Trainer Directory

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Business Name:adASTRA Canine Training
Trainer Name(s):Nicole Ribeiro, MBM, ATA
Service Area:Central Kitsap (Silverdale, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Port Orchard)
Services:Canine behavior assements, Positive base behavior modification, Aggressive dog training, Basic Manners and Basic Obedeince, Problem solving and complete trainining plans, Positive and Holistic approach to behavioral issues
Business Name:Ahimsa Dog and Puppy Training
Trainer Name(s):Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, CTP; Rachel Agent, CPDT-KA; CTP; Adriane Villanueva, CTP; Wynona Karbo, CBATI, CPDT-KA; Amber Hardin, MA, CPDT-KA; Frank Fu; Carly Loyer, CBATI; Ken Bowman
Service Area:Seattle
Services:Puppy Kindergarten, Dog Manners, Puppy Day Camp, problem solving, Nose Games, Growly Dog, backyard sports, private sessions (aggression, etc.), owner-present play times, radio show, & advanced seminars. Free intro workshop.
Business Name:All Things Pawsitive
Trainer Name(s):Carolin Behrend, KPA-CTP and Joey Iversen, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, TAGteach Primary Certified
Service Area:Eastside and Seattle
Services:Puppy Classes (Puppy Life I & II), Tricks Class (TRIX Studio), Nose-Work Class (Smell-O-Rific), Basic Manners Class, Private Behavior Consultations, and Private Training Sessions.
Business Name:AnimalKind Training
Trainer Name(s):Shannon Finch, M.Ed., Humane Education
Service Area:Snohomish, Skagit, Island, Whatcom Counties; other areas
Services:Clicker training, Tellington Touch (TTouch) certified practitioner. Individual sessions and clinics, Life Skills classes for dogs of all ages. Experience in dealing with extreme behaviors, including aggression.
Business Name:Blue Sky Canine Coaching, LLC
Trainer Name(s):Pat Wynn
Service Area:Mercer Island and other locations on a case by case basis
Services:In-home consultations for problem behavior challenges with follow-up coaching, basic training (puppy-adult), puppy day training, positive-based behavior modification, clicker training.
Business Name:Brie Fox Dog Training
Trainer Name(s):Brie Fox, CPDT-KA
Service Area:North King and South Snohomish County
Services:Group classes taught at Doggy Haven in Bothell: Puppy, Advanced Puppy, Adult Beginner, Advanced Adult, Canine Good Citizen, Reactive Dogs. Private Consultations by appointment.
Business Name:Bright Spot Dog Training
Trainer Name(s):Kathy Sdao
Service Area:Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Sumner, Puyallup and the rest of Pierce County
Services:Problem-behavior consultations; follow-up training sessions; remedial off-leash dog socialization; training workshops & seminars
Business Name:Citizen Dog Training & Consulting
Trainer Name(s):Cheri Yates, PhD, CPDT, KPA-CTP
Service Area:Eastside, Other Areas Possible
Services:Classes, Private & Semi Private Lessons: Basic -- Advance Training, Problem Behavior Modification, New Puppy/Dog Consultations, Clicker Training
Business Name:City Critters Dog Training/Fuzzy Buddy's Daycare
Trainer Name(s):Dana Mongillo, CPDT
Service Area:Seattle area (privates), classes held in North Seattle
Services:Private in-home consults for behavior challenges and basic manners. Group classes include Puppy, Basic Manners, Advanced and Tricks. Clicker training.
Business Name:Clever Paws LLC
Trainer Name(s):Allison Ashey
Service Area:North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Carnation, Issaquah, Sammamish, Renton, Bellevue
Services:Private in-home dog training (clicker training).
