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Dog Training Reviews

What customers, colleagues, co-workers & rescue dog foster parents say

Opened Our eyes

The techniques we have learned from Jody and Jeannie have opened our eyes to a different approach to dog training, and have helped us understand dog behavior. The group training sessions have been a perfect mix of work and play not only for our dog, but for us as dog owners. The eCourse training videos are very useful and have allowed us to work with our dog at home one step at a time. We’ve seen such a great progression in our dog which is why we highly recommend Jody and her Go Anywhere Dog team!

Kelly Tierney Baliey's Mom, Minneapolis, MN

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Go Anywhere Dog throws out the old ways of how we communicate with and train dogs, and welcomes in a new era of leading with love, trust, and dignity- and the results are ASTONISHING.


Sara Pohlad

Ralph’s Mom,  Edina, MN

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The best pup trainer – informed, kind and patient are words I would use to describe Jody. I would not trust my dog to anyone else.


Cathy WIlliams
Sadie’s Mom,  Eagan, MN

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Go Anywhere Dog is amazing. Such personal attention. We now have a beautifully trained puppy thanks to Jody. Dogs love her, and she can get them to enjoy everything they learn. My puppy is SO happy when Jody comes to the door!


Sue Duval
Oscar's Mom, Minneapolis, MN

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Jody is great! You can tell that she genuinely cares about the work she is doing, and meeting your dog where they are. The best part is that there are videos and homework to do at home, the learning and help doesn’t just end when you walk out of the class. Highly Recommend!


Hope Bauer

Addison’s Mom,  Minneapolis, MN

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Jody is the absolute best. Beyond compare. She will help you make your dog the toast of the town. If you follow through on her advice, you will have the best dog ever. We would love our dog Gary regardless, but thanks to Jody, he IS a very good boy. Possibly the best boy ever.


Danielle Arlowe
Gary’s Mom,  Edina, MN

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I cannot speak highly enough of Jody from Go Anywhere Dog. She came into our life shortly after our Shichon puppy Pippa. She helped us navigate those adorable, but challenging early puppy days. Not only did Jody assist with potty training and teach Pippa not to chew on everything, she also helped with Pippa’s socialization with other dogs by taking her on fun playdates.


While I value Jody’s training expertise and love for Pippa, I also really appreciate her non-judgmental way of working with families to make sure they have a great experience welcoming a dog into their lives. Without hesitation I would recommend her services (in fact I have recommended 5 or 6 friends)!


Sara Ahluwalia 

Pippa’s Mom,  Edina, MN

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An absolutely wonderful team of incredibly gifted, talented and knowledgable behaviorists.  It is very clear that they do what they do for the good of dogs.  Would recommend to any and all!


Alex Mass 

Hudson & Batman’s Dad, St Paul MN

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You could not have a better trainer or training experience.  Jody is a real pro and an amazing teacher.  I highly recommend Go Anywhere Dog.


Sarah Pennington
Yaletown Dog TrainingVancouver British Columbia, Canada

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All the dogs who I groom who have been trained here are very well behaved and a pleasure to handle on my table.  I would recommend the Go Anywhere Dog team to anyone.  Thanks for making the dogs happy!


Amanda Olson
Amanda’s Pet GroomingEagan MN

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Jody and Jeannie are amazing!  I’ve worked along side both these ladies and learned so much.  They really have a passion for what they do and it shows!  So professional, friendly and easy to follow along with them.  They are my go to for anything dog related!  


Trisha Barker

Dog Daycare Employee, Lakeville MN

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Here is a marriage of high high quality information with smart, user-friendly delivery, and on a topic dear to my heart: dog behavior and training.  My fervant hope is to see Go Anywhere Dog change many thousands of dogs’ and guardians lives and knowing how good the team is, I’m willing to bet on it.


Jean Donaldson
Academy for Dog Trainers, San Francisco, CA

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I have had two private training sessions with Jody and I am now halfway through her basic obedience class at Bone Adventure in NE Mpls. We have been working on leash pulling/frustration and general manners for our 1 1/2 year old rescue pup. We attended another leash and obedience class but Jody’s approach is much better. I love the off leash classroom and positive reinforcement on the leash. Our dog has made enormous strides with her leash walking and jumping up on humans (the two big issues we have faced).


