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We’re 5-star Google rated dog trainers in Denver, CO, specializing in rapid transformations for overexcited, anxious, or aggressive dogs. Using our unique e-collar techniques, we aim for a major breakthrough in your first 90-minute session, and a sweeping transformation in less than a month. We guarantee progress to a dog that can chill out.

Before training with Cameron, my pittie mix struggled with anxiety and reactivity, making outings stressful. Cameron's holistic approach not only improved Denver's behavior but also boosted my confidence. His consistent support between sessions was invaluable. Our journey has been transformative, thanks to Cameron's expertise and dedication. Highly recommended!
I had gotten a lot of training for my pup and still couldn't break her of jumping up in people's face. She pulled me down lunging for the mailman once. I contacted Chill Out Dog Training. The package I got, came with an e-collar. I heard all the myths of how bad the e-collars were. A myth indeed. I learned how to properly use it and how effective it was. In one session, my pup was so much better. She picked up quickly how to make better choices.Scott is an excellent trainer. I learned a lot as well as my pup. I highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training for any issues your dog may have.
My only regret is not finding Chill Out Dog sooner. I cannot thank Scott enough for helping me with my reactive dog. Scott is truly a wealth of knowledge. He helped me deep dive into the my dogs behaviors to find the root causes behind his reactivity. Scott worked with me to develop a personalized plan and helped guide me and my dog to success through our training sessions. The night and day difference of my dogs behavior and his confidence is truly remarkable. I am extremely grateful and highly recommend Scott for anyone in need of a dog trainer with a reactive dog.
Scott did a phenomenal job with my dog and his unpredictable leash aggression. In just one session, he quickly identified what the issue was and how my dog would best respond to behavior modification. He gave me the confidence to continue working with my dog on my own, and it’s been positive ever since.I would recommend Chill Out Dog to anyone. I am happier, my dog is happier, and our walks are 100x more enjoyable!
I’ve worked with Cameron a couple of times and it truly is a miracle lol. My one dog has separation anxiety and we worked through techniques to help break down the anxiety which was highly effective. I added a baby pitbull to the family and after a few months, my older dog and the puppy were attacking one another…it was awful. I was convinced I’d have to rehome the pup. I reached out to Cameron and he guided me through training techniques in my home to help shift the aggressive behaviors. IT WORKED. I was a bit skeptical but it truly worked and the dogs are okay now. It’s pretty mind blowing honestly. I 100% recommend chill out dog training for both separation anxiety and aggressive behaviors
They charge $3/mile if you are more than 10 miles from their office. That’s a ridiculous fee.
After being a friendly pup, three years of living around aggressive dogs caused ours to snap and lash out at new dogs, making dog parks a no-go. After moving to Denver, we new we had to get her back to her friendly (if very spirited and dominant) self. What I expected to take several sessions was addressed in one.
We adopted our dog Nala in May of 2022 from a puppy mill in Iowa. Due to her experiences there, we had a long way to go to make her feel safe and comfortable. After about 7 months, we started to see some problem behaviors like separation anxiety, fear of men, strong reactions to minor noises or unexpected noises and incessant barking. We also struggled to have control over her when she would go on walks.We had a consultation call with Cameron and really liked his approach. Cameron has been SO helpful to us. He’s helped us to understand Nala’s behaviors, know how to anticipate them and mostly importantly, know how to respond.If you are considering using Chill Out Dog Training, it is worth every penny! We will be recommending Cameron to everyone we know who needs a little extra help with their furry friend!
I can’t say enough good things about Scott and Chill Out Dog Training. I have been working with Scott to correct some of my golden retriever’s reactivity issues with large dominant dogs. This had been particularly confusing to navigate without help as it only happened sporadically, but frequently enough that it was impacting our day to day. Rather than isolating him from dogs he would typically react to, I really wanted to fix the problem. Scott has been a miracle worker with Pretzel. He had Pretzel back at the dog park (where a lot of his issues began) by the 2nd session, using the e-collar for correcting, which Pretzel has handled very well. Scott patiently educates dog owners on how to read signals and when to not overcorrect so you can feel confident training on your own in between sessions. After 4 sessions with Scott, my dog’s reactivity has drastically decreased, and when he slips up, I know how to appropriately correct him. Sincerely recommend Scott and Chill Out Dog for your pups.
We cannot say enough good things about Chill Out Dog Training! Cameron was professional, knowledgeable and great with our pup. He truly got us back on track in just a few sessions and we have seen immediate results. We highly recommend him for anyone looking for help!
Chill Out Dog Training, and specifically Scott Ross, are exceptional dog trainers. Our dog was well behaved, but exhibited some less desirable behaviors such as impulse control around other dogs/humans (wanting to say “hi” to everyone and jump up on them), counter surfing, and pulling on the leash. Scott effectively — and quickly! — helped us to address all of these behaviors, and we have already seen drastic improvements in our dog in just a few weeks. For starters, he no longer counter surfs! If you’re on the fence, just do it! We highly recommend Scott and the team!
We absolutely loved working with Scott at Chill Out Dog training. Our rescue Weimaraner, Leo, was extremely reactive towards other dogs. We tried so many different training techniques and never saw results until we started working with Scott. I was skeptical of the reviews that would say “we saw results in the first session” but they were true! We truly saw results during our first session and not only did Leo build up his confidence but WE felt more confident taking Leo to busy parks/areas. Scott really took the time to explain the ecollar to us and set us up for long-term success by giving us consistent feedback. We are so grateful for Chill Out dog training and if you are struggling with behavioral issues, I’d definitely recommend reaching out to them for help!