Business Name:Clicking Dog Style
Trainer Name(s):Kathi Ogawa
Service Area:King County and Snohomish County, WA
Services:Private Lessons, In-home Training sessions, Behavior Consultations, Classes, Aggression Issues, Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Business Name:Companion Animal Solutions
Trainer Name(s):Christine Hibbard, CTC
Service Area:Greater Seattle and Puget Sound
Services:positive behavior modification for improper elimination, destructiveness, excessive barking, on-leash aggression, stranger aggression, separation anxiety, fear (storms, noise, children, strangers)
Business Name:Custom Pets Dog Training
Trainer Name(s):Lori McKenna, CPDT; Marianne Hurlow, CPDT; Lori Diamond
Service Area:Enumclaw and NorthEast Pierce County
Services:Classes: Puppy Preschool, Kindergarten Agility, Everyday Manners, Backyard Agility, Canine Musical Freestyle. Private training is available for problem solving and behavior modification.
Business Name:Diana Simonsen Dog Training
Trainer Name(s):Diana Simonsen, CPDT-KA, CTDI
Service Area:Seattle and Eastside King County
Services:Rally Obedience, Therapy Dog Prep, Trick Dog, AKC Canine Good Citizen, Competition Obedience, Group and Private/In-home Training
Business Name:Dog Sports Northwest
Trainer Name(s):Diana Hoyem, Emily Keegans
Service Area:Greater Seattle area
Services:Training for agility and performance obedience using positive training methods with both dogs and people
Business Name:Dog Works Ranch LLC
Trainer Name(s):Christine M Diamond CPDT & Amanda Torjussen CPDT
Service Area:Eastside: Mercer Island, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Sammamish, Issaquah, Duvall & Seattle Metro Area
Services:Playgroups (pick-up/drop-off included), Kennel Free Boarding, Board and Train
Business Name:Dog's Day Out
Trainer Name(s):Danette Johnston
Service Area:Seattle/West Seattle
Services:Day care, Private lessons on-site (Ballard & Georgetown) and in-home. Group classes including: Puppy, Basics, CGC Prep, Difficult (reactive) Dog, Tricks, K9 Nose Works, Agility for Fun. Seminars include: Be a Tree-dog bite prevention for kids, Pittie Party, Barks & Babes (at Swedish Hospital)
Business Name:Doggy Haven Resort
Trainer Name(s):Kim Lepic and Nikole Maddox
Service Area:North King and South Snohomish County
Services:Classes - Puppy, Advanced Puppy, Basic Manners, Advanced Manners, CGC Prep, Feisty Fido (leash reactive), Clicks & Tricks On-Site Private Lessons In-Home Private Lessons on a case by case basis
Business Name:Embark Dog Treks and Training
Trainer Name(s):Kris Savoie
Service Area:Greater Seattle Area (including, south and Eastside locations)
Services:Embark offers Day Training, Customized Exercise Programs (including hikes at great outdoor locations), Private Consultations, and Special Events for owners and their dogs to participate in together. We also offer a few special “paw” selected items for sale through our website.
Business Name:Four Paw Sports Center LLC
Trainer Name(s):Robin Carlstrom, Eric Sanford, Alisa Sibley, Lise Lausiva,Erica Wells,Kathy Weaver, Robin Carlstrom
Service Area:Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline, Brier, Mill Creek
Services:Performance sports - agility, rally obedience, nosework, freestyle; Behavior - Manners, Control Unleashed, Reactive Rover
Business Name:FunQuest Dog Sports
Trainer Name(s):Pritamo Kentala, CNWI
Service Area:North Seattle, Woodinville, South Snohomish County, Issaquah
Services:Offering professional instruction in K9 Nose Work® and Foundation Skills for Dog Agility. Specializing in helping beginners learn and build the skills needed for success. Small group classes, positive reinforcement/clicker training, puppy intro, confidence building, private lessons, competition coaching/ problem solving.
Business Name:Gentle Paws Dog and Cat Training
Trainer Name(s):Patty Homer, CPDT-KA, ABCDT
Service Area:Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Shoreline, Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek, N. Seattle
Services:Dog and cat training, cat sitting, dog walking, home pet nursing
Business Name:Grey Dog Training
Trainer Name(s):Mallory Blair CPDT-KA
Service Area:Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Woodinville - other areas for an additional travel charge
Services:Group classes and in-home training. Basic obedience and foundation skills for dogs of all ages and breeds. Behavior consultation and modification.