Jody is compassionate and practical. She’s terrific with both dogs and humans, gives very clear advice, has videos to explain and demonstrate, and she loves helping dogs and humans live together. I hope to continue through the Canine Good Citizen sequence.


Jill Locke

Piper's Mom – South Minneapolis, MN

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I've been using Jody for approximately 7 months directing the training of my now 10 month old puppy. I've used her for private training and class work. She's simply the BEST! There's no comparison to the other training groups that I've attended. She's smart and insightful, uses evidence-based training methods of positive reinforcement, teaches common-sense everyday-useful obedience, and most of all, she makes it FUN!


Caryn Zembrosky

Willa's Mom, Minnetonka, MN

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We love working with Jody! She is professional yet fun and you can tell she loves what she does. Our dog loves Jody and being in class with the other dogs. As a first time dog owner I love how Jody teaches us to understand what is going on in our dogs mind. Jody teaches skills that really work!


Kristina Richards
Maya's Mom, Minneapolis, MN

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I hardly know where to begin with my praise of Jody and Go Anywhere Dog. My husband and I got our first-ever puppy and had no clue! We tried 3 different trainers with mixed success, when thankfully we were referred to Jody. Her approach is just right for us, and more importantly for our dog. She is extremely knowledgeable, really understands dogs and their behavior, and is able to train both dog and owner in a fun, relaxed and effective way. We have had a few private lessons and then transitioned to several group, off-leash classes at Bone Adventure with Jody and Jeannie, including a Canine Good Citizen series. 

We’ve also participated in her awesome online “Fido Come!” course, where Jody provides a series of step-by-step online videos that teach a systematic way of achieving a reliable recall for your dog. For our group of participants, she established a private facebook group where we could share experiences, pictures, and pose questions for Jody. I never thought my dog, who generally would blow me off when I told her to come, would come bounding to me at the first request, but she does! (most of the time:) One more thing: a couple of times when I had a rather urgent issue, Jody spent time on the phone with me and/or was willing to private message on FB to help – beyond the call of duty, in my opinion, for a very busy trainer. I recommend Jody and DogSense Online without reservation.


Pat Sorenson 

Scout’s Mom,  Golden Valley, MN

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Jody Karow came in when we were growing our dog daycare and dog boarding business, developing from a few dogs to the five playrooms we have now.

Jody has become my personal mentor.  Being a graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers with Jean Donaldson brings enormous knowledge.  This not only helps the dogs and the owners enjoy training, but it’s proven to be most effective to get the behaviors we would like to see more often.  Jody does an impeccable job teaching others this.  I have firsthand watched her modify a dog’s behavior and I have recommended her to many of our clients.  They’ve come back better dogs and happier customers.  The dogs enjoy daycare more.  It is wonderful.


Emily Neimeyer 

Dog Daycare Manager,  Minneapolis, MN

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Working with Jody Karow, has been really amazing!  It was an eye opening experience for coming in with lots of natural talent with dogs but not having any hardcore knowledge or skills.  Jody would ask us to do something to modify a dog’s behavior and at first you think: “How is this ever going to work?”  If you did exactly what she asked you to do, you would immediately see results.  Giving her that trust, it was eye opening and I’ve learned so much from her.

Jody does not use fear tactics – no shouting, clapping, stomping or loud noises.  She really motivates the dog to want to change their behavior with treats, toys or even just a very happy voice – whatever motivates that particular dog.

A huge thing she helped us with is not getting frustrated, instead to step back and look at things from a different perspective and come up with a plan.  She always trains with a plan.  The dogs love her, she has such a positive attitude and patience with them.  They're always going to learn.  They'll come straight to her when she enters the dog daycare playroom.  Even if she doesn’t have treats and toys, they just really enjoy her.  I have never seen a dog she could not help.  She’s never afraid to take on a challenge.  She wants to do what’s going to be best for each dog and help you to have the relationship that you always pictured in your head.  She really takes those dreams become reality.


Ashley Hofius

Dog Daycare Manager,  Minneapolis, MN

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DogSense Online is an incredible resource for our foster parents.  The videos help them get their foster dogs started on the right foot or paw!  Jody makes learning fun and easy.  She uses great analogies that explain things in way that is easy to understand and easy to remember.  We’ve needed a resource like this for a long time and are so excited to see what Jody and the Go Anywhere Dog team do next!”


