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Humane, highly effective approach!

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Out of control dog? Contact me to get started on the solution immediately!

Our Services

Behavior Modification

Out of control dog? Get help fast!

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!

Private Coaching

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 KindSunday, June 7th, 2020 at 2:16am
“The evidence provided by this study demonstrates that whilst headcollars may give owners more control over larger or unruly dogs, this is likely to be at the expense of the dogs comfort and welfare.”
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, May 31st, 2020 at 3:38pm
Do you have a bitey puppy? Here’s what to do!
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, May 24th, 2020 at 5:27pm
My dog, while gentle, is a DINOS. How about yours?
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSaturday, May 23rd, 2020 at 2:28am
Excellent reading for anyone concerned about rewarding your dog’s fearful behavior....
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, May 17th, 2020 at 7:31pm
“The marker signal is a cue to return to the handler for reinforcement.” ~Michael Shikashio, “Aggression in Dogs: Defensive Handling and Training” workshop
Matters of the Canine Kind
Matters of the Canine KindSunday, May 17th, 2020 at 3:28am
Missouri conservationist explains how to keep pets safe as coyotes become more active

Feedback

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.