Sunrise Dog Training Center offers a wide range of training options for you and your dog. All classes are held at the Sunrise Kennel in our indoor/outdoor training center.
Our talented training team, use their experience and education to produce a dynamic training program that is fun for dogs and the whole family. Our talented training team, under the leadership and guidance of Training Director Colton Johnson, infuse every class and lesson with their passion for dogs and enthusiasm for training.
Thorough understanding of canine behavior, dog psychology and associated principles allow Colton and our other training instructors to identify the proper method in order to effectively train any and all dogs. This approach ensures the desired training results and satisfaction of every customer.
Training can be tailored to deal with the behavior issues of any dog. Our trainers specialize in behavior modification, aggression issues, and socialization. We offer a wide range of training options for you and your dog. All classes are held at the kennel in our indoor/outdoor training center. In order to participate in any training class, dogs must be up-to-date on their vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella (kennel cough vaccine). Records from your veterinarian will be required for verification.
2018 (6 to 8 week) Group Class Schedule
Class How Often Starting Time
Puppy Class* Every Month Sat April 28th Noon
Basic Every Month Wed April 28th 6:00 pm
Intermediate 3 to 4 times/year Mon June 4th 6:00 pm
Sat Oct 6th 1:00 pm
Advanced 1 or 2 times/year Mon June 4th 5:00 pm
* The Puppy class meets with the Basic Class for the first time, then on Saturdays each week thereafter.
Potty Training FREE Phone Consultation
Consultations ____ _____ $25
Puppy Socialization __ _ ____ $20/day
Private Lessons __ _ ____ $75/hr
In-Home Lesson __ _ ____ _ $100/hr
Day Train __ _ ____ $75/90 min
INBOARD TRAINING (fee +boarding)
$1400 - 2 Weeks - Includes Training Collar
Small Dogs - $18/day
Medium Dogs - $20/day
Large Dogs - $22/day
Extra Large Dogs - $25/day
Basic - 8 Weeks __ _ $300
Intermediate - 6 Weeks __ _ $250
Advanced - 6 Weeks _ $250
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CONSULTATIONS - $25
This is a meet and great for your dog, you and me at the Training Center. I show what my techniques and philosophies are and how these are utilized in our Program. We, in addition, take time to discuss what program and level may be best for your dog.
PUPPY SOCIALIZATION- $20 per day
This service is an organized and supervised puppy play time done at our doggie daycare. Puppies will play and be socialized with dogs their size. We will work with behaviors like barking, jumping and biting.
Puppy, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced, all of our classes are 6 to 8 weeks long. You come in 1 time a week for 1 hr with 5-10 other dogs per class.
PUPPY - $300 (8 weeks)
( Must be under 6 months)- Socializing, Biting, Jumping, Barking, Digging, Potty Training and beginning all of our basic commands. Finishing with an AKC Puppy STAR certificate.
BASIC - $300 (8 weeks)
(Must be over 4 months)- This is our most popular class. Working with all behavior issues and all Basic commands. This is done with more distractions and higher expectancy from our dogs than a puppy.
This is a basic obedience course that will get you starting off the right direction with your new pet. Whether it be a new puppy, new dog to the family or your dog just needs basic training. We cover commands like heel (walking on a loose leash ) sit, down, stay, come, off, quiet, settle and leave it. We work with behaviors such as digging, chewing, biting, barking, jumping, separation anxiety, mild forms of aggression as well as any other things you want to address while in the class.
INTERMEDIATE - $300 (6 weeks)
Dogs must have some formal training and be able to respond to all basic commands with distractions. We are working a lot with long line commands and taking field trips to highly distracted environments ( Home Depot, Park etc....).
ADVANCED - $250 (6 weeks)
Dogs must be able to perform all commands in highly distracted environments. Off-Leash training and obstacles.
AGILITY Classes - $250 (6 weeks)
Agility for fun! This is not a competitive class but done with regulated equipment. You come in 1 time per week for 1 hour, but while enrolled in classes you have accesses to our agility yard.
PRIVATE LESSONS - $75 (1-hour lesson)
1 on 1 training designed for you to customize for whatever you want to work on. Lessons are done at the kennel. We have weekdays evenings and weekend appointments available.
IN-HOME LESSONS - $100 (1-hour lesson within Colorado Springs City limits)
We come to your home and customize the training according to your goals. Sessions are 1 hr each.
DAY TRAINING at Sunrise Training Center - 90 Minutes - $75
Have Your dog worked while being boarded or just for the day. This program Gives 1 hr of hands-on training with one of our trainers. Great for maintenance training as well as working with specific commands and behavior. For every 3 days of training, you get a free lesson to review what we have worked on.
The price does not include boarding fees.
DAY TRAINING at Doggie Day Care - $30
Doggie daycare with training, price does not include daycare fees and dogs must be social with other dogs. You drop your dog off at doggie daycare and we train them while they are here. At the end of each week, we work with you on proper communication between you and your dog.
