I’m John, owner and head dog trainer at Paw & Order Twin Cities. I began working with dogs as a foster volunteer in 2007 for a local rescue group (All Dog Rescue). To date, I have fostered & rehomed over 60 dogs of all ages, sizes, and breed mixes. This experience has given me insight into what it means to welcome a new dog into a home while understanding each dog’s unique personality and needs.
In 2015, I completed a Professional Dog Trainer program through CATCH Canine Academy. Soon thereafter, I was accepted into the Animal Humane Society’s 3-month dog training internship at their facility in Golden Valley, MN. Upon completion, AHS hired me to teach group classes, puppy kindergarten, supervised puppy playgroups, and in-home training. I then decided to go into business for myself – and thus, Paw & Order Twin Cities was born!
Before becoming a professional trainer, I worked as a pediatric occupational therapist working with children and young adults (ages 3-21) with special needs. I welcome the opportunity to work with people of all ages and abilities, from all walks of life!
Not only am I a Paw & Order certified trainer, but I am also certified through the AKC (American Kennel Club). I am an approved evaluator for Canine Good Citizen and therapy dogs through Therapy Dogs United. I completed a masterclass in aggression and have worked with many dog aggression cases, so I am qualified to address these difficult issues. I am a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). I’ve attended numerous dog training seminars, including, “Training Between The Ears.”
Paw & Order Twin Cities offers the following dog training programs. Contact us today for more information or to get scheduled.
Most issues start at your house, so it’s best to deal with them in their own environment. As training progresses, we may move the lessons to public areas in order to work with distractions. Our adult program is commitment-based, which means we work with you until all of your goals are met, no matter how lengthy the training is. Learn more >>
The virtual dog training package works similar to our in-home package. It is commitment-based, which means we work with you until all of your goals are met, no matter how lengthy the training is. The difference is that instead of coming to you and working in the dog’s environment, we will set up an online virtual meeting, observe your dog’s behavior, and walk you through instruction step-by-step. Learn more >>
We hold various adventures throughout the year, usually once or twice every weekend. They typically include 10 to 20 dogs (though we’ve had as many as 30), and usually take place at local parks or trails.
Paw & Order Twin Cities owner and head trainer John Rossakis
If you live outside our area, you have the option of our virtual program.
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