Serving Durango & Farmington
Our approach to aggression is smart, simple, and effective. As Durango’s leading behavior modification dog trainer we give you tools that you can use in any environment. We teach you about the dog’s body language and the signals they are sending.
Does your dog need to work on manners or want to certify your dog for the the Canine Good Citizen (CGC)? The CGC is an official title offered by the AKC to dogs of all mixed and pure breeds and Gentle Canine is the the Southwest’s CGC testing source.
Nosework is derived from scent detection a way for pet dogs to learn how to use their nose to scent out things on cue. It’s simple for humans to practice and provides excellent mental stimulation..
Want to explore Durango area trails with your dog, but not sure how to get started? Maybe you are new to Durango or you would feel better learning with some seasoned hikers and dog experts!
We specialize in behavior problems such as aggression, reactivity, fear, and resource guarding. We have years of behavior experience. We offer in-home private training sessions. Are you looking for basic obedience and puppy training? We do that too! Let us know your goals and we can personalize a training program for your puppy.
If you need to get a hold of us right away CALL or TEXT Amber at 970-946-2551 or visit our contact page and let us know how we can help.
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Gentle Canine. Amber came to my house when Buckley was just about 12 weeks old, and saved me.
If you are looking for a talented, knowledgeable and intuitive dog-trainer, who will love on your dog, be super-responsible, and is a pleasure to work with, look no further than Amber Pickren and the crew at Gentle Canine.
My dog, Lady and I started working with Gentle Canine because she started becoming aggressive to other dogs. After a couple (2) sessions I started seeing a change.
I had almost given up on hiking with (Maggie) until I started working with Gentle Canine. They are professional, expert and compassionate with both people and dogs.
Our 80lb lab was a total “puller” on walks and was so unpleasant to take for walks until we met with Gentle Canine. One session with them and our dog was a different dog on a leash!
Amber uncovered Sky's true self with their amazing insight, patience, and encouragement. I got my best friend and companion back!
Whether we’re working together as a team, or whether Nikko spends the day working with Amber in a group setting, I’m totally confident in her abilities to get the most out of him.
Sam is an entirely different dog since we have been working with Gentle Canine... His behavior is actually so much different compared to before we started working with Gentle Canine, that it's hard to believe this is the same dog.
The trainers from Gentle Canine have just done wonders with my lab. They have been working with him since he was about 4 months old.
I have a difficult large breed pup. I am disabled and she assists me but she is also very protective of me, even in inappropriate situations. Gentle Canine has gone outside the box to find good solutions individualized for us.