A Canine Experience Inc. is pleased to be your full service dog center, offering professional and caring help to owners and their pets. Our priority is the well being of your dog and your family.
We offer a specialized training program, which begins with a thorough evaluation of your dog’s problems. We then carefully design a specific plan to suit you and your dog. We are experienced with all dog problems from basic house manners to aggression issues. Training programs include:
- Free Behavioral Assessments
- Boarding and Training
- Private Lessons
- Group Classes
- Dog Trainer and Care Takers Certificate Course (Both on-site and Home Correspondence)
- Educational Seminars
A Canine Experience, Inc. opened its doors in 1995 as a dog trainer school when Nancy Baer realized there was a great need to educate people who wanted to become professional dog trainers. A Canine Experience, Inc. boarding and training facility was added in 2001. May 1st, 2010, the daycare, pet supply store and cat boarding were opened.
Currently A Canine Experience, Inc. is co-owned and operated by Nancy, her three daughters and granddaughter who have been training under her for many years. Andrea Baer has over 15 years training experience and Trina Eddy has over 20 years training experience. Jessica Brill and Autumn Baer actively participate in the daily operations and are in the process of mastering their training skills.
Nancy Baer and Trina Eddy present a variety of informational seminars for group functions, shelters, associations, etc. Subjects taught include: dog etiquette, forming a working relationship with your dog, problem solving, understanding dog behavior, dealing with aggression, the resposibilities of a foster and more. Call about setting up a seminar for your group or club.
Since 1986 owner and founder Nancy Baer, co-author of “Leader of the Pack” and “Choosing a Dog”, author of “When Friendly Dogs Bite” and “The Dangers of Ignorance,” has worked full time training thousands of dogs and owners giving her experience with all types dog behavior problems.
Nancy’s expertise in the show ring has earned a number of titles in obedience, agility and conformation. Pioneering a unique project for well known wineries has given her insight and expertise in training scent dogs.
Trina has carried on Nancy’s passion for scent work and has trained dogs to search out drugs, explosives, mold, personal items such as a cell phone and keys and is currently working on a conservation project teaching her personal dog, Bridgette, to find turtle nests. She incorporates scent work into her obedience classes, because she finds it to be a fun and successful way to create a working relationship with your dog, lengthen dogs attention spans and build confidence. Trina has been teaching classes at A Canine Experience since 2005, helping hundreds of owners understand dog behavior and learn how to train and live with their dog(s).
Trina began training dogs in 1987 for a large training facility that specializes in rehabilitating dogs with severe behavior problems. She has always been very passionate about animals, was very involved in FFA and 4-H in her youth, earned money to pay for her own horse by caring for neighbors pets, cleaning horse stalls and assisting in horse training. Her animal training, handling and care taking experience is well rounded including horses, dogs, cats, goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits and poultry. Trina implements her life experience and works with Nancy to continue teaching others who want to become dog trainers or start a business as a care taker (pet sitter, dog walker, veterinary work etc.).
Andrea’s life and passion is dogs. She started at a young age learning how to train dogs by observing her mother, Nancy train and evaluate dogs. Andrea was very successful showing her dogs in 4-H as a child, winning many 1st places in obedience both at the county and state levels. She has been showing dogs in AKC since elementary school. In 8th grade she received her certificate of completion from A Canine Experience’s dog trainer school. She moved on from participating as a 4-H’er to being a 4-H leader, learning beneficial skills in educating children.
In 2002 she started working for A Canine Experience. Jobs including training problem dogs, working with owners, caring for dogs, doing bookkeeping and much more. Working closely with Nancy she learned about dog training and behavior. Andrea has daily experience training dogs with problems anywhere from bad manners to serious aggression. She also has experience teaching rally, basic obedience and CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Classes.
In 2005 she graduated from Edmonds Community College with her Associates in Technical Art Business Management Degree. She is also a CGC Evaluator through AKC (American Kennel Club).
Summit Assistance Dogs has been very grateful to have Andrea raise, train and evaluate some of their service dogs for the disabled. It was a wonderful experience working with Summit Assistance dogs and taught her much valuable information.
She has put titles on multiple dogs including her own personal dogs, a Belgian Sheepdog Casper (CH Reverie’s Casper O’Horde CDX RE CGC HIC) who has earned five obedience titles and her Championship. Spirit, her Belgian Sheepdog (CH Reverie’s Jazz Solo RE AX AXJ CGC) who she is currently competing with in conformation, agility, rally and obedience. Spirit has earned her American Championship multiple agility and rally titles. Spirit is also training to get her nose works titles. Now she is competing in agility with her youngest dog Finn who has earned two agility titles with hopes of many more to come.
Other services include:
- Dog Boarding
- Cat Boarding
- Transportation for Boarding and Daycare
- Pet Supplies