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Adventure Training


Prepare your dog to be your best trail companion.

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Adventure Training


Prepare your dog to be your best trail companion.

Adventure Training Packages

Get your pup ready for all sorts of backcountry escapades!  These private lessons focus on the skills essential to turning your dog into your best adventure companion.  Because good manners on the trail start with good manners in the town, each package begins with foundation lessons at the park and ends with practice on a nearby hiking trail.


Trail Blazer - $350

4 Private Lessons

1-hour sessions at your home or a local park, one-on-one with a trainer, you and your dog, on loose leash walking, recalls, coming away from distractions, attention & focus, and more!  

1 Trainer-Guided Hike

1-hour hiking session on a nearby trail, one-on-one with a trainer, you and your dog, learning how to apply the skills you and your dog have learned in-town— to the trail!

Package's a la carte value is $400

Trail Scout - $550

4 Private Lessons

1-hour sessions at your home or a local park, one-on-one with a trainer, you and your dog, on loose leash walking, recalls, coming away from distractions, attention & focus, and more!

2 Trainer-Guided Hikes

1-hour hiking sessions on a nearby trail, one-on-one with a trainer, you and your dog, learning how to apply the skills you and your dog have learned in-town— to the trail!

4 Learning Walks

25-minute, one-on-one walks with a trainer and your dog, while you are at work, practicing and fine-tuning the skills that your dog will learn during the private sessions.

Package's a la carte value is $620

Trail Master - $680

4 Private Lessons

1-hour sessions at your home or a local park, one-on-one with a trainer, you and your dog, on loose leash walking, recalls, coming away from distractions, attention & focus, and more!

2 Trainer-Guided Hikes

1-hour hiking sessions on a nearby trail, one-on-one with a trainer, you and your dog, learning how to apply the skills you and your dog have learned in-town— to the trail!

4 Learning Walks

25-minute, one-on-one walks with a trainer and your dog, while you are at work, practicing and fine-tuning the skills that your dog will learn during the private sessions.

2 Learning Hikes

1-hour, one-on-one trail hikes with a trainer and your dog, while you are at work, practicing good trail manners.

Package's a la carte value is $770


Ready for Adventure?

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Private Lessons


Get one-on-one time with a professional trainer

Private Lessons


Get one-on-one time with a professional trainer

Private Lessons

These lessons give you and your dog one-on-one attention from a certified trainer.  This is an excellent way to achieve your training goals through lesson plans customized to best suit the needs of you and your dog.


PUppy Basics - $70

7 Sessions for $420

For Puppies  <  1 Year of Age

Get your adventures with your new pup off to a great start with private, 1-hour lessons covering all the essentials – from basic manners to house training to leash walking. These lessons cover the foundation skills necessary to build a positive, lasting relationship with your puppy, with customized one-on-one attention and flexible scheduling. *

Good Dog Manners - $80

7 Sessions for $480

For Dogs  >  1 Year of Age

Does your adolescent or older dog need some help with basic manners?  These private, 1-hour lessons give you and your dog one-on-one attention so that you and your dog can move towards your goals together – whether that is sitting politely at the front door, walking nicely in the park, or off-leash hiking together in the mountains. *

Behavior - $90

Custom Packages Available

For All Dogs with Behavior Challenges

Some dogs face bigger challenges than just basic manners, such as reactivity towards dogs or people, separation anxiety, resource guarding, and more.  These private, 1-hour lessons focus specifically on the steps of behavior modification for these complex issues. *  


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Online Private Lessons - $65/hour

We are now offering 1-on-1 training lessons online through video conferencing!  These sessions allow you to chat with us from afar, or receive additional coaching and support after in-person lessons.  While online training isn't the most applicable for every dog and situation, it can be a great way to get started for many of the common challenges owners face with their dogs.  Multi-session packages are available.  Contact us for more details or to set up your first session!


Ready for Adventure?


