Training Program

Secondhand Hounds partners with local trainers to help prepare our foster animals for happy and successful lives with their forever families. If you are seeking training assistance for a current SHH foster animal, please contact us at training@secondhandhounds.org.

Many of our training partners also offer discounts to our adoptive families! Please review the list below for additional information and contact information.

If you are a trainer and are interested in partnering with Secondhand Hounds, please contact us at training@secondhandhounds.org. We are actively looking for additional classroom and in home resources!

FOSTER TRAINING CLASSES

Monthly Training Seminar – 2nd Tuesday of each month at Secondhand Hounds  *PEOPLE ONLY – NO DOGS PLEASE*

Ashley Wendel, from Wag ‘n Woofs, will teach a dog seminar the 2nd Tuesday of each month!

Dates: Dec 13 (Shy Dog), Jan 10 (Reactive Dog), Feb 14 (Appropriate Play)

Fee: free for fosters

Location: Secondhand Hounds office 10100 Viking Drive, Suite 100 Eden Prairie MN 55344

Registration: No pre-registration is required – you may just show up.

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About our Trainer:  Ashley Wendel, CPDT-KA brings a positive attitude and creates a fun atmosphere in each of her classes. With over four years of instructing experience, Ashley offers personalized and unique solutions to your training questions. Using positive reinforcement, she wants you and your dog to form a strong bond during classes based on trust and love. Ashley recently became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed through The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She appreciates that each dog learns at their own pace and in their own way. Owners can leave their training frustrations behind as Ashley develops techniques and solutions that allow your dog to successfully learn the behaviors and manners you want to achieve. Ashley not only has experience teaching owners how to work with their dogs, she also has gone through the process of training her own furry kids Colby Jack, Drexl, and her new puppy Feta. This allows her to understand how you feel at your end of the leash. The most important thing she’s learned is that there is a balance between obedience, and letting a dog be a dog! She hopes you come to class feeling comfortable to ask questions, work at your own pace, and have a great time while you bond with your dog!

Questions? Email training@secondhandhounds.org

TRAINING PARTNERS

Wag N Woofs – Eden Prairie

Offers: Classroom Training

Discount available for SHH adopters!

See website for schedule and enrollment information:  http://www.wagnwoofs.com/training/

 

Twin Cities Obedience Training Club (TCOTC) – Minneapolis

Offers: Classroom Training, Socialization

Discount available for SHH adopters – coupon required!

See website for schedule and enrollment information:  http://www.tcotc.com/index.php

 

Paws Abilities Dog Training – Twin Cities, Rochester, Byron, Kasson

Offers: Classroom Training, Private Lessons, Seminars

See website for schedule and enrollment information:  http://www.paws4u.com/index.html

 

Canine Coach – Twin Cities

Offers: Classroom Training, Private Lessons, Bootcamp

Discount available for SHH adopters!

See website for schedule and enrollment information:  http://www.thek9coach.com/

 

Leader of the Pack Canine Center – Buffalo  

Offers: Classroom Training

See website for schedule and enrollment information:  http://www.leaderofthepackcanine.com/

 

Dog Training by Jess – Lake Benton 

Offers: Classroom Training, Private Lessons, Seminars

Discount available for SHH adopters!

See website for schedule and enrollment information:  http://www.dogtrainingbyjess.com/home.html

 

Puppy Love Dog Training – Minneapolis, Western Suburbs

Offers: Classroom Training, Private Lessons

Discount available for SHH adopters within 6 months of adoption!

See website for schedule and enrollment information:  http://puppy-love.biz