Our Trainers
Suzanne Eviston

Suzanne is an accredited WA State Master K9 Trainer for Police dogs. She is also an accredited Police Service dog Master Handler and has competed at the National level with her Police Service Dog with respectable placings in the top ten as well as placing first in the Police Dog tactical Compound search.
Her experience with police dogs spans over 25 years, quarrying and working dogs, as well as instructing at international seminars.
She currently assists Departments in dog importation and selection, and is considered an expert on puppy selection and development. Suzanne is consulted regularly by police agencies on testing and selection of puppies and dogs.

Suzanne instructs quarry/decoy seminars and is a She is a DVG and USA certified helper. She has titled Schutzhund dogs from puppy to Schutzhund and IPO 3 levels.
Please see "about us" for more information!
Currently Suzanne enjoys private training and behaviour consulation, and is available for such bookings on a limited basis.

Jessica

Jessica started her life as an only child on a horse race track. Because she found herself mainly in the company of animals, she understood and communicated with them as playmates and friends. This basic understanding of animal communication has followed her. With a busy horse show career and college, she came late to competitive obedience. Now having shown for seven years and training through the CDX level in AKC, she has found her way to us. Aside from the competitive part of her experience, her talent truly lies with her background in puppies. Having volunteered with Guide Dogs for the Blind and fostering for Suzanne for seven years, she brings extensive understanding of canine behavior. Jessica is ready to share her knowledge and techniques with our young dogs and will start our puppy kindergarten program in June 2010.

Shade Whitesel

Shade is a professional dog trainer by trade, she operates "Shade's dog training" in Kingston, Wa, and has been competing in Schutzhund for 15 years. Shade has evolved from her start in the sport with an American Line GSD, and now works a German working line GSD in the sport of Schutzhund as well as enjoying some Ring Sport Trials. Her current competition dog is "Reiki Vom Aegis SchH3 Ring 1".

Shade's working dog career boasts the following incredible achievements:
2011 Northwest Schutzhund Regional Championships - Regional Champion
2010 All breed nationals (AWDF) - 5th place out of 60 teams (97-88-97)
2009 DVG Nationals -Schutzhund 2 Champion
2008 Malinois Nationals -Schutzhund 1 Champion

Shade has competed at the USA Nationals and ADWF Championships.
As testimony to her talent, she has obtained two perfect 100 scores with her former Schutzhund dog "Talendar Von Grunheide"

100 points in Tracking -SchH2
100 points in Obedience - SchH3

Shade has used many different methods and ways of training dogs, and keeps herself informed of the latest theories; attending seminars, and always adding more to the toolbox of dog training skills. Lately she has found much success with marker training; teaching dogs what to do and rewarding offered behaviors rather than trying to correct most unwanted behaviors. She believes in discovering the potential in each dog, whether a family pet, or future competition dog, and best of all, the process should be FUN!