5310 East Pacific Place
DENVER, CO 80222




Pack Leader Training with Dharma for Dogs

Pack Leader Training – Our mission at Dharma For Dogs is to help owners bring balance and harmony to dogs and their owners’ lives. Have you ever seen Cesar Millan’s “The Dog Whisperer” on the National Geographic channel? Well, we have and Cesar Millan’s philosophy has not only changed our lives but gave us a whole new perspective on dog behavior and rehabilitation. This method intrigued us so much that in the summer of 2006 we traveled to Los Angeles to attend a seminar on dog psychology taught by Linn Boyke at ZEN4K9s. Linn Boyke was personally trained by Cesar Millan. We have taken Cesar’s philosophy about being “The Pack Leader” and using exercise, discipline and affection to help create balance and harmony amongst owners and their dogs. We have already had wonderful success with dogs that were too aggressive to be around other dogs that now attend doggy daycare.

Often, when dogs are frustrated or lacking leadership they will act out through obsessive or aggressive behavior. Negative behavior almost always arises because of something that we, as owners, are not doing for our dogs. Learning how to be a pack leader and knowing the needs of your dog will help bring balance and happiness into their lives as well as your own. By educating owners and rehabilitating dogs, we believe that we can enrich the lives of our dogs and ourselves.

Depending on the severity of the behavioral issue we have many different techniques to help correct them. Most often our dogs’ behavioral problem is simply our dog letting us know that we are not fulfilling his or her needs. We will help guide owners so they will learn what steps need to be taken to help their dogs become more balanced. Exercise is an essential part to the rehabilitation process.

If you have any specific behavior problem or problems that need to be addressed, you can schedule a private consultation. This consultation includes the expert advice from owner, Tracy Jackson. All of our consultations include learning to be “Leader of the Pack” and mastering the walk. We will stay up to three hours addressing the issues you have brought to our attention; however, in order for true balance to be accomplished the learned techniques will need to be followed continuously and consistently. In order to help you with this we will always be available to you for questions and concerns.

We look forward to helping you and your pets achieve a happy and healthy relationship together.

For more information on our program or to schedule a consultation, contact Tracy at The Big Backyard. (303) 757-7905.

Some of our doggy services

Doggy Daycare


Doggy Daycare at The Big Backyard provides a fun, interactive day for your dog!

At The Big Backyard, dogs get to be dogs and are free to romp with friends in our large indoor/outdoor play areas.


Overnight Dog Care


With comfort, you can now travel more or have a long weekend from home and know that your dog is in great hands, with our Overnight Care.

The Big Backyard’s overnight care is specifically designed for and can be exclusively utilized by our doggie daycare clients.

Our "Rufference" & "Bark-A-Monials"

Tail Wagin' Reviews

(Chocolate Lab - 2 years old)

“I’ve been coming to The Big Backyard twice a week since I was 4 months old, and it’s my FAVORITE activity! Everyone always tells my mommy and daddy how well ‘socialized’ I am… I don’t know what that means, but I do know that I love to play nice with other doggies and people.All my friends here take really good care of me, and The Big Backyard is my trusted home away from home!”