Dog Training & Tracking Classes
Your relationship with your dog is unique, and so are your training needs. All of our classes are focused on strengthening the connection between you and your best friend; learn to communicate with your dog, and she will learn to understand you.
Puppy Preschool & Training Classes
The 101s of dog training and socialization are the most valuable skills you and your dog can learn together. Once you have these basic courses mastered, you’re ready to enter the world of tracking and search work
The Tracking Series
Deepen the bond with your dog by enlisting into the world of tracking. Begin in the forest with our Wilderness Series and progress through Urban and Field Terrains.
Search and Rescue & Odor Detection
Does your canine companion have super powers? With noses that can smell 1000x greater than our own, all dogs do! Unleash the hero in your dog in these advanced courses.
Your canine sidekick is unique, and might be perfect for one of our individualized private classes. Perhaps you are dealing with a behavior problem, or wish to raise a first-time puppy. Let’s go one-on-one.
Latest News from the dog blog
Owner and founder Maureen Fielding discusses canine conundrums from a personal perspective
Huge Congratulations to Theresa Coles and her Clumber Spaniel Charlotte, who recently passed their AKC Variable Surface Terrain Test in Bellingham at Western Washington University with the Chuckanut Dog Training Club. This final test makes Charlotte an AKC Champion Tracker, adding to her already existing TCH with the CKC, making her a champion squared! Wonderful[…]
Sir Orrin All these 12 years You have been my partner, my teacher, my sifu. Faithful, hard working, solid Orrin I will wipe the sleep from your eyes. I will help you down the truck ramp. I will support you and be your strength when you cannot find it for yourself. We will track together[…]
Cathy and Whisky created quite a sensation when they passed their CKC Urban Tracking Dog Excellent Title in extraordinary circumstances in Courtenay in May. Whisky worked his way through a children’s Sports Day event, through children kicking soccer balls, off leash dogs and family picnics, finding all 3 articles along the way. The team arrived[…]
Congratulations to Gisela and Kaid, who earned his CKC Urban Tracking Dog Title earlier this spring in Victoria. This has been a successful year for Kaid, who started tracking at 4 months old, and received 3 titles before 18 months of age! Gisela keeps tracking with Kaid just because he has so much fun.
Congratulations to Kathryn Uunila and Toby who recently got their AKC TD Title in Wenatchee, Washington. An exciting speedy track in the sagebrush wilderness east of Wenatchee! We came up the start flag and Toby sniffed his sock… he checked out the area around the start flag, sniffing a few sage bushes suspiciously, and[…]
The brightest dog star of the North Shore passed away on Monday, February 29th, 2016. Joey, (the Joster) came to Nancy & Eric F several years ago as a rescue. The previous owners were new to dog ownership and did not realize how important socialization and mental stimulation was for healthy dog development. His first[…]
Congratulations to three of our teams who recently passed their American Kennel Club Tracking Dog Tests with flying colors in windy conditons! The Tracking Trial was hosted by the Chuckanut Dog Training Club in Bow Washington on March 6th.
“I sought Maureen’s help with my young rescue lab, Cooper, who was very reactive on leash. Joggers, strollers, skateboarders and especially other dogs were all triggers which made walking in our neighbourhood a daily challenge. During our initial in-home consultation I noticed an immediate difference in Cooper, and Maureen left me armed with the skills[…]
Congratulations to Louise Watson and Jet and Kathryn Uunila and Toby for their Tracking Dog Titles with the Australian Shepherd Club of America Trial January 24th. A super job by these Super Dogs
Congratulations to our very own Lori Daniels and Rodin ‘Rody’ who passed their AKC TD Tracking Test on Sunday. Our team’s first Tracking Test Pass of 2016! A beautiful track by Lori and Rody at Bow Washington Rody’s official name is now Sunfire’s Dogwood CKC TD AKC TD
Welcome to the K9 Leadership website! I hope you find it easy to navigate and inspirational to look at. As my first posting on the dog blog, I wish to convey my thoughts on the human dog relationship. I think it is fitting that the human lead the dog through the social manners of the[…]
What we do
Our objective is to create a connection between human and dog through clear, consistent, fair leadership and communication.
We offer a variety of training classes for you and your best friend from Puppy Preschool to Wilderness Tracking. Our teaching methods help you build a positive relationship with your dog in a fun and rewarding environment by employing responsible leadership techniques and drawing awareness to your canine's unique methods of communication.
We believe in a holistic approach to caring for our dogs, balancing the nature of dog needs with human needs, for a happier, more balanced companion for life. Learn how exercise, mental stimulation and satiety positively influence your dog’s behaviour and how to balance your dog’s needs into your busy human life.
Socializing your dog
Learn how good socialization sets the groundwork for a well adjusted dog. From puppyhood continuing into maturity.
Good manners in a human world
Your dog's good behaviour relies on your competency as a strong leader. Can you take the lead?
Activity and Exercise
Dogs come with all energy levels, and just like people, need varying degrees of activities and exercise for mental and physical satiety.
love and be loved
Dogs quite simply love to work for rewards and affection. The rewards for us as humans are invaluable.