 weeks. Really - he couldn't wait to leave for school every morning. We were so impressed that we are bringing Teddy back to her for the Advanced Off Leash Recall Boot Camp in July.""

Michele F

Boot CampAlyssa M

""I think based on how I introduced my dog's history (Super reactive to literally everything, I could not attend other classes) and we have a somewhat customized cue system for basic obedience and walking and there was a really good and quick understanding of that. I really appreciate it. I was at a different class in another place and it was hard because the trainer wanted us to learn his way and it was learning his way and dealing with reactivity and it was too much.""

Valerie O

Courtney GGroup Classes

""First off, thank you soooo much! Lana is doing so much better than we could have imagined! Hardly anymore counter surfing, being respectful when people walk inside, waiting to meet other dogs instead of losing her mind, and WALKING LIKE A PRO on her gentle leader! I honestly didn’t see that happening but she’s doing it! We have been doing lots of enrichment activities and I feel like the house hold is so much calmer- it’s amazing. We’ve always known that she likes to learn and is easy to teach tricks to but we kinda thought we would just have to wait a few years for her to chill out and learn to be respectful. But she is doing amazing! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thanks""

Ro M.

Sadie MIn Home Training

""I have been extremely impressed with CC's customer service. Lauren went above and beyond to read my feedback of my initial session (not with Lauren) that I was not fully satisfied with. Lauren emailed me the day after my survey was submitted and offered to meet with me herself for a follow up session. After one session with Lauren I was extremely satisfied with the coaching she provided; so much so I have scheduled three follow up sessions and will continue to do so!""

Hanna J

Lauren CIn Home Training

""Kerry was very knowledgeable and she was very approachable! She did a great job working with Apollo and I!""

Anita N

Kerry KGroup Classes

""She was very clear, positive, and most of all did not judge my dog or me when we made mistakes.""

Amy G

Erin OGroup Classes

""She was able to take a rambunctious dog and demonstrate the techniques that seemed to be challenging to us. This increased our confidence in the ability to make use of the same technique with our own puppies.""

Brian V

Courtney GGroup Classes

""I'm writing to share how grateful for and impressed by Sadie we are. We came back to Canine Coach when we learned she was teaching classes again. And this time around she has gone above and beyond in our puppy socialization class. Most recently, I reached out to her to ask her opinion about our puppy and acclimating him to his upcoming CC Boot Camp after a stressful experience. Sadie's knowledge, commitment to service and to dogs and their humans, kindness, professionalism, and dedication are so impressive, and we truly appreciate her.""

Laura L

Sadie MGroup Classes

""I’ve had a lot of experience with dog trainers over the last dozen years or so. I would estimate that I have seen eight or nine. Sadie is among the best of them. She’s a good listener and reads my dog well. She is knowledgeable, is on time and is patient.""

Jon S

Sadie MIn Home Training

""I went thinking it would not be what I wanted or needed but I paid for it and was going. I wanted to go to a park to walk but the weather wasn't great. Turned out to be a great lesson. I had worked with Erin in human to dog class so she knew my dog's behavior. I had the bits and pieces of how to help my dog but wasn't putting them together quite right. This cleared things up for both me and the dog. Forever grateful.""

Susan S

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin was fantastic. Absolutely worth the money and time. From the initial call to the good bye, we had such a positive experience. So thankful for their time and their guidance.""

Rachel F

Erin OIn Home Training

""I appreciate Erin so much! That hour we spent working together was such a valuable time. I'm really looking forward to my follow up appointment.""

Christa E

Erin OIn Home Training

""Courtney was great. Very understanding and knowledgeable. We have been implementing her advice, with good results so far.""

Mike M

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Seriously I couldn't love the program more. Y'all are amazing""

Ashley S

Elsa EBoot Camp

""Thank you to Alaina and the awesome team over in WSP!!! Lydia had such a good time and has so many useful new tricks and skills.""

Steph A

Alaina ABoot Camp

""Max loves going to class, he is always so happy when we turn into the parking lot each morning. Alaina is awesome with Max! Last year our dog, Molly, attended the same training (in Northeast Mpls) and she also loved it! Thank you all so much for all you do!""

The Pearson's

Alaina ABoot Camp

""She has a real “meet you where you are” attitude, and it always made me feel relaxed and successful. I’d take any class with her. I have been sharing what she told us with all of my dog friends!""

Emilie S

Sarah CGroup Classes

""Just really great at her job! Knowledgeable, fun, good with dogs.""

Susan P

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""She was always willing to have fun and helped you and your pet where they were at in their training""

Vanessa H

Sadie MGroup Classes

""She helped level set a positive approach to work with Ruby and get solid results. I look forward to our next visit.""

Dawn B

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""Clarissa was great! She was personable and cared about helping to improve our dog's behavior. I would highly recommend her to others.""

