The thought of letting my beloved but headstrong 5-year-old German Shepherd, Kyrie, go out into the world with someone besides me was terrifying. I had recently been working too many hours to give Kyrie the mental and physical stimulation she needed and deserved. Dog Adventures Northwest was referred to me, and after chatting with the owner, Kerry Ryan, I met the certified dog trainer who would take Kyrie for a trial adventure. I decided to chance it, and really, I have never looked back. Kerry (and trainers Jess, Jamie, Alyss, and Rosie) have all become members of Team Kyrie. Kyrie adores all of them, slightly losing her mind when any of them arrive outside my door.
I have come to trust all of the trainers - especially the integrity, care and concern of Kerry - completely. In the last year of adventures there have been house alarms set off and a beehives dogs have gotten into. The alarms were disabled with calm and good cheer, while the beehive was handled with selfless bravery with no harm to the dogs. This carries over into rain adventures, snow adventures, and even figuring out how to keep Kyrie from eating obnoxious things by finding her the perfect ball to hold in her mouth. That doesn't even cover the joy I get from the beautiful photos of Kyrie and her friends I receive right after every adventure. The reports include photos, a funny but complete description of the adventure that day, and the interaction between Kyrie and her pack mates.
Kerry and Dog Adventures Northwest have immeasurably added to the quality of both Kyrie's life and mine. She chooses her staff and runs her business with the utmost integrity. I have rarely been involved with any service provider whom I trust so implicitly and would recommend so wholeheartedly. Kyrie adds, "Woof!! Woof!!"