Behavior and Training

Training and Behavior are two topics that we find owners bring up in every appointment.  Training is a life long activity that can be done with any species and at any age.  

There's everything from socialization, manners, basic skills training, agility, service, specializations, hunting... the list could go on forever!  Luckily, we can help you and your pet find the training that best suits your needs.  

For puppies/kitties:  See our New puppy/kitten/adopted page for extensive information regarding everything you need to know about having a new pet!

If you have had your pet for some time, and are noticing behavioral changes, give us a call.  We always want to rule out any medical conditions that may cause your pet to change how they act.  Dog and cats cannot "tell" us how they are feeling physically, so signs of illness can manifest as behavioral changes.

Once we rule out medical conditions, we can take steps to change or manage these new behavior issues.  Sometimes its as simple as increasing exercise or adding more environmental stimulation.  Sometimes its starting a structured class or basic obedience lessons.  Other times it is more serious, and we have to refer you and your pet to an in-home trainer or a Veterinary Behavior Specialist.  

If you feel you would like to seek a Veterinary Behavior Specialist click Here

Some behaviors have to be medically managed and never "go away".   This takes time and patience.  We are here to work with you to formulate a plan that works best. 

Below are links to a few training and behavior resources.  If you have specific questions regarding behavior, please call our office (952) 942-5506. 

Pupdogs Training
Owner and operator:  Susan Ward, CPDT-KSA

*Group Classes held at Wag N Woofs Daycare in Eden Prairie


The Canine Coach

*Multiple locations, class types, skill levels


Animal Humane Society 

*Golden Valley


Unleashed Behavior and Training 

*Multiple locations; Chanhassen, Chaska, Excelsior, Shakopee, Prior Lake, Waconia, Victoria, Mound



*Multiple locations including Eden Prairie at Paws Doggy Daycare


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