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“Thank you!! We’re honored to celebrate serving the dog lovers of the Roaring Fork, Vail and Eagle Valley’s since 1986.”



The Canine Country School, LLC was founded in 1986 and has successfully trained over 1,000 dogs from across the nation. We offer humane, loving methods in dog training using a unique and practical approach. Skilled and certified* professional trainers work to give you the support and knowledge you need to successfully develop a well behaved, socially acceptable best friend.

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The Canine Country School is located near Gypsum, Colorado on a ranch at the foot of the Flat Tops Wilderness area where the lazy Colorado River extends its bank for nearly a mile. This is the place where the sun kisses snow covered plateaus while the soft gurgle of running water soothes the soul. Our large, grassy fields are the ideal place for exciting agility courses and tranquil dog walks and dog training; BLM borders the property on three sides, so if our 6 acres isn’t big enough for your dog’s adventure with us, we have thousands of acres out our back door. Ute Indian trails dating back over a century criss-cross their way up the bluff while several other Jeep and hiking trails resonate from our fertile river valley. This truly is an enchanting location for the best dog training you can get!

Although your dog will thank you for setting him up with such serene natural surroundings, he’ll especially love you for choosing a dog training program that believes he’s also part of the family. Our cozy complex has housing that’s realistic, comfortable, safe and inviting. Your best friend won’t miss the chain link kennel with cold cement floors found at other training facilities, because he’ll be busy cuddling with his very own Key Comfort Person, in a real in-home environment anytime he’s not busy learning, playing or resting. Sleeping in the same room with his special person will ensure that he feels loved 24 hours a day thus increasing his educational experience!

We focus on a broad spectrum of behaviors including: basic obedience, competitive obedience, petiquette, tracking, performances, problem solving, tricks and much more! The Canine Country School, LLC offers group classes, private lessons and in-home boarding and training. They always emphasize a fun, loving environment in which your dog has an optimum opportunity for success. Find out why the local veterinarians and dog owners rely on the Canine Country School, where we have training you can trust, for a dog you can be proud of!

* Certification is provided by the CCPDT (Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers), a nationally recognized industry organization.

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Terena Thomas, CPDT-KA
Head Trainer
14503 Colorado River Road
Gypsum, CO 81637
Phone: 970-524-TRAIN (8724)


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