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Best Dog Training Classes in Aurora

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Aurora Dog Training Classes on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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19879 E Randolph Place, Denver, CO 80249

Why choose this provider?

FetchMasters specializes in training dogs of all breeds and sizes. The company offers group training classes, board-and-train sessions, and in-home training classes. The dog trainers hold three levels of obedience classes for private training sessions. The Level One Obedience training program aims to develop canines' basic obedience skills and address common behavior issues. Thomas Aaron, one of the trainers at FetchMasters, is a certified dog trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers® and the Animal Behavioral College.

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5.0 / 5 (185)

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Denver, CO 80014

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2 Dog Trail has been voted the Best Dog Trainer five years in a row and provides customized, results-oriented lessons and classes that help owners and pets build a more healthy happy and harmonious relationship. The company's owner and lead trainer is a certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and loves to stay current with the latest training news and innovations to ensure customers and pets receive the best possible service and can enjoy real, visible results. Whether the dog has minor issues like digging, barking, or potty accidents, or more serious issues like aggression, separation anxiety, or hyperactivity, the trainer uses evidence-based techniques to gently teach, shape, and encourage dogs to be their best.

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5.0 / 5 (24)

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Denver, CO 80014

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Laura Errington, the owner of Adventures Of Finn, is an avid dog lover and trainer with a passion for helping people learn practical, effective solutions and techniques to train even the most stubborn and disobedient animals. The company's training method uses tools like E-collars, prong collars, crating, and owner education, as well as homework assignments for owners and daily mental and physical exercise for dogs to create a regular system of training and communication that reduces behavior issues and creates a more structured relationship between human and animal. Customers can choose Foundation Training courses to teach dogs the basics, Behavior Modification Training to deal with behavioral problems, or the Board and Train program that gives dogs more intensive one-on-one time with experienced trainers.

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5.0 / 5 (11)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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4736 South Zeno Street, Aurora, CO 80015

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Franz Professional Dog Training offers training services to owner-and-dog tandems near Aurora. Trainer Brad Franz has more than 35 years of experience in dog training. His training program is primarily an obedience course, where basic commands, home boundaries, and basic behavior issues are addressed. This program takes six weeks for seven-month and older dogs and eight weeks for 12-week old puppies or older. The training course has six lessons that are tackled weekly, with each lesson taking 45 to 60 minutes.

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5.0 / 5 (5)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Centennial, CO 80015

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Triumphant Canine provides training and lessons tailored to each dog's personality, breed, and lifestyle. From teaching puppies how to behave indoors to helping older dogs understand proper leash etiquette, the company's in-home training sessions helps dogs understand proper behaviors and basic commands and give owners a better understanding of their animal's body language, behaviors, needs. Whether inside the home or out in the great outdoors, people and pets can enjoy learning together and create stronger, healthier bonds. The company also offers Board and Train programs for more intensive training, as well as special programs for dogs with severe behavioral issues like aggression, anxiety, nonstop barking, and hyperactivity.

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5.0 / 5 (13)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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1620 South Abilene Street, Aurora, CO 80012

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Camp Bow Wow is a dog care facility in Aurora offering dog training services. Its certified trainers design training programs tailored to clients' needs and preferred schedules. Their training methods follow rewards-based strategies and seek to enrich pups of all behavior levels and ages. They conduct three levels of obedience classes and private and in-camp sessions. Dog enrichment programs aim to foster closer bonds with families, maintain skills and sharp minds, and improve the behaviors they exhibit in public areas.

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4.6
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4.7 / 5 (358)
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4.0 / 5 (61)
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5.0 / 5 (6)

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Centennial, CO 80015

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Full Pawtential Dog Training gives dogs and owners the chance to enjoy learning new skills with a team of caring, patient, and experienced training experts. From puppies and older dogs to rescues and dogs that need extra attention, the company's trainers use an individualized approach to understanding the needs of dogs and their owners, whether they have issues with excessive barking, problems with food aggression, or just need help housebreaking a new puppy. The company owner also volunteers with Colorado Puppy Rescue and helps families understand and overcome problem behaviors. Interested customers can call or contact the company on the website to get more information about training options and pricing.

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5.0 / 5 (3)

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720 S Colorado Blvd Ph N Ste 1357, Denver, CO 80246

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Ancillary K9 Dog Training is a dog training company that provides obedience work and aggressive dog rehabilitation services for clients in Aurora and the surrounding areas. The company offers three dog training programs that assist in getting rid of behavioral problems like biting, aggressive behavior, separation anxiety, and leash reactivity. Ancillary K9 Dog Training's trainers have been voted as one of Denver's top dog trainers in 2021 and are members of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

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5.0 / 5 (7)

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Introduction

    Dog trainers are professional instructors who use a wide range of training techniques to help dogs adapt to their environments, respond to cues and commands, and modify behavior patterns. Training methods include alpha dog dominance for aggressive dogs, positive reinforcement that's often utilized with puppies and younger dogs, relationship-based, and classic, conditional training.

    Schutzhund, the German word for “protection dog,” is a specialized type of instruction in which dogs are trained to attack on command, and it's commonly used in K9 Academies for police and security dogs. Depending on their skill sets and certifications, dog trainers may offer programs that incorporate several methods, or they may focus on a single method such as behavioral training, which focuses on changing dogs' behavior, or obedience training, where dogs are rewarded for following commands.
  • What is a dog trainer called?

    They’re referred to as dog trainers or behaviorists, depending on their skill sets and credentials. A dog trainer may refer to themselves as a canine behavioral specialist or a certified veterinary behaviorist.

  • What is the difference between a dog trainer and a behaviorist?

    Dog trainers and behaviorists practice the same profession, and many dog trainers refer to themselves as behaviorists. However, true animal behaviorists hold M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in animal behavior. The full title for an animal behaviorist is an Applied Animal Behaviorist or Certified Animal Behaviorist.

  • Does my dog need training?

    All dogs benefit from training, whether through their owners or a professional trainer. Owners can teach their dogs simple commands, and they can practice positive reinforcement techniques, such as providing treats when dogs follow basic instructions. Professional trainers are essential when dogs exhibit behavioral problems, such as aggression, excessive barking, and an inability to respond to basic commands.

  • What does dog training include?

    Some dog training classes focus on specific methods, such as obedience training or alpha training, while others offer a mix of multiple training techniques. Dog training activities can include brain games, clicker commands with positive reinforcement, relationship-based exercises between dogs and their owners, and socialization exercises.

  • Can you train a dog yourself?

    Dog owners can train their dogs themselves with the help of guidebooks and online tutorials that offer instruction in areas that include simple obedience commands and positive reinforcement techniques. When dogs are overly aggressive or display problematic behavior, such as biting or excessive barking, professional training can be extremely beneficial.

  • Is dog training easy?

    There are many methods of dog training. Teaching a dog simple commands is a fairly simple technique to learn, whether through guidebooks, online tutorials, or common sense. However, overly aggressive dogs often require professional training in which a trainer is certified and educated.