Business Name:Henry's Royal Canine Care
Trainer Name(s):Jaycee Barrett, CCS (Seattle School of Canine Studies), CTP (Karen Pryor Academy)
Service Area:Seattle & Eastside
Services:Private in-home training. Basic and advanced puppy and adult dog training. Specialty programs include New Puppy ABC's, New Adopted Dog ABC's, and Diapers and Dogs.
Business Name:K-9 Partnership
Trainer Name(s):Daphne Robert-Hamilton, CPDT-KA, CAP2, CTC2002
Service Area:Monroe, Woodinville, Duvall, Sultan, Everett
Services:Pre-Ownership Counseling, Private lessons, Specialty Group classes, Lectures, Day Training, Behavior Consults, Dog Behavior/Training Consulting
Business Name:Kinship Dog Training
Trainer Name(s):Ali Johnson, Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT)
Service Area:Woodinville, Redmond, Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah, Renton, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend
Services:Private / Semi-private instruction: your location or Issaquah. Group classes at the Humane Society, Redmond Parks, and Issaquah. Agility, Multiple-dog Households, Body Language, and Life Skills for dogs.
Phone:(206) 914-6157
Business Name:Laying Down the Paw, LLC
Trainer Name(s):Suzanne McCaslin
Service Area:Greater Eastside, Kirkland, Bothell, Edmonds
Services:In-home private consultations, puppy socialization and dog manners group classes at Redmond Parks and Rec and Blue Collar Dog House in Edmonds
Business Name:Let's Talk Dogs, LLC
Trainer Name(s):Dorothy Turley, CPDT-KA, CNWI
Service Area:Gig Harbor, Thurston and Lewis Counties
Services:Group classes and private lessons, specializing in K9 Nose Work®. Beginning & intermediate level. Private lessons for behavior problems.
Business Name:Mighty Mutt
Trainer Name(s):Maggi McClure, Trainer & Behavior Consultant
Service Area:Greater Seattle area & Vashon Island
Services:In-home coaching. Boarding/training/social emersion camps for puppies and dogs with serious or not so serious issues. Handler/trainer "skill building". Stockdog(sheep) training for work or play.
Business Name:Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs
Trainer Name(s):Melissa Grant
Service Area:Greater Eastside area
Services:Private in-home training and behavior counseling. Semi-private group lessons and group lessons. Clicker Training
Business Name:Pawsitive Packleader, Inc.
Trainer Name(s):Prescott Breeden, Patti Howard, Audrey Rohwer
Service Area:Greater Seattle Area: Seattle, Redmond, Shoreline, Bellevue, Kirkland, Snohomish, Federal Way, Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Kitsap Peninsula, Everett, Monroe, Maple Valley, Renton, and more!
Services:In-home private dog training, progressive behavior modification, aggression, leash reactivity, separation anxiety, specialized nutrition, exercise, play skill development, socialization -- all breeds!
Phone:(206) 494-5366
Business Name:Pawsitive Steps Dog Training
Trainer Name(s):Gayle Ballinger
Service Area:Greater Seattle, North King & Snohomish counties including the East side. Classes in Shoreline/Edmonds & Mill Creek/Bothell/Woodinville
Services:In-home consultation and training services; semi-private group classes by arrangement. Clicker training group classes are Puppy Charm School (puppy training & socialization) and Life Skills Plus (adult manners training). Both include a problem-solving seminar.
