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

To follow, are some of those frequently asked questions:

What is your style of training?

We use Balanced Training at Chill Out Dog, sometimes referred to as “Yes/No” Training. We approach training as a way to give our dogs interruptive feedback. Feedback is essential to providing dogs the information regarding which type of behavior is wanted and unwanted. Interruptive feedback means we are giving the dogs immediate feedback (positive or negative) so that dogs understand what the owner wants. Interrupting dogs at the moment directly ties the negative behavior to the negative consequence or the positive behavior to the positive consequence. Basically, we use both rewards and negative consequences to train your dog.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR APPROACH.


What tools do you use?

We use a variety of tools at Chill Out Dog Training. Each tool is selected for your unique dog. Here is a list of some of the tools we frequently use:

• E-Collar
• Treats
• Air Tool
• Ultrasonic
• Prong Collar
• No Pull Harness
• Halti Head Collar

 


Do you work on aggression?

Aggression is one of the key issues we work on during our training sessions. Chill Out Dog Training works on all forms of aggression including leash, food, human, and dog aggression.

Check out the “OUR APPROACH” page to learn more about the types of behaviors we address.

ALSO, SEE AN EXAMPLE OF THE AFTER TRANSFORMATION THAT TOOK PLACE AFTER ONE OF OUR FOOD AGGRESSIVE CLIENTS WORKED WITH CHILL OUT DOG TRAINING.


Will my dog still have spirit?

Yes, your dog will still maintain its unique personality! Chill Out Dog Training believes in giving dogs feedback, meaning everything you love about your dog can be rewarded, while the negative behaviors receive feedback.

Many times over-excitement and unwanted behaviors can stem from anxiety or other stressors. When the dog learns that a preferred, but inappropriate, behavior is off the menu, he may temporarily lose some enthusiasm. However, the enthusiasm hasn’t been extinguished permanently, it’s just dormant, waiting to be redirected into healthy replacement behavior. Ultimately, we’re doing the dog a service by teaching them sociable behavior that will give them access to sustainable, long-term fulfillment. Then, our pups can channel their spirit into fun and healthy activities.

Read more in our blog post, “A BEHAVIOR CHANGE GUIDE.”


What areas do we serve?

Chill Out Dog Training is based in Denver, Colorado. We serve clients within 10 miles of the Rockies stadium. For those that are beyond a 10 mile drive, a travel fee of $3/mile will be charged.


Will you come to me?

Yes! At Chill Out Dog Training, we believe the best environment to work with your dog is where the behavior challenges can be observed live. Many times this is in your own home. Once we have identified your goals, we determine the best place to hold the training session. We may meet at your home, a local park, or the dog park. If your goal is to work on behaviors around other dogs, people, and distractions, we recommend these local parks as a meeting spot:

• Washington Park
• Fuller Park
• Commons Park
• Sloan’s Lake
• Berkeley Lake Park


Do you offer boarding?

Chill Out Dog Training does not provide boarding but offers private, at-home/in-field lessons, and is prepared for both new dog owners and challenging behavioral issues.

Check out our blog post “TO BOARD AND TRAIN OR NOT TO BOARD AND TRAIN” to learn if boarding is right for you and your dog.


When do you train?


How many sessions does it take to train my dog?

The severity of the behavior will dictate the number of sessions required, but most clients work with us for 2-3 sessions. We believe in equipping and empowering our clients to work with their dogs on their own so they can keep it up on their own.

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How much homework will I have?

If you want to see results, we recommend consistently implementing the skills and strategies we equip you with during our training sessions. Usually, this does not require an exorbitant amount of time. Rather, it is about consistently following through on giving your dog feedback (positive and negative consequences).

See the blog post, “OUR BEHAVIOR CHANGE GUIDE” to find out more about how we recommend changing unwanted behaviors.


What is the price?

FREE CONSULTATION CALL

Free: 20-minute consultation session
All consultations are free of charge! We’d love to learn more about how we can help you and your dog! Let’s schedule a time to chat.

ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING

Initial Session: $375
Additional Sessions: $225
The initial session is a 90 minute, one-on-one session with a trainer. We work with you and your dog in the field or at home. The severity of the behavior will dictate the number of sessions required, but most clients work with us for 2-3 sessions. We believe in equipping and empowering our clients during these sessions to work with their dogs on their own so they do not need to seek further training.

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Is the work guaranteed?

Every session should live up to your expectations. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy. We guarantee your progress to a dog that can “chill out.”

SEE OUR REVIEWS.


How long until I see results?

You will see dramatic improvements within the first session! Depending on the behavior and your goals, we may recommend 1 or 2 more sessions. Here are a few examples of training goals that require 2-3 sessions:

• Off-Leash Recall
• Human Aggression
• Dog Aggression

Take a look at our “BEFORE & AFTER VIDEOS” to see how transformative our results are!


Do you work with aggressive dogs?

Chill Out Dog works with ALL types of dogs. In fact, it’s our specialty. ALL of our trainers have first-hand experience working with and even owning dogs with bite histories.

Take a look at our TEAM PAGE to learn more about each trainer’s personal experience with aggressive dogs.


We guarantee your progress to a dog that can “chill out.” If you’re not happy, we’re not happy. Reach out to us and we’ll take care of you.
We look forward to working with you and helping your dog “chill out!”

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