*Tuition includes travel to your home within 15 miles of City Park in Fort Collins. Travel Fee of $10 / session if traveling further than 15 miles from City Park in Fort Collins (up to 30 miles)

**Hikes are available to clients and their dogs who have completed private training or a group class with Summit Dog Training. Your dog’s readiness for this adventure is at the trainer’s discretion.  

 

Private Session Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel or reschedule your private training session, please give us a minimum of 24 hours notice so that we can offer your session time to other clients who are waiting to schedule with us.  There is no charge for cancellations and reschedules made more than 24 hours in advance.

Cancellations or reschedules made within 24 hours of your session time will be charged to your package (or credit card on file) as a full session

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Group Classes


Positive education in a fun group setting

Group Classes


Positive education in a fun group setting

Group Classes - Fort Collins

Group classes are a great way to learn new skills with your puppy or dog in a fun environment with other dogs and their owners.  Our Level 1 classes are taught at Bentley's Pet Stuff in Fort Collins, Colorado and our Level 2 and Level 3 classes are taught around town with real-life distractions and adventures; we also offer a few classes at Bentley's Pet Stuff in Greeley, Colorado. Check out our Sign Up page for class start dates - if you are interested in a class but don't see it listed on the sign up page, contact us to let us know you are interested and you'll be the first to know when the next class is added to the schedule!  If you aren't sure where to start with your dog, contact us and we're happy to help point you in the right direction!


Level 1

Our Level 1 classes are taught at Bentley's Pet Stuff in Fort Collins!

PUPPY BASICS - For Puppies 16 weeks to 6 months - 6 Weeks - $140

Get your relationship with your new puppy off to a great start with this foundation class!  This course focuses on teaching your puppy foundation skills such as giving attention to you, offering good behavior, and responding to cues, as well as all of the necessary skills for a lifetime of adventures with you!  All of the class concepts are practiced with games that both you and your puppy will enjoy!  First class is without puppies. 

Family Dog - For Dogs Over 6 months - 6 Weeks - $140

Polish up your relationship with your older puppy or dog with this foundation class!  This course focuses on teaching good behavior in the home and getting ready to get out in the community for your dog. You and your dog will learn specific skills like sit, down, stay, come, loose leash walking, greeting people and dogs calmly, and more!  All of the lessons will be reinforced with games that both you and your dog will enjoy! This class is ideal for dogs and puppies over 6 months of age that have no prior training class experience and are not reactive or aggressive towards people or dogs.  First class is without dogs.

    Level 2

    Optional level to give you and your dog more focused learning and practice opportunities on essential skills!

    LOOSE LEASH WALKING: Distractions & Games - 4 Weeks - $100

    Do you and your dog need some help with polite leash walking and working around distractions?  This class incorporates basic leash walking skills as well as more advanced exercises to fine-tune your walk with your dog.  The course is great for those looking to improve their teamwork and focus for dog sports, as well as those simply looking for a more enjoyable walk in the park with their dog.  

    RECALLS & STAYS: Distractions & Games - 4 Weeks - $100

    Solid recall and stay behaviors are essential safety skills for your dog to know, as well as foundational to a lot of fun adventures you and your dog could enjoy together!  This class focuses exclusively on training these two behaviors and practicing them around different distractions.  

    PUPPY CONFIDENCE - FOR PUPPIES < 1 YEAR OLD - 4 Weeks - $100

    If you and your pup have graduated from a puppy basics class and are ready for your next challenge, this class is for you!  This class focuses on building your puppy's foundation learning skills around greater distractions and novel situations.  This class uses shaping and capturing games to grow your puppy's confidence and keep them excited about learning new things!  Specific behaviors covered in this class: walking on novel (and potentially scary) surfaces, advanced nose and paw targeting, intro to basic agility skills, interacting with unusual objects, crate games, and more!  

