Dog Training

Dog training

Our private dog training sessions offer many great benefits!

Whether you have a puppy that is still learning the basics or an older dog that's already a pro, our private dog training sessions in Westminster offer many great benefits! Not only will your dog develop better listening skills, but even the simplest tools can help them succeed and feel confident in various situations. With several convenient and customizable training options and packages, our trainer is here to help you and your precious pup!

Private Training Sessions

Our trainer will provide your dog with focused, individualized training attention.

Our trainer will work with you and your canine companion one-on-one to provide your dog with focused, individualized training attention. Private lessons last one hour and can be delivered in a center, at your home, virtually, or in a combination that is convenient for you and suits your individual needs. Email our trainer Kelsey Kuhn at for more information or to schedule a free 15-minute virtual consultation. Once you’ve completed your free consultation, Kelsey will create a training plan to achieve your dog’s behavior goals.

Private training

Private Training Session - Pricing

  • 15-minute Virtual Consultation | FREE

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Puppy Socialization Class

This 7-week class is designed to expose your puppy to new people, dogs, sights, sounds, and smells in a safe environment. You’ll learn how to read your puppy’s body language and how they experience the world. We’ll also go over common puppy issues like mouthing and potty training as well as how to identify appropriate play. Although this is a socialization class and not a training class, you will learn how to train a couple basic behaviors like Sit and Down. 

Offered regularly, check with staff for next start date and to sign up.

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Meet our Trainer Kelsey

Kelsey first caught the training bug in 2006 during her internship at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. Her first training guinea pig was, well, her pet guinea pig, Gracie. That summer, Gracie learned to target, turn in a circle, and station, and Kelsey was hooked. Since then, she has trained over a dozen species across three zoos, plus her dogs, cats, and chickens at home. She took her passion to the next level in March of 2021 by becoming a full-time dog trainer.

Not only does Kelsey enjoy training, she also loves sharing this skill-set with others. She developed a class for gifted middle school students titled "How To Train Your Dragon (Or More Normal Animals)" and later adapted it to create a workshop for Denver Zoo volunteers. Training isn't a secret superpower: Kelsey wants to show you how you too can be a "dog whisperer" and deepen your bond with your pet by playing fun games that set both you and your pup up for success!

Kelsey Dog Trainer

Approach and Philosophy

We take a relationship-based approach to dog training.

At Church Ranch Veterinary Center, we take a relationship-based approach to dog training. This approach blends several training methods, all of which are based on the science of learning theory and supported by decades of research. Our individualized approach to dog training focuses on enhancing the relationship between you and your dog and is customized to meet your needs.

Our Westminster dog trainer uses positive reinforcement training techniques backed by research, and our programs are designed to reduce stress, build confidence, and support a happy, trusting, and healthy relationship between you and your dog.

This approach leads to a deep, meaningful bond and a happy, well-behaved, and confident dog.

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Dog Training in Westminster

With our help, your pup can become the best dog ever. Contact the friendly team at Church Ranch Veterinary Center today to learn more about dog training in Westminster!

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