PAWSITIVE STEPS DOG TRAINING - Key Persons


Gayle Ballinger

Gayle Ballinger is fiercely committed to guiding family pet owners everywhere to achieve a fun, trusting relationship with your pets so you can enjoy the type of unique relationship you originally dreamed of when you first considered adopting a companion animal. If you are looking for a proven professional who can guide you to address puppy raising and house training, settling a new rescue dog into your home or overcoming separation anxiety or aggression issues you've come to the right place. Gayle approaches each of her clients with an open mind, she listens to your needs and desires, and then works with you to custom-tailor a training plan that will accomplish your goals while respecting your schedule and budget so that you can feel confident in engaging her to guide you through assessing, preventing and solving behavior problems. Over the years, Gayle's expertise has been honored with remarkable and notable accolades including being named Pasado's Volunteer of the Week, Vice Commodore of the Yacht Dogs Yacht Club, and being chosen as the Official Trainer for Brookside Elementary School's Special Education Animal Assistant Therapy Dog-in-Training, Brooke. Her work, articles and perspectives have been featured in the Shoreline Enterprise Newspaper, The Bothell/Kenmore Reporter, The Dog Service Network, The Yacht Dogs Yacht Club, Dogwise.com Forums, BoatUS Forums and as guest speaker to the Snohomish County C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) Team Leaders group. Gayle enjoys public speaking on a variety of dog-related topics and most recently gave a talk at Molbak's Nursery on Gardening with Your Dog in Mind (so they may enjoy it - not destroy it!) Gayle is active in the Women's Business Exchange, volunteers as a Behavior Coordinator for Evergreen Golden Retriever Rescue where she served on the board in 2009 and was an instructor for the Seattle Humane Society and a volunteer for Pasado's Safe Haven, while gladly donating behavior assessments/evaluations to shelter/rescue organizations that call upon her for help. Gayle has developed several programs, each designed to achieve specific results. Her approach is not one size fits all.