Aurora Family Dog Trainer

Our mission is simple: we want to help you and your family

build better bonds!

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Aurora Family Dog Training: Building Better Bonds

At Aurora Family Dog Training our job is to help you bridge the communication gap between your family and your dog. Our goal is to build better bonds through two decades of experience, positive reinforcement and a passion for canine training.

In addition to basic obedience training for adult dogs or puppies, we also offer behaviour consultation on any behavioural issues including:

  • Aggressive behavior toward humans or other dogs.
  • Destructive behaviour like chewing or digging.
  • Separation anxiety.
  • Pulling on leash or leash aggression.
  • Inappropriate barking.
  • Issues with basic commands like coming when called or sitting.
  • Defecation or urination in the home.

We love hearing the success stories from our clients after a few training sessions! Check out a few of them!

Contact An Aurora Canine Behavior Expert

What Our Clients Say…!

What Our Clients Say...!

Our Head Dog Trainer: Lori Holmberg

Lori is a professional dog trainer in Aurora, Colorado. Pictured here with a young monkey.

Our head trainer, Lori Holmberg, has a Master’s in Animal Behavior and is certified as both a feline and canine behaviorist by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).  Lori has a long list of accreditations from dog training institutions but a great trainer is more than just a list of initials. A great dog trainer has a passion for building a better bond between dogs and their human caretakers.

Lori bases her practice around scientifically proven positive reinforcement strategies that gently guide dogs to appropriate behaviors. Just as important as training dogs, however, is providing training to the people that care for them.

Lori helps bridge the gap in communication from person to canine so everyone can speak the same language!

How We Work: The Importance Of Positive Reinforcement

Our head trainer, Lori Holmberg, has a Master’s in Animal Behavior and is certified as both a feline and canine behaviorist by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).  Lori has a long list of accreditations from dog training institutions but a great trainer is more than just a list of initials. A great dog trainer has a passion for building a better bond between dogs and their human caretakers.

Lori bases her practice around scientifically proven positive reinforcement strategies that gently guide dogs to appropriate behaviors. Just as important as training dogs, however, is providing training to the people that care for them.

Lori helps bridge the gap in communication from person to canine so everyone can speak the same language!

How We Work: The Importance Of Positive Reinforcement

Our head trainer, Lori Holmberg, has a Master’s in Animal Behavior and is certified as both a feline and canine behaviorist by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).  Lori has a long list of accreditations from dog training institutions but a great trainer is more than just a list of initials. A great dog trainer has a passion for building a better bond between dogs and their human caretakers.

Lori bases her practice around scientifically proven positive reinforcement strategies that gently guide dogs to appropriate behaviors. Just as important as training dogs, however, is providing training to the people that care for them.

Lori helps bridge the gap in communication from person to canine so everyone can speak the same language!

How We Work: Redirection and Shaping

Positive reinforcement is the cornerstone of modern dog training and influences everything we do at Aurora Family Dog Training.

But what is positive reinforcement?

The concept is extremely simple: you reward positive and desirable behaviors from your dog with praise and treats. While the idea is basic the application isn’t always straightforward. Trying to get your dog to the do the desired behavior in the first place is often challenging.

That’s where a technique called shaping comes into play. Shaping is the process of guiding your dog to a specific behavior by rewarding actions that are close to the one you want. For example, if you wanted your dog to learn how to shake, you would start by rewarding any time he lifted a paw off the ground. Then, a reward when he lifted it higher and another for reaching out to your hand.

In this way, complex behaviors, or even a complex series of behaviors can be taught.

How We Work: Redirection and Positive Reinforcement

Positive reinforcement is the cornerstone of modern dog training and influences everything we do at Aurora Family Dog Training.

But what is positive reinforcement?

The concept is extremely simple: you reward positive and desirable behaviors from your dog with praise and treats. While the idea is basic the application isn’t always straightforward. Trying to get your dog to the do the desired behavior in the first place is often challenging.

That’s where a technique called shaping comes into play. Shaping is the process of guiding your dog to a specific behavior by rewarding actions that are close to the one you want. For example, if you wanted your dog to learn how to shake, you would start by rewarding any time he lifted a paw off the ground. Then, a reward when he lifted it higher and another for reaching out to your hand.

In this way, complex behaviors, or even a complex series of behaviors can be taught.

Our Dog Training Services

We offer a variety of services to meet the needs of your family and your furry friends. We can provide services privately in your home or at our training space. We are able to travel all across Aurora and the Denver metro area.

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Canine Behavior Consultations

We offer private in-home behavioral consultations lasting 1.5 hours for the first visit. In addition to time with our head trainer, Lori, our behavior consultations also include the following:

  • Complete and detailed behavioral history for your dog
  • Diagnosis and clear explanation of the problem.
  • Documentation with a detailed behavioral program and a summary of recommendations.
  • Three months follow-up by phone or email to review progress and update the behavior recommendations as needed.

To find out more please visit our behavior consultation service page or contact us today.

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Obedience Training

We offer private in-home canine obedience training covering everything from basic commands to advanced tricks. We can help with:

  • Basic commands like: sit, stay, come, down, leave it.
  • Manners with people or other dogs.
  • Basic socialization for dogs of all ages.
  • More advanced commands and tricks.
  • Fun tricks like: bow, roll over, shake, high 5 and crawl.

Find out more by visiting our canine obedience training page or contact us.

We Can’t Wait To Help Your Family Build Better Bonds!

We look forward to working with you and your furry family! Aurora Family Dog Training LLC can provide in-home service to the following Aurora zip codes:

80010

80011

80012

80013

80014

80015

80016

80017

80018

80019

80040

80041

80042

80043

80044

80046

80047

We also service the following cities:

Denver

Centennial

Lone Tree

Lakewood

Littleton

Englewood

Highlands Ranch

Parker

About Aurora, Colorado!

Aurora is our home base and it's a great spot to be! From Aurora we can to just about anywhere. By taking I-25 S and taking the E Dry Creek Rd Exit we can hit up Centennial to help clients there. Or we could take I-70 W to head to Denver in less than 20 minutes! And of course we can zoom around all over Aurora!

But besides efficient driving, we also love fun facts! So we got a few for you about our great city:

  • Aurora was first incorporated in 1929!
  • Aurora has 325,000 people in it (as of 2010). That's a lot of dogs!
  • The biggest employer is Buckley Air Force Base in the northernmost part of the city.
  • Aurora is the largest suburb of Denver!

 

Contact Us:

Phone:

720-572-1726

Address:

14241 E 4th Ave #125 Aurora CO. 80011

Hours

9:00am to 6:00pm every day