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

A few early puppy training lessons

There are many ways to start a puppy or young dog on the early skills required for dog sports.  This video demonstrates two useful things - 'choosing' to work and the start of heel work. In this video, puppy Kismet (11 week old Dutch Shepherd) and her mom are having...

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Pre-Engagement and Engagement webinars!

I'll be teaching two webinars for Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (FDSA) on Thursday evening.  Consider these webinars if: Your dog struggles to engage with your training plans the second you step out of the house. Your dog struggles to maintain engagement if there is no...

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Food refusal for dog sports

One of the exercises in Ringsport is food refusal.  This was fun to teach!  We're not done yet, but here's our current progress with small slices of hot dog - next up will be bigger chunks: Here are the steps: 1.  A solid down stay. 2. Cue "leave it" and throw a...

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