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The Best Dog Trainers in Olympia, WA of 2024

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David Adams

July 10, 2024

Dog Trainers

This is a list of the top dog trainers in Olympia, WA, based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public.

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    Jen Lewis

    AKC Good Citizen Evaluator

    Aggressive dog training, Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Off leash dog training

    Puyallup, Sumner, Orting Buckley, Graham, Spanaway, Tacoma, Enumclaw, Auburn, Pierce County

    Jen Lewis has been working with dogs professionally for 20 years, training for 19 years, and she has a wide variety of experience with all breeds, ages, and temperaments. She has a deep understanding of canine behavior and communication and has many professional accreditations and memberships.


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    Heather Ringwood

    FDM, CPDT-KA

    Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, Off leash dog training

    Specializing in Agility and Advanced Manners training, Heather's heart, love, and training focus is in showing others how to have fun with her dogs. In addition to dogs, Heather also coaches and trains people. These two skill sets play a major role in her ability to help people communicate more effectively with their dogs, and learn how to embrace and engage with their dog's temperament and per...


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    Ashley Alden

    CCS, PSDT-A, FDM

    Aggressive dog training, Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training

    Thurston County, WA and the surrounding areas

    Like many animal lovers, my dream was to work with pets. I considered being a veterinarian, but quickly discovered I couldn't hack it.

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    I gave up on my dreams and decided to pursue human medicine instead.



    After college and a bit of traveling, I jumped in to a "big girl" job doing clinical research at a military hospital. I enjoyed my job, but felt like I...


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    Emma Holly

    MS, CPDT-KA, CSAT

    Aggressive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Agility dog training

    Thurston, Lewis, Mason Counties and surrounding areas, including: Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Rochester, Rainier, Tenino, Centralia, Chehalis, Montesano, Aberdeen

    Emma has a Masters of Science in Animal Behavior & Welfare from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). She is also a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) and a Dog Walking Academy Field Trip Coach.

    Using reward-based, scientifically proven training and behavior modification methods, Emma specializes in canine anxiety, aggression and body...


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    Paul Grosart

    CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, CCUI

    Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, Service dog training, Puppy dog training

    Tumwater, WA and surrounding areas

    Paul Grosart (Pronouns: They/Them) \| BS, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, AKC CGC Evaluator

    Paul is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Counsel for Professional Dog Trainers, and an Accredited Dog Trainer of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). They have spent the last 4 years of their professional development focusing on service dogs, an...


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    Ada Weigel

    CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP

    Puppy dog training, Board and train dog training

    Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Lakewood, Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner, and Bonney Lake

    I fell in love with a naughty dog.
    I needed help and I had no idea what to do. Gunner came to my home as a temporary foster. His company really grew on me though and the house rules kept shifting. “No dogs on the couch.” Ok, fine. “But no dogs on the bed.” Ok, fine. “But definitely no feeding him from your dinner plate…”

    Cupcakes went missing from the counter and sock...


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    Sarah Forde

    Reactive dog training, In home dog training, Off leash dog training, Board and train dog training

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


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    Ann Howie

    CCA, CCFT, LICSW, ACSW

    Puppy dog training, In home dog training

    Thurston County

    I began my life by being friends with the animals on our farm. As an adult, I found ways to incorporate animals into my psychotherapy practice and to advocate for the animal's perspective as a dog trainer. I helped develop the first Standards of Practice in the field of animal-assisted services, I have written books and textbooks for both volunteers and professionals, and I continue to develo...


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    Patti Howard

    BS CCS FDM

    Aggressive dog training, Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training

    Thurston County

    I own Your Canine Resource, Inc. in Olympia Washington, a thriving company which specializes in canine behavioral training and nutritional consulting. I bring 27 years of hands-on experience and extensive study to Your Canine Resource. My training techniques are grounded in rigorous research in behavior modification as well as the conviction that kindness and consistency are great teacher compa...


