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Behavior Modification

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General Obedience and Manners

New dog? Enjoy the polite canine companion you’ve always wanted!

Day Training

Your dog learns while you’re busy elsewhere!

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In-home, one-on-one training for you and your dog–simple and efficient!

Featured in Pet Connection Magazine South Sound.

Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSaturday, July 11th, 2020 at 2:44am
"Sometimes I’ll encounter animals that have cues that seem to be poisoned, yet the trainer or owner insists that she has only been using positive reinforcement. On closer inspection and after a detailed history and examination, sometimes we discover things the dog is fearful of or feels threatened by or otherwise just doesn’t like which have created a poisoned cue for the dog in a particular situation."
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSaturday, July 4th, 2020 at 5:34pm
It’s time for more “inclusive” fireworks. Celebrating with respect and consideration for others is more in line with what we should strive to be as a nation.
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSaturday, July 4th, 2020 at 4:23pm
Vaccinations don’t “expire” in six months to a year, and over-vaccinating can cause health problems. Do a titer instead and find out whether your dog does, in fact, need a booster.
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindFriday, July 3rd, 2020 at 10:16pm
This may be good news or bad news....
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, June 28th, 2020 at 3:04pm
“When calculating a budget for expenses related to caring for a dog, owners may figure in the expenses for food, toys, maybe some grooming, and the occasional vet visit.

All too often, though, money for training and other services like daycare, boarding, or dog walking tend to fall erroneously into the ‘luxury’ category. In reality, these are essential services that contribute to meeting a dog’s needs more completely.”
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindThursday, June 25th, 2020 at 3:37am
Sugar face! 💗


Thank you for all the invaluable training! It was wonderful to have you work with us here in our home. You’ve given us so much great information, and more importantly, the confidence to do this!

K.L., Sumner, WA

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“Karen is an encourager. She has amazing expertise, is very calm, reads things well, is patient, and really nurtures human-canine relationships.”

E.A., Kapowsin, WA

Karen is helping us understand and work through our puppy’s anxiety and resource guarding. She possesses a calm confidence and vast knowledge about all things canine and gave us hope that our puppy can become a calm and happy adult. We highly recommend Karen to anyone who has a dog, no matter what age or stage of life.

H.O., Lakewood, WA

Karen is AMAZING, and we trust her completely! Our dog loves her and has come so far with her. We will continue to work with Karen–she is simply the best!

K.M., Lake Tapps, WA

Karen is simply amazing! My puppy and I love attending her classes and will only take classes from her. I HIGHLY recommend her!

J.A., Puyallup, WA

Call now and get the polite companion dog
you’ve always wanted, 913.777.1917.