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

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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Stand out of motion

Today I worked a little heeling (not shown), and putting some pieces of the moving stand together, along with adding a bit of endurance to our contact heeling. Steps for moving stand.  This will set up for for the AKC stand out of motion where a hand signal is allowed...

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Training with Classical and Operant Conditioning

Today is all about the video! I did a Facebook live yesterday on teaching with both classical and operant conditioning - both are valuable! Trainers tend to think in terms of operant conditioning - an "if/then" statement where the dog recognizes how their choice leads...

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