ONline, ONdemand, ON your schedule
Initially a way to avoid COVID, OnDog Training Academy is on a mission to help dogs outside of the obedience classroom... there are so many 'pandemic puppies' that need our help, but we only have so many hours and could only be in one place at a time. Being able to show AND tell pet parents how to train their dogs beyond any time constraints, physical distance, length of memory, or inclement weather (we do live in Minnesota, after all), is how we imagine that we'll be making the biggest, most positive, impact possible.
The OnDog Team
Jake & Jenny
Dogs we help
with their Dog-Moms and Dads
Brand New Puppies - even before you get them
Shy/Reserved Dogs who prefer the comfort of home
Busy & On-The-Go Pups that have too much to do
Dogs who are reactive, protective, or aggressive
Founders' Late Dog
Founders' Late Dog
Self-guided; Watch Anytime!
How long have you been training dogs?
Jake started showing dogs at the age of 10 and finished his first champion at 13 years old... his mom started an obedience school of her own when he was in the 7th grade (shortly before Jake & Jenny met!). After working for her future mother-in-law in college, Jenny says she 'married into the dogs', then shorter after, they started their own business in 2008.
When did you start OnDog?
Out of necessity, we started doing dog training online in 2020... Once we realized the benefits (and the longevity a pandemic can have), we decided to separate our services in 2021, create an online course & community, and launch a weekly podcast, so that we can help even more dogs and their owners.
What kind of trainers are you?
We train with Positive Reinforcement and often use the LIMA approach (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive), however, because we cannot consider ourselves "100% purely positive" due to the use of the other quadrants of behavior modification, including light & fair corrections, punishments, and feedback, we are considered to be Balanced Trainers.
What types of services/products do you offer?
Our goal is always to deliver our knowledge material in a variety of ways so that we can help people with all different kinds of learning styles... We write handouts, produce videos & podcasts, host a private community, and meet virtually.
Do you still have your first business?
Yes we do!!:-) Even though there are endless benefits to the online scene, there is still a lot of value in our local, in-person services... Our main focus going into 2023 (our 15th year) will be our exclusive Board & Train Programs and Refresher Training.