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.
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:
• Air Tool
• 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.
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?
We are available for appointments Tuesday-Sunday.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR CALENDAR AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT DURING AN AVAILABLE TIME.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.