Nominated for: BEST Training
The year was 1975. It began with two very enthusiastic young women who had a dream: to develop a dog training school that would serve the needs of as many dog owners as possible. The dream developed slowly.
The school was called "Blue Springs Dog Training Center", after the kennel name of the founders' Shetland Sheepdog show breeding concern. The first location was a former warehouse on Rio Grande, right next to the railroad tracks, just North of Belleview Avenue in Littleton, Colorado. The duo put up dry wall, and with the help from friends and some paint, a dreary, dark, dirty building was turned into a bright, light blue and white training center. This color scheme is still being used.
During the late 70s, four trainers taught classes two mornings and evenings each week. Over the next decade, more trainers and days were added to the Center schedule. We now have a staff of 25 trainers and offer classes every day of the week. To adapt to the increasing demand, the training center had several locations between 1975 and 1984.
Our present location at 2980 W. Oxford Avenue has been home to "Blue Springs 'n Katydid Dog Training Center, Inc." since 1989. It was at this time "Katydid" was added to the name for the school. Now the Corporation carries the kennel names of both owners.
I have trained 6 dogs at Blue Springs n' Katydid DTC over a span of 25 years. They have earned titles in the breed ring, rally, obedience, tracking & agility. All grew up to be good canine citizens due to excellent instruction received and we have had a lot of fun getting there.
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