A Touch Of Golden Class
A Touch Of Golden Class

A Touch Of Golden Class

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Introduction: In 2021, I established “A Touch of Golden Class”. Ever since, I have been providing loyal and loving pet training and services to the Colorado Springs area and beyond. I have grown to include in-home training, as well as board-and-train, inside my new home. YES! I said in my home. Training your pup in a facility, is all well and fine. However, studies have shown, training in a home environment makes the transition to your home easier. My goal is and has always been to assist in making your pet, your pride! Our focus is to teach you how to get your dog ready for the real world. So that your dog fits your lifestyle, whether it's puppy training or training to become a service dog. Our number one goal is to teach our clients and their companions to have the best relationship possible. We love seeing the relationship between our clients and their companions become a strong working relationship. Once a strong working relationship anything is possible once we have that. We love our furry friends! From running around in our fenced yard to lounging on our comfortable bedding, your dog will be begging to stay here! We provide fun, treats, and lots of love. Our in-home dog care means your fur baby will not feel left behind while you are away. It also means you don’t have to worry about the safety or happiness of your pet! All breeds are welcome! All energy levels are accepted here. Please be honest about your dog so that we can provide the best stay, even if this means you think your dog barks too much or isn't precisely potty trained. It is ok; we got this! Our home is cleaned daily, including toys, bedding, and bowls. The advantage of in-home dog boarding is that your fur baby isn't alone or surrounded by crowds of dogs coming in and out. You do not risk exposing them to kennel cough, injuries during playtime with other dogs, etc. Happiness exists here! It is not just the freedom to roam free in our home and yard that your dog will love, but the genuine affection and attention they will receive! Check us out on our website atouchofgoldenclass.com or on Instagram!! Give us a call today 7 1 9 8 9 6 1 4 6 4 Due to Covid-19, we do offer curbside drop off and pickup at customer's request. Also, offering a 10% discount to First Responders (Law enforcement, Paramedics, EMTs, and Firerighters) and Military.

Hired 19 times

Serves Colorado Springs, CO

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4 employees

22 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

11 reviews


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Mary b.
Sep 19, 2020

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I had never had the need for anyone to care for my now 8 year old dog, Tilly. Due to family circumstances that required me to leave town, it was necessary to find someone to help me out. My choices were a kennel where she would be crated for most of the day, taken to a small area to potty, and likely have little or no interaction with other dogs. The other option was private care. When I took Tilly to Kathy's, the decision was easy. The most important gauge for me was my dog. She loved it there from the beginning. Dogs in Kathy's care are outside for most of the day socializing with other dogs, going for regular walks, and no crates unless upon request. Training is also part of the dogs daily routine.I received pictures and videos nearly everyday. Whenever I texted her, which was often, she responded immediately with updates. I had no worries about Tilly knowing that she was in loving hands. My only fear is that she won't want to come home:)! Thank you Kathy, from the bottom of my heart.

Details: Dog • 1 pet • Giving food and water • Taking pet outside • Providing companionship • Providing exercise • Overnight visit (10-12 hours) • At the pro’s location

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Barbara L.
May 29, 2020

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05.29.2020 - Let me start by saying I don't have children of my own and my pups are my babies...as such, I interviewed four other dog trainers in the Denver, CO area before stumbling upon Kathy via Nextdoor.com as a recommendation from a trusted neighbor in Elizabeth, CO. Come to find out, Kathy's not in my neighborhood, but 45 minutes South of me in Colorado Springs - it was worth the drive. She invited me into her home for an initial consultation and spent 2 hours with me and my pups free of charge observing us in her backyard (Intervention alert! My pups were running me). She was responsive, delightful, real, and a POSITIVE reinforcement trainer (no shock collars here). She is a wonderful lady, with realistic expectations for your dog. If she thinks she can't get a behavior mastered in the time frame given, she tells you that up front. She is in high demand, so after our initial consultation I booked for two weeks out, and brought my girls back. When I say "my girls" I have two 9 month old Aussie Blue Heelers - Dolly Parton & Reba McEntire. It's important to note here that my pups are EXTREMELY high energy and had every bad trait a pup could have (my fault - I'm a spoiler). Barking, playfully nipping, jumping up on people, pulling on the leash, not well socialized, aggressive with larger dogs...the list continues. I booked 2 weeks out and hoped for the best. Fast forward to day 10 of 14 with Kathy and both my girls go into heat! She called me and offered another 4 days of training FREE of charge as they lost focus. Well if you know my dogs, they never had focus before meeting Kathy! My babes returned home a better version of themselves. Sit, stay, down, shake, no barking, no jumping, quiet in their seats and focused on me giving direction. WORTH EVERY PENNY. I highly recommend, and I have given Kathy her permission to use me as a reference.

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Puppy training • Leash pulling • Destructive behavior • Chewing • At the pro’s location

Dog Training
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David P.
Nov 23, 2020

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Fantastic trainer. Our black lab is a very willful puppy. Kathy stopped the nipping and jumping on folks; trained him on sit/stay/down in short order; and trained to walk on the leash. He has become attentive and really enjoys the training. She is training us now, on how to work with our puppy. We love her training method - praise and reward. Jake is responding fabulously. Thanks Kathy!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Biting • Leash pulling • Chewing • My home, venue, etc.

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You and your family is more than welcome. Jake is a joy to train and be around. If you need anything just let me know.
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Devin a.
Sep 18, 2020
AMAZING!! We were at a lost with our pup until we found Kathy! We did the puppy two week boarding and we got ollie back friday-sunday and then drop him back off. When we got ollie back he was a new puppy. he listen for the most part, and he finally slept with us in the bed and actually slept! Kathy also has other dogs there she boards/trains so not only will your pup get trained but they will also get a lot of play time! 100% recommend Kathy!!
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Janelle Y.
Mar 4, 2021
We love A Touch of Golden Class and Kathy was amazing working with our fur baby, Sansa. Our 1yr 10 mo Australian Cattle Dog/Terrier/Lab Retriever mix was showing over excitement when visitors would come over, some resource guarding with other dogs present, and excessive pulling on the leach on walks. After two weeks with A Touch of Golden Class, Sansa came home tired, happy, and educated! Walks have been so much more rewarding for her and myself and Kathy gave my husband and I lots of take home schooling to help Sansa continue fine tuning her new learned skills. When visitors come over, she knows how to relax and greet nicely and her socialization at "school" has helped her be more willing with sharing her toys. Thank you Kathy for everything!
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Kathrine Hazlett-Coughlin


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    make sure you have everything that you expect down in writing

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to actually meet at a park. If possible with all family members come. That way I can assess how the puppy or dog is with everybody in the family. Whether one person calls him and he doesn't come. If he comes to a different person. those are things that I would like to observe. I can more understand. then just sit down and talk to the husband and wife or the adult in the family. to go over exactly what they see. if it is for a service dog, emotional support dog, or a therapy dog those are very specific things that we would have to sit down and go over. I would have to know all of your signs. if you have anxiety, do you start itching before it comes on? that way I can train the dog to those specific needs

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    When I was breeding in upstate New York I also volunteered at my veterinarian's office. also volunteered for rescues Foster puppies in my house.

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