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Grace Dog Training & Behavior

The Grace Dog Training & Behavior team is a member of APDT and all trainers are either certified CPDT or training and studying for it.

Our Methods

Reward-based Techniques

Grace Dog Training & Behavior relies on scientifically proven methods to teach and build good behavior. Dogs learn manners while still having fun. Grace Dog Training & Behavior offers group classes, private sessions, phone consultations, workshops, seminars, and, coming soon, training via video conference. Our team has over 35 years of experience with basic manners, impulse control, and aggression management. We will design a training program tailored to your needs, creating a safe and effective training environment for you and your dog.


Ana Melara, CPDT-KA

Ana Melara has been working with dogs and their families for over two decades, originally in N.Y.C. and since 2001 here in Colorado.

She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and member of the (APDT) Association of Professional Dog Trainers and a member of (IAABC) International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She is TAGteach Certified. (This means that she’s also very good at teaching people.)

She keeps herself current by attending and hosting various workshops, seminars and conferences. Her training techniques are founded on praise-based, dog-friendly and people-friendly methods, and a fundamental belief that, as dog guardians, we are responsible for their well-being and training. Whether she is teaching basic manners, puppy house-training or addressing a dog’s aggression issues, Ana stresses to all of her human clients the profound importance that their gentle leadership plays in their dog’s training.

Ana also donates her time and services to various rescue organizations in the Denver metro area. Ana lives in Lakewood with her husband, her daughter and her three amazing dogs. Chaka, her crazy-pants trick dog, Tatonka, her sweet 10-ish year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who has gone from nervous, bitey and growly to happily and waggly, and her latest addition; Baldr, a sweet, baby Malinois/GSD X.

Check out Ana’s podcasts here:

Ana can be reached by emailing, or calling 303-238-DOGS(3647).

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Creating a strong bond between you and your dog is what we live for.

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I was a volunteer at a local shelter for a few years, it was a humbling experience not knowing how to deal with the “challenging” dogs. Ana came and did a one day seminar on how to deal with shelter dogs. I was inspired by her ability to get results without even touching the dog!

Rachel Laurie CPDT-KA

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