Thank you for visiting our training page! For your convenience, Uptown Dog offers a variety of training options in both group and private settings through Altitude Dog Training. These programs are designed to save you time, money, energy, and frustration by equipping you with the information and knowledge you need to accomplish your training goals. Do you want a dog that understands what  behavior is expected and is happy to do it for you? Do you want a dog who walks nicely on a leash? Do you want a dog who is well-socialized and well-behaved in public? We can help you get there!

Brian Bergford is a Certified Dog Trainer (IACP-CDT) with extensive experience as a practicing dog behavior specialist. He serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Canine Professionals and is the owner of Altitude Dog Training and Uptown Dog. His expertise is the interplay between dog behavior and human psychology, and his first book, Transformational Dog Training: Bring Out the Best in Your Dog by Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, emphasized the critical relationship between personal development and the behavioral stability of companion animals. Brian specializes in:

Advanced Training
- creating reliable obedience and well-mannered dogs
Behavior Modification and Rehabilitation - addressing annoying, problem, and potentially dangerous behaviors
Pack Work - creating healthy, stable packs of dogs and utilizing this pack dynamic to teach other dogs about appropriate social behavior
People Development - Helping people elevate the quality of their life by employing sound psychological strategies to increase personal awareness, balance, health, and fulfillment

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Everyone desires a deep bond with their canine companion. Brian believes that the foundation of a healthy relationship with your dog is rooted in providing them with appropriate and natural outlets to ensure physical and mental stability. When a dog is happy and fulfilled, the result is a dog that is easy to love and live with! A happy and stable dog is also much more eager to please. They actually learn new skills faster and are more predictable in their behavior. Let Brian help you develop this special kind of bond and enjoy all the benefits of a well-behaved and well-trained dog!                                           

Below is a list of offerings from Altitude Dog Training. Please note that we will always be happy to develop customized plans tailored to your needs even if they aren't specifically covered in the topics listed below. Please call us today to discuss your training needs! The initial phone consultation is free of charge and allows us to make recommendations to ensure you and your dog's training gets off on the right foot (and paw).

  • Puppy Socialization

  • Behaving on a Leash

  • Puppy Basic Obedience

  • Training for The Shy Dog

  • Basic Obedience

  • Training for The Reactive Dog

  • Intermediate Obedience

  • Training for The Fearful Dog

  • Advanced Obedience

  • Training for The Aggressive Dog

   and our personal favorite...

  • Training for the:
    Counter-surfing, Couch-jumping, Trash-eating, Barking, Lunging, Grouchy, Off-the-wall, Constantly In-your-face, High Energy, Super Pushy, "What Was I Thinking - I Don't Know What to do With This Crazy Dog" Dog.

Pricing and Additional Details:

  • For additional details - including pricing - about Board & Train, Private in-home Consulting and Training, Group Training Classes, and Dog Behavior Consulting for Organizations and Industry Professionals, visit  


 "Having Brian's help with my dogs has been such a blessing to me. I have two female dogs - a 3 year old Aussie Shepherd mix and a 6 year old Italian Greyhound. They had been having many behavior issues, one of which was barking while I was away which caused me to be labeled as a 'bad neighbor'. Brian understands dogs. After spending just a few hours with my dogs, I felt like I had new pets! I think they felt a sense of relief that someone around them was finally 'speaking dog'. Honey, Princess and I thank Brian for bringing Peace and Harmony into our household!"

- Carol Kildow

Thornton, CO