A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
I love taking dogs out into this amazing County, to explore beyond their average surroundings. This offers them entirely new smells and engagements to stay excited about life. Enrichment for each dog is my primary goal.
-Dillon Reservoir with Koda & Mason-
I really enjoy time with my personal animals, and indulge in various training and educational engagements throughout Summit County, highlighting the best way to approach animals, body language when meeting new dogs, and creating trust between humans and dogs.
- 4th of July alumni parade with Koda, a rescue from SCACS-
A Little About Me
I have a passion for the welfare of
dogs…and all animals.
I grew up a Colorado kid in the mountains surrounded by its beauty and of
course cats and dogs sharing our home.
My degree from University of Washington encompasses Zoology, Animal
Behavior and Wildlife Biology.
I have spent time working with Zoos and Animal Shelters assisting with
care, motivation and well-being for the creatures entrusted into their care.
I am a retired medical responder from Vail Resorts having the privilege for
a good part of my tenure being an Avalanche Dog parent, trainer and
My wife Colleen and I currently volunteer our time weekly at the Summit
County Animal Shelter, helping with many tasks, but primarily exercise and
enrichment of the animals given sanctuary there.
I approach all my interactions with these marvelous creatures in our lives
with the basis of trust, compassion and empathy. I use positive
reinforcement and appropriate guidance in my relationships with each
unique and complex creature I have the pleasure of spending time with.
SERVICES AND FEES
ONLY AVAILABLE IN SILVERTHORNE, DILLON, KEYSTONE & FRISCO
Whatever the breed, whatever the need, it is a pleasure to connect to a dog on a walk in the wild places of Summit County Colorado! Whether it is a lap or two around a neighborhood, or a hike around a favorite trail, I am available to assist them with their activity quota for the day!
30 min: $30.00| 60 min: $48.00
+$15.00 Keystone or Frisco
Are you late with a work meeting, skiing a long day and stuck in traffic, need to pick up the kids and can't get home...if you need me to stop over and let your dog out to go to the bathroom, get some sniffs in, and stretch the legs, I can assist with a check in when needed!
20 min: $20.00 Silverthorne & Dillon
+$15.00 Keystone or Frisco
OUTINGS & ADVENTURES
Romps at the dog park, hikes and adventures up on special trials are right up my alley. If you want a truly special excursion for your pooch, I can take them on an outing they will love, and get them all the sniffs they can imagine with a comprehensive adventure.
60 min: $55.00
+$15.00 for Keystone or Frisco