Miss Lola
Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs
A Charm and Finishing School for Dogs


Miss Lola's Academy was founded to provide the fundamentals necessary for young puppies to become polished dogs. We teach tools of grace, class and poise, to develop social skills that last a lifetime.

We teach a reward based non-aversive approach to training and believe this is the best way to have a happy, healthy relationship with your dog.


Clicker Training
Socialization skills
House manners and training
Attention and Focus exercises
Basic Obedience Skills: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, and Loose Leash Walking
Problem Solving: Digging, Barking, Jumping, Chewing and Nipping
Referrals for specialized issues and services


We will help you develop a happy, healthy, and poised pup who will be a charming lifetime companion.


Melissa Grant, ABCDT, owns and operates Miss Lola's Academy for Wayward Dogs. Melissa spent her adult working life in retail management before switching careers to dog training. As a child, she dreamed of having a career working with animals, but life took her in another direction. She decided to make her dream a reality, enrolled in a certification program from Animal Behavior College, and graduated with honors. Upon graduating, Melissa opened her own private training business and now has been working on the Eastside as a private dog trainer for 17 years. Melissa also runs Living Snoqualmie, is a volunteer with Western Wildlife Outreach, The Mountain Lion Foundation and a former volunteer for the Society of Seattle/King County.



Unlike traditional canine classes, our courses provide instruction far beyond etiquette and manners. We offer services for the youngest age of two to six months to adult dogs. Puppies are very adaptable to learning and old dogs can be taught new tricks. Miss Lola's starts with the fundamentals of good behavior addressing common challenges to dogs and their parents. These are important skills for a happy relationship. We provide the tools to help educate and reinforce lessons beyond the classroom and move them to natural modes of behavior. Our Basic Canine Etiquette includes: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Loose Leash Walking, Casual Heel and Wait.


If your pooch has already mastered basic etiquette, try our "gifted" pooch program. In our advanced classes your pup will learn more complicated behaviors such as: Emergency Down, Off-leash heeling, Distraction Stay and Recall and many other useful real-world behaviors.


Miss Lola's Problem-Solving Sessions are customized to your needs. We work with you to design a specific training plan. Prices vary according to services. Please call for a consultation and let us create a program for you and your pup.


Give the gift of a well-mannered pup! Gift certificates are available in any amount you wish and can be applied towards private sessions.


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