About Us

We are Amanda & Jake Kramer, owners and founders of Iron Will Dog Training and Iron Will Dog Lodge. We live in Montrose, CO, an idyllic town that sits in southwestern Colorado, just outside of Telluride. We have a passion for dogs and the outdoors. We impart this to our two sons, Colton & Westen.

Dogs training with us are a part of our family. We strive to produce exceptionally-trained puppies and dogs. Temperament and health is very important to our program and we only partner with breeders who share that mindset. We put a lot of love and care into each and every puppy. 

We live on acreage outside the historic town of Montrose, CO. We are surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and there is no better place to raise our family. We are deeply rooted in our community. Please feel free to arrange a visit to our property.








Our Setup

Pups are trained in our home and treated like a part of our family. We have space for their crates and play pens. They have comfy raised beds that we integrate into our training program as well as various toys and items safe for them to chew and properly teethe. 

We focus on clean, safe, secure accommodations. Located in Montrose, Colorado, just outside of Telluride, we have access to beautiful parks and nature. We frequently expose age-appropriate pups to new environments to build confidence and focus in the real world.








Our Trainers

We have some of the best instructors here at Iron Will Dog Training. We use positive-style methods and effective techniques from a pack leader standpoint. We do not employ harshness and get results by understanding basic canine instincts and tailoring our program around their nature.

Amanda Kramer

Amanda Kramer

Owner, Founder, Lead Trainer

Amanda is co-founder and head trainer of Iron Will Dog Training. She loves being outdoors working with dogs. She enjoys being a Coloradan and a mom of two high-spirited sons.

Jake Kramer

Jake Kramer

Owner, Founder, Lead Trainer

Jake co-founder and head header. With an amazing ability to communicate with dogs, he is a wonderful trainer. Jake is an avid outdoorsman and a great dad to two sons who idolize him.

Dallas Williamson

Dallas Williamson

Trainer

Dallas is a wonderful person and is adored by her two-legged and four-legged companions. She has a great work ethic and our pups respond well to her.

Colton Kramer

Colton Kramer

Jr Trainer

It's a family affair! Colton is an integral part of our program. He acclimates the pups to kids and teaches them how to act around kids.

Westen Kramer

Westen Kramer

Jr Trainer

Younger brother Westen is a great helper and he is gentle and loving with the pups. He also helps acclimates the pups to kids.

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Iron Will

In loving remembrance of our forever faithful friend, Iron Will.