Trainers & Behaviorists

What's the difference between a trainer and a behaviorist?

Dog Behaviorist

When you think about a “dog behaviorist,” think about a therapist. The behaviorist will help you solve behavioral issues like fear, aggression, out-of-control barking, destructive chewing, biting, and separation anxiety. The behaviorist will help you modify or totally change behaviors. After conducting a thorough interview and analyzing your pooch, the behaviorist will design a plan based on that analysis.

Dog Trainer

When you’re thinking about a “dog trainer,” think of a teacher or coach. A dog trainer will help teach your dog new skills, such as sit, stay, come, or how to walk on a leash without dragging you down the street.

Mile High Canine Rescue's Recommendations

Denver & Colorado Springs

Offers in-person consultation or a virtual consultation via zoom, phone, or email. Will travel in the south Denver metro area (along the south C470 corridor) which includes Littleton, Highlands Ranch, parts of Centennial, Lone Tree, Greenwood Village, Parker, Castle Rock, Sedalia, Larkspur, and Franktown.

Full set of group classes running at their location all day on Sundays.

Owned by Sue Brown, MNM, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Author, Ask the Trainer and Juvenile Delinquent Dogs

Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Founder, Colorado Dog Trainers Network
(720) 279-4663

All Breed Rescue and Training offers beginner classes, advanced classes, and behavior modification training.

Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed
Behavior Modification

410 1/2 E Fillmore St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907


In addition to basic obedience training for adult dogs or puppies, they also offer behavior consultation on any behavioral concerns. 

14241 E 4th Ave #125, Aurora, CO



In addition to basic obedience training for adult dogs or puppies, they also offer behavior consultation on any behavioral concerns. 

14241 E 4th Ave #125, Aurora, CO



Puppy classes, basic obedience classes, reactive dog classes, socialization classes and private, in home lessons. Certified Dog 

4335 Vine Street, Denver, CO 80216




Northern Colorado

Ashley Foster has a Certificate in Behavior COnsulting for Canines, Knowledged Assessed. (CBCC-KA) and only uses positive reinforcement. 

204 N Link Lane, Unit 6
Fort Collins, CO 80524



In-Person and virtual training options
Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge & Skills Assessed

Summit Dog Training believes in using motivational, reward-based training. They use scientific learning principles to help humans and their dogs build a relationship founded on trust and friendship.


Jamie Flanagan- KPA–CTP, CPDT-KA
Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed
Serving Boulder County

Training Wheels offers private lessons in your own home, day training where they train a dog for you, and group classes.

Specializes in modifying the behavior of fearful and reactive dogs without the use of force.


Elisheba works extensively with several rescues doing evaluations of new or struggling dogs, foster support, and pre- and post-adoption behavior support.
She is located in Keenesburg and serves most of the North Metro area, Boulder, and Greeley. She will travel up to 1 hour without a travel fee.

Veterinary Behaviorists

Dr E’lise Christensen

562 Castle Pines Pkwy #C9, Castle Rock, CO 80108


2323 55th St Boulder, CO 80301