Sandra Winfrey, MISAP
Positive Reinforcement Dog Training and Behavior Modification
in Colorado and virtual
A few words about me...
fun. compassion. reward based. relationship focused.
I believe dog training should be reward based with positive reinforcement and fun for everyone involved as well as trying to ignore the behaviors we don't want. I believe in training dogs and their parents together because at the end it is you that lives with your companion und you that has a bond and relationship. Living with our dogs can be a rewarding and wonderful bond if all needs are considered.
Growing up in Germany, since I can remember I always loved animals of all sizes and wanted dogs. When my parents finally got their rescue mixed breed Celly I loved spending every possible moment with her and teaching her new tricks.
In 2017, we finally got our working Golden Retriever Gin-Hendrick and I fell completely in love training this high energy dog using his inner desire. Using positive training methods we enrich our relationship daily and watch him grow.
In 2020 we got our second Golden Hercinia-Pathfinder, who also is a wonderful girl to work and live with.
I have since trained and studied in Germany and England with various trainers and training styles and worked with positive reinforcement training methods from 2018-2023 in England as a dog trainer.
With our move to Colorado in 2023 the vision of my own dog school finally became reality and I am looking forward to helping you and your dog with reward based training methods to achieve your best possible relationship.
Besides dog training and behavior modifications I also specialize in positive reinforcement gun dog (retriever) training.
where I can help you...
Reward based Gun Dog (Retriever) Training
In Person and Virtual Training
... helping you to understand your dog and having a relaxed and wonderful life together!
dog training services
For all my lessons and behavior sessions I offer single one hour bookings (pay-as-you-go) or you can buy a package of multiple hours and book the hours as you like. A package will give you reduced hourly rates.
Some, like rattlesnake avoidance are offered as group classes as well.
All my lessons are personalized to your needs and your dog's knowledge & personality, as I don't believe that one shoe fits all in training.
To get more information about each of my services you can click on the photo
my goals for you
The goal at dreamlike4paws is to show you as pet parents and the world that you can train & help dogs through compassion, motivation, building confidence and a positive relationship.
To get the best companion possible it takes besides a lot of practice, also patience, understanding, communication and empathy.
This is where I can help you!
what some of my pet parents say...
"We had a wonderful training class with Sandra. At first I almost didn't go because my dog's reactivity can be a lot to handle, but Sandra made us feel welcomed and took the time to make sure Valkyrie was calm and comfortable. We were able to work through her reactiveness and I still use the tricks Sandra taught us to this day!"
Shelby & Valkyrie