Training

Training days are Sunday and Wednesday.  We train on Sundays at 11:00 am and Wednesday evening at 3:00 pm.

If you would like to attend a training session please read Before you Attend a Training Session  and  contact us via the contact page ,


Training Philosophy

We closely follow the training philosophy of Michael Ellis and strongly recommend you watch his Philosophy on Dog Training video.


About our Training Director

Marsha Boggs is a certified training director, and AKC  CGC evaluator. She is our head trainer. She has been training dogs for over 30 years. She has taught numerous dog obedience classes, recall classes, shy and aggressive dog classes, evaluated dogs for placement and performed private consultations.   She has trained  numerous dogs in a variety of venues: AKC conformation,  SV conformation, AKC obedience, rally, Schutzhund/IPO, and tracking.  Marsha is a member of the United Schutzhund Clubs of America‘s  Schutzhund 3 club.

Marsha has been  training director and president  of several clubs for over 25 years.  She  is active in the communities where she lives educating public on dog related issues and helping communities craft responsible dog ordinances   The ordinances Marsha help craft for Los Alamos County, NM were lauded by the AKC in their Jul/Aug 2006 issue of,  Taking Command as an example of reasonable animal control ordinances.  She has counseled other people working in their communities to create similar ordinances. Marsha has worked with Parks and Recreation departments to recognize dog sports are the same as other sports and should be afforded the same privileges.  She has also counseled other clubs in how they can work within their community to be able to use public greenspace for dog related activities.

Marsha is a member of UScA, AWMA, USMRA, and the DVG.   Endeavor Working Dog Club, which she founded, and Ouray Working Dog club.  She is a certified Director of Training, and a AKC CGC Evaluator. Marsha continuously studies the latest theories in dog training and attends dozens of seminars to continue her learning.

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Marsha Boggs, certified DOT, AKC CGC Evaluator, as well as a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, IACP