Minnesota Canine Training Experts
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.
Dog Boot Camp Packages
With our boot camp option, your dog receives the best training possible during daily sessions. 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. Depending upon the package you choose, at the completion of the training session, your dog will come when called, sit and down by hand and voice commands, heel off leash and obey commands from a distance. The training staff will provide you with continuous progress reports and evaluations while training is being conducted. In addition, once training is completed, we provide you with ongoing training and support to help you maintain your dog’s skills. Each owner receives a one-day training course on how to properly maintain their dog’s training, as well as how to operate any equipment used in the training process.
Training is conducted daily at our facilities and off-site at public parks and other public spaces. We provide a warm and welcoming space for the dogs to relax while they are not training. We also socialize all dogs to various environments. The dogs receive an exceptional amount of attention and daily exercise as a part of the training program. For more details on the MCC training approach, contact us. All inoculation records are required, along with a signed kennel agreement.
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Now accepting dogs for Summer 2016 training. Contact now, ONE spot remaining beginning in August!
Fall 2016 training courses begin in September and October. Reservations now being accepted!
Protection Dog Training
Those interested in training a personal protection dog must do their research when choosing a trainer. It is imperative that the protection dog be properly trained to be controlled, social and obedient under all circumstances. Minnesota Canine Consulting has first hand experience training AND deploying police service dogs in the most stressful of conditions. We know what it takes to develop positive and confident dogs that will engage a threat, and defend people and property while still being under absolute control. As police canine handlers, we MUST meet rigorous standards in obedience and apprehension work in order to continue to deploy our dogs in the law enforcement setting. We meet, and exceed, the standard set forth by the United States Police Canine Association for all our training. All protection dog candidates are trained to this standard, and more.
Professional Dog Training Sessions
Minnesota Canine Consulting offers 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. The training staff 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. These sessions start at $125/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
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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Instructor – Laz Cabrera of PSD, Inc.
May 18-20, 2016
Location – St. Paul, MN
$420 per team (Handler, Decoy & Dog)
$300 for each additional decoy per dept
$300 to observe
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Scent Detection Workshop
Instructor – Laz Cabrera of PSD, Inc
$420 per team – five day course
May 23-27, 2016
Location – St. Paul, MN
$420 per team
$300 to observe
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Following is a list of frequently asked questions regarding dog training, Minnesota Canine Training Center and Minnesota Canine Consulting.
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.
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.