Dog Trainers in Denver

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What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured dog walkers, sitters, and trainers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Cassie SDenver, CO

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Hi!! My name is Cassie. I currently live in Denver and am very outdoorsy. I am a Colorado native so getting outdoors and walking dogs has always been the norm! I have always loved animals, studied zoology in college and now work at an animal clinic. I don't have a dog myself, just a couple cute kittens, but love getting outside with dogs!

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Heather KDenver, CO

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“I speak the language of wags and treat bags!”

My name is Heather and I have over a decade of experience working with pets. Ever since I was able to work, I have worked with animals. I understand dog behaviors better than most people due to my experiences, and it would be fun to walk around outside more with friends. I would love to meet your pup!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Danielle FDenver, CO

4.9

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“There is nothing quite like the love of dogs”

Hello I'm Danielle and I'm a life long dog lover! I grew up walking and sitting for my neighbors dogs. After I graduated from college I couldn't wait to rescue a dog of my own so I have plenty of personal experience as well. I currently have a cat and a St. Bernard and I am full of nothing but love for animals. I feel comfortable and responsible with dogs and will take wonderful care of your furry friend as if they were my own!

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Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Jason HDenver, CO

4.9

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Hello! My name is Jason Hartman and I live in Arvada, CO. I’m extremely excited to be a part of the Wag! team! I have a 3 year old Great Dane and enjoy interacting with all types of dogs! My education and training as a behaviorist has been hugely helpful in my understanding of animal and human behavior. I’m not a certified dog trainer, but have had a tremendous amount of success working with dogs. I would love to meet you and your pupper very soon!

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Taylor SDenver, CO

4.9

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“Command, mark, & reward!”

26 year old Colorado transplant from the D.C. area with a background of 3 years in positive-reinforcement training. Most familiar with puppies and new rescues; always happy to help reinforce current habits on walks, or help implement new ones during sittings and training sessions.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Samantha RDenver, CO

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I’ve had a love for animals my entire life, growing up in Colorado, enjoy the outdoors with all of my dogs! I have 3 of my own,German Shepherd and 2 Shih Tzus, well versed in all shapes,sizes and temperaments! For 3 1/2 years I worked at an amazing dog daycare in the mountains and have relocated to Denver. In my free time I enjoy expanding my knowledge of canine behavior/cognition and am working towards becoming a trainer. Look forward to fun walks, hikes and park adventures with your sweet dog!

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Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Training experience, Puppy care, Fast walker

Skylar SDenver, CO

4.9

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“Let’s get walking!”

Hello! My name is Skylar, and I have been working with dogs for 5+ yrs now. I have worked in grooming, animal care, adoptions, professional training, and walking. I look forward to sharing some outdoor time with your pup while working on leash manners. I utilize all positive reinforcement training. I cannot wait to meet your dog! Please let me know if there is anything important I should know about them.

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Specialties

Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Alisha SDenver, CO

4.9

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“16 years in the pet care industry and counting!”

Hi! I have been in the pet care industry for a 16 years! I currently work as a self employed dog trainer, and I have spent much of my time sitting, walking, and working in an animal hospital. Needless to say, I enjoy working with pets!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

About Dog Training in Denver, CO

Training Fun Fact #1:

Did you know that dogs of any size can excel at agility? It’s not just the big boys who can play this game–dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds can learn the ropes and love it. The jumping and maneuvering is a natural skill, and your dog will have a blast showing off their stuff. Start with simple weave poles, and be sure to practice consistently every day. When you and pup are ready to move on to the big leagues, join a club for more fun.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Blind dogs really know how to use their senses to make up for the one they don’t have–sight! Whether unable to see due to an illness or a genetic factor making a pooch blind from birth, adaptability in the canine is a trait anyone would want. With up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their nose, dogs can use their sense of smell almost like a second sight. A blind dog’s paws play a big part in navigating a sightless world, too.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Who doesn’t love a dog in the movies? Canines that make a living in front of the camera have an innate focus that allows them to learn the task at hand without distractions. Bright lights, quick movements, and loud noises are all part of a typical movie set. Often, multiple dog trainers will be put to work to get a pooch in fine form for the camera.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Denver, CO

The cost of in-home dog training in Denver will vary depending on whether you are signing up for puppy training or looking to teach an old dog new tricks. What is their behavior like presently, and what are you looking to achieve? These factors will affect the price, as will your decision on the number of classes you want to have your pup take. 

