Board & Train is a great training solution for people having trouble finding the time to work with their dog, want to give them a jump start on good manners, or are dealing with difficult behavioral issues.
**We are not currently offering group classes. Stay tuned for our next session!** Group classes offer a fun, safe environment for you and your dog to learn how to work together as a team in a number of ways and in distracting environments.
Puppy Sessions are a private lesson catered specifically to your puppy’s individual needs and can cover a wide spectrum of topics and behavioral concerns. Puppies eligible for these lessons are between 16 weeks to 10 months old.
Day Training is a great option for younger dogs building basic skills and older dogs needing a little fine-tuning. Drop your dog off in the morning to work with one of our professional trainers throughout the day.
meet our trainers
Lizzi is an experienced dog trainer with a true passion for her craft. Participating in conformation handling and competitive agility from a young age, Lizzi began working with dogs professionally as soon as she was able. Caring for dogs in a boarding setting for many years gave Lizzi experience with a wide range of dog breeds, temperaments, health conditions and behavioral issues. This basis of knowledge and experience was the perfect launching pad for her career in dog training.
Lizzi has been living and breathing training since 2019. Her first dog sparked her passion for training. He was highly reactive with dogs and people, didn’t listen, and was very mouthy due to overstimulation. After trying countless training methods that failed, she did her own research and found that balanced training set her dog up for success.
That’s when she found that for balanced training to be a success you need a solid routine, consistency, and a strong relationship with your dog. She has helped families overcome issues including reactivity, resource guarding, introducing a new puppy into the family, proper use of equipment such as crates and muzzle training when necessary, aggression, preparation for competition and more.
Qwynn has been training dogs since September of 2022. She began working with animals from a very young age. Her professional experience includes caring for boarding dogs and cats, managing daycare group settings, working on horse farms and teaching children how to ride. Through these avenues, she developed a passion for learning about dog behavior. Qwynn finds that dog training offers so much fulfillment through variety, challenges, and never-ending opportunities to learn and adapt. Qwynn’s life revolves around dogs. She spends weekends herding sheep with her Australian Cattle Dog, and hopes one day to reach a competitive level. Qwynn loves helping clients channel their dog’s natural instincts into healthy outlets at home.
The board and train program with Lizzi at Cascade Kennels changed our life! If you have a reactive/anxious/nervous doggo, send them to Lizzi!
I searched for board and train programs in Oregon and Washington, and reached out to Cascade Kennels. Lizzi talked with me for an hour about what I’d noticed with Mina. She really listened to me and was able to ease my mind about what was possible for Mina. We booked a board and train program for a few months out, and she gave me some advice on things to start doing differently at home.
I was very nervous about leaving Mina for a month, but Lizzi answered all my frantic questions about how things were going and regularly sent me updates and pictures. Her strong communication really eased my mind.
Mina’s been home for four months and I’m still so impressed by her increased ability to listen. She still has some of that puppy energy (she’s almost 2!), but Lizzi established a foundation of listening that has made all the difference. Mina knows the expectations I have of her and she works so hard to follow through.
We have a solid walk routine, an extended place and Mina defers to me regularly. She’s also more confident in herself. I didn’t think any of that was possible before Mina worked with Lizzi.
Over the last four months, I’ve reached out to Lizzi when I’ve had questions about how to proceed with different situations. She’s been incredibly helpful and so patient with me. Her support has helped me become and remain resilient. Because of Lizzi, I understand what Mina’s needs are and how I can best meet them.
As I write this, Mina is currently staying at Cascade for a week and working with Lizzi to freshen up some of her skills. I live in Oregon and will always drive 3.5 hours to Woodinville for Mina to stay at Cascade and work with Lizzi. The peace of mind is worth it. I trust Lizzi and the rest of the team to take care of Mina’s unique needs.
I cannot recommend Lizzi, Cascade and the board and train program enough. It’s made all the difference for us. I am so, so grateful.