Canine Good Citizen @ Denver Dog Works

June 8, 2011

At Denver Dog Works we offer the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen and AKC Puppy S.T.A.R. programs.  These are group classes that teach you and your dog ten specific commands and maneuvers to keep your dog under control in public places, like parks.  We also use this program as a “pretest” of sorts for anyone looking to do any type of advanced training with their dogs; including but not limited to; advanced obedience, therapy, service, rally, agility, etc.

Remember that we evaluate all dogs BEFORE entering into a training program. Please give us a call at 303-578-9881.


What is Camp Works?

May 5, 2011

At Dog Works Training Centers, you can sign your dog up for camp.  Sounds fun doesn’t it?!  Well it’s a bit of work and a lot of fun for your dog.  What better way for your dog to spend a few weeks during the summer while you’re away on vacation.

What exactly is Camp Works:

In the Camp Works Program, your dog will learn to sit, down, heel, and come on command. These obedience commands set the foundation for the components of our program: physical conditioning, confidence building, and off-site training.

Our Camp Works participants have every opportunity to run and grow. We create an environment based on values and proper manners and reinforce inherent strengths. During all of our Camp Works programs, participants are taken on weekly field trips to public and private training sites where they participate in obedience, socialization, and in drills that simulate real life conditions. Your dog will learn how to meet and greet people of all ages and diversity and follow commands even with the potential for distractions.

 What to Expect During a Camp Works: 

Manners: Meet and greet people of all ages without jumping, lunging, barking, or whining for attention. Also as a part of learning manners your dog will learn to wait at thresholds until given a release command to follow.

Confidence Building: Dogs learn to work through various conditions that build confidence. Physical touch, games, loading/unloading from vehicles, up and down stairs. Dogs learn to be environmentally stable, to deal with adversity and are exposed to the public in a positive fear-free way.

Field Trips: Field trips for puppies are essential in properly socializing them. Field trips are designed at Denver Dog Works to properly introduce your dog to environments, places, people, and other dogs in positive controlled situations. Dogs will travel away from Denver Dog Works to train in other public and private training areas.

Physical Conditioning: Daily cardio and strength training. Camp Works dogs are taken on several walks daily, given opportunities to free-run, in certain cases taught to jump short jumps and other agility maneuvers and learn to work on and off leash.

Behavior Modification: Custom tailored drills designed to modify a dog’s aggressive or unwanted behavior (separation anxiety, barking, etc.) This is where each dog learns manners and respect training.  No jumping, sitting politely for petting, learning to be invited up on furniture or our laps(for small dogs) etc.

Obedience Imprinting: Practical and necessary obedience commands for daily living. Each dog learns up to 18 obedience commands with stays being a major focus as well as distractions.

Sounds great, but what happens when I come back, will my dog remember me?  Will he listen to me? When your dog is returned to you, you undergo a thorough send home where we showcase what your dog has learned, what he is still working on(depending on age), and show you how to administer commands to your dog.  You will then return for two private follow ups and continue to master your handling skills through our lifetime group class that is part of your program.

How do I sign up?

Visit our website at www.denverdogworks.com and click on the evaluation link or simply call me at 303-578-9881


Dog Works Training Centers: Camp Works Dog-Orion

April 8, 2011

Camp Works Dog: ORION

Client’s Name: Lisa and Curt F.

Dogs Name: “Orion”

City: Loveland, CO

Breed: Bernese/Boxer Mix

Likes: blankets, ball

Pet-Peeves: dislikes new people and sometimes familiar people especially in his house

Favorite Toy:

Favorite Treat: So far he likes whatever I offer him!

Favorite Walk: likes exploring new parks and areas

Best Trick: Camp Counselor “Qyain” says that I am a good dog I just need to learn how to relax and trust that my owners aren’t going to let anything happen to me.

Arrival Story: I’m at Denver Dog Works in the Camp Works program for three weeks.  I am here to modify my behavior because I bark and growl at people when they visit my home.

Bio: I’m about 2 years old.  My family got me from a friend.  My mom has done a good job training me in obedience and I know a few tricks too!  But lately, I’m unsure as to who to trust to protect me and I react in situations out of fear.  Michele Forto and the Dog Works Training team are helping me build my confidence and get myself back to me.

