Welcome to our website!

     If you are visiting our site for the first time, here are some tips for finding the information you need.  The banner across the top of this page helps you learn more about our specific programs.  The listing to the left allows you to create an account and navigate directly to specific classes. (If you already have an account use the button up top to LOG IN.)  Just below this paragraph is an up-to-the-minute listing of all upcoming classes in chronological order.  At the very bottom of this home page you’ll find administrative information, including About Us, Contact Us, Driving Directions, Fee Schedule and lots more.  Welcome!

COVID-19 update on April 3, 2020

To our students and friends —

     As you know, Governor Inslee has mandated the closure of non-essential businesses until May 4 (and possibly longer).  
     We are going to postpone current classes through Sunday, May 3.  Additional weeks will be added to those classes so everyone receives their full 6 weeks of instruction.  This means our future class schedules will also need to be modified, which is a time-consuming process, so please be patient as we work on this from our home offices.
     If you have questions or concerns, please contact Liz at or 253-854-9663.  (At this time email is the most efficient way to reach us.)
         — The Staff of Family Dog Training Center

Online Classes Start April 10

YES!  You can train your dog while staying safe at home — join our new online training classes! 

Everything you need will be posted in a private Facebook group, including lesson books and reference materials (PDF documents).   Printed materials will be supported with highly detailed instructional videos for each of the exercises.  New material will be presented each week, building on the previous week’s material.  You’ll be learning the Family Dog Training Center’s methods in the convenience of your home.  

Additional assistance and guidance will be provided by Instructor Liz Fifield.  Liz will respond to comments and questions on the private Facebook page and be available for phone calls and emails, as needed.   

Click here for a sneak peek.  

Two different classes will be offered.  Both will start on Friday, April 10.  For more information and to register:

Puppy Manners Online Class

Beginning Home Obedience Online Class    


Upcoming Classes: Quick View

Upcoming Events, Seminars & Workshops

Alex Robinson Competition Obedience Seminar

****Due to COVID-19, the Alex Robinson seminars originally scheduled for May 2 – 7 have been postponed until August.  New dates are August 29 – September 3, 2020.****

Alex Robinson returns for six days:  Aug. 29 to Sept. 3.  His approach to competition obedience training is admired worldwide and his seminar in 2019 was so well received we’re having him back for three separate events plus a day of private lessons.  Click here for more info.


Click here for Weather Updates

In the event of bad weather, unsafe driving conditions, etc., any class cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page, which can be viewed using the link above (even if you are not on Facebook).