Who We Are
At Rocky Mountain Dog Training, our mission is to foster the bond between people and pets by teaching team-driven skills and handling techniques that are sensitive to both human and canine needs. We offer pet dog training, therapy dog prep, private training, and tricks training. We are solutions driven, force-free and positive reinforcement style trainers who focus heavily on motivation and having fun. No matter what your level of dog handling experience is, our goal is to make this experience rewarding for everyone. We strive to build communication skills for mutual understanding between you and your dog, provide quick installation methods of basic skills, and focus on prevention and/or modification of undesirable behaviors.
Julie Parker (CTC, CPDT-KA, FDM)
OWNER, TRAINER, BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT
Julie has completed schooling in Canine Correspondence Studies, graduated with honors from The Academy for Dog Trainers, an advanced, highly prestigious program for dog training professionals, earning her CTC and also holds a Certification in Professional Dog Training - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Counsel for Pet Dog Trainers (CCPDT). Recently, her interest in ethology has grown and she has completed her Family Dog Mediation (FDM) certificate. Her latest interest is neurobiology where much of her continuing education efforts are focused these days.
Julie founded Rocky Mountain Dog Training in 2009 with the goal of providing her community with efficient, well-vetted and humane training solutions and in her words, "to make Broomfield a better place for dogs." She volunteered in rescues and shelters for 17 years prior to becoming a trainer and draws inspiration from her experiences there as often the things that render dogs homeless are preventable. She works tirelessly to provide families with tools and training to ensure lifelong success in their relationships with their dogs. Her focus is on early prevention of behavioral problems and long term behavioral wellness. She is a field expert in early puppy development and currently teaches in our group programs, puppy day school program, and works on business development projects behind the scenes. She is not currently taking private training clients. Julie enjoys ping pong, studying mycology, agility with her dog Speck! Nosework with her dog Crispin and taking walks with her elderly dog Midge.
Christine is one of our Puppy Day School Leads. A Colorado native, she is owned by her wirehaired dachshunds who introduced her to the world of dog sports. She trains, shows, and titles her dogs in multiple venues including conformation, agility, field work, earthdog, rally, and tracking. She has a strong background in applied training skills and brings her vast depth of knowledge to the Puppy Day School program.