Pet Coach to the Rescue

Everett, WA

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What do you enjoy about the work you do?

My favorite part of the job is that moment when the owner's realize that training their dog is fun and they want to learn more.


Everett, WA 98204

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10 Reviews
  • Jackie B. May 25, 2016
    We recently adopted our dog and noticed some behavior issues resulting from previous abuse. The rescue organization recommended that we contact Shawna for advice. I told Shawna the problems we were experiencing and she gave me some suggestions over the phone. We set up an appointment for her to meet our new dog and evaluate the situation. After our first meeting it was clear that she could help us. She was able to identify the cause of the behavior we were dealing with and gave us effective tips to help us deal with his triggers and build his confidence so that he could feel safe. The training sessions that we have had so far have shown remarkable results. Our dog is more relaxed and looks forward to his training every day. He is happy to show off his skills to Shawna at his next session with her. Shawna has a very common sense approach to training and her advise if followed provides an opportunity for any dog to be successful. My husband and I believe in giving rescue dogs a home whenever possible and if we adopt another dog in the future Shawna will be the first call we make to help us navigate the unknown of our new pet's history. I cannot say enough good things about our experience dealing with her.
  • Stacey R. Jun 1, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
    Shawna is great, so glad we found her. We have learned a few techniques for our dog Nala who is a puppy still. They are working!!
  • Derek H. Apr 25, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
  • Christy J. Apr 1, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
  • Claire V. Apr 1, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
  • Brennan T. Mar 16, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
    We just had our consultation with Shawna about our dog's aggression issues. She had some great insight on what is causing the issues, and gave us some things to work on at home until our next session. After meeting with her, my husband and I are confident that she can help correct this behavior. I highly recommend Shawna to anyone looking for a calm, straight forward, and practical approach to dog training.
  • Rebecca L. Jan 31, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
    Shawna was fantastic! The difference she helped us make with our Shiba Inu, Mika, was huge. Shawna was positive, patient, and fun to work with. Mika's favorite part of the week became when Shawna came over. For a dog who didn't listen and had some situational aggression, the difference from before and after Shawna is night and day. I HIGHLY recommend her!
  • Susan A. Jan 19, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
    Shawna was great with our troubled twosome. They are a work in progress but she helped us understand what they were doing and why they were doing it. We are seeing great improvements with them every day! They loved her which helped a great deal. She had a very good way with the dogs and they responded to her beautifully and always greeted her as an old friend, which is surprising with Lhasas. They aren't that good with people they see every day! We would highly recommend her!
  • Betty H. Jan 6, 2015
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
    My experience has been a very good one. I had been having trouble with my dog biting me when we went for walks. That problem seems to be solved. Shawna's understanding of animals has helped to translate some of the dog speak for me. In other she has been able to explain the dog's actions for me and to tell me how to deal with her, I am very grateful for her help.
  • Jay O. Nov 27, 2014
    Dog Training
    Verified Review
    Working with shawna has been great,very knowledgeable and has great ideas for our 2 month old lab.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I do my best to keep my pricing as simple as possible. I start off with a consultation so that we can meet face to face and decide if we are a good fit. At that time I find out everything that is going on and you have an opportunity to ask me all sorts of questions. This is a $55.00 fee where I come to you, after that all training sessions are $45.00 per hour. I do give a $10.00 discount if at the time of the consultation you sign up for 4 or 6 additional sessions. Consultation $55.00 Training Sessions $45.00 Discount $10.00 off with the purchase of 4 or 6 sessions
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly reading everything I can get my hands on animal behavior and working on continuing education credits as my budget allows. In fact there is a seminar on stress and behavior problems that I plan on attending at the end of February.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have spent the majority of my working career working in retail management and had an opportunity a couple years ago to re-evaluate what I wanted to be when I grew up. After lots of soul searching I realized I wanted and need to share my passion for animal welfare and working with people and their dogs is a perfect fit for me,