Welcome to Elite K-9 Training! We look forward to partnering with the community to create well-behaved dog-citizens for the home, public, and business arenas.
Not sure where to start? Tell us about your dog.
We can help with any breed, temperament, or behavior!
Single session $150.00
The Basic Package is $750.00
Company Buy-In is $5000.00
Group Class $90.00
First off is a consultation, we need a chance to discuss END GOALS. We take a custom approach, skipping all the fluff of other trainers. We want to hear the behaviours you would like to modify or irradicate all together. We also would like to hear about the behaviours you would like created! Like the dog going to its bed at the doorbell ring and waiting to say hello to you guests on your terms.
We start with 3 in home sessions, and 2 group classes. The in home sessions equal out to 3 hours, and the dog would see 4 hours of group class for a total of 7 training hours. It is not about how many times you see your trainer, the focus is on getting in the hours of training to learn, and to teach the pup.
The basics and learning how to communicate with the dog is our focus for the in home training, whereas group is focused on building confidence, bond (between you and pup), dynamic socialization, and obedience.
Through the process we will teach the dog to walk with a loose leash, zero lunging after people or dogs on leash, and stay - (so that you can leave you dog in the driveway and walk around the house to a waiting good stay.) We work the anatomical positions for sit, down, stand, as well as heel on lead and off. We create recall that will give you confidence to hike with your dog off leash. There is so much more as well, it's very dependent on the end goals and boundaries that you want to see in your home, with your family, and in your dog; this service to the community is custom to your lifestyle and your goals. We don't come to you with fluff or a program that does X, Y, Z... because it's what we know to train. We come to you with the skills and experience to meet your specific goals of training. 7 hours of solid dedicated training, some practice from you on leash and with handling skills, and you will be a pro.
The appoarch we would take with you would provide ample education, again 7 hours. We work hard and fast, we are here to get things done and not piddle around with fluff.
Only the Best, Only Elite
Lucy has been doing private training with the amazing Cheryl from Elite K-9 Training. Cheryl has been amazing from the start helping my big girl build confidence. She also helped me build confidence in working with Lucy! Lucy is typically aggressive to men and bigger sized dogs and will react out of fear and lunge to bite. We have been training Lucy to be confident by building up her general training in heel, stay, come, break and much much more! Well after a few sessions it was time to test her and have the lead trainer of Elite K-9 Chris come work with us. He wanted to be sure Lucy was ready to participate in group training. I was nervous but I knew I had to trust and see how Lucy would do. Lucy who has typically always reacted aggressively to men and big dogs and has been for a while would be put to the test with Chris. I am so so proud to say that because of the training I received from Cheryl Lucy did not react! Lucy allowed Chris to handle her without aggression and allowed 2 beautiful German Shepards come around her after working with her and helping her focus on us not what she is afraid of. I am so beyond thankful and there are no words on the relief I feel getting this support and training from Cheryl and Chris. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart! More...
Very great guy and supportive towards handlers. Don’t hesitate to ask questions he is happy to help!
Kim Hunt Raze
Visiting my Home and ranch training dogs and learning from Colorado! What a great team, Chris R Winkler is awesome!
Communicative, humble, and great K9 handler. Loud and passionate instructor, Elite K-9 Colorado team out here getting wild!
I will never forget the day I first met Chris R Winkler because he literally chased after me and Tuxedo to give me a business card for his personal dog training business, Elite K9. If you have ever had the honor of meeting Chris, you know that his enthusiasm is always abundant! It's also contagious, so you can't help but be drawn to him. Oh and did I mention his ability to train dogs and handlers is a divine, anointed gift from God? Seriously, if you need anything dog training related: behavior modification, basic obedience, agility, service dog, etc., he's your man!It was a sunny, Sunday morning; one of the first few where Maggie had to leave, which is the only reason Tuxedo and I were out walking the neighborhood at that exact moment. God has PERFECT timing. Full review here:alexanderthegrateful.com… More...
