Does your dog...

  • Pull on the leash?
  • Jump on guests?
  • Bolt out the door?
  • Only listening when they feel like it?
  • Bark excessively?
  • Eat food off the counter?
  • Still not house trained?
  • Aggressive towards other dogs or people?

…If you answered yes to any of those, we can help!

Welcome to Take the Lead Dog Training

Your personal dog trainers in the Greater Seattle area, where we strive to make your dog training experience just as great for you as it is for your dog!

We love talking with dog owners about how we can help with their dog training needs! Contact us today to set up a time to meet.

– Cheryl Ross

Training Gatsby and Rosie

The dogs couldn’t be around each other due to Gatsby attacking Rosie.

JoJo the Boxer

Jojo would jump up on people, and play the “catch me game” when her owner said it was time to go home from the park.

Stewie's Transformation Story

His case is one of a very insecure and entitled little dog who thought he could own his world and control everything in it.


My Dog  Showed Aggression At Doggy Daycare

Christine Hawkins

We Bought A Mastiff Puppy And Wanted To Train Him Right Away

Michael Moore

I Needed My Dog To Listen Well So That He Could Travel With Me.

Chesere Daniels


Puppy Pre-School

*offered as 1-on-1 sessions

Raising a puppy is a dynamic process and can come with many frustrations.  Our Puppy Preschool Program is designed to help simplify this process for you, giving you clear and accurate answers to any questions or unknowns you may have. *This program does not involve the introduction of obedience commands, and is for puppies 8 weeks to 5 months of age (last enrollment 17 weeks of age).

FREE BONUS! If you already know that you want your puppy to learn all their obedience commands once they graduate Puppy Pre-school,  sign up for our Gold Program now and get Puppy Pre-School for free!

Obedience – Bronze, Silver & Gold

*offered as 1-on-1 sessions or board and train

This program is designed to give you basic control of your dog. They will learn the beginning stages of focus and listening!

We will meet one-on-one to build a foundation of communication with your dog and gain control. The great thing about having “unlimited one-on-one’s” is that, if your dog needs a little more time and attention, you get that at no extra charge! Once your dog has progressed through the private sessions, we will transition you to group classes to fine tune the training.

Aggressive Dog Rehabilitation

*offered as 1-on-1 sessions or board and train

This program is designed to rehabilitate dogs that are struggling with re-activity and/or aggressive behavior.
Sometimes it is more beneficial to remove the dog from the home environment to immerse them in training. This helps the dog have a faster turn around and gives you, the owner, an opportunity to take a break from the stress of handling the dog, and a jump start on training when they are brought back home.
While we do teach your dog some obedience commands, this program is designed to focus solely on your dog’s behavior. The level of success you receive depends on your dog’s personality and your willingness to incorporate the techniques you are taught into your daily routine.

Aggression Rehab

In Home Specialist