Program Details

IN-HOME, FORCE-FREE DOG TRAINING IN THE DENVER, COLORADO AREA.


Good Dog Program 

We know the scenario. You have a dog you love, who is capable of being the sweetest, most loving companion. But sometimes, he jumps on your guests, steals your lunch off the counter, drags you after a runaway squirrel, or barks incessantly at the world outside his window. In other words, you have a dog. We understand, and our Good Dog Program can help you bring harmony to your relationship with your dog, setting rules and boundaries in a clear and straightforward way. 

Details:

  • Five hours of training with a Canis Major Trainer
  • Scheduled according to your needs
  • Access to trainers via email, phone, or text between sessions for guidance and support
  • One-time payment of $500
  • Sessions are good for two months

Benefits:

  • Learn how to prevent and address mild problem behaviors such as house training, chewing, or barking
  • Teach basic manners including sit, down, come, leave it, stay, leash walking, and polite greeting
  • Train your dog to perform behaviors the first time you ask
  • Become your dog's leader without using force, pain, or fear
  • Build a foundation of trust and respect with your dog

Better dog program

Best seller!

Sometimes, dogs have trouble adjusting to the way our world works. This can result in fear, aggression, or other problem behaviors. We know how much strain this can put on your life, your routine, and your relationship with your dog. Using techniques developed and endorsed by dog behavior experts, we can help you change your dog's association with previously problematic triggers and teach new, appropriate behaviors instead. The Better Dog Program is perfect for dogs who need some extra work to be well-behaved canine citizens.

Details:

  • Ten hours of training with a Canis Major Trainer
  • Scheduled according to your needs
  • Access to trainers via email, phone, or text between sessions for guidance and support
  • Subscription payment plan of $425 a month for two months
  • Sessions are good for three months

Benefits:

  • All the benefits of the Good Dog Program, PLUS:
  • Learn how to respond to and change severe problem behaviors
  • Teach and strengthen basic and intermediate manners

Best dog program

best value!

Do you want a dog you can take anywhere? Do you dream of doing therapy work, going hiking off-leash, or having a Canine Good Citizen? This is the program for you and your dog. Our very best value, this is like having a dog trainer on retainer. We cover basic through advanced behaviors beginning in your home and moving on to proofing in the "real world." We also resolve any problem behaviors you're experiencing including separation anxiety, fear, aggression, or reactivity. This is our best value and most comprehensive training program, for a dog you can truly enjoy and be proud of.

Details:

  • 36 hours of training with a Canis Major Trainer
  • Scheduled according to your needs
  • Access to trainers via email, phone, video, or text between sessions for guidance and support
  • Subscription payment plan of $450 a month for six months
  • Sessions are good for one year

Benefits:

  • All the benefits of the Better Dog Program, PLUS:
  • Teach advanced manners and obedience cues such as retrieve, heeling, stay with distractions, and more
  • Thoroughly address and resolve problem behaviors 
  • Relieve anxiety, fear or aggression issues 
  • Achieve high-level goals such as therapy dog training, Canine Good Citizen, off-leash training, nose work, and more

DAY TRAINING PROGRAM - $375+

As much as we would like to, not all of us are able to quit our day jobs and spend the day teaching our dogs the lay of the land. With this program, a trainer works with your dog in your home while you are away. Then, a transition session teaches you the necessary skills to maintain the training for the long haul. You'll be taught how to proof the behaviors your dog has learned, as well as how to reinforce new behaviors, what to do if you don't get a behavior when you cue one, and how to respond effectively to problem behaviors that may emerge.

Details:

  • Initial in-home consult to discuss a training plan
  • Minimum of four in-home training sessions with a Canis Major Trainer
    • 10% Discount for purchasing 8 or more sessions
  • Includes a single, 1-hour Transition session with you and your family for every four lessons completed
  • Each session is an hour long 
  • Scheduled according to your needs
  • Access to trainers via email, phone, or text between sessions for guidance and support

Benefits:

  • Convenience of having training done during the day while you're at work
  • Professional assessment and treatment plan with a clear path to success
  • Your role is to simply maintain the dog's behavior that has previously been taught
  • Your dog is set up for success in meeting your needs and expectations

HOST A TRAINING PARTY - FREE

You and your friends may not need more jewelry or kitchen ware, but most dogs (and their people!) could benefit from some social training time! Host a training party with us at your home and earn free training when your guests sign up for behavior programs. Contact us if you’re interested in hosting!

Details:

  • Host at your home and invite 3-5 dog owners/lovers
  • Trainers come to you and teach behaviors tailored to your group, demonstrate (not sell!) toys and training aids, and answer questions
  • Parties last 1-1.5 hours (depending on age of dogs)
  • No cost to you (small fee for guests)
  • Guests will have the opportunity to train their dogs at the event, as well as purchase discounted training packages
  • Earn free training when your guests purchase training!

Benefits:

  • Earn free in-home training for you and your dog!
  • Dogs and puppies get to socialize in a low-stress setting
  • Learn to teach new manners and improve your dog’s behavior
  • Get to test out the best dog toys, treats, and equipment

Email Consult - $49

Need advice on your situation? Unsure of where to start or what kind of effort your behavior issues may require? Contact us for an extensive email consult, including a questionnaire to assess your situation, a comprehensive email with guidance to address your issues, and a follow-up to make any necessary tweaks. Email consults may be limited in scope; if you're unsure whether it would be a good fit for you, ask us.


Not in Denver? We travel - via technology!

Inquire about our Skype training programs for out-of-town clients who would love to work with us.


Why programs?

In our experience, one lesson is never enough to make serious progress on a training or behavior issue. We're in this for the long haul, and we know if you've contacted us, you are too. Five, ten, or more lessons allow us to plan for long-term goals and get you and your dog the comprehensive training help you need without rushing, as well as to build on the progress of previous sessions. Of course, you are always welcome to purchase more sessions once your program is complete.