Bernie is a 110 lb GSD/St. Bernard (St. Shepard). He was a rambunctious and very strong puppy! After a couple close calls for my wife (about the same weight), we decided that obedience training by a pro was in order. Val did the internet search and phone interviews and liked Chris’ attitude, confidence and enthusiasm. Bernie had zero self control and we had zero voice control and no confidence - not a good combination! Chris initially came to our house and did a couple of private lessons and received some personal experiences with Bernie’s behavior. Chris tailored the subsequent training to Bernie’s unique needs. We mutually set goals and a base timeline. Chris realized that Bernie wanted the type of discipline and training Chris was delivering. Bernie ate it up! If he wasn’t a dog, you’d swear he was smiling. But a key point is that our confidence was at the same low level as Bernie’s behavior. Chris made sure we received as much training as Bernie. I was a nay-sayer, and was quite skeptical. Chris made me a believer. Couldn’t have done it without you Chris! Also have a couple of videos I shared with Chris. Also no place to give Elite K-9 all the rating stars it deserves! More...
We hired Chris and team to assist with a very destructive and scared Vizsla. Over the last two months she has grown strong and confident. We were able to make great progress in a positive and consistent manner with no negative/harsh tactics. More...
being a very skeptical dog owner I hired Chris to help me with my reactive pitty cross. Chris felt he was a level 9 out of 10 when he first met my guy Jourge. after our sessions. Jourge was down to a 5 in reactivity and he learned the rules. Jourge is the same silly 3 year old pitbull that he was when we started but he's got manners. Love Chris and all of his team. More...
After a few sessions with Chris, and seeing him with my German Shepherd that was abused by another "trainer" and recover her trust and confidence, I cannot say enough good things about Elite K-9 Training and the professionalism.
After only a handful of lessons my 2 boys are drastically different, so well behaved and easy to manage. I had my daughter in July and up until the past month I never thought about walking her and the dogs at the same time but today I tested it out. Busted out the baby carrier and leashed up the dogs and we were off! It started out so well I decided to take my longer route (1 mile) around the neighborhood and not a single issue!! We even saw 3 bunnies, 1 squirrel and pasted 4 barking dogs in their yard and my 2 boys didn’t flinch or act up once! Thanks so much for helping us!!! I can now take my whole herd for walks again without waiting for my husband to get home to help. More...
We have had and hope to continue having awesome results and experiences with Elite K-9! We had a awful experience with another local trainer and Chris has come in like a whirlwind and undone all of the bad habits the I as a handler and my dogs developed! He has turned me into a better handler and made a complete 360 with my 2 boys! Highly recommend Elite K-9 to anyone looking to train there dogs! More...
Patti McArthur Cottrell
We have been very happy with Chris and K9 Elite. He really gets to know your dog, their abilities, limitations and the owners. (after all - he is training us too!) :-) We are very happy with our results so far and look forward to completing the course. Our puppy was easily spooked and probably anxious, but we see her becoming more and more calm with the confidence building that Chris has been working on. Highly recommend Chris and the team! More...
We’ve had fantastic experiences with Chris and K9 Elite. This is perhaps the most effective and impactful training we’ve had with our dog in such a short period of time. Our dog loves him just as much as he loves us. If you want near immediate results, I highly recommend this former military K9 trainer. You will be impressed and satisfied. More...
My Australian cattle dog is young but the training was amazing. Can’t wait to make him patched!
Chris has always been so wonderful and helpful with training out two pups. We did 3 sessions with our husky and he walks on a leash wonderfully now and just is more obedient. We are doing 7 sessions with our German Shepherd mix and she has improved so much in just 5 sessions. Walks well on a leash, stays when told, walks in heel like a champ, and is way more obedient and gaining some confidence. We have more sessions to come with her and I can’t wait to see how much more confident she gets in herself! Training with Chris isn’t only helpful and efficient, he makes it fun and you can tell he really loves what he is doing! Thanks Chris! More...
