Meet the Training Wheels Team
Our staff is specially trained to recognize and understand dog behavior to ensure that each pup is safe and comfortable during their stay.
Jamie Flanagan KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA
Our company owner and founder, Jamie began her career training dogs in 2008 and is now one of the most respected dog behavior experts in Colorado.
She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.
Jamie handles our more significant behavior cases and court-ordered training but her favorite students are tiny dachshunds with huge attitude!
Jamie is passionate about helping people who think their dog is a lost cause or have seen other trainers that have made their dog's behavior worse! A little science goes a long way.
Ongoing education is incredibly important for all our staff, but Jamie says the dogs are her best teachers. Ask her what they've taught her lately.
Meghan Barber, M.S. Ed.
Formally trained in Mathematics Education for grades k-8, Meghan now applies her teaching skills to helping people understand their canine companions.
While seeking to learn more about her own reactive dog, Meghan found a deep rooted, “fit,” with the amazing work being done at Training Wheels, and now we just can't get rid of her!
Meghan keeps busy managing a three-generation household and wrangling her two boxers.
She makes the best human treats too; chocolate chip cookies!
Jamie Nuss | Boarding Operations Manager
Jamie is a Colorado native and dog lover for life.
Her previous experience in Animal Sheltering and Animal Control means she has extensive training in humanely housing and handling pets.
Jamie has filled several roles as she's grown with Training Wheels and we are excited to have her back on staff as Operations Manager.
Ask Jamie for top secret recommendations on off-leash hikes in Boulder.
Elena Sierra | Administrative Assistant
Elena began her time with us as a client, then a Camp Counselor and now handles new inquiries and scheduling.
When not at Training Wheels, Elena is the talented CEO of the Sierra household where she manages three teenagers and two giant dogs!
Kelly Grant | Assistant Manager
Maddy River | Assistant Manager
Camp Counselor Extraordinaire
Lexi Medina | Camp Counselor
Gracie Leonard | Camp Counselor
Sydney Parker | Camp Counselor
Mackenzie Garner | Camp Counselor
Chase Bonner | Business Operations Manager
Chase keeps the business side of Training Wheels running smoothly.
He's fond of saying "If I'm doing things right you won't ever know there was a problem."
Chase works remotely and may be solving our problems from halfway around the world. Ask him where he's been lately!
We are lucky to have a handful of devoted volunteers who help us provide the dogs with extra love and attention and assist with special projects around the ranch.
You may see our volunteers helping with training and enrichment, taking someone on a pup cup field trip or piloting the ride-on lawn mower.