If you’re based in the state of Washington, and are looking for the best dog trainers in Seattle, below we’ve featured 10 top trainers in the city!
1. Great Dog Obedience School
The team at Great Dog Obedience School wants to make sure your dog is great, not just good! Trainer Caitlin is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and co-owners Leslie and Judith are very passionate about getting the best out of each dog they train.
A wide range of group training classes are available including basic obedience ($125), puppy basics ($125), and adolescent dog classes ($125). Private lessons are available at the training facility for $95/hour, or 3 x lessons for $180. Contact Great Dog Obedience School to learn more.
2. Zoom Room Dog Training
Zoom Room Dog Training in Seattle is a great place to take your pup if they’re misbehaving or need an obedience refresher. The team of experienced, professional trainers have many years of combined experience and will do their best to make a difference in your dog’s life.
At Zoom Room Dog Training you can buy a group class pass which is valid for three months and gives you access to 8 classes, or a six-month pass for 12 classes for $299 or $399 respectively. Private training is offered at $65-$80 for a 30-minute session and socializing/play classes are also offered for puppies or adolescent dogs for $20. Contact Zoom Room to schedule a free orientation.
3. Ahimsa Dog Training Seattle
Since 2003, Ahimsa Dog Training has been offering positive reinforcement-based training for dogs across Seattle. Owner Wynona is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Experimental Psychology and a wonderful team of highly qualified and experienced trainers surrounding her.
A range of classes for puppies are available, including puppy day training camp, puppy kindergarten, puppy play and train, and puppy agility/tricks. For adult dogs, classes include basic or intermediate manners, advanced clicker training, canine good citizen, and more. Contact Ahimsa Dog Training with any questions you may have.
4. Paws 4 Training
At Paws 4 Training, you can rest assured that your dog is being trained by true professionals. Owner Susan founded the training business in 2003 and has a background in veterinary care. She and the team have many years of professional training experience and would love the chance to meet and train your pup.
Group classes include a 6-week basic obedience course consisting of 6 x 1-hour lessons for $175. For puppies, training s available for 6 x 1-hour sessions over six weeks ($195) or 12 x 1-hour sessions over six weeks ($289). Private training in your home is also available – $120 for a 1-hour session or $230 for 2 x 1-hour sessions. Contact Paws 4 Training to get started.
5. Wags Dog Training
Wags Dog Training offers one-on-one consultations in your home or private training sessions in a park in the Southpark neighborhood. Trainer Julia is a professional trainer who is certified with the CCPDT and uses evidence-based, dog-friendly training methods to get the most out of your pup.
In-home private training sessions are offered at $125/session and can cover puppy training, obedience, potty training, or any specific issues your dog may have. Private park training sessions are $75/session, with group park sessions also available for reactive dogs (class size is limited to 4 dogs) for $40/lesson or $145 for 4 lessons. Contact Wags Dog Training for a free phone consultation.
6. University Canine Learning Academy
The team at University Canine Learning Academy won’t just train your dog – they will also give you the skills and expertise you need to learn to communicate with your pup and set up an amazing relationship with your four-legged friend. All instructors are professional, experienced, and certified in Pet CPR and First Aid.
Group classes are available, as well as $20 drop-in classes and playtime for puppies or small dogs – these are great for providing your pup with a little extra socialization. Day camp training is also available and focuses on crate training, teaching your dog to be alone, loose leash walking, verbal commands, and socialization with other dogs. 2 days of training per week for four weeks costs $560. Contact University Canine Learning Academy to get started.
7. Head Up Dog Training
Head Up Dog Training offers training that will help your dog in real-world situations. They take your dog to the park, the mall, and even Downtown Seattle so that they learn to behave even when there are significant distractions around them. Trainer Ana Maria is a graduate of the highly regarded Tom Rose School for Dog Trainers and has experience training dogs of all temperaments, breeds, and ages.
A board-and-train service is offered where your dog will live with a trainer for three weeks to learn obedience, manners, and how to have a calm demeanor. Three weeks costs $2900, and each additional week is $960. Private lessons cost $150/hour in a neutral location or $180/hour in your home. Day training is also offered – contact Head Up Dog Training to learn more.
8. Trusty Dog Training
The team at Trusty Dog Training can make sure your pup has the skills it needs to be your best friend. Trainer Rebecca is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed and has been training dogs for almost twenty years. She has an impressive resume of training experience and has become well versed in a range of different training techniques.
Private puppy training and socialization classes are available where your puppy can learn house training, how to be alone, how to interact with other dogs, how to relax, and more. Private training for adult dogs is also available and includes leash walking, off-leash control, verbal command training, and more. Board-and-train programs are also available – contact Trusty Dog Training to schedule your evaluation.
9. Power of Dog Training
Power of Dog Training can teach ordinary dogs to do extraordinary things. Trainer Elisa is a graduate of Bergin College of Canine Studies in Rohnert Park, CA. She specializes in training dogs to become service dogs for owners with physical or emotional disabilities but offers a wide range of dog training services.
Board-and-train sessions are available for $150 per 24 hours. A 90-minute session of in-home training costs $150, or a 6-session package can be purchased at a discounted rate of $125/session. An initial 90-minute consultation is required to discuss your plans and goals and identify any problem areas your dog may have. The consultation can be scheduled online – contact Power of Dog Training to get started.
“Emily is an avid writer and dog lover who usually prefers the company of pets over people. Based in Los Angeles, when not stuck in traffic she spends her days reading in the sunshine, relaxing at the beach, or planning her next adventure.”