Chris & Ryelie And their mission to provide service animals to our veterans READ MORE WE CAN HELP WHAT ISSUE ARE YOU HAVING? ANY BREED, ANY BEHAVIOR TELL US ABOUT YOUR DOG

Our Story, Our Mission

As the elite dog trainer in Castle Rock, our vision and mission is to partner alongside you to create well-behaved dog-citizens for the home, public, and business arenas. Our goal is to produce and place highly skilled service animals that contribute to, and improve, the lives of veterans within our community. Our founder, Chris Winkler, served for five years in the United States Marine Corps. Today, his passion is to integrate personal and working dogs into every facet of life, while helping to create and nurture an unbreakable bond between you and your dog.



We Come to You!

  • Any breed or temperament 
  • We train safely in your dog’s natural and comfortable home environment
  • We take time to educate you as an owner/handler
  • This approach takes advantage of  YOU working with the dog
       -This creates mutual trust
       -Defined communication
       -Clarity of boundaries


We Can Help!

  • Pulling on the leash
  • Not coming when called
  • Hyperactivity
  • Destructive behaviors
  • Jumping on people
  • Excessive barking & MUCH MORE



Very great guy and supportive towards handlers. Don’t hesitate to ask questions he is happy to help!
~Marlyn Huerta

We cannot thank the Elite K-9 Training team enough for putting in their time with us. Our Reagan can be reactive towards other dogs and people, to the point where we emotionally struggled to take her on a daily walk.
~Mattie M.

Chris was amazing, and my dog is now so well-behaved that he can actually just “hang out” when I have company (instead of having to be put in another room). Would highly recommend these guys to anyone.
~Seth G.

Communicative, humble, and great K9 handler. Loud and passionate instructor, Elite K-9 Colorado team out here getting wild!
~Nic Baker