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Learn to simply get the behaviors you want and end those behaviors you don't want. No frustration, no confusion, no battle of wills!
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 "Here is a marriage of high, high quality information with smart, user-friendly delivery, and on a topic dear to my heart: dog behavior and training. My fervent hope is to see DogSense change many thousands of dogs' and guardians' lives, and, knowing how good the team is, I'm willing to bet on it."

Jean Donaldson founder The Academy for Dog Trainers

DogSense Online is a game-changer for Rescue Dogs everywhere! Rescues and shelters see the value of the program.  They know the value it brings to their foster parents and rescue dogs for preparing them for a better life.  Join us to help them out by sponsoring a rescue dog and change that dogs life!

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No question about it, we are crazy in love with our dogs.  But, that does not mean we do not have some big frustrations with them too.

DogSense Online is the solution dog lovers everywhere have been in search of for a very long time.  And that solution is brought to you whenever you want, wherever you are.

"How do I get him to come when I call?"  "How do I get her to stop barking?"

We answer those questions and many more!

DogSense Online teaches you to understand, communicate and teach your dog, which unlocks your dogs potential simply and clearly to you. When you know how to communicate in way your dog can truly get and teach him precisely what you want, your relationship with your best friend is guaranteed to thrive.  You'll be able to get the behaviors you want, anywhere you want.  Not just in the classroom or a once a week training session.

With DogSense Online you can easily achieve your goals and have the relationship with your dog of your dreams.

The program can be watched on PCs, Macs, tablets and mobile devices anywhere, at anytime and at any pace. It’s unique in showing you the ropes with ‘smart captions’, carefully crafted videography and animation so that you know what to do and when to do it. And it’s based on extensive study of how dogs learn and how we, as humans, do too. Communicating with our dogs need never be a challenge again. We can have a world of happy, confident and social dogs that we can take anywhere we want to go.

The DogSense Online program in detail:

Our series of foundation videos take you through three levels of learning that will develop and hone your communication skills and enable you to teach your dog whatever you want to build a joyful, frustration-free life together. Each video in the program gives quick reminders of the main points so they’re memorable and ‘sticky’ and puts it all into real life situations.

Step 1: Understand - See the world from your dog's perspective

We'll show you how your dog views the world, how to get your dog's attention, how to motivate and show your dog that giving you what you ask makes perfect sense in dog terms.

This is a sample video of the 8 videos included in the "Understand - Getting to know your dog" section of the DogSense Online video library.  In the video library beneath each video, you will have training reminders and real life applications for everything you learn.

Step 2: Communicate – Start building your shared language

Words aren't big in a dog’s world – they’re far more in tune with what they see. We’ll show you how to use your own body language and interpret your dog’s. Then we’ll explain how you can start introducing words in a way your dog will really grasp. This part of the program will help you master the timing and techniques that make learning fast and effective.

This is a sample video of the 8 videos included in the "Communicate - Building your skills" section of the DogSense Online video library.  In the video library beneath each video, you will have training reminders and real life applications for everything you learn.

Step 3: Teach – Using your new communication skills to get the behavior you want

These videos will guide you step-by-step in teaching the six basic skills that will give you and your dog more joy together. When your dog has learned these six simple behaviors, we teach you how to incorporate them in all kinds of different situations. And we’ll explain how to use them to replace the irritating behaviors that drive you crazy, but your dog thinks are rewarding.

This is a sample video of the 6 videos included in the "Teach - Basic skills for your dog" section of the DogSense Online video library.  Every behavior video begins and ends with real life applications of the behavior taught, including how to incorporate them into your life out and about with your dog. In the video library beneath each video, you will have training reminders and real life applications for everything you learn.

We need your support to bring this way of learning to dog lovers everywhere and create a world of happy, confident, social dogs...

But wait, we want to do even more

Every dollar beyond our initial goal will go towards our efforts to build more into the DogSense Online program and helping Rescue Dogs. Our big dream goal of $125,000 will include the following offerings.

The DogSense Social Smoothie Puppy app 

Getting lots and lots of positive new experiences in the first weeks and months is the best start for a dog. It sets up the pup for a happy, confident social life.

Introducing puppies to all the different people and experiences they might encounter in life is a bit like a Pokémon game –you've gotta catch ‘em all: men and women, old and young, tall and short, with hats, with glasses, with umbrellas, vets, runners, cyclists, trains, buses, cars. The list is endless, but collecting experiences can be a fabulous game. Our social puppy video explains how to make each new experience fun. Our app will create daily ‘seek and find’ challenges and let you track your progress to a social smoothie.

It will also allow you to capture and record your social encounters on your phone and share the best, cutest and funniest of your experiences with other new pup parents on an exclusive, private social network site or more widely with family and friends.

Team DogSense will be fostering a mom and her newborn pups in partnership with Safe Hands Animal Rescue. The puppies will go through the full socialization program and available for the world to tune in via 24/7 webcam. From birth to forever home you will be able to share in their journey. Videos will be produced through every stage of development, socialization tasks and training.

DogSense for Forever Homes - Pay it forward to Rescue Dogs

Dogs in rescues usually haven’t had the best start in life. They’re often anxious and fearful, their life is full of change. We want to give those dogs a fresh start by giving their big-hearted foster parents and adopters the best support we can.

The DogSense for Forever Homes package is specially designed to give fosterers the foundation of the DogSense language learning process; give them a simple system to record levels of achievement and transfer that to adopters so they can carry on the great work. It will give dogs the continuity they desperately need in learning to navigate the world and take away the uncertainty for potential adopters of ‘what have I taken on and where do I need to go next?’

