At Summit Dog Training, we believe in adventures. We believe in fresh air, sunshine, mountains, and deep breaths.
We also believe that no adventure is quite complete without a four-legged companion by our side. Dogs tend to enjoy every moment of every adventure in a way that is infectious. If we follow their lead, this natural enthusiasm can enhance our sometimes less-perfect human enjoyment and encourage us to be more present, more free, and more mindful at every step of each experience.
I caught this infectious excitement about experiencing life from my Australian Shepherd, Roo, almost 8 years ago now. His enthusiasm and energy for all things outside and active has kept me on my toes since I first brought him home. Even today as an official canine senior citizen, when we are backpacking together he does about three times as many miles as I do, running back and forth between the exotic new smells and scenery and his human family. This enthusiasm never fails to make me smile like the crazy dog person I am, and every time it reminds me why dogs are a wonderful addition to all types of adventures.
But in order for humans and dogs to fully enjoy outings together, there are some skills necessary on both ends of the leash. This is the mission and passion of Summit Dog Training: helping dogs and their owners prepare for doing awesome things together, whether that is a peaceful walk in the park or hiking off leash in the beautiful back country of the Rocky Mountains. These adventures are founded on friendship, trust, and effective communication between dog and human, and this is something that is attainable for all dogs and their people!
We believe that dogs enrich our lives and our adventures, and, in turn, that inclusion in our adventures also enriches the lives of our dogs. Are you and your dog ready for a new adventure?