About Brian Breutzman...


A Rochester native, Brian trained at one of the most acclaimed dog training acadamies in the United States. Brian excelled at all parts of his training program that ranged from puppy imprinting, obedience, agility, tracking, and naroctics detection.

Brian focused on hands-on training and worked with a wide variety of dog personalities.

Brian was certified and has successfully completed the Canine Good Citizen program. Brian can train your dog to prepare them for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program, established in 1989, is an American Kennel Club program to promote responsible dog ownership and to encourage the training of well-mannered dogs. A dog and handler team must take a short behavioral evaluation of less than half an hour; dogs who pass the evaluation earn the Canine Good Citizen certificate, which many people represent after the dog's name, abbreviating it as CGC; for example, "Fido, CGC".

The evaluation consists of ten objectives. All items must be completed satisfactorily or the team fails. Test items include:

  • Accepting a friendly stranger.

  • Sitting politely for petting.

  • Allowing basic grooming procedures.

  • Walking on a loose lead.

  • Walking through a crowd.

  • Sitting and lying down on command and staying in place.

  • Coming when called.

  • Reacting appropriately to another dog.

  • Reacting appropriately to distractions.

  • Calmly supervised separation from the owner.

Evaluators sometimes combine elements
during the actual test.

Since its inception, the CGC program has become the model for similar programs around the world, is the backbone of other exams, such as those given for therapy dogs, and is a good starting point for more advanced dog training.

Brian's full-time student and best friend, Zuri, are always working together.


A word from Brian...

"My professional dog training program starts with puppies that are six weeks old through eight years.

Training when a dog is a puppy is the most important learning in their lives. At 6 to 16 weeks all the puppy knows is what the trainer is imprinting.

Obedience training is introduced at 6 to 16 weeks old. This is an age when learning is all new and fun. The puppy does not have any bad habits at this age. An older dog at 1 to 8 years has, without training, acquired bad habits already at this age.

The 1 to 8 year old dogs, without previous training, will have to be corrected as the bad habits have already been introduced in their lives.

My education with dogs is in all phases of training and the most successful method is Motivational. This includes praising, treats, and rewards."

Contact Brian today to sign up for one of the classes!
507-990-6537  /  brianandzuri@yahoo.com


College for Canines
Rochester, Minnesota
Tel: 1(507) 990-6537
E- mail: brianandzuri@yahoo.com