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    Brenna Peterson

    Aggressive dog training, Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, Off leash dog training

    Auburn, Puyallup, Spanaway, Kent

    I currently have two dogs, a chihuahua mix and a border collie. My main hobby is spending time with my dogs. We like trick training, rally, agility, and other sports, and enjoy playing, walking, and hanging out. I am almost done with my Psychology bachelor's degree and love to learn. I like meeting new people and their animals, I enjoy drawing and story-writing, and studying languages.


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    Sandra Roosna

    CCDT, FDM

    Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Off leash dog training

    Olympia, Tumwater, Lacey, South Beach, Sunset Beach, Boston Harbor, East Olympia, Kelly's Korner, Delphi, Rochester, Chehalis

    I am a born and bred Estonian who shares a home with three couch-hoggers: Benny, Jess, and Waffles.

    My career path began during my undergrad years at Brooklyn College, where I worked as a dog handler and overnight attendant at dog daycares around New York City. I then went from managing daycares to working and volunteering in animal rescues in New York and Phoenix.

    My ultimat...


Welcome to Olympia’s list of top dog trainers. The Olympia, Washington list is based on 114 votes from the Washington Sniffspot community. Only the Olympia dog trainers with the top number of votes made this list. Trainers are ordered by number of votes, with Jen Lewis at the top of this list with 32 votes. We also counted 2810 votes for Washington, with the remaining trainers listed outside of Olympia.

Our rankings include trainers certified by CPDT-KA and CPDT-KA. They also specialize in Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training amongst other training programs.

Olympia dog trainer services include:

  • Puppy dog training
  • Reactive dog training
  • In home dog training
  • Aggressive dog training
  • Off leash dog training
  • Deaf dog training
  • Board and train dog training
  • Agility dog training
  • Service dog training

Behind every successful Olympia training session lies a passionate professional. Jen Lewis shares why they chose this path: To help people communicate with their dogs better and help dogs stay in their homes.. All 11 trainers on this Olympia list are committed to positive reinforcement. Trusted Olympia trainer, Heather Ringwood, uses the following methods: .

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Sniffspot Olympia Dog Training Frequently Asked Questions

How did Sniffspot choose the best dog trainers in Olympia?

Our Dog Trainer Contest determines the best dog trainers in Olympia. We collected an impressive 114 resulting in 11 on this list, all located in Olympia. Thank you for trusting Sniffspot with Olympia dog trainer recommendations!

What qualifications do the top dog trainers in Olympia have?

The top dog trainers in Olympia are usually qualified by one (or several) of the following accreditations: Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training, and In home dog training.

Who is the top dog trainer in Olympia and why?

Jen Lewis is the top trainer in Olympia. They received 32 out of 35260, which was more than anyone else in Olympia. Jen Lewis specializes in: Aggressive dog training, Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Off leash dog training

What do Olympia dog trainers specialize in?

The 11 dog trainers on our Olympia list specialize in: Aggressive dog training, Agility dog training, Board and train dog training, Deaf dog training, In home dog training, Off leash dog training, Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training, Service dog training

What are the most common training methods for Olympia dog trainers?

Our top dog trainer in Olympia, Jen Lewis, uses the following process: I use modern force-free methods. I revolve our training around fun, focus, communication and positive reinforcement so you can have a well behaved dog at home and in public settings. We want help you build a happy, healthy relationship with your dog and give you confidence in each other.

How much does dog training cost in Olympia?

The average dog training cost in Olympia is between $70 and $150 per hour. Take advantage of free intro sessions in Olympia or Washington to determine the right fit.

How do I choose the right dog trainer in Olympia?

To find the right match in Olympia, consider whether they hold CPDT-KA or CPDT-KA, as well as whether they specialize in Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training, or something else.

What’s the best way to train my Olympia dog?

Our 11 Olympia dog trainers are the best to ask. Jen Lewis recommends Ditch the bowl. So many behavior problems can be resolved with by giving dogs more mentally enriched lives. Simply feeding from puzzles, treat balls and snuffle mats can make a huge difference.

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