Welcome to the Colorado K9 Company, formerly known as Connors K9 Academy, and thank you for visiting! This organization was founded by Staff Sergeant Michael Connors, a disabled combat veteran with a goal of unleashing the potential of dogs to exceed the goals of their handlers. Our method of training is to establish clear and concise communication between owners and dogs where understanding and bonding can ensue.
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The Colorado K9 Company utilizes multiple training methods but we pride ourselves on relying on positive reinforcement training methods to ensure the highest quality and most humane way of training your dog. Using rewards for correct behaviors combined with appropriate correction for incorrect behaviors, our client's dogs learn to make the right decisions to please their handler, rather than fearing them.
We are always prepared for any dogs' needs and ensure that your canine will receive the best training and care. Their happiness and care is our priority and we strive to provide a training service we would want our own dogs to receive.
Founded in 2016, Connors K9 Academy was created to fulfill the void in communication between humans and dogs to help unleash the potential of dogs achieving the goals of their owners. In 2023, we've formally rebranded as Colorado K9 Company.
Retired Staff Sergeant Michael Connors, a combat veteran who enlisted in the United States Army in 2006. He deployed to the Middle East multiple times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Operation Enduring Freedom Spartan Shield. During Michael's military career and multiple deployments, he experienced a number of events that changed his life forever. During his last deployment, he was medically evacuated from the combat theater due to injuries sustained. He spent eighteen months as a patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, numerous traumatic brain injuries, and many other disabilities. During his recovery, he was introduced to service dogs. Through the amazing experiences, he found his life’s passion; working with dogs. When Michael medically retired from the Army in 2016, he attended Animal Behavior College and worked for multiple organizations under Assistance Dogs International before ultimately founding Connors K9 Academy. The academy’s goal to help of dog owners help find the solutions they need with their canine companions. Since that time, we have served over 2,000 clients and have trained our staff of trainers to be exceed the industry standard and strive to be the best at helping our clients find clear communication with their dogs and achieve all their goals. In 2023, Connors K9 Academy rebranded as Colorado K9 Company.
K9 Trainer Level 2
Gunner is a trained psychiatric service dog for PTSD as well as a seizure response service dog. He serves as the Colorado K9 AmbassaDog as well as the PAWS Therapy Dog.
Jarvis is our K9 CEO. He is training to become our owner's PTSD & TBI service dog. We told him he wasn't going to be in charge of the business but he decided otherwise.
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