Alpha & Omega Dog Training - Tacoma, Wa
Garrett with Rambo and Bosley at the Ruston Waterfront

Welcome to Garrett Stevens' Alpha and Omega dog training.   Winner of Best Pet Training in Tacoma and Winner of Best Small Business!

If you are interested in CALM, natural dog handling, dog training, dog whispering, or scientific behavior modification then we can definitely help.  From severe dog aggression, phobias, separation anxiety, or hyperactivity to simple puppy behavior shaping, our family-owned company can transform your dog today.  No other local trainer or behaviorist comes as highly recommended by as many dog professionals! See for yourself on our Testimonials page. Don't put the training and care of your dog and your family into another faceless training center's hands!  Get Garrett, truly learn the dog language, and experience the difference! 

Our unique relational approach to dog training does NOT rely on weak external motivation like positive reinforcement or punitive reinforcement, instead we delve much deeper into the excellent and naturally rewarding internal motivation all dogs and people crave!  Aren't you sick of cramming food treats down your pup's throat and pretending it's "positive" and beneficial?  Aren't you tired of pumping up your dog's energy in exchange for what is oftentimes a frivolous trick that, in reality, has little to do with your dog's calm sociability or an excellent, healthy relationship with you?  Or, perhaps you're on the opposite side of the coin and are beginning to question why you've may have been instructed to give your powerful breed dog yet another harsh, usually overboard and largely unnecessary "correction" in exchange for rigid obedience postures that, in reality in the modern world and amongst all canines, have little to nothing to do with how well your dog will get along with you, your family, your friends, and society in general? 
Why is it that mainstream dog trainers and behaviorists constantly work against Mother Nature and your dog as they consistently raise the dog or puppy's energy?  That is never what the mother or father dog would do and, if we're being honest, it is Not what good dog parents/owners do either!  When a dog is calm  - behavioral issues melt away naturally.  This is what we are offering you.  This goes far beyond obedience and training.


DOG MYTHS: What you Believe about dogs can come back to BITE  


Order Garrett's groundbreaking book DOG MYTHS: What you Believe about dogs can come back to BITE You! on Amazon.  

Did you know that when a dog or pup rolls over and exposes his/her belly that this is NOT usually a Submissive gesture?  Were you aware that when a dog licks you that this is NOT the human equivalent of kissing?  There is a plague at large in the dog training and pet industry in the world today, and it is these many dog myths and false beliefs so many well-meaning owners and professionals in the industry cling to.  One of the most shocking dog myths (that owners continue to fall for) is that the addition of mainstream training and obedience means the subtraction of poor or manipulative behavior from the dog! 

Mainstream dog training methods are woefully behind and our dogs are so adept socially that they can perform your "tricks" and "obedience" and still remain Aggressive, or Fearful, or Anxious, or Hyper, or Destructive, or Rude, or have any number of behavioral issues.  Instead of using Positive or Punitive Reinforcement to make your dog work, let's learn the actual dog languge and then we can adjust, for the benefit of both parties, any behavioral issue.  It can be much simpler than you think.  No bribery with food and no harsh handling required!

Click the link - Read the free sample and then order it for just $25.00 or $6.99 (online version) for a potentially life-changing experience for you and your dog or puppy.  Personally, I'd hate to miss out on a healthy relationship where my dog can be calm, social, and obedient because I skimped out on the price of a coffee!  Dog Myths will help you prevent, reverse, or eliminate most Any behavioral issue!!!

Be sure to sample Garrett's newest book too - SO LONG SEPARATION ANXIETY!  It is loaded with hands-on, practical solutions for anxious dogs (or owners) of all ages.  Stop drugging your anxious dog and stop bribing it with peanut butter - follow the simple spatial exercises in So Long Separation Anxiety and you'll see big changes in short order!



Garrett Stevens can teach you how to develop a Rewarding Relationship with your pup or dog based on Calm leadership and canine communication. We use natural calming techniques familiar to all canines.  We know how to get amazing results with the most challenging of canine issues.  We love dogs and will show you how to have a real relationship based on respect and trust and built on the natural calming movements that all canine society is based on.  There is often a disconnect between owners and their dogs because too many dog trainers and behaviorists make their training about something external (excessive bribery with food treats or, on the opposite end, harsh, over-board punishment, or these days maybe just drugging the dog!  All those are extremes to be avoided in most cases!)  The relationship and real communication mixed with energy control is what is most important in the brain of your individual dog and in all canine society!  Garrett will calm, educate, and empower you, relax and change your dog, and get the household functioning smoothly!

When others see problems; Garrett sees Opportunities!

Check out our Services page to see all the things available to you and your pet. We offer Private sessions throughout the South Sound, Puppy or Dog Obedience Classes, seminars, and workshops, a Strong Dog program to mold your dog mentally and physically, standard Boarding if you need to travel or take a vacation, and we are thrilled to announce STEVENS FAMILY KENNELS and Dog Language Center has custom Behavior Rehab and Board and Train programs at our 4000sqft facility on five private acres in Puyallup (call wtih questions or to schedule)!


Please read some Testimonials about Garrett's amazing work with our canine friends.  We have an excellent reputation and come highly recommended by many other people and dog professionals in the area.  If you've been burned before by other behaviorists or trainers whose methods simply did not work then you've come to the right place.  Let us prove to you that we are the best!  Let us earn your personal testimonial!  Let your dog or pup experience the calmness and real canine communication they desperately desire.   

Be sure to follow Garrett on his Blog!  (See the link at the top of this page)  There are many years worth of excellent and entertaining articles up in order to be your resource for all things dog training, dog behavior modification and dog whispering.  Several of which can be applied as a "crossover" to success principles and the human relationships in our lives. "Follow"or "Subscribe to thecaninecalmer on wordpress!  


You will love our custom hand made collars!  The Custom Calming Collar will greatly aid in helping you and your dog get a fantastic heel or loose leash walk.  This simple but extremely effective collar will out perform any harness, choke chain, prong or pinch collar, martingale, flat buckle, halti, and or gentle leader! Order one today and experience the difference of a calm walk. (Patent pending)  Many customers notice 70% -99% less pulling on their very first walk with our training collar!


Experience the Difference calmness makes!

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Please call 253-653-4890 or Email if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.  Calls and voicemails are handled quicker.

"Garrett is the only trainer we recommend. He is great with dogs and people. His methods differ from other trainers because he gets results no matter how difficult the dog."
- David, owner Fort Fido Doggie Daycare, University Place, WA
Dog Trainer - Tacoma, WA