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Carly Loyer, CPDT-KA
Class Instructor, Private Trainer

Carly graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Psychology, emphasis in animal behavior, and is currently a Ph.D student pursuing research in canine personality. She is a Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor (CBATI), and previously earned her CPDT-KA certification from the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

Carly has been training dogs professionally since 2007, and working at Ahimsa since 2008. She’s taught a variety of classes from Puppy Kindergarten to Growly Dog, and has worked with a wide range of behavior challenges including aggression and separation anxiety. For her, one of the most fulfilling aspects of dog training is watching the wheels turn in both the humans’ and the dogs’ heads: the “aHA!” moment when two species understand each other will never get old. She has a soft spot for fearful dogs, and her own dog, Fiona (a 65-lb lab/standard poodle mix), has helped her learn how to work and live with sensitive pups.

If you are in class at Ahimsa with Carly and would like to contact her about that class, you can email her at For general questions about Ahimsa, please contact us at, call 206-364-4072, or use our contact form.