Located in Denver, Colorado

Dave Coop, dog training in Denver, Colorado


Obedience | Puppy classes | Problem Behavior modification | Protection Training

Dog training in Denver Colorado that works in the real world. Standard dog obedience classes or customized programs to fit your needs, our goal is to get your dog to listen off of the leash.

Start training your puppy as early as 8 week’s of age.

It’s never too soon!!!

Private in-home dog training in Denver Colorado is by far the most effective way to get your dog trained in the shortest amount of time. I have taught dog training classes in all different ways such as group classes, private instruction at my school, boarding and training in a kennel environment and nothing compares to in the home dog training.

Dave Coop, training dogs in Centennial, ColoradoWith over 30 years of professional dog training experience, rarely do I run into a dog training or behavioral issue that I have not dealt with. At the Canine College we are dedicated to delivering world-class no nonsense dog training. The dog will be a part of your life for many years to come. It is our job to make those years wonderful. Please read our philosophy to understand the level of quality our clients have come to expect from the Canine College in Denver Colorado.

We believe in a natural method of dog training.

We apply a no-nonsense philosophy to training dogs of all breeds and sizes. We do not believe in using any unnecessary force or harsh styles of dog training.

A natural dog training philosophy and method simply means learning how to encourage and discourage individual actions or behaviors that are natural to the dog -- like sitting, laying down, jumping up, biting, etc.

Our natural approach uses positive encouragement to reinforce behaviors we find desirable. It associates commands with these behaviors to develop conditioned responses, so the dog truly understands what you are trying to communicate.

At the same time, a natural approach means understanding that dogs naturally make a lot of mistakes, lose their attention, or are sometimes downright defiant. In those cases, the use of correction or negative reinforcement is necessary, to discourage and stop or modify behaviors we find undesirable – like jumping on guests, knocking down the kids or the grandparents, getting on the furniture, house breaking, pulling on the leash, etc. A command is associated to let the dog know when they're doing something wrong.

This is Basic Conditioning.

Positively encouraging good behavior, and negatively discouraging bad behavior. It's just that simple. We can teach you the proper dog training techniques to accomplish this.

Our goal is to get dogs trained to listen -- even when they are off the leash.

“Understanding” and “listening” are two different things. Anyone with a piece of cheese and a quiet room can get a dog to sit and look. Getting the same dog to look and listen when someone comes to the door, or when there’s another dog around, is a different matter altogether.

This is called Wolf-Pack theory.

All dogs come from wolves. This means they're pack animals. This is why they make such good family pets: They assimilate easily and naturally into a group. But in this group, there must be a certain social order, like who's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on. Your dog is very much aware of this order. For a dog to listen, even when they don't want to, they have to view you, the owner(s), as the leaders(s) of the pack.

We show you how to develop this kind of relationship with your dog naturally, so you can enjoy your dog in the real world -- when you’re out and about, doing what you enjoy with your dog. Our goal is to show you how to make your dog part of your family …

Even when they're off of the leash.

Dogs were bred from wolves to serve a particular purpose: Protection, Hunting, Herding and so on. We as people must understand this. So when your Lab is very active and picks things up with its mouth, or your German Shepherd barks at strangers or circles and nips at the kids’ heels, this is natural behavior and needs to be channeled properly so it doesn't become bad behavior.

What would the world be like if we just let our children grow up with no formal education? Or just ignored their bad behavior? The same is true with our dogs. How can we expect our dogs to be great family pets, without educating them?

A trained dog is a happy a dog !!!


Private In-Home Dog Obedience Training Lessons / Classes in Denver Colorado and surrounding cities

Private, in-home dog training lessons/classes are by far the most effective way to get people trained. Ooops, I meant dogs trained. It is challenging enough to train one dog and person at a time. Perhaps you’ve experienced the dog obedience class with one instructor, 20 untrained dogs, and their people? Mass chaos, right? There is another way. A better way. It works like this: I come to your home once a week, for a one-hour lesson -- for as many classes as it takes to get you and your dog trained together. Prices are per session, or a flat fee for as many sessions as it takes to get you and your dog trained together.

Basic dog obedience training, in the home, where it counts:

Our basic dog obedience program teaches your dog to know its name, as well as the following basic commands: No, Heel, Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Return to Heel, Wait (at doors), Inside, Outside, Place and to NOT RUN OFF. Our goal is for your dog to listen off the leash in distracting environments, such as when you go for a walk, put dinner on the table, invite guests over, go somewhere in your car, or go to a park. And yes, it can be done!

Correction of problem behaviors:

As far as possible, we will work to eliminate any bad habits or problem behaviors you may be experiencing with your puppy or dog.

House breaking, chewing, barking, jumping and digging are just a few problems I deal with on a regular basis. I am also experienced at dealing with aggressive behaviors. By understanding the cause of the bad habit or problem behaviors, usually we can successfully modify, redirect or eliminate them. Some behaviors are caused by lack of early puppy socialization, genetics and brain development, such as antisocial behavior. We can help, but we cannot turn back time. Yet!

References available , also check out our testimonials page

Dave Coop, Master Trainer. Centennial, Colorado 80016


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