Meet the PawsCo Training Team
The PawsCo Training Team goes above and beyond to help our fosters, volunteers, and adopters be successful and help our amazing animals be ready to transition into forever homes. Not only do they each volunteer their training expertise to help PawsCo animals, they each have their own professional training businesses—click on their names to find out more information about services and classes! Remember, it’s always best to have a conversation with any trainer you’re considering to ensure they’re a good fit for you and your pet.
Ethan Bonen, ABCDT and ABC mentor
Business name: Wagging Pawsibilities
Classes offered: Basic Obedience, Advanced Obedience, Puppy Socialization, Puppy Kindergarten, Trick Class, CGC Class, Reactive Dog Class
Areas of specialty: Reactive dogs, fearful/shy dogs
Works with: Dogs, dogs/cats interaction
Coverage area: Aurora, Denver, Centennial, Lone tree, Littleton, Parker
Fun fact: Ethan changed his career path from electrical engineer to dog trainer after working with army and police dogs in Germany.
Business name: Wag and Learn
Classes offered: Basic Manners (a.k.a. Life Skills), Leash Walking
Areas of specialty: Puppy start right, self-control, stranger reactivity, dog reactivity, anxiety and phobias
Works with: Dogs, cats
Coverage area: Denver and the suburbs to the north and west, including Wheatridge, Arvada, Lakewood, Edgewater, Golden, Westminster, and Thornton
Fun fact: When not training animals, Courtney loves to write, rock climb, and organize fun activities for the MeetUp group she founded: Gals Who Geek – Denver.
Business name: Megan King Pet Sitting & Training
Classes offered: N/A
Areas of specialty: Behavioral, fearful/reactive dogs, dog-cat and dog-dog introductions
Works with: Dogs
Coverage area: Denver, Englewood, Littleton, Lakewood (Will travel farther on a case-by-case basis)
Fun fact: Megan loves her vegan lifestyle!
Susan Wiater, CPDT-KA, mentor trainer Animal Behavior College, Chase Dog Training Academy, Dogs Home Forever
Business name: Out of the Dog House
Classes offered: In-Home Private Training sessions, Reactive Dog classes, House Manners, Basic Obedience, Puppy Classes
Areas of specialty: Helping rescue dogs assimilate into their new homes successfully; working with fearful, reactive, and aggressive dogs; and dogs with a bite history
Works with: Dogs, cats
Coverage area: SW Denver, Littleton, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, Morrison (Will travel for emergencies)
Fun fact: Was a professional fighter and martial artist for more than 20 years.
Preferred Training Partners
PawsCo only works with and recommends positive reinforcement trainers and training partners. We encourage you to support these amazing trainers and training partners, as they share our goal of saving the lives of animals. These are good places to check out for group and basic training classes because of their great reputation, partnership with PawsCo, and locations. Click on the names to be directed to these training partner websites and get more information about class schedules. Schedules and locations can change, so it’s always good to ask!