pranaDOGS, a non-profit, 501(c)3 Canine Behavior & Rehabilitation Center is located near Durango, Colorado. Situation on 20-acres in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, pranaDOGS fosters, trains, and rehabilitates dogs into great companions and service dogs.

         prana – vitality, life energy

Through training and education we help shelter and rescue dogs with behavior challenges, basic manners and cross-train eligible dogs for service work.



DOGS for Adoption

pranaDOGS rehabilitates dogs and adopts them as either well-trained companion animals or exceptionally, well-trained service dogs.

All our companion dogs are trained on the Top 10 Behaviors and Certified in the Canine Good Citizen test.

Our psychiatric service dogs are trained through the Top 10 Behaviors, Certified in the Canine Good Citizen test, passed through Public Access and trained in Deep Pressure Therapy, Nudging, and one additional (handlers choice) behavior.

pranadogspranadogsWhat type of dog do you have?Identifying Issues

at pranaDOGS we deal with a lot of different types of dogs with a lot of different types of issues. Many are based in fear and anxiety and result in overreactions, while others stem from inappropriate coping mechanisms and behaviors.

By identifying the dogs particular style and personality, we’re able to find the appropriate strategy to help them not only succeed, but to thrive and become good-mannered members of society.


pranadogsTop 10 behaviorsTraining

We believe all dogs need to know the Top 10 Behaviors with special emphasis on Come (Recall) and Heel (Leash Manners). We offer basic manners classes through La Plata County Humane Society and monthly workshops on Recall, Dog Reactivity, Leash Manners, Canine Good Citizen and Service Dog Training.