Professional Dog Training

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Dog Training at CFFC

Whether you've got a pup who is learning the basics or an older dog that's a seasoned pro, our professional dog training programs can have many great benefits. Not only will they be better listeners, but even the simplest tools can help a dog succeed and feel confident in varying situations. With several convenient training options and programs, you can pick the training services that best suits you and your pup.

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Private Training Sessions

Our skilled trainer will work with you and your dog one-on-one to provide your pet with individualized, focused training attention. Private lessons are one hour and can be delivered in a center, at your home, virtually, or a combination that is convenient for you and your unique needs. Email our trainer Kelsey Kuhn at for more information or to book a free 15-minute virtual consultation session. After your free consultation has been completed, Kelsey will develop a training plan to address your dog’s behavior goals.

Private Training Session Pricing

Free 15-minute virtual Consultation

● 4 session package: $600

● 6 session package: $850

● 8 session package: $1,050

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Six-week Basic Obedience Course

The Basic Obedience Course will help you and your pup work on commands like Sit, Down, Place, Stay, Recall, Heel/Heel-Up, Loose-Leash Walking, "Go Say Hi", Emergency U-Turn, Dealing With Distractions, Drop It, and Long-Line work.

The 6-week course is $200 per dog.

Seven-week Intermediate Obedience Course

The Intermediate Obedience Course is designed for dogs that already have a solid grasp of Sit and (Lay) Down and you are able to get their attention away from mild distractions. The objective of the intermediate class is to solidify Stay and to exercise your dog's ability to recover from distractions in their environment. We'll also go over Leave It, loose-leash walking, auto-sits, and recall.

The 7-week course is $230 per dog.

Upcoming Classes And Schedules

Basic Obedience

January/February basic obedience class dates: Sundays 3pm-4pm 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 

March/April basic obedience class dates: Sundays 3-4pm- 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, skip, 4/7, 4/14

Intermediate Obedience

May Schedule – Sundays at 1:45PM: 5/7, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/25, 7/2

Obedience Training Group Course

Week 1 - Intro to Training (Done over Zoom)

●       Concepts

○       What is positive reinforcement and why does it work?

○       Training the dog you have

○       Interrupters

○       Dog body language

●       Activities

○       Establishing bridge

○       Training "Touch"

○       Training name recognition

Week 2 - Basic Commands

●       Concepts

○       Recognize dog's body language

○       Understanding the power of distractions

○       Value of Patience

○       Shaping behaviors vs Capturing

●       Activities

○       Sit & Sit with Duration (Stay)

○       Place

○       Lay Down

○       Good look

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Week 3 - Leash Manners

●       Concepts

○       Recognizing distractions before your dog does

○       Monitoring your own body language as well as your dog's

●       Activities

○       Strengthen Place

○       Heel-up/Heel

○       Loose-leash Walking

Week 4 - Leash Manners II

●       Concepts

○       Go Say Hi concept, reasoning

●       Activities

○       "Go Say Hi" w/ people

○       "Go Say Hi" w/ dogs

○       Strengthen Loose-leash walking

○       Strengthen Good Look

○       Emergency U-turn

Week 5 - Special Topics

●       Concepts

○       Recall

○       How to use a long line

●       Activities

○       Continue refining Go Say Hi

○       Recall (long lines preferred)

○       Drop it/leave it

Week 6 - Tricks

●       Concepts

○       Training for life: Training as enrichment (mental stimulation), exercise

●       Activities

○       Roll over

○       Shake

○       Leg Weave

○       Sit Pretty

○       Army Crawl

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Meet Our Trainer

Kelsey first caught the training bug in 2006 during her internship at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. Her first training guinea pig was, well, her pet guinea pig named Gracie. That summer, Gracie learned to target, turn in a circle, and station and Kelsey was hooked. Since then, she has trained over a dozen species across 3 zoos in addition to her dogs, cats, and chickens at home. She took her passion to the next level in March of 2021 by becoming a full-time dog trainer.

Not only does Kelsey enjoy training, she also loves sharing this skill-set with others. She developed a class for gifted middle school students titled "How To Train Your Dragon (Or More Normal Animals)" and later adapted it to create a workshop for Denver Zoo volunteers. Training isn't a secret superpower: Kelsey wants to show you how you too can be a "dog whisperer" and deepen your bond with your pet by playing fun games that set both you and your pup up for success!


Want to see the skills and tricks your pup will learn in our obedience classes and enrichment training sessions? Check out the videos below for just a few of the awesome things your pup will pick up!