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  Maile Hirano is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and owner of Mutt Mindset.  She completed the Master Trainer Course at the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers in Ohio in 2009.  Upon graduation, she became an assistant trainer at Circleville Pet Services LLC before getting back to the Pacific Northwest to start her own business, Mutt Mindset.

  She has attended IACP Annual Educational Conferences and continues to meet and work with many different trainers with equally varying techniques.  She strives to continue learning from others, herself, and most importantly, dogs.  She constantly puts new-found insight, experience, and inspiration into her work in order to perpetually improve her technique.




  • Basic & Advanced Obedience
  • Behavior Modification
  • Breed Identification
  • Puppy Development
  • Assistance Dog Training
  • Scent Detection
  • Tracking
  • Retrieval
  • Utility
  • Personal Protection


Dogs never stop learning, and neither should those who provide their education.