At the recommendation of a trainer in the city, I brought my rescue lab mix Whitney here for the 5-week board and train. She came to us super reactive and leash aggressive to other dogs, so I knew she needed a lot of work. We saw an immediate improvement! She was more attentive to us and focused more on what we wanted her to do rather than going after a dog that walks by. By no means was she "fixed", but the trainers there helped us understand what we as owners need to do to help her. A year later, she's like a different (and better behaved) dog!
The facilities are clean and spacious, and the staff is friendly and professional. I've taken Whitney back for several boarding stays when I have to be out of town and she's never had any problems. I love that they give me "report cards" to let me know how she did! Also, it's a great perk that she gets a bath and nail trim when she stays at least three days.
I live in the city where there are tons of doggie daycares, but I'm fine driving the extra 20-30 mins out to Bothell because I know my dog gets the care she deserves. Highly recommend!Jenn Tang S
This place is absolutely fantastic as far as their training and daycare. I have taken both my dogs (one has since passed) here for doggy daycare and multiple different training classes and everyone is so wonderful. My current dog is taking the tricks class right now and is learning so much.
The front staff is nice and helpful. If I'm being nit-picky, the only issue I've ever had here was with their grooming dept. But that's a different story. The service and genuine care for my dog greatly makes up for anything negative I can say about that.
Thank you so much to everyone at the Academy of Canine Behavior for everything you've done for my dog(s) and I. I have been coming here for years, and intend to keep coming back.Jina Smith
Our Border Collie has completed the 5 week board and train and really came out with super skills, all the trainers we have worked with are top notch. We take advantage of the ongoing one-on-one training and we have continued in various group classes, all excellent. The boarding and grooming are great too. The daycare was a hit with our guy, he just didn't have the right temperament to be with a group of dogs all day. The daycare staff was caring and up front with us as they tried to see if he could adjust unlike another daycare that just announced one evening with no warning, things had not been going well and that he could not come any more. AOCB is the only place we will take our dog. He is a happy boy when we are there, they understand how to work with different dog personalities and breeds and we trust the judgement and recommendations of the staff. We are fans.Jan Schrag
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