Riverside Dog Training
Riverside Dog Training

Riverside Dog Training

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Introduction: Please include a detailed message when reaching out. Private lesson service areas: Olympia - Yelm - Lakewood - Ft. Lewis - Tacoma - Puyallup - Sumner - Bonney Lake Board-and-Trains accepted within an hour of Olympia. Riverside Dog Training was founded with a lofty goal: To align our training, and the skills we teach others, with the values of humane, accessible, and fun relationship building using science based learning and create a better everyday life for dogs and people. I am a positive reinforcement trainer so it is easy to find the joy in being with your canine companion when they want to be with you too. I incorporate relationship building into my training which creates stronger behaviors and happier households. You can read more about my story and how I can help you on my website.

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Rachael P.

Dog Training

Ada is a very knowledgeable trainer and I would highly recommend her! She was extremely quick at responding to my inquiry and arrived on time for our session. She provided incredible insight on why my dog reacts the way he does and gave us tools/homework to do in between sessions so he can continue with his training. She did practice exercises with us and I have never seen my dog react this calmly to a stranger. I truly am blown away at the incredible progress that he showed in just one session! She is very professional and personable and really works with you to understand how to best handle different scenarios with your pup. I look forward to seeing the progress continue throughout further sessions!
Dec 2, 2020
Kurt P.

Dog Training

Ada Is amazing. She has actually “trained” me to be a better “parent “ to my two dogs, Medusa and Mila. I would recommend her anytime 😎
Nov 8, 2019
Michelle B.

Dog Training

Ada was amazing with my three doggos! I went from never owning a dog to being the sole care provider for 3 large dogs, and Ada came to my rescue! Teaching me skills so I could work with my dogs, always available for help with any sort of question, and providing me confidence in training my dogs- she is the best! She really knows her stuff and is so passionate about what she does, and it totally shows!
Nov 25, 2018
Wendy M.

Dog Training

What a great experience using Ada with Riverside dog training. She has taught us the valuable tools we need to get through this puppy stage :-)
Sep 12, 2017
Zoe W.

Dog Training

I am thrilled with the experience be have had with Riverside Dog training. We have seen significant progress and excited to continue. I would highly recommend Ada to anyone looking for personalized dog training.
Sep 5, 2017
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    --Private Lessons-- First lesson: 1.5-2 hours for $150 Follow ups: 1 hour for $100 (Service areas: Olympia, Tumwater, Dupont, Lakewood, Steilacoom, Puyallup, University Place, and Tacoma) I travel to your home and teach you the skills needed to set you and your dog up for success. We also learn to work through distractions in ways that build reliable understanding. Private Lessons can get you on the right track with: •Setting up a strong foundation for a puppy •Sensitive, shy, or reactive dogs •Growling over toys and bones •Coming when called from any distraction •Training that requires the entire household --Day Training-- We’ll do the training while you’re away at work. Programs are custom made and range from $800-$1,900. Sometimes the challenge is finding the amount of time your dog needs in your endeavor to a mannered companion. This blended program allows you to be hands on with weekly private lessons while your dog gets the support of consistent practice multiple times per week with a skilled trainer. The program is tailor made to suit your goals with your dog. A small handful of example sessions: •Barking and lunging on leash •Crate Training •Not bolting out the front door •Leaving the cat alone •Barking out of windows and fences •Aggression in multi-dog homes •Leash-walks around your neighborhood •Coming when called at your favorite parks We take trips to places like Petco, Capitol Lake, and Home Depot for socialization and distraction training. Half day field trips and hikes are also an option. (Day Training is available to the Olympia/Lacey/DuPont/Tumwater area.)

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to listen to an owner and be sure I really understand what their goals are and then I create a plan of action with them. I am there every step of the way to troubleshoot their needs and celebrate their successes.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed.) It is a widely acknowledged exam delivered by a third-party council that ensures trainers are committed to continually developing their knowledge of scientific and positive training. I have also completed my KPA-CTP (Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner) This program was 7 months long and required me to travel 2 hours away several times to meet with my instructor to be evaluated on my knowledge and training skills. Both of my certifications require continual renewal by submitting proof of attendance to seminars, workshops, and classes to ensure my knowledge is always up to date.

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