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Optimum Dog traces its roots back to Dietrich and Company, a dog obedience business owned by Jennifer Hinton-Schubeck that was established in 1994. In 2004, Dietrich and Company evolved into Optimum Dog, driven by the desire to assist troubled dogs with specific aggression issues, particularly those from shelters or rescue organizations.


In 2019, Optimum Dog decided to relocate to Mount Vernon, WA, where they currently occupy a spacious 3800-square-foot indoor training facility. With plans to expand further in 2022, an additional training floor and office space were added in 2021. This expansion has transformed Optimum Dog into a thriving training hub, attracting talented trainers who bring their expertise and skills to the site. 


The team at Optimum Dog consists of dedicated trainers who are passionate about their craft and constantly strive to improve their skills and knowledge. Our trainers are now contracted with Optimum Dog to provide top-notch individualized services to you and your canine friends.


Education is highly valued at Optimum Dog, and all trainers are encouraged to attend continuing education programs to expand their skills and knowledge each year. Currently, Optimum Dog offers a wide range of training programs and workshops, including puppy and dog training, Fido Fun and Fitness, Optimum Dog Stay and Train Programs, Nose work, Tracking, AKC Rally Obedience, and Specialty Workshops such as Reactive Dog, Nose work, E-Collar, Engagement Skills, and Group Outings. The aim is to provide comprehensive training options that cater to the unique needs of each dog and their owners. Our clients book with individual trainers who are the best match for your goals. 

We do not have regular business hours, but welcome you to make an appointment. You may find trainers on site daily working dogs, teaching people and dogs or instructing a group class. We value your time and hope you make an appointment so we can schedule adequate time to answer your questions and discuss your goals. 


Additionally, Optimum Dog offers an internship training program for individuals who are passionate about pursuing a career as a dog trainer. If you are interested in joining our team and gaining valuable hands-on experience, we encourage you to send a cover letter and resume expressing your interest in the internship program. We believe in fostering the next generation of talented trainers and look forward to hearing from dedicated individuals who share our love for dogs and commitment to their career path. 

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