Just in time for Christmas puppy season - A brand new state of the art dog training studio and tons of class times to choose from to fit in your busy schedule! Support people with disabilities while training your PET dog. Personal in home appointments are also available.
In todays disposable society, get your friends and family the gift that lasts a lifetime, the gift of a WELL TRAINED DOG. Our gift certificates come in various amounts and can be applied towards both our private in home training sessions and classes. We travel all throughout Seattle and the Puget Sound region for our pet puppy training and adult dog training sessions.
The Service Dog Academy has a unique program allowing people to train the dogs they already own for service work. We have been recognized by the mainstream media for both our private in home training and class room dog training on numerous occasions.
Mary McNeight and her trained service dog Liame laughing with Dr. Ian Dunbar in one of his dog training Seminars. The Service Dog Academy is proud to be listed as a provider of service dog training on the Delta Society website, a non-profit human/pet organization based in Bellevue, Washington. Founded in 1977, the Delta Society’s mission is to advance human health and well-being through positive interactions with animals. Their Pet Partners programs are making a difference in communities around the globe. In addition to promoting their members many human/animal bonding activities including nursing home and elementary school visits, The Delta Society [...]
Service Dog Academy class students during a training exercise at a local mall. Mobility and independence are human qualities that we take for granted until we no longer have them. But when physical injury or illness or mental trauma or impairment strike, the associated loses also affect self-esteem, confidence, happiness and even safety. Scientists can’t explain the human-dog bond but they do know that it circumvents the intelligence and goes straight to the heart of the matter. Now service dogs more than ever are at the forefront of healing the stress of war ravaged veterans, unlocking the minds of children with [...]
In May, the Service Dog Academy attended a three day dog trainer seminar in Seattle conducted by Dr. Ian Dunbar, renowned veterinarian, animal behaviorist and writer. Seattle is on the cutting-edge of dog training techniques and the Service Dog Academy is leading the pack. The three day event covered all the basics in puppy and adult dog behavior problems as well as specialized training for competition dogs. Regardless of whether you pet is just a beginner or ready for show, the predominant opinion of expert dog trainers, including the Service Dog Academy, is that too many dog owners still respond to [...]
Has your adult dog regressed to its terrible two's? Behavior we accept in puppies such as destructive chewing, potty training accidents and separation anxiety become serious problems when our adolescence or adult dog continues or re-starts such behavior. Getting Your Attention Your adult dog's bad behavior could be boredom, depressed, loneliness or just an attempt to get your attention. Before your attention turns to hostile discipline or you consider a permanent separation from your best animal friend, realize that just like humans our pets suffer from emotional problems too. In his own way, your dog is telling you he needs help. [...]
PET puppy and adult dog training and socialization classes in West Seattle, Beacon Hill and White Center. Private in home training "pay it forward" program that benefits people with disabilities. We offer Puget Sound's premier pet puppy, adult dog and service dog training and nationwide via Skype's video conferencing.