A Hippie Dog is a Happy dog!

Body

Effective & humane, reward based training using positive reinforcement.

Mind

Fast relief from common behavior problems, aggression or trauma.

Soul

We use a holistic approach to resolve the conflicts you are having with your pet.

We believe in positive and fear free dog training and offer our services to Richfield, Minneapolis, and St. Paul! We respect all aspects of the dog with regard to behavior and/or training issues – body, mind, and soul.
Hippie Dog uses a holistic approach to come up with creative solutions to the conflicts you and the dog are having.

Serving Areas within Minnesota, Twin Cities Metro, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Richfield, Bloomington & Beyond. Dog trainer, dog behavior & dog training classes.

The Conflicts

 
Out of Control Dog & No Manners?
Fear, aggression or anxiety?
Past Trauma or Abuse?
New Dog or Puppy?
Dog & Cat Conflicts?
 

The Conflicts

The Solutions

 
Hippie Dog can help with…
Fear, aggression, anxiety, over-excitement, guarding issues, body handling, dog to dog & dog to cat introductions, prey instinct concerns, scent work, dog training (Come when called, how to stay close off leash, not jumping, walk nice on the leash, leave that alone, digging, chewing…)  New puppy skills (potty training, puppy mouthing, puppy manners, socialization…) And adoption help for finding your next dog or puppy.
 

The Solutions

The Mission

A happy well-behaved dog, who is a joy to be around life long.  We solve behavior & training problems – and help prevent them!

Together we will bridge the gap between you & your dog, respecting your dog’s thoughts, feelings and fears to work: Body, Mind & Soul into solutions you are both happy with.
 

The Mission

The Conflicts

 
Out of Control Dog & No Manners?
Fear, aggression or anxiety?
Past Trauma or Abuse?
New Dog or Puppy?
Dog & Cat Conflicts?
 

The Solutions

 
Hippie Dog can help with…
Fear, aggression, anxiety, over-excitement, guarding issues, body handling, dog to dog & dog to cat introductions, prey instinct concerns, scent work, dog training (Come when called, how to stay close off leash, not jumping, walk nice on the leash, leave that alone, digging, chewing…)  New puppy skills (potty training, puppy mouthing, puppy manners, socialization…) And adoption help for finding your next dog or puppy.
 

The Mission

A happy well-behaved dog, who is a joy to be around life long.  We solve behavior & training problems – and help prevent them!

Together we will bridge the gap between you & your dog, respecting your dog’s thoughts, feelings and fears to work: Body, Mind & Soul into solutions you are both happy with.
 

A Hippie Dog is a Happy Dog!

Who we are:

At Hippie Dog, we help you train your dog to behave well in the real world — not just the classroom.

We are a Richfield & Minneapolis/Twin Cities, MN, fear free and positive enforcement Dog Behavior & Dog Training business offering private dog behavior consultations & dog training lessons.  A variety of group dog training classes, dog adoption help, animal shelter & dog rescue assessments, behavior help for dogs, cats, staff & volunteers.  As well as, dog related business: staff training & our own Hippie Dog trainer mentorship program.

We turn dogs and puppies into polite, friendly companions that are a delight to live with using a holistic approach, meaning we think of all aspects of the dog – body, mind, and soul.  We use only positive, dog friendly, reward based training!  Let Hippie Dog be your dog trainer.. 

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Inga From - The face of Hippie Dog:

