Dog Training Center in Aurora, Colorado

All breeds of dogs are welcome for pet training at Dugan's Dog House in Aurora, Colorado. Owners and trainers alike derive a great deal of satisfaction through working to understand the pet together and making any necessary adjustments.


There are many ways in which your dog's training can be handled. We offer pet training classes for either/both private and group obedience. Along with our classes, we have a special going on:
Buy 5 Sessions and Get the 6th Class Free (6 Classes for the Price of 5)
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Dogs are social animals that learn from watching and interacting with those in their social group. As a trainer I want my dogs to be able to build confidence by allowing them to think through situations and choose the most appropriate response. Everything that we do should increase the well-being of our dogs, while enhancing the bond between dog and owner. We here at Dugans do not believe in using harsh or unnecessary force in our dog training, instead we use positive encouragement to reinforce behaviors and actions that we find desirable. That being said, we understand that dogs can and will make mistakes, lose their focus, or can even be downright defiant. It is in those moments that we use negative reinforcement or a correction to discourage, stop, or modify any undesirable behavior, like jumping on friends and family or the furniture, soiling the house, pulling on the leash, barking, digging, etc. We understand that not all dogs are the same and our classes will be modified to fit you and your dog.

Group and Private Lessons:

Whether you just bought a new puppy, rescued a shelter dog, or decided your family dog could benefit from some more training, we would love to help. We offer both group and private classes. Classes are offered either as an individual class or a package where we will work with you and your dog for as many sessions as it takes.

Puppy Kindergarten

6 week course for ages 2 months – 5 months

It is never too soon to start training with your puppy! Our puppy classes focus on socialization and will help you to teach your puppy basic commands such as:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Wait (at doors)
  • No
  • Leave It
  • Heel
  • Place
We will also cover problem-solving ideas for potty training, chewing, teething, digging and more. We will work with you to help you create behaviors that you want from your puppy and discuss how to prevent problem behaviors from ever developing. During class, we will also cover proper health care and stress-free grooming techniques and we will make it fun!

Obedience and Manners

6 week course for ages 6 months and older

Our classes start in a controlled environment where we can help you build in your training and relationship with your dog. Once you and your dog have a solid foundation, we will start applying “real-world” scenarios; increasing our distance, duration, and distraction. In these classes we take the time to help you overcome any behavioral problems you may be experiencing; whether it is pulling, counter-surfing, running away, or any other unwanted behaviors. Our ambition is to make your dog a loyal and obedient part of your family.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Test

The American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC) certification is recognized as a high standard of dog behavior and is an excellent way to prepare for therapy dog training. Even if it isn’t your goal to train your dog to be a therapy dog the CGC is a great goal to strive for. It includes goals such as sitting politely for petting, walking through a crowd, and other similar manners that you would expect from your dog.

Private In-Home Lessons

Group classes are not for everyone or every dog. A private in-home training session is a great way to receive one-on-one training that you and your dog desire. There are some behaviors that would be easier to address in your home; for an example; fence aggression, counter-surfing, charging the door, and neighborhood distractions while walking.

Boarding and Training

While your dog is staying at Dugan’s they will receive the benefits of socializing with other dogs and private one-on-one training sessions. Your dog will not be left in a kennel. The dog training sessions will be customized to your needs. Even while in the playgroup our staff will reinforce the behaviors taught in class. Once you pick up your dog you will have the opportunity to meet with the dog trainer and work with your dog on the new commands and behaviors learned. We offer ongoing support via phone or email.

Outside on our spacious grounds, your pet is handled in a positive manner by our trained and experienced staff members who know how to work with the many different personalities and problems of various breeds. From puppies to adult's dogs, this is a good way to intervene before he or she gets a chance to develop some undesirable habits and grows to the point of becoming unmanageable.

To get your dog sign up for our next training session,

contact us directly in Aurora, CO in 303-699-1192.