In Stride is committed to discovering the synergy you have with your dog, then amplifying it only to exceed your expectations.
As trainers, we believe that we are obligated to be realistic, genuine and objective about what it will take to meet your expectations. We believe that we have a responsibility to create innovative ways to make your potential visible when it seems invisible.
As dog trainers, we are here to empower you to exceed your own expectations. Together, our perseverance and hard work will lead to happier dog and handler days.
As the handler, your opinions and ideas are valuable. It is important to us that you feel safe to express them. It is essential that we create a collaborative and enjoyable learning environment.
We love to contribute to our local Seattle community by focusing on ways to support the sheltered, fostered and adopted animals in your family.
Kat Comstock is the owner of In Stride, LLC and principal dog trainer. Kat has been a Seattleite since 2003, originally from North Carolina. She made the cross-country trip to serve as a US Army Reserve Nurse Corp Officer at JBLM and work as a Registered Nurse at Harborview and University of Washington Medical Centers. When not training dogs, she runs a consulting business that focuses on veterinary and healthcare industries. Kat has a lifelong love of dogs and understands the therapeutic benefits of the dog/handler relationship.
When asked how I learned to train dogs, I will tell you Memphis Red was my most influential teacher.
The short story started at Kent Animal Shelter. Weighing in at 55lbs, emaciated, full of worms, parasites and fury, Memphis Red was three days away from euthanasia. He had failed. He was not wired to be the fighting dog, someone wanted him to be. He was a repeat offender with Animal Control and Kent Animal Shelter, getting adopted, running away and going stray again and again. He was ferocious and intimidating to handle.
What happened next was not an outcome anyone had predicted for him. A life full of accomplishments, like being a two time blue ribbon Puget Sound Dock Dog, a demonstration dog, a training partner that was patient and gentle with children, other dogs and his kitty cat.
This is the reason, that I focus on the sheltered, fostered and adopted families in our region.
To ensure the dog is a fun & enjoyable member of the family.
To improve the handler's relationship with their dog.
Obedience training to manage their dog's problem behaviors