Elevate Your Dog's Brilliance!
Dog Training at Progressive School for Dogs is designed to enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our dog members. Our world class indoor training faciltiy with state of the art turf and training equipment is the largest in the state of Colorado! Our dog training is designed and led by our expert staff to provide level-appropriate building blocks for a successful and positive learning experience for both dog members and their owners.
Our beautiful dog retreat is set on 10 private acres
Conveniently located at the junction of Highway 34 and State Highway 257
World class indoor 100' x 110' training faciltiy is the largest in the
state of Colorado State of the art turf and training equipment
Our founder & owner has over 35 years of training and national competition experience Highly-trained and passionate training staff
Owner and staff consistently teach and participate in classes, camps and seminars of cutting edge training techniques from around the world
Over 4,000 PSFD dog and owner students have successfully completed courses, including AKC Star Puppy and Canine Good Citizen
Over 500 PSFD dog and owner students have successfully competed in agility competitions
Photos and video of you and your dog learning
A science-based training philosophy grounded in a rewards-based positive motivational approach to learning.
A focus on motivational training and socialization for overall dog wellness
PSFD hosts agility competitions, seminars, first aid and dog wellness, including massage therapy
Why Choose PSFD
Why Do Our Members Trust PSFD for Dog Training?
Our highly-trained staff recommends a personalized training plan to fit a dog's temperament, an owner's abilities and your lifestyle goals with your dog. Here are just some of the member benefits:
An awesome experience
Obedience: Puppy Kindergarten Group Class
Obedience: Puppy Kindergarten Group Class is a 6-8-student course for puppies ages 11 weeks - 17 weeks old. Dogs who complete this course can earn their AKC Star Puppy certification.
This is 6-week course, once a week for a one-hour session.
This course runs periodically throughout the year. These small classes fill up quickly.
Check the Group Class & Seminar Calendar below for specific dates and sign up in the Member Portal.
Become A Member
Our Training Dogs are Members of the PSFD Community
All dogs who attend Progressive School for Dogs are provided with a free membership to our active, engaged PSFD Community. This includes access to our intuitive Online Member Portal that will help you sign up and manange your dog's PSFD activities. Members also receive discounted package rates and learn about exclusive opportunities and events.
Dog Training Options
Daycare & Train
Let us train your dog while attending daycare! Maximize you dog's PSFD experience with this optional custom add-on to your dog's Daycare. Daycare & Train INCLUDES daily Daycare with individual Training customized by PSFD's expert staff to fit your dog's temperament and your lifestyle goals with your dog. To get the most out of this experience, PSFD highly recommends that you schedule the two INCLUDED 1-hr Go Home Lessons to help you learn commands and maintain the training.
Board & Train
Let PSFD's expert staff take the stress out of training your dog! Dog members spend a minimum of two weeks boarding at PSFD's beautiful retreat where they can focus on their daily customized training with PSFD's expert staff. For members who are going on a trip, let us train your dog while you are away. Maximize you dog's PSFD experience with this optional custom add-on to your dog's boarding stay. Board & Train INCLUDES daily Daycare to keep your dog active, socialized and motivated. Dogs can optionally go home on weekends so that we can get important feedback from owners on the dog member's progress. Because we also want dog owners to learn how to maintain the training, PSFD highly recommends that you schedule the two INCLUDED 1 hr Go Home Lessons.
Group Obedience Classes
We offer a number of group obedience classes targeted by age and ability levels. Each course is designed as a building block to the next level of learning. The goal is to empower dog owners to learn along with their dogs, which not only reinforced training and helps you bring skills home but is an amazing bonding experience. The group setting of 6-8 dog & owner teams is a great socialization experience for you and your dog.
Obedience Kindergarten Puppy Group class: For puppies ages 11 weeks - 17 weeks old. One hour session once a week for 6 weeks. Dogs who complete this course can earn their AKC Star Puppy certification.
Obedience Beginner 1 Group class: For dogs 18 weeks & older that have never attended a previous group class. One hour session once a week for 6 weeks.
Obedience Beginner 2 Group class: For dogs 18 weeks & older that have graduated from a puppy class. One hour session once a week for 6 weeks.
Obedience Intermediate Group class: Dogs have successfully completed a beginner or beginner 2 class & are looking to improve skills, be visitation or therapy dogs, or just have more advanced training. One hour session once a week for 7 weeks. Dogs who complete this course can earn their AKC Good Citizen certification with the test in week 7.
See Training Calendar below
Group Agility Classes
Dog Agility is a team sport that involves a dog owner guiding their dog through a numbered set of obstacles. It is not only a lot of fun and great exercise but is an amazing bonding experience for dog & owner teams. We offer a number of group Agility classes targeted by experience levels. Each course is designed as a building block to the next level of learning. The group setting of 6-8 dog & owner teams is a great socialization experience for you and your dog.
Agility Foundation Group classes: For beginner dogs of all ages. This class will introduce you to specific groundwork skills needed to get started in agility. One hour session once a week for 6 weeks.
Agility Novice Group classes: For dogs and owners who have completed the Foundation Group class. Foundation class is required for this handling session. Dog teams will be learning handling skills needed to execute a series of jumps & a tunnel. One hour session once a week for 6 weeks.
Agility Master Group classes: For dogs and owners who are actively competing at the Master level. One-and-a-half hour session once a week for 6 weeks.
See Training Calendar below.
Individual training for a dog owner and their dog customized by PSFD's expert staff to fit your dog's temperament, your skill and experience, and your lifestyle goals with your dog.
If you are experiencing problems with your dog, such as house training, chewing, mouthing, digging, barking, jumping, etc., PSFD we can coach you on customizing solutions for you and your dog
Private obedience lessons in the convenience of your own home! Train your dog in the environment where the dog needs to learn how to interact positively with family members and other pets.
Seminars are groups of 8-10 dog & owner teams to demonstrate the latest training techniques and other dog wellness activites. See Seminar Schedule below
Benefits of Dog Training
Want More for Your Dog?
Dogs love to learn and constantly look for your guidance and approval. Dog training sets them — and you — up for success!
Dog training helps owners build a strong bond with their dog and helps dogs build confidence and learn constructive life skills. By learning how to interact with a wide variety of individuals and other dogs, your dog will be better able to navigate new situations and you will be less nervous that your dog will suddenly snap or bolt when overwhelmed by new surroundings. PSFD uses a science-based training philosophy grounded in a rewards-based positive approach to learning. We focus on motivational training and socialization for overall dog wellness.
Dog training helps your dog understand expectations and boundaries, builds trust and confidence, and creates positive behaviors. It also helps dog owners find solutions for issues like leash-pulling, barking, jumping, digging, chewing, and property destruction.
Group Class and Seminar Schedule
Using Training Calendar
All PSFD classes should be listed in the Training Calendar here.
Please click on the links in the calendar to open the full event boxes, including class descriptions, dates and times, and a map link. You can use the "Add to Calendar" button to put the event on your own calendar. Please Note: For courses with multiple class dates, you will need to select recurring event when adding to your own calendar and enter the frequency and end date of the final class.
Please click on the Member Portal link to sign up. Once you purchase the appropriate Group Class Package and upload your updated vaccination information, you will also begin to receive weekly class reminders from the Member Portal.