"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
- African Proverb

WELCOME TO RAINIER K9!

We are a veteran owned and operated dog training business working with private pets, highly skilled working dogs, and contract detection teams. We are dedicated to providing the best customer service and the best training for your dog regardless of your needs. We have a passion for training these amazing animals and would love to share our experience and expertise with you. Please feel free to navigate this page and let us know if you have any questions via the contact form! We look forward to speaking with you!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our philosophy is simple, we train healthy, happy, confident, and efficient working dogs.
There is no real “philosophy” we follow because we believe that there is not only one way or method to train a dog.
Dogs are as unique in their temperament and personality as humans, so we adapt our training so that we can effectively train the working dogs
and provide our clients with outstanding partners for their handlers.

NO TRENDY TERMS. NO SHADY BUSINESS. NO CATCH PHRASES. IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE.

Check out some photos of our work below, courtesy of Dunderpants Photography!

“GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT”

Trust in me my friend for I am your comrade. I will protect you with my last breath.
When all others have left you and the loneliness of the night closes in, I will be at your side.

Together we will conquer all obstacles, and search out those who might wish harm to others.
All I ask of you is compassion, the caring touch of your hands.
It is for you that I will unselfishly give my life and spend my nights unrested.
Although our days together may be marked by the passing of the seasons, know that each day at your side is my reward.

My days are measured by the coming and going of your footsteps.
I anticipate them at every opening of the door. You are the voice of caring when I am ill.
The voice of authority when I’ve done wrong.

Do not chastise me unduly, for I am your right arm, the sword at your side.
I attempt to do only what you bid of me. I seek only to please you and remain in your favor.

Together, you and I shall experience a bond only others like us will understand.
When outsiders see us together their envy will be measured by their disdain.

I will quietly listen to you and pass no judgment, nor will your spoken words be repeated. I will remain ever silent, ever vigilant, ever loyal.
And when our time together is done and you move on in the world, remember me with kind thoughts and tales.
For a time we were unbeatable, nothing passed among us undetected.

If we should meet again on another street I will gladly take up your fight, I am a Working Dog and together,
We are guardians of the night.

THE TRAINERS

Chris Santucci
(Owner/Founder)

I am a prior Military Working Dog Handler for the United States Navy and I was honorably discharged in November 2013. During my time in the Navy I trained military personnel, numerous military working dogs, managed explosive programs, and managed drug training programs.  My passion for dog training came with a particular military working dog named Cherry (J404). Cherry was assigned to me after almost being decertified in patrol work by the certification officials. After training almost every day for a year, I was able to certify Cherry at the highest attainable certification for patrol work and obedience. We eventually earned the top award for the certification year and were invited to take part in the K-9 Trials at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. After I separated, I went to school full time while training pets and working in healthcare. In early 2015 I graduated from American Military University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. It is around then that I came to believe that starting this company is what I am supposed to do. The office life is fine, just not for me. Dog training is my passion. Providing great partners and training for government agencies and private firms is my passion. I love to be outside, I love to work, and I love to train dogs.

Marc Duque
(Head Trainer)

I am a prior US Navy Military Working Dog handler experienced in handling explosive/patrol and narcotic/patrol MWD’s. After separating, I went on to training pets in obedience. In 2014, I went to Nigeria with a dog training company in Texas to train Nigerian Military Working Dog handlers. With 7+ years of training experience, I have trained over 70 dual-purpose explosive detection patrol dogs, over 30 dual-purpose narcotics patrol dogs.. Most of which are currently working around the country and in Iraq. I have also trained 20+ handler courses containing 5-10 law enforcement and private handlers. I am very serious about my training, but I like to keep it as fun and enjoyable for canine and human alike.

OUR SERVICES

Pet Obedience • Contract Detection • Working Dogs

We love your pets! We know better than anyone that training not only makes having a pet easy and fun, but it also strengthens your bond with the dog so you both can get the most of the relationship!
Like humans, no dog is the same. Training that may be effective for one dog does not necessarily mean it will work for your dog. Our training is custom-made for you and your dog. We take into account the individual personality of your dog, your free time to train and maintain, and how you both can work together to achieve the desired results.
We are currently serving Snohomish County, King County, and Skagit County in Washington State until our facilities are up and running and offer individual sessions and 4-week packages for the following:

Basic obedience (sit/down/stay/on-leash heel/proper manners/etc)
Advanced obedience (off-leash obedience, long distance recall/stay)
Behavior Modification (anxiety issues/separation issues/dog and human aggression/etc)
Personal Protection Dog*

Please contact us for pricing and availability either through the mail icon to your left, or send us an email to info@rainierk9.com! We look forward to hearing from you!!
*because of the nature of personal protection dog (PPD) training, this is case by case basis. Not every dog has the temperament, drive, and ability to be a protection dog but we would be happy to come out and evaluate the dog to see if they would be a good fit!

READY TO SEE WHAT RAINIER K9 CAN DO FOR YOU?

Use the mail icon to your left to fill out our contact form or call (425) 220-0312!

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