Pack In Harmony Dog Training And Behavior

Pack In Harmony Dog Training And Behavior

5.0 (5)
2 hires on HomeGuide
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

I offer a unique approach to your relationship with your dog. I show you step by see how to create lasting behavior changes that improve you and your dog's life for the better.  I service the Denver, Boulder and surrounding areas. I have worked with hundreds of dogs and families  and have successfully completed Training Cesar's Way, led by Cesar Millan, "The Dog Whisperer". 

I enjoy working with families and their dogs and seeing the joy during and after training.  I offer in home training programs, board and train and day training in my in home facility in Thornton.  

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Denver, CO 80233
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Sherrie Byrd Mayotte

    Jessica at Pack In Harmony was the exact trainer we needed for our 17 month old Aussie and our 11 year old Aussie. I reached out to Jessica after becoming so frustrated and embarrassed by my dogs behavior. Could not walk them together or have company over without the younger one going crazy. I love Cesar Milan’s philosophy and Jessica was the only trainer I contacted. She replied immediately and we had our first session within the week. She gave me the tools I needed to be the best pack leader both dogs needed. And the results were immediate! Now after 3 sessions I can walk both dogs (3 miles today), meet and greet other dogs, have calm dogs even when the doorbell rings or someone knocks on the door and enjoy friends and family with calm submissive dogs. We can take them out to our favorite dog friendly stores and restaurants! I am eternally grateful for Jessica, her kindness and her guidance. My life (and my dogs lives) are once again in harmony.

  • Karyn Fowler

    Jessica has been amazing in training both myself and my little Toy Aussie puppy during the trying times of a pandemic. Every session together was super interesting. She has a wealth of knowledge around dog psychology and has such an amazing calm demeanor. Jessica imparts so much greatinformation. and gives great homework. I enjoyed every session with her and my pup has massively grown in confidence and has such joy in learning. I highly recommend Pack in Harmony Training.

  • Sherrie Byrd Mayotte

    Jessica at Pack In Harmony was the exact trainer we needed for our 17 month old Aussie and our 11 year old Aussie. I reached out to Jessica after becoming so frustrated and embarrassed by my dogs behavior. Could not walk them together or have company over without the younger one going crazy. I love Cesar Milan’s philosophy and Jessica was the only trainer I contacted. She replied immediately and we had our first session within the week. She gave me the tools I needed to be the best pack leader both dogs needed. And the results were immediate! Now after 3 sessions I can walk both dogs (3 miles today), meet and greet other dogs, have calm dogs even when the doorbell rings or someone knocks on the door and enjoy friends and family with calm submissive dogs. We can take them out to our favorite dog friendly stores and restaurants! I am eternally grateful for Jessica, her kindness and her guidance. My life (and my dogs lives) are once again in harmony.

  • Karyn Fowler

    Jessica has been amazing in training both myself and my little Toy Aussie puppy during the trying times of a pandemic. Every session together was super interesting. She has a wealth of knowledge around dog psychology and has such an amazing calm demeanor. Jessica imparts so much greatinformation. and gives great homework. I enjoyed every session with her and my pup has massively grown in confidence and has such joy in learning. I highly recommend Pack in Harmony Training.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

During the first session, I ask for the customer's goals and work on an issue of concern.  Depending on what we feel is the best route, we agree on a training program. 

Puppy Board & Train: The board & train program includes a first meeting, the initial session, where we assess and begin training. We go over your goals for you and your dog and we make a plan to create the results you want, set a date for drop off. Half payment is due at the first session and the remainder due at drop off. I provide daily text/video updates when training, so you’ll see what we are working on and the progress we are making. If you prefer, we can also Facetime (or another video call service) so you can see the training in real time. At pick up, we’ll go over what we have worked on and will meet again the following week. For the 3 day option, we start with a meeting and one follow up session. Full payment due at meeting. All follow up sessions happen at pick up.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I’ve successfully completed Training Cesar's Way- Fundamentals of Dog Training and Behavior 1 at the Dog Psychology Center. The program was headed by world renowned dog behaviorist, Cesar Millan (aka the Dog Whisperer). I've also had the opportunity to shadow two dog trainers in NYC and Denver and have taken a dog psychology course. Running a dog rescue has helped me in learning the interactions between dogs and how to resolve issues. I am a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). 

Fearful/Feral Dog Workshop at the Animal Welfare Coalition of Northeastern New Mexico led by dog behaviorist Nelson Hodges

Dog's Drives Workshop at BlackPaw training facility, Colorado led by dog behaviorist Brian Agnew

I've also had the opportunity to shadow two dog trainers in NYC and Denver and have taken a dog psychology course. Running a dog rescue has helped me in learning the interactions between dogs and how to resolve issues.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Now through the end of August, I am offering training sessions priced at $120.  We'll meet at a park and begin training with your dog.  I will show you exercises you can continue at home to help with your dog's behavior. 

Skype/FaceTime sessions, $95

Puppy (under 6 months) Board & Train, $425 for three days, two nights

$985 for one week

$1,735 for two weeks

Day Training in My Home, $835

I work one on one with your dog, without owner present, during a work week, 8 days, 6 hours each day, M-Thurs.  This program is great for busy owners.  Includes a follow up session at pick up.

Weekly Sessions:

During the first session, $170, we discuss your goals and work on an exercise with your dog. By the end of the session, we come up with a program that best fits your needs. Training programs take place in my home, your home or public park.

3 sessions, $490 or one-three hour session

5 sessions, $760

Puppy training program for pups under 6 months:

5 sessions, $695


How did you get started in this business?

I started walking dogs years ago in NYC then moved to Denver where I ran a dog rescue while still walking dogs. I've struggled with my German Shepherd's anxiety that resulted in leash reactivity and bites to people and dogs. After seeking help from a trainer and working on myself, I was able to work with my dog and learned tremendously over the years by working with dogs and shadowing dog trainers in Denver and NYC.


What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked with a variety of customers who needed help with puppy training, basic obedience and behavior modification.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I've worked with a dog that was anxious walking around the busy streets of New York. She wanted to get away and was terrified of walking on grates as well as stairs. In less than a week, she gained some confidence and overcame these obstacles and now enjoy visits at a nearby doggy daycare (she was bullied by another dog during her first visit).


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

My advice would be to visit the provider's website to see what they do, view videos of their work and ask questions.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Questions customers should think through are the goals they'd like to achieve with their dog.