Training and Coaching
We are highly experienced dog trainers with as much as 30 years of experience. All of our trainers have completed specialized training and/or certification in modern dog training methods. We are recognized experts in our field.
We can get more results in one hour of in-home or virtual private training than you would get from several hours of an average training class.
Does your dog:
- Happily ignore your instructions?
- Only misbehave when you are around?
- Fail to understand that they can’t greet people like dogs greet each other?
- Need to learn basic manners and house rules?
Our expert certified dog trainers are here to help you! We have proven success with all types of training issues. Whether you and your dog just aren’t speaking the same language, you haven’t taught them what you thought you were teaching, or they’ve been more successful training you, we have the skills needed to help you and your dog.
What do your dog training services include?
- Customized, individual services either in-person or virtually, to work on your dog’s behavior where it’s happening
- Identifying how to happily get the behavior you want, while meeting your dog’s needs
- Guidance to set you and your dog up for success with management and environmental changes
- Learn how to train your dog what to do instead of the current behavior
- Optional additional training to help you succeed
What type of training methods do you use?
Research in animal behavior science shows that the best results and most humane techniques involve positive reinforcement, and never physical punishment or intimidation. We adhere to the principle of using the least invasive, minimally aversive (LIMA) methods required while avoiding physical punishment. No one enjoys learning when making a mistake results in fear or pain. That’s why we focus on helping dogs and owners have fun, and rewarding behavior you like. See our training philosophy and values.
Don’t you need to be physically present to train my dog? Why would I choose a virtual training service when in-person is available?
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the rest of the world, we pivoted quickly to virtual meetings, and an amazing thing happened. Clients were able to learn what to do and how to do it with the help and support of a virtual trainer. Throughout our industry, it is now accepted that virtual services are equal to in-person services for many clients. And because in-person services add a travel fee, virtual appointments are more cost effective. You can also start with a virtual service, and do in-person follow-up training, when in our service area.
Do I have to buy an expensive training package?
We know that one size does not fit all when it comes to dog training cases. We start with a 90 minute service to introduce methods and assess what is needed before developing a training plan. If you’re more of a do-it-yourselfer, or you’ve trained using modern techniques before, that may be all you need. If you prefer more individualized instruction, follow-up services are available individually or in small packages. Sign up just for what you need, when you need it.
Contact Us to discuss how we can best help you have the well behaved dog you’ve always dreamed of!
Companion Animal Solutions is where you are in the Pacific Northwest
Bringing you the best Dog training and Pet Behavior Experts help from Bellingham to Olympia including Seattle, Tacoma, Kirkland, Bellevue and Redmond.