Private, Positive Training
for Your Dog

Happy Stretch Dog Training: Private Training for South Seattle Dogs and Their Families.

Your Dog is Doing Their Best,
and So Are You

We know how hard it can be when you’re struggling with your dog’s behavior, whether it’s difficulty with nail trims, or if it’s something more serious like aggression or fear.

It can feel overwhelming when you don’t know what to do, but you don’t have to do it all alone though. We’re here to help! With our expertise we can help you make cooperative care easier, help your dog find their confidence, or even just help you prepare for your CGC test on your way to becoming a therapy or service dog!

How We Can Help You and Your Dog

Cooperative Care Training

Our Cooperative Care Program is designed to help your dog feel comfortable and confident during various healthcare and grooming procedures. We understand that vet visits, nail trimming, and other grooming tasks can be stressful for both you and your furry friend. Through our specialized training techniques, we aim to create a positive and fear-free experience for your dog.

What We Can Work On: 

  • Nail trimming
  • Ear cleaning
  • Toothbrushing
  • Cooperating during bathing 
  • Brushing and grooming
  • Handling of paws, tail, and sensitive areas
  • Feeling at ease with grooming tools like clippers and brushes

Ready For More Cooperative Care?

Reactivity and Fear Related Aggression Training

Our Reactivity and Aggression Training Program is dedicated to helping dogs overcome challenging behavioral issues, such as reactivity and aggression, in a safe and effective manner. We understand the difficulties that these behaviors can pose for both you and your pet, and our specialized training approach aims to address the root causes while promoting positive behavior change.

What We Can Work On: 

  • Reducing reactivity towards other dogs or animals
  • Addressing fear related aggression towards humans or other pets
  • Building confidence and reducing fear of certain stimuli
  • Teaching alternative behaviors to replace aggressive reactions
  • Improving impulse control and self-regulation
  • Increasing socialization skills and reducing fear of new environments
  • Providing management strategies to prevent triggering situations

Want to Say So-Long to Reactivity?

CGC Test Preparation for Future Therapy/Service Dogs

Our CGC Preparation Program is designed to equip dogs with the necessary skills and behaviors to excel in the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and thrive as service dogs. We understand the unique demands and responsibilities that service dogs shoulder, and our specialized training approach aims to prepare them for the CGC.

What We Can Work On: 

  • Mastering basic obedience cues (sit, down, stay, come, and heel)
  • Demonstrating good leash manners and walking politely on a loose leash
  • Practicing reliable responses to cues amidst distractions
  • Fostering appropriate behaviors around strangers and other dogs
  • Encouraging calm and well-mannered behavior in various public settings
  • Building impulse control to ignore tempting stimuli
  • Strengthening the bond and communication between the dog and their owner

Are You Prepared for the Canine Good Citizen Test?

Your Investment

Initial Consultation: $200

*Required

90 minutes

Direct behavior observation 

Training/Instruction 

Training plan

Follow Up Sessions : $130

*Initial Consultation Required Prior

60 minutes each

Training/Instruction

Behavior management

Training Options:

*Initial Consultation Required in Addition to Package Selected

 

5 Sessions

5 sessions in 3 months

Includes:

  • Initial Consultation
  • Training Plan Creation
  • Email Support
  • 4 follow-up (1 hr) sessions

Investment: $650

Service Dog In-Home Training Package

Available for dogs 10 months +

Initial Assessment: $120 (1 hr) Purchased Separately

Includes: 

  • Canine Good Citizen Training
  • Public Access Test Preparation Training
  • Disability Skill Training

Owner oriented training:

14 sessions (1 hr/session) $1650 

Day Training program:

 12 sessions (1 hr/session) including transition sessions with the owner $1500
10 sessions with the trainer and 2 transition session with the owner 

How Training Works With Happy Stretch Dog Training

  1. Contact Us! We’ll get to know if we’re a good fit for one another, and if we are, we’ll book our initial consultation!
  2. We’ll train your dog together, in the comfort of your home, using positive reinforcement methods.
  3. You enjoy life with your happier, more confident, more cooperative dog!

Ready to Learn More About Scientific and Positive Training?