Trainers & Behaviorists

Do I need a trainer or a behaviorist?

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.

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.

Finding a Professional Dog Trainer or Behavioral Consultant​

MHCR Recommendations

Denver/Colorado Springs

The Light of Dog

The Light of Dog is owned by
Author, Ask the Trainer and Juvenile Delinquent Dogs
Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Founder, Colorado Dog Trainers Network
(720) 279-4663

Anyone is welcome to an in-person consultation or a virtual consultation via zoom, phone, or email so they are able to help people from anywhere.

They will travel mainly in the south Denver metro area (basically along the south C470 corridor) which generally includes Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Centennial (some of it), Lone Tree, Greenwood Village, Parker, Castle Rock, Sedalia, Larkspur, and Franktown.

They have a full set of group classes running at their location all day on Sundays.

All Breed Rescue and Training
Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed
Behavior Modification

All Breed Rescue and Training offers beginner classes, advanced classes, and behavior modification training.

Northern Colorado

Summit Dog Training

In-Person and virtual training options
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.
Training Wheels, LLC  
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.

They specialize in modifying the behavior of fearful and reactive dogs without the use of force.

Elisheba Fay, CDBC
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Trainer & Behavior Consultant
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.