Molly B

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""Erin had spent four sessions working with us to ease Ollie's anxiety and solicit good behavior. She's been awesome helping us make good progress.""

Pete M

Erin OIn Home Training

""Courtney was just so great with my anxious girl. By the end of the session my girl was giving Courtney kisses and trying to hug her.""

Morgan B

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Courtney was wonderful; knowledgeable, relaxed, and provided concrete advice that we’re already using to great effect.""

Amanda K

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Courtney was wonderful! Informative, patient, and open to questions and concerns. Our dog Rosie was anxious in the beginning and Courtney did a fantastic job of getting her to feel comfortable and willing to participate in the training. A big paw up for Courtney!""

Mary H

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Emily did a fantastic job with both me and Brinkley. I really appreciated that she took the time to understand my goals for Brinkley and what challenges I was having to help me troubleshoot them. She was not only a great teacher for Brinkley but was a wonderful caretaker as well.""

Kristen M

Boot CampEmily D

""Emily was so personable and responsive, it was great. We felt like no question was a dumb question.""

Jennifer B

Emily DBoot Camp

""She was super friendly and also was so great at answering our questions as new dog owners""

Saba A

Elsa EBoot Camp

""She really seemed to enjoy working with Sonny and was super friendly and helpful""

Beckie S

Elsa EBoot Camp

""Very clear explanations and happy to answer questions. She had good ideas on how to use commands practiced during Bootcamp to modify behaviors at home""

Kyra D

Alyssa MBoot Camp

""Very kind and patient through all our questions. Leo clearly loved her and listened to her. She seemed unflappable - even with Leo's extremely high energy.""

Maria F

Alyssa MBoot Camp

""very impressed with Clarissa. She read our dog really well and gave us good guidelines to use moving forward""

Laury H

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""Sadie has always been an exceptional trainer. She is meticulous, informative, communicative, personable and extremely knowledgeable. We would recommend her unreservedly and will use her in the future.""

Judge Y

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Erin was fantastic and I am so grateful for her time and wisdom. I will be scheduling a follow up session with her soon.""

Abby M

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin was amazing! I feel way more confident in training our dog Ruth after our session. She is so knowledgeable and awesome!""

Sarah F

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin has been with Ollie three times over a time span of 3 months. Erin noticed a difference in Ollie and that has given us confidence in working with and loving Ollie in a manner that Ollie and his family can understand. Couldn't have gotten to this point without her guidance!""

Laura M

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin is a true professional. Really supportive and understanding of our dog's behavior issues. So glad we have found a resource to help us with our relationship with Teddy. Would recommend her to ANYONE that needs some assistance.""

Michele F

Erin OIn Home Training

""Courtney helped us understand how to work with our dog to address resource guarding. We feel more confident that this behavior can be improved and managed now that we have a plan.""

Ryan B

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Courtney is amazing - we will definitely request her again if we need another training session!""

Sharon S

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Sadie was a lifesaver, her advice and expertise was invaluable in helping us with Porkchop. After the meeting she also sent training handouts that have been helpful along with being available to answer some follow up questions we had after the visit. Would highly recommend Sadie and The Canine Coach to others!""

Barbara B

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Outstanding as always!""

Kim H

Courtney GIn Home Training

""She was uplifting and her training techniques were relatable and realistic""

Anthony A

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""She was so friendly, encouraging, and welcoming! She made everyone feel like they fit in.""

Jessika K

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""Caitlin seemed to have good experience and instincts about the puppies and group dynamics. It was great that she split the puppies into large vs small breeds for playtime-this put the owners more at ease.""

Kyra S

Group ClassesCaitlin A

""I thought she was down to earth, funny and good at relating dog behavior to human behavior.""

Cheryl A

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""She was just really good all around.""

Mikey M

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""She was able to really give good individualized ideas and suggestions despite it being a group and you could tell she really cared about the dogs.""

Risa L

Miranda MGroup Classes

""She was confident but nice and descriptive. Able to get any and all dogs to listen to her.""

Tracy S

Miranda MGroup Classes

""Kerry kept things moving - little dead space, and even when my doggie was not "performing" she was training on being patient.""

Al G

Kerry KGroup Classes

""Initially it surprised me, but I liked that leash walking was more "because I said so" than about using treats to motivate. Having this sort of good cop/bad cop element to training my dog has helped me communicate better with her!""

Katherine G

Sarah CGroup Classes

""[She] Went above and beyond with helping us when I was having difficulty with training. [Her] Positive attitude and way of helping reframe problem behavior in a way that made it feel less frustrating.""

Mike M

Tessa AGroup Classes

""She always had a real life example to share about when we could use each part of the training. I really enjoyed it because it helped me understand why we were doing something and when we could use it outside of class to help manage our dogs.""

