Founder of Fenzi Dog Sports Academy

Denise Fenzi

Denise Fenzi is a writer, story teller, dog trainer, free spirit, entrepreneur, and advocate for people and animals – in no particular order.

As a competitor, Denise is best known for her flashy and precise obedience work, as demonstrated by two AKC OTCH dogs and perfect scores in both schutzhund and Mondio Ringsport obedience.

She has titled dogs in obedience, tracking, schutzhund, mondioring, herding, conformation, and agility.

Scroll down to learn more about Denise’s various projects, from online learning opportunities to the Team Titling Program, with plenty more in between!

Dog training is a journey…

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With 8 books under her belt including several award-winners, there is a book for you!

Train with Denise

Learn directly from Denise through webinars, self study, and her highly popular online classes!

Free Training Articles

Denise’s award-winning, content-rich blog has received close to two million views! Learn for free!

Fenzi Dog Sports Academy

Fenzi Dog Sports Academy is an online dog training school dedicated to providing high quality instruction for competitive dog sports using only progressive and friendly training methods – our school is kind for both dogs and humans!

TEAM Titling Program

TEAM stands for “Training Excellence Assessment Modules,” which perfectly describes our goal — a progression-oriented titling program that emphasizes excellence in training.

Photo Credit: Joe Camp

Latest Blog Posts

The weed people

When I was a kid, my mom used to rage about people who had weeds growing in their gardens.  Those weeds go to seed and those seeds get blown around the neighborhood, leaving my mom's pristine garden a hapless victim. Weeds in her garden were the result of...

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Philosophy or behavior?

You had a bad training day. You got angry. You yanked at your dog, jerked them around a little bit and generally behaved badly. Ugly stuff. What happens now? One answer is to blame the dog. The dog deserved it. The dog is stubborn and hard. There is no other way to...

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Cue Discrimination

For the new AKC Cue Discrimination Exercise, your goal will be to teach your dog to listen to a specific position cue like sit, down or stand without creeping towards you. How might you accomplish that? First I would suggest separating out the challenges. 1, Listening...

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