Positive Training for Dogs and their People
Dog training for life and competition — helping dogs and their people learn to work and play together.
Training in Aurora, MN
Train in-person with Nicole and work on basic obedience, behavior problem solving, and dog sports.
Nicole teaches online classes, workshops, webinars, and private training through Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.
Nicole Wiebusch CPDT-KA
Training dogs effectively with methods that are kind is a passion of mine. I use these methods in all forms of dog training: puppy training, pet training, and dog sports training. The challenge of evolving to become a better and more effective trainer, while still using force-free methods, is one that I enjoy. I love sharing with other people how to effectively train their dogs.
When I started training dogs many years ago, choke chains and prong collars were commonly used. Not knowing any better, I fell into this way of training my german shepherd dog for the obedience ring. Max was a good boy, but I sure didn’t make obedience fun for him! Regardless, he did his job and we earned our Companion Dog title.
Staying connected to your dog is so important. If you start off with connection, it will be easier for you to maintain that connection throughout your run! You walk into the agility ring, running through the course in your head. Your dog, too, is looking at all the obstacles and getting...
Before delving into the specifics of jumping exercises for agility, rally, and obedience, it's essential to instill in your dog the idea that jumping is not only enjoyable but also rewarding, which can be done by incorporating jumping games into your training! These jumping games can significantly...
Bringing a new puppy into your home is an exciting and rewarding experience, but it also comes with its fair share of challenges. One of the most valuable tools in your puppy parenting arsenal is crate training. What is Crate Training? Crate training is an effective way to...
“I have been training with my dog Elsa through Golden Paws Dog Training since she was 12 weeks old. She is now a little over 2 years of age and we can’t get enough.
We currently take Rally Obedience Class and Advanced Agility. I decided to attend her Basic Manners class when I first got Elsa because I believe strongly in Positive Reinforcement Training and Nicole came highly recommended by my co-worker.
I was not disappointed. Nicole’s classes are kept small and she is very good at getting in one-on-one training time even in a group setting. She also is great at adapting training techniques that work best with how an individual dog learns. It’s not a one size fits all program, because no two dogs learn exactly the same way.
We have attended all the classes she has offered. Basic Manners, Advanced Manners, Dealing with Distractions, Agility, Rally Obedience, and we are now doing Private Sessions to work on getting ready for our big Rally and Agility trial in May! We love Golden Paws. 5 stars for sure!”