Prices range from $475 to $550 for 5 or 6 weeks of classes, and an hourly rate can be around $100. In Denver, group classes can average about $175 per session, and if you’d like to put your dog through the basics and beyond of a board and train program, you may pay $1200 to $1400 for a week.

Of course, your pup is like family, and you will do all that you need to as far as helping them be an all-around well-trained pooch. But, group classes are typically once a week, same day, same time, and sometimes that is hard to maintain. If you get caught late at the office, you miss that week’s training, and not all facilities allow for make-up classes.

If flexibility is a must for you, yet you still want a competent trainer, look to in-home training with Wag! for an affordable option. Denver dog trainers with Wag! work with you and your furry buddy in your home, at a time that suits your hectic schedule. 

An hour-long session is just $60 and is easily booked within the Wag! app. Find the right local dog trainer for you and chat in-app to set up your session, tailored specifically to your special four-legger. What could be easier?

Going Off-Leash in Denver, Co

Denver is well known for its views of the Rocky Mountains and its dry and sunny climate. Because of these regional attributes, you and Radar will want to trek and take in some of Denver’s sites and off-leash dog parks every chance you get. Ensuring your dog is well trained will enable you to go just about wherever you want in the Mile High City.

There are some rules to follow, though. All dogs must be spayed or neutered, or be in possession of a Denver Intact Permit (if you are a resident of Denver). The rabies vaccine and a dog tag are musts, too, so be sure to have your pooch up-to-date with immunizations. 

Once those details are taken care of, visit Kennedy Dog Park, which is open from sunset to sundown. The park is three acres in size and gives you lots of space to practice obedience commands and fine-tune recall skills. Then, enjoy a break under a shady tree and be sure to keep Fido hydrated when out in the Denver heat.

The Berkeley Dog Park is a bit smaller than the Kennedy park location but is a popular spot for dogs, both big and small. There are designated areas for high and low energy dogs, so if your senior dog likes to fetch but not have to fend off the young pups, you can choose the appropriate area for them to play in.

Does your favorite park companion have the best behavior for meeting unfamiliar dogs? Canines lacking in that area will benefit from one on one instruction from a dog trainer. Knowing their commands is key to calm introductions to new playtime park friends.

Dog Training in Denver, CO

All Denver dog trainers on the Wag! platform are vetted, and many have hands-on experience volunteering at Denver’s numerous dog shelters. There, they do everything needed to keep the pups safe and feeling loved, including training them to be the best they can be! Dog trainers with Wag! are keen to help out in their communities and then share their knowledge with you and furry Fido! 

What kinds of dogs do the trainers typically work with? Well, all kinds, of course. That includes Denver’s most popular pooch, the Labrador Retriever. These dogs are built for sport, they say, and that makes them ideal for activities like swimming and trekking the foothills of the Rockies. Or, train your Labrador Retriever to ride in a canoe and explore a local reservoir.

Other fave furry friends are the Golden Retriever (running a close second to the Lab), the German Shepherd, and the ever-lovable Bulldog. The Golden Retriever loves to be active and is known for their intense loyalty. Full of energy, this dog needs to be walked a few times daily. Take the opportunity when heading around the block to perfect their heeling skills so they can show the neighborhood dogs how it’s done.

The stout and stocky Bulldog can display a lazy character and have a stubborn streak that can be comical at times. For the days when you need them to move and be active, be prepared with a lesson or two of obedience training to practice. Don’t keep them out in the heat too long, however, because dogs with wide, short muzzles can develop breathing issues when it’s humid and hot outside.

Are you ready to take advantage of the Wag! dog training platform and book your pup’s first lesson? A customized in-home session in the first step to the best-trained dog on the block!