6801 W. 117th Ave. Unit F3, Broomfield, CO 80020

ABOUT US

Meet the members of our training team.

Our Mission

At Rocky Mountain Dog Training, our mission is to teach leadership and team driven skills and handling techniques that are sensitive to both the human and canine needs. We offer pet dog training, therapy dog prep, behavior modification and tricks training We are solutions driven, positive reinforcement style trainers who focus heavily on motivation and having fun, no matter how serious the behavior, our goal is to make this experience rewarding for both you and your dog. 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.

Rocky Mountain Dog Training - Owner, Julie Parker

Julie Parker - Owner, Trainer

Following 17 years of volunteer work in shelters and rescues, Julie wanted to get on the preventative end of the spectrum. Dog training has been her focus to that end since 2008, and she specializes in pet dog training, puppy socialization, and leash reactivity. Julie initially completed schooling through the IPDTA, and is currently working toward earning her CTC at The Academy for Dog Trainers, an advanced, highly prestigious program for dog training professionals.

Julie founded Rocky Mountain Dog Training in 2009 with the goal of providing her community with science-backed, humane training solutions focused on prevention and behavior change while protecting the dog's temperament. She enjoys hiking, ping pong, crafts, and spending time with her spouse Ray and their dogs Marshall, Dexter, Midge and Aiden.

Mary Angilly - Trainer CTC, CPDT-KA

Mary’s dedication to helping dogs inspires her work on a daily basis. She is committed to reward-based, force-free training and streamlining the training process for dogs and their families. She most enjoys helping fearful and reactive dogs to be more relaxed and comfortable in the world.   Mary has a wealth of experience helping families and dogs, initially as an Animal Care and Adoption Counselor, and then as the Adoption Center Supervisor at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). She has also worked as a veterinary technician. In 2015, she moved from Boston to Boulder, to pursue her passion for training and behavior at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Training and Behavior Center.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology from Northeastern University, with a concentration in behavioral course offerings. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and has her Certificate in Training and Counseling from Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers.   In her free time, Mary enjoys skiing, climbing, running, and playing soccer. You may see her out on the trails with 5-year old Buster, her newly adopted Chow/Akita mix!

Rocky Mountain Dog Training - Mary Angilly - Trainer CTC, CPDT-KA
Rocky Mountain Dog Training - Mary Angilly - Trainer CTC, CPDT-KA

Mary Angilly - Trainer CTC, CPDT-KA

Mary’s dedication to helping dogs inspires her work on a daily basis. She is committed to reward-based, force-free training and streamlining the training process for dogs and their families. She most enjoys helping fearful and reactive dogs to be more relaxed and comfortable in the world.   Mary has a wealth of experience helping families and dogs, initially as an Animal Care and Adoption Counselor, and then as the Adoption Center Supervisor at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA). She has also worked as a veterinary technician. In 2015, she moved from Boston to Boulder, to pursue her passion for training and behavior at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Training and Behavior Center.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology from Northeastern University, with a concentration in behavioral course offerings. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and has her Certificate in Training and Counseling from Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers.   In her free time, Mary enjoys skiing, climbing, running, and playing soccer. You may see her out on the trails with 5-year old Buster, her newly adopted Chow/Akita mix!

Rocky Mountain Dog Training - Beth Sautins, Trainer

Beth Sautins - Trainer

A lifelong dog enthusiast, Beth loves to help dogs and people live happily together. She focuses on presenting the best advice on dog training that is easy to understand and put into practice. ​ Beth is passionate about motivating dogs to learn, and using creative techniques to make training enjoyable for people and dogs! ​ At the same time, Beth is super-geeky and is fascinated by the science of animal learning. Her approach to dog training uses proven scientific concepts and the latest research.

Beth is continuing her education at the prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, one of the most rigorous, advanced programs in dog behavior and training in the world.   When not working, Beth likes to cook, make art, and spend time outdoors. But mostly she loves spending time with her husband Andy and two senior coonhounds, Nathan & George.

Valarae Cothren - Training Assistant

Val caught the training bug when she came through classes as a student in 2013 and has continued to grow her skills, eventually joining the RMDT family in a support position. Val primarily assists in group classes, puppy socialization and keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes at the facility.

Rocky Mountain Dog Training - Valarae Cothren, Training Assistant
Rocky Mountain Dog Training - Valarae Cothren, Training Assistant

Valarae Cothren - Training Assistant

Val caught the training bug when she came through classes as a student in 2013 and has continued to grow her skills, eventually joining the RMDT family in a support position. Val primarily assists in group classes, puppy socialization and keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes at the facility.

Testimonials

Julie and the gang have saved us! Just when you think you can't do it anymore Julie gives you the tips, courage and support to keep with puppy training. She has helped us turn our Hattie into a great dog. I would recommend her to anyone and will continue to sign up for on-going classes! Thanks Julie you rock!

Alisa T., Broomfield, CO

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