whidbey dog training

Our Students

With permission from the pet parents, we are sharing with you pictures of some of our wonderful students.



Whidbey Dog Works

kindle & izzy

"Chris was fantastic. The dogs are much better behaved, and when she comes by, they get so excited to see her. That says a lot, that they don't run and cower, they absolutely adore her. She has helped my husband and I change the way we react to situations (jumping, mouthing), so that our home is much more harmonious. "

"Chris has a way with dogs and people. She helps us people understand our dogs needs better, and not get frustrated. She helps the dogs settle themselves and pay closer attention to what we need from them. "

- J & J


"Chris did an amazing NOT only training our puppy but made us feel at ease asking questions."

"We would highly recommend any one with a puppy or dog that needs some training to seek out time to meet with Whidbey Dog Works, this is the best trained puppy we have ever had."

- D & J


"Whidbey Dog Works gave us successful and positive techniques that matched our dog’s needs and temperament. The feedback and homework that Chris provided each week were useful , precise, and well written.

We felt that we ended up with a document that we will be able to refer to in the future in order to maintain and review what we were taught.

We appreciate Chris’s punctuality, reliability, and professionalism. She is a master trainer. She is generous with her time and completely dedicated to the welfare of both her clients and their pets."

- J & E


"Whidbey Dog Works far exceeded any expectations I have ever had... dog training is like two people trying to communicate who don’t have any common language to help get the messages through, but it was honestly so much easier than I thought it would be under Chris’s direction... she was able to not only help us train our dog but also ourselves! She is clear and concise but so approachable and easy to be around. "

- C.R.


"Whidbey Dog Works was fantastic! Chris was incredibly patient with our dog (and his humans) in slowly changing unwanted behaviors. The instruction was clear and made perfect sense.

The guidance we received was priceless! Using behavior modification techniques really worked well for us. The modeling of how we should be rewarding our dog was also very useful."

- A, G & Tony


"..With patience, persistence and positive feedback, Chris gained Sadie's trust and helped her discover that the world is not such a scary place after all."

- C