Veterinarians have great things to say about us.

“Lead Me On kennel is a Diamond in our community. Ursula Pettyjohn is hands down the best trainer I have worked with. She uses positive science based techniques in a low stress environment. She has personally helped me and several of my clients with specific behavioral issues, from curing OCD behaviors to reducing fear aggression. She has an understanding of dog behavior that has come from years of education and experience. Ursula in my personal and professional opinion is the best trainer and educator for the human dog bond in town.

Shelly Brown, LVT, Companion Veterinary Hospital

“(Ursula’s) facility provides a unique training style that works for so many people and dogs.. Ursula’s education helps so many people and animals live long happy lives together.. (Her) facility gives pet owners a chance to relax while they are away because they know their companions are loved, stimulated, and cared for. Lead Me On is a quality facility that I recommend to my clients.”

Kim Martin, DVM, Hawks Prairie Veterinary Hospital

Ursula’s approach to boarding and training far exceeds that of alternatives in this region. For this reason, Lead Me On is the only such outfit our hospital endorses and recommends on a daily basis.. We witness professionalism and attention to detail that we have not witness at any other facility purporting to provide the same services.”

Paula Sommerville, President, Companion Veterinary Hospital

“I am a local veterinarian, practicing in Olympia for 43 years.. and recommend Lead Me On to our clients. Lead Me On provides positive science based training which has been very effective in working with dogs and their owners.. Lead Me On is a unique high quality boarding facility in which the enclosures are tailored to provide each dog a low stress environment by offering various degrees of privacy.

Michael Kiefer, DVM, Olympia Veterinary Hospital

Our customers have great things to say too.

“Not only does this boarding kennel provide a safe, clean, professional, trusted environment for dogs separated from their owners, it also facilitates education in the movement toward the ethical treatment of animals. Lead Me On sets a very high standard in the boarding and training industry.

Jessica Ceason

“I just wanted to let you know how thankful I am to you and your staff for taking such great care of Luca. She is very happy, seems completely herself and even a little more playful if that’s possible. I can tell that she hit the boarding jackpot with you. She will surely be looking forward to her future stays! She was not like this after previous boardings, so there is definitely a difference…”


When I need to leave my dogs, Lead Me On is the place I take them. I have total admiration and respect for the way Ursula cares for the dogs as well as the training she does with them.. Ursula is an exceptional trainer skilled in the latest techniques of positive training and possessing an uncanny ability to understand what each individual dog needs to learn the most easily.”

Sandra Katzen

“We can’t say enough about our experience with Ursula’s Kennel. From the minute we met all the great people that work here and saw the beautiful grounds that our dog would be enjoying while we were away we knew we had made the right choice in kennels. Even though this kennel is far from our home we feel it is totally worth the hour drive to drop Rudy off and pick him up. Having our pup here really has added to the enjoyment of our vacations by knowing that he was being so wonderfully taken care of and having fun. Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful home-away from home for our pup.

The Fishers

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