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Star Dog Training Denver2020-01-10T02:59:20-07:00

We Take Pride in What We Do for You
& Your Best Friends

Star Dog Training is carrying on the two-decade legacy of Wag & Train in the Denver Metro area.

Meet Star Dog Owner, Judy Borsheim 

Judy Borsheim, MS, VSPDT, specializes in aggression, anxiety, and behavior problems.

Judy has been helping people and their dogs live happier lives together since 2012. Her goal in working with people and dogs is to go beyond teaching basic obedience and give people “Aha!” moments that unveil a dog’s perspective and how to channel it to calm a dog down, motivate it to listen, discourage problem behaviors, and encourage preferred behaviors.

In attaining her master’s degree in Canine Life Sciences at Bergin University, Judy studied under various well-known, influential people in animal behavior, psychology, ethics, genetics, and evolution – all with a focus on dogs. This is the only masters program of its kind in the United States.

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Specializing in Aggression and Anxiety

We all love our dogs, but sometimes their behavior can drive us crazy. Are you unsure how to teach your dog basics like recall and leash walking?

Does your dog:

  • Behave badly in public or around guests?
  • Have selective listening or just not seem to understand you?
  • Pull on walks?
  • Destroy belongings when you’re away?
  • Mark or have accidents in the home?

We can help! Feeling frustrated, embarrassed, angry, or even sad and stressed about your dog’s behavior is common. At Star Dog Training, we start by creating positive relationships between people and their dogs. From there, we have years of experience opening lines of communication to help people and dogs understand each other. So whether your dog is just a little rough around the edges or practically a wild animal, we can help!

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Testimonial

Judy has done an amazing job with our two labs. She has been able to show that old dogs can learn new tricks and younger dogs can be trained to behave. She has even managed to train us humans as well. I highly recommend!

Jennifer Gruber Tanaka

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I have worked alongside Judy for 7 years, and I highly recommend her for dog training. She uses only positive reinforcement/reward-based training and truly focuses on the individual needs of each dog. Sara is also a wonderful trainer!

Kari Bastyr

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A very positive experience from puppy socialization classes to obedience training. We worked with Judy who was very patient, knowledgeable and informative. She made training easy and fun using positive reinforcement and the result is a very well behaved puppy. I would highly recommend Wag & Train.

Linda D. (San Francisco, CA)

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Wag & Train was the best thing we did for our dog! I love how they use "positive training" and we learned how to correctly communicate with our dog! I would highly recommend them for training or rehabilitating your dog.

Kristen K. (Littleton, CO)

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Rufus gives Judy 5 WOOF'S! She was absolutely amazing to help my human better communicate with me by understanding my anxiety and stress. She also has lots of yummy treats for me and I love treats!

Family of Rufus

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Judy helped with a custom training plan for our 2.5 year old border collie mix, Elbert, that had some issues with anxiety and needed some general manners training. She did much more than just get us a training plan - she really developed a relationship with our dog and asked comprehensive questions to understand him completely. She recommended things to aid in training that have shown huge benefits in a short period of time. She is an absolutely wonderful adviser and has helped us so much with Elbert. We'll definitely be consulting with Judy in the future as our pup family grows!!!

Eddie and Laura

from Email

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My husband and I always looked forward to classes!

My husband and I always looked forward to classes!

Judy with Wag & Train is fantastic! She is extremely knowledgeable and very patient with puppies (& people!). Our puppy, Barley, started in her socialization classes when he was 8 weeks old and just graduated from Good Dog Grade School. Barley has grown leaps and bounds with Judy’s guidance and weekly “funwork”. My husband and I always looked forward to...
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Good Dog Grade School-Great insight how dogs process real life situations

 We loved the Good Dog Grade School class! It was great to get an insight into how dogs process real life situations and how that knowledge can ease tensions. My dog and I responded well to Judy's style that stressed positive interaction with all participants in the class. Judy explained the behaviors and how the training would improve the interactions between dog...
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Puppy Class Extras – Excess Puppy Energy and Mouthiness

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Puppy Class Extras – Understanding Dominance

Puppy Class Extras – Understanding Dominance

What Dominance Is: My dog wants to lead on walks: he's dominant.   My dog growls when I approach her bone: she's dominant.  My dog growls at other dogs: he's dominant.  Dogs that hump other dogs or toys are dominant.  Which of those statements is true?  You may be surprised to learn that dominance has little bearing in any of those...
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Dogs and children can have wonderful relationships, but they can also have relationships that are a disaster waiting to happen.  Children aged 5-9 are the population at greatest risk of being bitten by dogs.  Often, these bites are delivered by dogs that live in the home.  How can this be when we all know the beloved stories of "a boy and his...
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Puppy Class Extras – Leash Walking 101

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Puppy Class Extras – Potty Training

Puppy Class Extras – Potty Training

Puppy Potty Training There are 3 things you are trying to teach your puppy when you start potty training: When your puppy goes potty outside, she earns free-time in the house. When your puppy comes out of his crate, he gets the opportunity to potty outside. If he doesn’t, he goes back in his crate. When your puppy goes outside,...
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Puppy Class Extras – Bite Inhibition

Puppy Class Extras – Bite Inhibition

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Denver, CO
stardogdenver@gmail.com
Call Us! 303-482-1192

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