Wag Between Barks Clients' showing 
off their SKILLS 
In Durango Colorado 
Feel free to contact us directly with any questions about class schedules

Interested in Nose works?

Inspired by working detection dogs, Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.
Nosework Lab every Thursday 
and Friday...Call for a specific time or drop in

The Classes below will be held at
Durango Dog College
463 Turner Drive Unit 104C. Durango, Colorado.

All classes can be bought on line
using the link below

 Manners Class
Canine Manners Class
This is the foundational Manners class.  If you want to have the kind of dog you can take in public and be a proud parent this is how you get started towards that goal.


Tuesday nights from 5:30-6:30

  • 2/9-3/8
  • 3/15-4/19 (skipping 2/29)
  • 4/26-5/24

Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30 
  • 2/20-3/19
  • 4/9-5/14  (Skipping 4/23)

The classes will be 5 weeks long The 1st class is an orientation with out the dog and may only last 30-45 min.This way I can give you all the information you need, work on some "trainer" skills and fill out paper work with out the dogs being there.
 Class will be $125.00.
Our 1st ever SATURDAY
Therapy Dog class!!!!
Take the basics and refine them! 

Class will include A.K.C. C.G.C test and 3 Therapy dog Visits. $250.00 (for 8 classes)
Saturdays 2/13-3/12 9:00am-10:00am

Manners Level 2
Take the basics and improve on them....earn your A.K.C. C.G.C. at the end of class
2/17-3/16  5:30-6:30
Formally know as Outdoor Manners

Even if you choose not to test this is a great class that will give you and your dogs confidence while walking down town!

Manners 1 is a prerequisite for this class. Manners 2 is suggested but not required

AKC Community Canine

( C.G.C Level 2)

What is AKC Community Canine?

AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program.

As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog's title record at AKC.

The Setting

All skills on the test are tested on leash. The AKC Community Canine (CGCA) test may be done in a class, at shows, in pet stores or in the community. When the test is administered in community settings such as at a business or special event, evaluators must have the necessary approval of the business owners, etc.

While Canine Good Citizen tests are simulations of real world skills, (e.g., dog/handler walks through a "crowd" of evaluators in a ring), the goal of AKC Community Canine is to test the dog's skills in a natural setting. For example, rather than the dog being tested in a ring, in AKC Community Canine, the "walks through a crowd" test item will involve the dog walking through a real crowd at a dog show, on a busy sidewalk, in a therapy dog setting, or at a training club.




Shed Antler dog class

What is Shed Hunting?

Searching the springtime woods for shed deer antlers grows in popularity each year.

Adult male members of the deer family naturally shed their antlers each year after the breeding season when testosterone levels drop, only to grow a new, usually larger, set of antlers beginning in the spring. As more hunters take up interest in actively managing their land for deer, and more people decorate their homes and cabins with antler chandeliers and other antler crafts, the demand for antlers – and the desire to find them – increases.
  • What breed or type of dog will work for shed hunting?

Well, this is a very common question, yep that is why we address it first.  The simplest answer is any dog can hunt shed antlers and be a successful shed dog.  Its our experience with antler dogs that a dog with a desire to retrieve anything will do better than a dog that does not get excited about retrieving, even if that is a ball or a toy.  The dogs with the best potential will want to please their owners by retrieving.  That is why you often see dogs that already hunting for upland or waterfowl do so well is because they already have retrieving built into their blood.  

That being said, if your dog is not a hard core retriever don't let that discourage you.  Any dog can be trained to build up a desire for retrieving and ultimately find shed antlers, it may just take a little longer, which is perfectly OK!

Saturday 4/9-5/14 (Skipping 4/23)

The classes will be from 9:00-10:00 with our Last class on 5/14 being an actual Hunt


 Leash Lungers
Does your dog bark or lung at other dogs on walks? or on leash? Leash Lungers  is your class.

Leash Lungers Fridays will resume in spring

This program is for dogs with mild to moderate “leash reactivity”, meaning that when they see another dog during a walk, they go out of control, barking and lunging at the other dog.

Leash Lungers consists of 5 one hour weekly sessions. The training plan is designed to teach both you and your dog tools to help him learn to be calmer when he sees another dog.  Through careful exposure and the use of training games that effectively help your dog focus on you whenever there is another dog around, you will find that your dog will begin to pay less attention to other dogs during a walk.

Cost $175 (2 trainers and only 4 dogs per class) Classes like this in other cities are usually $300
Mountain Mutt Mondays
start May 23rd

Join us Mondays for a 2-3 hour hike with your dogs and a trainer. 

All dogs must be a Durango Dog College client.

Dogs that are not DDC clients will be asked to pass a compatibility test.

All dogs must be friendly with other dogs.

Learn off leash skills, Focus on owner while distracted and of course RECALL.

WE meet every Monday at different trails.

Please contact us for locations and times.             

259-4455  or durangodogcollege@gmail.com

Private & Personal
In Home Training

Don't see a Class that fits your schedule or would like a more private learning environment.
are for you.
The date and time is set by you! In your home or out in the real world.
Call to schedule your personal
1 on 1 time!
970 946 9116

We Offer AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing 
WE offer a C.G.C Class but if that doesn't fit your schedule,
we also offer it as a private visit too. 
Call us to schedule your testing today!