Shel Graves Animal Consulting

Shel Graves Animal Consulting Dog training, dog and cat behavior consulting, and pet loss support. We have a heart for shelter and rescue animals as well as senior dogs and cats.

Shel Graves Animal Consulting uses positive reinforcement training to help animals (dogs, cat, humans, and all) be relaxed, confident, playful, and safe together. We provide day training and coaching services to help families resolve troublesome behaviors. When animals have experienced the worst humans can be, we show them the best -- and watch them blossom! We are there for difficult transitions

and conversations including end-of-life and grief counseling.

In person: serving North Everett, Northwest Snohomish County
Outside of service area, travel fee may apply.​

Virtual consults: available anywhere

Shel Graves
Certified, Experienced, Ordained

Shel has seven years of shelter and rescue experience working with traumatized animals and working to strengthen the human-animal bond.​

• Fear Free Certified Trainer Professional
• Academy for Dog Trainers, CTC
• UW-AAB
• IAABC, CSB-D
• Pet Professional Guild, Member
• IAAHPC, Animal Hospice Advocate

In addition, Shel is an Ordained Animal Chaplain through the Compassion Consortium (an interfaith, interspiritual, and interspecies center).

Blind dogs, deaf dogs, animals with a missing eye or missing limb, wobbly cats and dogs with cerebellar hypoplasia, and ...
05/03/2024

Blind dogs, deaf dogs, animals with a missing eye or missing limb, wobbly cats and dogs with cerebellar hypoplasia, and animals with invisible disabilities including epilepsy, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, and generalized anxiety -- I've lived and worked with them. They are trainable, adorable, adoptable, and so, so lovable.

I loved working with this dream team of rescue dogs early on in their settling in so they could learn some helpful behav...
05/02/2024

I loved working with this dream team of rescue dogs early on in their settling in so they could learn some helpful behaviors (before developing any super concerning habits!) and gain confidence. And we did some training for happiness. They are super fortunate that they found such a thoughtful home together.

On World Veterinary Day, I’m happy to announce that Shel Graves Animal Consulting has joined the Fear Free Coaching Netw...
04/27/2024

On World Veterinary Day, I’m happy to announce that Shel Graves Animal Consulting has joined the Fear Free Coaching Network ready to help veterinary practices and other pet care service professionals add Fear Free practices to their businesses. New blog post: With Gratitude, World Veterinary Day: https://wix.to/zsfmGwZ

If your cat or dog has anxiety about vet visits or some part of the visit (getting into a crate, stepping on the scale, ...
04/25/2024

If your cat or dog has anxiety about vet visits or some part of the visit (getting into a crate, stepping on the scale, having ears looked at, blood draws) as a Fear Free Certified Trainer, this is something I can help with...https://youtu.be/bpPzqWS2Mo0?feature=shared

We love our senior cats! There are some easy changes you can make around the house to make things more comfortable for t...
04/19/2024

We love our senior cats! There are some easy changes you can make around the house to make things more comfortable for them, too.

If you have a senior cat, the AAFP recommends a checkup every six months to discuss common age-related changes your cat may experience. Some changes may include shifting behavior or sleeping patterns, increased ‘talking’ or meowing, and pain related to movement when jumping or using the stairs. Learn more at https://bit.ly/49b7o1X.

It’s Wednesday, but we’re ready for next week! Animal Hospice Tips Tuesday…
04/18/2024

It’s Wednesday, but we’re ready for next week! Animal Hospice Tips Tuesday…

Senior pets, much like humans, may face both physical and cognitive challenges as they grow older. Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) is a degenerative con...

What do comedy improv and dog training have in common? Positive reinforcement works! Check out my blog post
04/17/2024

What do comedy improv and dog training have in common? Positive reinforcement works! Check out my blog post

What does improv comedy have to do with dog training? Positive reinforcement, works!

Do you know someone who just brought home a new rescue? Start them off right with the gift of training or a behavior con...
04/17/2024

Do you know someone who just brought home a new rescue? Start them off right with the gift of training or a behavior consult. A little bit of expertise at the beginning can set a new cat or dog friend up for a lifetime of fun (and less frustration for all!).

Gift cards now available: https://www.shelgravesanimal.com/gift-card

Do you know someone with a new dog in their life? Help them celebrate by giving them the gift of expert training and beh...
04/15/2024

Do you know someone with a new dog in their life? Help them celebrate by giving them the gift of expert training and behavior support. A little training in the early days goes a long way toward a happier and less stressful life and a stronger human-animal relationship. Support dog adoption by helping set everyone up for success!

"Giving dogs as many freedoms as possible—giving them lots of choices and agency. Getting their consent before we ask th...
04/15/2024

"Giving dogs as many freedoms as possible—giving them lots of choices and agency. Getting their consent before we ask them or make them do something is essential for having a solid, two-way, enduring relationship...A dog’s feelings matter to them, and they should also matter to us." --ethologist Marc Bekoff

Sarah A Bowen interviews ethologist and author Marc Bekoff about his new book Dogs Demystified: An A-to-Z Guide to All Things Canine

Our animal chaplain spoke with a cognitive ethnologist to get the best information possible on how to love and communicate with our canine companions.

Training for happiness can look like this…
04/14/2024

Training for happiness can look like this…

How is dog training like playing the cello? Check out my blog post https://wix.to/h6HzO8q
04/13/2024

How is dog training like playing the cello? Check out my blog post https://wix.to/h6HzO8q

Teaching a dog or cat a new skill is about practice. Repetition pays off. If can help to hire an expert trainer to do the practice with your

04/11/2024

Tish and Lily enjoy veggies after I make their West Paw Toppls for the week.

For National Pet Day, here's one of the things I love to do for Lily and Tish. Freeze ahead West Paw Toppls with lots of...
04/11/2024

For National Pet Day, here's one of the things I love to do for Lily and Tish. Freeze ahead West Paw Toppls with lots of veggies...

Hi, I’m Shel Graves of Shel Graves Animal Consulting and I’m here to talk about training for happiness. A lot of times, people don’t reach out to a trainer o...

A sign it's going to be a good day...
04/11/2024

A sign it's going to be a good day...

Gift from a neighbor…also, accurate!
04/11/2024

Gift from a neighbor…also, accurate!

Dog and cat behavioral consulting for support...
04/08/2024

Dog and cat behavioral consulting for support...

Hi, I’m Shel Graves of Shel Graves Animal Consulting and I’m here to talk about dog and cat behavioral consulting for support. If you’re having a troublesome...

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Training for Happiness!

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Dog Day Training!

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Hi, I’m Shel Graves of Shel Graves Animal Consulting. We offer dog training, dog and cat behavior consulting, and pet loss support. I have seven years experi...

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Everett, WA
98201

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Monday 7am - 7pm
Tuesday 7am - 4pm
Wednesday 7am - 7pm
Thursday 12pm - 4pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 7am - 7pm

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