In-Home Obedience Training and Behavioral Consultations

Monday - Thursday daytime and evenings

Why in-home classes? Busy schedules due to work, kids' activities, and social responsibilities allow you little time to commit to dog training classes. I understand the pressures of modern life and am happy to help by training you and your dog in your home. One-on-one private training is the training you need when you need it.

How will we work together? In email or during our initial phone call you will tell me about your dog and your goals.  While we are together, I will complete an assessment of your dog’s behavior, create a plan for management to avoid repetition of any problematic behaviors, develop a training and behavior plan, teach you how to train your dog in the behaviors that your dog needs, and then coach you as you train your dog. We will improve your dog’s behavior during the first lesson! A packet of handouts will keep you working, learning and moving your dog forward so we can train at a more advanced level during our subsequent lessons.  Before I leave we will schedule your next appointment.

Sit Stay in the Park

 Totally Customized 3-hour Behavior Course for $300*

This course offers three hours of instruction customized to you, your family and your dog.  The following are just a few of the issues that we could address in three lessons:

  • Fearful behavior and techniques for socializing fearful dogs

  • Chewing, house training and house soiling problems

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Unacceptable leash behavior - pulling and biting

  • Counter surfing and stealing people food

  • Door dashing and coming when called

ALL NEW! In-home behavior series Too Excited!

Described by a  Colorado State University professor as "A total paradigm shift!"
My work with young, super-fit, smart dogs (many who have been recently adopted from shelters) gives me the insight and experience to teach your dog to have impulse control. Each topic is covered in 3 one-hour lessons for $300.*
Too Excited! Crazy Homecomings  Covers essential training and the technology to eliminate barking and jumping. Learn the correct use of the Treat and Train remote reinforcement machine to improve your dog's behavior!
Too Excited! On the Street Changes your dog’s reactivity to people, dogs, squirrels and rabbits during walks.
Too Excited! Nipping during Play Eliminates biting of hands and clothes during play by dogs that should be old enough to know better! 

Puppy Head Start in your home - Pups 9 weeks to 5 months - 3 Lessons for $270*

Puppy playing in the snow

BEFORE puppy kindergarten or socialization classes you and your pup will benefit from lessons in house training, getting your puppy to sleep through the night, and eliminating puppy nipping, jumping and barking for attention. Don’t wait for bad behaviors to become habits! Puppy Head Start is three one-hour lessons filled with behavior training, temperament development, and puppy raising education. This program is designed to benefit puppies between 9 and 20 weeks of age when puppies are easily excited AND easily trained! Walking on leash, coming when called and asking “please” with a sit is a breeze to teach to young pups!

Basic Obedience - Sit, Down, Stay, and Leash Walking

For some dogs, learning at home is 100% easier than learning in a classroom setting. If your dog is distracted by other dogs because he LOVES them or is unable to concentrate around other dogs because he is a bit shy, then you are going to be much more successful initially training at home.  Once your dog has the basics down at home, we can use those basics in your yard, then on the street. I can even bring one of my dogs to your lessons to help your dog learn to concentrate when faced with exciting distractions.  Eventually, your dog will be able to take his skills into a classroom setting and build on the foundation you gave him at home.   3 lessons for $270.*

Aggression Evaluation, Consultation and Training - $140 per hour* 

The successful resolution of aggression issues requires a careful examination of your dogs history and behavior. Basic obedience can help by providing a foundation for your dog’s learning, but real change will come with systematic reinforcement of incompatible behaviors and desensitization to the "triggers" that cause your dog’s responses.  I will take a detailed aggression and training history, create a management plan to avoid future bites, develop a training plan for foundation behaviors and train them, and create a detailed desensitization plan. During subsequent lessons I will show you how to reduce your dog’s aggressive reactions with safe, carefully planned training sessions.

Small dogs need training as much as big dogs

*Your tuition covers travel to your home if you within 10 miles of the intersection of Horsetooth and Shields. Travel Fee: $10 will be added for each visit for distances of 11- 15 miles. $20 will be added for each visit that requires travel over 15 miles.