Training with Trust and Respect

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Balanced, cooperative and happy is the natural state of mind for dogs.
You can have the Dream Dog… and we can help!

The BlackPaw training center is located just minutes from I-25, less than an hour from most parts of the Denver area, on a small farm in Boulder County. Dogs in our boarding school program enjoy twice daily pack runs on our property in order to better improve their socialization skills with other dogs.

Black Paw Farm and Dog Training Facility

Room to run and play and to learn to come when called. The entire property is fenced for safety and dogs are ALWAYS with their trainer.

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We work all the dogs on and off leash, encountering plenty of distractions out here like other dogs, horses, goats and bunnies. What a great place to learn manners! We also take field trips to town to ensure the dog’s new behavior will stick even in a crowded park or store and that they are able to lay calmly on a restaurant or coffee shop patio. They will be ready to go everywhere with you and your family upon graduation!

Then, each evening, the dogs bunk down for the night in a safe and cozy bed. During their stay with us, each dog enjoys their own six foot by six foot kennel in our fully heated and air conditioned training building. Bring your own food though… we don’t want an upset tummy.

Black Paw Kennel

 

Our training approach is unique; by addressing the fundamental state of your dog’s mind and creating a healthier relationship between you and your dog, we give you the tools to shift the dynamic. During training, guiding principles will be introduced much like a brake, a gas peddle or a steering wheel. Upon completion of our program, we will transition these new skills to you. This makes for a healthier and more balanced dog and a happier family.

BlackPaw specializes in the humane and conflict free use of electronic or “E-collars,” and all dogs that go through our boarding school program will be E-collar trained. If your goal is to have complete freedom and dependability off-leash, inside and outside, our revolutionary approach will give you fantastic results.

Our highly regarded boarding school program specializes in state-of-the-art, vibration & low-level, communication-style E-Collar training.  Contemporary E-Collar Training utilizes the softest, most gentle remote communication, and is one of the most humane and effective approaches to dog training available.

We pride ourselves on one-on-one attention paid to each individual dog and situation. By comparison to the rest of the industry, which tends to do a higher volume of dogs and longer programs, our very unique approach to training and rehabilitation allows us to go further with your dog in less time and create transformations unavailable elsewhere.

Drop your dog off at our beautiful dog training center, convenient to I-25, just north of Denver and pick up a highly trained pet who behaves well in the city, suburbs and country. We live on the property with your dog and train only a select few dogs at a time. Your dog will be happy and busy all day long.  All programs include daily pack runs on the farm to socialize with other balanced dogs, multiple training, play and potty sessions from early morning to nighttime and public outings to proof our training in busy public places. We also include our daily pack runs on the farm to properly socialize your dog with other balanced dogs. This technique, called “Large Field Socialization” is proven effective at reducing fear, reactivity and dog to dog aggression. All of our methods are fun and stimulating to your dog. Boarding school includes an extensive orientation for you at the end of training. We customize the approach for each dog to meet your personal dreams and goals.  An excellent choice for busy families who want a Dream Dog.

 

14 Day Boarding School (for dogs six months & older) $3,500

This program is best for happy, excitable, young dogs and their families who enjoy hiking, running and camping, and want full confidence in their dog’s behavior.

It’s no fun to walk your dog when they’re dragging you around or worse, when you’re worried about what they might do when they see another person or dog! Wouldn’t you love to just relax and know they will listen – not jumping on your guests or going nuts when the doorbell rings! Plus, there is nothing quite like watching your dog running free, unrestrained by the leash as they feel the rush of of pure joy running through an open field! Even better is the peace of mind you get in knowing that your dog will come back when called the first time, every time.  This program gives you the ultimate freedom that comes from your dog listening in every situation.

Includes:

  • Off leash control!
  • Excellent leash manners even with distractions – (no more pulling!)
  • Calm in the home
  • Calm in public places such as coffee shops, restaurant patios, farmer’s markets, etc.
  • Sit (and stay automatically!)
  • Down (and stay automatically!)
  • Place (go to a dog bed & stay)
  • Come when called (even with distractions)
  • Free (to release them from stay)
  • Basic door, home and people manners (no more jumping!)
  • Includes daily pack runs on the farm
  • No more barking when home alone
  • Cures mild separation anxiety
  • Includes all training equipment
  • Two video updates during training
  • Training for you on how to maintain your dog’s new behavior
  • Video lessons
  • BlackPaw’s exclusive training program book
  • Follow up lesson two weeks after graduation to ensure your success
  • One year of follow-up support via video chat, phone or email

21 Day Boarding School (for dogs six months and older) $4,500

This program is for dogs that need more intensive training and rehabilitation. Is your dog out of control on the leash, lunging and barking at other dogs or people? Does your dog suffer with serious separation anxiety, fearful or aggressive behaviors towards dogs or people? Do you have fighting between dogs in your home? Our longer boarding school program includes all the benefits of our two week program but allows us more time to dive deep into these problem behaviors that have been controlling your life and preventing your dog from reaching their full potential. Addressing behavior issues is a complex process that requires experience and often more clarity and consistency than can be provided at home. By removing your dog from their comfort zone, we are able to change the root of their behavior, rather than just addressing the symptoms. The result is a calmer, more balanced dog. Our highly trained staff uses muzzles and long leashes to maintain safety when rehabilitating these dogs. You will then learn all the skills needed to maintain your dog’s new, improved state of mind.

Includes:

  • Aggression rehabilitation
  • Separation anxiety rehabilitation
  • Leash manners even with distractions – (no more pulling, lunging or barking!)
  • Calm in the home
  • Calm in public places such as coffee shops, restaurant patios, farmer’s markets, etc.
  • Sit (and stay automatically!)
  • Down (and stay automatically!)
  • Place (go to a dog bed & stay)
  • Come when called (even with distractions)
  • Free (to release them from stay)
  • Basic door, home and people manners (no more jumping!)
  • Includes daily pack runs on the farm
  • Off leash control (depending on your dog’s level of aggression)
  • No more barking when home alone
  • Includes all training equipment
  • Three video updates during training
  • Training for you on how to maintain your dog’s new behavior
  • Video lessons
  • BlackPaw’s exclusive training program book
  • Two follow up lessons after graduation to ensure your success
  • Guaranteed support for the life of your dog, including additional lessons as needed and access to our trainers to help you troubleshoot any problems that may arise

Boarding

$60/day or $100/day for standard boarding plus a 30-minute daily training tune up lesson
Boarding is only available for dogs who have completed one of our boarding school programs!

Boarding includes supervised playtime with other dogs, if applicable, and maintenance of any rules and training that your dog already has in place. All dogs sleep in an individual kennel or crate, inside our climate-controlled facility.

Free Consultation

If you would like to pursue one of our training programs, please use our contact form and we will be in touch to schedule a phone or video chat appointment with you.