Front Range K9 Academy, K9 Counselor, dog training and behavior services in Denver, Colorado
 
Denver's Original  Front Range K9 Academy
(720) 839-1102
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Front Range K9 Academy / 6729 W. 44th Ave. / Wheat Ridge, CO / 80033   ///   frontrangek9@yahoo.com  ///  (720) 839-1102
Meet the Trainers:
Jennifer Pearson, MSW, MSc

Head Trainer Jennifer Pearson trained with us in 2015, and after a brief hiatus, in which she spent time
at the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers, has returned.  

Jennifer is an Applied Animal Behaviorist (Master of Science, University of Edinburgh’s College of
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine), an animal-assisted clinical social worker (Master of Social Work,
University of Denver), and teaches classes in the field of the human-animal bond (University of Denver).

She has over twenty years’ experience working with dogs professionally as a trainer, behaviorist, handler,
and kennel associate. She competes with her own dogs in Mondioring, works with pet dogs and their
owners struggling with a range of behavior problems, is an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and has
been a therapy dog evaluator and behavior consultant with Professional Therapy Dogs of Colorado.

Jennifer has been an adjunct faculty member for the Institute of Human-Animal Connection, Graduate
School of Social Work, University of Denver since 2008 where she has taught nearly thirty courses to
date in their Animal and Human Health professional development series, and on campus in the Animal-
Assisted Social Work certificate program.

She has also guest lectured for a number of universities, including the University of Edinburgh and West
Chester University, and presented at national and international peer-reviewed professional conferences.
Megan Tutera, BS, CBC

Trainer & Behaviorist, Megan Tutera came to us with a previous background in training, and felt that our
methods gave her a good balance as a trainer to help impact the lives of families and their dogs.

Megan has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science, and spent 15 years as an animal behaviorist working with
both marine and land animals. She has trained animals for Sea World Ohio, The Rainforest Café, the National
Aquarium in Baltimore, and most recently Six Flags Great Adventure. Whether it was with sea lions or elephants,
or dogs, Megan has always had a passion for training.

Her passion for working with dogs came with her first foster dog, Blitz. Blitz was a deaf Dogo without any hope for
a home, and no training. She made it her job to make him into an incredible adoptable boy and now wishes to
continue to pursue her career helping others with their companion dogs.
Owner - Jennifer Hime, BA, CBC:

While in Pueblo, CO, owner & training director, Jennifer Hime studied under Dog Trainer Paula Mitchell of Animal
World in the fields of canine behavior and obedience training beginning in 1990. In addition to operating Front Range
K-9 Academy, she has counseled dogs and their owners for Pet Country in Pueblo, Northwest Animal Hospital in
Colorado Springs, CO & The Dog House, a Doggy Daycare and Boarding Kennel facility formerly located in Denver, CO.

Jennifer has worked with dogs of all breeds, sizes and temperaments.  She believes in focusing on each dog/owner
relationship to tailor services that meet the needs of the individual.

Finally, Jennifer does more than train dogs for a living; she lives with dogs for her training.  She shares her home with
the whippets of
Horsetooth Whippets, and she bases many of the lessons she teaches in class on the lessons she's
learned from her own dogs.  Jennifer competes with her dogs in AKC Conformation, Obedience, and Rally-O, and
coursing.

Clients have travelled from as far away as Nebraska, Wyoming, and Kansas to work with this highly-recommended dog
behaviorist & trainer.
Career Highlights/Memberships:

2017 - Professional Member - I.A.C.P. (International Association of Canine Professionals)
2017 - Supporting Member - canine division of the I.A.A.B.C.  (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants)
2014 - Member - A.P.D.T. (Association of Pet Dog Trainers)
2007 - Member - canine division of the A.C.A.B.C. (Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors).
1994 -  University of Southern Colorado, BA in Education.
1992 - Certification by A.C.T.S. (Accredited Canine Training Systems).
1990 - Apprenticeship under Paula Mitchell - Pueblo, CO

Additionally, Jennifer continues to further her knowledge of canine behavior through continuing education courses and
independent study.
Why hire just any dog
trainer, when you can
hire the
local trainers
with the experience &
techniques that will
SOLVE the problems?
Owner/Training Director, Jennifer Hime, BA, CBC &
"Siobhan" the wonder collie.
 
Any age.  Any breed.  Any size.  
Any dog.

We work with dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes -
from the largest mastiffs to the smallest teacup
chihuahuas and poodles.

Our method is unlike any thing else being taught in
the Denver area.  Over 70 years in the making, the
method delivers uniform, reliable, real-world results.

Want to know more?  Check out our trainers'
biographies below!
A Colorado Dog Training Tradition

We're a Colorado Company!  Front Range K9
Academy was founded by owner and trainer, Jennifer
Hime.
 A Colorado native, Hime has worked with dogs
professionally since 1990.

In 2006, we put in place our
Dog Trainer
Apprenticeship Program
.  Every trainer we hire must
complete a minimum of 200 hours of training under our
Head Trainers.  

The program is extremely rigorous, with an 80% 'wash
out' rate.  This means we train and retain
only the best at
communicating with clients and their dogs.
Meredith Harris, ACBC

Trainer Meredith Harris joined the Front Range K9 team after completing our rigorous Dog Trainer
Apprenticeship program in 2018, and is available to begin accepting clients and teaching group classes.  We're
looking forward to her leading pack walks and teaching polishing skills and drills classes, as well as all levels of
our training programs.

Meredith's interest in dog training stemmed from her other canine-related profession of dog walking & sitting.  
She found that she wanted to know more about dog behavior to be able to better serve the dogs she encounters
in her daily work, as well as her own dogs - Alfred, a large mix breed pup, and Kinsey, a 7 year old Yorkshire
terrier.

We look forward to having this talented trainer on board!
Jordan Dye, ACBC

Raised in a household with cats, horses, and dogs, Trainer Jordan Dye has been a life-long animal lover.  
She has currently been accepted to both the Equine Business Management & Horse Training & Management
programs at Lamar Community College and begins that exciting animal behavior adventure in the fall of 2019.

In the meantime, Jordan has completed our Dog Trainer Apprenticeship program in record time, and is
available to begin accepting clients and teaching classes.  She is qualified to teach all levels of our training, as
well as problem solving, tricks classes, and more.

Jordan spends her spare time working with her 3 horses, and 1 year old terrier, Jax, her demo dog.  She is an
avid tricks trainer and an overall asset to our training staff.

We're thrilled to have this dynamic, insightful trainer on board.