Author

Amber Pickren, Gentle Canine

Amber Pickren, BA, CPDT-KA, is the owner of Gentle Canine in Durango, Colorado. After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology, Amber found her passion working with dogs and has never looked back. With a specialty in behavioral issues, she has been training dogs since 2004 and easily handled over 10,000 dogs in the span of her career. Amber and her husband Matt share their life with dogs Lilly, Imogene, and cat Dyno. They love getting out into the mountains and enjoy rock climbing, trail running and hiking with their four-legged adventure buddies.


Articles by Amber Pickren
Overcoming Canine Cabin Fever
How to Keep Your Dog’s Four on the Floor with Visitors at the Door
Helping Your Dog Become a Perfect Outdoor Companion
Training the Ultimate “Crag Dog”
Trail Etiquette 101: Training Tips for Off-Leash Adventures With Your Dog
Trail Etiquette 101: 4 Tips for Safe Encounters With Off-Leash Dogs on the Trail
How to Share Paddleboarding Adventures With Your Pup
Training Tips for Road Tripping With Your Dog
How to be a Trainer, Not a Tester: Finding More Success in Puppy Training
New Year’s Resolutions: 4 Training Tips for a Great Year
Helping Your Kids Become Little Trainers
5 Things Your Dog Trainer Never Leaves Home Without
Training Your Pup Downtown
5 Easy Ways to be Your Dog’s Best Friend FURever
Too Busy to Train Your Dog? Here Are 4 Ways to Fit It In!
How to Train Your Dog to Come When Called
How To Make Sure a Treat is Worth the Trick
6 Ways to Make Your Vet Visits More Enjoyable
Bobbing For Bones: 3 Steps to Swimming with Your Dog
4 Steps to Start Running with Your Dog