Because life is not the Westminster Dog Show
We all know that what we see on TV doesn't always reflect reality. After the show, even the fancy winner dogs bark, scratch, and sometimes behave badly, just like yours and ours. Here at Riverdog, we are focused entirely on greater Seattle area owners and their family dogs. Our goal is to provide canine training, dog daycare, and bathing solutions for regular dogs living with regular families – people pressed for time and energy who want more help living with their pets than fashioning them into show dogs.
You do not need to have a PhD or have been raised by wolves to understand how to have a 'good dog.' What you do need is to become successful at these 5 simple things: MOTIVATING your pet to learn, LEADING the relationship, COMMUNICATING what you want, RESPONDING to your pet's behavior choices (correct or not), and MANAGING your pet in both your presence and absence. These are the things we are passionate about helping you learn, master, and enjoy.
Riverdog Canine Coaching is located in the city of Issaquah, about 30 minutes from Seattle by car (with or without your head hanging out the window). We have over 10,000 square feet of custom designed space in two separate buildings on the west end of Gilman Blvd, including a large indoor play area, two large fenced outdoor exercise yards, two fully padded classroom training floors and a professional bathing station.
Monday - Friday 6:30am to 6:30pm
Monday - Friday 7:00am to 6:30pm
Monday & Friday Only 7:30am to 12:30pm
Offered all days of the week - view our Schedule
We are a people business first, a dog business second. We work with the Issaquah School District to provide employment for disadvantaged individuals, we provide several free training C.A.M.P.s per year through our Apprentice Program, and give free training seminars to veterinary staff to promote safety in the workplace. We host periodic adoption events, volunteer at shelters and zoos, and as a team, we do therapy work with our dogs at Lakeside School of Autism, Bellewood and Spiritwood retirement centers, and raise money each year for the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Karelian Bear Dog Teams of Washington State.