Denise Fenzi’s


Balance – Trainer and Student

I have lots of opinions about how dogs "should" be trained.  I prioritize toys and play over food, speed over accuracy, short sessions over long ones, etc.  At the same time, I also have a range of students in both private lessons and in seminars with their own...

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The NEW Dog Sports Trainer Certificates at FDSA!

We did another thing at FDSA! If you are a goal-oriented sort of person, and if you take classes at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, you may want to check out our new certificate program which combines the formal education provided by FDSA with an applied skills component...

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The Guilt of Knowledge

We know a lot about good training these days. We know about errorless learning, setting up environments to foster success, and using our knowledge of total circumstances to change behavior in ways that are both kind and effective for the learner. We know how to create...

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Free podcast on play with Denise

Recently I was interviewed for a 30-minute podcast for FDSA on the topic of play.  Click the link if you want to listen to it. I covered a lot of ground in this one!  Why I play with dogs.  What you can learn when you play with your dog.  How to particular,...

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How to Train an Animal. Any animal.

Today my husband and I faced our seventh failed attempt to protect our vegetable garden from squirrels.  As I thought through our recent war with the critters, I was reminded of the principles of excellent animal training: 1. Set up challenges that become increasingly...

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