Motto: “Got Me Wrong”

 

We proudly feed and recommend

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Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You HuskiesandDog Works Radio Show

 


Dog Works Training Centers: Camp Works Dog: Harley

March 27, 2011

Camp Works Dog: HARLEY

Client’s Name: Kyle and Lucy C.

Dogs Name: “Beau”, “MJ”, and “Harley”

City: Greenwood Village, CO

Breed: Swiss Mountain Dog, Chocolate Lab, and Golden Retriever

Likes: love being with our family, getting to play outside and just hanging out

Pet-Peeves: all three of us dislike being confined

Favorite Toy: balls

Favorite Treat: Puperoni

Favorite Walk: so far we all like walking to the park with our trainers

Best Trick: Camp Counselor “Qyain” says we all need to settle down so that we can participate in more things – we get a bit excited.

Arrival Story: We came to Denver Dog Works to learn to be obedient, get better at our manners, and to learn how to remain under control with our owners

Bio: COMING SOON!

Motto: “Three Musketeers”

We proudly feed and recommend

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Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You HuskiesandDog Works Radio Shows


Dog Works Training Centers: Camp Works Dog: MJ

March 26, 2011

Camp Works Dog: MJ

 

Client’s Name: Kyle and Lucy C.

Dogs Name: “Beau”, “MJ”, and “Harley”

City: Greenwood Village, CO

Breed: Swiss Mountain Dog, Chocolate Lab, and Golden Retriever

Likes: love being with our family, getting to play outside and just hanging out

Pet-Peeves: all three of us dislike being confined

Favorite Toy: balls

Favorite Treat: Puperoni

Favorite Walk: so far we all like walking to the park with our trainers

Best Trick: Camp Counselor “Qyain” says we all need to settle down so that we can participate in more things – we get a bit excited.

Arrival Story: We came to Denver Dog Works to learn to be obedient, get better at our manners, and to learn how to remain under control with our owners

Bio: COMING SOON!

Motto: “Three Musketeers”

We proudly feed and recommend

Michele FortoTeam InekaAlaska Dog WorksMushing RadioDog Works RadioDenver Dog WorksDaily Post

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Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You HuskiesandDog Works Radio Shows


Dog Works Training Centers: Camp Works Dog: Beau

March 25, 2011

Camp Works Dog: BEAU

Client’s Name: Kyle and Lucy C.

Dogs Name: “Beau”, “MJ”, and “Harley”

City: Greenwood Village, CO

Breed: Swiss Mountain Dog, Chocolate Lab, and Golden Retriever

Likes: love being with our family, getting to play outside and just hanging out

Pet-Peeves: all three of us dislike being confined

Favorite Toy: balls

Favorite Treat: Puperoni

Favorite Walk: so far we all like walking to the park with our trainers

Best Trick: Camp Counselor “Qyain” says we all need to settle down so that we can participate in more things – we get a bit excited.

Arrival Story: We came to Denver Dog Works to learn to be obedient, get better at our manners, and to learn how to remain under control with our owners

Bio: COMING SOON!

Motto: “Three Musketeers”

We proudly feed and recommend

Michele FortoTeam InekaAlaska Dog WorksMushing RadioDog Works RadioDenver Dog WorksDaily Post

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Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You HuskiesandDog Works Radio Shows


Dog Works Training Centers: Camp Works Dog: Aspen

March 25, 2011

Camp Works Dog: ASPEN

Client’s Name: Courtney R.

Dogs Name: “Aspen”

City: Greenwood Village, CO

Breed: Cocker Spaniel

Likes: being with her family

Pet-Peeves: other small dogs

Favorite Toy: stuffed squirrel and raccoon

Favorite Treat: Puperoni

Favorite Walk:

Best Trick: Camp Counselor “Qyain” says that if I keep practicing in no time I’ll learn how to walk better for my owner who has to use a wheelchair at times.

Arrival Story: I came to Denver Dog Works to learn to be obedient, get better at my manners, and to help my owner out when I can.

Bio: COMING SOON!

Motto: “Bright Eyes”

We proudly feed and recommend

Michele FortoTeam InekaAlaska Dog WorksMushing RadioDog Works RadioDenver Dog WorksDaily Post

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Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You HuskiesandDog Works Radio Shows