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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Books

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

Nose Bridge

There are at least three ways I use my hands around my dog's head for positioning - Chin rest (dog places their head in my hand), Pocket hand (dog places the side of their head/muzzle against my hand) and Nose bridge (dog pushes their muzzle up into my hand). I use a...

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Play – arm tunnels!

I love playing with dogs - all dogs! How much do you know about playing with dogs? Take this short learning quiz if that interests you. Here's a video to give you inspiration if you'd like to add play to your dog-focused activities.  Here I'm using an "arm tunnel" to...

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Position Changes

I am adding platforms to Dice's position changes.  The long platform in front ensures that he move his body straight back and forth.  The back platform is perpendicular and has a different texture - that platform gives him a rear foot target, which encourages him to...

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