Our Training & Behavior Team

Our talented team of animal trainers have obtained a variety of certifications and credentials through education based in scientific animal learning theory, with a keen understanding of operant (consequential) and classical (associative) conditioning.  With an enthusiastic and compelling commitment to fun, engaging training sessions for you and your animal, you’ll quickly understand why our team has a great reputation in the Boulder Valley and beyond!

Allison Hartlage, CTC, KPA-CTP, CBCC-KA, CNWI

Manager of Animal Training and Behavior

Anita Hurley, CTC, CBCC-KA

Supervisor of Animal Training and Behavior

Emily Heitzmann, KPA-CTP

Puppy Club Supervisor, Dog Trainer

Helena Kokes, ACCBC, ACDBC, ANWI

Training and Behavior Senior Consultant

Andy Merryman, CTC

Training and Behavior Senior Consultant

Will Rounds, CTC

Training and Behavior Consultant


Training and Behavior Consultant, Puppy Club Coordinator

Ona Ferens, CPDT-KA

Training and Behavior Coordinator

Tessa Burman, KPA-CTP

Lead Puppy Club Coordinator, Dog Trainer

Mary Copeland,  CPDT-KA, CTC

Training & Behavior Consultant, Dog Trainer

Bettina Schaden, CPDT-KA

Dog Trainer