We have had a wonderful experience with Elite K-9 Training. Our trainer is Chris and he has done a fantastic job helping us train our dogs. Our experience has brought us closer to our pooches and we can tell that their obedience around the house and out in public is a million times better. People will confuse our dogs for service dogs at time because of their discipline. We cannot recommend Elite K-9 enough. More...
Highly, highly, highly recommend Chris and Elite K-9 Training. Chris has done an amazing job building confidence in our terribly shy and anxious rescue dog and providing control and obedience in our young, high energy dog. He's very flexible and willing to work on whatever you need to help your dog! More...
Karen Payne Turner
I highly recommend Chris! He has done a fantastic job with our dogs. Our one dog was a terror to get her nails trimmed and most recently when we went to the vet to get her nails done they said it was like a whole different dog was back there and only charged us $7 for the trim when it was usually around $40 because she was such an angel. Our other dog who used to be trained quickly remembered that he used to be a well behaved dog and learned many new tricks that makes him be an even better behaved dog. We were at our wits end with their misbehaving and Chris stepped in and turned them around and saved our sanity! He also gave us so many tricks and tools to make sure that they continue to improve over the years and don’t slide back in to their old antics. He truly cares about our dogs and wants what’s best for them and us. More...
I have seen such an improvement in my dog and we're only half way through! For example, when we first started she hated car rides. She was always nervous, vould never sit still and cried until we let her out. Now she just lays down and enjoys the ride. I never thought she would get to that point. Granted, we still have a ways to go until she is public perfect, the change has been phenomenal! It has been great working with Adam and Elite K-9! More...
Paige Snickers DeWitt
Not only does this team want your dog to be they best they can be but they want you to be the best handler you can be! Honestly I wouldn’t recommend anyone else! 100% go with Elite K-9 training.
Working with Adam for the last few weeks with our dog has sharpened his discipline considerably. Adam has always gone above and beyond the standard “walk you dog through repetitive commands dog classes.” He provides one on one coaching to help you and your dog. Adam and Elite K9 provide an excellent service! More...
Katie Carlson Mooney
Adam is always very kind and professional and our dog loves him! We have seen great improvement in our dog's behavior since we began working with Adam, and we're excited to see what he continues to learn. We appreciate how easy it is to schedule with Adam and how he continues to share new information with us as he is always enhancing his own skill set. After working with many different trainers for different pets over the years, I can definitely say, Adam is the best! More...
We’ve known Adam for a few years now. I figured if he could train our teenage son to play lacrosse, he could handle our Boxer! Seriously, Adam has worked our Boss to a much better place than where we started in just a few lessons! Still a ways to go, but we have no doubt that we will get there. Also need to mention that we are training Boss to be our 11 y/o daughter’s dog. So Adam has some skills training kids too! More...
I cannot recommend these guys enough! We've been working with Adam for the last few weeks and I still can't believe how much my dog has improved in just a few short sessions. My dog went from barking and growling at every little sound to being more confident in his surrounds and overall more relaxed during the day. After years of dealing with this I was wasn't sure if it was even fixable until now. Excited to see how much our pup will improve as well as ourselves with giving commands as we continue with Adam! More...
Great training program.
Adam has been great to work with - I have seen such positive improvements in my dog’s behavior. It’s always easy to schedule a session and I learn so much along the way!
The difference in our dogs since we began working with Adam is amazing! After the first session, my wife and I saw an immediate difference in both of our dogs, and after four sessions, their behavior is so much better that it’s almost unbelievable. Both of our dogs really like Adam, too! Not only has he improved our dogs' behavior, but he has educated us along the way. I can’t recommend Adam and Elite K-9 Training team highly enough! More...
