Choosing the Right Dog

As I write this, the snow is falling outside my window.  Winter has finally arrived in Minnesota!  I am one of those hearty (or crazy) souls that look forward to this season.  One of the things I enjoy is playing outside with my boys and my dogs.  We sled, ski,...

The Patient Trainer

Let’s talk for a moment about the value of patience in training.  The saying goes; “patience is a virtue.”  This is very true.  Recently, I have met a number of clients who are seeking help with behavior modification of one form or another.  Whether...

Dog Training Obedience Class Orientation

Orientation for Obedience Level I courses will be December 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm.  Location: Vermillion Kennels, 24315 Dodd Blvd, Lakeville, MN  55044. For course details, contact Andy with Minnesota Canine Consulting. Hi everyone!  I wanted to share some information...

CPR of Dog Training

In 2004, I was a rookie police canine handler attending the St. Paul Police Department’s renowned Basic Police Canine Handler Course.  I recall picking up my dog at the kennel and watching him run crazy, jump, spin and do a host of other athletic maneuvers, all...

The Dominant Dog

Lately I have met with a number of clients who have expressed concern over their dog’s aggression towards people and other animals, dogs, in particular.  For good reason, people do not wish to part with their companion animal and are desperate to find a solution...