Cassandra K

Sadie MGroup Classes

""I loved her practical applications of training techniques. Understanding how a particular commend is useful, and how my dog understands commands and connections, really helped me be a better trainer at home.""

Dee K

Sadie MGroup Classes

""Sadie really seems to enjoy dogs and the process of training them. That comes through.""

Stacy N

Sadie MGroup Classes

""She was so encouraging and made sure each dog and human was having a blast!""

Rachel D

Tessa AGroup Classes

""I really appreciated that every time we practiced a skill, she would be sure to go over beginner, intermediate, and advanced practices, because in the perfect world we would all have time to practice and have skills perfected, but that's not always possible. Just helped to solidify her ideal to have a dog succeed at a command the first time, every time!""

Kaitlin B

Tami AGroup Classes

""Tami kept us laughing and never made you feel judged or poorly if your dog didn’t get a behavior quite right.""

Emily K

Tami AGroup Classes

""She was engaging, patient and positive""

Caroline W

Sarah CGroup Classes

""Sarah makes the whole space feel non-judgemental. When you’re nervous about your dog’s behavior or upset that something doesn’t work, Sarah has this ability to put your feet back on the earth and gain perspective.""

Amie K

Sarah CGroup Classes

""Friendly, firm, and kept it light with humor.""

Jay M

Kerry KGroup Classes

""We have enjoyed it so much and learned a lot! She is an excellent teacher and we feel empowered to have better control over him and help him live his best dog life! Thank you so much!""

Betsy V

Courtney GGroup Classes

""Amazing, patient trainers! Great classes and boot camp!""

Dana P

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""He genuinely likes what he does and it is visible in his training.""

Sonya B

Brandon HBoot Camp

""He answered all of our questions and really seemed to get to know Murphy. Murphy could hardly wait to arrive every morning.""

Renee F

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Yes, she was very patient with both Paisely and myself. Coach Alyssa was thorough and detailed when explaining the training of the methods.""

Megan T

Alyssa MBoot Camp

""She seems to really be able to connect with Poppy in a firm but gentle way, poppy really seems to respect her trainer.""

Melissa V

Alyssa MBoot Camp

""She was consistent yet loving with Izze. She made it enjoyable for Izze.""

Jen R

Alaina ABoot Camp

""Her communication and understanding what our dog needs and learning skills surpassed our expectations of this course. She developed a relationship with Nia that I know was crucial to her obedience training. We have so many tools now to continue these exercises which makes this a life long investment""

Lacey Z

Elsa EBoot Camp

""She was very sensitive to Lola's personality and found ways and cues that Lola responded to better than usual. Elsa was also available anytime I had a question, not just one on one times.She is an asset to your program.""

Carol T

Elsa EBoot Camp

""She really seemed to bond with Belle. She knew how Belle responded best to training. Belle couldn’t wait to go to school every morning.""

Marie S

Emily DBoot Camp

""Emily was great! She was great with Hattie and working with my daughter and myself to help us learn the skills she was working on with Hattie!""

Mandy P

Emily DBoot Camp

""You could tell she and Marshall had a bond which really impressed me. She treated him so well and the training paid off. She was great with him.""

Chris H

Emily DBoot Camp

""Emily seems to enjoy her job and showed how much she cared for my dog and his training. She was very responsive to our needs and wants for Scouts training. I really loved the emails with the tutorials on training.""

Kristine J

Emily DBoot Camp

""She was very thorough in explaining the commands. Maisie learned so much, it was perfect!""

Lisa B

Boot CampJess L

""She seemed to really bond with Drax - he loved her!""

Jessica C

Jess LBoot Camp

""This was perfect for Emma and she learned so much! It’s so fun practicing her training with her too! We can’t wait to come back for FIT camp!""

Saran I

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""My recent previous dogs have been large. Current dog is 9 lbs. Caitlin saw undesirable behaviors/actions that I missed because, with a small dog, everything seems pretty harmless to me. Caitlin pointed them out and explained how those actions, if allowed to persist, could evolve into undesirable traits.""

Betty G

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""I think Caitlin was very approachable and patient with my dog which was very helpful. My puppy was pretty apprehensive to come into the training facility and Caitlin did a good job of coaching me through how to handle that situation.""

Kristen C

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""I appreciated her clear instructions and how we would sprinkle in previously learned activities into new lessons. It made me really think about how I can use simple instructions learned in class to redirect bad behaviors at home. Such as chasing/tackling our child and mounting our elderly dog.""

Missy O

Miranda MGroup Classes

""I like the way she explained on like the first/second day about what kind of "pack leader" you want to be. How it is important to stay calm because if you had someone freaking out and yelling at you would you really want to go to them.. so why would your dog. It helped me learn to be a better leader for my dog and got results as well.""

Anna C

Group ClassesKerry K

""Tami was very skilled at dealing with sensitive or reactive dogs. She helped make the class tons of fun for our reactive Border Collie! We were so happy to have Tami as our trainer.""