Note: We are committed to enhancing the lives of rescue dogs by assisting in their successful adoption into their 'forever' home.  By offering our DogSense Online program to their foster parents we know we will accomplish that goal!  The DogSense Online Subscription will follow that rescue dog into their new home so the new parents can continue their education.

Check out the right column to choose the rewards best suited for you!  Becoming a backer at any level makes you a part of the DogSense Team!  Which means you'll receive updates on our project progress along the way.

We are committed to focusing on delivering the initial DogSense Online training program to the web by October 2014.  We have completed filming and editing 50% of the material but would love your support to allow us to focus 100% of our energies in it's completion.

  "When you learn, teach. When you get, give." ~ Maya Angelou

Jody is a woman on a mission to decode how the dogs we love see the world, how they learn and what really gets them motivated so that we can transform the way we train them. And she won’t rest until we have a world of happy, sociable, confident dogs whose people enjoy every moment of the time they spend with them.

She combines more than 10 years’ experience in the pet industry with her background in the technology development industry to create a completely new approach that makes training simple, entertaining and brilliantly accessible. 

Through DogSense Unleashed, her goal is to make these effective, rewarding training techniques available to dog guardians whenever they want and wherever they are. 

A graduate of one of the best behavior education programs in the world, the Academy for Dog Trainers, Jody is Minneapolis training correspondent for the Examiner.com, resident dog expert for PetChatz and dog behavior consultant for Safe Hands Animal Rescue.

 Jeannie is passionate about everything dog. Since 2006 she has dedicated her life work to people and dogs living amazing lives together. Her volunteer work in helping rescue dogs along with their foster parents and adopters is what brings her joy. After jointly founding a dog daycare, Jeannie discovered the vast confusion there was for most of her customers. Working closely in rescue, she saw that same confusion among the foster parents and adopters.

Ever since she has been on a journey to help each of them de-clutter their way through that confusion. Her goal is to provide simple solutions to dogs and dog lovers everywhere. Jeannie draws upon her extensive background in hospitality and customer service in achieving full customer satisfaction.

Ron and Dan know how to get us to look at what we do and how we do it in a completely new way, using stories, animation and a big, big helping of humor.

Their decades of experience in state-of-the art public access programming means they just love to make learning new skills and techniques beautifully simple and compulsively fun. Their creative talent in video production , combined with Jody’s knowledge and expertise in how dogs learn, is the key to unleashing the ‘dogsense’ that lies within every dog lover.

Ron draws on his background in the corporate telecommunications and hospitality industries where he produced training and internal marketing materials to help employees learn new stuff and get in the mind of their customers, as well as designing incentive programs to encourage them to stick with fresh ways of working.

Dan has more than 27 years of video production and broadcasting experience behind him. With a BA in Business and Public Administration, he gives the DogSense team a solid commercial foundation and his 18 years in the field of nursing give him a strong sense of what helps us adopt new habits and adapt to new regimes.

Ron and Dan are longtime close friends of Jody and Jeannie since the DogSense world was just a glimmer of a dream.

"DogSense Online is set to revolutionize dog training. This simple to follow and fun program is the only one of it's type out there, and fills a void in the training world. Trainer Jody Karow and her team have broken down the steps to help you and your dog be successful and enjoy training together. As someone who believes training is something you do with a dog and not to a dog, I am particularly excited that the methods employed by DogSense are human and dog friendly! This program is designed to be easy to follow and fun. Most of us have dogs in our lives to increase the fun factor, and the DogSense online training program helps us do that in ways that many of us may not have expected! Training can be fun, and since it can be, shouldn't it be?"

Lori Nanan - Co-founder of Your Pit Bull and You

"DogSense Unleashed is an incredible resource for our foster parents. The videos help them get their foster dogs started on the right foot, or paw! Jody makes learning fun and easy. She uses great analogies that explain things in a way that is easy to understand and easy to remember. We've needed a resource like this for a long time and are so excited to see what Jody and the DogSense team do next!"

Lynne Bengston - Director of Safe Hands Animal Rescue

"DogSense Online will change the way dog owners think about how they communicate and teach their dogs. It sweeps away the myths and complexity and unlocks the secret of making effective training sheer fun. It will be a fabulous resource and one that the dog loving world has long been waiting for."

Simon Wooler and Nina Cooper - Waggamania 

DogSense Unleashed has come up with a truly unique idea! An idea that could revolutionize dog training. Their program teaches dog- friendly force free methods that are both fun and super easy follow. No matter what type of dog or behavior problem you are dealing with, this program can help. Just imagine learning how to change your dogs behavior in a fun and simple way that involves no conflict or use of a heavy hand at all. How much better can it get? Get ready to open up a whole new world for both you and your best friend.

Sarah Pennington - Owner of Yaletown Dog Training

Risks and challenges

Every project of this scale comes with it's challenges. We have faced ours along the way. We have proven the perseverance and dedication of our team to get the job done. Our number one challenge to date, is making sure you, the dog loving public, are aware of our convenient, simple and effective resources. You can help us with this too. Share, tweet, e-mail your friends and family, so they too can be a part of our project. If you know anyone from the media, you can share our media kit with them. Let's get word out to rescue groups and dog lovers everywhere!

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    3 month DogSense Online subscription for you, a rescue dog, and join a live 1 1/2 hour webinar with Jody about understanding dog body language and best practices in off leash play. Whether your dog attends dog daycare or your local dog parks, your understanding of off leash play ensures you, your dog and playmates have a great time.

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    Your dog featured in a DogSense behavior problem video. Of course this includes Jody training your dog while being filmed for production. Available for jumping up, pulling on leash, no recall, etc. This is not available for fear and/or aggression related problems. You will receive the joy knowing your pup is well on to their way becoming a training SUPERSTAR! Filming at DogSense Unleashed in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Transportation/lodging not provided. Can you really put a price on Fame?)

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