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Owner, Founder, and Training Director

There has never been a day in Deneese’s life where she has not had a dog by her side. The passion and natural knack for understanding and relating to animals and people make her successful in her field. Currently, Ricochet and Musket are her side-kicks. Between the three of them they have over 100 titles and recognitions, to include an international posting. “Ric” and Musket are also published in three books. The sky’s the limit for where they will go.

Deneese has had great success with dogs that she trained over the years. Dogs with her training were involved in Search and Rescue, theater productions to include The Seattle Repertory Theater, and the La Ponse Discovery Theater in downtown Seattle. She trained basic obedience to earn titles for CD, (Companion Dog) and CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) with The American Kennel Club. Some current titles are; Therapy, trick dog, CGC, flyball, barn hunt to name a few. Her canine involvement even placed Deneese in the sports ring to judge obedience competition. She loves to train others to make such accomplishments.

In 1976 Deneese began officially working with dogs by apprenticing for 3 years in Seabeck, Wa. at Fairinall Kennels. Her mentor, Charlie, was such an inspiration and was fair in all he did. Charlie never had an idea as to the life long skills in which he taught. … or maybe he did. Deneese will always admire and have a deep love for what was afforded to her. Charlie also taught skills to Deneese for personal protection and bird dog training.

Until July 2021 The Canine Resource Center dealt exclusively in dog obedience, but after Deneese had a 38 year professional career with King County, the company sought to make a change and live the lifelong dream. Our current location was acquired in Lake Stevens Washington. We have almost 9 acres of nothing but canine fun.

We invite you out to share our training, sports or just a leisurely walk on our groomed trails. There is something here for every four legged and those that love them.

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