Mike H

Tami AGroup Classes

""She was knowledgeable yet approachable. She reinforced the fun aspect as well as consistency. She provided a framework and encouraged me to think of life from my puppy's perspective. Something clicked with that approach.""

Emily J

Tessa AGroup Classes

""Lots of examples and explaining how dog’s brains learn things. It also felt judgement free if either my dog or myself wasn’t getting it as quick as others""

Kayla S

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""She was hands on. If she wanted to show us how to do something she would use our dog as example. Also, she pushed me more than I thought my dog could handle. My dog ended up doing ok and she showed me that.""

Amanda C

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""The positivity she brought to every class - all the dogs and owners were trying their best, and I think she recognized and appreciated that; making the dogs feel confident and accomplished as they learned.""

Jeremy S

Clarissa ZGroup Classes

""We really appreciate how thorough and helpful the coaches are. I asked what felt like hundreds of questions and Clarissa was very patient.""

Lacy S

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""Coach Clarissa was fantastic! We've had 2 training sessions with her and plan on having her back when our puppy is a little older to work on a few things!""

Julie J

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""At first I didn't understand the reasoning between the actions I should take and Jazzie's problem of being fearful of people. I understand it better now.""

Diane H

In Home TrainingSadie M

""Sadie is fantastic; she is kind and generous with her knowledge""

Chris S

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Erin was great. I would highly recommend her!""

April P

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin is THE. BEST. She's the REASON I keep coming back to Canine Coach!! She always has helpful tips and tricks and the way she describes things and gives context to situations is so helpful in not just changing a dog's behavior but understanding the why behind it. We will definitely be scheduling more one on ones with her and when we do group classes we always look for her name on the schedule:)""

Julie G

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin was wonderful. My family is new to dogs and she was extremely patient with what must have been some very basic questions. She was able to tailor the lessons and the plan to our needs and change as we went. She’s also just a very pleasant person!""

Mitch P

Erin OIn Home Training

""Courtney was great, we learned a lot and feel like she really made the most of her time with us. We went through multiple exercises and squeezed in even more than expected.""

Caitlin E

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Courtney is a gifted trainer - my wife and me both enjoy working with her.""

Rich I

Courtney GIn Home Training

""I have learned a ton from her! She had great suggestions for how to keep Remi busy on a frigid cold , ‘ weekend - that meant a lot.""

Kari A

Jess LBoot Camp

""My dog Maverick and I participated in her Level 1 Obedience Class the past 6 weeks on Sunday evening 6:00 – 7:00 PM. My dog was a very vocal and anxious dog and she was a blessing to have as the trainer. She helped me better understand how to help calm him down, she was patient with his needs and was always willing to provide tips and advice. I can’t thank her enough for her help and I do hope to continue to sign Maverick up for some more training in the future with Miranda""

Kelsey K

Miranda MGroup Classes

""We loved coach Alaina! She had a very positive way a training that Billy responded very well to.""

Britta C

Alaina ABoot Camp

""He was really great with Zeus and seemed to get to know him in one day! I was impressed the very first day with what he had trained Zeus to do""

Bridget B

Boot CampBrandon H

""I appreciated how flexible she was and how open she was to any questions we had. I always knew Louie was in good hands when he was with her. She took time to focus more on the tasks that were tougher for him and was open to our feedback as to what she should focus on each week""

Kelly B

Boot CampEmily D

""She was able to discover the key to training our very high energy dog & how to inspire him to adore the entire experience!!!!! We can’t thank Jess enough for giving us the framework to be able to enjoy the next ten years with our dog! She was wonderful.""

Jodi G

Jess LBoot Camp

""Jess was amazing--give her a promotion, pay raise, or both. Clone her and make more of her.""

Finn J

Jess LBoot Camp

""All I can honestly say is that my little Charlie girl gets SO excited when we arrive there. She adores everyone there. Your staff are just amazing. Warms my heart that she gets so excited to go! Thank you again for such a great experience.""

Robin H

Jess LBoot Camp

""She was amazing and would love to have her train every day!""

Jen S

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""Sadie was exceptional. She assured us that with firm and predictable boundaries, our puppy’s behavior would improve. I will say that we are honest shocked at the progress our puppy has made in less than a week. She doesn’t jump up when people come to the door. She completely understands and responds to the command “Back.” We are still working to master some of the other skills but we are beyond impressed with how trainable our dog truly is.""

Liz C

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Erin was just fantastic. Warm, friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable about dogs. She took the time to really understand my relationship with my dog, what I was hoping to achieve, and the steps to get me there.""

Sarah N

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin is an excellent trainer. She clearly understands dogs and their behavior and how owners can feed into that behavior. She is always professional, but shows a great deal of care and concern.""

