Adventure and Tranquility
Terena Thomas Looking up at Mountains
Terena Thomas

The Animal Behavior Academy, near Gypsum, Colorado sits on a ranch at the foot of the Flat Tops Wilderness area where the lazy Colorado River extends its bank for nearly a mile. Large fields of grass and miles of open wilderness provide the perfect setting for our Academy.

This is the place where the sun kisses snow covered plateaus while the soft gurgle of running water soothes the soul. Our large, grassy fields are the ideal place for exciting agility courses and tranquil walks.

The Bureau of Land Management borders the property, so if our 6 acres isn't big enough we have thousands of acres out our back door. Ute Indian trails dating back over a century criss-cross their way up the bluff while several other Jeep and hiking trails resonate from our fertile river valley. This truly is an enchanting location for the best animal training school you can get!

Boat on River
Hiking with Dogs
Dog Sledding
Man Biking
Man and Dog on Colorado River
Skijoring into Sunset
Girls and Dogs at Sweetwater Cave
Reading a Book on the Grass
Group Skijoring
Girls and Dogs Hiking Trail
Terena Relaxing on River
Bull Gultch Hiking
Man with Boat at River's Edge
Woman with dogs Skijoring
Girls and Dog on Ute Indian Trail
Man with Deer and Dog

There are several places of interest near our school.
Aspen Under Star Light

Aspen, Colorado

Throughout the entire year Aspen, Colorado is a wonderful destination to experience outdoor recreation. Skiing, fishing the Gold Medal waters of the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Rivers and hiking just to name a few.

Enjoy touring art galleries and exclusive shops, and learning the history of this historic silver mining town.

Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs has so much to offer.

Soak in the world-famous Hot Springs Pool to sooth your cares away. Explore the many passageways in the historical Fairy Caves.

Take time to check out the Frontier Museum or go riding on horseback in the moonlight.

Take an adventurous trip white water rafting through Glenwood canyon with cliffs that soar 1,000 feet. Afterwards, have a picnic while listening to a concert in the park.

Vale Town and Mountains

Vail, Colorado, is a beautiful town found at the bottom of the Vail Mountain Ski Resort.

At Vail you can ski down pristine slopes packed with fresh powder, enjoy snowshoeing through sparkling snow, cross country skiing through still meadows and hiking mountain trails.

Have fun shopping at a variety of shops and take time out to enjoy the restaurants with spectacular mountain views.