Welcome to FetchMasters
Denver’s Finest Dog Training
Our Dog Training Services
FetchMasters provides dog training in Denver, Colorado, via board-and-train, on-site private coaching, in-home training and group classes. We specialize both in high-performance obedience training and behavior modification for most issues. We use primarily positive, dog-friendly, scientifically sound methods to train puppies and adult dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes. We do not use e-collars, choke chains, pinch collars or other heavily aversive tools or techniques. See our Philosophy Statement.
Our Service Area
We service Denver, Colorado, and most of the greater metro area, including parts of Lakewood, Englewood, Littleton, Aurora and Arvada. In general, our service area is North of I-70, south of C-470, East of Golden and West of E-470. We often will work with board-and-train dogs from the states surrounding Colorado.
We have 300 acres of field-type terrain northeast of Denver, Colorado, and 7 acres in Aurora, Colorado, where we do much of our high-distraction obedience training and field work.
Our Certified Professional Dog Trainers
Thomas Aaron (CPDT-KA) and Linda Aaron (CPDT-KA) are the owners of FetchMasters. While most of their time is spent in Denver, Colorado, focusing on pet dog obedience training and behavior modification, they are nationally known dog trainers and regularly present workshops across the United States. These workshops focus on educating other professional dog trainers about FetchMasters’ state-of-the-art approach to positive gun dog training and developing off-leash reliability by using primarily positive reinforcement training and avoiding the use of highly aversive tools and techniques.
We also maintain a staff of junior and mid-level dog trainers, who are hand-picked based on personality, aptitude and dedication to customer service. We believe that it is not enough for a dog trainer to just love puppies; if a trainer does not love people too, they have no place at FetchMasters. Having been vetted for proper personality and aptitude, new trainers proceed through a structured program that teaches our dog training approach. Once they have attained proficiency in the required skillsets, they are assigned to our board-and-train dogs, on-site private coaching and in-home training programs, and group classes in Denver and the surrounding areas.
All our dog trainers are supervised by Tom or Linda to ensure consistency of approach, quality of work, and to track the progress being made by the dogs and puppies in our various dog training programs. All our clients have an open door to contact Tom or Linda directly with any problems they are having.
Our Dog Training Philosophy
Our methodology is a versatile combination of positive reinforcement dog training techniques and specialized handling and proofing methods, combined with a focus on developing appropriate, functional relationships between humans and dogs. Our pet dog approach is derived from our positive gun dog training background, in which we developed an expertise in training high-strung sporting dogs to perform reliably in highly-distracting environments. Those things, combined with our dedication to keeping our approach friendly to puppies, adult dogs and people has created what we believe is the perfect dog training approach.
Our unique approach to dog training results in a level of control, calmness and responsiveness that serves well both in the home and field, and is useful for developing strong obedience and solving most behavior problems with puppies and adult dogs of all temperaments and sizes.
While we deliberately do not ascribe to ourselves any faddish, marketing-centric, codeword terms used by many dog trainers, we are very transparent about the approach and techniques our dog trainers use for obedience training and behavior modification work. In short, we primarily use positive reinforcement techniques and are committed to not using certain equipment (e-collars, choke chains, pinch collars) and heavy-handed techniques (scruff-shaking, throwing things, squirting, yelling, striking, leash-popping, etc … ).
Support and Customer Service
All of our obedience training and behavior modification services are backed by our three-point Support and Customer Service Policy, which ensures we provide as positive an experience with our clients as we do with our dogs. In order to provide the best support and customer service in the industry: 1) We provide unlimited email and phone support to all FetchMasters clients; 2) We provide free on-site tune-up sessions for clients whose dogs have been through FetchMasters dog training programs; 3) We provide free access to our bi-weekly Dog Training and Behavior Q&A Talks to all clients who have completed our group classes, on-site private coaching or in-home training programs, board-and-train programs and group classes.