Pupstanding Dog Training Academy

Virtual dog training and compassionate behavior consulting on your schedule and in the comfort of your own home!

At Pupstanding, we have the perfect dog training program for every situation.

Choose between self-paced workshops and 1-on-1 virtual training and behavior consulting with a certified expert.

We don't just teach you how to train your dog; we help you learn each other's language.

This strengthens your bond and equips you with the knowledge and skills to keep your dog happy, healthy, and safe.

Dog Trainer Cathy Madson and Sookie her Welsh Cardigan Corgi About

Meet Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Cathy Madson MA, FDM, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP

With over 15 years of experience as a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant Cathy offers expert, compassionate, and actionable guidance.

Specializing in complex dog behavior, such as aggression, leash reactivity, and anxiety, Cathy is passionate about proactive training and helps dogs live happy, well-adjusted lives with their families.

Learn more about Cathy.

Virtual One-on-One Coaching

Get personalized guidance to help your dog overcome behavior challenges or take your training to the next level.

Our virtual one-on-one dog training sessions are the perfect solution. These sessions provide individualized attention to address your specific needs and goals.

Plus, with the convenience of virtual training, you can participate from anywhere and enjoy the benefits of training in the comfort of your own home.

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Get Expert Help for Difficult Behavior Issues

Stop Your Dogs Resource GuardingResource Guarding Foundations Course

Does your dog growl, snap, or even bite when you approach their food or toys?

Is your dog overly protective over another member of your household, a particular sitting area?

You don't have to do this alone. Get the help you need with our Resource Guarding Foundations Course.

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help for dogs with canine separation anxietySeparation Anxiety Foundations Course

Do you feel guilty every time you leave your dog alone? Tired of coming home to destroyed furniture or hearing neighbors complain about constant barking?

We understand how difficult it can be to watch your dog suffer from separation anxiety — but there is hope!

Get personalized support from certified canine behavior consultant Cathy Madson in our Separation Anxiety Foundations virtual course. Get instant access to self-paced curriculum and a personalized training plan in the included 1-on-1 virtual sessions with Coach Cathy.

virtual-dog-trainingStart Anytime, From Anywhere!

Virtual dog training makes it easy for you to start training right away, from anywhere in the world.
  • No need to wait for puppy vaccines to attend group classes.
  • No waitlist to get into full classes.
  • Plus, there's no travel time and it's easy to get the whole family involved!
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Self-Paced Virtual Workshops with Trainer Support

Are you overwhelmed with everything that comes with having a new puppy? Or is your adult dog constantly barking or jumping up on people?

Our workshops are designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and support you need to train your dog from the comfort of your own home.

Check out our Essentials Workshops — self-paced courses on a variety of dog training topics and common dog behavior issues — all for only $9!

Click on the workshops below to learn more.

North Seattle In-Person Private Dog Training

Are you located in the North Seattle metro area and looking for in-person private dog training and behavior help?

Schedule a Private In-Home Session to receive hands-on help and a training plan to reach your goals.

In-Person Group Classes

Our dog trainer, Cathy Madson, currently teaches group classes at Seattle Humane in Bellevue, Wa.

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Our Dog Training Programs are Perfect for:

  • Helping your dog overcome separation anxiety or leash aggression
  • Stopping resource guarding
  • Fixing problem behaviors, such as destructive chewing, digging, barking, or jumping
  • Dogs who get nervous in group classes or when unknown people enter the home
  • Learning how to socialize your new puppy
  • Addressing common puppyhood issues, such as potty accidents and nipping
  • Preparing to adopt a new dog and getting started on the right paw
  • Training basic obedience cues
  •  ... and more!

Meet Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant Cathy Madson MA, FDM, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, FFCP

Certified fear-free dog trainer and behavior expert Cathy Madson with her dog SookieCathy offers expert guidance for dog owners through virtual courses, one-on-one virtual coaching, and in-person dog training and behavior consultations in the Seattle, Washington area. She teaches group dog training classes at Seattle Humane in Bellevue, Washington.

With over 15 years of experience working with dogs in shelters, dog daycares, grooming salons, group classes, and private dog training, she has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dogs and on a wide variety of behavioral challenges.

She believes that preventive and proactive training is key to helping dogs live a happy, well-adjusted life with their family.

She has appeared on a variety of local media, such as Q13, King5, Evening, and New Day NW, and frequently interviewed for print magazines and online content as a dog behavior expert.

Cathy is certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, earning both the CPDT-KA and CBCC-KA designations. Cathy is a Family Dog Mediator (FDM), Fear Free Certified Certified Professional (FFCP), a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Pet Professional Guild, and Dog Writer's Association of America.

CPDT-KA Certified
CCPDT CBCC-KA Certified
FF Certified Professional
Family Dog Mediation Certified
Association of Professional Dog Trainers Certified
Aggression in Dogs Certificate of Completion
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