House of Dog Training

Copyright House of Dog Training 2014. All Rights Reserved.
57 Sunflower Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 646-1422

Our Services - Dog Training / Behavior Modification



Private Lesson

We offer private lessons in your home or at our facility. The initial session includes a 1/2 hour free consultation. All follow up sessions are 1 hour and should be about 2 weeks apart. Private at the facility is $80 and when we come to you it's $150.


Socialization is very important when raising puppies. Many behavior problems in adults could have been prevented given the right socialization. Therefore we offer free puppy playtime for puppies between 8 - 16  weeks old. These playgroups are about 20 - 30 minutes long and limited to 5 puppies. If you would like to attend, please contact us 24 hours in advance by emailing . Please click HERE to see our upcoming classes and to register. 

Single Class- for all ages but please no reactive dogs

This is a one time class that focuses on one topic. The topic changes weekly and you may see what topic is being offered by selecting the services tab and scrolling down to register now and scrolling down to the single class. It's a 45min class for $20.

Puppy-K, for puppies 8 weeks to five months old- $175 for all eight classes

Puppy Kindergarten is an 8 week class.  In this course we go over:

  • Socialization
  • Normal puppy behavior and not normal- what to do if not normal
  • Socialization, Play
  • Impulse control
  • Handling
  • Nutrition
  • Body positions, sit, down, stand
  • Loose leash walking
  • Mental enrichment
  • Crate training
  • Potty training
  • Nipping, jumping up
  • Drop it, Resource Guarding
  • Watch me
  • Leave it and it's your choice
  • Settle
  • Level one of the Pet Dog Ambassador program or the AKC Star Puppy Certification  

But the most important part is that your puppy will be socialized. This is a fairly fast-paced class and you will be working toward a graduation with prizes! This class is $165 and includes Pet Dog Ambassador Level One or the American Kennel Club Star Puppy Certification.

Puppy K 2, for puppies 5 0r 6 months to a year old - $ 175 for all seven classes

 Puppy Kindergarten 2 is an 7 week class.  In this course we go over:

  • Normal Adolescent behavior and not normal - what to do it not normal
  • Socialization and play
  • Everything in puppy k with increased duration, distractions and distance
  • Getting in and out of the car, going through doors, greetings,
  • Drop it
  • Level Two of the Pet Dog Ambassador

Growl Class

The growl class is for dogs 6 months and up. This class is for the dog that plays well at the dog park but barks, lunges and pulls on leash when they see another dog.  If your dog has been in several dog fights or is also reactive towards people please check out our Reactive Dog Program. To register for this class you must first schedule a half hour consultation.  (There is an administrative fee of $20 that will be applied to the price of your class if you sign up).

Good Dog, for dogs 1 year or older - $175 for all seven classes

Good Dog is a 7 week class. In this course we go over :

  • Body Positions, sit, down, stand
  • Loose leash walking
  • Leave it, it's your choice
  • Coming when called
  • Handling
  • Wait, stay
  • Off
  • Watch me
  • Impulse control
  • Level Two of the Pet Dog Ambassador
  • Preparing for the Level Three of the Pet Dog Ambassador
  • Preparing for the Canine Good Citizen Certification

Excellent Dog, for dogs that have passed Level Two of the Pet Dog Ambassador or Good Dog Class - $21 for each class (or $160 to prepay 8)

Excellent Dog is a drop in class.  In this course we will continue to build on what you and your dog learned in Good Dog or PK2. We also go over:

  • Emergency stop
  • Passing other dogs
  • Wait, stay
  • Settle
  • Tricks
  • Recall
  • Handling
  • Properly packing into and out of the car
  • Being alone
  • Level Three of the Pet Dog Ambassador
  • Taking the Canine Good Citizen test

Super Star Dog, For dogs that have passed Level Three of the Pet Dog Ambassador, or

the Canine Good Citizen Certification - $19.50 per class (or $155 to prepay 8)

Super Star Dog is also a drop in class. In this class we will continue to build on what you and your dog learned in Excellent dog. We start to fine tune your dogs skills in the real world. Including :

  • Back up at entrance
  • Handling, skin check, oral medication via syringe or tablet, ear and eye drop holds
  • Leave food, toys, poop, etc on the ground
  • Emergency stop
  • Calm greetings and passing of strangers and dogs
  • Being alone
  • Recall with distractions
  • Properly packing into and out of the car
  • Level four of the Pet Dog Ambassador
  • Preparing for Level Five of the Pet Dog Ambassador
  • AKC Community Canine (Advanced Canine Good Citizen Title - CGCA)

Real Life Dog, For dogs that have passed level four of the Pet Dog Ambassador or the CGCA Title - $18.50 per class (or $145 to prepay 8)

Real Life Dog is a drop in class. In this class we will fine tune all the skills your dog now knows and take it outside to the real world. You will be able to pass the AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU).

This class will prep you for Level five, the final assessment of the Pet Dog Ambassador and if you have a membership this will be the last level to complete with us and then you will start working with Janice Mann towards your Public Access Test.

Reactive Dog Program

Please click HERE

Pet Dog Agility

If you want to do an agility class  and learn basic agility techniques for exercise and fun, this is the class for you! This class comes in a "beginner" and "advanced" level. All dogs must know basic obedience cues like come, sit, down, stay/wait. No reactive/aggressive dogs allowed (we have private agility sessions for you). Fun match at graduation.