Inga From, CDBC, CPDT-KSA, distinguishes herself as one of only two Certified Dog Behavior Consultants in Minnesota, acknowledged by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She also holds accreditation as a Professional Dog Trainer from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Inga specializes in addressing trauma-induced behaviors in dogs, with a particular focus on shelter and rescue canines. Boasting an extensive background exceeding twenty years in animal behavior, including more than a decade devoted to shelter environments, Inga has elevated her passion for canine behavior into a distinguished profession. Notably, she played a pivotal role for over five years at a local humane society, serving as the foremost authority on behavior and training within the shelter. In recognition of her exceptional contributions, Inga received the prestigious Premier Shelter Staff Award from the national Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Founding Hippie Dog, a holistic animal behavior business, in 2014, Inga's pursuit of knowledge led her to India, where she studied street dogs and received mentorship from John Rogerson, a renowned dog trainer and behaviorist from the UK. Inga's training methodology is deeply rooted in positive reinforcement and motivational techniques, aligning with the principles of LIMA (Least Invasive Minimally Aversive). By adopting a dog-centric perspective and empathetically considering the dog's point of view, Inga challenges conventional training methods. Formerly chairing the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), Inga has established herself as a trailblazer in the field. In addition to her roles as an animal behavior consultant and trainer, Inga practices as an animal intuitive, providing energy healing and intuitive guidance to dogs and horses with passion.
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Inga From - The face of Hippie Dog:

Inga From, CDBC, CPDT-KSA, distinguishes herself as one of only two Certified Dog Behavior Consultants in Minnesota, acknowledged by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She also holds accreditation as a Professional Dog Trainer from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Inga specializes in addressing trauma-induced behaviors in dogs, with a particular focus on shelter and rescue canines. Boasting an extensive background exceeding twenty years in animal behavior, including more than a decade devoted to shelter environments, Inga has elevated her passion for canine behavior into a distinguished profession. Notably, she played a pivotal role for over five years at a local humane society, serving as the foremost authority on behavior and training within the shelter. In recognition of her exceptional contributions, Inga received the prestigious Premier Shelter Staff Award from the national Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Founding Hippie Dog, a holistic animal behavior business, in 2014, Inga's pursuit of knowledge led her to India, where she studied street dogs and received mentorship from John Rogerson, a renowned dog trainer and behaviorist from the UK. Inga's training methodology is deeply rooted in positive reinforcement and motivational techniques, aligning with the principles of LIMA (Least Invasive Minimally Aversive). By adopting a dog-centric perspective and empathetically considering the dog's point of view, Inga challenges conventional training methods. Formerly chairing the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), Inga has established herself as a trailblazer in the field. In addition to her roles as an animal behavior consultant and trainer, Inga practices as an animal intuitive, providing energy healing and intuitive guidance to dogs and horses with passion.

Meet the Hippie Dog Team!

Click a team member’s name to learn more!

Michael Radway
Michael Radway
2023-12-13
Very in tune with her clients needs and wants and are able to provide in a fun and interactive learning experience!
Nate Landaas
Nate Landaas
2023-11-19
I really felt Shed training classes with Inga, and her staff was exactly what I was hoping for going into it. I felt the field exercises as opposed to being in a building really helped me understand how to encourage and handle my dog while looking for deer antlers. It has going from my dog randomly finding one last summer to a activity both me and my dog can enjoy. Thank you for the experience and expertise offered.
Eve Toomey
Eve Toomey
2023-11-15
They are very responsive and professional would recommend to anyone looking for help with their dog or finding a dog that is a fit.
Jeanne Raymond
Jeanne Raymond
2023-06-28
Great to have a small class and to be practicing out in the real world.
Sheila Lund
Sheila Lund
2022-09-17
Inga from hippy dog is great. I did some classes with her a few years ago. She helped me with my rescue Buddy. He has come so far because of her help. I recommed her she is the best.
Ethan Wise
Ethan Wise
2022-08-13
Hippie Dog and Inga are an excellent choice. I am so grateful that Inga is very experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about helping dogs and their human companions. Inga only uses positive training methods, the dogs are happy, the dog owner is happy, the training is well organized and in my experience everything flows smoothly. This is easier than I expected. I see why this is called hippy dog, but I like to call it happy dog 🙂 because this training doesn't involve any stress for you or your dog! Happy dog, happy you! Hippie dog has different classes, I recommend all of them! This will also help you create a positive bond with your best friend while remaining the alpha.
troy cross
troy cross
2022-07-02
really great knowledgeable staff of trainers i really value they're approach to training and they make it so easy to follow lessons shouts out to inga keep doing the good work guys
Grant Trapp
Grant Trapp
2022-06-27
Inga is one of the best positive dog trainers I have ever worked with. I have been in the industry over 20 years and her training is top notch!
Rhonda Von Mosch
Rhonda Von Mosch
2022-06-27
Highly recommended! Inga and her Hippie Dog staff have creative, effective solutions to real pet training challenges. From basic dog skills to complex behavior problems, Inga has the ability to evaluate your pet and develop a plan to help you train your pet.

