Canine Behavioral Specialists
Serving Colorado Springs, Denver, Castle Rock, Parker & Pueblo
Jill is certified through and a Professional member of The International Association of Canine Professionals.
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Jill Haffley is a Dog Behavior Expert and a Professional Trainer
Jill is the most patient, confident, and successful trainer I have ever met. I can see that she really cares for each pet that comes to her. To this day, when my dog needs a brush-up on behavior, all she has to do is see Jill and she is right back on track.
We support the National Mill Dog Rescue, the Pikes Peak Humane Society, and 4 Paws Rescue, Inc. We give 10% back to those rescues for every dog we see that comes from them! Please consider adopting!
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"If you think dogs can't count,
try putting 3 dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido two of them."
Seven Week Beginners Obedience
One Hour each Week
Now taking names for our next class
Jill is invaluable to 4 Paws Rescue. She is always available to help us fix the "problem issues" some of our fosters come with, and there is no challenge too big for her. If you listen and follow Jill's process, you will have a balanced dog in no time! Every story is a success story. Failure is not an option for this trainer!
-Nicole T with 4 Paws Rescue
I am the proud owner of 7 dogs who charge the front door when the door bell rings. Jill came to my house for a training session and within 15 minutes she had all 7 dogs backing away from the door at the sound of the bell. It was quite amazing and she is quite the trainer! I then enrolled my out of control French Bulldog in Jillís obedience class. Her skills were invaluable and her techniques were positive and effective. I had doubts about my dog being able to learn the basic commands but she did! I would highly recommend Jill as a trainer for any breed of dog and any type of problem.
Six Week Puppy Kindergarten
One Hour per Week
Do you want Private Lessons in Your Home?
Visits are about an hour depending on the issue(s).
Please call or email us if you would like more information!
||Basic Commands such as Sit, Stay, Heel, Down & Come
||Emphasis on Correcting Behavioral Issues
||Educating Owners on How to Better Understand Their Dogs
||Must be at Least Four Months Old and Fully Vaccinated
Should you miss a class, no worries...
We can make it up at your convenience.
Intermediate/Advanced Obedience - Six Week Training Course
Beginning April 26, 10-11am
Now taking names for our next class. This is for both beginners and intermediate/advanced classes.
Puppy & Dog Course Education
Beginning April 26, 11-12am
||Our Main Focus is Socialization
||Introduction to Basic Commands
||All Puppies Must be 12-22 Weeks Old and be Fully Vaccinated
||Refinement of All Commands Such as Sit, Stay, Heel, Down & Come
||Emphasis on Correcting Behavioral Issues such as Biting, Chewing and Jumping
||Educating Owners on how to Better Understand Their Dog
||More Distractions are added and there is a Focus on Finishing
||A Big Focus on Off-Leash Components
A professional member of and a Certified Dog Trainer through the International Association of Canine Professionals and an AKC STAR Puppy and Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Jill initially focused on the obedience side of dog training, but then quickly developed an interest in understanding why dogs behave the way they do. An avid trainer for nearly two decades, Jill has learned a variety of methods and philosophies regarding dog training and behavior modification, with an emphasis on pack behavior. A student of dog psychology, it is through her observations, awareness, and first-hand experience that she is able to devise formulas to help dogs and their owners. Jillís hundreds of hours of study and hands-on dog training allow people, and ultimately the dogs themselves, to put their trust in her. ďI succeed at rehabilitating and re-socializing dogs.Ē
At Canine Behavioral Specialists, we treat every dog as if he were our own. Maybe you have a new puppy who needs to learn the fundamentals or an older dog who needs a bit of fine tuning. Regardless of situation, we can help. We are different than other dog training organizations because we add the behavioral aspect to each training course, as it is best to work the whole dog, not just one aspect. No behavior is too difficult that it cannot be addressed or corrected.
No matter what the breed, age, or issue, we can help!
Better Dog Training through Dog Psychology
The Pack Mentality
One of the most fundamental aspects of canine psychology is the idea of the pack. Your dog will, to some degree or another, compare himself in the same way with the human members of your family and with any other animals in your house. However, while your dog may be totally dependent upon you for shelter and sustenance, he could still come to see himself as a superior member of your family pack if you arenít careful. Due to his natural tendencies to respect only those with a higher ranking than himself, this can make training and behavior modification practices extremely difficult, but I believe all dogs can be rehabilitated and trained.
We have a monthly pack walk that meets the first Saturday of every month at 2 pm. Please bring your best pal and join us for an afternoon walk within scenic parks and open spaces around town. All are welcome - even if you don't have a dog with you!
Places differ from month to month, so if you'd like to join us, please call us at 719-896-0362 or email us for more information!
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