Pretty Good Dog has no direct affiliation with any of the individuals or businesses listed below.  I do not accept compensation for my referrals – my goal is simply to connect you with the help and support you need.  I touch base with these businesses regularly to try to insure my referrals will place you in good hands – but no screening is perfect so please do let me know if you have a negative experience as a result of a referral.

Fetching PETential – 651-361-7786,
Ashlee Meyer, VSA-CDT – Owner
Specialties: Private training, Dogs & Babies workshop through TCOTC
Service Area: Twin Cities
Note: My first choice for those looking for a workshop to prepare for life with babies and dogs.

Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota – 612-554-1182,
Dr. Duxbury, DVM, DACVB, and Dr Bryant, DVM, DACVB
Specialties: Veterinary Behavior consulting for both cats and dogs, aggression, anxiety, fear, reactivity, dog-dog conflicts, dog-human conflicts
Service Area: Office located in Hopkins.  In-home appointments available throughout the metro.
Note: Because of the high degree of expertise and education required to be a vet behaviorist, there is also a very high demand for their services.  Anticipate there may be a wait time of several (3-6) weeks for an appointment.  They are, however, well worth the wait.

Paws Abilities – 507-624-0190,
Sara Reusche, CPDT-KSA, CVT, ANWI – Owner; various trainers on staff
Specialties: Private training, Behavior consulting, Group classes, Reactivity classes
Service Area: Locations Rochester and the Twin Cities, will see clients throughout the metro
Note: Paws Abilities offers a reactivity class that is great.  Their blog is also a wonderful resource.

Carrie Davis works under the Paws Abilities umbrella running the Family Dog Meditation program.  Carrie is a great resource for those needing one-on-one support for their family pet.

Hippie Dog– 612-701-7217,
Specialties: Private training, Behavior consulting, Group classes
Service Area: Based in Richfield, will see clients throughout the metro
Note: Inga has extensive experience with rescue/shelter dogs and uses a holistic approach to her training.

pupDogs– 952-913-3170,
Susan Ward, CPDT-KSA
Specialties: Private training, Behavior consulting, Group classes
Service Area: Based in Minnetonka, serves clients in the West Metro area
Note: Susan is experienced both as a trainer and behavior consultant.

Allison Colette Lamminen, CTC, CSAT, PCBC-A, Fear-Free Certified
Specialties: Separation Anxiety, Puppy board and train
Service Area: Most services are offered virtually – so everywhere.

The Dog Evolved
Alisa and Carolyn, CTC, PCBC-A, Fear-Free Certified
Specialties:  Group Classes, Private Sessions
Service Area: Based in Bloomington, MN

Linda Schindler– 612-619-8549,
Linda Schindler, CPDT-KA, CTC
Specialties: Private training, Behavior consulting, Group Classes
Service Area: Will see clients throughout the Metro and Hudson/River Falls, WI
Note: Linda enjoys working with families.

Unleashed behavior and training
Jenn Wilmes, CPDT-KA, CBCC_KA, Fear-Free Certified
Specialties:  Group Classes, Private Sessions
Service Area: SW Metro (Prior Lake)

Cheryl Gfrerer, KPA-CTP
Specialties:  Fearful Dogs, Group Classes, Private Sessions
Service Area: Based in St Paul

Twin Cities Obedience Training Club (TCOTC)
Specialties: Group Classes
Location: 2101 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Note: Offer a variety of classes include puppy socialization, basic and advanced manners, tricks, agility, flyball, tracking, and more.

Animal Humane Soceity
Specialties: Group Classes
Location: Various
Note: Offer puppy socialization, manners classes, and Reactive Rovers class (dog-dog reactivity only).