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 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 Minneapolis/Twin Cities, MN, 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.. 

Inga From - The face of Hippie Dog:

Inga From, CDBC, CPDT-KSA is one of only two Certified Dog Behavior Consultants in the state of Minnesota! (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers), and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Inga specializes in shelter/rescue dogs. Dog behavior is more than just a hobby to Inga, it is a full-time job. She has worked in shelter settings for over 10 years. Five of those years were spent at a local humane society, where she served as the expert for the shelter in behavior and training. Inga was a national recipient of the Association of Pet Dog Trainer’s Premier Shelter Staff Award. Inga is the owner of Hippie Dog, a holistic animal behavior solution business that offers a variety of services. Inga traveled to India to study under John Rogerson - a world renowned dog trainer and behaviorist from the UK. Inga uses positive/motivational training techniques based on the LIMA (Least Invasive Minimally Aversive) principles. Inga is currently on the Board of Directors for the (APDT) Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Along with being a professional animal behavior consultant & trainer, Inga is a Reiki Master and Shamanic healer. She enjoys giving energy healing and intuitive insight to both people and their pets.

Inga From - The face of Hippie Dog:

Inga From, CDBC, CPDT-KSA is one of only two Certified Dog Behavior Consultants in the state of Minnesota! (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers), and a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Inga specializes in shelter/rescue dogs. Dog behavior is more than just a hobby to Inga, it is a full-time job. She has worked in shelter settings for over 10 years. Five of those years were spent at a local humane society, where she served as the expert for the shelter in behavior and training. Inga was a national recipient of the Association of Pet Dog Trainer’s Premier Shelter Staff Award. Inga is the owner of Hippie Dog, a holistic animal behavior solution business that offers a variety of services. Inga traveled to India to study under John Rogerson - a world renowned dog trainer and behaviorist from the UK. Inga uses positive/motivational training techniques based on the LIMA (Least Invasive Minimally Aversive) principles. Inga is currently on the Board of Directors for the (APDT) Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Along with being a professional animal behavior consultant & trainer, Inga is a Reiki Master and Shamanic healer. She enjoys giving energy healing and intuitive insight to both people and their pets.

Meet the Hippie Dog Team!

Click a team member’s name to learn more!

Ole Baumberger
Ole Baumberger
2022-06-27
I really love this business! Inga really knows what she is talking about and does. She has had many years of practice and specializes in a wide variety of things . She really helped me with my dogs anxiety. I highly recommend Hippie Dog to everyone! She's very professional and is great to work with!
Kris Anderson
Kris Anderson
2022-06-25
Meet Fern. She is a rescue who would not come near us for 3 months. Lisa worked with her &us. She now goes for walks, plays with toys and even learned how to bark. Just today I was told what a remarkable change they see in her "she is a real dog'
Erica Wells
Erica Wells
2022-06-24
Inga is fabulous. We’ve had her on the west coast twice for Gun Dog Workshops and everyone learned a ton and had a great time!
Kate An Hunter
Kate An Hunter
2022-06-24
I have taken two classes from Hippie Dog: shed hunting and morel hunting. The classes welcomed my dog who is an unexpected breed (Brussels Griffon) for such training. The classes provided useful background information and thoughtful, positive training. I have been involved in training and competition in a wide range of canine sports for over 40 years, so I am pretty picky about trainers. I highly recommend Hippie Dogs to everyone who is looking for new ways to work with and have fun with their dog.
Sam Maeder
Sam Maeder
2022-03-28
The initial consult is nice because they get to know you and your pet. The first session was also very positive. Excited and hopeful that my hyper dog will finally be trained. And I feel like I've been given the tools to be successful thus far
Richard Cope
Richard Cope
2021-10-29
Hippie dog only uses positive training methods to teach dogs and their owners. You can see how much the dogs are enjoying the experience, no tension or fear as with classes that use more aversive training methods. The space was large so that each dog and owner had sufficient space to work on skills without being right on top of other dogs. Highly recommend if you are looking to develop a strong, positive bond with your dog and want to train them the basics that all dogs and their owners should know.

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.

Juli

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

Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)

I completed the Hippie Dog Shelter Dog mentorship program with Inga From and graduated with honors from Animal Behavior College for Dog Training.  I have over 8 years experience teaching group classes and private lessons. In addition, an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. I became a dog trainer after taking classes with one of my own dogs. I loved watching the bond between my dog and myself grow while working on basic manners. I would love to set you up for success with your puppy/dog.

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.”