We were desperate. Our puppy was out of control and taking over the house. My older dog was becoming reclusive in an attempt to avoid the over excited play of her younger sister. We were strongly considering rehoming the puppy, but not now, thanks to Scott and his expert training techniques.Friends and family have noted a significant difference on how she greets people at the door. My grandchildren aren't afraid to play with her. My neighbors have noted she is less reactive. I'm not so tired on walks because she isn't pulling on the leash. And most importantly, our older dog Lola is returning back to her old playful self.We still have work to do, but rehoming is no longer part of our daily conversations. Thanks Chill Out Dog Training!
I can not say enough great things about Chill Out + Cameron specifically. I signed up for the e collar package that includes the e-collar and 3 hour and a half sessions. I had a lot of hesitation about the e-collar because I didn’t want to hurt my pup or scare him as he’s a sensitive boy. My hesitations were very quickly diminished after testing it on myself and seeing how it was just essentially an annoyance to my pup. I am a HUGE fan and advocate for the e-collar now. For context, Zuni is an almost 1 year old mini golden doodle. Our main focus was working on recall and I saw significant improvements after our first session. After completing our 3 sessions, Zuni’s recall is near perfect and we can play comfortably in the park off-leash as well as do off-leash hiking. His overall obedience has improved significantly as well. Highly highly recommend Chill Out!!
CODT deserves every one of their 5 stars! Our new pit-mix rescue is a sweetheart but had too much enthusiasm, so walking her was a struggle and hiking/public places were out of the question. My partner & I just wanted to be able to walk her without changing direction at every dog or getting our arms yanked around at every bunny sighting. In our consultation call Cameron asked if we wanted to take her to dog parks and I truly thought that was out of the question for us. Well….by our third session she was minding her manners at a dog park! The 3-session e-collar package truly changed the way we can live our life with her. Now instead of harried walks in the alley avoiding all distractions, Nova can accompany us on hikes, park outings, and patio adventures. Thank you, Cameron!!!
Cameron helped Moose with his pulling and reactivity to other dogs. Moose is much calmer now.
We used Chill Out Dog Training this past summer and it was by far the best thing we could’ve done for our dog Finley. Finley struggled with leash reactivity towards dogs and with living in a very dog friendly apartment it was always a stressful situation trying to take her outside. We had two sessions with Scott and he completely changed the behavior and helped her build up her confidence around other dogs. Scott was so great to work with. He was such a great listener and provided us with the tools to work with Finley! I literally cannot recommend Chill Out Dog Training enough!!
After 20 sessions of group obedience trainings, our little man had made some progress, but still had some intense aggressive and reactive behaviors that stressed us out daily. After the first session with COTD, Scott was super knowledgeable, helpful, and we made so much progress. After the second session, we feel very confident taking our pup out in what used to be very stressful situations and getting back to what we enjoy doing outdoors.
Our experience with Chill Out Dog Training was excellent. We did two sessions with Cam for our dog Ruby and immediately noticed a huge difference. Cam is patient, kind, and talented with the pups! He taught us everything we need to know to achieve our training goals. Highly recommend.
I rescued an 8 month old puppy from a shelter, great dog, other than separation anxiety. The howling and the barking was just so much. After I tried all the YouTube videos and the desensitization nothing was really getting that progress I wanted/needed to see. After I turned to Cameron and asked some questions, he referred me to their e-collar-separation anxiety guide and within days I can now go to the store and my buddy is just hanging out.I would like to mention I was scared to use the e collar just because there's so many bad stigma's around it. However I use the lowest vibration setting on mine and it was enough to really aid training and now I don't have to offer many corrections if any.Thank you Chill Out!
Super effective. I worked with Cameron and he was super nice, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. While not a problem dog, my 16 month old Tibetan Mastiff has always been independent and slower to respond to commands. Even within one session my pup was significantly quicker to commands and much better behaved. I fully recommend their services for anyone trying to get better training. It has made life with my dog so much easier and fun.
Highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training. We worked with Cameron for our resource guarding dog and he was excellent. He came to our house, was patient with our dog and us as we learned about what’s best, and he was malleable with what needed to happen based on our dogs needs. He’s an excellent source of knowledge and came prepared with treats, beds, collars, leashes - all the things needed for successful sessions. Our dog is doing a lot better, and we now understand a bit more about his motivation and behaviors. Wouks recommend Cameron for pups with resource guarding!
Cameron is incredible. Since qualifying my opinion seems to be important, here ya go. I've paid approx $8k in board and train fees + at-home dog training for a few dogs I've had. Cameron came recommended by one of the outfits I've used. I have not been disappointed. My new 10-month old pup, Peaches, spent her first 9 months without a home and separation anxiety was her biggest issue. Within the first 90 minute session he had her heeling right beside me and got her to accept that the crate is a happy place.Within a week of using his techniques, peaches can now go in and stay in her crate for 1-2 hours without a problem. In the second session he worked on bed and recall. I'm confident that she'll be recalling by the end of the week and has already stopped jumping on people at the door.He has saved me a ton of time and a lot of money while delivering a too notch training experience.
