Behavior Modification

What is it?

The main objective of Behavior Modification is to identify and resolve unacceptable behavioral issues that your dog is exhibiting and modify that behavior.  We use a systematic approach to help your dog un-learn  behaviors by changing the way he reacts to a situation or stimuli (person, thing, animal, etc.). 

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What to expect

Initially, we will focus on what your pup does to determine what is causing the reaction (the “trigger”) and what internal processing is resulting in the unwanted behavior (anxiety, physical response such as fight or flight, etc.).  Once we have identified the triggering event and the internal response, we will then work to change the behavior by addressing the underlying cause.  The goal is not just to temporarily suppress the behavior, but to change it by teaching your dog how he is expected to behave as well as to change his attitude about the trigger.  For instance, if men in hats evoke a fear response we will expose the dog to men in hats and show him that he does not need to be afraid.  By changing how he perceives the trigger, he can let go of the fear in order to behave in an appropriate manner.

Behavior modification is a slow process that requires patience and consistency both in and out of class.  For dogs with learned behavior that must be changed, slow and steady wins the race.

There are many undesirable behaviors our canine friends can exhibit and the training approach will differ slightly for each behavior. Here are some of the most common examples:






Impulse control



Potty training

Leash pulling

Private Classes

All dogs who meet the following criterion are welcome to schedule our private Behavior Modification classes:

Dogs of any size or breed are welcome if they are at least 6 months old

Dogs must be up to date on Rabies, Bordetella, and Dhpp/DA2PP vaccines

No prior training is required

Up to four human family members may attend

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Group classes

All dogs who meet the both private class criterion and the following are welcome to schedule our group Behavior Modification classes:

Dogs of any size or breed are welcome if they are at least 6 months old

All dogs require up-to-date / age appropriate Rabies, Bordetella, Dhpp and Influenza vaccines

No prior training is required

Dogs over 1 year of age must be spayed or neutered

Only one human family member may attend with one dog - no additional humans can attend (even as observers) to prevent unnecessary distraction

How to prepare

There are a number of things you need to do to prepare for your training session:

Comlpete and submit form with additional information (click to get started) ** will create form and add link if this is needed**

Proof of vaccinations must be provided and should be uploaded to PetExec at least 24 hours prior to class

Bring a 4- or 6-foot non-retractable leash

Bring treats to use as rewards during training - should be in sealable bag

Limit food/treats prior to class. This helps ensure your pup is excited for his reward treats while training

Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for outdoors; no open-toed shoes

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Fine Print

Here are the details of your training session purchase:

One-hour private sessions are $100 each

One-hour groups sessions are $75 each

Deposit of 50% is required at time of booking

Cancellations made within 48 hours prior to scheduled session are eligible for a full refund of deposit

Cancellations made within 24 of the scheduled class will receive a 50% refund of the deposit

Cancellations made with under 24 hours prior to the start of class are not eligible for a refund. Deposit may be transferred to another class session.

All sessions offered (private and group) are covered under our insurance policy????

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Daycare Hours

Mon – Fri:  6am – 9pm
Saturday:  6am – 9pm
Sunday:  6am – 9pm

Boarding Hours

Available 24 / 7 / 365

In-Home Services

Available 24 / 7 / 365

Grooming Hours

Monday:  CLOSED
Tues – Sat: 8am – 7pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Contact Us

6350 N Rampart Range Rd
Littleton, CO 80125
720.699.BARK (2275)