Photo of Betty by Daniel Cohen Cats hate closed doors. They hate being trapped out of a room almost as much as they hate being trapped in a room.
Cook Leadership Academy Fellows Where Emerging Leaders Prepare to Build Our Future Welcome to the Cook Leadership Academy! Cook Leadership Academy is a leader development program for 60+ undergraduate and graduate students during the academic year.
The program is co-curricular and cross-disciplinary — this year representing 52 different areas of study — and it provides numerous opportunities for student fellows to develop leadership excellence.
Fellows are admitted to the Cook Leadership Academy for one or more years.
Each applicant must meet the criteria of high academic achievement, active involvement in the campus community, dedication to the public good, a passion to lead, and a commitment to personal growth.
Through observation, mentoring, and practice, the fellows learn the behaviors and attitudes of ethical, effective leaders through more than 70 contact hours per fellow per year.
We are a collective of professional dog trainers who are committed to serving Rochester, Southeastern Minnesota, and the Twin Cities metro area with the finest instruction available.
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Our training techniques are humane, effective, and fun for dog and owner.
We use the same scientifically sound training methods that professional animal trainers use in zoos and aquariums worldwide. Learn from the Best: our instructors are credentialed by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and are members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
We attend and host seminars and conferences on a regular basis in order to bring the best new techniques and learning to you.
Instructors regularly attend classes, seminars, and competitions with their own dogs in order to gain experience in all areas of training and behavior.
Learn More about what makes Paws Abilities Dog Training unique, or check out the Schedule page to find out which classes are starting soon! Here's a great story about how clicker training improved the life of Betty the Bobcat.
Targeting is a skill that we teach right away in Beginning Obedience for precisely this reason - it has so many practical applications!