Canine aggression is a serious behavioral problem that is both stressful and dangerous. Pet owners with aggressive dogs should seek a dog trainer with expertise in dealing with aggressive dogs since not all trainers will accept dogs with a history of aggression. Plus, aggressive dogs require special handling as well as endless patience.
We’ve gathered a list of the top providers of aggressive dog training in Colorado to help both you and your dog so keep reading to find a dog training school that meets your needs.
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Pavlov Dog Training offers dog boarding, dog camps, and private dog training in your home in central Denver and south of Denver. They have multiple trainers with various certifications but foolow the Pavlov training method. Pavlov now has a location in Portland, Oregon, as well.
Pavlov addresses “aggression, fear, and phobia’s in one of four ways including electronic dog collars when needed”. Private dog training is ideal for more aggressive dogs since the trainer can focus on only your dog. Plus, aggressive dogs often have problems with other dogs and people, so this barrier is removed.
Pavlov Dog Training combines dog boarding with dog training. This unique program includes field trips to Colorado dog parks and hiking trails. (Sign me up!) Dog owners even get video updates during their dog’s boarding stay.
This top dog trainer was voted #1 Dog Training (Denver A-List 2020) and has won multiple awards.
Check out their board and train program.
You may want to check out the Pavlov Dog Training Instagram page. Below is one of many quality dog training videos from the Pavlov Dog Training YouTube Channel on how to defend yourself from an off leash aggressive dog.
Noble Beast Dog Training in Denver, Colorado has a course for reactive or more aggressive dogs aptly called The Prickly Pooch. This course is for “dogs who bark, growl, and lunge on their leash”. It also helps dogs who have a hard time being around new people or other dogs. or fearful dogs that refuse to interact with humans or dogs, according to the Noble Dog Training website. In fact, a prerequisite for this course is that dogs have shown reactivity or over arousal around other people or dogs. These are all symptoms of aggressive dogs, unfortunately.
Dogs will need to be muzzled to circumvent aggressive dog behaviors. Here is a useful article you can read about muzzling aggressive dogs if you’re considering this class, which is limited to 4 dogs due to the nature of these canines.
The staff at Noble Beast Dog Training are Behavior Consultants as well as dog trainers. Several of the canine trainers have certifications helpful for dealing with aggressive dogs.
Don’t worry, Noble Beast Dog Training offers training for dogs besides aggressive dogs from a multitude of classes.
Contact Noble Beast Dog Training for more information.
Dog Training With Eric in Denver, Colorado was named the best dog trainer in the Denver area for 2015 and 2016. He believes that almost any dog can be trained, and is dedicated to rehabilitating dogs that have struggled in other training programs. He focuses on restoring your position as the pack leader in your home by establishing a strong bond between you and your dog, and helping them understand the appropriate ways to react in any given situation.
He offers a few different dog training packages.
Wag & Train Animal Behavioral Specialists in Denver, Colorado specializes in helping dogs that struggle with severe behavioral problems in and outside of your home. The Wag and Train Owner, Kari Bastyr, is dedicated to the rehabilitation of troubled pups. She believes that there is no such thing as bad dogs, but simply dogs that are having a hard time.
With Kari’s long list of dog training accreditations, she has the tools needed to help any dog through the training process. Since her business has grown so much over the years, she now offers online video chat training to go along with in person training. This means there are no limits to the dogs she can help. As long as you have internet access, you can benefit from her expertise.
Chill Out Dog Training in Denver, Colorado offers one on one, behavior focused training in the comfort of your home. Scott Ross, the owner of Chill Out Dog Training, is a certified dog trainer that works with dogs that struggle with severe behavioral problems and aggression. His patience and skills in this area help him target those unwanted dog behaviors, and help owners understand how to help their pup in their home.
He offers multiple training programs that target those “lost cause” pups and mold them into wonderful family companions. His 4 pack training course starts at $699, but can create a program to fit your dog’s needs. To schedule a consult and get more information on what your pup needs, you can check out their programs for aggresive dogs.
Sit Means Sit in Wheat Ridge, Colorado is part of a large chain of dog training companies across the US. Their training has been seen on several TV networks, as well as being present on virtually every end of the country. With their popularity across the US, they have a huge team of skilled dog trainers for any behavioral problems, and have a long history of rehabilitating troubled pups.
They offer many different training options for your beloved companion, but recommend their private lessons for specific behavioral problems. You’ll be working side by side with one of their professional trainers while you teach them obedience, socialization, and confidence. Any behavioral problems will be addressed head on and keep you involved every step of the way.