Business Name:Pawsitivity — Dog Training the Positive Way
Trainer Name(s):Diane Bridgwater
Service Area:Bothell, Mill Creek, Woodinville, Snohomish, Kirkland, Kenmore, Redmond
Services:Private in-home consultation and group classes, basic manners, potty training, barking, walking on leash
Business Name:Pick of the Litter Dog Training
Trainer Name(s):Jennifer Schneider
Service Area:South King County
Services:Private, In-Home Lessons - behavior modification, from simple to complex problems, including aggression and separation anxiety. Group classes at spacious facility in Kent - Puppy K, Basic Manners, fun sport classes, advanced training classes, CGC, Rally Obedience, Feisty Fido and Scaredy Dog.
Phone:(206) 779-3552
Business Name:RevolutionDog, LLC
Trainer Name(s):Faith Hynoski
Service Area:Greater Seattle area
Services:Private Training
Business Name:Rivendale Learning Center
Trainer Name(s):Steve & Jennifer White, visionaries
Service Area:Maltby, North Woodinville
Services:All Species Behavior Consulting & Training. No Force/ No Fear Philosophy. Helping Professional Trainers & Animal Lovers Improve Their Skills.Workshops, Clinics, Educational Classes. Movie & Games Nights. Indoor Training Space & Large Covered Area available for rent
Business Name:Seattle TTouch
Trainer Name(s):Lori Stevens, CPDT-KA, SAMP, Senior Tellington TTouch Practitioner, CBATI
Service Area:Seattle and surrounding areas
Services:Tellington TTouch Training, private sessions and seminars. Force-free solutions for behavior, performance, and health issues.
Business Name:Sharp Dogs
Trainer Name(s):Julie Sharp, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA); Karen Pryor Academy-Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP)
Service Area:Greater Seattle Area. Outlying areas on a case-by-case basis.
Services:Private training for basic manners; problem solving; reactive dogs; shy and fearful dogs; small dogs Services geared toward new dogs owners, especially dogs adopted from shelters or rescues. We concentrate on promoting the relationship between dog & owners.
Business Name:Sidekick Dog Training
Trainer Name(s):Amanda Brothers, CPDT-KA
Service Area:Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish & surrounding areas. Other areas on a case by case basis.
Services:Private behavior consultations (manners, shyness, new puppy, adopted dog, potty training, reactive behavior & more); group classes & workshops for puppies and adult dogs of all breeds and levels. Clicker training.
Business Name:Solo Dogs Boarding
Trainer Name(s):Jill Olkoski
Service Area:The Solo Dogs boarding service area is the greater Seattle Metro region (King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County) including but not limited to Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Everett, Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell, Mill Creek, and Renton.
Services:Seattle Area Dog Boarding for Reactive, Fearful, Senior, Mobility-Challenged and Special Needs Dogs
Phone:(206) 730-8635
Business Name:Tail Waggin' Dog Training
Trainer Name(s):Tony Wolfe
Service Area:Serving Pierce County.
Services:Private In-Home obedience training (puppy - adult), group classes are held at Pet Ponderosa (, clicker training, behavior counseling, and training walks.
Phone:(253) 223-5466
Business Name:The Clever Canine
Trainer Name(s):Celeste Patten
Service Area:Whatcom County
Services:One-on-one lessons in your home or about town.
Business Name:Training You With Your Dog
Trainer Name(s):Helen Dohrmann, KPA CTP / CPDT-KA
Service Area:Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish, Lynnwood, Federal Way, Renton, Kent
Services:Private Training; Group classes (Puppy Preschool, Basic Obedience, Beginning Comp. Obed, Rally, Rally Freestyle, CGC)
Business Name:Training You With Your Dog
Trainer Name(s):Helen Dohrmann, KPA CTP / CPDT-KA
Service Area:Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah,, Lynnwood, Federal Way, Renton, Kent
Services:Private Training; Group classes: Redmond Parks & Rec: Puppy Preschool, Basic Obedience, Therapy Dog; Federal Way: Puppy Preschool, Basic Obed/Manners; Issaquah: ,Calm The Dog, Beginning Comp. Obed, Rally, CGC, Therapy Dog, Loose Lead ; Lynnwood Rally Freestyle, CGC, Therapy Dog Prep
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