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About Us


Positive Education for the Adventurous Lifestyle

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About Us


Positive Education for the Adventurous Lifestyle

 

"We Believe in Seeking Adventure Together"

 

Our Positive Training Philosophy

We believe in cultivating positive, life-long friendships with dogs using motivational, reward-based training.  We believe in using scientific learning principles that promote happy humans and happy, healthy dogs.  We believe that by building a relationship founded on trust and friendship, dogs and their humans can have better adventures together.  

 

 
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Meet the Trainers


Meet the Trainers


 

Meet Amber & Roo

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Amber Quann \\ KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA

Owner & Head Trainer

Serving Fort Collins, Wellington, Windsor & Loveland, Colorado
Services: Private Lessons, Training Hikes, Group Classes & More!

"Roo and I have been adventuring together since the first day I brought him home."

 

Summit Dog Training Owner and Head Trainer, Amber Quann, has been training dogs since age 10.  Through participation in a 4-H dog club, Amber grew up competing in various dog sports, including rally, agility, obedience, and conformation. Her Australian Shepherd, Roo, is her constant companion and adventuring partner; together, they enjoy hiking, backpacking, walks in the park, and, recently, working on dog parkour titles!

Amber is fascinated by the bond that grows between dogs and their owners as they adventure together, and promoting this special connection is a significant part of Summit Dog Training's mission. Amber is a graduate and Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.  Amber is also an approved evaluator for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program.

 

           


Meet Charissa & Dylon

Charissa Beaubien \\ KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA

Head Trainer

Serving Fort Collins & Greeley, Colorado
Service: Private Lessons, Training Hikes, Group Classes & More!

Summit Dog Training Head Trainer Charissa's love of dog training started as a kennel technician at a humane society in Ohio when she was 16.  This position sparked Charissa's passion for helping rescue dogs lead better lives through positive reinforcement training.  Her own rescue dog, Dylon, is Charissa's hiking, backpacking, and biking partner, and together they enjoy giving Dylon's awesome nose a challenge with homemade nose work courses.  Charissa is a graduate and Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.  


Ready to Have an Adventure with Us?


Are you an Aspiring Dog Trainer?  Check out our mentorship program here.

 
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Certifications & Education


Certifications & Education


 

Why Certifications Matter

At Summit Dog Training, we place a high value on achieving and maintaining industry-recognized certifications for our trainers.  The dog training industry is unregulated, and thus anyone who has trained a dog (and even those who haven’t) can call themselves a “dog trainer.”  Because of this, we consider it very important that our trainers have industry credentials to assure our clients that the training services they receive are based on current industry standards and scientifically-sound training principles. In addition, these certifications require periodic continuing education in order to remain certified, thus ensuring that our trainers are always learning new things about dogs in order to better serve our clients.  


Certifications of Summit Dog Trainers

Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)

Trainers with this designation are graduates of the Karen Pryor Academy, a leading proponent of science and behavior-based training methods.  These trainers must complete continuing education and renew a code of ethics every year in order to remain a Certified Training Partner with the organization.  


Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA)

Trainers with this designation have passed an independent certification process with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) testing their knowledge and experience with dogs and training.  These trainers must complete continuing education and renew a code of ethics every three years to remain a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with the organization.  

 
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Ready for Adventure?


We've got the clickers, leashes, and water bowls... just bring your pup along and we're ready to go! 

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Ready for Adventure?


We've got the clickers, leashes, and water bowls... just bring your pup along and we're ready to go! 

Sign Up Now