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Good CitiZEN Dog Trainers – creating peaceful living in YOUR home!

A good dog trainer enjoys working with people as well as dogs. That’s our claim to fame! Read on and find out why people and their four-legged friends enjoy working with our trainers.


In 2002, Good CitiZEN Dog Training started providing basic and advanced obedience training services in Tacoma Washington with the aim of creating peaceful living with your dog. Today, we continue to expand our offerings to provide first-rate dog training services that address behavior problems for all types of canine friends — from puppies to older dogs. Yes, you can teach old dogs new tricks!

“Our puppy “Maka” is happier than ever, and SO well-trained thanks to Deborah and her team! They're incredibly talented and so much fun to work with! Good Citizen definitely offers Tacoma’a best puppy kindergarten classes."
- Javiera, Andy, and “Maka”
Proctor District, Tacoma, WA.

Aggression and behavior problems are nipped in the bud with our successful and hugely popular Advanced Meet & Greet. No dog training business in the Seattle area has the success of our very specialized Meet & Greet Class. Advanced Meet & Greet is specialty training in a supportive group atmosphere that addresses “inappropriate” behavior, primarily on-leash. Whether your dog is “over the top” with enthusiasm, or a little growly, snarly, or lunges at other dogs as you walk in your neighborhood, this class will help. The results are amazing! Best FriendsCurrently offered out of our dog training facility in Fife Washington, this class is easily transported to any location. We are happy to provide our most popular dog obedience or specialty class to a location convenient to you. Please contact us at the number above so we may arrange an Advanced Meet & Greet near you.

But don’t just take our word for it! Read what others have said about Advanced Meet & Greet and our other offerings:

We have more than a decade of happy clients and well-trained dogs from all around Western Washington. From as far away as Olympia, Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Puyallup, and Kent, people come from all around to find the best dog trainers. Our now expanded list of services includes private, in-home dog training, basic obedience group classes, tricks class, and other specialty classes to address problem behaviors for brand new puppies or older dogs. We offer small packages of private lessons that will fit any budget, or Boot Camp if you want or need an intensive dog training experience.

What keeps our clients coming back? Find out for yourself. Contact us today at 253-752-6878. You can also read more happy client testimonials here!

“We had been "living" through our dog Liberty's fierce aggressive behavior towards other dogs. It was to the point where we could not control her on a leash and even take her out in public. We looked like the SWAT team, clearing paths to take her to the vet. We started with a 1-hour private session and walked back to the car with a different dog. We immediately signed up for Advanced Meet & Greet and now take walks every day without any problems! Deborah and Good Citizen are fantastic! She not only tells you what you need to do to correct the behavior but also why it works. Simply the best dog training Tacoma has to offer! Thank you so much for everything!”

- Amanda and Dan Byrnside, Liberty, Jess and Roxy from Kent, WA.