Denver and dogs go hand in hand. Most homes have 1 dog, if not 2 or more! Statistically, this state has 1.5 pets per home. The question is, what must we understand when choosing the right dog. Also, what steps in management and handling should we take in order to keep our pets happy and safe.
First, you want a dog that mirrors your lifestyle. Not only do you want to pick the right breed, but temper and nerves play a large part in choice. To understand this better, you can have a Lab that loves to chase balls, the geese at the lake, and curl up on the couch giving you the cute face – waiting for you to toss popcorn in their mouth. You can also have a Lab that wants to sleep in the corner all day, watch you make dinner quietly and go downstairs to his kennel and sleep once the sun goes down. So it’s important to find that right temper for your needs. Are you active? Do you travel often? Is your dog attached to you 24 hours a day? Do you hike? Do you like to walk/run in the city? Are you interested in any dog sports? These questions help our trainers pick the right dog. After all, they are just like our children and become a large part of our lives. Once we understand your needs, it’s easier to meet dogs and get an idea of whether they are a solid match or not. Doing temper tests with likely candidates is the key in getting your best dog ever!
Next, we need to make sure our dog gets a good start and our environment/interactions are conducive to learning and growing with the family. Colorado’s premier dog training professionals here at Colorado Top Dog offer in home training/private lessons or behavioral board/train options. All routes of training are effective and designed to be focused on your goals. If you want to backpack with your dog, our big goal is to ensure the dog is safe out in the wilderness, won’t run off and enjoys being in his/her pack moving through the woods. If you want to walk/run Washington Park each day, we would want to ensure we have a solid heel command and no pulling on the leash, lunging at bikers, etc. All of these are attainable with time, good methods and patience.
Temper and proper training are key in helping you reach your goals. We have been training dogs/owners since 2005 and have trained 2nd, 3rd and 4th dogs for some families. We take training and teaching to a whole new level! To sum things up, dog’s are a large part of this city’s culture. With so many dogs, we want to ensure they have an amazing life in this state and are able to enjoy as much as possible with their owners/family members. To accomplish this, we ensure effective training that is reliable for years to come.
We proudly serve Denver and surrounding areas. Including (but not limited to) Parker, Castle Rock, Elizabeth, Aurora, Lone Tree, Denver Tech Center, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Englewood, Littleton, Morrison, Ken Caryl, Cherry Creek, Lakewood, Morrison, Arvada, Golden, Westminster. We also work with clients who are out of state or in rural areas. Contact us today if you have any questions!