Private Training + Group Obedience

Enrollment: $1100

Available only to previous alumni and puppy preschool graduates.

Teach your dog to focus on you and respond attentively to your requests! We offer a hybrid program of four private lessons, followed by a group obedience class.  While private lessons incorporate obedience, they are customized for your dog’s specific needs. You and your trainer will discuss priorities and training goals during your dog’s first session. Lessons are 50-60 minutes at our facility, with one of the four lessons at your home. Private training is offered for obedience 1 and 2, and behavior programs.

OBEDIENCE 1, on-leash

Dogs 6 months & older

  • 4 private lessons, 50-60 minute sessions, three of the four are at our facility at 1295 South Jason Street in Denver.  One lesson is at your home (if you live within a 25-minute drive of the facility).
  • Homework between lessons.
  • Group Classes: 1 group obedience class after completing private lessons.
  • Scheduling. We book private lessons nearly every day of the week. (If you have a vacation planned, we will navigate around your schedule.)  Group classes are Saturdays from 2:30pm-3:30pm.  Join the fun at 1295 S Jason Street, Denver.

Obedience skills start with food and praise to motivate learning. Then, we teach your dog to yield to pressure – much like a couple’s dance.  One party leads, the other follows.  Upon completion, your dog will receive a pass to group classes, for the sake of working around other dogs and people.  Group classes are held at 1295 South Jason Street, in Denver on Saturdays at 2:30pm.

OBEDIENCE 2, off-leash

$660 (3 lessons, current or past clients)

Teach your dog to come while off-leash and untethered! Pavlov’s off-leash program is a hybrid of traditional and motivational training. Read about our dog training approach here.  Training begins in safely enclosed outside spaces and progresses to off-leash areas.

Prerequisites for the Off-Leash Program:

  • Completion of obedience 1 (be it with Pavlov or another professional obedience program.)
  • Owners who are willing to tell their dog “No” and enforce it
  • A quality remote electronic collar (e-collar), specifically the EZ Educator. Quality e-collars generally costs between $220-$280.

Pavlov uses low-level stimulation electronic collar training to teach your dog how to respond to subtle sensations. This will allow you to communicate with your dog remotely, even if he’s chasing a squirrel towards a busy street. This is not shock training of yesteryear, which used e-collars solely to give high-level corrections. If you have yet to learn this modern, humane way of using an e-collar, we look forward to showing you how it can be done while leaving your dog joyful and SAFE off-leash.

Behavior Programs

$1300 (5 lessons).  Aggression, reactivity, and emotional challenges are considered behavior programs.  In addition to addressing the specific behavior challenge, it also includes on-leash obedience, followed by a group class.


Below is a sample of obedience and self-control skills we can help with:

  • Sit / Stay
  • Down / Stay
  • Responding to name
  • Introduction to coming-when-called
  • No (Stop that)
  • Walking politely on the leash
  • Politely greeting guests
  • Respecting personal space
  • Staying off of prohibited areas
  • Coming when called off-leash


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