Training & Activity Center

We are excited to announce that KARE’s Training and Activity Center is officially open! After 20 years of dreaming, planning, and saving from the Kitsap Great Give, we were able to break ground and open the facility! 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.

To sign up for training classes or to reserve our private dog play area, please create a profile by logging in here!

Group Classes
  • Puppy, Adolescent, and Adult Primary
  • Puppy Playdate
  • Therapy / Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation
  • Nosework
  • Revved Up Recall
  • Reactive Rover
  • Dog Behavior Deep Dive

Check out our upcoming classes and sign up on KARE ProPet! Contact [email protected] with questions. 

Private Training

Training can be tailored to your needs and individualized for you and your dog. Our certified dog trainers have 25+ years of experience working with behaviors of all kinds, from fear to aggression, excessive barking, overexcitement, reactivity and more. Behavior modification with positive training methodology is a scientifically-proven solution to teach your dog new behaviors. Let us help you strengthen the bond between you and your dog!

Sign up for a Private Training Session or contact [email protected] for more information!


KARE hosts a variety of workshops aimed to help pet guardians work on specific behavioral concerns. Examples include Reactive Rover, Speaking Doglish (how to read and speak your dog’s language), Loose Leash Walking, Revved Up Recall, and Clickin’ Chickens. Our free Training Orientation workshop is offered frequently and a fantastic way to leap into KARE programs and classes!

To learn more, see our Classes page or call us at 360-602-6717!

Behavior Assessments

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.

To request a consult, call us at 360-602-6717!

Private Dog Play Area

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).

Our private dog play area is supplied with toys including a chuck-it and tennis balls! We also provide poop bags, trash can, water for dogs and a bench to sit and relax on.

To reserve the play area please sign up here or call us at 360-602-6717!