Meet the Team
We are a small family business in the city of Kirkland, WA. In the 9 years living in Kirkland, we have grown our small business to help the community, raise two small boys and plan on being here years to come.
Musa & Mailk
Founder & CEO
- Help feed the dogs
- Let them out of the crates
- Sneak dogs in their beds
- Thinks all the dogs are related
- A great distraction for new dogs
- Run in the sprinklers during the summer
Head Trainer/ Owner
- 17+ years experience
- Kennel Manager
- K-9 decoy
- Certified Dog Trainer
- AKC CGC Trainer
- Veterinarian Technician
- Doesn't have a mean bone
- Loves to sneak treats
- Sleeps all day
- Thinks every dog is here to play
- Doesn't take her owner seriously
- A great puppy helper and neutralizer
Family Business right here in Kirkland, WA
NW Dog Pros is a family owned, local Kirkland, WA business that was started by a wife and husband in 2009 when they both saw a desire need in quality business ethics and training. Julie Touray started as a veterinarian technician in 2001 and had an ultimate love and strong passion to care for animals medically and mentally. She started professionally working with police dogs, puppies and obedience specializing in behavior modification, dealing with some of the most severe cases in the state.
At NW Dog Pros, we have had owners literally at their wits end and in tears because they do not know what to do. We also have owners that call BEFORE getting a puppy or newly adopted dog so we can go over the "do's & don'ts" of the home and public. We always say, "Just because I own a car doesn't mean I'm a mechanic." We don't expect owners to spend hours a day training their dog, but we will come in and show you the most effective methods that will fit for you and your dog and you will see results before we leave the first lesson.
With over a decade of professional experience, Julie has excelled in certification courses, behavior modification seminars and worked with some of the best trainers on the west coast. But she's not stopping there. After having two boys, she continues to grow locally and state wide. So when researching for a trainer, it is best that you know what experience, both academic and hands on, they have. Hiring a trainer can be frustrating and confusing, so on our website you will find our achievements and credentials. We also recommend you calling us to go over any and all questions you may have.
Certifications can be important in this profession because it gives the trainer valuable knowledge, mentors and academic with hands on skills with years of experience. Realizing anyone can be certified, but what organizations are they being certified from? This is where I take my credentials, experience and dedication serious. Just as most fields, this is a continuous and rigorous career that needs to be taken serious and professionally.
Ready to find out more?
Drop us a line today for a qualified Behavior Evaluation!