My Dog Blu is a shelter puppy. From the shelter I learned he was beat up so badly that on one occasion his jaw was broken. For the 3years I've had him, he was ALWAYS scared of strangers, new things, loud sounds, and especially men. I took him to different trainers and, other than his fear, he is a very well behaved dog. However his fear turned into reactive aggression and he recently bit my neighbor. I was so upset because I would do anything for Blu and I didn't know how to help him. Cameron, within THREE sessions, had Blu to a point where he would politely approach strangers, he no longer has an issue with my neighbor or people we have over, and overall his reactivity is slowly improving. I can't thank Cameron enough. He gave me the tools to help my best friend live life to the fullest in a safe manner for everyone. Thank you!!!
We had a great experience with Chill Out Dog Training and would definitely recommend. We did four sessions with our dog over the course of a year and got to work with two different trainers – both were fantastic. They worked with us for our particular circumstances and were so helpful. Our dog definitely grew in her discipline and responsiveness, and we grew as owners in our ability to work with her, read her body language, and better utilize the e-collar.
I would highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training. I worked with Cameron and it is clear he is a master of this craft. I searched for help with dog training because my 8 month old lab puppy (Abe) entered the infamous "teenage" years and stopped listening. Up until contacting Chill Out, we'd attended half a dozen 4-12 week classes at the Humane Society and Petsmart. The focus of both was to bribe the dog with treats in exchange for good behavior. That only took us so far and often made Abe sick for a week until the next session.Upon meeting my dog Cameron was able to see Abe's gregarious nature and work with both of us to find a balance and cultivate better listening skills. In just three sessions Abe has significantly more impulse control and I have more confidence working with him. I so appreciate Cameron's support of my commitment to having a well-behaved dog. Cameron provided followups and notes after each lesson so we could continue to improve even outside of sessions, he was available via email for questions and help, AND he sent us home with the best dog cookies in Denver. Thank you for taking my concerns seriously and working with Abe and I!
Cameron is an incredible trainer - in just two sessions he transformed the behavior of our dog on walks, his ability to be off leash and gave us the tools to work on general reactivity that are already having a huge impact. We should have done this years ago! Highly recommend working with Cameron.
We had such great results working with Chill Out Dog Training. We were able to correct so many issues in just a few sessions. I can not recommend them enough.
We had a few training sessions with Chill Out Dog Training for our very, very, reactive rescue (before training she literally broke a window charging at a dog being walked on the sidewalk). After the first session there was progress and by the end of our few together we were able to take her on walks and to places like a brewery where there were other dogs around at a distance without issues. She even has a few dogs now that she's comfortable around enough to play with!We have a second dog that we had for years before the dog that got us to reach out and the sessions were helpful for him too!Because of this dog's reactivity we knew that classes were out of the question. It wouldn't be safe for anyone or any other dog involved so the fact that Chill Out Dog Training came to my house was fantastic. We got the basics down that we needed to be able to give our rescue a life outside of our property line. It was so worth it.We worked with Cameron and he was great at explaining why some things worked and others didn't. He was able to help us with both of our dogs and tailored the techniques to each dog. There wasn't pressure to do one method over the other which is somethings I was concerned about. He saw our hesitations with some of the recommendations and had us test it out on ourselves which gave us peace of mind that it would be ok.
Amazing work from Scott and Chill Out Dog Training! Just a few months ago we thought we might need to move one of our dogs out of the house for fighting/behavioral issues. As of today we are back on track towards a happy dog house with the whole family feeing reassured. Highly recommended!!
From the moment Cameron called me when he was outside the home, wanting to set everything up for a successful, positive meet/greet with Sophie and Max, I knew we did the right thing. Cameron set the vibe for all of us! I had my first walk with Sophie where I wasn’t constantly resisting her pulling. He gave us in-the-moment feedback in the home with obedience, resource guarding, etc. We learned that Max was more of an instigator than we thought. He left us with homework and online guides that we need to read. I’m confident that Sophie & Max will live their best lives with us in a calm and loving home…with boundaries!"
Scott came to our house to work with us and our new puppy Otis. Scott was knowledgeable, patient and easy to work with. He helped teach us how to better communicate with our dog and build a relationship with him. He offered realistic and implementable tips to help shape our dogs behavior. I’d recommend Chill Out Dog Training to anyone looking to train their dog.
If you have a reactive dog, these are the trainers for you! Over 3 sessions, Scott was able to help us make significant progress with our dog’s territorialness and reactivity. Unlike other places I saw, Chill Out dog training works with you in the environments that your dog actually reacts so the progress sticks. Before training, we couldn’t have our dog in the front yard and had stopped bringing her with us to breweries, now she thrives in those spaces. Can’t recommend them enough!!!
Scott showed up on time, having read the submitted notes about my dog (80 pound pitbull), with his tools and a friendly face. Our dog is mostly good but had some issues with manners and respecting me and my girlfriend which we got right down too. Even after 1 session we feel that Scott gave us the tools we needed. Great bang for your Buck also instead of one of those large dog schools. Will recommend to everyone!
Great progress in a very short period of time. I love the technique used by Scott.I recommend this service to anyone needing obedience training for their dogs.
I highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training! I was referred by a friend who had great success and I’m so glad I called. We had our first session today and I can’t believe how much my dog learned in such a short period of time. This training session exceeded my highest expectations. My 2-year-old dog is stubborn and prefers sniffing, zig-zagging, and marking over walking. We had him walking like a good boy and we actually got some exercise! I’m excited for us all to learn even more at our follow-up sessions.
Just started working with Scott for our dog, Cora. Most relaxing day we’ve had with her in 3 years. I feel hope. I have spent time crying and thinking we couldn’t keep Cora because of her aggressive behavior towards people coming to our house. Now, I feel lighter and see the possibility for her to relax in our home with guests! The calm manner Scott modeled as he used the e-collar to correct her and then coached her for a more desirable behavior was valuable and enabled us to practice this the rest of the day. Looking forward to our next session and in the meantime we’ll keep practicing with Cora! Thanks Scott!
I had an unbelievable experience with Chill Out Dog Training! My dog Stella was having an extremely difficult time around other dogs and was very reactive even just passing by others. This is the 3rd trainer I’ve been to and it’s been almost a 2 year process. First, I sent my dog to a board and train for 2 weeks.. after that didn’t work, I tried 1:1 sessions with a pronged collar and different trainer. That didn’t work either, and I was back to the drawing board. my dogs behavior was taking a toll on me and was really impacting her quality of life and ability to socialize & go on adventures with me. I’m not sure who was more anxious, (Stella or me).. but it was horrible.If you’re researching trainers in Denver, honestly stop the search and book with this company. They have a 5 star rating for a reason. I personally worked with Scott, and his calm, patient, encouraging, and thoughtful approach was just what we needed. He gave clear instruction and took his time making sure I understood everything he was saying. I saw an immediate improvement, after the first session was even over! She was passing dogs with ease. She’s now much calmer & more confident…and so am I. Additionally, I never would’ve trusted her off leash in an open space previously because shes run off before and had zero recall. This has changed our lives, and we’ve gone for hikes on relatively crowded trails, farmers markets, the dog park, etc. This weekend, she was even able to go off leash and swim in the lake for a bit and came right back when I called her.I’m so thankful and relieved to have found CODT!!
Cameron is an absolute godsend! I have a Weimaraner rescue named Odin who is 90lbs of solid muscle and while he is the most perfectly house trained dog, his leash pulling was beyond aggressive - dragging me, literally on the ground making walks terrifying to both me and onlookers. After 1 session with Cameron, Odin is doing so much better. I highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training!
Scott really knows what he’s doing when it comes to pups! He taught us so many easy tricks to help our little guy with his separation anxiety!
Please do yourself and your family a favor and start training with Scott. I wasted a lot of time, money, and effort with other trainers and Scott was able to get my dogs in order with 2 sessions. My dogs responded quickly and we are now able to have a lot more fun as a unit. Scott is a friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable person, which makes training pleasant and easy going.
We had the most amazing experience training with Cameron N. to work on introducing my 6 year old Shepherd to a new puppy who will be in the home often. Cameron is incredibly knowledgeable in all things dog, and we had a blast getting answers to any and all questions that came to mind. He thoroughly explained all the steps required of us and the dogs through the training process, leaving us with zero concern or hesitation by the end of our three sessions.During our first intro with the pup, my Shepherd was snarling, lunging, barking, and very aggressive. Thanks to Cameron we are now able to sit in the same space as a family with the dogs remaining calm and cooperative.I have already recommended this company (and specifically Cameron) to 3 people in my life, and will likely recommend to many more! Thanks Cameron!
I had a great experience with Scott. I needed help with controlling my dog's prey drive, pulling, overstimulation (getting way too excited about new situations/environments), and greeting behavior (jumping on people). Scott recommended using the e-collar with my dog because she was not responsive to other interventions like treats, prong collar, etc. I was apprehensive at first but Scott explained how and when to use it so that I could see meaningful and sustained behavior change. With consistency and follow through, the prey drive and pulling have improved immensely. The greeting behavior is on the road to improvement as well. Scott was very knowledgeable and broke things down so they were easy to understand. He was also very receptive to my feedback which was greatly appreciated. I definitely recommend CODT to anyone with a dog like mine. Thanks, Scott!
We adopted a Rottweiler and named him Ocho, he's a big knuckle head, always sweet with our infant child but has demonstrated pretty significant aggression towards other dogs. So we hired a dog trainer named Emily, she was steadfast in her approach which is entirely built around positive reinforcement and trying to distract the dog when he goes into fits of rage. With her training we saw almost no return on a substantial investment and reluctantly accepted that we had a problem with out a clear solution. One day Ocho opened the front door and attacked a neighbors dog as she was walking by -- it was horrifying. I thought for sure we'd have to put him down and hated to do it, I could see so much potential in this dog. In a final hail marry attempt I found Chill Out Dog Training on Google and gave them a call. I ended up speaking with Scott, the owner of the business. His voice was calm and reassuring, he suggested we give his method a try, but like a lot of folks I've had reservations about shock collars. After just one session we saw remarkable improvement and I learned they can be incredibly effective with the right training without hurting the animal. The results were astonishing -- I can't say enough good things about Scott and Chill Out Dog Training. If you have a pet that really needs help I suggest you give him a call. Here's a video of Ocho wearing the e collar watching dogs on the side of the fence and not loosing his mind! We have success!!!
