We offer Fear Free Training through classes, private lessons, and day training. We also offer Fear Free boarding and daycare.
The Family Fido is owned by Jessica Smidt. Jessica has been a fear and force free trainer for over 10 years. She has been working with animals professionally for over 15 years as a certified veterinary technician. Jessica began perusing her vet tech specialty in behavior which lead her to enrolling and graduating from the Karen Pryor Academy. The Family Fido was a side business while Jessica worked full time at Mayo Clinic training and operating the Caring Canines therapy dog program. Over time Jessica continued to see the need for more fear free trainers in the Rochester area so decided to open a training facility and train and consult full time. Jessica's facility is located on her home property and is run by herself, 4 employees and her family! The Family Fido specializes in puppy raising/training, aggression and reactivity rehab, fear free boarding and daycare!
How Do Expert Veterinarians Recommend Finding a Trainer?
Check out how Veterinarian Behaviorists outline how to choose a trainer HERE. All of our staff and programs adhere to all American Veterinary Behaviorists recommendations.