Mary M

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin is a GREAT trainer. She has really helped us and given us many great ideas on how to deal with dog aggression. We would highly recommend her.""

Casey S

Erin OIn Home Training

""Erin is a miracle worker. Fun to be around, my dog loves her and we make great progress.""

Michelle S

Erin OIn Home Training

""Courtney was very kind and great with our dogs. We learned a lot in a short amount of time and feel that the session was absolutely worth it. Thank you!""

Kelanie M

Courtney GIn Home Training

""The strategy Courtney provided us for one of our biggest areas of concern has worked perfectly. I'm so happy and am excited for our next meeting. She was wonderful to work with. Her tips were actionable and really realistic for us. She set things up to replicate our experience as much as possible so we could get good practice in while she was present.""

LesLee B

Courtney GIn Home Training

""She provided feedback to help my individual dog’s needs/abilities. If the traditional way didn’t work, she was quick to pivot""

Christy T

Britt MGroup Classes

""Being able to adapt the class on the fly to what questions she was getting was impressive.""

Ryan B

Britt MGroup Classes

""We had so much time to practice with the equipment... no lines! Caitlin made sure we worked up to the teeter well, so I felt really accomplished. The game and course on the last day were my absolute favorite. So fun!""

Freesia C

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""Caitlin always made time to answer any questions and provide extra help if my pup wasn’t getting the exercise. They were patient and handled my puppy with calm care and attention even when he got frustrated.""

Margaret D

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""Sarah is so great--really skilled and expects a lot but also gives me confidence that I can do it, I and my dog just need practice.""

Nancy B

Sarah CGroup Classes

""Professional, calm, relaxed but firm approach when assisting myself and others when our puppies were not cooperating. She was very reassuring and reminded us that the puppies are young and the process takes a while. Be patient.""

Tom M

Tami AGroup Classes

""She would take time to know every dog and their specific needs and could help us each with specific issues. Never felt like I was bothering her by asking additional questions.""

Rose S

Tami AGroup Classes

""She was very understanding of each dog’s unique abilities and areas of growth. She was very patient and gave great advice and individualized feedback.""

Emily M

Tessa AGroup Classes

""She did an excellent job in attending to each dogs needs. She also praised not only the dogs but also the handlers and really made me feel comfortable. She's the best!""

Olivia B

Tessa AGroup Classes

""Her kindness and gentleness to correct your puppy and or others in the class. One thing that I appreciated was on the first night of class one of the dogs arrived and she directed them to consider a level 1 class because the dog was so big.""

David H

Group ClassesClarissa Z

""[Sadie is] The only trainer my dog love!""

Bonnie N

Sadie MGroup Classes

""She is very fun. friendly, and energetic and has a great, balanced way of approaching training. She is easy to learn from and understands how to tailor training to individual dogs""

Kelsey S

Group ClassesSadie M

""Our dog is reactive and Courtney did a great job modifying things to help him - she did an amazing job balancing everything.""

John V

Courtney GGroup Classes

""She has a calm confidence and easily took control of my dog - was amazing to watch""

Karen S

Courtney GGroup Classes

""Erin was fantastic! Thorough, thoughtful, and practical in their approach.The class was for anxious/ aggressive dogs, and Erin's optimistic and friendly energy put every being at ease.""

Najeem B

Erin OGroup Classes

""Coach Kirsten was extremely thorough in her explanations and great at handling Janet.""

Lauren S

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Extremely happy with results. Very quickly, Lambeau's entire temperament improved.""

Sam G

Boot CampKirsten I

""Kirsten was very sweet with Bogey and I could tell he grew to really love seeing her everyday. I liked her straightforward approach - she made it clear what the commands were for and how to introduce the concepts to him. She was clearly very knowledgeable and a dog lover, so I really trusted her with Bogey every day. I have been able to easily replicate the things she taught me to do, so she was a good teacher not just to the dog, but to me as well. Thanks Kirsten!""

Sophie C

Kirstin IBoot Camp

""I think she is just terrific at training, and is very approachable with questions.""

Greg S

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Kirsten seemed to truly enjoy Bowie and that made me feel good about their work together! She is calm and seems to have a very even keel, but clearly knew how to get the best out of Bowie who can be energetic and independent. She was very open to my questions and requests. Now to carry on at home!""

Kris B

Boot CampKirsten I

""I was so happy with Apollo's progress, his demeanor and the entire experience working with Kirsten.""

Laura B

Boot CampKirsten I

""Brandon and your staff at the South MSP location have been excellent, conveying what Hudson has been taught during the day and teaching us humans how to facilitate Hudson’s progress.""

Keeth, Kristy, Emery and Hudson B

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Bootcamp is going great - Emily is a gem, she has been very helpful and Frankie loves her. We will probably sign up for the four week course when he’s old enough. You guys do great work, everyone is very nice and friendly. Thanks""

Larice R

Boot CampEmily D

""I wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot from our online basic obedience class Dec 2020 with Sadie Miller as our trainer. Thank you Sadie for your time and expertise!""