Working with Scott was a game changer! Within one session, my pup no longer barked at everyone and everything we passed. With such an amazing complete turn around, we decided to continue working with Scott to help us hone in on some other minor obedience training. Again, he had things under control almost immediately! The one-on-one training sessions really provide quick and personalized results. Definitely worth every penny and would highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training and Scott!
I would highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training! If I could give them 6 stars, I definitely would!I recently rescued my dog Bella about 3 weeks ago. I found she has leash reactivity issues by growling and barking at other strangers and dogs. Going on walks made me so anxious, and it was embarrassing when Bella would growl or bark at passerby's.When I reached out to CODT, they got back with me right away and said they could definitely help. My session with Cameron went so much better than I expected! He started out explaining why she has leash reactivity issues, and what he would do to help mitigate it. He was patient, gentle, and walked me through everything. Our time spent with Cameron was extremely valuable, and within the first 10 minutes of training Bella, she already made significant progress.I couldn't thank CODT enough and Cameron for their help! I finally feel comfortable bringing my dog outside and to the park.
Scott was helpful, attentive and kind with his approach for dog training. By the end of a short walk, we went from 100 to 0 leash pulling. Great advice for crate training, obedience issues and recall protocol. Highly recommend. E-collar is nothing to be scared about.
Highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training! We have senior pups that were really good with certain commands, but struggled with things like leash aggression and barking at visitors. For years, I tried watching YouTube videos from different dog trainers, and just felt like nothing was working. I wish we had enlisted the help of a professional trainer years ago!After a single session, we learned how to help our pups self-manage their behavior and saw a dramatic improvement. Scott did an amazing job of actually explaining the WHY so we know how to handle different situations.We're moving from the area, so my only regret is not buying the 3-pack from the start. Do yourself, your neighbors and your dogs the favor and call Chill Out Dog Training today!
Chill out dog training and our trainer Cameron N has changed our lives. We have a 2yr old terrier mix named Bernie that has suffered from severe anxiety for as long as we've had her. After only one session with Cameron we saw a positive change. He gave us the tools and education we needed to give Bernie the life we always wanted for her. We are extremely grateful. We will always be using chill out and Cameron for all of our future dog training needs.
Scott and his training method were fantastic. Our puppy didn’t know how to walk on a leash and in one session we were amazed at her progress. Thanks for all your help!
Scott was great! He came to my house, we met outside first and discussed all options and training techniques before going inside to meet Bruce and implementing them. He let me try the e-collar on my arm at settings much higher than we ended up using on Bruce to allow me to feel the ‘shock/vibrate’ to alleviate any concerns I had beforehand. He taught me the ins and outs of the e-collar system so that I felt comfortable using it. After one session, Bruce was already walking much better on the leash, and wasn’t jumping on people entering the house or on the fence in the back yard. Thanks so much for the help and training Scott!
Cameron just left after our first session, and wow. We have some work to do but we already saw a ton of progress and Cameron was a joy. We're looking forward to our next session and eager to keep using the skills we learned.
I recently worked with Cameron to sort through some leash reactivity issues my dog Tilly was having after she was attacked by another dog. Within one session we were passing by other dogs with no reaction from her! I genuinely did not expect to see results so quickly, but Cameron showed me how to use the correct tools to increase Tilly’s confidence on the leash. I cannot express how great it was to work with Cameron. I now feel like I have my old, confident, happy dog back! THANK YOU!!!
This review is FAR overdue. We called Scott when we were desperate because our special needs dog George had become so reactive with our move that we almost had to rehome him. He couldn’t go anywhere on leash without completely losing it and we couldn’t ever have friends over because he was so fear aggressive. We had tried every positive reinforcement training imaginable, gone to a vet behaviorist and trainer, tried meds, and nothing worked. We had been wary of e-collars and them being used wrong, but we had literally no other options. Scott and Cameron came over and patiently went through the e-collar with us, explaining the theory behind it and how we could use it without traumatizing our already sensitive dog. Within ten minutes of George working with Scott and Cameron and the e-collar, they were able to walk past him and even come in to our house. Our work is far from over and he remains a bit reactive on leash - mostly if he is surprised- but he is also deaf and partially visually impaired so he is always just a little more on edge than other dogs. But for now - we’ll settle with being able to go on walks, play off leash, go on hikes (with wide enough trails), and actually have friends and family visit! We owe Scott and Chill Out dog training immensely. Highly recommend!
Could not have had a better experience. After one visit our dogs were completely different animals. I can't recommend Chill Out enough!
Scott did a phenomenal job with our dog, in a short amount of time he was able to transform our dog’s behavior into exactly what we were looking for! I would recommend his services to anyone who asks. We are happier, and our dog is happier too!
Scott and his team are the best! I was apprehensive about using an e-collar on our dog and they gave me several approaches we can take, as well as took the...
If you read no more than this first sentence, know that we HIGHLY recommend Scott and his team to train aggressive tendencies. BEST IN THE BUSINESS, period....
It's been just under 1 year since we hired Scott to work with our young adult dog Ally.

