Dog Training

Dog Training Classes

The onsite training classes at Doggy Haven Resort in Bothell are led by our accomplished certified dog trainer:  Jessica Fleck. As a team of lifelong learners, our dog trainers use only the best and most current training methods. All of us at Doggy Haven Resort are “people people” as well as “dog people.” Knowledge of our subject, passion for what we teach and compassion for both you and your dog makes our training program the best possible learning environment in the Seattle area.

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Doggy Haven is pleased to offer comprehensive dog training using positive and rewarding education methods with group and one-on-one training options to suit the unique needs of you and your dog(s)! From first-timers and puppies to troublesome teens and totally trained seniors, we have options for you! The training you receive and use changes how you feel about your dog, resulting in better behavior and a stronger relationship.

Our lessons are held at convenient times in our Field House, which was specially designed for dog training. No matter where you’re coming from or headed to in the Seattle area, we make it easy for you to plan your schedule so you and your dog can get the best training possible!


First Time or Trial Day just $40!

Subject to availability. Call for information!

Board & Train

Board & train is a 10-day program (2 weeks Sun-Thurs) $1,250. Board & train includes overnight boarding and daily group play with the rest of the boarding dogs. The board and train program is intended for dogs who are social and comfortable with daycare style large group play. A trainer will work with your dog individually one hour per day during the 10-day program on the following skills:

  • Attention to handler
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Stay
  • Leave it
  • Wait at doors
  • Loose leash walking
  • Heel position
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Training a puppy

Puppy Social and Doggy Haven University Prep School

During puppy social/puppy teen hangout, your puppy will meet other puppies around the same age and temperament to play with along with lots of fun socialization!

Included are:

  • Meeting the grooming staff and hearing/seeing grooming equipment
  • Crate training fun
  • Walking on different types of surfaces and getting to see/hear novel objects and sounds
  • Play time with toys and working on not resource guarding (learning the trade game)
  • Going out into the play yards (while the older dogs are in for naps) to get used to the yard and getting to play on the structures
  • Leash walking and making the harness/collar a positive
  • Seeing different types of people and dogs (staff at Doggy Haven, neutral older dogs, people in sunglasses, etc.)
  • Polite greetings with other puppies and people (on and off leash)
  • Handling and creating a positive with home husbandry care and vet care

All these activities will be done in a positive way, puppies will never be forced to do anything that they do not want to do!  Treats and toys will be included as well to make sure all these new experiences are fun and rewarding for the puppies!

After the puppies go home, we will send an email on what we worked on for that day, along with lots of cute puppy pictures!

If you would like to sign up, the cost for each session is $50.00 per day. The Puppy Social is for puppies four months and younger and are held on Mondays. Doggy Haven University Prep School is for puppies 4-6 months, and are held on Tuesdays. Drop off time is between 11:30am – 12:00pm and then pick up between 2:00pm-2:30pm. Reservations are required.

Training a puppy