Pet Training & Behavior Resources

In addition to our on-campus classes, our team of certified dog trainers and animal behavior specialists has compiled a list of training and behavior resources, all of which practice positive reinforcement and fear-free methods. Please note Seattle Humane does not endorse specific trainers or animal behavior professionals.  

Position Statements on Dog Training and Behavior Management

Seattle Humane advocates for interactions with animals based on compassion, respect and scientific evidence. In doing so, we practice positive reinforcement training methods. Our positioning on dog training and behavior management aligns with those of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB). For more information, we encourage you to explore the following: 

Dog Training and Behavior Resources

Cat & Critter Training and Behavior Resources


Your Dog’s Friend – Force free, positive dog training 
A nonprofit in Rockville, Maryland with force-free, positive dog training, free webinars and advice.  

Dogs: Common Behavior Issues
Best Friends Animal Society

Preventive Pet
Positive dog training and resources

Michael Shikashio / Aggressive Dog
Help for aggressive dog, site includes free webinars and articles.

Private & Group Training Classes

GoodPup: We’ve partnered with GoodPup to offer one complimentary week of training to Seattle Humane adopters and community members. Sign up here! GoodPup will also make a donation to Seattle Humane for every person who signs up for the complimentary week and continues training past the free trial. 

Seattle Humane Dog Training Instructors

Pupstanding Academy – Cathy Madson

Laying Down the Paw – Suzi McCaslin

Canine Arts Dog Training & Behavior Support – Ruby Keefe

Dog Kind Behavior Solutions

Sound Connection Dog Training – Olivia Petersen

Seattle Area Dog Trainers and Behavior Consultants

The Paid Pup

Ardent Dog

Canine Chemistry

Dog Matters

Peaceful Pups

Seattle Pet Pals

Pet Harmony Training

True North Dog Training

Dog’s Day Out Seattle

Truffle Dog Company

Companion Animal Solutions

Seattle TTouch

Bright Spot Dog Training

Pawsitive Steps Seattle

Dog Matters

Eastside Dog Trainers and Behavior Consultants

Kinship Dog Training – North Bend, WA

Colleen Dog Training – Redmond, WA

Wiggles and Woofs – Redmond, WA

Laying Down the Paw – Redmond, WA

Serenity Canine – Bothell, WA

Kokoro Dog – Woodinville, WA

Kinfolk Canine – Issaquah, WA

North of Seattle Dog Trainers and Behavior Consultants

The Considerate Canine – Granite Falls, WA

Seattle Canine Solutions – Shoreline, WA

One Dog at a Time – Shoreline, WA

Thrive Canine Behavior – Fall City, WA

The Collective Canine – Lake Stevens, WA

Beyond the Tail Dog Training – Lynnwood, WA

Crawford Canine Connection – Everett, WA

Shel Graves Animal Consulting – Everett, WA

Animal Kind Training – Stanwood, WA

South of Seattle Dog Trainers and Behavior Consultants

Gentle Ways Dog Training – Kent, WA

Happy Stretch Dog Training – Kent, WA

Positive Approach Dog Training – Tacoma, WA

Poi Dog’s Play and Train -West Seattle to Puyallup

Little Furry Things – Burien, WA

Riverside Dog Training – Olympia, WA

Zen Dog Seattle – Renton, WA

Pick of the Litter Dog Training – South King County

West of Seattle Dog Trainers and Behavior Consultants

Sidekick Dog Training – Olla, WA

Woof Wisdom – Aberdeen, WA

Westward Hound – Kingston, WA

Sea Lion Way – Bremerton, WA

Puppy Play

Seattle Humane Puppy Play Skills

West Seattle Wonder Dogs

Zoom Room

Ahimsa Dog Training

Sound Animals

Dog’s Day Out

Therapy/Service Dog Training

Atlas Assistance Dogs – Service Dog Training

Project Canine – Service Dog Training

Pet Partners – Therapy Dog Training

Cascade Kennels

Summit Assistance Dogs Service Dog Training

Recommended Training Facilities

Ahimsa Dog Training

Dog’s Day Out

Zoom Room

Paws 4 Training

West Seattle Wonder Dogs

Great Dog

The Dog Spot

Positive Approach Dog Training


Cats: Behavior & Socialization
Best Friends Animal Society

Cat Lovers Academy
Cat behavior and training

Cat School
Cat training and behavior assistance

What Your Cat Wants
Cat Behavior Resource and Blog

Jackson Galaxy
Cat behavior blog

Cat Behavior Consultants

Feline Behavior House Calls
Cat behavior consultations

Companion Animal Solutions
Dog, Cat and Bird behavior consultation

Virtual/in-person consulting and one-on-one training sessions (Cats and dogs)

Space Cat Academy
Cat virtual behavior and training consultations

Chirrups and Chatter
Cat and Dog virtual behavior and training consultations

Find a Veterinary Behaviorist

Find a Veterinary Behaviorist