Amber specializes in a wide variety of training skills, everything from puppy basics to unleashed hiking and so much more. She was voted #1 Dog Trainer in Colorado & #15 Dog Trainer in the USA for 2022
Summit has been the greatest support system and team we could ask for. It is a breath of fresh air to be surrounded by trainers who are compassionate, patient and adaptable. Aspen started training with crippling separation anxiety and overall lack of confidence. I truly thought it would be impossible to be at the place in her training we are now. We did a few groups classes as well as private training and have seen such improvements. Sarah, Amber and the entire team are wise, equipped and driven to make training a comfortable experience. Aspen is now confident, relaxed, attentive to her cues, and so receptive to new training. It means so much that we are able to work on skills such as recall, stays, and reactions using positive reinforcement. We are lucky to have these resources as life long learners. Cannot recommend this enough for fellow rescue pup parents!
I have nothing but good things to say about Summit! I unknowingly adopted a very fearfully reactive dog, and knew I needed professional help. We started working with Angela and couldn't have asked for a better trainer! She was kind, patient, understanding, and most of all, extremely knowledgeable. She gave me the skills necessary to help my dog and I navigate his emotions, and I've seen immense improvements. Helping a reactive dog can be a long road, but even after a couple of months, I can see that what I'm doing is making a massive difference in my dog's behavior. I no longer feel like I'm floundering and failing my dog. Instead, I feel confident enough to know how to handle my dog even in difficult situations and set him up for success. Thank you, Angela, for giving me the confidence and skills to help my dog and give him the best life possible!
I have a lab pup who was biting me incessantly on my legs and arms during our walks. These bites were drawing blood. I tried on my own to correct this behavior but was very frustrated, and finally sent an emergency email to Summit. I had 3 lessons with Shay. My only goal was to have my pup stop biting me. Shay helped me understand my pup's thinking. I implemented what she taught me and in 2 days, 90% of my pup's biting was gone. I was amazed- and it has stayed gone. I started wearing shorts and walking him more because my confidence increased. My other lessons with her involved working on his impulse control and leash walking. What we worked on in class was followed up by her emails with suggestions and other reference materials.I would say that Summit and Shay are well-tuned to puppy behavior and helped change my relationship with my pup from one of frustration to one of confidence.
We are cultivating positive, life-long friendships with dogs using motivational, reward-based training, also known as “positive reinforcement.” She also believes in using scientific learning principles that promote happy humans and happy, healthy dogs. Her online dog courses reflect her passion for training the right way.