Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace. 

Milan Kundera

 

Private, in home sessions

Meet with a professional dog trainer for 5 in-home, private sessions. Lay a solid obedience foundation for your puppy, solve common nuisance behaviors, or prepare your dog for the trail. 

Puppy- Introduce training to your young one! Proper management, socialization, crate training, and potty training are all on the agenda. You'll learn the basics like sit, stay, down, and come, as well as self-control lessons like leave it, drop it, food bowl wait, and door wait. We also address separation anxiety prevention and independence exercises, as well as discourage nuisance behaviors like jumping and counter surfing. Leash manners are introduced.
$375

Obedience 1- For dogs over 6 months of age with no former professional dog training. Agenda items are the same as with our puppy program. This program prepares your pup for the next level in training, and is a prerequisite to Obedience Level 2.  
$375

Obedience 2- For dogs that have completed obedience 1 with us or another trainer. This program polishes sit, down, stay, leave it, heel, and come and makes them reliable off-leash and in distraction with the e-collar. It also nips nuisance behaviors like jumping, counter surfing, and excessive barking in the bud. 
$375 + cost of e-collar

Behavior modification- Leash reactivity, dog/human aggression, cat chasing, and other issues will be addressed in a systematic way. Supplemental obedience as needed. Personalized, custom approach.  
$479 + cost of e-collar

 

Boarding

Leave your dog with professional dog trainers while you're away. We'll make sure to maintain their obedience skills while they're with us and include them in social hours. Much more cozy and productive than leaving your dog in a large, sterile kennel, or with random hobbyists that you don't know you can trust.

$85/night

 

Board-and-train

Let the pros lay the foundation for your training, so there's less work and time for you to put into it. We offer puppy, obedience level 1-2, and off-leash adventure prep programs. Our programs are customized and effective, and all equipment that your dog will be trained on are included in the cost (collars, leashes, other tools). Each board-and-train program includes a 30 minute consult at drop-off, a 1.5 hour private session at pick-up, and an additional in-home, private session, so you can learn how to maintain your dog's new skills.

14-day Puppy Program- Puppies that stay and train with us live the life! Daily field trips with proper socialization and exposure, crate and potty training, and on-leash basics like sit, down, stay, come, and wait are all on the agenda. Self-control lessons and appropriate play with other dogs are addressed. Let us lay a stellar foundation for your puppy so you can make sure it gets done right. Puppies must be 16 weeks or older to join us.
$1650

10-day Obedience 1- For dogs over 6 months old with no former professional training. On-leash obedience like sit, down, stay, leave it, wait, heel and come are all addressed. Social hours multiple times per day, plus field trips to proof behavior.
$1450

14-day Obedience 2/Adventure Prep- Our most popular program! For dogs that have completed Obedience 1 in some capacity, our Adventure Prep/Obedience 2 program prepares dogs for off-leash freedom with the e-collar. Your dogs commands will all be polished under distraction. Nuisance behaviors are also addressed. Social hours daily, as well as multiple hikes per week to practice off-leash skills.  
$1850

A-la-carte boarding and training- For those that want their dog to be productive while they're on vacation. Nights with us can be purchased a-la-carte and we will train your dog new skills while you're away. They will also be included in social hours and hikes. 
$125/night

We chose the 2 week off leash program and it has been a life saver. Ta’la would always “bolt” and we would spend 30 mins trying to “catch” her, not anymore!
— Lisa J., Westminster
My dog, Juno, and I are so very grateful for Backcountry Buddies! My little pup is scared and scary on a leash. Victoria has been incredible, and I can really see changes in Juno after a few weeks!
— Katie D., Denver

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