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University Canine Learning Academy

University Canine Learning Academy University Canine Learning Academy is dedicated to helping dogs and their people learn together happily and effectively.

Operating as usual

07/12/2020

It saddens me to announce that the UCLA Studio on Blakeley Street is officially closing on July 18th.

We opened our doors in 2008, and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing individuals and their dogs in the intervening years.

We’re closing due to Covid -19 and the devastating effect it has had on small businesses like mine.

Thank you all for supporting UCLADogs, and please feel free to phone with any questions that you may have.

We will be offering Zoom classes starting in August and our free Thursday and Saturday meet-ups are ongoing. I will be working hard to open a new space in South Seattle when this pandemic is tamed, but until then stay safe and all the best to you and your families.

Thank you again,
Linda McVay, CCS CDW
Owner / Instructor

04/03/2020
Temerity Dogs

Vesper is trained in K9 nosework, but any dog can learn to hunt for their dinner with a little practice!

Vesper is a pretty accomplished cookie hunter. Here I've hidden a food toy with a couple of treats inside it. She has to search for a while to find it but she never gives up!

Want to teach your dog this game? My guide to interactive feeding is a great resource! And it's FREE:

https://temeritydogs.com/dump-the-dish/

04/02/2020

Kristina and Nova are working on a stand-stay. Here, Nova is patiently waiting for her dinner. Wait for the drool... :)

All geared up for a doggo adventure! I have my basenji armor on :)
03/25/2020

All geared up for a doggo adventure! I have my basenji armor on :)

03/11/2020

UCLA Dogs is **closed for all classes and drop-in groups**. We will provisionally reopen on the 21st. If you have any questions please send us an email.

Stay safe and healthy!

03/03/2020

Hello humans and dogs! We are cancelling play groups tonight 3/3, and next week was a planned week off as well. See you soon!

02/15/2020

Walter needs a nap after Puppy Kindergarten!

We are excited to introduce Intermediate Urban Manners! This is the perfect class for helping you and your dog understan...
02/06/2020

We are excited to introduce Intermediate Urban Manners! This is the perfect class for helping you and your dog understand how to navigate everything from your own neighborhood or the farmer’s market to outdoor restaurants or even the airport! If you’ve ever sat at a cafe with your pup and wished he or she would just settle so you could finish your latte, this is the key 🙂

https://ucladogs.com/Classes/Index

01/29/2020

Clicker training cats! Anyone have a cat who wants to try? 😁

UCLA instructor Tegan is teaching her sister’s cat some fitness behaviors to help her lose weight. Jo is a smart kitty!

01/14/2020

There will be NO PLAY GROUPS tonight. I am so sorry to do this, folks, but looking at the forecast for more snow starting this afternoon I think it’s the best choice! Have fun in the snow with your pups instead. 🛷⛷🥌

I miss all your dogs and puppies! Next week is a skip week so we will be back for play come hell or high water on January 28th!

Hey everyone!If you are attending tonight's (1/8) 6pm orientation, Linda McVay, your normal instructor will be out sick ...
01/08/2020

Hey everyone!

If you are attending tonight's (1/8) 6pm orientation, Linda McVay, your normal instructor will be out sick but her friend and former biz partner, Andrea Stone, is stepping in to help out.

While Andrea may not have the same, well polished delivery of the presentation, she knows the material upon which it's based and is excited to get you started on how we approach dogs and dog training, and maybe help you have a little deeper appreciation of your best friend.

Let's have some fun!

01/07/2020

Play groups are NOT meeting tomorrow night due to instructor injury! Sorry folks—I’m in a walking boot and need to keep off of my foot for one more week before I come back. Hope to see you and all your dogs and puppies next week!

Parkour Elements students graduated this week! They learned to balance, go over, under, around and through, do tic-tacs ...
11/27/2019

Parkour Elements students graduated this week! They learned to balance, go over, under, around and through, do tic-tacs and gap jumps and more. It's such a fun class for dogs and students both! And great exercise :)

Check out https://temeritydogs.com/dogparkour/ if you want to know more about this super-fun, anyone-can-play dog sport.

Westley, Worf and Mochi kicking butt in #dogparkour class last night at UCLA Dogs! I love seeing the different ways dogs approach Pk—every one of them has their special skill, and even dogs we think are confident already learn to really trust their handlers. Plus it’s just really dang fun #dogtraining #positivereinforcement #dogsofseattle #seattledogs #dogsofthepnw #pug #parkourpug #cattledogmix #corgimix #corgpedo #dogsports #bestdogever @ Seattle, Washington

Thank you, for sharing your wonderful pup photos with us!
11/02/2019

Thank you, for sharing your wonderful pup photos with us!

Halloween hike to the ghost town of  Franklin, where Leo showed us what a good sport he was.Tasty treats were had by all...
11/01/2019

Halloween hike to the ghost town of Franklin, where Leo showed us what a good sport he was.
Tasty treats were had by all!

Dog Parkour class starts on Monday!Want extra games to play indoors when you just can’t leave the house and walk in the ...
10/16/2019

Dog Parkour class starts on Monday!

Want extra games to play indoors when you just can’t leave the house and walk in the rain AGAIN? Dog going stir-crazy and need something to do? Want your dog to listen better?

Parkour is great for everyone from puppies to senior dogs and shy and wild dogs too! Help your dog work with you as a team while learning how to play “urban agility.”

www.ucladogs.com to sign up!

10/16/2019

What's your favorite training reward?

