A Hippie Dog is a Happy dog!

Dog Training Classes

Fun, Effective Dog Training classes! Come to Hippie Dog for results that last when you leave the classroom. Enjoy small class sizes, lots of personal attention, and the latest methods in dog training taught by certified instructors. We only offer positive reward based training.

Do you have a new puppy in need of manners and socialization? Just adopted a new dog? Or is it simply time to polish your dog’s basic life skills? We get you and your dog on the right track with come when called, anti-jumping, impulse control exercises, loose-leash walking, leave it, stay, greeting people and other dogs & learning dog body language & leash handling skills so you will know when, where and how to apply your new dog training to real life.

What do you mean by holistic? We think of all aspects of the dog in regards to the training and/or behavior issues – body, mind and soul. We use the holistic approach to come up with creative approaches to the conflicts you are having with your pet.

Effective, humane, positive reward based training.
Class instructors are professional, knowledgeable, certified and fun!  
Class size is kept small to ensuring individual attention from the trainer.
Unique holistic approach you won’t get any place else!

The aim our classes is to have a happy well-behaved dog that has learned life long skills that can be used in real life. Using a holistic approach, we will cover all aspects of the dog: body, mind, and soul, teaching you how to read your dog in multiple ways. We cover both the theory of how dogs learn — so you know how to solve problems outside the classroom  — and practice everyday scenarios like polite greetings, walk nice on leash and more.

* Effective & humane, reward based training.

* Open enrollment style classes for puppies and dogs of any training level.

* Class instructors are professional, knowledgeable and fun!

* Class size is kept small to ensuring individual attention from the trainer.

* Unique holistic approach you won’t get any place else!

*At Hippie dog it’s all about love not war with your pooch!

* Some trainers promise to fix all your dog’s bad behaviors. But changing behavior—as we all know—takes cooperation and compliance by multiple parties, so we think giving guarantees about behavior is downright unethical.

* Instead we strive for the following:

A commitment to help you address, change, and improve your dog’s behavior
Fast, effective dog training solutions
All inquiries addressed within 24 hours
Trained staff, committed to continuing education

Outdoor Drop-In Style Basic Manners Classes 
*For Puppies & Adult Dogs (age 8 weeks and up)
*Held Outdoors with Training Packages (Drop-In Style)
*Drop- In Style: means that you can begin attending class whenever you want, and finish your training package 4, 6, 8 or 10 sessions later – essentially, you choose your own start and end dates!
Instead of waiting for the start date of the class you want, start right away!
Start reaping the socialization benefits of Puppy Kindergarten as soon as possible – now you don’t have to wait!
Have a vacation scheduled? Stop in when its best for you!
Our manners classes are taught outside and built around real-life situations and problem-solving that teaches students the skills they’ll need every day with their dog.

 

Semi-Private Training Sessions-Drop In Style
*For Puppies & Adult Dogs (age 8 weeks and up)
*Held indoors. No need to sign up. Just stop by! Cost is $25 per session. Only 1-4 dogs per session allowed. Work on the things you and your dog need help with now. *Get semi-private training in a small group environment.
 
Puppy Play- Drop In
*For puppies ages 10 weeks to 5.5 months.
*Held Indoors.  No need to sign up. Just stop by! Cost is $12 per session.
*You want only the best for your pup and so do we!
*Our puppy playgroups are run by Hippie Dog certified instructors that are given extensive training in reading dog body language and know the ins and outs of what is good and proper play. They will help show you so you will be able to keep your pup safe anywhere you go! Come let your pup learn proper play!
*Vaccinations required at your veterinarian recommendations
(Limited to the first 10 puppies that show up)
 
 
Richfield/Bloomington Community Education Dog Training Classes
*For puppies & Adult dogs (10 weeks and up)
*Held Indoors and must pre-register and sign up through Community Education.
*Start to finish class style.  Starts on set date and ends on a set date.  Offered once a week for 4 weeks.
*Bilingual English/Spanish Classes available: Perros Obedientes: Modales Básicos Caninos
 
