Competitive/Specialty Training

Our training team has created a dynamic dog training program that is fun for dogs and the whole family! We have everything you need “Under the Sun”!

Basic Obedience Class is recommended for all Competitive/Specialty Training classes. 

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Trick Class 

Does your dog have a personality all their own and like to show off? Is it time to learn some tricks? Then this class is for you! You and your pup will spend quality time together learning fun and exciting tricks (verbal and hand signals) to show off their true Paw-tential! 

  • Spin 
  • Touch/Target 
  • Bravo/Curtsy (Take a Bow) 
  • Bowing 
  • Paw/Shake 
  • Cover/ Are you shy? 
  • Arm Hoops 
  • Arms; getting your dog to jump into your arms on command
  • Sit Pretty 
  • In between the legs

Basic and Intermediate AVAILABLE
Intro: 6 weeks/1 session per week- $300
– Schedule varies


Rally-O is a highly motivational obedience class which is enjoyed by both you and your dog! Hand and voice commands as well as body language are all encouraged in this fun sport. Rally-O is a sport in which you and your dog complete a course of designated stations (10-20 depending on the level).  Each station has a sign with a diagram and text describing what is to be performed.  

Intro and Drop-In Classes Available!
Intro: 6 weeks/1 session per week- $300
– Schedule varies

Nose Work

Nose Work is a sport that mimics the task of working detection dogs to locate a scent and communicate to you that the scent has been found.  Your dog is the star of the show!  Utilizing the scents from AKC, UKC, NACSW (National Association of Canine Scent Work) and USCSS (United States Canine Scent Sports), learn how to read your dog as they “find it”!

Intro, Nose Work 2, and Drop-In Classes Available!
Intro/Nose Work 2: 6 weeks/1 session per week- $300
– Schedule varies

Conformation (Show)

Every breed has a standard of how they should look, move, and even act.  Here at Under the Sun we want to help you not only learn about your breed standard, but also the rules and procedures of an AKC dog show. Most importantly how to present your dog to the best of your ability.  We will teach you to be a great frame for your beautiful picture of the dog!

We will introduce and teach you the following: how to stack, free stack, and gait your dog in addition to the fundamentals and techniques of coat care to give you the best chance to achieve your goals.

Intro and Drop-In Classes Available!
Intro: 6 weeks/1 session per week- $300
– Schedule varies

Intro Field/Duck Dog

Is your retriever ready?  This group class is for young, inexperienced dogs.  Your retriever will be exposed and introduced to birds, decoys, water retrieves, gun fire etc.  These classes will help you get your young retriever started correctly by building a solid foundation.
Dogs ages 5 months-1 year.

This class will give your retriever the basics to become a productive and safe hunting dog.

Weeks 1-5 at Under the Sun facility, Week 6 at Rugged Retrievers in Calhan, CO.

  • Week 1- Format, Equipment needed, Q&A (no dogs)
  • Week 2- Review of Obedience Training
  • Week 3- Intro to Retrieving & decoys
  • Week 4- Into to Marked Retrieves
  • Week 5- Intro to birds & Decoys
  • Week 6 -Intro to water retrieves, gun fire, on location-Calhan, CO

Intro: 6 weeks/1 session per week- $300

Competitive Agility

Is your dog happy, gets along well with other dogs, energetic, enjoys running and responds well to direction? Competitive Agility may be you and your dogs new interest!

Competitive Agility is one of the fastest growing dog training sports in the country which consists of a handler directing a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy.

Dog training sports continue to solidify bonds with your dogs and they are fun for all!

Intro Classes Available!
Intro: 6 weeks/1 session per week- $300
– Schedule varies

Coming Soon!
Competitive Obedience

Have you and your dog formed an even stronger bond through obedience training and now you and your dog are ready for more?

Competitive Obedience is an advanced training in which the handler directs the dog through a series of highly stylized behaviors that demonstrate control, accuracy, and precision from both handler and dog. Dogs who do best like to train and can tolerate repetition.

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Outdoor Dog

Do you love the Colorado outdoors? Do you love to fish, hike, camp, and explore? There is no better way to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer than with your dog at your side.

Under the Sun Outdoor Dog Classes offer a variety of training techniques for you and your dog to use while exploring and enjoying outdoor activities. This class advances obedience training and focuses on off-leash, recall, and distance and perimeter training. Get ready to enjoy the outdoors with your best friend!

Intro: 6 weeks/1 session per week- $300

Coming Soon!

  • Barnhunt
  • Therapy