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



Meet the Training Team


Our Mission

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)

Owner, Trainer

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).

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 an expert in puppy development and currently teaches in our group programs, puppy socialization and works on business development projects behind the scenes. She is not currently taking private training clients. Julie enjoys hiking, ping pong, and spending time with her spouse Ray and their dogs Marshall, Dexter, Midge and Aiden.



Mary is committed to force-free, evidence-based training. She most enjoys helping fearful and reactive dogs learn to be more comfortable in the world and here at RMDT assists on the bulk of our behavioral cases and leash reactivity classes.

Mary spent several years working as an Animal Care and Adoption Counselor, then Supervisor at the Massachusetts SPCA before relocating to Boulder in 2015 to pursue her passion for dog training and behavior at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Training and Behavior Center. She has also worked as a veterinary technician and in animal welfare legislation for the HSUS.

Mary holds a BS 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. When she is not working privately with clients, Mary also works as a Professional Behavior Responder for the ASPCA's Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, climbing, running, and playing soccer. You might see her out on the trails with Buster, her adopted Chow/Akita mix!



Val caught the training bug when she came through classes as a student in 2013 and became fully obsessed with the study of animal behavior. Valarae's primary focuses are group classes and puppy socialization both as lead and assistant. She assists with our Reactive Rover classes, works privately with our puppy clients, and just generally helps RMDT to run like a well oiled machine!


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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