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Dogma Canine Training is a dog training and behavior company located in Steamboat Springs, CO. Our trainers are the only certified trainers in Steamboat Springs/Routt County and are certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.


At Dogma, we use humane, modern science, positive reinforcement, force free and fear free training methods geared toward each individual dog, family and lifestyle. We hope that by working with us, you and your dog(s) will have a better understanding of each other and be able to communicate more efficiently and effectively.

Our philosophy of dog training and behavior starts with a holistic view of the dog and client. We have a vision of creating a cohesive community of dog lovers who are better educated and can recognize their dogs as individuals. Our mission is to provide assistance to all clients while applying a humane approach and cultivating better communication and relationships between people and their four legged family members. 

Dogma is equipped to work with, but not limited to: reactivity, aggression, confidence building for fearful dogs, puppy socialization, general obedience, cooperative care and more. We work with dogs of all ages and breeds who come from all different backgrounds.

Dogma abides by LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) protocol: a code of ethics that all certified professional dog trainers abide by. For more information on LIMA, click here


Dogma will NOT use physical corrections, electric shock collars, prong collars, choke collars, out dated training methods or any other other aversive training tools/methods when working with your dog(s).


Meet the Trainer


Meet Monique!

CPDT-KA, FFCP, BS in Animal Behavior

Hi everyone! I've always had a calling for working with animals and in 2014, acquired my B.S. in Animal Behavior. After many years of working with different species (wolves, raptors, etc) and at animal shelters, I realized pretty quickly that helping people better understand dog behavior was the most rewarding. So, I furthered my education by obtaining my CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed) and FFCP (Fear Free Certified Professional) certifications. These certifications mean that I am dedicated to using the most modern science-based humane training methods.  My goal with clients is to use my positivity, knowledge of behavior and training skills to improve your human canine relationship. Together, we will create a training or behavior modification plan focusing on your goals all while strengthening the foundation of trust, communication and a mutual understanding for one another.  In my spare time, Tuna, Toast and I are usually outside either skiing in the backcountry, camping, hiking, rafting or lounging at home.

Meet the Trainer's dogs





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