I highly recommend Adam and the Elite K-9 Training team! He has made a huge difference in our dogs behavior since we began working with him! We all (us and the dogs) really like Adam, and we saw immediate results. After four sessions, they are so much better that it's almost unbelievable. Not only has he trained us on how to train the dogs, but he has made it fun and interactive! More...
Chris is amazing! He truly knows what he's doing. For dog training, look no further, Chris is your man!
Dedicated, professional, and excellent services for your dog training needs! Chris is so personable and always excited to work with new clients and their dogs. Elite K-9 Training will exceed your expectations! More...
I can't even begin to describe how happy I am with Chris. I used to cringe when people came to my house because my 2 dogs are insane. Only 3 sessions in I feel so confident in our training I have asked my neighbors to come ring the doorbell because I feel like I can control my dogs. Bronco (my puppy who literally physically assaulted Chris one week ago) is already sitting automatically when we stop in our squares. I know we have a lot more to learn, but thank you so much for everything! You seriously do work magic :) More...
After working with another trainer I got discouraged because I wasn’t seeing results and thought I was doing it all wrong. I decided to give it one more try and I was lucky to find Chris. I met with Chris five times over a few week period and my dog is a different dog. Chris gave me homework each time and I practiced with Jazz my Walker Hound. I wanted her to run mountain trails with me on voice and sight command. Today was the first time I have ever ran with my dog off leash and it was awesome!! She stayed in the heal position on command and we both had a great time. Thank you Chris for your knowledge and for teaching me what it takes to have that trusting relationship with my dog! More...
Do yourself and your dog a favor and schedule an appointment with Chris today. I had multiple sessions with another trainer and felt frustrated with the lack of progress I was making with my dog. Chris met with me, asked what I wanted to achieve with the training then we went to work. He's honest and upfront with what is required from me between sessions. He answers phone calls and text between sessions to clarify any questions that I've had. In 3 or 4 sessions my dog has made improvements and we are heading in the right direction. I wish I would have found Chris and hired him from the start. He has given me confidence that I can train my dog to be an obedient, fun loving companion. More...
Fantastic!!!!!!!! Chris is teaching myself how to get the best out of my Golden. She loves the training. Working to wards Kelly becoming a Service Dog. Chris has the special ability to work with Kelly. Atum an much older rescue dog, Chris is taking a different approach with her and getting fantadtic results. No one better. Thanks, Ron Williams More...
Chris is friendly and upfront. He tells you what needs to be done and will hold you accountable. Do what he says and the doggy and you will both appreciate it. ;)
Chris was amazing, and my dog is now so well-behaved that he can actually just "hang out" when I have company (instead of having to be put in another room). Would highly recommend these guys to anyone. More...
Very impressed Chris is going to work with both dogs. Kelly, the Golden Retriever will become a service dog.
One session with Chris Winkler with Elite K9 and my TJ is a new dog. Chris impressed the shit out of me and if he tells me he can teach TJ how to read I'd believe him.
Thank you Chris !!! Looking forward to the second session.
I asked for ten sessions to make my TJ friendly with dogs and humans but Chris made it happen in one. Going for more just because!! Chris you're the best!!!!! More...
Chris is so dedicated. He's great at what he does and Ryelie Joe is the SWEETEST, well behaved dog I've ever met.
Chris is an amazing trainer. I thought my dog wouldn't be able to learn anything but Chris assured me that he would be workable. 5 weeks later I have seen a huge improvement in Jaxx. Chris is always there to help you when you have a question whenever you have one, and his schedule is very flexible as well. I will continue to work with Chris for awhile until I am able to get the perfect service dog. More...
My girl, Sammy Sue is a 2 year old Shepherd/Malinois mix who is in training for Search and Rescue. While the majority of our SAR training is done with the K-9 teams, Chris has been working with us to enhance that training. And more importantly, he has been working with us to help Sam build confidence and be 'public-perfect', which is very important for a working dog. Chris has a very evident love for working with dogs and his work have been invaluable in our training goals. More...