We require ALL adopters to attend an obedience course. It does not matter if you have trained 1 dog or 100 dogs, all dogs adopted through us are required to go to training WITH their adopted owner.  The owner is expected to participate in class and make improvements in their skills with the dog during the obedience course. 

If you do not want to train your dog and put in the time and effort to make your dog a great breed ambassador through training, we are not the rescue for you. The responsibility you take on for your own Pit Bull AND the breed as a whole when you adopt is huge. You owe it to the breed to make your Pit Bull a breed ambassador and that does not ONLY mean that your dog is great with people. It means your dog is great with people, when working and out in the public eye showing just how wonderful this breed (or any dog!) can be when given the proper direction and guidance. Because its more than how you raise the dog, it is also how you train the dog. 


Why do I have to attend training? I’ve trained dogs before or I just want a pet. 
(Whatever your “reason” may be)

1. Pit bulls aren’t just ANY breed. They are breed faced with prejudice and misconception. It’s our responsibility to our breed to make them an ambassador of the breed. Realistically they should be able to perform (on any given day or time or location in any environment) the AKC Canine Good Citizen tests (https://www.akc.org/events/cgc/training_testing.cfm).  

 

This level of training with most dogs & people relies on group classes. Really to obtain this level of training you need many levels of training. By requiring an 8 week course it’s our hope that you see the value and necessity of continuing with your dog. 


2. If you are adopting a dog you should love dogs. This includes spending time with them right? Going to training is like “date night” with your dog. You are hanging out with your best friend. If you cannot commit to training once a week for several weeks (better yet months) then you may want to rethink dog ownership. Owning a dog is a big commitment. Adopting a pit bull is a much bigger one. It’s not just “your dog”…it’s for the betterment of the breed.


 Really evaluate your life and commitment before adopting a dog. There are so many dogs (pit bulls) capable of amazing things that never get to accomplish them and the only thing holding them back is the other end of the leash. 


APPROVED TRAINING CENTERS

The Canine Coach
http://www.thek9coach.com/index.php
Location: Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Louis Park 

Total Recall 
http://www.trdogs.com/
Location: Hugo 

Katie's K9
http://www.ktk9.com/
Location: Hugo

Cloud Nine
http://cloudninedogtraining.com/
Location: Minnetonka and New Hope

Tails Up 
http://www.tailsupdogtraining.com/
Location: Burnsville

Lucky Paws
http://www.luckypawsmn.com/
Location: South, West, and North Metro, Group Classes in Blaine

RR Professional Training 
https://www.rrprofessionaldogtraining.com/
Location: Sturgeon and Carlton (Duluth)

Funtastic K9 Training 
https://www.funtastick9training.com/
Location: St. Paul 
(board and train only)