Scott and Miko Ross adopted Gus, a bold and powerful German Shepherd Lab mix, in 2011. Gus’s boisterous disposition and knack for stirring up trouble eventually lead to extreme behavior issues like leash reactivity and aggression. If there was a training class, redirection method, training collar that seemed promising…they tried it! But nothing helped Gus just “chill out.”
In their quest to help Gus, Scott and Miko discovered a methodology that advocated for consequences for poor choices and a more structured lifestyle. These missing components in Gus’s life made all the difference in shaping a well-mannered, chilled out dog.
Friends and family were awestruck with Gus’s transformation! They began asking Scott for help with their own dogs. While Gus’s behavioral challenges were more extreme than most, the training principals and protocols were universal. In 2016, Chill Out Dog Training (CODT) was born with the mission to help teach struggling dog owners and their dogs.
Chill Out Dog Training relocated to Denver, Colorado in 2018 and has added new trainers to their staff to meet the demand of the Metro Denver Area. Recently, CODT has expanded to Tucson, Arizona.