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Your dog is your best friend. Give them the training they deserve.

Positive, Force-Free

Training

We use only modern, science-based methods that are proven to be effective training tools. No pain or fear—just fun.

The Right Approach

for Any Dog

From puppies who need basic obedience to adult dogs with problem behaviors, we provide training to meet almost any need.

Individualized

Training Plans

Get quicker results and a more rewarding experience. We’ll get to know you and your dog, and design custom training plans just for you.

Dog Training Services

Whether you need help with a behavior problem or just want to review the basics, we’ve got you covered.

Private Training Sessions

Everyone needs some one-on-one attention sometimes. We’ll design a training plan specific to your goals (and your dog). Then we’ll teach you how to work through that plan, step by step. No need to leave home for these sessions—we’ll come to you or meet you in an outdoor space.

Group Classes

If your dog needs to practice focus and self-control in the face of distractions, ask us about Control Unleashed. It’s a small group class perfect for shy, reactive, or out-of-control dogs who might benefit from a controlled group environment.

Nose Work

Teach your dog to follow their nose with our in-person or virtual Nose Work classes. Nose Work is a fun, exciting dog sport that anyone can join. It’s a fantastic outlet for extra energy in active dogs and builds confidence in shy or fearful dogs. Dogs and owners of almost any age or ability are welcome.

Virtual Training

Prefer to get your one-on-training online? No problem! We offer virtual consulting sessions and training bundles for your convenience. As an added bonus, you’ll get a recording of each session to review as many times as you need.

Our canine clients give us two paws up!

Here’s what their humans have to say:

Patrice is a wonderful dog trainer, who has been an immense help to us in training our big puppy. Although we have had several large

Bob and Ester Matheson

In Good Paws was able to help my boisterous, loud, too-smart-for-her-own-good teenage cattle dog learn how to settle and relax – even in public! Patrice

Aly Jabrocki

Patrice is the BEST!  If you want someone who is incredibly patient and thorough in working with you and your dog, Patrice is the trainer

Joanne & Ted

I contacted Patrice to work with my dog Roo and me after some unfortunate and scary encounters with loose dogs in our neighborhood.  I wanted

Janine D’Anniballe

We have tried several dog trainers over the past 15 years and Patrice Kuiken of Good Paws Dog Training is outstanding in the field.  Her

Theo Dierks

My dog Lena and I completed the Control Unleashed class with Patrice and In Good Paws Dog Training. The entire experience was fantastic. Patrice is

Emily Witt

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Proudly serving Colorado dog guardians in Thornton, Brighton, Northglenn, Ft. Lupton, Hudson, and Keenesburg, as well as select parts of Westminster, Broomfield, Erie, Arvada, and Denver.