Before we hired Scott, she was just... mean. She was incredibly JEALOUS and would nip at dogs that went anywhere near her bed or me. She'd whine and cry when a big dog came around, and frankly was just an aggressive jerk toward other dogs. It was honestly starting to affect my relationship with her! As I grew more resentful and frustrated, I finally hired CODT.

Then we had just ONE session with Scott. ONE. He's seriously a wizard. She is now a BRAND NEW DOG. She is now confident, sweet, and I bring her with me everywhere now. We have a dog-friendly office, where she used to be very aggressive. But now she goes every day and can be left alone. And she's nice! No longer a big jerk face 🙂 We originally hired him just to take care of her aggression toward other dogs, but we also got the added benefit of nicer greetings and better jumping managers! If you're on the fence at all, take it from someone who regrets waiting too long and book your session. You won't regret it.
I highly recommend Scott and his company, Chill Out Dog Training, to anyone who is looking to train their dog. Whether it be basic obedience skills or what my dog needed, which was more focused training on fearfulness, reactivity, and aggressiveness towards other animals and humans alike.

Scott took the time to help my dog become more secure in the world outside of our home, and trained me to be a more confident owner. He displayed many methods to use with my dog and I enjoyed the training process he shared with me.

I would consider Scott’s training as an “I do, We do, You do” approach, which helped me immensely. First step was to watch him work with my dog while he explained, in detail, what he was doing and the expectations. Then, we would work on the techniques together with my dog. Lastly, I would use those methods by myself with my dog alongside continued guidance from him.

Scott is a kind, knowledgeable, and skillful dog trainer and I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is seeking to have a well-trained dog.

Kind regards,
Lindsay & Bisbee
I highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training. I had recently adopted a shelter dog and did not know anything about her background. She displayed some weird habits and things I wanted to correct, such as nipping at people's feet. She also lunged at other dogs and people when I walked her. Working with Scott, he helped me understand her behavior and how to correct it. He is great. She is so much improved and I now look forward to walking her. Most important, he provided me tools to assist down the line with behaviors that I would like to change. Thanks Scott!!!
Scott is extremely knowledgeable, professional, kind, and helpful! We were at a loss when out of nowhere two of our dogs started attacking each other. We hired Scott and he came to our rescue. He was passionate about learning about each dog, and genuinely cared. He helped us understand why the dogs were fighting, and gave us an amazing foundation to work with both of them separately and together. He trained us as much as he trained our dogs. I feel completely confident with our new skills, and our future with our dogs.
We recently added a fourth dog to our pack. She is a little deaf gal and we needed some help getting her settled and adjusted to the other dogs in our pack.

Scott was recommended by a friend and I gave him a call. After our conversation I was hopeful my newest pack member could be part of our family.

After the first session, I was hooked!

Scott was able to assess my pack and pick out the true trouble maker. He worked one on one with each dog. As they learned, we added more dogs until all four were involved. It was amazing how quickly my dogs learned and wanted to please. Scott gave me the tools to continue to help my dogs learn.

Watching Scott adjust his training to manage the deaf dog was amazing. She had a few hand signals and we were able to add a few more. It was hard to believe she was his first deaf dog!

Four sessions later, I have a pack of better mannered dogs! I am no longer fearful they will fight. I can now come home and step into a calm home. I can have company come in without a lot of door drama. When I give the command for them to “place”, they all settle down on their favorite spots.
Scott did an amazing job working with the both the humans and dogs in the home to make everyone comfortable.