Lynne Bengtson

Director of Safe Hands Rescue, Minneapolis, MN

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Go Anywhere Dog will change the way dog owners think about how they communicate and teach their dogs.  It sweeps away the myths and complexity and unlocks the secret of making effective training sheer fun.  It’s a fabulous resource and one that the dog loving world has long been waiting for.


Simon Wooler 

Owner of Sociable Dog,  United Kingdom

Let's raise your Go Anywhere Dog together!

  • Twin Cities MN Certified Puppy & Dog Trainers | Go Anywhere Dog™

    Team Go Anywhere Dog™ Twin Cities dog trainers are ready to become a part of your journey to having the relationship of your dreams with your new puppy or dog. We each bring something special to the ‘dish’ that will make your relationship with us a great partnership. From our science based dog training methods to customer support, we are at ‘the ready’ to supply you with the tools you need to enjoy your puppy or dog… even more!

    We saw a need for raising the bar in how we train social family dogs! Passion pulled us out of our corporate careers to a career in puppies and dogs. Our corporate backgrounds put us on a path of seeking out modern best practices for teaching and training dogs that were seen as part of the family. We hit the books hard and pursued a formal education in animal learning theory, applied behavior analysis and how dogs learn.  Now we take our client counseling savvy and in depth knowledge of dogs to help families enjoy a modern lifestyle with the dog they love.

  • A journey of a thousand questions

    Our journey took us over thousands of miles and acres of print. We read books and articles. We went to conferences and seminars. We toured dog parks and visited dog fairs, talking to owners. We heard hundreds of individual stories from bewildered dog lovers who wanted to do the right thing by their dogs, but who also, understandably, wanted their dogs to do the right thing! They just couldn’t find what worked.

    We ran a pet resort in Eagan, MN, working with more than 2,000 customers in family dog training and dog daycare, canine and human. We saw dog behavior up close and in great scale. We watched what motivated them. But just as importantly, we learned about the frustrations loving owners feel about dog training. They needed training that worked in everyday life, not just in a class or training session. They wanted practical solutions, not certificates.

    A journey to discover real answers

    We studied hard with one of the world’s leading experts in positive reinforcement dog training, dog behaviorist Jean Donaldson at the Academy for Dog Trainers. We learned what the science of animal behavior has to teach us about great techniques that work. Not myths or folklore, but fact. The confusion had cleared.Though we’ve found our answers, our journey hasn’t ended. It’s become an everyday mission to make kind, positive dog training clear, straightforward and practical.

    A mission to share our knowledge for Social Family Dog Training

    We know that offering great family dog training is not just about knowledge or technique – though we believe in the importance of both. It’s about how effectively you get both of those across to the people who live with and love those dogs. We’ve found our DogSense, now we want to unleash it; to make it second nature for every loving owner who longs to have a simple, joyful, brilliant relationship with their dog. Will you join us?

    You can rely on Go Anywhere Dog™ Puppy & Dog Training

    It’s always:

    -Tailored to fit your lifestyle

    -Effective

    -Straight forward reward based training

    -Based on sound knowledge of how dogs learn

    -Results-driven

  • We’re Dog Training Professionals on a Mission

    -To help every dog lover have the kind of relationship with their dog they’ve always dreamed about.

    -To grow rock solid understanding of how dogs learn and what motivates them.

    -To pass on the most successful and kindest puppy & dog training techniques.

    -Most of all, to do our bit to create a world of sociable, happy, confident dogs that are welcome in all the best places.

    Go Anywhere Dog™ is:

    A CODEBREAKER:  Having a great relationship with your dog is all about understanding their behavior and how your dog learns. We unlock the code for you.

    AN INNOVATOR:  We’re continually reading and researching new, safe, kind ways to accelerate dog training. When we get them, we pass them on.

    ON YOUR TEAM:  We know that you love your dog, but we know that doesn’t make the frustration any less intense. We don’t judge. We’re on your side. Always.

    A CHEERLEADER:  Turning tricky, frustrating relationships into lifelong friendships is more than a job for us. There’s nothing better than seeing you succeed. It’s what we love most of all. Whether you’ve joined a Go Anywhere Dog™ in home dog training program, attending our Twin Cities Puppy Classes & Socials or working your way through our online dog training videos, when it all goes right, listen out – you’ll hear our cheer!

    Go Anywhere Dog™ loves:

    KNOWLEDGE:  Facts, evidence, the real deal about how dogs learn, not the myths.

