BAT is a powerful and empowering method for rehabilitation of fear, reactivity, and aggression. We're home to MN's only certified BAT instructor!
Let our trainers do the heavy lifting while you are at work. Just leave us a key, and we'll work with your dog.
We design individual programs for students with serious behavioral issues. May include appointments with the veterinary behaviorist.
If there is not a qualified professional in your area, we offer a unique distance coaching arrangement using email, tutorials, and video sharing.
We hold weekly playgroups in Minneapolis for puppies under 18 weeks of age and small breeds under 20 lbs.
Does your training fall apart when you leave the house? Practice individual skills under the guidance of our trainer.
We mentor aspiring trainers, and expand and polish the skill set of behavior consultants. We also help trainers prepare for their CBATI examination.
Two brains are better than one! We provide consulting services to professionals who are working with challenging dogs.
When I was Director of Behavior for Foster My Pet, we piloted a program called The Behavior Crew. The mission of The Crew was to provide humane, effective training and behavior advice to low-income households. Our volunteer trainers had to pass a written test and provide references before they could work with our clients. Katie came highly recommended and proved to be one of our best trainers. As supervisor of the program I had the pleasure of working directly with Katie; I was able to see firsthand her talent, her knowledge of dog behavior, and most importantly, her ability to teach her behavior clients. Although The Behavior Crew did not last long, my relationship with Katie has continued. I am still impressed by her training ability and her commitment to improving the lives of people and their dogs.
Fetch Dog Training and Behavior has been great for lots of dogs with dog aggression. When appropriate, they use the BAT training method, which, in my opinion, is a great way to recondition particular behaviors. They've been a fabulous resource for many of my friends. I've used them, with great success, for some behavior issues with one of my own dogs.
Fetch Dog Training and Behavior is an approved trainer for D.O.G.S.'s Spencer Scholarship for dogs in rescue.
D.O.G.S. is a fabulous resource for rescues, providing, advocacy, education, training, supplies, funding, self-care awareness, and more.
There are not enough words to describe Katie Grillaert's talents and expertise in working with animals. She is the whole package. She is a trainer that truly understands not just how to train your animal, but also why behaviors happen and works hard to prevent problems before they start. And if you are past prevention and need immediate assistance with a serious problem, you can rest assured that Fetch Dog Training and Behavior has a solution with both you and your dog's well-being in mind. I would trust my own dogs to Katie anytime, hands down!
CDBC, CPDT-KSA, CBATI
Kindred Companions LLC
Fetch Dog Training and Behavior has been a wonderful resource to Save-a-Bull Rescue over the years, by providing basic obedience classes for foster dogs as well as hosting informative lectures, and creating training videos for our fosters to improve their skills. Fetch has also helped some of our fosters who were having trouble managing their dogs by customizing BAT training sessions for them. They have also helped tremendously with separation anxiety as our rescued dogs adjust to their new homes. Save-A-Bull confidently refers adopters to Fetch for their training needs.
Supporting our community is super important to all of us at Fetch. You'll find us conducting classes, teaching seminars, and volunteering with several pet non-profits in the Twin Cities.
We strive to embody the principles of humane and effective treatment of animals and their behavior as set forth by AVSAB. We support their official position statements in our practice.
We adhere to the principle of LIMA as outlined by the IAABC.
We always strive to intentionally disclude the use of fear, pain, and force from our training and interactions with our animals. Emily Larlham's Progressive Reinforcement Manifesto describes this philosophy in depth.