Trish King

Certified Professional Dog Trainer; Certified Dog Behavior Consultant

Trish has been a dog addict since she was a teen, and managed to combine her love of dogs with her respect and affection for people. Her goal is always to enrich the lives of both, through the humane and thoughtful use of relationship work, environmental management and training.


Trish established the Canine Behavior Academy at the Marin Humane Society for new or interested trainers, which covers dog handling, evaluating, learning theory, training techniques and solving problems, as well as teaching people.   After she left Marin Humane, she taught the academy at Humane Society Silicon Valley, and then locally in Marin.  It is now offered online.  Several hundred people have attended all levels of the Academy.  Trish also teaches workshops and seminars on behavior, canine management, temperament assessment, and handling difficult dogs.


Trish's speaking engagements have included numerous conferences presented by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the Humane Society of the United States,  and the American Humane Association, as well as California Animal Care Conferences, private training groups, webinars and teleconferences.

She has written a critically acclaimed book for dog owners, Parenting Your Dog (TFH Publications), as well as numerous articles about dog and cat behavior for local and national newspapers and magazines.

  • Member of the American Humane Association Task Force for Humane Dog Training
  • Equipment Chair of the Delta Guidelines for Humane Dog Training
  • Past Board member and charter member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Member of the task force to restructure PetSmart Dog Training practices
  • Instructor with "Dogs of Course" Instructor Training Courses
  • Webinar Instructor with Association of Pet Dog Trainers and E-Training for Dogs
  • Telecourse Instructor with Raising Canine, LLC