    CURIOSITY:  We’re always on the lookout for smarter, simpler, better ways to help dogs and their humans get along – when we find great, new proven techniques we build them into our program.

    SHARING:  We love to share. Our dog training methods are straightforward and ‘sticky’ and made to share. We tell you why they work as well as what to do. That makes it so much easier to see how they’ll work in your everyday.

    THE HERE, THE NOW AND THE BEAUTIFUL TOMORROW:  Our work is all about where you are now and where you want to go. We don’t do guilt trips. And in case you’re in any doubt, we don’t use force – ever.

    SUCCESS:  We love the process of dog training . But what we love even more is when you no longer need us. Because that’s both happy ending and a whole new beginning.

    Can we make it our mission to help you and your puppy or dog?

    Delivering on the dream takes a little effort. But getting there, we promise, is fun, enlightening and downright life enhancing. We’ve been there on that journey with thousands of dog families. We’d love for you to be one of them.

  • Ron Iverson & Dan Kenward

    Marketing / Support / Videography

    Ron and Dan know how to get us to look at what we do and how we do it in a completely new way, using stories, animation and a big, big helping of humor.

    Their decades of experience in state-of-the art public access programming means they just love to make learning new skills and techniques beautifully simple and compulsively fun. Their creative talent in video production , combined with Jody’s knowledge and expertise in how dogs learn, is the key to unleashing the ‘dogsense’ that lies within every dog lover.

    Ron draws on his background in the corporate telecommunications and hospitality industries where he produced training and internal marketing materials to help employees learn new stuff and get in the mind of their customers, as well as designing incentive programs to encourage them to stick with fresh ways of working.

    Dan has more than 27 years of video production and broadcasting experience behind him. With a BA in Business and Public Administration, he gives the Go Anywhere Dog™ team a solid commercial foundation and his 18 years in the field of nursing give him a strong sense of what helps us adopt new habits and adapt to new regimes.

    Ron and Dan are longtime close friends of Jody and Jeannie since the Go Anywhere Dog™ world was just a glimmer of a dream.

  • Jody Karow, CTC

    Twin Cities Certified Puppy & Dog Trainer & Dog Life Coach

    I’m on a mission to decode how the dogs we love see the world, how they learn and what really gets them motivated so we can transform the way we train them. I won’t rest until we have a world of happy, sociable, confident dogs whose people enjoy every moment of the time they spend with them.

    My journey to Go Anywhere Dog™ started with looking for answers for my own dog, Buddha and brought me into conversation with thousands of bemused, confused and frustrated dog parents who wanted to do right by their dogs, but equally wanted their dogs to do the right things and had failed to find consistent workable answers.

    Now, along with Team Go Anywhere Dog™, we’re bringing together more than 10 years experience in the pet industry with a strong background in the technology development industry to launch a whole new approach to dog training.  Since 2007 I have been counseling and training both dogs and people, guiding them in achieving better lives together.

    My business background in technology convinced me of the force of simple, smart communication to transform the way we do things. My experience with dogs and their guardians, dog professionals and rescues convinced me of the need to look at training with fresh eyes – the dog’s. The Go Anywhere Dog™ approach is based on how our dogs view the world, what influences their behavior and how to motivate them so training becomes a pleasure, not a power struggle.

    I’ve enjoyed my work as dog training and behavior consultant for Safe Hands Rescue in Minneapolis, MN and resident dog expert for PetChatz headquartered in Burnsville, MN. I founded a state of the art dog daycare, serving over 2,000 dogs and their guardians and continue to consult with dog daycares nationwide on how to enrich environments for the dogs in their care and use effective rewards and motivators to improve behavior. I’m also a very proud graduate & certified by Academy for Dog Trainers, one of the world’s best dog behavior and training programs taught by Dog Behaviorist & Author Jean Donaldson.  Go Anywhere Dog™ offers local Puppy Training Programs in the Twin Cities MN & virtual Dog Life Coach Programs worldwide.

    Born and raised in Minnesota. A resident of the beautiful rolling hills in Eagan, MN for the past 15 years. You’ll find me frequenting our local dog parks and dog events, enjoying activities at our many Minneapolis lakes, shopping fantastic local stores at 50th & France in Edina & enjoying deck time with family and friends. I love life in the Twin Cities and am a proud Minnesota girl.

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