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

719-598-2160

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

720-572-1726

 

Northern Colorado

3540 State Hwy 52,
Unit H1,
Frederick, CO 80516

970-408-8031

 
In-Person and virtual training options
Amber Quann KPA-CPT, CPDT-KSA
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.

970-541-4930

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.

720-727-1374

 
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.
 
720-441-3848
 

Veterinary Behaviorists

Dr E’lise Christensen

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

720-484-5000

2323 55th St Boulder, CO 80301

303-536-1802