Announcement 6/6/24

StayWildDog will be taking new students beginning 6/17/24.

If you would like to join the waitlist for students upon StayWildDog's return, please fill out the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Set aside a time to chat with your trainer on the phone.

This 15 minute free service can give you an idea of how to move from where you are, to where you want to be!

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Pet Parents

Thrive with their canines

Using the most recent fear-free science behind canine behavior and ethology, we coach both you and your pup on how to make long term behavioral changes with reward-based training!

What we do

StayWildDog specializes in creating custom dog training plans for by utilizing Fear-Free Training practices, with a dedicated focus on reducing fearful or nervous tendencies in over-reactive dogs.

But we also teach you and your pup! We can address all sorts of behavior concerns from leash pulling, to barking and so much more.

We not only teach you more about communicating with your dog, but we help teach your dogs how to function in the world.

Unleash confidence, and live fearlessly!

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Step 1

Schedule a consultation with your trainer in order to build the best training plan for your particular needs.

Step 2

Set up weekly private training sessions to keep consistent and find great progress.

Step 3

You find confidence in your dogs skill, see real results and have fun!

Owner and Trainer of StayWildDog Training discusses tips, tricks and tools to better canine training and understanding.

Often made after your in-home sessions as a custom way to see exactly what was worked on!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

We are located in Walla Walla, WA. While we mostly conduct in-home services for our town, we do offer services to other towns near by such as College Place, Dixie, Waitsburg, Dayton, Milton-Freewater (OR) and more. Those outside of the Walla Walla Valley however are subject to travel fees for your trainer which will be discussed during your consultation.

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What are the business hours?

We take in-person clients from Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am -6:00 pm, and Sundays 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. That said, we are open for communication every day of the week from 8:00 am- 8:00 pm!

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Why do you come to our home for training sessions?

We travel to your location because the majority of your training concerns happen when you are at home.

Training happens much quicker in an environment that has minimal distractions and that your pup can be comfortable in. This is also how we work on building training into every day situations by starting in a place they can be the most successful first.

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Are you the right trainer for me?

We sure hope so, but it really depends on your needs and the relationship you wish to have from your dog.

If you are looking for long-term behavioral change and want to work on communicating more effectively to your dog, understanding the reasoning behind their choices, how to get them out of 'over-reactive' states and truly speak to your dog via the most recent, empirical fear-free science behind canine behavior, then we could be a great match!

If you are looking for behavioral suppression, dominance tactics or 'alpha' training, then I am afraid we won't be a good fit for you.

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Why is StayWildDog Training different from the rest?

We focus on creating custom plans for your unique situation, and through this custom plan we build the relationship that you are seeking for your dog while addressing your problem concerns.

While we have been professionally training for 8 years, there are about 20 years in the animal industry behind it, with multiple certifications, schooling and skill-assessments that we have gone through (and continue to go through) in order to be the best trainer we can be for you and your dogs.

We don't use outdated or abusive tactics, and every approach we have is fear-free.

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