Jackie H

Group ClassesSadie M

""I was impressed with her knowledge and her helpful tips for me and my son working with our dog. After the session when I was having a bit of trouble I was able to email her and gets some more tips to try help. Which I really appreciated.""

Jenny W

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""Clarissa was so sweet and helpful and she put me at ease with Sylas’ struggles. I’m excited to continue working with her.""

Angela A

Clarissa ZIn Home Training

""I really enjoy working with Sadie. She's had Kona in class before and provides some extra perspective because of that. Super helpful!""

Katie S

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Sadie was great! She was very knowledgeable snd worked with us on some behaviors that we are already seeing improvement on.""

Megan S

In Home TrainingSadie M

""Erin has helped us immensely. I plan on booking her again when it is spring time to help us with walking the dogs. She is so wonderful, I feel grateful to have met her!""

Jillian R

In Home TrainingErin O

""Courtney was very kind and easy to talk to. She provided creative real situations during our session. I felt it was a really good use of time.""

Leah S

In Home TrainingCourtney G

""Courtney was great!! I have felt so overwhelmed and even ashamed of my dog's wild behavior in the past. Courtney was nonjudgmental and encouraging - she gave me lots of advice and concrete ways to help my dog! I also appreciate that she offered further training appointments if questions or new issues came up later. I'm recommending her to all my family and friends.""

Haley M

Courtney GIn Home Training

""Courtney was so very helpful and fun to work with. She worked miracles with Louie and helped give us so many useful tools to use going forward. This was our first experience using an in-home trainer and I can't say enough good things about the experience. Would highly recommend Courtney and Canine Coach.""

Sue K

Courtney GIn Home Training

""I really liked the way we scaled up complexity of commands and expectations. It made it so my dog could learn at his pace — with fewer distractions in the beginning and more as he excelled""

Matt P

Group ClassesBritt M

""Her answers to our questions/concerns always made sense within the framework of positive reinforcement.""

Ben G

Britt MGroup Classes

""Both my dog and I enjoyed it thoroughly. We did look forward to class, my dog knew every time we got in the car where we were going. I like how [Caitlin] incorporated real life scenarios into each aspect of training whenever introducing a new skill. Made it easier to see when and where I may use these skills with my dog.""

Scott G

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""She was wonderful. She was funny, answered questions well, and honest and firm about the expectations of class in a respectful way. I liked how honest she was about the dog's progress. She challenged us and didn't sugar coat things, but always in a respectful manner. ""

Susan M

Group ClassesKerry K

""We had a great time. The class was very fun. Sarah was professional yet personable and way funny! Very happy with what we learned. We covered so much in a short time. Sarah always had great ideas and resources. Very helpful in addressing individual questions and scenarios.""

Laurie T

Group ClassesSarah C

""Sarah was just really approachable and paid really close attention to what we were doing virtually. I honestly questioned how much I'd get out of this class but it was awesome.""

Amie K

Group ClassesSarah C

""I liked that she went over things I should've learned at Petco, like reminding everyone of level 1 obedience principles. I will probably retake level 1 at Canine coach once I'm done with the tricks class. She helped create a good environment for training.""

Ann V

Group ClassesTami A

""I really enjoyed her sense of humor and for giving a voice to what the dog is probably thinking in her stories, it is really helpful to know that she is so intune with how dogs think and act and why they act and think like they do. I think this is really important to know when training a dog about the WHY behind the reason why they are acting that way!!! I feel that my relationship with my Dog has strengthened because of it and I feel like he is really smart and did a good job in the class. I really enjoyed it, just wish there was more time for questions but I understand that we have to get through a lot of material.""

Malory M

Group ClassesCourtney G

""Everything about her approach was great! This class was way better than the level 1 class that we took at Petsmart. Truly, it was a night and day difference.""

Raeanna B

Sadie MGroup Classes

""We would recommend you without reservation to anyone in need of a 1st class professional dog trainer. We would also like to commend the staff at the Canine Coach. They were great to work with, very cooperative and very responsive. Canine Coach is an excellent facility. The boot camp program was worth every penny of the tuition. We would not hesitate to return should circumstances present themselves.""

