Dog Training



Whether you've got a pup that is learning the basics or an older dog that's a seasoned pro, our professional dog training programs can have many great benefits for you and your pal. Not only will they be better listeners, but their confidence with soar with simple tools and takeaways. With several convenient training options and programs, you can pick the training services that best suit you and your pup.

private dog training


Our skilled trainer will work with you and your dog one-on-one to provide your pet with individualized, focused training attention. Private lessons are one hour and can be delivered in a center, at your home, virtually, or a combination that is convenient for you and your unique needs. Email our trainer Kelsey Kuhn at for more information or to book a free 15-minute virtual consultation session. After your free consultation has been completed, Kelsey will develop a training plan to address your dog’s behavior goals.

Private Training Consultation

Free 15-minute virtual Consultation

    ●       4 session package: $600

    ●       6 session package: $850

    ●       8 session package: $1,050


Subject to availability. 

dog in training


The Basic Obedience Course will help you and your pup work on commands like Sit, Down, Place, Stay, Recall, Heel/Heel-Up, Loose-Leash Walking, "Go Say Hi", Emergency U-Turn, Dealing With Distractions, Drop It, and Long-Line work. The 6-week course is $200 per dog.


The Intermediate Obedience Course is designed for dogs that already have a solid grasp of Sit, (ay) Down, and the ability to get their attention away from mild distractions. The objective of the intermediate class is to solidify Stay and to exercise your dog's ability to recover from distractions in their environment. We'll also go over Leave It, loose-leash walking, auto-sits, and recall.

The 7-week course is $230 per dog.

dog in training


The Basic Obedience Course will help you and your pup work on commands like Sit, Down, Place, Stay, Recall, Heel/Heel-Up, Loose-Leash Walking, "Go Say Hi", Emergency U-Turn, Dealing With Distractions, Drop It, and Long-Line work. The 6-week course is $200 per dog.


Trainer & Class: Kelsey, Basic Obedience

January Schedule - Thursdays at 6PM: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16
March Schedule - Thursdays at 6PM: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13

Trainer & Class: Kelsey, Intermediate Obedience
Located at Canine Fitness & Fun Center

January Schedule - Sundays at 1:45PM: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19


Week 1 - Intro to Training (Done over Zoom)


●       Concepts

    ○       What is positive reinforcement and why does it work?

    ○       Training the dog you have

    ○       Interrupters

    ○       Dog body language

●       Activities

    ○       Establishing bridge

    ○       Training "Touch"

    ○       Training name recognition


Week 2 - Basic Commands


●       Concepts

    ○       Recognize dog's body language

    ○       Understanding the power of distractions

    ○       Value of Patience

●       Activities

    ○       Sit & Sit with Duration (Stay)

    ○       Place

    ○       Lay Down

    ○       Good look

dog in training

Week 3 - Leash Manners


●       Concepts

    ○       Recognizing distractions before your dog does

    ○       Monitoring your own body language as well as your dog's.

●       Activities

    ○       Heel-up/Heel

    ○      Loose-leash Walking


Week 4 - Leash Manners II


●       Concepts

    ○       Go Say Hi concept, reasoning

●       Activities

    ○       "Go Say Hi" w/ people

    ○       "Go Say Hi" w/ dogs

    ○       Emergency U-turn

Week 5 - Special Topics


●       Concepts

    ○       Recall

    ○       How to use a long line

●       Activities

    ○       Recall (long lines preferred)

    ○       Drop it/leave it


Week 6 - Tricks


●       Concepts

    ○       Training for life: Training as enrichment (mental stimulation), exercise

●       Activities

    ○       Roll over

    ○       Shake

    ○       Leg Weave

    ○       Sit Pretty

    ○       Army Crawl

Our Dog Training Obedience Courses are offered regularly – check your Gingr portal or give us a call to learn when the next session will start.


Subject to availability. 


Enrichment Training sessions are perfect for dogs that are ready to learn all sorts of new skills. These dog training classes will only be offered while your pup is staying with us at daycare or our boarding program and will be divided into two levels based on previous knowledge. You may choose up to six skills that you'd like your pup to learn. When you return from work or vacation, you'll have a new game to play with your best friend.

dog in training



  • Smile – Dog looks at camera

  • Freeze Game – Dog freezes when cued during play

  • Spin – Dog turns in a complete circle

  • Leg Weave – Dog weaves in and out of trainer's legs

  • Shake – Dog offers paw to be held

  • Which Hand? – Dog chooses which hand holds the treat

  • Kisses – Dog puts nose against trainer's cheek

dog in training



  • Sit Pretty – Dog sits on hindquarters with front feet in the air

  • Get Your Toy – Dog picks up toy when asked

  • Drop It – Dog drops toy when asked

  • Army Crawl – Dog crawls across floor in down position

  • Roll Over – Dog rolls over

  • Bow – Dog's front legs and chest touch the ground with hind end standing

  • Stand By Me – Dog stays at your hip

dog in training

Themed dog training packages are also available with a preset list of commands that your dog will learn, each building on the previous skills:

Mind Games Package

  • Which Hand?, Shell Game, Shell Game Master

Perfect Pup Package

  • Get Your Toy, Drop It, Clean Up

Photography Package

  • Smile, Pretty Picture, Selfie

Paw Time Package 

  • Shake, High Five, Wave

Individual classes start at $20, with options for 4-session packages ($18 per session) and 8-session packages ($16 per session) day add-ons while your pup stays at our facility. For more information, please contact Kelsey Kuhn (

dog  training Kelsey


Kelsey first caught the training bug in 2006 during her internship at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. Her first training guinea pig was, well, her pet guinea pig named Gracie. That summer, Gracie learned to target, turn in a circle, and station and Kelsey was hooked. Since then, she has trained over a dozen species across 3 zoos in addition to her dogs, cats, and chickens at home. She took her passion to the next level in March of 2021 by becoming a full-time dog trainer.


Not only does Kelsey enjoy training, she also loves sharing this skill-set with others. She developed a class for gifted middle school students titled "How To Train Your Dragon (Or More Normal Animals)" and later adapted it to create a workshop for Denver Zoo volunteers. Training isn't a secret superpower: Kelsey wants to show you how you too can be a "dog whisperer" and deepen your bond with your pet by playing fun games that set both you and your pup up for success.


Want to see the skills and tricks your pup will learn in our obedience classes and enrichment training sessions? Check out the videos below for just a few of the awesome things your pup will pick up: