We invite you to join us for private, customized lessons at our home in the foothills outside of Boulder, Colorado. Many people enjoy visiting our little haven in the woods, enriching their dog’s socialization in a safe environment among our dogs, cats, parrots and horses. We are totally happy to come to you as well (we do charge for travel time outside of Boulder), and as we progress through the levels of training we can also meet you in town or at parks to create real life situations as proof of your dog’s skills.
The first private session is two hours and we would like the whole family to attend (children under the age of 9 yrs are optional as they aren't always ready for this level of learning). Each lesson is customized to your needs and your dogs abilities so that we can move quickly through the levels of learning.
We do not make you sign up for multiple sessions – it is come and go as you please. Many people get everything they need from the first 2-hour session alone; it makes sense, they apply the drills and everything changes just as they hoped. Others need to spend more time being coached, and return to practice with their dog as they move together towards higher levels of understanding and skill. It is all about you, your dog and your needs. On average we are done with someone in 2-3 sessions and because everything is customized to you and your dog, your learning curve is dramatic.
Most clients join us here on the mountain as we are already set up for your training needs, and we often get a better idea of your dog's true temperament when they aren't on their own turf. When you are ready for a class environment we have multiple dogs we can bring out to create a class environment with well mannered, emotionally healthy dogs. However, if you want us to come to you for the first session: we need a carpeted area approx. 10 X 10 feet to work, and an area for the family to sit and listen, watch, and then participate in the drills.
We offer free phone consultations and are pleased to help seven days a week 9am-8pm. We do offer clinics from time to time so check our clinic page for announcements.
Please call us for an appointment to get started on a wonderful new path to a better relationship with your four-legged friend.
*If you are interested in hosting a clinic please call us to discuss the details.
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I would like to thank you for providing such an incredible service to all dog caregivers. Your training program is far and away the best I have ever been exposed to. …I have seen a huge difference in the calmness and comfortableness of all of our clients’ dogs. … I wish every dog person could take your classes.
— M. Taluba, Simba Ranch Dog Camp, Rollinsville, CO