Judge Y

Elsa EBoot Camp

""It’s been going really well so far! I’m so happy with Alaina and what she has been able to do with Winnie! Thanks,""

Kathryn T

Alaina ABoot Camp

""I wanted to share the story of Bella for those working through some of the same Socialization issues I did with her; perhaps to show there can be light at the end of the tunnel. Bella is a rescue, a puppy that got pregnant and was dumped. She was found with happy/healthy pups in Kentucky but she was skin and bones. She was my holiday rescue three years ago. At first she was quiet, calm, however, as she got comfortable and felt safe, her personality changed. She consistently tried to show dominance over anyone coming in the house and was very aggressive with other dogs. She was kicked out of doggy day care on day 3 for predatory behavior. Fast forward to the opening of the FIT dog program. Thanks to Lucie and the other staff - Bella was able to play with select dogs and we saw huge growth over the 1+ years in the program. This spring - Max joined the family an enormous milestone. Bella now attends a drop-in program near my house (I am on the other side of the city) and we go to dog parks 5 out of 7 days. There is no doubt in my mind that she made these breakthrough's due to the hard work of the FIT program staff. Lucie - this is for you. You are the most amazing person, the love, patience and guidance you gave to Bella (and my cheerleader), brought her to this point. There aren't enough words to express my gratitude.""

Michele R

FIT DogsLucie B

""Sadie is fabulous and clearly very knowledgeable. I’m grateful to have her help! ""

Grace B

Sadie MIn Home Training

""Our dog learned very quickly that the more he turns his head, when seeing another dog; the more treats he gets! Up to the point of craziness!. Not sure how to handle that...He's getting a little fat.""

Cheryl W

Erin OIn Home Training

""Lauren is so kind but in an authoritative way. She is knowledgeable and clear. I enjoy working with her.""

Amy G

Lauren CIn Home Training

""I just really appreciated Courtney's creative ideas and help figuring out how to be understood by our deaf dog. We have more work to do, but every day is getting better, which is the direction we want to go!""

Meagan P

In Home TrainingCourtney G

""She was calm and super helpful. I’ve been in other classes where I’ve felt like the trainer was shaming us a little and there was none of that in this class.""

Gretchen M

Caitlin AGroup Classes

""Love Tami! Will train with her again!""

Heather S

Group ClassesTami A

""I felt like Erin did a great job focusing on realistic, practical solutions to common scenarios, and helped us better understand how to meet our dogs where they are on a given day.""

Cally S

Erin OGroup Classes

""Alaina was very friendly! She did a great job with my kiddo that also wanted to learn the commands. Loved working with her.""

Kenyon B

Alaina ABoot Camp

""She was so friendly! And I could tell she really loved my dog and that Kona loved spending time with Alaina. ""

Katie S

Alaina ABoot Camp

""Coach Alaina was wonderful - she was firm but also really loved working with Leo. She was great with our 1:1 sessions on Monday/Friday ... she was never judgmental and was willing to spend time digging into whatever we were struggling with. ""

Lauren P

Boot CampAlaina A

""She was so down to earth and welcoming. She did great with our dog- he loved her!""

Kate E

Boot CampAlaina A

""She got to know Gabe’s little personality and worked her training around it (he’s a very stubborn Frenchie). It was awesome and very appreciated!!""

Sarah N

Alaina ABoot Camp

""Alaina was fantastic to work with! She was very accessible, friendly, really took time to get to know my dog, and awesome at explaining techniques and answering questions. It was such a great experience and both Drew and I LOVED working with her!! ""

Jodi G

Boot CampAlaina A

""Alyssa tailored Rupert's training to what he needed. He'd been through Puppy Camp so had the basics but REALLY needed help to get over his fear of busses and loud vehicles while leash walking. She made sure he learned all the official curriculum and then used his extra time on bus desensitization. It's nice that the coaches help your dog get what they really need.""

Sue P

Alyssa MBoot Camp

"" I thought she did an excellent job with Kopka. Her mini tutorials on Mondays and Fridays were really helpful and showed us how far Kopka had come. We were really happy with both what we learned and Kopka learned.""

Bonny B

Boot CampAlyssa M

"" We loved working with Alyssa! She was so kind and really made us feel like Rosie was in good hands. The transition from trainer to owner was seamless. ""

Sara L

Alyssa MBoot Camp

"" Alyssa was wonderful. I could tell how much she genuinely enjoyed working with Dexter, which was comforting since we were dropping him off with her every day. She always made sure to let us know to reach out with any questions, which we appreciated. She represents Canine Coach very well! ""

Katie M

Boot CampAlyssa M

""Always answered my questions and truly cared about Elle. He even noticed when she started urinating more often to alert me on having her checked for UTI. I was quite impressed.""

Sandra L

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Very friendly and knowledgeable coach! We’re looking forward to bringing Osiris back!""

Sally G

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Brandon was excellent with our dog Nella! We could tell she trusted him and was really able to learn from him.""

Stephanie M

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Ozzy loved going to boot camp! He would get so happy when I said it's time to go to school.""

Marcella M

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Brandon was superb. We couldn’t ask for a better coach. No improvement necessary. I particularly appreciated his suggestions on products that we bought that have made our home puppy life bearable.""

