The Dog Ranch

2586 S. US Highway 287

Berthoud, CO 80513

info@dogranchco.com

970.599.0001

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TRAINING

The Dog Ranch offers certified dog trainers to fufill all of your dog training needs. We only support positive reinforcement training, and will work with you to create a customized program for your dog! Email us today at training@dogranchco.com today for more information.

puppy classes

puppy preschool

This class is all about socialization! The best thing you can do for your puppy at this age is introduce them to the world. We teach healthy play, and bite inhibition, early socialization with people and other dogs as well as foundation training. Learn proper handling techniques for grooming and veterinary visits. We cover common puppy problems such as potty training, chewing, biting and jumping. Basic sues such as sit, down, stay and come.​

  • 12 weeks-5 months

  • $20/class

  • $90/six sessions

puppy obedience 

Let's face it, teenagers can be challenging. This class tackles all the frustrating habits that come along with owning a gangly, distractible and hormonal teenage dog. Maintaining motivation is at the center of this class. We work on modifying any common bad habits gained during the cute puppy stage such as biting, leash pulling, and jumping. We will also work on basic obedience cues such as aside, down leave it and come.

  • 5 months-1 year

  • $140 for 5 week class

what to bring:

  • yourself.

  • your dog. (we hope).

  • puppy harness.

  • 6ft leash.

  • lots of treats!

  • please no retractable leashes or corrective collars.

obedience classes

obedience 1:

introducing behavior cues

obedience 2:

testing behavior cues

obedience 3:

advanced distractions

obedience 4:

college training

  • 1 year and up

  • $140/5 week class

  • Prerequisite to all obedience, agility and speciality classes.

This class is intended to teach adult dogs the foundation of behavioral cues. In this class we will focus on building a working trusting relationship between you and your dog. We will introduce behavioral cues as well as tackle common behavioral problems such as jumping up, proper greetings, and door dashing.

What is covered:

  • introduction to marker training

  • shaping, capturing and luring new behaviors and cues

  • focus and motivating your dog

  • obedience cues such as sit, down, stay, come, leave it, place, heel, loose leash walking and more!

  • how to stop unwanted behaviors

  • introduction to proper collar and leash use

This class is intended to teach adult dogs the increased foundation of behavioral cues, working on training retention and fine skills. Develop an increased working and trusting relationship with your dog.

 

 

What is covered:

  • tests cues learned in Obedience 1.

  • increase loose leash walking skills

  • beginning stimulus control

  • beginning distraction work

  • 1 year and up

  • $140/5 week class

  • Prerequisite of obedience 1, or evaluation from instructor required

This class is intended to teach adult dogs the increased foundation of behavioral cues, with the addition of advanced distractions and real life applications. You will continue to work on training retention and fine skills. Develop an increased working and trusting relationship with your dog.

 

What is covered:

  • begin off leash obedience: recalls, heeling, stays etc.

  • test your obedience with skateboards, bikes, farm animals, rabbits, strangers and other dogs.

  • increase behavior while decreasing reinforcement

  • dogs will learn how to respond to cues from a distance. 

  • 1 year and up

  • $140/5 week class

  • Prerequisite of obedience 2, or evaluation from instructor required

This class is intended to continue refining training skills learned in obedience 1-3.  A heightened level of trust and distracted cues with you and your dog.

 

What is covered:

  • focused heel on and off leash

  • sit and down stays from a distance

  • behavioral cues in movement

  • advanced distractions

  • long down/stays

  • introduction to proper use of corrective collars and corrections

  • advanced stimulus control

  • group field trips

  • 1 year and up

  • $140/5 week class

  • Prerequisite of obedience 3, or evaluation from instructor required

additional classes and workshops

clicker training

junior canine safety

rescues rescuing veterans

tricks class

Hone your click and marker training skills, or get a head start on classes. This workshop gives you a head start on training and advances your knowledge of the science of animal behavior. This is a handler training class only, no dogs allowed! (Bring your dog to daycare for only $15 if enrolled.)

This program is one of our many community outreach programs. This program is designed to help decrease dog bites within our community, and to learn about generalized dog safety. This interactive, one hour course is for groups of children of any age. We will discuss topics such as dog body language, how to greet dogs, and what to do when a strange dog is loose. 

We are proud partners with Rescues Rescuing Veterans. We aid this program by providing obedience training for rescues who are placed as companions for our veterans to help them overcome the daily struggles of PTSD and depression, as well as other related conditions. Please email rrvprogram@gmail.com to learn more about this program and how to enroll.

Want something fun to do with your pet but don't want to commit to a dog sport? Tricks are a great way to interact with your dog and build a better relationship. (Plus, it's fun!) This class is kept small to cater to each individuals' trick interest. Shaping and luring are utilized to teach your dog how to put their toys away, ride a skateboard, jump through a hoop and sit pretty. The only limit is your imagination!

  • $10/person

  • Get 10% off any 5 week course

  • Limit 4

  • Free!

  • Ages 5-18

  • Free!

  • Must be an approved RRV applicant

  • $100/4 weeks

  • Prerequisite: obedience 2 or instructor approved

day training

other

Have other training concerns or questions we haven't answered? Please contact us at training@dogranchco.com as personalized plans are available!

We like training. You will too.

Don't have time to train and exercise your dog? Is your dog bored at home while you work? Is your dog bouncing off the walls when you get home after a long day? We provide day training while your dog is at daycare! These one on one training sessions are catered to you and your dogs specific needs and goals. Free one hour evaluation included!