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, Training Center Manager Headshot - 2021
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

Tessa Burman, KPA-CTP

Lead Puppy Club Coordinator, Dog Trainer


Training and Behavior Consultant, Puppy Club Coordinator

Mary Copeland,  CPDT-KA, CTC

Training & Behavior Consultant, Dog Trainer

Renee Enroth, KPA-CTP

Training and Behavior Coordinator

Ona Ferens, CPDT-KA

Training and Behavior Coordinator

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

Bettina Schaden, CPDT-KA

Dog Trainer