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MEET THE PACK

ADIA WASHINGTON 

CDBC, CPDT, CSAT, CN

Lead Canine Coach

Passionate Canine Professional specializing in behavior, nutrition, and health. With over 25 years of experience, I've dedicated myself to understanding and improving the lives of canines. As a CPDT and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, I've shifted my focus from human wellness to canine wellbeing. My expertise spans various certifications, including Raw Food Nutrition, Pet Food Nutrition Specialist, Advanced Canine Nutrition, and Acute Canine Herbalism from Dogs Naturally University. Currently pursuing a Graduate Program in Advanced Canine Health & Behavior at Unity University, aiming for a PhD, and completing Animal Osteopathy at the London College of Animal Osteopathy, specializing in Canine & Equine. Equipped with certifications in CPR from Pet Tech and training from Sunny Dog Inc., I strive to aid pet owners in health crises. My background includes training at Catch Canine Trainers Academy and Animal Behavior College, where I serve as a Training Mentor, fostering new talent in canine training. As an advocate for modern, ethical canine training methods, I emphasize positive reinforcement while rejecting tools like E-Collars, Prongs, Haltis, or Easy Walks. My approach respects the individuality of each canine, tailoring training to their personality, energy, and family lifestyle, yielding faster results and happier pets. Specializing in anxiety, various fears, aggression, and sensory impairments in canines, I believe in understanding their behavior without compromising their instincts. I operate within the LIMA method—Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive—ensuring humane and effective strategies in behavior modification. A proud member of esteemed organizations such as APDT, Pet Professional Guild, IAABC Foundation, Shock Free Coalition, and Fear Free Pets, I am committed to raising industry standards and advocating for the well-being of our furry companions. My ultimate goal is to bridge the gap between pet owners and their canines, fostering a relationship based on understanding, responsibility, and care.

All Canine Coaches complete a rigorous program led by Adia to accomplish the understanding of force free methods to aid in the success of the canine and their families. All are certified and/or have university education in the field of Animal Behavior.

MAVERICK

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Woof! Maverick is an integral member of our Bark Patrol. With unwavering dedication and a keen nose for duty, Maverick embodies the pinnacle of canine excellence in our working team. Trained extensively, Maverick excels in his role, showcasing a remarkable combination of intelligence, agility, and a strong work ethic. When he's not on duty, Maverick enjoys moments of playfulness and affection, showcasing the loving and loyal nature that defines him. His presence is a reminder of the incredible bond between humans and their canine companions.

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Hi there! I'm Shaina, and I'm thrilled to be a part of the Woof Houze team as a puppy coaching specialist. From a young age, my love for canines has been unwavering, and my passion for canine training has been ingrained in me since day one. My journey in the world of canine training began in Florida as a kennel attendant. For over 2 years, I had the privilege of working closely with canines of all breeds and behavioral traits. It was during this time that I realized my true calling and decided to take my passion for training to the next level. Eager to expand my knowledge and gain hands-on experience, I embarked on an apprenticeship. This incredible opportunity allowed me to work alongside experienced professionals, learning various training techniques and methods. Working with a diverse range of breeds and behavioral traits further deepened my understanding of canine behavior and training. One of my proudest accomplishments is my own rescue pup, Maverick. Through dedicated training efforts, Maverick has excelled in agility, obedience, and dock diving competitions. Training him has not only been a joyous experience but has also provided me with valuable insights into the nuances of training and behavior modification. Specializing in puppy coaching, I am equipped with a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide canine owners in raising well-behaved and balanced puppies. Whether you're a first-time pup owner or looking to refine your training techniques, I am here to provide expert guidance and support. At Woof Houze, I offer a range of services tailored to meet your puppy training needs. From basic obedience training to behavior modification, my positive and effective training methods will help you and your furry friend thrive. I believe in building a strong foundation of trust and communication, ensuring a lifelong bond between you and your puppy. With my genuine love for canines, extensive experience, and commitment to positive training methods, I am your trusted partner in creating a happy and well-behaved puppy. I invite you to explore the Woof Houze website to learn more about my services and how I can help you and your puppy embark on a journey of growth and companionship. Together, let's create a harmonious and fulfilling relationship with your furry companion!

SHAINA

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Hello, everyone! My name is Andre, and I am thrilled to be a part of the canine coaching team. With a passion for canines and a determination to make a difference in their lives, I have dedicated the past two years to honing my skills as a canine coach. Throughout my journey, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of breeds and ages, each with their unique personalities and needs. This hands-on experience has not only deepened my understanding of canine behavior, but has also allowed me to develop effective training techniques that promote positive reinforcement and create lasting bonds between canines and their parents. In addition to my work as a canine coach, I am excited to share that I will soon be attending vet school. This decision was driven by my desire to expand my knowledge and contribute to the overall well-being of our furry friends. By combining my expertise in training with a deeper understanding of veterinary care, I hope to provide a holistic approach to the health and happiness of canines. My dedication to the field of canine coaching goes beyond just training. I believe in the power of education and strive to empower pet parents with the knowledge they need to create a harmonious and fulfilling relationship with their four-legged companions. Through personalized training plans and individualized attention, I aim to address specific behavioral challenges and help pups reach their full potential. When it comes to training, I emphasize positive reinforcement and reward-based methods. By focusing on building trust, understanding, and clear communication, I create a supportive environment that enables canines to thrive and learn at their own pace. Whether it's basic obedience, socialization, or addressing specific behavioral issues, I am committed to helping canines and their parents achieve their goals as a team. As I embark on this journey towards vet school, I am excited to combine my passion for training with a deeper understanding of veterinary care. This unique combination will allow me to provide comprehensive support to canines and their families, from training and behavior management to overall health and well-being. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with you and your beloved fur babies. Together, let's create a world where every canine can live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.

ANDRE

RAINA

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Meet Raina, a valued member of the Bark Patrol team at Woof Houze. With her exceptional skills, Raina specializes in providing support and assistance to canines struggling with anxiety and fears. Through her gentle and patient approach, Raina helps dogs build trust and confidence, enabling them to succeed in their training endeavors. Additionally, Raina has a remarkable ability to help puppi