About Colorado Top Dog

Do you guarantee results?

No, however, we can teach you how to better communicate with your dog, and quickly and constructively help you teach your dog the rules of your home. Ultimately, it is up to you to track progress and practice your games and solutions. We can promise you this – if you stick to our training regimen and make sure that everyone in your household is consistent – you will see changes in your dog’s behavior.

How do you do it?

We have developed a way to help people better communicate and understand their dogs. Not only will you learn how to “Simply and Effectively” get your dog to listen to you, but our training solutions are also disguised as games your dog will love to play!

Colorado Top Dog’s methods rely on mutual understanding, motivation, and consistency to give your dog the choice to make the right decision. By using our methods, your dog will peacefully learn what you want him to do (or stop doing!).

I have two dogs. Does training them both cost more?

If you’d like to have a private training session, there is no extra cost for having more than one dog! Our packages are priced according to the time we spend working with you. Of course, you may need more time if you have two dogs with different issues.

However, if you’d like to register for a group class, we do require reservations for each dog as we intentionally keep class sizes small.

I hear a lot about positive reinforcement training. Is that what you do?

We use positive reinforcement, but also teach people how to easily and productively stop unwanted behaviors using our system.

Our methods are (1) fear-free, (2) proven to work, and (3) easy to learn and use. We use family-friendly games and powerful solutions to address problem behaviors that anyone can learn. Techniques make sense and are easily repeatable by the average owner — even children have fun teaching their dog to be a Colorado Top Dog!

What makes Colorado Top Dog different from other dog training?

Becoming your dog’s pack leader and consciously training him from the start will teach him confidence in you and improve the bond you share.

Colorado Top Dog training works with your dog’s instincts, not against them. Remove the stress and frustration of having a misbehaving dog by actively take charge of the training. Your dog will know what to expect and will learn how to live harmoniously with you and your family.

Colorado Top Dog training is balanced. We teach you positive reinforcement, how best to reward and encourage good behaviors, and additionally how to interrupt and curb unwanted behaviors. Best of all, our methods work without scaring your dog or resorting to punishment!

We focus the training on you — the human. We want you to understand what methods work, what doesn’t (and why) and help you build a relationship with your dog based on mutual understanding, communication, and consequences.

What training tools do I need?

We ask that all clients have a six-foot leash, a collar, and treats on hand. For younger puppies or newly adopted dogs, a crate and training gates may be needed. If we’ll be working on leash walking and off-leash recall, we recommend a front-clip harness as well as an extra-long training leash (twenty-five feet or more).


About Our Training

When should I start training?

Right away! The sooner you learn the correct methods the faster you will be able to communicate with your dog and get the behaviors you want.

Training a younger puppy is easier; habits (both good and bad) can be formed in as little as 2-3 weeks. As soon as you get a new dog or puppy, whether you know it or not, training has already begun. So the sooner you start teaching your new family member – the better!

Ideally, training would start with an In-Home Visit the first week or two after getting a new puppy or adult dog. Once you learn our methods and create the right environment for success, training will be a breeze! Follow-Up Visits, Group classes, and even Online Coaching can help with socialization, any problem areas that arise and will help to maintain follow through.