Private Dog Training In Colorado Springs

Not A Bully Dog Training offers private, one-on-one dog training in your home for everything from basic obedience to leash reactivity.

How We Can Help Your Dog

We can work with any dog, at any age, any breed and any problem. Some of the more common issues we help with include: 

  • General obedience training and basic commands like: sit, stay, come, down, leave it. 
  • Basic manner with new people and other dogs. 
  • Jumping, pawing or mouthiness.
  • Leash training including pulling or leash reactivity. 
  • General anxiety and anxiety related to specific situations like thunderstorms, fireworks, new people, and more. 
  • Destructive behavior including chewing, scratching, digging, and more. 
  • Aggression towards people including family members.
  • Aggression towards other animals including household cats, dogs, or strange dogs. 
  • Housetraining at any age
  • And more!

Schedule Your Private Dog Training Session

We offer one-on-one training sessions done in the comfort of your home or at our training facility. 


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Meet Your Local Dog Trainer

Zoie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with 12 years of experience training dogs and managing behavior programs in animal shelters throughout Colorado, Nevada, and Wyoming.

Zoie has experience solving common behavior issues like excessive barking, house training issues and more. 

zoie with dog in colorado springs group training class

Frequently Asked Questions About Private Dog Training

Our dog training philosophy is positive reinforcement-based, focusing on encouraging and rewarding good behavior.

We believe in creating a bond of trust and understanding between the dog and the owner. This method is not only scientifically proven to be effective but also promotes a happy and stress-free environment for learning.

As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the CCPDT, we follow the LIMA model of training: Least Intrusive, Minimally Adversive. 

That means we tailor our approach to each dog’s individual personality and needs, ensuring a personalized experience that respects the dog’s natural instincts and intelligence and that the handler is able to effectively use.

We charge $149 per training session. All sessions are completed by a dog trainer with more than 5 years experience and a CPDT-KA certification. 

Our goal is to create communication and understanding that does not rely on tools to control your dog. We teach class on a standard flat collar and leash and use high-value treats and praise to develop understanding and expectation between you and your dog. 

You, particularly your voice, should be the most important influencer for your dog!

Generally, no!

Our years in animal sheltering and working with behaviorally challenged dogs mean that there is little we haven’t seen or are surprised by. 

But we have also seen the impact that training done by an inexperienced trainer can have. So we take our responsibility to you and your dog very seriously. If you are struggling with a behavior we cannot help with, we will refer you to someone who is better equipped to handle the problem.