     

    Level 3

    Canine Good Citizen & Therapy Dog Prep - 6 weeks - $140

    Do you want a dog that is a model citizen out and about? Do you have dreams of brightening someone's day with a visit from your well-behaved dog?  The AKC CGC program is the gold standard for good dog behavior, and a stepping stone in therapy dog certification. This course will teach and polish the skills necessary for your dog to pass the CGC evaluation, with advanced applications to therapy dog work!  Dogs and handlers who are ready have the option to take the evaluation after the last class session.

    Adventure Dog - 4 weeks - $100

    We all love a good adventure, and it's always better with our dogs by our side!  This class is all about getting out into the real and natural world with our dogs and fine-tuning their skills to these highly distracting environments!  Each week of class is held at a different location around Fort Collins, including (but not limited to!) parks, natural areas, breweries, and hiking trails (budgeting a few extra dollars for any parking fees and/or beer expenditures isn't a bad idea!).  Locations are determined after class registration is closed based on number and skill level of participants.  

    Sport, Fitness & Fun Classes

    Puppy Playtimes - FREE!

    This Playtime is for puppies aged 4 - 8 months old who are up-to-date on their vaccines and ready to play!  Come get some quality socialization practice in this small group play environment, monitored by a certified trainer.  This isn't an instructional class, but is a great playtime supplement to your puppy class!  Playtime is free but pre-registration is required so that we know how many puppies to plan for (minimum of two puppies needed).  Puppies must be up-to-date on their veterinarian-recommended vaccines; bring your puppy's vaccine records to your first Playtime!  Check schedules & register through our sign-up page.

    Canine Parkour - 6 Weeks - $150

    Parkour for dogs is a fun sport that encourages you and your dog to get outside and play together, with objects you might find in your natural environment!  The sport combines canine conditioning and the skills of body awareness, balancing, crawling, paw targeting, and more!  This class is open to dogs of all ages who have completed a basic training class or equivalent.    

    Rally Obedience - 6 weeks - $150

    Rally is a dog sport that requires you and your dog to navigate a course of various exercises that you complete together.  Training for Rally, whether you plan to compete or not, can build communication, teamwork, and a spirit of fun between you and your dog.  It is a great way to strengthen your dog’s basic skills and cue responses while having fun together!  Check out this video to see our Rally-O students in action!

    Level 1: Novice - This is the first level, and a great place to start for dogs and their handlers looking to get into Rally competitions or just have fun together!  You and your dog will learn the foundations of the sport as well as the exercises that make up the first level!

    Level 2: Advanced - Graduates of our Novice class, or dog & handlers who have earned their Rally Novice title, are ready to move on to Advanced!

    Level 3: Excellent - Graduates of our Advanced class, or dogs & handlers who have earned their Rally Advanced title, are ready to move on to Excellent!

    Drop-In Practices - This drop-in class is a great opportunity to fine tune your Rally skills in preparation for a trial or just to have some extra fun with your dog!  An instructor will be on-site to facilitate and answer questions, but otherwise this is not an instructional class.  Pre-registration is required so that the instructor can design an appropriate course for all participants!  Tuition is $15 per spot in the rotation for each drop-in.    

    Behavior Classes

    Behavior classes are added to the schedule as interest demands.  If you have a dog that might be a good candidate for a behavior class but don't see it on the schedule, please contact us and let us know that you are interested so we can add you to the prospective student list and keep you updated when the class has enough interest to take place.  

    Grumpy Growlers - for reactive dogs of all ages - 6 weeks - $200

    This class is for dogs who bark, growl or lunge when on-leash and in the presence of other dogs. Training is done in a safe, low-stress classroom environment to teach you and your dog the skills to manage and modify your dog's current reaction to the presence of other dogs. Class is taught by two instructors so you and your dog get the attention that you need! The first night of class is without dogs and is mandatory to participate in the rest of the classes. Preparation for this class is crucial to your success, so please leave your dogs home the first night of class. 

    Fearful Fidos

    Details coming soon!


    Ready for Adventure?

