While industry is still being impacted by pandemic recovery, the NWSCS will be offering only one session of the CCS annually. Interested students are encouraged to apply early. We are still accepting applications for our 2022 Program. 

NORTHWEST SCHOOL
OF CANINE STUDIES

 Superior Education. Unrivaled Success.

The only dog behavior professional certification program in the USA conducted entirely in person. Washington State Workforce and Education Board licensed since 2007, under RCW 28C.10.

Seattle & Olympia

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The NWSCS is Different

The NWSCS is designed for those interested in behavior modification of the companion dog rather than just training.  While we value and teach training foundations such as obedience, manners, and control, we do so only as a function of how those behaviors contribute to a dog's overall behavioral soundness and success.

Dog AND Owner

While all trainers and behavior modification practitioners love working with dogs, their human partners have been greatly ignored in the professional landscape. We study and apply cutting-edge behavior techniques to support a partnership between dog and owner, focusing on rock-solid communication and coaching support.

ENVIRONMENT
TEMPERAMENT
BEHAVIOR
LIFESTYLE
ABILITIES

BETTER SUCCESS

COMMUNICATION

dog

owner

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Trainer Health

The NWSCS recognizes the need to support practitioners in a field that has a high burnout, low wellness rate. While students receive a top notch education in canine behavior and client management, the program also integrates activities, material, coaching, and education promoting emotional health and career longevity.

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Facilities

Seattle Area Puget Sound Location

Our  SEATTLE lecture section is held in a comfortable private satellite/auxiliary classroom off hwy 99 on Dexter Ave N., with easy access and ample off-street parking. Hands-on sections, also in Seattle, are held mostly outside. Exact locations of the classroom provided upon completion of registration, and hands-on times provided after the first day of class. 

Our OLYMPIA lecture section is held at the main South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) campus , with hands-on sections at one of the two properties run by the school, also in Olympia. DUE TO COVID-19 OLYMPIA COURSES ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

The NWSCS lecture and activity sections operate in a classroom setting. All hands-on sections are held mostly outside.

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2021/2022 Calendar

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

2022 Tuition

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