About Upward Dog Colorado
At Upward Dog Colorado, we value the individual needs of each family and their dog. Using only positive training techniques, we will work with you to build a solid relationship with your dog that will become the foundation of your training together. When a dog is fully connected to their person, they tend to be more focused and eager to learn.
Whether you want to teach your dog basic obedience skills (i.e. sit/down, stay, go to your bed, recall/come, leash walking skills, etc.), or you want to curb undesirable behavioral issues (i.e. jumping, counter surfing, door reactivity, greeting other dogs and people, etc.), we would love the opportunity to work with you. We are a mobile training service and can come to your home, or a park, or wherever the training is needed.
We also offer services where we work with your dog one on one while providing physical exercise, mental stimulation, and potentially social stimulation. Our walk and train program takes your dog outdoors to walk in public with a trainer to work on leash skills, reactivity, or even help them build confidence while in public spaces. We also offer a hike your dog service where we take your dog into the great outdoors to stimulate their senses and exercise their minds and bodies. Either way, we bring back to you a happily exhausted dog!
At Upward Dog, we want to help you gain the necessary tools for a long, happy, healthy life with your dog. By providing your dog with physical, mental and social stimulation, the only way to go is…. Upward!
Certified Dog Trainer
She grew up with a love of, and a passion for, dogs. During her previous career, she had a side job as a dog sitter and that ignited a fire in her that continued to grow; She definitely wanted to work with dogs. She absorbed as much information on positive reinforcement dog training that she could find and became an amateur dog trainer and enthusiast. After 20 years in her previous career, she decided to follow her passion and received her certification as a dog trainer. She honed her skills in obedience training and canine behavior working in a doggie daycare and teaching group obedience classes.
She strongly believes in relationship-based training and connection to the handler when working with a dog. She believes that each dog is an individual and works to build a training plan that works best for each dog and their family.
She has two dogs of her own, who are amazing considering “Mom” comes home every day smelling like other dogs. Even though they know she is “cheating on them,” they always welcome her home with all the love and enthusiasm they can muster. One of her dogs is Dechlan, who is 10-year-old Newfoundland mix. They became a family when he was 8 weeks old and he’s been her very best friend ever since. Her other dog is Brody, who is her 4-ish-year-old rescue. He is a Rottweiler/Sheltie mix and although they have had their ups and downs, he is one of the sweetest souls she has ever met!
She still has to pinch herself that her job is working with and helping dogs and their families! For her, this is the epitome of a labor of love.