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DR. JAMES HA, Research Associate Professor, University of Washington, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist says:
“Cristine is a wonderful ambassador for the application of educational and scientifically-based behavior research. She has become a highly-prized colleague of mine here in the Pacific Northwest, a fellow professional with whom I can consult on cases and to whom I can refer cases in need of a high-quality trainer. In addition to her strong professional background, Cristine is an excellent teacher, which is probably the most important characteristic of a successful dog trainer. She has a true genius for conveying difficult, and sometimes technical, information in a way the average dog owner can understand and she conveys not only the immediate concept, but the underlying principle as as well.”

JANIS BRADLEY, Author of Dogs Bite but Balloons and Bedroom Slippers are More Dangerous says:
“Every great city in the country needs a place like Seattle Dogworks, where cutting edge, scientifically grounded training methods are presented in a way that supports the needs of people and dogs alike, enhancing the bonds between them.”

The NWSCS has been granted licensing under the Washington state private/career school code RCW 28C.10 and remains the only state-licensed canine-behavior specific school of its kind. Identified as an institution of learning which meets the academic and administrative standards required by the state to operate as a legitimate educational facility specializing in canine behavior, students are protected under the tuition recovery program and regulatory laws.



You are a dog lover. You are impassioned just watching a dog, feeling his breath and fur, holding a paw in your hand just to feel the rough texture and warmth. You’ve not only seen but personally experienced the peace, security, and authenticity of a dog. You’ve witnessed extraordinary human compassion and healing borne of the human/canine relationship alone.

Founded in 2006, the NWSCS is internationally recognized as an institution of superior education in canine behavior theory and practice. By bringing a liberal arts approach to a strong science-based program, graduates are impacting the human/canine experience in revolutionary ways across the globe.

The success rate of NWSCS grads is unrivaled; ~ 80% of graduates enjoy roles in the canine behavior and/or welfare field in areas including, but not limited to, service/therapy, training, behavior modification, influencing, education, specialty care, rescue, daycare, and consulting.

JEAN DONALDSON Director, The SFSPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, Author of The Culture Clash, Oh Behave!, and Dogs are from Neptune says:
 “Seattle is a city of thinking, sophisticated people and so it’s very fitting that Cristine Dahl has given it Seattle Dogworks. Cristine’s methods are science-based, on the cutting edge, and completely dog and people friendly.”