Dog Training and

Boarding in

McCleary, WA

Dogs in Our World is a dog training and boarding service located in McCleary, WA. Owner Adam Winston is a certified professional dog trainer and behaviorist. He serves the Grays Harbor County, Elma, Shelton, and Tumwater areas. Contact Adam for a free consultation today.

Your Dog Matters

Choose the Right Professional

Every dog has their own needs and personality. Your pup will receive one-on-one attention in Adam’s peaceful country home. Need some basic training and coaching? Adam will customize a learning plan for your entire household. Ask Adam about the hundreds of dogs and families he helped.


Meet Your Instructor

My name is Adam Winston. I have helped dogs and their families for over a decade.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2015, I moved to Western Washington and dedicated my life and studies to humans and their dogs.

My broad work experience includes Animal Caretaker for the King County shelter. I was also the Senior Dog Trainer for the surrounding Seattle Petco district. This was all while attaining a professional certificate in animal behavior from the University of Washington.

I believe that each dog is a unique individual. My philosophies and protocols are rooted in fear-free and reward-based principles.

Learn more about me on the Dogs in Our World podcast.

Contact Us

How can Adam help? Tell him what you need and he’ll get back to you ASAP.

Subscribe to the free Dogs in Our World podcast. Available everywhere.

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Adam is the only person I trust to board my precious pitbull. He helped me train her since she was a little puppy. She’ll see you soon!
University City
I needed a boarding solution for my timid shepherd mix and was having trouble. Adam welcomed her into his home. He’s a lifesaver!
Renton, WA
Excellent book with a ton of important info… Adam is our dog trainer… We couldn’t be more pleased. He is amazing and this book is great!
D.L. Aman
Amazon Review
My little Bear misses her Adam! They have such a sweet bond. Dogs in our World will be my first call when we’re back in the area.
Tacoma, Washington

Common Questions

Adam has helped pet parents with aggressive and reactive dogs. Request a free consultation so Adam can better understand what’s going on.

Adam’s home and boarding service are located in McCleary, Washington. Pet parents in surrounding areas such as Elma, Shelton, Aberdeen, and Tumwater can request in-home coaching. Consider booking a web consultation if you live outside of Adam’s service area.

Adam accepts nearly all forms of payment. Do you also provide helpful services? If so, Adam is open to bartering.

Dogs in Our World is force-free and fear-free. Adam knows that dogs learn best when they have fun and feel confident. He also takes the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) approach to dog handling and training. In short, yes, Adam is an expert positive reinforcement dog trainer.

The home is ground level with a small ramp that leads outside. Adam is also capable of administering medications and injections.