House of Dog Training

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

When you come to us for training, you can be assured that we will never use any harsh corrections nor any pain-inducing, fear-inducing or avoidance-based techniques. Our toolboxes do NOT contain choke chains, prong collars or shock collars. Training with your dog should be a fun experience for you AND your dog and based on mutual trust and respect rather than anxiety and fear. We pledge to keep ourselves educated on the latest scientific developments and training methods and will not hesitate to speak out against abuse and neglect, thus giving a voice to the voiceless.


To help increase and/or strengthen the bond between the dog and it's human by giving you the tools to communicate effectively with your dog and help them understand the rules of living as a canine in a human world. Respectively, we strive to teach the Human the finer points of canine communication. Being passionate about the cause of pet-overpopulation and the plight of homeless dogs, strengthening the human/animal bond as well as giving canines more confidence will reduce adoption failures and the need to re-home dogs.

This flexibility allows us to help you with more than just basic obedience training but gives you a pet that is a well mannered, happy addition to your family.  In-home training is more affordable then board and train  programs, plus your companion dog will be less stressed and the family doesn't have to miss them for weeks.  Having one-on-one  time with your trainer allows you to get the best results setting you and your dog up for success!

We offer lifetime support and take the time to listen to your individual needs.

Mission Statement

When you fight fire with fire, you're going to get burned. When trainers use physical and mental intimidation to "dominate" a large, powerful dog, you're not only asking for a bite, but you're also completely bypassing the root of the problem. the only way to truly change a dog's behavior is get to the bottom of the underlying stress or anxiety causing it.  - Victoria Stilwell

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.

- St. Francis of Assissi

To use shock as an effective dog training method you will need: A thorough understanding of canine behavior, a thorough understanding of learning theory, impeccable timing. And if you have those three things, you don't need a shock collar. - Dr. Ian Dunbar.

House of Dog Training offers a unique solution for busy owners and their companion dogs. We are able to tailor a program to YOUR needs. Don't want to attend a class with lots of distractions? - We come to you for a private lesson. Want the specialized attention while saving a little money? - Come to our facility for a private lesson. To busy to train yourself? - With Daytraining program we train your dog at your home while you are at work. Our Board and Train option allows you to leave your dog with us while you go out of town (or even while you are here) and pick up a trained dog (inlcudes "transfer sessions"). If you want traditional (or not so traditional "fun" classes)? We have plenty of those, too!

Rambunctious and delinquent dogs become angelic when sitting. - Dr. Ian Dunbar

Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend. - Corey Ford

There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog. - Konrad Lorenz

The difference between good and great is just a little extra effort. - Duffy Daugherty

There is no better psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face - Bern Williams

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Ghandi

I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. - Lily Thomlin

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                          Who We Are

We use positive reinforcement-based dog training methods and the least intrusive methods nurturing the bond with your companion animal. We don't us aversive stimulation (fear) positive punishment/negative reinforcement based methods.  We find them unethical, inefficent, ineffective when working with your companion animal. These methods come with behavior risks like (fall out, flooding, shutting down) and deteriorate the human animal bond. We are also very passionate about pet-overpopulation and the plight of homeless dogs. Having extensive experience working with rescue animals, we know that the right training and behavior change program helps these animals find and keep their forever homes.  We also strive to keep current companion animals in their current homes.  

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