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Dog Walker

Puget Sound K9 Academy

Classical Conditioning, Motivational Positive Reinforcement Training

Pet training isn’t just about your pet. In fact, the most integral part of the training process is you.
With 25 years of experience in dog training I have learned many methods in getting a dog to learn
new commands. Come check out how we can transform your relationship with your pet!

After weeks of health issues and in and out of the doctor's office. I was rushed from the emergency room in Olympia to the hospital in Tacoma for emergency surgery. I had 2 bleeding hematomas on my brain which had to be drained immediately. I will call all my clients to continue training as soon as possible.
Thank you for all the well wishes and i will see you soon.

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Summer Special

Starting June 21st

Don't have time to walk your dog? Bring them to Puget Sound K9 Academy while you shop. We will walk and socialise your dog. 

Friday's and Saturday's from  10 am - 4 pm

Give us a call to reserve a spot.

Rate is $ 15.00 for the hour.

( No dog aggressive dogs )

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About Us

Pet training isn’t just about your pet. In fact, the most integral part of the training process is you.  "We don't just train dogs. We train the people who love them". With 25 years of experience in dog training I have learned many methods in getting a dog to learn new commands. From my experience there are 3 basic types of dog trainers. The 1st type of trainers, are the old school trainers, which I refer to as "yank and crank trainers". In there world to get a dog to follow a command they use hard corrections with a leash and verbally. I'm going to skip to number 3 and explain the 2nd where our training falls here at PSK9 Academy last. The 3rd type of trainers, are beggars and bribers. The problem with that type of training is, it only takes a distraction  that is greater then the food reward the trainer has to offer. Example a cat running across the road, the doorbell ringing, etc ... for the dog not to obey commands. Here at Puget Sound K9 Academy we fall in between 1 and 3. With classical conditioning, a motivational reinforcement training, which is better known as " Marker training". Marker training is  a communication system between people and animals. At it's core, marker training is learning through the use of classical conditioning. You archive the dogs motivation to want to train with a reward based method. This type of training builds drive and makes the dog use his brain to complete and exercise for it's reward, may it be a high value treat, toy or praise from the owner. 

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New Clients: Please bring proof of Vaccination
Most of our lessons are 1 on 1, we accept all sizes and breeds. 
Behavior problems - reactivity, fear- aggression,  etc. is at no extra cost
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8
 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm


How To Book Your Appointment or your free evaluation: Please call 360-643-6685 
Puget Sound K9 Academy is unable to offer refunds, so please be as committed as we are when you sign up with us. 
We accept Credit Cards a 3%  processing fee will be app
lied. 

Contact Us

Come see us in person at

5945 Littlerock Rd SW Tumwater, WA 98512

Write us an email at PugetSoundk9Academy@yahoo.com 

Or by phone: 360-643-6685

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