Dog Training Programs in Denver
Whether you're interested in competition, protection, or simply enhancing the bond with your K9 friend, you’ll be successful with our no-nonsense approach. Together, we will create a goal-specific training program based on scientific, evidence-based research. We work with you and your dog to improve all abilities, including on and off-leash obedience, tracking, and protection. We have been extremely successful in helping our clients improve the relationship with their dog, reduce undesired behaviors, and bring out the most in their dog's genetic abilities.
Our dog training philosophy
We try and maintain a very open mind when it comes to the dog training methods we employ. For us, anything goes. It really depends on the situation and the dog we are working with. We never rule any method out unless we have directly experienced it for ourselves and found it to be lacking. All of the foundational training is laid out in a step-by-step sequence with us. We start with the core foundation work so you can learn the science behind dog behavior used to create obedience excellence.
Our training program is set up for your success. Based on operant conditioning and classical conditioning, the balanced approach in our program uses all four of the scientific quadrants for shaping behaviors.
Our training program is set up for your success. Based on operant conditioning and classical conditioning, the philosophy of our program uses all four of the scientific quadrants for shaping behaviors. We employ positive reinforcement on a regular basis, but when appropriate, we also use the other three quadrants of operant conditioning. We are solid proponents of clear communication that is supported by a verbal marker system. We are of the opinion that there needs to be an element of consequence within the training process; however, consequence in training is by no means abuse.
We have a young german shepherd who would sit in the back yard and bark at nothing and wouldn't come in the house for anything. Dion helped us find a way to connect with him so he would listen. My wife and I are busy with work and 2 daughters so finding the time in our schedules to meet with Dion was a struggle but he was flexible and we were able to work training sessions in. Today is our last session in the package but will continue with Dion's services until we move. I highly recommend Ancillary K9 for training your pooch.
-KRIS COATS, AURORA, CO.
I have only had two session with Dion so far but we are already seeing HUGE success with Cammie! She was a stray from the Bahamas and was shy and expressing scared aggression. She now in stressful situations looks to us for guidance instead of taking control and acting out! I am so excited to see what will come in the following weeks!
- KASSIA THORMAHLEN, LAKEWOOD, CO.
Our promise to you: If for any reason at all your dog regresses from our obedience programs, we will retrain your dog free of charge.