Ana Melara

Grace Dog Training


  • Office 303-238-3647


Office Address1930 Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80214

Ana Melara has been working with dogs and their families for almost 2 decades, originally in NYC and for more than 15 years here in Colorado. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and member of the (APDT) Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a member of (IAABC) International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She has her Primary and Level 1 TAGteach Certifications and is currently completing her Level 2 Certification. She is a Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She keeps herself current by attending and hosting various workshops, seminars and conferences.

Her training techniques are founded on praise-based, dog-friendly and people-friendly methods, and a fundamental belief that, as their guardians, we are responsible for their well-being and training. Whether she is teaching basic manners, agility, puppy socialization, potty training or addressing a dog’s aggression issues, Ana stresses to all of her human clients the profound importance that their gentle leadership plays in their dog’s training. Ana also donates her time and services to various rescue organizations in the Denver Metro Area. Ana lives in Lakewood with her husband, her daughter and her 4 fantastic dogs. Chaka, her youngest and latest addition, Tatonka, her 7-ish year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier who has gone from nervous and growly to happily waggly, Meg is her 12 year-old black lab everything superstar. Argos is her 15 year-old German Shepherd mix who is one of our greatest assets in helping dogs with aggression issues.