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    Learning Walks & Hikes


    One-on-one Training for your Dog While You're at Work

    Learning Walks & Hikes


    One-on-one Training for your Dog While You're at Work

    Learning Walks & Hikes

    Want your dog to advance their skills and get some extra exercise and stimulation while you are at work?  Learning walks and learning hikes supplement the training you are doing with your dog to enhance their progress and give them some extra challenges during the day!  


    Adult Learning Walk - $35

    For Dogs  >  1 Year of Age

    25-minute, one-on-one walks with a trainer and your dog, while you are at work, practicing and fine-tuning the skills that your dog is learning during private sessions or group classes. *

    Puppy Learning Walks - $50

    For Puppies  <  1 Year of Age

    (2) 15-minute, one-on-one walks with a trainer and your dog per day, while you are at work, practicing and fine-tuning the skills that your puppy is learning during private sessions or a group classes. *

    Learning HIke - $75

    For Dogs of All Ages!

    1-hour, one-on-one trail hikes with a trainer and your dog, while you are at work, practicing good trail manners and fine-tuning the skills that your dog is learning during private sessions or group classes.  For an additional $25, you can come along on the hike to learn skills to practice with your dogs on your own adventures! **


    Ready for Adventure?


    *Learning walks are offered within a 5 mile radius of City Park in Fort Collins.

    **Learning Hikes are available to clients and their dogs who have completed private training or a group class with Summit Dog Training.  Your dog’s readiness for this adventure is at the trainer’s discretion.  

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    Special Events


    Seminars, Group Hikes, and More!

    Special Events


    Seminars, Group Hikes, and More!

    Community Doga (Yoga with Your Dog!)

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    Join FitTreee and Summit Dog Training for yoga with your dog Wednesday & Sunday mornings! Does your dog instantly wake up and go into Downward Dog? Our dogs are onto something!  We will work through poses while bonding with our pups. This will be a fun and informative class. We will laugh and play. Dogs must be human & dog friendly & up-to-date on vaccines. We suggest getting to class 10-20 minutes early to take your dog on a shake off-walk. Only one dog/human, please! Free event, but donations support Animal House Rescue!

    Location: Overland Park, Fort Collins, CO
    Pre-registration: Requested so that we know how many to plan for!


    Seminars:

    We can do a seminar at your store, facility, or clinic!  Contact us for more details.  Here are a few of the topics we have offered previously:

    What to Expect When You Are Expecting . . . 
    a Puppy!

    Are you thinking about adding a four-legged best friend to your family soon?  Are you prepared?  Join us for a one-hour seminar with Summit Dog Training Head Trainer Amber Quann to learn all about getting your relationship with your new puppy off to a positive start!  In addition to Q & A time, topics will include: housetraining, puppy nipping, positive play, intro to basic training, and more!     

    Hiking with Your Dog 101

    Do you want to know how to make hiking with your dog an enjoyable, safe experience for everyone involved? Join us for a one-hour seminar with Summit Dog Training Head Trainer Amber Quann to learn about different canine hiking gear, training basics, trail etiquette and safety, and Q & A time.  

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    Sign Up


    Choose your own adventure . . . 

    Sign Up


    Choose your own adventure . . . 

    Instructions for Registering

    Private Lessons

    1. Private lessons are scheduled directly through our trainers in order to find the most convenient time for you and your dog.  

    2. Contact us to discuss what you and your dog need and we'll get you started!

    Group Classes 

    We know you are as thrilled about all of these detailed registration instructions as Roo, Dylon & Chip are here.  So let's get to the real adventures below!

    We know you are as thrilled about all of these detailed registration instructions as Roo, Dylon & Chip are here.  So let's get to the real adventures below!

    1. Scroll through the classes below to find the one you are interested in.
       
    2. Click on the class description, and the class will expand with the dates and times it is offered.
       
    3. To proceed, click "Register."  To go back to all the classes, click on the class description again.
       
    4. If a class you are interested in is marked as full, contact us and we'll add you to the waiting list!  Sometimes we have last minute openings and we'd love to get you into the class if we can!

     

     

    Questions Before signing up? Contact Us!