Professional Dog Training to Bring Out the Best in Your Dog

Serving Everett, Snohomish, Mill Creek,

Bothell, Marysville, 

and Surrounding Areas

Professional Dog Training to Bring Out the Best in Your Dog

A dog trainer asleep  in bed with her small white and orange dog

Meet Your Dog Trainer


Hello, I’m Nina, owner of  Sunny Paws Dog Training. I’m a certified positive reinforcement trainer through the Victoria Stilwell Academy (VSA-CDT).

I have had dogs in my life since the day I was born. They are my family and I can’t imagine life without my furry family.

I have been casually training dogs for years, both my own and the dogs of friends and family. After the pandemic hit and my small business was impacted, I decided it was time to pursue my passion and   become a certified professional dog trainer.

In addition to graduating from VSA, I have pursued (and plan to continue to pursue) additional education. I am currently studying and pursuing addional certifications through the Grisha Stewart Academy, Karen Pryor Academy and Fenzi Dog Sport Academy.

I live to learn!


Other Interests


In addition to my passion for dogs, I am also an avid hiker, gardener, mushroom forager, and backpacker. Of course my dogs join me in all my adventures.

I’m also an award-winning young adult novelist. I have had two books published-Girls Like Me and the sequel Three Queerdos and a Baby. I enjoy writing personal essays which have appeared in variety of print and online journals and magazines.