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Jake Faas and his 14yr old rescued Cattle Dog showing affection.



Owner & Trainer

Jake Faas, Owner and Professional Dog Trainer since 2012



My interest in dogs started when I was very young. By the time I was in elementary school, I had memorized three dog encyclopedias; I knew every breed and what each breed had been bred for. Since then, my passion and interest has grown, and developed in to a greater interest to understand and articulate the connection between dogs and humans.


In middle school I started volunteering to walk dogs at the Goodhue County Humane Society, and in my senior year of high school I began fostering dogs through Twin Cities Pet Rescue.


After high school I attended The Art Institute International (AI) of Minnesota in Minneapolis. During my time at AI I worked at the Golden Valley Humane Society; this is where I started to learn even more about different dog breeds and how to best handle each individual dog in a variety of situations. In addition to full time studies and job at the Human Society, I was a hired dog walker. I would handle a group of 10-15 dogs at a time. This season really put my novice dog-training skills to the test – especially when I officially adopted Iver, my Australian Cattle Dog.

Not too long after I had adopted, Iver, we began to compete in disc dog competitions. This was yet another way for me to submerge myself further into the Twin Cities dog-world. In 2013, I was introduced to the sport Mondioring: the true dog trainer’s sport. This sport tests the dog’s obedience, agility and protection. It wasn’t long after I was introduced to the sport that I started decoying. Now, I have my Level-2 Decoy Certification, decoyed over 25 trials around the U.S,  and decoyed for the Mondioring National Championship 2019.

Aside from sole passion, dog walking and decoy work, I began my dog-training career in 2014 as a Professional Dog Trainer at The Canine Coach. I first taught classes part-time, then once I finished at AI in 2015, I became a full-time boot camp trainer, taught various classes, conducted in-homes, and managed the overall boot camp program. Since my last day at The Canine Coach in 2019, I have been building the inner-workings of True Loyalty, company that represents myself and values. 


- Jake


Royce, Epagnuel Breton

French Brittany

Mr. Happy Go Lucky is the new addition to the pack! He is being trained to be a bird dog and getting his first season under his belt at 10 months old. Next year he will be getting into field trials! He also does occasional therapy work through Canine Inspired Change. 

Theron, Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois

Theron is 7yrs old and has been training and trialing in a protection sport called Mondioring since he was 8 weeks. It is a sport that tests you and your dog in obedience, agility, and bite work. Theron is "all business".

Iver, Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

Iver is 13yrs old and is currently living the retired life! Jake adopted Iver when he was in college and they competed in disc dog competitions for many years and trained in other dog sports. 

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