Nici Stephens, CPDT-KA  Dog Training

Nici Stephens, CPDT-KA Dog Training

5.0(1 review)


The Cultured Companion Dog Training utilizes positive reinforcement methodology to build systems of communication between dog and parent/family, strengthening the bond so that all parties' needs are met. We focus on basic obedience and behavior modification training specialize in training dogs who are rescues, shy, anxious, boisterous, aloof, or misunderstood, as well as mulit-dog households.

I love helping people and their dogs lead happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives together!


Serves Denver , CO

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    Sam K.

    Nici is extremely knowledgeable on how to train dogs. Nici is great with the owner training as well! I was lucky to find her for my Shorkie named Lucy. Lucy is well behaved, wonderful companion and a really good dog. I recommend you work with Nici if you want a well behaved pet. She’s terrific
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    March 22, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    Verbal or written intake questionairre followed by phone or virtual consult.  Once a service is agreed upon I send a summary, invoice and client aggreement contract.

    CPDT-KA Certified

    Certificate in Dog Emotion & Cognition from Duke University

    7 years professional experience training

    20+ years dog care/sitting experience, and lifelong personal experience raising dogs. 

    Private Lessons - In client's home. Initial lesson 90 minutes, subsequent lessons 60-75 minutes.  We begin with one lesson & decide at the end how many we think we need to reach your goals. 

    Single lesson - $100

    3 pack of lessons - $285 ($95 each)

    5 pack of lessons - $450 ($90 each)

    7 pack of lessons - $595 ($85 each) 

    Lessons 8+ available singly at $85 each

    Board & Train - $125/daytime only, additional $25/night for overnights

    8 hour day in my home (daytime only) or overnight.  15 minute check in each day if daytime only. 1 hour follow up included for each 5-7 days of training.  


    Reverse Board & Train - $200/day, additional $25/night for overnights

    8 hour day in dog's home, includes two hour lunch break in middle.  15 minute check in at the close of both am and pm training blocks. 1 hour follow up included for each 5-7 days of training. 

    Boarding without training - $50/day, additional $10/night for overnights  **Available to previous and current training clients ONLY** 

    I shadowed experienced trainers and studied with a large positive reinforecement dog training company. I started assisting classes and grew from there.

    All kinds.  Young, old, families, couples, singles, disabled, and developmentally impaired. 

    There are many styles of dog training - not all are created equal! Find someone who aligns with your morals.  If strengthening your bond with your dog and creating obedience through love and mutual understanding so that the needs of both pet and parent (or family) are equally met is a top priority - seek a positive reinforcemnt trainer.  (R+ for short.)

    What is my lifestyle?
    What are my training concerns?
    How would I like my dog's behavior to look ultimately? (aka What are my training goals?)
    How much time do I have to commit to training?

    What is my dog's background?

    Is my dog dog friendly?  People friendly? Does my dog have seperation anxiety or special needs?

    Services offered

    House Sitting
    Dog Training