We are truly living the Chill Out dog life!
I can not say enough about how thankful I am for not only the great training my dog and I received, but the kindness and patience Scott had with us. My sweet Gracie is a rescue and suffered from severe separation anxiety, to the point where I was afraid to leave her alone because she would chew through the metal bars on her crate. I felt at the time that my only option was to medicate her, which only made her a shell of the dog that she is. After working with Scott, Gracie can comfortably go in her crate and stay for long periods of time without the destruction, she’s less fearful around other dogs, and her confidence has skyrocketed! I feel the tools we learned over our four weeks of training are things that we can continue to work with and build upon throughout Gracie’s lifetime. I’m so grateful to have my happy dog back!
We had a great experience with Chill Out Dog Training! Scott is an amazing trainer who not only works with the dog but with the dog owners as well. We initially went to Scott because our dog Frank randomly started to exhibit dog reactivity behavior and wouldn’t stop whining and tugging whenever a dog was in sight. The walks became unpleasant to say the least. During our first 90 minute session with Scott, he educated us on why the behavior was occurring and we started to work with Frank immediately. After the first session- our walks instantly become enjoyable again- Frank ignores other dogs and walks right beside us! We then started to move onto other problem areas such as separation anxiety and social skills with Frank. Each session Scott was always professional, patient, and kind with his approach while working with Frank (and us). Just a heads up- Scott will give you “homework” and things to work on between sessions. In order to get the most out of your sessions with him be sure to come prepared with feedback and progress!
I would definitely recommend Scott for dog training! I have a year old terrier mix who is really high energy and strong willed. Scott was amazing with him and I noticed a difference in his behavior immediately. He did a great job explaining the process to me and gave me a lot of ideas of things I could do for specific behavioral issues. He is professional, always on time, easy to schedule with and made himself available for questions between the sessions. I'm very happy with the results!
Milo is a one year old beagle mix with endless energy who likes to steal items that are not his and chew them to pieces, and generally be the alpha in his home. After 4 sessions with Scott, he learned loose leash walking, staying on his "place", no more jumping on furniture, and consequences when he chews up his owner's favorite socks. Today he learned to come on command at the park in the midst of an RC car driving by, small kids and other dogs close by, and even sat calmly for an hour at an outdoor restaurant! He has made remarkable progress in the last month! ��� we highly recommend Scott at Chill Out dog training!
I have a 4 year old rescue German Shepherd Beagle mix named Levi. He suffered from anxiety when outside of the home, dog reactivity, and pulled while being walked on leash. Scott took the time to fully understand my wants, as well as my dogs needs. He helped show me the proper tools to use, and how to safely and effectively use them. He helped me to understand what was going on with Levi, and how to help him get through these issues. Scott helped me to gain the confidence I needed to help Levi be a happy and respectful dog. I can confidently continue working with Levi on my own now with all the skills Scott taught me. I would recommend Chill Out Dog Training to anyone!
Count chocula and I had a great time with Scott today. The training is very relaxed and the count took right too it. We are going to have him come over in the next couple weeks to work with our other French bulldog.
Scott helped us to resolve some dog reactivity issues with our Great Dane puppy. He was wonderful to work with! Scott took the time to understand our goals for our pup and came up with a plan that worked with our family and lifestyle. We really appreciated his balanced approach to training, he thoughtfulness and ability to adapt to our lifestyle with two very young kids, and his responsiveness to all of our questions. We've seen tremendous progress with our puppy, and even my husband bought in to his approach (which was a huge hurdle to clear in the first place!). I would highly recommend CODT to anyone who needs support with their dogs behavior!
Our precious Stella-dog had a wonderful training session w. Scott today. Her obnoxious behaviors came under control in a very short time with Scott's simple, straight-forward yet sensible instruction. We practiced with her and we will continue to practice what he taught our family.
(Phoenix, AZ)
Excellent results from a passionate trainer! Scott understands how to work with a variety of different dog breeds and will set you and your dog up for success!
YOU CAN TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS! Our bichon Charlie benefitted tremendously from Scott’s work! He has always been a good hearted dog, but would panic (aka BARK) at the doorbell/landscapers/new guests in house/etc. He also had a real bad habit of pulling and choking himself on his leash.