 
Scent Work Classes
*For puppies & Adult dogs (10 weeks and up).  Adult dogs should have completed basic manners training before attending these classes.  
*Held Outdoors & Remotely via Zoom
*Start to finish class style.  Starts on set date and ends on a set date.  Offered once a week for 4 weeks.
*Antler Shed Dog Class
*Forage & Field Dog Class (Morel Mushroom Dog)
Unlike traditional dog training classes which have a specific start date and run for a certain number of weeks, drop-in sessions are ongoing. These rolling classes are held up to two days a week and set up so anyone can start at any time during one of our training sessions. Drop-In for any open session that we are teaching.
-For Outdoor Drop-In Basic Manners Classes you need to buy a training package.  You can buy this under book now on our website.
*We encourage you to try and come at least once per week to get the most benefit and success. However, you can use your package to come by anytime during the summer.
-For Indoor Semi-Private Training Sessions-Drop In Style.  You don’t need to buy a package or sign up.  Just stop by and pay at the door.
Visit our Facebook page to find out who is teaching that day and what they will be covering.

Visit our Facebook page to find out who is teaching that day and what they will be covering.
www.facebook.com/Ahippiedog

How to get started:

Picking the right class:
The Class Description dropdown listed area on the website will have all the classes we offer.  Not all of these classes are available all the time. 
See the list below of Current and Upcoming Classes if you want to attend a class right now.
These are classes that you may or may not have to pre-register or pay a training package for.
 
If you are picking: Puppy Play or Semi-Private Training Sessions-Drop In Style, you can just stop by class, no need to sign up or buy a package.
 
If you are picking:
Outdoor Basic Manners, Drop-In Style Pre-Package Sessions.
You will need to Pick and Buy a Training Package on our website.
Present Moment: 4 Pack ($130)
Right On: 6 Pack ($165)
Love & Light: 8 Pack ($198)
Doggie Guru: 10 Pack ($216)
Buy the Package on our website and then you will be signed up.
Click on Book Online
Go to Drop-In Outdoor Training Classes Sign Up and click select.
If you are picking:
Richfield Community Education Classes.
You will need to pre-resister for those classes, directly with Comm Ed.
Visit their website to sign up.
If you are picking:
Scent Work Classes
Go to our sister website to pre-register.

See schedule below. Follow us on FaceBook to see what dates you want to attend, based on instructors and what will be covered on each class date.

Current and Upcoming Classes

(These classes run May to October and are held at Veterans Memorial Park,
6335 Portland Ave, Richfield, MN 55423).
Wednesdays: 6:30-7:15pm Wed (ending October 5th).
Sundays 10-10:45am Sun (ending October 9th).
​”Book Online” at the bottom of the page to sign up and make payment for class.

Every Sunday, 11:00am-11:45am (starting Oct. 16th)
For any dog 8 weeks and older.
No need to sign up. Just stop by (Limited to the first 4 dogs)
Chuck & Don’s in Edina
6821 York Ave S.
Cost is $35 per session.
Work on the things you and your dog need help with now.
Get semi-private training with a certified expert.
Don’t want to commit to a whole round of classes, we got you. Stop by and check us out. Come to one or every session.

Sign up directly with Richfield Community Education
list this link

Puppy Play- Drop In
Ages 10 weeks to 5.5 months.
You want only the best for your pup and so do we!
Our puppy playgroups are run by Hippie Dog. Our certified instructors are given extensive training in reading dog body language and know the ins and outs of what is good and proper play. They will help show you too so you will be able to keep your pup safe anywhere you go! Come let your pup learn proper play!
Chuck & Don’s in Edina (York Ave)
Every Sunday 10:00-10:45am (starting Oct. 16th).
$12 drop in fee. No need to sign up, just stop by. (Limited to the first 10 puppies that show up)
Vaccinations required at your veterinarian recommendations.

Antler Shed Dog and Forage & Field Dog (Morel Mushroom Dog) Classes