A Tradition of Excellence

Founded in 2015, Minnesota Canine Consulting has been providing quality training for civilians and law enforcement since. From civilian training, board and train programs to police canine training and consulting, we do it all!


The MCC Story

In 2015, Eagan police officer Andrew Helgerson decided to put his years of experience in police canine to work by starting his own business. Together, with the help of a couple of friends, Minnesota Canine Consulting was formed. In 2021, Andrew retired after 22 years of law enforcement and 17 years in police canine to focus on building his business. In May, 2022 MCC had purchased 10 acres of land and Acres of Fun Pet Resort in rural Scott County, MN. We are proud to offer unmatched service in the dog boarding industry as well as the very best in modern dog training. What started as a hobby has become something much more! Fueled by a passion for dogs, commitment to public service and providing the ultimate experience for our customers, we have grown and are looking forward to the future!

As police officers, we are proud of our history of service to the public, and continue that public service by training pet owners on the importance of responsible dog handling. From training police canine teams to the family pet, we take this responsibility seriously. Dogs are a huge part of the family unit and we keep this in mind with every dog we train. To learn more about our history, our methods and approach, contact us today!


Our Team of Dog Trainers

Meet the team of talented and dedicated trainers at Minnesota Canine Consulting!

Andrew Helgerson
Owner & Chief Executive Officer

Andrew is a 22 year veteran of law enforcement, and an expert in police canine training and development. Andrew built MCC from the ground up, with the goal of providing quality customer experience and the best dog training in the region. He is married and a father of three and hails from the great state of Wisconsin! Go Packers! His favorite dog breeds are the Labrador Retriever, border collie and the Belgian Malinois.

Mike Perron
Training & Chief Operations Officer

As one of the original trainers, Mike has been with MCC from the very beginning. Mike's understanding of canine behavior is unmatched by anyone in the industry. An 18-year police veteran, Mike strives to ensure that every client has a positive experience. Mike is committed to providing all of our clients with everything they need when booking, dropping off or picking up their canine companion from one of our services. Mike is the glue that holds MCC together!

Brian Hasselman
Director of Kennel Services

Making sure that your dog has everything they need for a comfortable, safe and clean environment during their stay is Brian's priority. Brian is our jack of all trades! Trainer, facilities manager, staff supervisor...he does it all! A former police officer with 7 years in police canine, Brian has been with MCC since 2017 and is a driving force behind our extraordinary growth and development over the past year.

Jeremy Pilcher
Master Trainer

Jeremy has been with MCC since we opened our doors in 2015. His law enforcement career began in 2001 and he has 8 years' experience in police canine. As a working dog handler, Jeremy understands the importance of getting reliable behavior from every dog he trains. As a founding member of the MCC team, Jeremy's talents and dedication to the vision of the organization make him a valuable asset to our team!

Dave Mast
Master Trainer

A student of canine behavior, Dave Mast joined the MCC family in 2021 when we expanded our services. Since that time, Dave has demonstrated a knack for getting the most out of every dog and problem solving some of the most complex problems. When it comes to maximizing a dog's performance and providing clear instruction to our clients, Dave is second to none! Dave is currently working his first police canine partner.

John Mott
Trainer/Social Media

John's passion for teaching and for dogs is obvious! He brings heart and soul in every dog he trains and with every client he encounters. John is both a military and law enforcement veteran with 15 years combined experience in service to his community. John joined our team in the summer of 2021 as both a trainer and adept social media guru/videographer! The updates our clients receive via our YouTube channel are courtesy of John's skill with both leash and camera!

Ross Blair

Ross started with MCC in the summer of 2021 and brings a passion for teaching and training. A former police officer, Ross understands the value of providing a quality experience for every client, as well as attention to detail in every dog he trains.

Cody Foss

Cody is the newest member of the MCC family of dog trainers.  Cody is a veteran in law enforcement with over 20 years combined experience serving as a Police Reserve; Parks, Lakes, and Trails Deputy; and retired after 16 years as a Police Officer. Cody’s love for community, family, and dogs shines bright while he is training.  He is married with 4 kids- 2 human and 2 canine.  His favorite dog breeds are German Shepherd and Doberman Pinscher. His passions outside of MCC are anything on the water, watching the MN Wild and spending time with family.

Career Options

Interested in a career as a professional dog trainer? Contact us to learn more.