Olympia is now home to Seattle Dogworks founder, Cristine Dahl, a visionary and global leader in humane, effective, canine behavior and training techniques.


The Northwest School of Canine Studies has only offered advanced professional classes to students wishing to earn a certificate in Canine Studies

...until now.


With an exceptional reputation for premium board & train in the Seattle area,  and a deep love for the human/dog relationship, we are now offering highly personalized programs with the companion dog family in mind in the South Puget Sound area.


Unlike other B&T services, we take only 1 or 2 dogs at a time (screened) and focus heavily on manners, calm/settle, self-regulation, and lifestyle skills such as polite greetings (no jumping), in-home rules, beautiful leash skills, and so on. We care that a dog is part of the family and that means he has to be a pleasure to live with. Programs range from 2-4 weeks, $2400 - $3600.


NOTICE: The next opening in our board and train program is November 2019.



NWSCS is bringing puppy and adult dog workshops/seminars to Olympia in 2020.

For priority notification of new schedules and offerings, please join the mailing list below. Once posted, all new NWSCS companion offerings will be found on this page.


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