Murry T

Brandon HBoot Camp

""Honestly I think Coach Brandon was / is a wonderful trainer for my rambunctious, adolescent puppy. I think what he accomplished with Koa within the confines of a month of training, while training multiple other dogs at the same time, is remarkable. I wish Koa responded more immediately to commands given with distractions and at the same time I recognize that Koa probably learned as much as he was capable of in the situation and time frame given his age.""

Barbara R

Brandon HBoot Camp

""I adore Brandon! He was so helpful, loving to Bobbi and always made time to interact when dropping off or picking up Bobbi!""

Susan S

Brandon HBoot Camp

""He tailored the training to my dogs personality and breed type and then provided easy instruction for us to follow. He was warm, fun, upfront, and always answered questions beyond the specific training. He also helped to easy an anxieties Vinnie and I had. He is simply fabulous and I wish I could keep Malcolm under his training for months! We are all going to miss Brandon!""

Samantha S

Brandon HBoot Camp

""I appreciated how flexible she was and how open she was to any questions we had. I always knew Louie was in good hands when he was with her. She took time to focus more on the tasks that were tougher for him and was open to our feedback as to what she should focus on each week. When Louie got sick, I appreciated the flexibility in makeup days and the willingness to adapt in order to keep him healthy going forward.""

Kelly B

Emily DBoot Camp

""Emily was very approachable and patient with our questions - and we had many! We never felt rushed and she really got to know our dog's personality.""

Elizbeth T

Emily DBoot Camp

""Her enthusiasm and love of dogs was so apparent.""

Susan M

Emily DBoot Camp

""I was very pleased with her approach, compassion and personalization. She gave suggestions that were based on Apollo's personality and making me feel comfortable with the training.""

Laura B

Boot CampEmily D

""Jess clearly understood what worked with Luna and what she'd need help more time with. Luna has learned a ton and now it's (tragically) up to me to continue keeping her on this path.""

Devin S

Jess LBoot Camp

""She was able to discover the key to training our very high energy dog & how to inspire him to adore the entire experience!!!!! We can’t thank Jess enough for giving us the framework to be able to enjoy the next ten years with our dog! She was wonderful.""

Jodi G

Jess LBoot Camp

""Jess was amazing. I would give her a 10/10. She really took time with Tricky and answered all of my questions. She even stayed late to help me with my schedule!""

Paige B

Jess LBoot Camp

""Jess is a professional who loves her work. Her insights into Molly are invaluable and incredibly helpful. She trained me every bit as much as Molly.""

Helen L

Jess LBoot Camp

""Jess was amazing--give her a promotion, pay raise, or both. Clone her and make more of her.""

Finn S

Boot CampJess L

""Jess was great about showing us how to work with Chi and she always asked if we had any questions. She communicated well with both us and Chi.""

Amy B

Boot CampJess L

""Coach Kirsten was extremely thorough in her explanations and great at handling Janet.""

Lauren S

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Extremely happy with results. Very quickly, Lambeau's entire temperament improved.""

Sam G

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Kirsten was very sweet with Bogey and I could tell he grew to really love seeing her everyday. I liked her straightforward approach - she made it clear what the commands were for and how to introduce the concepts to him. She was clearly very knowledgeable and a dog lover, so I really trusted her with Bogey every day. I have been able to easily replicate the things she taught me to do, so she was a good teacher not just to the dog, but to me as well. Thanks Kirsten!""

Sophie C

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""Kirsten seemed to truly enjoy Bowie and that made me feel good about their work together! She is calm and seems to have a very even keel, but clearly knew how to get the best out of Bowie who can be energetic and independent. She was very open to my questions and requests. Now to carry on at home!""

Kris B

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""I loved that Kirsten really got to know Ollie over the month - it felt like she understood his personality, and adjusted her training and advice to need his needs. She offered practical advice and solutions as I brought up scenarios that occur regularly outside of the training facility too.""

Stephanie K

Kirsten IBoot Camp

""She had many ideas when I was having troubles with things. She seemed to really enjoy/connected to my pup, which was important to me. I loved her little homework cards. it was another great way for us to follow a procedure at home!""

Laura B

Boot CampKirsten I

""Caitlin did such an awesome job with our group! I really appreciated Caitlin's upbeat and informative communication. I always felt like I understood what was going on and why decisions were being made in play, which will be helpful in future play and social situations. Caitlin was also super open to my questions (of which I have plenty) and even let me take up extra time after our last session with lots more questions, which I really appreciated. Thanks so much and we'll be back for level 1 obedience! ""

Emma C and Cedar

Group ClassesCaitlin A

""This is just a note to let you know that Angus spent yesterday at Fit Dog and we think it's wonderful. It was so good for Angus. Angus is not a good fit for doggie day care or dog parks--he does better with smaller groups of dogs. This was perfect. Thank you for offering such a creative activity for dogs.""

Laurie H

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