Services

Dogs Deciphered, located in beautiful Fort Collins, CO, offers a variety of group dog training classes and in-home services to meet your individual needs. Trainer, Megan Donovan, B.S., CPDT-KA, CNWI, strives to offer the most innovative solutions for living a better life with your dog.

In-Home Services

Yes you read that right, Megan will come to your house and help you solve your most puzzling doggie problems! Some problems are very specific to the home environment, and some dogs are not good candidates for group classes.  Whatever the reason, Megan will bring her skills and expertise right to your door.

  • Behavior modification – Can’t quite figure out why the dog does that? Get your biggest problems deciphered today!
  • In-home obedience – Brush up on skills in the dog’s own environment.
  • Day training – Have the dog(s) trained while you work! Megan will work with your dogs two to three times a week, and then once a week with you to transfer those skills to you.

Serving the Northern Colorado area, Monday through Friday, select weekend appointments available.

If you would like to get started with in-home training, schedule a consultation with Megan by emailing megan@dogsdeciphered.com or calling 970-988-8618 today!

Group classes

Dogs Deciphered strives to offer innovative specialty classes for owners who want to do more with their dogs. Class sizes are limited to ensure that each dog and handler team gets the individual attention they deserve. If you have an interest that isn’t listed here, let me know, I’m always open to adding new classes! To enroll in any class, email me at megan@dogsdeciphered.com.

Currently Offering:

Scents and Scent Ability (K9 Nose Work®) – (Levels 1-3)

Offered at Dogs’ Own Grooming Salon, Daycare, and School in Loveland, CO and at Summit Dog Training in Fort Collins, CO.

Your dog has an amazing nose, why not put it to good use? This class will teach you and your dog about the wonderful world of scent detection. Using the same methods as those used to train explosives and drug sniffing dogs, your dog will learn to find a specific scent and let you know where it is.

In addition to being a fun activity for dogs and humans, it can also be very beneficial for dogs who lack confidence or focus. Watch your dog blossom as he learns to use his hunting instincts!

Level 1 – Intro to Nose Work

Level 2 – Intro to Vehicles and Exteriors

Level 3 – Intro to Odor

Masters of Scent is a continuing, advanced level Nose Work class for those teams who want increasing challenges, and might be working toward competition. Instructor approval required.

Each level is 6 weeks. Cost $150.00

Advanced Nose Work Drop-ins also available. Email megan@dogsdeciphered.com to be added to the drop-in list.

Therapy Dog Prep

Offered at Dogs’ Own Grooming Salon, Daycare, and School in Loveland, CO

This class is geared toward anyone who has thought about doing therapy work with their dog. We will cover all the behaviors needed to pass any of the major therapy dog certifications, as well as discuss topics including: deciding what kind of therapy work is right for you and your do, managing stress, and being and advocate for your dog in a therapy setting.

Prerequisites: Dogs must have completed a basic level obedience class, or demonstrate the ability to walk nicely on leash and focus on their handler in proximity to other dogs.

6 weeks. Cost $150.00

Rally Obedience

Offered at K9 Wisdom in Loveland, CO.

If you are looking for a fun activity for your dog, or have dreams of competing in a fun sport, look no further! Rally is a fun combination of obedience, agility, and freestyle, combining basic skills with twists and turns! This is a great way to increase your dog’s focus on you, and make training fun.

Intro to Rally teaches all the AKC Rally Novice signs, step-by-step, for those who have never participated in Rally. It can look confusing at first (just look up “Rally Obedience on YouTube!) but this class will make it seem simple.

Prerequisites: Dogs must have completed a basic level obedience class, or demonstrate the ability to walk nicely on leash and focus on their handler in proximity to other dogs.

Advanced Rally takes it to the next level, introducing off leash work, jumping, and signs from both Advanced and Excellent. Dogs will learn to work in proximity to one another and stay focused on their handler.

Prerequisites: Dogs must have completed an Intro to Rally class (or equivalent), or have earned a Rally Novice title.

Each level is 4 weeks. Cost is $100.00