Dawn Kairns Dog Training

Private Training for Dogs of All Ages

Make learning fun for you and your dog with all positive reinforcement training methods

Hi, I’m Dawn. My mission as a dog trainer is to help you and your best friend build a strong, special bond, and to keep dogs in their homes and out of shelters. My mission is born out of my lifelong love of dogs, from working with dogs in the behavior modification program in the Boulder Humane Society Training and Behavior Department, and from raising/training a service dog pup.

Does Your Dog or Puppy:

  • Have poor manners at home or in public?
  • Jump on visitors in your home or in public?
  • Pull forward on the leash while walking?
  • Bark too much?
  • Become overly excited?
  • Have accidents in your house?
  • Destroy things in your home?
  • Come reliably when you call?

I can help you with:

  • New puppy in your home
  • Crate Training
  • House Training
  • Basic Obedience & Manners (sit, down, wait, stay, leave it, loose leash walking, come, heel)
  • Resource Guarding
  • Body Handling
  • Distraction Training
  • Body Language
  • Relaxation Training

Dawn with Chili, a service-dog-in-training

Please email or call me to set up your FREE 30 minute phone appointment to discuss your training goals and set up a plan for you and your dog/puppy.

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What an amazing puppy trainer! Dawn Kairns worked with my new pup, Toby and helped so much.  She has so much patience and such a calm demeanor with animals.  Dawn was always available to answer questions I had and give advise as Toby grew and developed into a well behaved pet.  No matter what issue, from biting to jumping to nibbling on house plants, Dawn had lots of ideas and things to try.  I would highly recommend her as a trainer for your new puppy!“—Maureen Cochran

“Dawn was a real blessing for me and my dog, Lili. She has lots of ideas and taught me things I would have never thought of myself. And I’m happy she left us with some written instructions. She teaches with loving kindness, and my puppy and I learned a lot from her that is helping to make her a welcomed dog wherever she goes.” —Evie Cohen

Dawn is patient and knowledgeable. Our dog loves her. Her suggestions are easy to understand and she is very pleasant to work with. Highly recommend.“—Sue Baer

COST:  $40 per hour.

LOCATION:  Boulder, Lyons, Longmont, Louisville or Lafayette to be determined during our phone consultation.