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Next Seminar is April 29th and 30th in Harris, MN

Auditing and Working Spots available. $200 for both days w/ a dog. This includes one person and one dog. Additional dogs for day two cost $100/each. More details below. Email to book your spot!

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Hannah Halvorson has become known for her unique perspective on dog training and specifically reactivity and behavior modification training. Taking a simple and practical approach to training while empowering dog owners to confidently take on whatever their dogs throw at them. The clients who regularly lean on Hannah for help with their training leave lessons feeling strong and capable.

Hannah has been training dogs professionally since 2015. In that amount of time she has dabbled with many different training styles and worked with a variety of breeds of dogs and types of owners. Lately she has found her niche in working with clients who feel overwhelmed by and burnt out on the training goals they have set for themselves. Typically these clients have been DIYing their training and/or have worked with one or two other trainers who helped get the ball rolling but left the clients feeling like they have more work on top of an already heavy burden. Other trainers may have addressed some of their dog’s behaviors but the client doesn’t feel like their needs are met. Finding a “Common Ground” between dog and human, is where Hannah shows her skills. Lending perspective on the dogs she meets and adapting the training to the unique lifestyles of each client.


 This seminar is for dog owners of all levels of experience. This is truly a “working seminar”. Think of this event like a series of private lessons, with an audience. We’ll cover just about everything from  obedience to reactivity to building your own confidence and handling skills. If you’ve been wondering what Common Ground Canine is all about, this is your opportunity to check it out.


DAY ONE of this event will be the main seminar and lecture. There will be working spots filled by dogs chosen specifically for what they can demonstrate to the group. Working spots cost the same as auditing spots. This is so that we can use whatever dogs would be best for a specific conversation and so each dog gets exactly the experience right for them and are not overworked or underworked just to fill the space that was paid for.


All attendees who would like to volunteer themselves and their dogs for a working/demonstration spot should send an email to Hannah will choose dogs based on what they can demonstrate. This may change day of as different topics are brought up. In your email, please provide details about your dog, what you would like to work on during this seminar, and your experience with training so far.


DAY TWO will be all working spots. We’d love for everyone to bring a dog or a few they’d like to work. If you are traveling from out of town and cannot bring your dog, that’s fine. Auditing is available for the group portion as well. Each dog will get two to three sessions depending on the number of dogs we have in attendance. What we work on during this time is specific to you and your goals for your dog.


Most dogs can attend. They must be under control at all times and be able to be safely handled, if needed, by Hannah. If you are unsure if your dog can attend, please shoot me an email at


Each day will begin at 8am and end approximately at 4pm. There will be breaks throughout and an hour and a half for lunch on Saturday. Lunch will be hosted Sunday. A list of dog friendly hotels as well as restaurants below. Dogs must be crated in vehicles when not working. The seminar will be on private property and cars will be nearby at all times. The weather this time of year can be inconsistent. Please watch the forecast and dress accordingly. We will be sheltered indoors but there is no heat or air conditioning.

There will only be 30 spots available. Payment is due at the time of booking. 

The cost is $200 for two days. This includes one person and one dog. It is not guaranteed that your dog will be chosen for demonstration on Saturday. On Sunday all dogs will be worked. You may bring additional dogs for $100. Each dog will get two to three sessions on Sunday. These sessions will vary in length depending on your specific goals. Every dog in attendance is guaranteed at least two sessions with Hannah on Sunday. Unless you are already an established client, you cannot attend Sunday only.


A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. The remainder of your payment will be sent via emailed invoice at a later time. It will be due at least one week prior to the event start date.  To register, please do so through this link here. If you plan on bringing more than one dog to the event, please let me know so I can add them to your final invoice. More information as to what to bring and the address to the location will be sent in an email closer to the event date. 


The closest towns for lodging, within 20-40 minutes of the seminar location, are North Branch, Cambridge, Isanti, Forest Lake, Lino Lakes. Minneapolis and St. Paul will have more options but will be closer to an hour from the seminar location. We are also less than 30 minutes from the western border of WI and 30 minutes south of Hinckley. There are many camping locations around us but being that I am not a big camper, I'll allow you to do your own search for those! There may also be options on AirBnB. I know there are a couple on Rush Lake in Rush City, MN. Below are a few of the closest dog friendly hotels. If you need assistance finding lodging outside of these options shoot me an email.

AmericInn by Wyndham in North Branch

38675 14th Ave, North Branch, MN 55056 • (651) 243-4596

Best Western Plus in Isanti

409 Main St E, Isanti, MN 55040 • (763) 452-0520

Hampton Inn & Suites in Lino Lakes

579 Apollo Dr, Lino Lakes, MN 55014 • (763) 746-7999

The closest towns for food, within 20-30 minutes of the seminar location, are Rush City, North Branch, Cambridge, Isanti, and Forest Lake. Below is a list of some restaurants and grocery stores nearby. 


The Full Moon

Kaffe Stuga

Rush City

Burger King

Fiesta Cancun

Kwik Trip

Grumpy Minnow


Rush City Bakery

North Branch

County Market

The Fort

Muddy Cow

Don Julios

Lots of Fast Food Options

Caribou Coffee


Cub Foods

Cambridge Bar and Grill

Lots of Fast Food


Caribou Coffee

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