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Ron Pace’s Canyon Crest K-9 Training Center is situated on five scenic acres in Tacoma, Washington. We are five minutes from the Tacoma Dome overlooking the Puyallup Valley. Our training grounds create the perfect setting for dog training. It is our primary goal to help the dogs and their owners achieve their maximum potential as either well behaved pets, or as working dogs. Ordinary people are doing great things with their dogs at our training facility. We invite you out to compare.

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Ron Pace with Dogs Exploring Dog Training?
If you are exploring dog training for you and your dog you’re likely looking for a way to improve or enhance life with your pet. Now more than ever before we seem to have many varieties of experts to help us - "dog whisperers", "dog psychologists", "dog behaviorists", and "dog psychics" just to mention a few. We have over thirty years of experience teaching people how to train their dogs using a no nonsense approach (full of positive motivation). We provide you with the tools to communicate with your dog in order to build a loving, and respectful lifelong partnership.

Is it Worth the Drive?

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Come and SEE for yourself!

Man and White Dog It’s not unusual to have any number of our clients at our facility that have traveled from North of Seattle, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor, Olympia or Portland. Because this training works, we are no longer a secret. We do understand that just as food based training is not for everyone our directional training is not either and that is why we highly recommend to those of you searching for the right coach to help you train your dog to explore as many training facilities you can before you commit your time and money to one or another. This way you will not be disappointed. Give us call when you are ready to visit. 253-926-9200
If you are frustrated with your dog barking, running away from you, chewing, digging, jumping, scratching at the door or showing aggression we can help you with your dog behavior problems. To those who struggle with obedience and lack of respect from their pets, their greatest obstacle may not be their dogs, it may be themselves.
  • How do I get started?
  • How is our training unique and why has it been so effective for 30 years?
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Got Sniffers - Wanted Labs, Golden Retrievers, or Labradoodles

DIABETICS in need of good dogs. Looking for dogs to complete our diabetic alert service dog teams. Pre-qualifying dogs must be 6 months to 2 years of age, under 60 lbs and must be good with people and other dogs. Your dog could save a life! Call for details 253-926-9200, or
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Dog helps keep diabetic teen alive and well

Service dog Max harasses Liam Kelly, 14, of Gig Harbor after Max noticed Kelly’s blood sugar was elevated during a training session at Canyon Crest K-9 Training Center near Midland last week. Liam has been working with Max for about six months.

Max has a nose for Kelly’s blood-sugar levels, thanks to training from Ron Pace and Jarod Pace of Canyon Crest K9 Training Center in the Summit/Waller Road area. Using actions and rewards, the Paces taught Max to alert Kelly when his blood-sugar levels were too high or too low.

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Liam Kelly


Agility Class

An Agility course that will take your dog to the next level of training in building coordination, trust, and balance among many other benefits. Click for more information

Doggy DayCare

Doggy Daycare is now open & we are now taking applications for your dog’s vacation spot! Click for more information

Watch the dog’s raise the woof at Dog Daycare

Life's Abundance

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Dogwatch Northwest

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Southsound Magazine
South Sound Magazine 2011 Winner of "Best Dog Trainer"

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Who's the Boss

Enjoy Living with Your Dog Using Ron Pace’s Proven Method Of Dog Training

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In the news

"It doesn’t only happen in the movies. In ‘The Natural’, Roy Hobbs had a gift for baseball. He also had a tool, his bat ‘Wonderboy’... Ron Pace is also a natural. Pace has a gift for dog training. He also had an aid, his dog Jake. Jake The Wonder Dog!" -The Tacoma News Tribune
Our mission

is to provide the ordinary dog owner a successful way of communicating to their dog by using positive, fair and humane methods of training. This in turn will create a happier dog, family and community.
I have an 18 month old Great Dane, named Yagi. We have been going to Ron Pace's classes since Yagi was 3 months old, starting with puppy class, then b....
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