I love using Ziwi Peak and Vital Essentials--two brands of super-premium, extremely high-value dog food. When my dogs are doing a lot of training I want to know that they're still getting a balanced diet! We haven't met many dogs that will turn down Ziwi Peak.

Pyramid Pan dog treats are all the rage in doggy DIY. Why? Because you can customize the heck out of recipes, it's fast, and it's cheap! A great recipe is here: https://eileenanddogs.com/blog/2017/01/11/making-500-non-crumbly-dog-treats-from-a-mold/

Plus, isn't it satisfying to see all those perfect little squares?

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3rs1QGHcvt/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

Should we hold a seminar called "how to teach your dog to wear hats and pose for pictures?"Or does it need a snappier na...
10/01/2019

Should we hold a seminar called "how to teach your dog to wear hats and pose for pictures?"

Or does it need a snappier name? 😂😂

One of the amazing Sound Transit detection dogs playing a game of tug after a successful training exercise! It’s been fu...
09/24/2019

One of the amazing Sound Transit detection dogs playing a game of tug after a successful training exercise! It’s been fun to watch this fantastic pair of officers going about their daily duty while using positive reinforcement training methods.

Rainy day, new adventures!
09/20/2019

Rainy day, new adventures!

Linda hit it off with new Puppy Camper Ginger!
09/13/2019

Linda hit it off with new Puppy Camper Ginger!

Folks may have noticed some changes around the UCLA Dogs studio lately. One of our co-founders, Andrea Stone, has steppe...
09/04/2019

Folks may have noticed some changes around the UCLA Dogs studio lately. One of our co-founders, Andrea Stone, has stepped away from running the studio.

Linda has this to say:

"For twenty years I've had the privilege of knowing Andrea, and for the last twelve, she has been an amazing business partner. As she ends her time at the studio, we want to wish her the best as she begins her new adventure!"

You can look up Andrea's creative venture at Master of the Bark Arts, where she makes custom, hand-made dog tags, crate tags and jewelry. It's beautiful stuff and her awesome sense of humor always shines through it!

09/03/2019

Small Dog Play is cancelled tonight due to a veterinary emergency. Sorry--we'll see our small dog friends next week!

University Canine Learning Academy's cover photo
08/24/2019

University Canine Learning Academy's cover photo

University Canine Learning Academy's cover photo
08/24/2019

University Canine Learning Academy's cover photo

Our Performance Tricks class starts on Tuesday. Want to add some flashy moves to your dog's repertoire? Jump through hoo...
08/19/2019
Classes - UCLA Canine Learning Academy

Our Performance Tricks class starts on Tuesday. Want to add some flashy moves to your dog's repertoire? Jump through hoops, spin in circles, and balance on balls in this 4-week class that will get your dog thinking, using his body and listening to you!

https://www.ucladogs.com/Classes

University Canine Learning Academy, LLC will endeavor to create as safe an environment as possible for the training of my dog and will endeavor to offer only sound, safe and responsible training and training instruction. However, I recognize that University Canine Learning Academy, LLC is not respon...

Hey all, don't forget, conformation handling class is tonight at 7pm. Be sure to RSVP by 3pm! Andrea@ucladogs.comPhoto b...
08/12/2019

Hey all, don't forget, conformation handling class is tonight at 7pm. Be sure to RSVP by 3pm! [email protected]

Photo by Jumoke Photo (Laurie's the best!)

Check out our new classes starting next week:Trail Dog on Monday nights--practice all the skills you'll need for hikes, ...
07/29/2019
Classes - UCLA Canine Learning Academy

Check out our new classes starting next week:
Trail Dog on Monday nights--practice all the skills you'll need for hikes, camping, or even just long walks in the park! Work on your recall, leash skills, and even some wilderness parkour.

Tuesday night Tricks! Build a trick repertoire to impress and even get ready to test for your Trick Dog Novice title!

https://www.ucladogs.com/Classes

University Canine Learning Academy, LLC will endeavor to create as safe an environment as possible for the training of my dog and will endeavor to offer only sound, safe and responsible training and training instruction. However, I recognize that University Canine Learning Academy, LLC is not respon...

Posing with art
07/24/2019

Posing with art

Miko supports Pride! UCLA Dogs does too.
07/18/2019

Miko supports Pride! UCLA Dogs does too.

Meet Miko, our newest Puppy Camper. Owned and loved by Brandon and Amy.
07/04/2019

Meet Miko, our newest Puppy Camper. Owned and loved by Brandon and Amy.

Basenji Karnak, reg.
06/26/2019

Basenji Karnak, reg.

Check out all of UCLA's awesome conformation students! We are so proud of their hard work and success. Way to go!! And t...
06/25/2019

Check out all of UCLA's awesome conformation students! We are so proud of their hard work and success. Way to go!! And the season is just ramping up!

Address

2920 NE Blakeley St, Ste D
Seattle, WA
98105

General information

Dog-friendly, rewards based training. Phone hours are Tues - Sunday, 10am to 5pm. The space is in use 7 days per week at various times (see our website)

Telephone

(206) 708-3297

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I attended 'Intro to Agility' with my 2 y/o border collie mix. Tegan led the class and did an amazing job. She really got to know my pup and was able to help us train him more effectively while having fun with the agility equipment. Gunner is way more confident and excited about learning new skills now! I'd strongly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in trying out agility.
For our clients new dog showing but who want to get started. Show Dog Prep School is a positive reinforcement organization, and Vicki has visited our facility in the past. Not to mention Andrea has a couple of classes, as well as one she co-authored with Vicki available now. Check it out!