Working with a qualified professional can, in some cases, mean the difference between a harmonious life with your dog and having to give up your dog for re-homing or euthanasia.
But the search process can be confusing. Dog training is a science, but the industry is (as yet) unregulated with no licensing requirements or regulatory oversight. This makes it difficult to know what to look for.
Decades of training experience have been incorporated into this extremely comprehensive positive motivation-based training curriculum, which includes 7 to 21 weeks of hands-on training with an ABC-approved mentor dog trainer. This program also includes your voluntary enrollment in ABC's international dog training and adoption campaign called "Students Saving Lives." This portion of the program allows you to work in a shelter.
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- 14 years Full Time Dog Trainer
- 10 years veterinarian assistant
- IAABC Behavior Supportive Member
- CCPDT Certified
- Animal Behavior College graduate
- 2014 & 2015 Dog Trainer of Kirkland
- 2016 Small Business Excellence of Kirkland
Membership is an investment in learning and qualifications, in networking and industry recognition, and in growing your business. But more than that, APDT membership is an investment in the most unique relationship on earth – between humans and their canine companions.
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NW Dog Pros has made not only a career but a network of friends and family in the community and afar with owners, other dog professionals and other animal professionals. We know that there are no cookie cutter styles of dog training and behavior modification. So over the years, we have learned decades of hands on skills, academic skills and top-notch customer service. Julie Touray is a proud owner of multiple dogs that have received many awards in the business field, titles on her own dogs and more upcoming titles showing and working dogs.