We sent Charlie to the “Chill Out Bootcamp” for a week and we got back a totally “Chill Out Dog”! He heels perfectly now with his prong collar, and has learned to stay and be content in his “place” (dog bed) when guests arrive. He is a much happier dog now, not so anxious, and we owe a renewal on life for Charlie to Chill Out Dog Training- thanks guys!
Pinocho walks without a leash, listens to commands, and can be trusted with the door. He used to escape every chance he had. He would run out door and run for miles. I was afraid he would get hurt by a car or losing track of him. I'm 7 months pregnant with twins and couldn't deal with the stress or the risk of running after him. Scott changed his behavior and taught us how to reinforce and reward good behavior. Highly recommend his services.
I would highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training! I have a 9 month old french bulldog that was extremely stubborn, destructive and would run if the door opened slightly. I was at a complete loss. I never hired a trainer, but people told me that was the only option with french bulldogs. I researched several options but none seemed to be a good fit or they were too expensive. A friend recommended Scott Ross. I was skeptical until I met him. He asked me to list every issue I had with our dog as he listened attentively. I did not have high expectation because our dog was so stubborn. But after 1.5hrs, she could walk on a leash, sit, stay and go into her kennel without a fuss. I was in shock! And her newly learned behavior stuck! I don’t have much time to commit to training —but it isn’t necessary with Scott’s training techniques. Our dog, Jett, just completed her 4th lesson and Scott corrected EVERY issue we discussed and more (and trust me, the list was long). Now, I absolutely love my dog!! And I truly only have Scott to thank for it. I don’t know what I would have done without Chill Out Dog Training and Scott.
Scott's advice and training has really helped us communicate with our dog!
We are so thankful for Chill Out Dog Training! Not only did our puppy, Luna, learn to chill out, but so did we! Luna was exhibiting the typical puppy behaviors for our first several months as owners. Potty training, bite pressure guidance, and boundary setting were daunting tasks. We were embarrassed when Luna would have an accident or greet another human with her mouth around their hand. It became exasperating to come home to a mess all over the floor, especially because we were in the middle of moving. However, Scott calmly walked us through the whole training process. The step-by-step training really helped us tackle one behavior at a time. Now, Luna is completely potty trained! She has learned a few tricks and is still learning how to be a well-behaved puppy. We have also become more informed and relaxed owners. Scott’s advice has truly helped us and we will continue to call Scott with any behavior questions in the future. I highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training!
We are so happy we learned about Chill Out Dog and their services! We observed an instant behavior transformation after one session with both our dogs. We can finally walk both dogs together. We look forward to future sessions! Thank you Scott, Miko and Gus!!

Frequently Asked Questions

While every dog and dog owner is unique, there are some questions we receive here at Chill Out Dog Training that many people have.

our trainers

I spent nearly two years and tried 3 different trainers to help my reactive dog, Stella, but nothing really worked. It was affecting both our lives severely. Then I found Chill Out Dog Training and worked with Scott—his calm and clear instruction was a total game-changer! Just after the first session, Stella was noticeably more at ease around other dogs, and I felt more confident too! Before, I wouldn't have trusted Stella off-leash; she had run off and had zero recall. But now, we've comfortably ventured into crowded trails, farmers markets, and even a dog park! This past weekend, she even swam in a lake off-leash and came right back when called! If you're researching trainers in Denver, seriously, stop the search and book with Chill Out Dog Training! They've earned their 5-star rating, and I can't express how thankful and relieved I am for the huge, life-changing improvement they brought to our lives!
- Lauren R. via Google
I would highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training! If I could give them 6 stars, I definitely would! I recently rescued my dog Bella about 3 weeks ago. I found she has leash reactivity issues by growling and barking at other strangers and dogs. Going on walks made me so anxious, and it was embarrassing when Bella would growl or bark at passer-bys. When I reached out to CODT, they got back with me right away and said they could definitely help. My session with Cameron went so much better than I expected! He started out explaining why she has leash reactivity issues, and what he would do to help mitigate it. He was patient, gentle, and walked me through everything. Our time spent with Cameron was extremely valuable, and within the first 10 minutes of training Bella, she already made significant progress. I couldn't thank CODT enough and Cameron for their help! I finally feel comfortable bringing my dog outside and to the park.
- Sydney R. via Google
Cameron is an absolute godsend! I have a Weimaraner rescue named Odin who is 90lbs of solid muscle and while he is the most perfectly house trained dog, his leash pulling was beyond aggressive - dragging me, literally on the ground making walks terrifying to both me and onlookers. After 1 session with Cameron, Odin is doing so much better. I highly recommend Chill Out Dog Training!
- Sheena via Google
We worked with Cameron at Chill Out Dog Training for our highly reactive rescue who broke a window charging at another dog pre-training. After just a few sessions, we can now take her to public places like breweries with other dogs nearby without issues. She even plays with some dogs now! Cameron also helped improve our second dog's behavior. His in-home training was ideal for our situation, making it possible for our rescue to have a life beyond our yard. He explained techniques clearly, tailored training to each dog, and gave us peace of mind by letting us test methods on ourselves. Highly worthwhile!
- Sharadyn C. via Google
I had the pleasure of working with Cameron from Chill Out Dog Training. I was looking for a trainer for my 5 year old Border Collie Mix Lily who overall is a great dog but dealt with some anxiety in public situations, some territory issues, and a little aggressiveness. Cameron and Chill Out Dog where overall great to help with these issues. I met Cameron at the dog park, he immediately began working with Lily, and myself as well. I really enjoyed how descriptive he was in what he was doing and why he was doing it. I found that incredibly helpful for myself to take home and work on as well. By the end of the session Lily already showed signs of improvement and as the days have gone by she has continued to make strides with the expertise that Cameron passed along. If needed I will definitely schedule a follow up session. If you're looking for dog training, Chill Out Dog is a great choice.
- Matt F. via Google
Scott and Cam were super helpful when it came to training our dog! The main problems we were having included barking and lunging on walks and each problem was addressed during our session with them. They gave us a lot of information and even showed us how to correct certain problems that we didn't know how to correct in the past. I've already seen so much improvement in my dog's behavior and it's only been a couple of days. I highly recommend working with them for any dog training needs you have!
- Renee Y. via Google