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Are you ready to see a change in your dog’s behavior?

Some dogs seem to have been born perfect. Most, however, need training to help them become the great dogs they were meant to be. If your dog is one of the potentially fantastic dogs that just needs some training, A Great Dog Now can help. We provide an array of dog training and behavior services for dogs in the Twin Cities metro areas and can address your dog or puppy’s basic training, manners or behavioral issues.

We use science-based training methods to achieve the results you’re looking for. When you work with A Great Dog Now, you take advantage of the latest developments in the science of dog behavior, training and learning. What does that mean for you? It means faster, more effective learning for your dog and less stress for both of you!

Whether you’re looking to give your puppy the perfect start in life, start some manners training or just teach your old dog some new tricks, we’re here to help you succeed.  We can:

  • Get your puppy started right
  • Improve your puppy or dog’s manners
  • Get your dog ready for a new career such as agility, obedience or therapy dog training
  • Calm your excitable or reactive dog
  • Address behavior issues

We work with owners who want the best for their dogs and who want to see faster and more lasting results while learning more effective ways to communicate with their canine partners.

Private dog training and K9 Nose Work® Classes

Put our experience and expertise to work! Here are some of the types of issues we can help you with:

  • Housetraining issues
  • Destructive behavior
  • Reactivity (i.e., “barking at everything they see”)
  • Lack of focus
  • Overexcitability
  • Not coming when called
  • Rowdiness
  • Jumping on people
  • Leash pulling
  • Disobedience
  • Not listening
  • . . . and almost everything else

If you are ready for a really great dog, call today to schedule an appointment or sign up for a class!

Class location

Nose Work classes are held at the Shady Oak Vet Clinic, 10015 Minnetonka Blvd adjacent to the clinic entrance.

Service areas:

We provide nose work classes and behavior services to St. Paul, Minneapolis, Bloomington, Eagan, Woodbury, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield, and the greater  Twin Cities metro area.

Minneapolis Dog Training