Learn some basic, yet fun tricks, like "wave", "spin", "bow", "weave", "dead dog". Look for an advanced class to come soon! Must enroll for course.
Class is 8 weeks for $145.00 per dog.

Graduation is a fun competition for best tricks earning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons. Prizes for everyone Check out this video:

Treibball/ Push Ball

What is Treibball? It's a new competitive sport for all dogs all ages and sizes. It is great fun for any energetic dog who can learn to work well off-leash, loves to play chase games, loves to herd or who just needs a job! Fun and communication between the human and the canine partners is the true essence of this game. Treibball is a positive, fun sport that builds a great working relationship between owner and dog.  (Dianna Stearns, M.A. CPDT-KA, CDBC, CATT)       Unlike agility your dog can play this sport at any age and you don't have to worry about injuries or their joints.


"Rally-O"  is a fun activity that combines elements of Obedience and Agility. It is more relaxed than precision competitive obedience, focusing instead on attitude and enthusiasm, while the variety of exercises and courses allows you to show off your teamwork on graduation day with a fun match!

By the end of this course, you and your dog will know how to perform all the exercises for novice Rally, and know how to read and complete a variety of Rally courses. You will gain the skills to be able to pass a Rally Novice trial. But whether you are interested in competing for Rally titles, or just want to try something new and fun with your dog, this is the sport for you!

As in agility, courses are designed by the judge and are different in every trial. Exhibitors receive a course map from the judge and can walk the course without their dogs prior to the start of the class. Judges design their courses by choosing from more than four dozen stations that direct handlers and dogs to perform specific exercises. A sign at each station gives instructions to the dog-handler team, and each team must execute the station's particular task within two-to-four feet of the sign. Once the judge gives the command "forward," the dog and handler complete the course on their own without further commands from the judge. Handlers may not use treats or toys in the ring, but may do anything else to encourage their dogs at the novice and advanced levels except physically touch them or make corrections with the leash. Encouragement is allowed at the excellent level but handlers cannot pat their legs or clap their hands as they can in novice and advanced classes. Signs instruct teams to go fast or slow, to halt (dog must sit at heel), to make turns and circles, to reverse direction, to do a sit-stay-recall, or to follow other basic obedience exercises.

Rally emphasizes fun and excitement for the dog/handler team while providing an interactive approach to obedience. The focus is on teamwork, communication and fun, rather than precision. The exercises involved in the course will help build your skills as a handler and increase your dog's repertoire of behaviors. Praise, encouragement, and continuous communication are permitted in this sport.

As it does with Obedience and Agility, AKC offers Rally titles at three levels: Novice, with on-leash exercises that demonstrate the dog's understanding of basic commands such as sit, stay, down, and come and heel position; Advanced, a set of exercises performed off-leash that includes at least one jump; and Excellent, a more difficult off-leash course that includes at least one jump and demonstrates more precise skill and coordination between the dog and handler. 8 weeks for $145 per dog

Board and Train

This program is an intensive immersion program for your dog. You will tell us what issues to work on, we will tell you how long your dog has to stay with us to achieve your goals.  We have changed our program recently to make it completely customizable and à-la-carte for you!

We are not a traditional boarding facility, however, we will also accept dogs for boarding if you want them trained while they are staying with us. The Board and Train prices will apply.

For more detailed information on Board & Train as well as pricing please click HERE.


This is the same intensive training program, but it is by day and at House of Dog. If your dog just needs a brush-up, or if you have a puppy that you don't want to drop off and not see again for 4 weeks, or if you don't have time to train with your pup/dog - just drop your dog off in the morning and pick him up in the evening. Depending on how long he is here, he'll receive 2-4 training sessions throughout the day.

We have two different programs. One is geared towards puppies from 8 weeks to 5 months old. One is for "adult" dogs. For more information on Dayschool, please click HERE


Requirement: Initial and Follow-up session WITH the owner

Busy, overworked or overwhelmed? Our Day Training option can help.  We train your dog at your home or in your neighborhood twice a week for 2 weeks – and you don’t even have to be there.  An initial consultation WITH you is required.  At the end of the 2 weeks we will have a follow-up session with you, to refine your training plan and to answer questions.  If more training is needed additional blocks of 2 sessions (includes a follow up) can be purchased.

Service Dog Training / Therapy Dog Training

First of all, please click HERE to read about the differences between Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs. What is it that you want to train for?  Yes, we can help you train for both. We don't have a set price or program, we will individually decide what is best for you and your dog and how to achieve your goals. Ideally you would want to get us involved BEFORE you adopt your rescue dog or acquire  a dog for that purpose. We will help you temperament test and let you know from the get-go whether your dog is suited for the task.  - Neither Service Dogs nor Therapy Dogs require certification or registration, however, some institutions that allow Therapy Dogs will indeed require you to be registered with one of the many Therapy Dog Associations. Once your dog is ready for that step, we will refer you to our wonderful colleague who specializes in Therapy Dogs, Janice Mann.  We do not train alert dogs and only train certain tasks.

Currently "In the Works":

 TTouch classes as well as TTouch for puppies - look for announcements on start dates soon!

Stay tuned for more services still to come!

House of Dog Training - Dog training and boarding