As I prepare for my move to British Columbia, I will no longer be teaching classes. I will still be available for private lessons until I actually leave, no firm date yet. After 25+ years training dogs and their people I have made the decision to retire from teaching. I am starting a new chapter in my life as I move to BC and who knows what it will bring. I may just get a real job and enjoy training my own dogs instead of everyone else’s!

In the last 15 of years living here in Ferndale I have had the pleasure of watching hundreds of puppies grow into wonderfully trained dogs because their people followed my advice. That is truly humbling. Your success has been my success. You have trusted me with the dogs of your friends by referring me to them. The words “you came highly recommended by…” made my heart swell with pride.

While there are still a number of trainers in the area, not all are created equal. Here are my recommendations for trainers who I think of as more than capable, who have the knowledge and the ability to help you with your dogs, no matter what you may choose to do.

Please spread the word that I am still available for private lessons.
Call me at (360) 312-0663

Thank you all!


Recommended Trainers

Celeste Patten – The Clever Canine – puppies to adult obedience

Kim Sutherland – Puppy 2, basic manners and all levels of Rally O (contact Happy Pooch Styling and Spa for info and registration at 360-318-9949)

Chris Monroe – Jaeger Scent Training (Nosework)

Alecia Elvstad – Nose Work Magic

Stefan Elvstad – Agility Fundamentals – 927-7622

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