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Testimonials

John is fantastic!, He provided leash-lessons to a *very* rambunctious 75 pound juvenile German Shepherd! I'd highly recommend John.

Boomer & Michael…Carnation

John is an expert at what he does! Provides multiple, excellent solutions which are always force-free.  Very responsive to emails and texts

Chai, Soni, & Alexey…Issaquah Highlands

John has been amazing. We have 2 rescue dogs. One is an old hound mix with some fear issues. Last year we adopted another rescue puppy (a terrier mix with all of the terrier behaviors). My older dog had no tolerance for the puppy. My co worker recommended John due to his experience with traumatized dogs via volunteer work at a local rescue group. I called John and he came for an assessment. We let the dogs out together and he said the older dog is actually ok and giving appropriate “signals”. His answer was to train the puppy. So we got started with one on one training sessions. During this time my loving puppy became a “teenage monster”. He was barking and jumping and nipping, he would drive other dogs crazy bc he would always want to play but had no recall so we couldn’t call him away from play. He is also a bunch of terriers in one dog so there was a lot of stubbornness. We started moving from training to adventure training. It took a few more months but now Otto is a year old and he is such a fun dog to have. We bring him everywhere with us (restaurants/breweries/outdoor malls). It has made such a difference in our lives (and in my senior dogs life). He is still and excited lovable and is still working on his jumping and kissing (he tends to give them to strangers-even when they are not expecting it) but at least it is an endearing correction to tend to. Also, Cindy and Otto are now friends and through training Otto now knows when she is allowing him to come by and when it is time to stop and leave her alone. It is now fun having the two dogs together. I completely recommend John and his training techniques. It really helped us.

Otto & Melissa…Seattle

Our family is very grateful to John for his coaching. Being first time dog owners and getting a young puppy, we were a bit overwhelmed with the amount of work that it added to our lives. John helped us train our puppy obedience skills, helped us understand dog's behavior, answered countless questions about feeding, training, exercising, and taking care of the dog, helped our two cats make peace with the dog. John gave us knowledge and piece of mind to get things under control and actually enjoy our puppy. Our puppy Bella adored John, was super happy to see and learn from him and amazingly was on her best behavior for 2-3 days after each lesson. John is a very talented dog trainer and great communicator for dogs and humans

Bella & Yulia…Redmond

John at DogSmart Seattle is a master dog trainer and communicator. He helped me sort out complex issues with my pooch that resulted in a positive resolution for everyone - and everydog! - involved. John is a great listener and is totally trustworthy. Training dogs in their homes in their familiar surroundings makes perfect sense; you get the best results this way. I highly recommend John for you and your precious pooch.

Rocco & Mark…Seattle