Dog Defined

Building better relationships with the dogs that define us
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dog training should be efficient, effective, and evidence-based

I use the most modern, science-backed methods to produce results that will make you and your dog happy both during and after training.

Serving Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater

puppy foundations

Are you struggling with puppy biting, potty training, crate training, or focus? Want to set your new puppy up for a successful life as a family member? I offer individual lessons and packages to help you meet your goals!


Adult obedience

Have you recently added an adult dog to your family? Do you want to work on obedience with a dog you’ve had for a while? I can help establish a routine and build a training plan to integrate your dog successfully into your life.

behavior modification

Does your dog bark, growl, and lunge at dogs on walks? Jump on or bark at visitors to your home? Bolt out of the front door at the first chance? Guard food, bones, or toys? I can help fix a wide variety of problem behaviors!

My Story

I have been a dog lover since childhood, but I now go to great lengths to ensure I stay up to date with leading industry standards for the most modern, positive, effective training methods. Read my full story here.

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Here’s what your dog wants for the holidays

Here’s what your dog wants for the holidays

Shopping for holiday gifts is hard enough when you can ask friends or family what they're hoping for. I'm not sure about your dogs, but mine have been pretty secretive with what they're hoping to get for the holidays! Fear not - I've put together a list of some of my...

Puppy training… where to begin??

Puppy training… where to begin??

I have a lot of feelings about puppies. I have worked with hundreds (maybe thousands) of young puppies as a trainer and love every one dearly. Puppies are cute. Puppies can be frustrating. I like to joke that puppies are cute so we forget how frustrating they can be,...