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Trusted Dog Training in Rochester, MN

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Services

We want to help you achieve your goals in creating a well-behaved dog that you can enjoy as many adventures and activities with as possible! We provide a variety of services that can help everyone achieve this result!

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Group Classes

We have a variety of classes for all skill levels and ages! From our foundation classes, advanced classes, and sport classes!

 

Come learn how to train your dog effectively and efficiently!

Day Training

Want a tired AND better trained dog when you come home? Day Training is a great alternative to traditional dog daycares. 

Your dog will work on learning and improving skills each day and learn appropriate play during playtime. 

Board & Train

Going on vacation or need help with training? Let your dog have their own vacation, and come home tired AND better trained!

Board & Trains are one of the most popular training option in the busy world we live in today!

Online Learning

For only $25/month!

 

Our CK9 Membership

allows you to have all the content you need to create the most Courteous K9 out there!

About Courteous K9

Courteous K9 began with a group of trainers who were determined to provide services where quality training is the priority. Every service Courteous K9 offers is geared towards training and providing activities that help people do more with their dogs! 

 

Although we love puppies and starting them off on the right paw, Courteous K9 believes it’s never too late to teach an old dog (and its owner) new tricks. The variety of services offered, are designed with you and your dog in mind. We believe in teaching you just as much as your dog. Our goal is to provide long-lasting results through high quality education.

 

Courteous K9 has many years of experience in supporting dog owners to make the needed changes in their dog’s habits. Our high success and client satisfaction rates are our greatest source of pride. 

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I had done various training with my dog in the past but have never seen the results like how I have with Courteous K9! Not only is the training very comprehensive and applicable to real life, the daycare is also a great opportunity for my dog to get out of the house while I'm at work and brush up on some of her skills. Highly recommend!

-Hannah S.

  • How do I make a reservation?
    You may email with specific dates to see if we are available, or you can fill out a board & train application by clicking on the Register Now! button from the Board & Train page. When you click on that button, it will forward you to our software Paw Partner. Here, you will need to login to your account, or create an account for you and your dog if you are a new client. Once logged in, you will want to make a Reservation -> Boarding -> fill out all the required information until you have checked out with the non-refundable* deposit to reserve your spot. *You will be notified and your deposit WILL be refunded if we do not have availability to accept your board & train date range.
  • Can I bring extra belongings?
    No. We do not allow extra belongings during your dog's boarding stay to ensure the health, cleanliness and safety throughout your dogs stay. If you bring additional belongings, you will be sent home with them.
  • What vaccinations do you require?
    For Puppies 16 weeks and younger we require: -Bordetella (Kennel Cough) -2nd series of Distemper (DHPP) For Dogs older than 16 weeks, we require: -Bordetella (Kennel Cough) -Distemper -Rabies We agree with, and accept limited vaccination protocols as long as titer testing is done to prove immunity. In addition, boarding dogs are required to be up to date on flea/tick medication and heartworm medication.
  • Is there a multi-dog discount?
    Unfortunately, due to the limited availability with dogs going to trainer's personal homes overnight, we do not have any multi-dog discounts at this time.
  • Do you train aggressive dogs?
    Yes, and no. It depends on what service you are looking for and what outcome you are seeking. Most aggressive or reactive dogs are referred to one of our Reactive Remedy Private Lessons. These are typically 3 or 5 week programs to learn how to manage and reduce the reactivity or aggression seen, and to create a more neutral dog at the SIGHT of another dog or person. It is not to make your dog friendly to other people or dogs, as we cannot guarantee that. True aggression, is almost always caused from genetics, which we cannot change. We do not accept human aggressive dogs into our programs other than private lessons, for the safety of our staff. We do accept dog-dog reactive and aggressive dogs into some of our programs on a case by case basis. Most often, dog reactive dogs do not display the behaviors when the pet parent is not present, so Private Lessons are our recommendation to reduce the behavior.
  • What type of trainer are you? What methods do you use?
    We are a balanced training facility. We do not adhere to one specific ideology. We know dogs are all indivuals and that there is no one-size-fits-all to training. Instead, we continually grow our knowledge base and understanding of a variety of techniques so we can tailor the training to your specific needs and your specific dog. When laying foundations, we rely heavily on positive reinforcement. In fact, the vast majority of our training is done with positive reinforcement. However, we do not limit ourselves to one set of tools and use the full learning paradigm to train dogs. We may use food, treats, toys, prong collars, electronic collars, and anything else that a dog may find motivating. The most important aspect of integrating various tools into training is remaining fair and consistent. We believe in clear communication. We find that motivating dogs by rewarding them for behaviors we want and providing consequences for those we don’t want provides the clearest form of communication. Consequences and rewards are relevant to the dog, of course, so our methods vary with each dog. Our goal is to teach the humans, but also train the dogs in a way that is as clear, fair and enjoyable as possible.
  • What is your cancellation/refund policy?
    Boarding deposits are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your boarding reservation, please let us know as soon as possible.
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