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 started working as a group dog trainer for Petco in Western Washington. Melissa is also a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a Professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, a professional member of the American Dog Owners Association, a Canine Good Citizen evaluator and a former volunteer for the Humane 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.


Need a little help Training? Miss Lola's Academy can Visit your home during the day and work with your dog or puppy while you are at work. We can work on leash manners, jumping up, household manners and basic behaviors such as sit, down, stay, and/or leave it


Work all day? Have a pooch that would benefit from a little walk during the day or just a potty break in your back yard? Need to leave you small dog somewhere while you go on vacation? Miss Lola’s Academy has dog walking/boarding services on a limited basis. Please call to see if we can help your dog today! Services start at 25.00 for a half hour walk.


Give the gift of a well-mannered pup! Gift certificates are available in any amount you wish and can be applied towards group classes, private sessions or even dog- walking.


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