Trainers, food, and other recommendations
Here at CSBR we get lots of questions about trainers, dog walkers, food, and all other things Saint Bernard! Below are some of the companies and services we have experience with and would recommend!
Note that we do NOT recieve any compensation from the companies listed below if you choose to use them. We just really love them!
A good trainer is perhaps one of the most important aspects of owning a dog! There are so many to choose from, we know it can be tough. When looking for a trainer, it is important to find one that uses positive reenforcement techniques. Below are some trainers that we have worked with that we love!
Get Your Sit Together offers the following services for dog owners in the Denver area
- Positive reenforcement based animal training programs
- Pet Sitting and Boarding with a personal touch – (think mini dog fun camp with hikes and photos)
- Doggie Boot Camps (for more challenging issues
Get Your Sit Together offers training with a highly qualified trainer
- ABCDT Certification from the Animal Behavior College (2000)
- CDBC Certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
- CPDT-KSA certification from the Council for Professional Dog Training
Get Your Sit Together donates time to help us (and many other shelters and rescues!) train dogs in order to help them overcome issues and become more adoptable.
Phone: (720) 595-7272 Text only
Our goal is to provide you with the tools to have a confident and engaged dog who is physically, mentally, and socially stimulated.
Phone: (720) 757 – 9618
One of the most consistent questions we get is what to feed your Saint Bernard. We always recommend you work with your vet’s office to select an appropriate diet for your pet, particularly if you have more than one dog, or dogs of various sizes.
Foods that we recommend
After consulting with our veterinarian, we recommend feeding a diet that follows WSAVA guidelines. You can learn more about WSAVA and their food recommendations on their website (https://wsava.org)
We recommend that you speak to your veterinarian when selecting a food for your dog, as they will be able to make a recommendation based on your individual dog(s). Brands recommended by our vet in alphabetical order are Eukanuba, Hills Science Diet, Iams, Purina Pro Plan, and Royal Canin. These foods come in a variety of protein bases and flavors making feeding even your picky dog easy.
Dog walkers and sitters
Finding a trustworthy person to walk your dogs and care for your pets if you are out of town can feel like an impossible task! Below are some companies that we trust!
Kat’s K9s, LLC offers affordable, award-winning pet care for all pet owners in Colorado. We do not have a specific service area and can travel to you! Or, your pup can join us at our facility! Our services are fully customizable to your pets’ needs. Choose between group play or one-on-one attention for your pup(s), with visits starting at 10-minutes. We are happy to cater to your dog’s needs! To ensure that your pet is happy, just let us know. We aim to provide the best service for your furry/scaly/feathered family member! As an added bonus, we offer GPS tracking, along with pictures and a detailed summary after each walk through our mobile app. Our services are not just for dogs! For owners with other pets, we would be happy to help while you are away.
We are a luxurious alternative to the average
boarding kennel or daycare. We are a unique “all-inclusive” country pet resort designed for those looking for that personal touch and attention to detail.
We pride ourselves on providing plenty of
individual attention and play with human and dog interaction during the day. Well-socialized dogs receive supervised group playtime in the outdoor play areas, pool or spacious indoor play room. Cats will receive the utmost in pampering while residing in our specially designed cat
condos providing separate ventilation for each cat.
Family Petsitting is located in Castle Rock, and provides pet sitting, walks, and ranch animal care to the Castle Rock area. Family Petsitting is bonded and insured.
Having a vet that you can trust with your pet’s health is priceless! Because we only like to recommend vets that we have worked with, the list seems short. If you are not near one of the offices listed below, you can read about things to consider when looking for a vet here: https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/yourvet/finding-veterinarian
We also recommend locating and speaking to an emergency clinic near your home that is open 24 hours in case your pet needs urgent medical care when your regular vet is closed.
Mesa Veterinary Hospital is CSBR’s primary veterinarian! All dogs that come through rescue recieve medical care and evaluation through Mesa. Please visit their website for more information on the services that they provide, including care for exotics!
When a dog comes in that needs major orthopedic surgery, our first call is to Colorado Canine Orthopedics and Rehab. Located in Colorado Springs, this hospital specializes in orthopedic surgery and rehab.
Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital is our choice for specialists including neurology, opthomology, oncology, dermatology, and cardiology. They are also a 24 hour emergency clinic.
Other pet services
Heather Manfre is the Founder of A Taming Touch, LLC. She is a Denver native, with a BS in Animal Science from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. Heather has twenty years of experience in animal care, which includes working with veterinarians of western and eastern medicine, managing a dog boutique and wash, as well as working as a keeper and educator for our local zoo and aquarium.
This summer she completed the first level of Canine Therapeutic Massage with The Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage, a local trade school. Heather is now offering therapeutic massage for your dog!
Heather is continuing her studies in canine and equine massage and acupressure, as well as Reiki, and cranial-sacral work. A Taming Touch is continuing to expand their services, please contact Heather to see what services she can offer your pet!