INBOARD TRAINING - $1400 (2 weeks) Includes 2 follow up lessons and the Training Collar
A 2 Week program that is designed to take care of any training and or behavior modification you may need. Dogs have a Minimum of 90 Min Hands-on Training working on all basic commands ( Heel, Sit, Down, Stay, Come, No, Off, Leave IT, Drop it and Place. Additional socializing and holding" Place" for a long duration of time are on top of the 90 min hands on. We also will work with any behaviors ( Jumping, Chewing, Barking, Kennel Training, Overly Excited, Confidence Building, Aggression etc.....).
You will receive an update video of your dog after the first week. On the day of pick up, we go over all training and transfer it over to you. After you have taken your dog home you have 2 follow up lessons to make sure everything is going ok at home. These lessons must happen within a month of you taking your dog home.
The price includes boarding, training, training collar and a go home bath.
About Our Trainers
"I have a passion for dog training, and I specialize in obedience and behavior modification!"
My whole life has been filled with dogs. I was raised in my family's two business kennels offering boarding, training and grooming facilities. My parents had a passion for breeding Old English Sheepdogs and Bouvier Des Flandres, which led me into the training and handling of both breeds.
My wife Heather and I are professional show dog handlers. I have helped condition and train many breeds to top rankings at their perspective National levels.
To highlight my achievements it has been my involvement in helping my parents Douglas and Michaealanne Johnson in breeding the top Old English Sheepdogs in the world and handling many of the breeds greats. We own and bred Ch. Bugaboo's Picture Perfect the top winning OES in the world better known as "SWAGGER".
My passion for dog training for twenty years teaching Basic, Advanced Obedience and teaching owners the skills needed has brought much reward.
I specialize in pet dog training obedience and behavior modification, allowing our pets to enjoy every aspect of a well mannered life.
For more details call for an evaluation.
Tim and Jo Anne Harris
"One basic obedience class for our first Golden Retriever from Doug and Michaelanne Johnson, and we were hooked!"
Over thirty seven years ago we purchased our first Golden Retriever for a family companion / hunting dog. We took our first basic obedience class from Doug & Michaelanne Johnson in the parking garage of the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. One basic obedience class and we were hooked. Training retrievers became a way of life for us.
In the fall of 1992 we began training retrievers full time at our field training facility in Calhan, CO. Our personalized training program has trained over 25 AKC Master Hunters, several Master National Finalists and Master National Hall of Fame dogs. We have trained dogs who have titled and placed in all levels of the AKC Retriever Field Trial program including Amateur Field Champion, Qualified All Age dogs and dogs with Derby points. In 2015 one of our long time clients, of 20 + years, won the 2015 NAGDA National Pheasant Championship and placed 3rd with dogs we trained. In 2016 both these dogs placed in the top four at the NAGDA National Pheasant Championship.
Many of our clients are repeat customers who have been with us for 20 years or more. We are now training dogs for second generations of these families. We have seen these kids grow up to become great young adults & responsible hunters.
Our very small breeding program has produced several AKC Master Hunters, Master National Finalists, Amateur Field Champion, and several confirmation Champions.
We are very honored to be invited to share our love of training dogs with the Johnson family. We hope we can “Unleash” the sport of hunting in you and your dog.
Tim and Jo Anne developed a long-term training plan and provided invaluable insight and an impartial and well-informed evaluation of my dog’s current strengths and weaknesses. Their disciplined training approach has been instrumental in helping me and my dog reach the Master level and most recently contributed to our success in becoming a 2008 & 2009 AKC Master National Finalist.
I can’t say enough good things about Tim & Jo Anne Harris . . . They took the time to find out our needs . . . teaching us important things we hadn’t considered. Over these last couple years, I have become friends with Tim and Jo Anne. Believe me, your dog will get the best training possible, and will be in very caring hands.
Leon A. DVM Elizabeth Animal Hospital
Information About Training Classes
Sunrise Dog Training Center offers a wide range of training options for you and your dog.
Our talented training team, use their experience and education to produces a dynamic training program that is fun for dogs and the whole family. Our talented training team, under the leadership and guidance of Training Director Colton Johnson, infuse every class and lesson with their passion for dogs and enthusiasm for training. Thorough understanding of canine behavior, dog psychology and associated principles allow Colton and our other training instructors to identify the proper method in order to effectively train any and all dogs. This approach ensures the desired training results and satisfaction of every customer.
Training can be tailored to deal with the behavior issues of any dog. Our trainers specialize in behavior modification, aggression issues, and socialization.
Sunrise Dog Training Center offers a wide range of training options for you and your dog. All are held at the kennel in our indoor/outdoor training center. In order to participate in any training class, dogs must be up-to-date on their vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella (kennel cough vaccine). Records from your veterinarian will be required for verification.
Free Evaluation with a trainer is available by appointment to assist in determining the appropriate class for your dog.