Check out their dog training programs.
Aurora Family Dog Training in Aurora, Colorado believes that their job is to help you bridge the communication gap between your family and your dog. Their goal is to build better bonds with your furry friend through two decades of experience, positive reinforcement, and a skilled passion for canine training.
Their head trainer, Lori Holmberg, specializes in the rehabilitation of both dogs and cats. She practices around science based training methods, and has a long list of satisfied dogs and owners that have participated in her training programs.
Lori offers an in depth behavior consultation in the comfort of your home to help you better understand your pup. Based on this consult, they’ll be able to determine the level of training that your canine requires. Check out their dog training including working with dogs with aggression.
Canine Behavior Counseling helps the troubled cats and dogs in the Aurora and surrounding areas. They offer behavioral training from a different perspective, and focus on addressing the mind. They offer a holistic (whole body, mind and spirit) approach to training and behavior modification, as they believe that the mind, body and spirit are all one, and all influence an animal’s behavior.
They utilize a wide range of tools, owner education, nutritional therapy, aromatherapy, acupressure, herbal support, positive reinforcement and redirection training to create positive behavior, an emotionally healthy animal, and strengthen the relationship between humans and animals. If you’re interested in a more unique approach to dog training, this is the route for you!
See their dog aggression form.
At American Dog School in Fort Collins, Colorado, they believe that no dog is untrainable. This training facility has been so successful, that they were voted Best of Fort Collins “Dog Training” for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. American Dog School has been assisting dogs and their owners since 1992, and has the skills needed to help your dog through any of their behavioral issues.
American Dog School says they can help with dogs that bite or display other aggressive behaviors. Check out their dog training information.
Bark Busters is a national chain with trainers serving Fort Collins, Denver, Boulder, Pikes Peak, and northern Colorado.
Bark Busters prides themselves on teaching their clients how to “speak dog” in order to help you understand the reasons behind your dog’s behavior. They promise that their training program is engaging, fun, and will help your dog enjoy each step of the process.
Bark Busters provides a no bite program for organizations that might be exposed to aggressive dogs so aggression is an area of expertise for this company.
Their skilled training takes place in the comfort of your home and eliminates the possibility of added stress by taking your pup to another facility. You can check out the Colorado dog trainers associated with Bark Busters.
11. Caring Behavior
Caring Behavior in Fort Collins, Colorado offers private behavioral lessons for dogs and cats in the Fort Collins area. Amelia Wieber, the owner of Caring Behavior, has a passion for helping animals of all kinds. Amelia has been training dogs since 2013, and has acquired a long list of pets that she has helped with her expertise.
Amelia is a certified dog profesional dog trainer. She also has expertise as a dog behavior therapist, making her ideal to work with an aggressive dog’s underlying issues.
Her in home dog training will vary in price depending on how far you are from the Fort Collins area.
Canine Companion Consulting in Fort Collins, Colorado has a motto stating, “We train dogs, one human at a time, using positive, research-based methods.” Beth and Wayne, the owners of Canine Companion Consulting, have been training canines, one human at a time using positive, research-based methods since 2007. Beth holds multiple certifications.
They serve northern Colorado and can work with anyone remotely.
Their personalized dog training in the comfort of your home will learn your dog’s specific triggers and help each of you through the training process. They also offer remote courses if the drive is too far.
The Loyal Hound Aggressive Dog Training in Lakewood, Colorado specializes in canine aggression and rehabilitating reactive dogs. They specialize in renowned board and train programs, dog obedience training, dog behavior modification, dog aggression, fear problems, aggression at humans, resource guarding, aggression while on a leash, leash reactivity, anxiety, and biting, among other things.
Their extremely high success rate with dog aggression issues and other major behavioral problems have earned them a reputation as one of the best aggressive dog trainers in the area.
Though you may feel overwhelmed with the dog training process, there is always a professional that’s willing to help.
If you are in the Colorado area, any of the above dog trainers can change your pup’s life!
Amber LaRock, LVT
I am a Licensed Vet Tech that took my career online to spread knowledge on animal welfare, as far and often as I can! I grew up with a deep passion for helping animals and knew that it was my life’s purpose. With the experience I gained from my time in this field, I have been able to travel the world, offering my services to as many animal rescues as I can find. If I am not at my laptop, or back home visiting family, you can find me somewhere in the world, cuddling every furry friend that I can find!