Empowering Dogs to Exercise, Explore & Engage their Senses

We are a dog walking & outdoor adventure service for dogs in Kirkland, Washington

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We're experienced, educated & certified.
K9 Ascent is operated by Ashley Diaz, a dog trainer with over 10 years of experience with dogs and professional certifications in applied animal behavior & training from the University of Washington, Northwest School of Canine Studies & Karen Pryor Academy.

We love adventure.
We love taking dogs to a variety of parks & trails. We encourage every dog to exercise, explore & engage with their environment in healthy & appropriate ways, with an emphasis on safety, mental stimulation, natural enrichment and most importantly, fun!

We believe in quality over quantity.
With a maximum of 4 dogs per handler, we keep our group sizes small, giving your dog the personal care & attention they deserve while prioritizing the safety, comfort & compatibility of every dog in the group.

We're committed to compassionate care & training.
We treat all dogs like family and follow LIMA-based training methods. We aim to provide a safe environment where training is fun and the emotional wellbeing of your animal is put first.