helping dogs become their best selves!

pranaDOGS, a 501c3, not-for-profit Canine Behavior & Rehab Center is a canine training facility located on 20 beautiful acres in the la plata mountains. We specialize in helping dogs who are transitioning between homes by teaching them to develop positive coping mechanisms.

Offering services to shelters, fosters, and individuals whose dogs need behavioral assistance, pranaDOGS uses positive-based training techniques and emphasizes Association and Choice-based Training.

Dealing with Dog Reactivity?

Dog Reactivity is a huge problem and one you don’t have to try to solve on your own. When leashed dogs react badly we stop walking them, which only makes their reactions that much worse. At pranaDOGS we’ve helped hundreds of dogs and their people learn how to deal with reactivity and eventually get over it. Check out our Dog Reactive Resources section for more information.

Anxious, Shy or Fearful Dog?

Dogs can be nervous for a variety of reasons, they may have experienced a trauma, they may have been split from their siblings at a young age or something could have upset their mom before they were born. Whatever the reason, it’s imperative to set these dogs up for success by taking into account their shy nature and need to experience life at their own pace. Check out our Anxious Dog resource section for more information.

Top10 Basic Manners

We believe there are 10 basic behaviors all dogs need to have on cue in order to be able to function successfully in society. These include: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Go, Heel, Look, Touch, Leave it and Drop it.

We teach the Top 10 Basic Manners in our Basic Manners and Communication class that runs Thursday evenings at LPCHS. This 4-wk class meets for 90-min each week and covers these behaviors as well as Problem Solving and much more.

More information on the Top 10 Behaviors or Classes.

Behavior & Rehab Ctr

Located on 20-beautiful acres outside Durango, CO, pranaDOGS Behavior & Rehab Center provides animal shelters, rescues and fosters with an outlet for dogs who are struggling with fixable behavior issues.

Using a formula which has worked time and again, pranaDOGS walks dogs through each stage of the healing process and rehabilitation; allowing them to drop past behaviors while instilling new positive ones.

We can’t walk a dog through every event they’re ever going to experience. But what we can do is set them up with a coping mechanism that they can go to anytime the world gets upsetting or overwhelming.

Marcy Eckhardt – Founder and Director