This course includes: polishing up & improving on basic commands (sit, down, stay, come, and heel) with increased distractions and over longer distances; plus teaching new skills including place (sending your dog to lie down on & stay within defined boundaries, such as a mat), drop it & leave it! Training your dog to go to a specific place is one of the most useful behaviors an owner can have!

Hi, I’m Erin Myers - Training & Behavior Department Supervisor at Longmont Humane Society.

Erin first began working professionally in animal welfare in 2014 after years of developing personal experience handling, rehabilitating, and fostering both wild and companion animals. Her career began in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a large regional Humane Society but she soon answered the call to return to Colorado and joined the Client Care Team at LHS in 2015, providing service at both the Adoption and Intake desks. Eager to deepen her work with animals and the people who love them, Erin became a Senior Client Care Team Member, expanding her range of responsibilities within the shelter. In February of 2017, Erin transitioned from the Client Care Team to become a member of the Training & Behavior Department to the position of the Public Training Program Coordinator. As Public Training Program Coordinator, Erin has overseen all public dog training and Adoption Follow-up programs, acts as a resource to answer training questions, instructs obedience courses, conducts behavioral evaluations, and supervises puppy playgroups. From mid-2019 to late-2021, Erin also held the additional role of Transfer Coordinator, further expanding her responsibilities at LHS. In October of 2021, Erin moved away from her role of transfer coordinator and took on the task of restructuring LHS’s training programs, combining both the Public Training & Shelter Training programs to create a more streamlined, cohesive department. As Public & Shelter Training Supervisor, Erin is responsible for supervising the operations of all training department programs and staff. She is responsible for maintaining the behavioral health of LHS-owned dogs while in a kennel/shelter environment and provides effective & appropriate training and handling for both LHS & client-owned dogs in need of behavior modification. Erin received an Associate’s degree of Science, and later obtained a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Zoology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She lives in Longmont with her husband, and their three lovable and goofy rescue dogs, Domino, Dobby, and Dexter.

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Survey Response from past Intermediate Obedience client!

Class was great, very informative. Erin is an outstanding trainer. She explains things very well and understands dogs and people. My dog got so much out of the class thank you

Survey Response from past Intermediate Obedience client!

Erin is a masterful canine instructor. She genuinely appears to care and is very diligent with each "student" and handler. Thoroughly impressed. Thank you so much for the formal lessons & informed conversations. You're a part of our dogs' lives forever!

Survey Response from past Intermediate Obedience client!

We cannot get enough classes with you, Erin! Excellent! Our dogs are better behaved. We enjoy having dogs more than ever before. These classes are great for us as humans too - they reinforce us to be consistent and patient. Thank you!