Stella Ruffington’s Doggy Playcare offers an extensive program of canine obedience training and behavior modification at the hands of two top-notch professional trainers. You may select either private lessons at your home in the Seattle area or in-kennel training at Camano Island Kennels, Stella Ruffington’s sister facility about an hour north of Seattle on rural Camano Island.

Training in both places is tailored to meet the unique needs of you and your dog, and includes opportunities for puppy jump-start instruction, basic obedience training and off-leash advanced training. Our instructors also are well qualified to provide problem-solving assistance if you wish to address issues such as canine aggression, excessive barking, destruction of property, unwanted digging, careless bathroom habits or any other undesirable behaviors. Instruction is honed to the specific needs of your household.