Colorado Springs

Dog Training Center

Exceptional Training

for Exceptional Companion Dogs

Owner - Pamela Leland KPA CTP, CPDT-KSA,

AKC CGC and Trick Dog Evaluator, Certified Instructor for Freestyle and Rally-Freestyle.

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AKC Trick Dog

New class starts Thursday, 22 September 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

All levels of the AKC Trick Dog program:  Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Performer, and Elite Performer.

Class includes the testing, signed evaluator form, and ribbons. Class size is limited.

In a six-week class, the goal is to have the dog earn their Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced level titles.

Please call for more information.

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Puppy Kindergarten is currently on hold. 

Puppies must be 12  weeks old and must have received their second series of shots as well as deworming.

Classes cover walking on a loose leash, sits, downs, stays, recalls, preparing for vet visits,  bite inhibition, focus, confidence building, and much more.

Class is taught by Pamela Leland KPA CTP, CPDT-KSA.


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Professional Training

Do you have a dog who isn’t getting enough training time? Would you like to improve your dog’s skills and accelerate your dog’s progress? Would it help if your dog went to school a couple of times a week? If so, then consider professional training!

Training can include basic obedience and manners; competition skills for Rally, Obedience, or Rally-Freestyle; tricks; or general training exercises.

For more information on pricing, scheduling, and suitability, please give me a call at 719-499-8294.

Please call a couple of weeks in

advance to reserve a spot.

Puppy is enrolled for six weeks for $165.

Classes are taught 3 times a week and puppies may come to class 3 times a week!   The more training your puppy gets during their adolescence the better! 

True fact: canine brains (limbic system and prefrontal cortex) are not fully formed until around 18 months old so during adolescence they struggle with impulse control.  Training gives them the structure they need to help them through this crazy stage.

Puppies in this class are typically  5 months old and older.  Puppies less than 24 months old are eligible to enroll.

Training focuses on good manners (greeting people and impulse control around other dogs) and basic obedience (sits, downs, stays, recalls) and loose-leash walking.

Class is taught by Pamela Leland KPA CTP, CPDT-KSA.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen Program

The AKC Canine Good Citizen program has three levels:  Basic, Advanced, and Urban.  COSDTC teaches these in progression as the difficulty increases with each level.

The basic CGC class is six-weeks and meets once a week.  Most Therapy Dog programs require the CGC.

The Advanced CGC and Urban CGC classes are five weeks and meet once a week at more challenging locations.  The schedule for CGCA and CGCU rotates and varies.  There are typically more CGCA classes offered than CGCU.

Class sizes are limited.  Enrollment is limited to dogs with previous training.

 Please check the Calendar page or call for the current class schedule.

AKC Canine Good Citizen (Basic, Advanced, and Urban.)  The six-week class is $165 and meets once a week. Class includes the CGC Test and ribbons.   Class size is limited.  The class is taught on a rotating basis so please call for the current class schedule or check the Calendar page.

AKC Trick Dog (all levels.)  This six-week class is $165 and meets once a week. Class includes the testing and ribbons.  Class size is limited.  This class is taught on a rotating basis so please call for the current class schedule or check the Calendar page.

Classes are taught by Pamela Leland KPA CTP, CPDT-KSA.

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Other classes...

Leash Walking Skills

This outdoor class is more than just walking on a leash.  Students learn how to manage the dog around distractions, how to work the dog on both sides, execute side changes, and more.  

This class will give you and your dog the confidence you need to be successful on your daily walk.

Environmental Conditioning

Want to continue working with your dog after all your CGC classes?  

Well, this is the class for you!  Students go to interesting places not typically offered

 in a dog training class.  This class is a "must have" for an Exceptional Companion Dog!

Helper Dog

I created and have taught this class since 2019

This class teaches your dog to be a helper around the house and includes tasks like retrieving items, closing

and opening doors and drawers, bracing, and an advanced level of obedience and manners.

This is not a Service Dog class but it does teach most of the skills used by a Service Dog inside the home.

This class is a "must have" for an Exceptional Companion Dog!

Freestyle & Rally-FrEe!

For competition students only.  These classes are for advanced level dogs.

Call Pamela for details 719-499-8294.

Pamela's Skills Classes

The following classes are unique and driven by student requests.

Check with Pamela to see when the next series will be offered.

Skills & Movement: pivots, backing, and laterals. These skills contribute to the dog's movement in everyday settings

as well as competition sports (obedience, agility, carting.)

Positions: platform work, finding heel, finding front, fixing lagging and

forging in heel, teaching movement on the left and right sides.

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