The Waggin Tails Adventure blog features stories about the dogs we walk, our favorite places to go, vacation care updates, and upcoming dog-related events in the Seattle area

An expert dog trainer speaks about positive training

posted on: October 26, 2012

I am a positive dog trainer.  This means that I am committed to using loving, kind, and compassionate ways to train and relate with my dog clients.  I avoid using “aversives” which are dog training tactics aimed at controlling, dominating and creating fear in the dog.  I would like to take a moment to share […]


Be kind to me – Give me some space

posted on: October 7, 2012

As a dog walker, I have quite a bit of experience caring for dogs with lots of different temperaments, including dogs with minor aggressive tendancies.  I am not a behaviorist, so I am not skilled nor qualified to actually train  dogs nor to care for dogs with major aggressive tendancies unless the dog is under the care of […]


really cool website

posted on: June 28, 2011

check out this really cool dog supply website – looks like quality, affordable items www.fetchdog.com


Waggin Tails training tips

posted on: June 7, 2011

Food is usually the number one obedience motivator for your dog.  And, it is a powerful tool for your dog to really get that you as his leader control his food and treats.  One change that you can make that can greatly improve your dog’s motivation to respond to your wishes is to create more […]


Happy Holidays

posted on: December 24, 2010

‘[ Happy Holidays To all of the Seattle dogs and the people who love them. Wishing you peace, success, and joy through this holiday season and in the new year.