Our Trainers

Qualifications

  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer through CCPDT

  • Accredited Dog Trainer through IAABC

  • BS from University of WA

Paul Grosart

Pronouns: They/Them

Owner, Trainer

 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. They have spent the last 4 years of their professional development focusing on service dogs, and learning best training practices to ensure the highest working success rate. 

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of WA, and has over 7 years of professional experience working with a wide range of species and breeds (dogs, cat, small mammals) on basic obedience, household acclimation, and a variety of behavioral challenges.

On their off time Paul expands their skill set by working with their own dogs in Rally, Nosework, trick dog training, and herding. Passionate about helping breeders and rescues a like, Paul continues to expand their knowledge of conformation and ethical breeding practices, focusing on community education around early puppy development.

Service Areas: South Pierce County, Grays Harbor County, 

*virtual lessons provided for any location*

Areas of Focus: Shy and fearful dogs, multi-dog households, service dog foundations, early puppy development (0-12 weeks)

Qualifications

  • BS in Animal Assisted Therapy

  • AS Canine Behavior Analysis and Counseling

  • LLA Certified

Sugako Sugar Sasaki 

Pronouns: She/Her 

Trainer

Sugako is originally from Japan. She graduated from AS Canine Behavior Analysis and Counseling and BS Animal Assisted Therapy. Sugako has worked with animal professionals including certified dog trainers and veterinarians as an assistant trainer.

Currently, Sugako works as a senior registered behavior technician for children with autism. Sugako is studying for the CPDT-KA and CCBC-KA exams. Her passion is education and helping both animals and the owners.

Service Areas: Seattle, Kent, Des Moines, Covington, Fed Way

Areas of Focus: Pandemic puppies, families / households with kids,

multi-species households

206-922-9322

Tacoma, WA

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