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Center for Conservation Biology

CK9 Training Facility

Conservation Canines Kennel Facility

Our unique training facility is located on the University of Washington’s Charles L. Pack Forest in Eatonville, Wa. Situated on 4,300 acres of forested land, this site is perfect for training the dogs in a wide variety of real-life field conditions.

Our kennel has a spacious wood building in a forested area with a large fenced-off running area for dogs outside the back of the building. Complete with 16 indoor/outdoor 4x8ft runs. Each dog has access to an inside and outside run. The indoor runs have radiant heat. The facility holds up to 30 detection dogs. A large, secure area surrounding the building provides space for daily, supervised social playtime for the dogs.

Pack Forest also provides permanent housing for our dog handlers. A conference center with a 200-person capacity is located on site to easily accommodate dog handler trainees and workshops.

Our facility can house up to 30 scat dectection dogs.