My fiancé and I cannot recommend Brooke at K9 Community Movement enough. She has truly revolutionized the way we interact with our dog and improved our home life with our puppy drastically. We bought her a 6 month-old doodle puppy with boundless energy, a love of jumping, stealing things, barking at people through the fence, and pulling on the leash and she helped us work through the best way to address these issues through focused classes where she showed us what to do, gave us time to practice with her so she could offer corrections or guidance, and then sent us home every week with clear homework to practice with our dog. Within days of starting work with Brooke, the jumping and counter surfing stopped.
With her help, we have worked with our puppy on being calm in public places and at home when we want her to be, through specific types of leashes and dog cots, to the point that often we take her out in public, we get complimented about how calm our puppy is.
Even more importantly than breaking specific bad puppy behavior, Brooke has helped us understand and relate to our dog much better. It’s made taking her places a joy.
Brooke also gave us the set of skills we needed to successfully train our dog how to walk calmly on the leash at our side, without pulling at the leash.
Finally, Brooke worked with us and our dog to teach off-leash skills so that after a little more practice and trust in our dog, we will be able to safely and confidently hike with her off-leash, knowing that she will return when called. Beyond all of Brooke’s outstanding help with our dog, she went above and beyond, introducing us to another nearby client of hers so our dogs could meet and have playdates, offering suggestions between sessions over email, and just generally being a fun person to be around and work with. We are so grateful we found K9 Community Movement!
-Olivia and Max
We have an Australian Labradoodle named Oakley. When he was about 6 months old, we knew we wanted to start obedience training. Brooke sat down with us to discuss our goals and any problems or questions we had. She developed a customized training plan that addressed our specific goals and needs. It allowed us to progress quickly through skills Oakley learned fast and spend additional time on things that were more challenging. She helped us understand that there are many methods to achieve a desired outcome and helped us determine what would work best for us. During our sessions together, Brooke demonstrated the skill and training technique with Oakley. She explained what she was doing, why she was doing it and pointed out what to look for so we knew how and when to offer praise or make a correction. After that, we were able to try for ourselves. She did a great job pointing out what we should pay attention to while answering questions along the way. By the end of each session, she made sure we felt comfortable with the new training techniques to practice on our own in the upcoming week.
She actively checked in with us throughout the week to see if we had any questions or issues while practicing at home. We quickly saw the passion Brooke has for dog training. She is very easy going and friendly. It was a pleasure working with her to train our dog. Training has allowed us to include Oakley in so many day to day events rather than feeling like we need to leave him at home. It has also strengthened our bond as a family. We highly recommend Brooke as a dog trainer.
What we learned from Brooke makes our daily lives easier. Discipline equals freedom.
- Christian & Megan Lee
Brooke is an incredible trainer! Sessions contained easy-to-follow techniques that brought out the best traits in our pup.
Strategies on how to prevent reactive behaviors has also helped our pup learn to be a pleasant dining and store companion. In addition to lessons, Brooke provided take-home training sheets to monitor our pup’s progress (which we greatly appreciated), followed-up on our pup’s advancements and made herself available for additional questions and concerns. Brooke is friendly, professional, easy to reach and a superb communicator. We love her positive approach tailoring each session to our overall goals with our pup. We have seen significant progress and will continue to use the techniques in the years ahead.
We highly recommend Brooke to anyone looking for a personalized dog trainer. She is AMAZING!
Multiple aspects of communication and body language were explained helping to prevent leash-pulling and improved on/off-leash walks.
-Christina & Jimmy
When I adopted my pitbull mix he struggled with reactivity and lacked confidence in new situations. He was not able to safely accompany me to most public places and would explode in a barking fit when he was uncomfortable. Brooke has been fantastic with him and has helped us so much! She is very patient to make sure he is comfortable during lessons and her methods are easy to understand. After each lesson she provided homework to keep us on track and she was easy to contact if we had any questions.
My dog has improved so much after working with her and is now able to calmly accompany me to stores, parks and other public places.
He is even able to calmly nap before competing at agility trials. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to have a calm, well mannered dog, she is excellent!
I rescued a Min Pin mix at 10months old and decided she needed professional training a few months in due to her extreme anxiety with new places, people, and basic grooming. Over the course of 6 lessons Brooke helped me completely transform my dog into one that is much more calm and willing to listen to commands. She now heels on command, knows to wait on a cot when directed to, and has started to allow me to touch her nails (something that used to end with me being bitten and scratched).
I can now confidently state I can take her in public with me without being afraid of her reactions.
I also own a corgi that I am going to be working with Brooke with shortly, and cannot wait to begin. Completely recommend her as a trainer.
Our experience with Brooke at K9 Community Movement has been nothing short of incredible! We would give more than five stars if we could. We rescued a puppy from the Kitsap Humane Society at nine weeks old, and a month later found out that he is 100% blind. We had already planned on doing obedience training with him, but after his diagnosis we were positive that we needed formal training for not only his happiness and quality of life, but for his safety as well.
Our little guy enrolled at four months, with a slew of issues we wanted to help him improve upon. The first thing addressed was his inability to remain calm, especially around people, who are by far his favorite thing in the world. While we were happy he was brave and excited around people, it translated to- barking, jumping, lunging, scratching, and LOTS of peeing. It took some time, and tons of practice, but we now have a puppy who is constantly being complimented on his amazingly calm and well behaved manner. He has been praised repeatedly by his vet and ophthalmologist, our friends and family, and so many strangers out on the hiking trails or on our daily walks. He not only mastered being calm around people, he can also remain calm around his NEW favorite thing, other dogs! We now feel confident bringing him anywhere we go, which is why we got a dog to begin with.
We couldn't be more proud of our little guy, and we definitely have Brooke to thank. She made it so easy for us to learn the behaviors we needed to teach him to get the results we have today. With clear instructions on when to correct or praise, weekly homework to help keep us on track with our goals, and timely communication, we have been able to accomplish so much with our dog. Brooke has gone above and beyond to ensure we made progress, including reaching out to fellow industry colleagues to confirm she was providing the correct training for a dog without vision, and adjusting training methods as needed to help set us up for success. She was always coming to with new suggestions to help us combat some of the more difficult behaviors that come along with a vision impaired animal, and we could not be more grateful for the support she provided us.
Her methods are straight forward and successful, and if you are willing to put in the work, this training program will be a total game changer for you and your dog!
If you are on the fence or unsure about whether this is the right program for you, reach out to Brooke, you will absolutely not regret it!