Dog Training

As a Fear Free certified hospital, Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital highly recommends trainers that have a dedicated commitment to positive, reward-based training! Whatcom and Skagit county are home to many wonderful trainers who share our commitment to fostering the best possible life for our canine friends. Here is a list of Bellingham-based, certified professional dog trainers using a positive, force-free approach:

Embarking Dogs- Amber Todd, CPDT-KA, UW-AAB

Tails-a-Wagging- Angie, LVT, Certificate Applied Animal Behavior

The Dog Guy- Michael Nichols, BA, CPDT-KA

Nosey Dog Training- Sarah, Certified K9 Nose Work

Confident Canine- Siw Lea, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, UW-AAB, Fear Free Certified Trainer

Clever Canine- Celeste Patten CTC, CPDT-KA

The Pawsitive Pooch- Nea

*CPDT-KA- Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed: Comprehensive certification exam and 300 hours of dog training experience.

*KPA-CTP- Karen Pryor Academy, Certified Training Partner: Graduate of the Dog Trainer Professional Program, demonstrating a high level of technical knowledge and hands on skill both training canines and teaching people.

*LVT- Licensed Veterinary Technician: 2-4 year college program and national board exam

*UW-AAB: University of Washington, 9-month PT Applied Animal Behavior Certificate