If you’re in need of a selection of the best dog trainers in Tacoma, Washington, the following list is especially for you.
Positive Approach (as the name suggests) focuses on using positive reinforcement when it comes to training your pup. This locally owned, small business has been operating in the Tacoma area for over two decades and offers everything from daycare to grooming, as well as boarding and dog training.
Training services include small classes and workshops (no more than 4 dogs per class), as well as private training options. Basic obedience training starts at $225, while canine good citizen classes (for pups who have already been trained) starts at $175. Many other additional training packages are available – contact Positive Approach Dog Training to learn more.
The team at Modern Day Dog Training welcomes all breeds of dogs – even those with bad habits or naughty tendencies! Owner and trainer Brittanie is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior and has around 10 years of professional grooming experience.
Single sessions in your own home are available for $105 and can cover any specific behavioral issue your puppy or dog may have. An in-home puppy package is available for $425 and includes teaching your puppy basic verbal commands, eliminating nipping/biting, learning their name, potty training, crate training, and socialization. For more details or an idea of the other services available, contact Modern Day Dog Training.
At Canyon Crest K-9, you can rest assured that your dog will get nothing but the best treatment and come home more obedient than you could ever imagine. Founder and owner Ron is a very well respected dog trainer and instructor who has been in the business for over 40 years. His unparalleled experience will make the difference when it comes to training your pup.
A five-week puppy pre-school course is available for $325. For older dogs, private obedience lessons are available, teaching your pup to walk on a leash without pulling, understand verbal and hand signal commands, and how to behave around other dogs. Many other courses and classes are available – contact Canyon Crest K-9 to learn more.
At Canine Training Services, your pup will receive high-quality training for a price that won’t break your bank. Owner and trainer Elliott has a background in psychology and certifications in applied behavior analysis – he has been professionally training for many years and is building a strong reputation throughout Tacoma.
Elliott offers classes in obedience training, protection training, canine rehabilitation training, and service dog training. Whatever your dog needs, each one-hour session is $85. Obedience training covers basic commands, while protection training teaches your dog how to attack, bite, and release on command. Rehabilitation training is perfect for dogs with bad habits or unwanted behavior, and service dog training can teach your dog how to assist you if you have special needs. Contact Canine Training Services to learn more about what they can do for your pup.
The team at Dog Gone Good Training will probably end up loving your dog just as much as you do. Trainer Anne has been training dogs in Tacoma for over a decade and is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, as well as a member of the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
A range of training services is available at Dog Gone Good Training, including seminars, private lessons, group classes, and puppy packages. A one-hour private lesson in your home costs $165, or $120 at the training facility. A starter puppy package is available for $180, and a more comprehensive experience for $329. Contact Dog Gone Good Training to learn more about the services they offer.
The team at Rocky Junior’s believes that all dogs are capable of greatness, and they want to help you to unleash your dog’s full potential. Owner Jeff spent 16 years in law enforcement, including roles in training police dogs across southwestern Oregon. He is a lifelong animal lover and Rocky Junior is a gorgeous Rottweiler and also Jeff’s devoted training assistant.
Hourly training sessions or consultations can be carried out in your home and cost $150/hr. The 9-lesson training program runs over 11 weeks and is available for $695, with an added cost of $200 for each additional dog. Other services include puppy training and behavior modification – contact Rocky Junior’s Dog Training Service to learn more.
At PacwestK9 your dog can begin its journey into the world of “pupFIT”, an exciting new way to keep your four-legged friend mentally and physically stimulated. As well as pupFIT, regular training classes and courses are offered – owner Gina has over 15 years of experience with dogs and would love to meet and train your pup.
For puppies, 6 x 30-minute weekly lessons are available for $300. Basic obedience training is also available in the form of 5 x private lessons and 5 x group classes for $825, plus an initial $75 evaluation fee. Behavior modification training is also offered, along with board-and-train packages. Contact PacwestK9 to learn more.
Cascade Canine offers dog training, walking, and pet sitting to clients throughout Tacoma, Washington. Trainer Kay is a professional dog trainer who also holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Washington and is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy.
At Cascade Canine, most training packages are offered in the form of a 3-day training session, plus a number of weekly transfer sessions depending on the needs of your pup. 3 days of training + 4 transfer sessions costs $1280, 6 transfer sessions cost $1920, and 8 transfer sessions costs $2560. Puppy packages, private training, and other services are also available – contact Cascade Canine to learn more.
Bob Smith’s K9 Association offers training for everything from basic obedience to complex behavioral issues. They can train your dog to behave appropriately around different members of your family, as well as strangers and other animals. With almost 50 years of experience, you know you’re getting the best from the team at Bob Smith’s K9 Association.
Training services include basic obedience, which covers leash walking and a range of voice commands over 16 sessions. 20 sessions of advanced obedience are also available, and other services include protection training, socialization, emotional support/companion service dog training, and more. Contact Bob Smith’s K9 Association to learn more.
Good CitiZEN Dog was founded by Deborah Rosen, who has over 40 years of experience with dogs. She has been training professionally for two decades and emphasizes positive reinforcement and reward-based training methods. Deborah offers all kinds of dog training but specializes in dogs with reactivity and aggression issues.
A 6-week puppy kindergarten class is available for puppies under 6 months, and a puppy II class for older pups between 6 and 12 months of age. Advanced obedience classes, advanced meet-and-greet classes, and trick classes are also available – contact Good CitiZEN Dog to learn more.
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