Custom Dog Training!

Andy & K9 "Badger"

Andy & K9 “Badger”

Minnesota Canine Consulting is a custom dog trainer service in Minnesota.  We serve clients from across the country who are looking for fully-trained “turn key” dogs, behavior modification training, obedience training and police canine training and development. It is our mission to provide quality service to our clients.  We serve the greaterTwin Cities Metropolitan area, and also receive dogs from throughout the Upper Midwest.

YouTube video of learning stages of foundational obedience

Dog Boot Camp Packages

If you are looking for a “finished product” with full obedience training and a wide range of skills, this option may be best for you.  This option is best for young and “green” dogs with little to no obedience training.  We build a strong foundation in obedience and then begin adding additional challenges to get the most out of your dog.

Once you make the decision to have your dog trained, you will want to make a list of goals that you wish to accomplish.  For some, the goals are as simple as having their dog come when called.  Others, however, may choose to have the dog trained to a very high level of obedience under all circumstances and environments.  We will listen to you and then provide you with an assessment of how long the training process will take.  For basic obedience, we generally recommend one to two months.  For more advanced training, allow for a minimum of three months.

All dogs are trained in a private home setting and must be social with other dogs and people.  We truly provide custom training and each trainer will typically train only one or two dogs at a time.  This means that your dog receives our full attention and focus during the training process.  We also pride ourselves on the ‘personal touch’ that we provide our clients.  Your trainer will work with you to provide updates on the dog’s progress throughout the process.

Click here to read more about Dog Training Boot Camp options, descriptions and fees.



 Individual Training Sessions

We also offer individual training sessions on a limited basis. The number of sessions required depends upon your individual needs and training goals.  Some issues require long-term behavior modification, while others are less complex.  Your trainer will help you determine the number of sessions needed to help serve you.  There is also an option to purchase individual sessions without a long-term contract.  It is important to remember that when choosing the “DIY” dog training route, we will act as a guide and provide you with homework between sessions.  Ultimately, you are responsible for the training of the dog, and the product you receive will be dependent upon your ability to follow through with the instruction you receive. Sessions start at $65/hour.  if you wish to contract with a trainer for extended training, please contact a MCC dog trainer to set up a customized training plan.

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Police Canine Training Workshops

K9 "Maverick" 2006

K9 “Maverick” 2006

Minnesota Canine Consulting offers a variety of workshops in various profiles of police canine training.  These workshops are conducted throughout the year and are primarily held in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area.  However, agencies may contact us to set up a workshop in their area and we will bring the training to you!  Please check back often for updated workshop dates and additional information.

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Following is a list of frequently asked questions regarding dog training,

Q: Is my dog too old to start training?

A: No.  All dogs can benefit from a training program.  However, adult dogs who are trained in a different method may adjust more slowly, as well as dogs that are “comfortable” with their current lifestyle.


Q: What is different about Minnesota Canine Consulting and Minnesota Canine Training Center?

A: Our approach utilizes the theories of associative learning and operant conditioning.  We apply these theories to training to train the dog in a positive state of mind, while layering our training as we continue to add pressure to our training.  The dogs are fed during their training sessions, and ONLY during their training sessions.  In the beginning, food becomes the primary motivator for the dog.  To learn more, contact us!


Q: Do you train a specific breed only?

A: No.  Our system works for all dogs, regardless the breed.

More FAQ

We provide professional dog training for clients located throughout Minnesota, including Hennepin County, Anoka County, Ramsey County, Dakota County, Goodhue County, Hennepin County, Rice County, Scott County, Sherburne County, Wright County, Washington County, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Anoka, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Chaska, Cottage Grove, Eagan, Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Farmington, Golden Valley, Hastings, Hopkins, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Maplewood, Maple Grove, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, Moundsview, Oakdale, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Richfield, Rosemount, Roseville, Savage, Shakopee, Shorewood, St. Louis Park, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, West St. Paul, White Bear Lake, Woodbury.

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