Jane

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge assessed (CPDT-KA)

Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

Jane lives in Richfield and is the owner of two rescue dogs. She has been involved in training for around 12 years and has participated in Obedience,
Agility, Dancing dogs and Rally Obedience. She trained for 2+years for a local rescue group as well as private training and advocates for spreading the word on the value of adopting rescue dogs. Jane is an avid believer in using Force Free training as a powerful tool to help dogs and their owners, has completed rigorous Positive Reinforcement with Hippie Dog’s Mentorship Program.
Meet Ashley - the Hippie Dog Team!

Ashley

Ashley completed the Positive Reinforcement Mentorship Program with Inga From in 2023. She has worked with Inga in Shed, Forage and Positive Reinforcement Gun Dog classes. Ashley has co-taught Community Education Basic Training & Manners classes. She completed an internship at a Veterinarian Clinic & has volunteered at a local Humane Society. She has recently started her journey in animal energy work to help promote & assist in animal’s physical & emotional health.

Ashley has a passion for human & dog relationships & respect for one another. After 15 years in the corporate world Ashley had the opportunity to follow her passion of working with dogs and their humans. She believes in helping every owner be happier & more connected with their dog & every dog be happier & more connected with their owner. She looks forward to working with you & your dog!

She is currently working towards her CCPDT-KA.

Lisa

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, both Skills and Knowledge assessed (CPDT-KSA)

Certified Family Dog Mediator ™️.

Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Are you perplexed by your dogs behavior or do you need some basic life skills for your dog? Wherever you are in your relationship with your dog I can help bridge the communication gap. I believe each dog is unique and enjoy finding creative solutions tailored to individuals and families.

Myra

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, both Skills and Knowledge assessed. (CPDT-KSA)

Certified Family Dog Mediator ™️.

Myra has trained dogs professionally for more than 30 years and has an intense interest in dog training which spans over many areas, including obedience, protection, agility, herding, tracking, search-and-rescue, drug detection, scent discrimination, therapy and service dog training.
Living with multiple disabilities, including a diagnosis of being “on the spectrum” (autistic) at age 60, has given Myra both perspective and motivation to thoroughly study and learn how to reliably produce successful working service dogs and adapt training for persons with varied disabilities.
Myra has conducted classes in St. Paul, Minnesota for owner-trainers of service dogs and for “reactive” dogs since 2005, including persons with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Epilepsy, and parents of children who are “on the spectrum.”

Michelle

Michelle has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2009. In that time she discovered her passion for canine behavior and helping humans and dogs connect on a deeper level. She has been focusing her veterinary continuing education on behavior since 2016 and in November 2022 started Inga’s mentorship program to start seriously on her path to dog training. Puppy development is a personal passion for her, Michelle seeks to help strengthen the bond between dog and human from the very beginning. In September 2023 she will be sitting for the CPDT – KA test to become a certified dog trainer. She currently lives with her 6 year old German shorthaired pointer Qwerty, elderly cat Kiwi, husband, and 2 kids.

As Hippie Dog approached its milestone tenth anniversary this year, we stand at the threshold of significant transformations on the horizon.

Stay tuned and join us in the evolution of dog training

As Hippie Dog approached its milestone tenth anniversary this year, we stand at the threshold of significant transformations on the horizon.

Stay tuned and join us in the evolution of dog training