SERVICES

private lessons

Tailored to you, your dog, and your goals

Our clients come to us with every type of challenge/goal imaginable. This ranges from new puppies whose humans want to get off on the right foot, to dogs with more severe behavioral challenges, including aggression and anxiety. Our sessions and programs are tailored to you and your dog, as the unique combination that you are.

Private sessions give you and your dog targeted information and exercises that will help you meet your goals. We will be present to you and your dog, and provide you with the insight, guidance and tools that our combined twenty-five years of working with dogs allows us to offer.

New Clients start with an initial, two-hour private session. We’ll meet you where you’re at with your dog, and cover as much ground as we can in that first session.

Some of our clients only need one or two sessions and are on their way. Others want/need more support. We’ll all feel clear about what makes sense moving forward, toward the end of our initial session.
Follow up sessions are an hour and a half long.

Intensive Programs

Board-and-train multi-phase programs

We learn about ourselves, and also learn how to effectively communicate with others, through established relationships. Our focused connection with you and your dog will yield powerful results.

Our Intensive Programs are three to seven weeks in length. The duration of your dog’s program will be based on the individual needs of you and your dog. The program begins with one, two, or three weeks of board and train, and then phases into private lessons that are structured to continue your dog’s progress and translate their progress to you, and your home.

Phase One: one, two, or three weeks of board and train.
The first phase of your program gives your dog the “language” they need to understand what you want. We are able to establish a foundation of communication with your dog that significantly minimizes the “lost in translation” challenge that many people and their dogs experience, when owners try to teach their dogs, while they, themselves, are also learning. Your dog benefits from learning from humans who are fluent in “dog”, so progress is made quickly, and in a way that leaves your dog feeling confident, not confused.

During Phase One of your dog’s program, he/she will live with us at our urban farm in Seattle, as a member of our pack. Our intensive programs are highly specialized to guide your dog to become the best version of him/herself that he/she can be.

Phase Two: private lessons (human training).
The second phase of your program brings you into the equation, as we show you how to use the tools we’ve given your dog, and how to communicate with, and understand him/her in their learning process. With close contact, we’ll help your dog learn to work with you, and you learn the techniques and language that we have established. Like Phase One, this phase of training and support is customized to meet the individual needs of you and your dog and will be anywhere from two to four weeks in length with a lesson one-month after your final weekly lesson. (Additional sessions can be added at any point in your training program, if more support is wanted/needed. Regular lesson rates apply.)
During Phase One of your dog’s program, he/she will live with us at our urban farm in Seattle, as a member of our pack. Our intensive programs are highly specialized to guide your dog to become the best version of him/herself that he/she can be.

Details

Our training studio and practice are part of our urban farm in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. We are an easy drive from I-5 and I-90, and just a few blocks west of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

We accept cash, check and Venmo as forms of payment.

We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for private sessions. The more notice the better, but please give us at least 24-hours’ notice for appointment changes, to avoid being charged for the missed time. Thank you!

Details

Our training studio and practice are part of our urban farm in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. We are an easy drive from I-5 and I-90, and just a few blocks west of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.

We accept cash, check and Venmo as forms of payment.

We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for private sessions. The more notice the better, but please give us at least 24-hours’ notice for appointment changes, to avoid being charged for the missed time. Thank you!

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY…

“Julie is a phenomenal dog trainer and overall boss lady. I signed up for the 6 week course,  being a first time dog owner I had no idea what I was doing. Julie helped me feel confident each session and really catered to the needs of my puppy. Everyday I’m able to implement what we’ve  learned.”

 ZAITHWA SOMANJE & ZANDER, THE MALTESE

THOUGHTFUL GUIDANCE FOR YOU & YOUR DOG

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