​​Susan Ward, CPDT-KSA

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

     - Knowledge & Skills Assessed

​​​Training for Real Life

      & Real Life Results

Our innovative, positive-reinforcement dog training is designed with the companion pet owner in mind.



OUR GOALS

We strive to teach our clients the foundation skills needed to continue training their dogs long after they've left our care.


We hope to make it so much fun that you'll want to continue training your dog for the rest of his/her life.

Group Training Classes

Head Start Puppy    Pups less than 17 Weeks Old

Kinder Puppy

    Pups 17 weeks - 8 Months of Age

Real Life Manners

    Dogs over 7 Months of Age

Canine Good Citizens

    Graduates of Real Life Manners

Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Dog Training Professionals

"Carly, a Bull Mastiff, is a happy

camper after her training

with Susan Ward,

owner of pupDOGS."

Professional Experience

Susan Ward,  CPDT - KSA

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer

          Knowledge & Skills Assessed

  • Bachelor of Science - Education
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers

          Professional Member #71158

"Train with your brain, not pain."  Pat Miller

Author: "Power of Positive Dog Training"

"Local Dog Trainers Share Their Expertise"

Private Consultations
Benefits of training in your home:

  • Personalized training.
  • Get your new dog quickly started on the right paw.
  • Address behaviors such as aggression and anxiety.
  • Scheduling flexibility.

Puppy and Dog Training in the Twin Cities and West Metro area 

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