American Dog School

Tami Carrasco of American Dog School

Tami Carrasco

At American Dog School, I believe NO DOG IS UNTRAINABLE.

I believe that every dog should be properly trained. The decision to train an animal can be one of the best decisions ever made regarding your pet. I believe that whether you train your dog or not, he will learn habits from you and your family. Obedience training ensures that your animal develops the kind of habits that will allow him to live a long healthy life. The right kind of habits will also allow pet and owner to enjoy a healthy, loving bond.I will help you train your dog to be responsive to you, ensuring that you can direct and control him or her at all times.

I offer a FREE introductory class any day of the week so your family and your dog can come see what American Dog School has to offer.

Call or Text for your FREE Consultation, Demonstration and Evaluation at
(970) 744-0839


American Dog School “Best of Fort Collins” Dog Training for 6 Consecutive Years!

American Dog School “Best of Fort Collins” Dog Training for 6 Consecutive Years!

Tami Works with Class at American Dog Schol

Tami Works with a Class

Tami Carrasco oversees the training of every dog that comes to American Dog School. She wants each dog to excel to its highest potential. She focuses on what the pet owner wants, while making it fun for both owners and dogs.

Tami has owned American Dog School since 1992. Her prior work history includes the following: West Hampden Training Stables, Animal Rescue and Adoption Society, Wagon Wheel Ranch and Colorado Dog Academy. In 1990, Tami started at American School of Dog Training which she then purchased in 1992.

Tami was voted “Best of Fort Collins Dog Training” for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. She has also been a Canine Good Citizen evaluator since 1994 and has earned and helped students earn several Companion Dog titles, Companion Dog Excellent titles, Shutzhund titles plus Conformation Champions in UKC and AKC. Her training also includes multiple service dogs, Colorado disc dogs, dock dogs, tracking dogs and actively helping children in 4-H train dogs and compete in obedience. Tami trains her personal dogs with one individual winning “Puppy Division” in his first ever Bird Dog Trial for the BDC. Included in this broad training experience, she has even won a “cast” in UKC Coon Hunts with her own Redbone Coonhounds.

Tami, a single mom, is also a competitive Reiner and her accomplishments in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) include the following:

  • Novice Amateur AQHA Achievement Buckle
  • 2004 Rifle Summer Classic NRHA $200 added Limited Non Pro
  • Champion Limited Non Pro 2004 Western Slope Reining Horse Association Year End Buckle
  • 2010 Eastern Slope Slide $200 added NRHA Limited Non Pro
  • 2010 Eastern Slope Slide $200 added NRHA Limited Non Pro
  • 2010 Colorado State Fair $500 added NRHA Intermediate Non Pro
  • 2010 Year End RMRHA Reserve Champion: Intermediate and Non Pro
  • Year End RMRHA 2010 Limited Non Pro: 3rd Place
  • 2011 WSRHA Summer Classic $500 added
  • Intermediate Non Pro $500 added
  • 2011 WSRHA $1000 added Non Pro Spring Classic
  • 2011 WSRHA $1000 added Non Pro Summer Classic
  • 2011 Year End WSRHA Champion Buckles in Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro
  • 2011 WSRHA Saddle for Top Non Pro


Carrasco Family

Garrett, Tami and Gatlin Carrasco
Don’t forget Dallas!

Tami Carrasco and Roosters Starlight

Tami and Roosters Starlight