|Front Range K9 Academy / 6729 W. 44th Ave. / Wheat Ridge, CO / 80033 /// email@example.com /// (720) 839-1102
|Meet the Trainers:
|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
The program is extremely rigorous, with an 80% 'wash out'
rate. This means we train and retain only the best
communicating with clients and their dogs.
|Any age. Any breed. Any size.
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'
|Jennifer Pearson, MSW, MSc, Doctoral Candidate
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 will be available for
appointments in late April, 2018.
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 a doctoral candidate in the field of the human-animal bond (University of
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
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 joined the Front Range K9 team in October of 2016. She comes 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.
|Nicole Gordiyenko, BA, CBC:
Nicole Gordiyenko also joined us in October 2016. Nicole is a lifelong dog enthusiast.
With an education in cognitive science and over four years of experience in coaching, Nicole combines her
passion for dogs with a background in cognitive and behavioral psychology to help you bridge the language
gap between you and your dog. She believes that solid communication is key in achieving the behaviors
you want, and will act as a guide and translator between you and your canine friend as you begin this
When she's not training, Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, and adventuring with her sidekick Tycho, a German
shepherd & Labrador cross. She understands the struggle of obedience and hopes to provide you with
simple every-day solutions for the every-day dog, so you can spend less time worrying about behavior
issues and more time enjoying life with your best friend!
|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
Clients have travelled from as far away as Nebraska, Wyoming, and Kansas to work with this highly-recommended dog
behaviorist & trainer.
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