KARE Training Facility

We are excited to announce, we will be opening KARE’s official training facility in the Spring/Summer 2018. Donations from the Kitsap Great Give, after 20 years of dreaming, planning, and saving, we were able to break ground this past winter and things have been moving swiftly. This facility will serve as a centrally-located “headquarters” for our KARE team, improving our organization’s day-to-day operations, and provide a safe space for those who are struggling with behavioral issues caused by environmental stressors. We believe the more you know about dogs, the better your relationship with your own dog will be. KARE continues to grow, with dedicated volunteers, trainers, and fosters joining our cause each day.

Private Dog Park

Dog parks are not designed for every dog. Many dogs find the rough and tumble of a pack of free-roaming dogs too much. For the reactive or fearful dog, the dog park is impossible. KARE offers private use of our outdoor dog yard, perfect for those dogs who need a chance to run and play off-leash without the worry and fear of unknown dogs (and their people).

Party & Event Space Rental

Now your dog can have its own party, and a place to celebrate! The KARE facility is available to rent for special occasions such as birthdays, Bark Mitzvahs, new pet adoptions, Yappy Hours, ice cream socials and more. We can work with you to create a one-of-a-kind experience!

Private Training

Private training classes are tailored to your needs. Rather than covering basic commands common to all households, we work with you to identify the behaviors that are important to you and your lifestyle to tailor the lessons to meet your specific needs with your specific dog. Three private sessions are typically recommended, although individual sessions are also available.

Behavior Consultations

Our trainers are certified with national independent organizations and have over 25 years experience working with behaviors of all kinds, from fear to aggression, to excessive barking and more. If you and your dog are suffering from problem behaviors such as excessive fear, resource guarding, and reactivity to other dogs or strangers, behavior modification with positive training methodology is the scientifically-proven solution and we can show you how.


KARE hosts a variety of workshops (some FREE!) aimed at helping the pet guardian work on specific behavioral issues. Examples of workshops we offer include Doglish (learning how to read and speak your dog’s language), loose-leash walking, Reactive Roverf and Fearful dog behavior modification workshops. Email registration@nwkare.org for details.