At Blue Springs 'n Katydid Dog Training Center, our staff is dedicated to the training and betterment of all dogs. With more than 35 years of experience in dog training and obedience, we offer a variety of classes to dogs and owners throughout the Denver, Colorado, area. Our professional, experienced trainers are ready to help your pet become an obedient and well-behaved dog.

Whether your puppy needs beginner obedience classes or your dog is ready for advanced classes, our trainers know many different breeds and how best to handle them. Whether you want to prepare your pet to become a show dog, or just need a bit of basic obedience, Blue Springs 'n Katydid Dog Training Center can make any dog into a good dog. We also have private lessons available either at your home or at our Englewood, Colorado, training facility.

For more information about dog training and obedience classes, contact Blue Springs 'n Katydid Dog Training Center to learn more about our classes and other obedience services.


In Memoriam - Elyse Hansberry

BSKD and the dog world have lost a wonderful friend with the passing of Elyse Hansberry.
She was a dog enthusiast extraordinaire and a “fixture” BSKD as both a trainer and employee.

Elyse was one of BSKD’s original trainers and began working with students in 1981.
We will miss her terribly.

Please join us next Saturday (September 17) for a memorial to honor Elyse's life.
It will be held at BSKD, 2980 W. Oxford Ave., from 4 to 7.
We will trade stories and celebrate our friendships with Elyse between 5:30 and 6:00.
Refreshments will be served.
Please join us to remember her.

Please park across the street or in the lot at the car shop next door.

Traffic Advisory

Until further notice, there is no access to our facility from Oxford Avenue.
Please enter from Federal Boulevard.

New Service at BSKD

We are excited to have Dr. Sheri O'Brien,PT offering her services at the training center!
You can now make appointments to have your dog see Sheri
on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 through 4:30, beginning August 23rd.

Sheri is an obedience instructor for us of course. BUT...
she is also a licensed canine rehab therapist and is fully certified in trigger point dry needling.
Many musculoskeletal disorders can go undetected in our dogs.
Canine athletes compete at a higher level and can suffer
overuse injuries and inflammatory conditions.
When found and treated early, your athlete can continue to compete well into old age.

Sign up today for a 30 minute appointment.

To introduce you to Sheri’s expertise, all appointments on August 23rd
will be at a reduced rate of $60 ($75 value).

Advanced Beginners starting Thursday, 9/15 at 6:30 pm.
This 6 week course will help you earn 3 titles, CGC, CGCA and CGCU.
Please call 303-781-9027 for more information!

Conformation 101, starting 10/4 at 7:00 pm.
This 8 week course will help you learn all the ins and outs of the conformation ring
with 1 hour of "book" work and 1 hour of "floor" work with your dog.
(No dogs under 8 months please.)
The instructor, Robin Hug, is an AKC judge.
Call 303-781-9027 for more information.

Nosework News

Intro to Nosework, starting 8/27 from 4:30 to 6:00.
This 6 week course will introduce you to the fun sport of nosework
for you and your canine partner.
Nancy Neafus is an NACSW certified instructor,
experienced in training your dog and YOU.
She has many titles on her own dogs.
Call 303-781-9027 for more information.

Practice/drop-in sessions will now be offered on
Saturdays from 2:30 to 4:00
in addition to the previous sessions on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:30.


Conformation Practice Session
Handlers learning to present their dogs
in the best possible way for their breed

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Registration Form

Practice Session Schedule

Course Descriptions and Schedule