Nine Realms Canine Training

Nine Realms Canine Training is a professional dog training operation located in Spokane Valley, WA, operated by Instructor and Master Trainer Karin Wagemann. Certified by the American Society of Canine Trainers International, Karin specializes in canine training for Law Enforcement, anti-poaching, Service Work, and specialized pet training. Her training has taken her all over the globe, most recently to Tanzania where she trained game scouts and anti-poaching canines.

All of Nine Realms’ training derives fromĀ  a solid knowledge of canine behavior, learning theory, neurobiology, and hands on experience in the ten plus years Karin has been training. Karin strives to educate her clients and handlers in all of these areas as she works with each dog. If you are looking for your next police canine, help training your service dog, or wanting to get your dog into detection, tracking, or protection you have come to the right place.


Special Services

Police Canines

Training Single and Dual Purpose Patrol dogs for the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Nine Realms’ police canines are trained to the American Society of Canines Trainers rigorous certification standards. Dogs from Nine Realms are social, confident, meticulously trained, come with health and working guarantees, and lifetime trainer support. Individuals that purchase dogs from Nine Realms are also highly encouraged to go through an ASCT basic handling school with Instructor Karin Wagemann.

Service Dogs

Nine Realms is one of the only trainers in the Spokane area to offer an Owner Trained Service Dog program. Nine Realms understands the cost of traditional service dogs but also understands the critical needs for guidance when training a service dog. Training is affordable and flexible, tailored to your needs and your dog. Work alongside Master Trainer Karin Wagemann to train your dog for your specific needs.

Why choose Nine Realms?

  • Instructor and Master Trainer Certifications through internationally recognized training organization the American Society of Canine Trainers. Head Trainer Karin has a Masters Degree in Canine Behavioral Science and a Bachelors Degree in Anthrozoology.
  • One on one private lessons for pet dog owners that are customized to each owner/dog’s needs.
  • Affordable training and guidance for those wishing to owner train their own service dog. Ask about the Owner Trained Program.
  • Balanced dog training based on the science of canine behavior and learning. Additionally, Karin is a well rounded trainer with experience training pet dogs, service dogs, and police canines.
  • Straightforward and honest training. We know what we specialize in and will gladly refer you to another trainer if we cannot meet your needs.

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