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Atlas Assistance Dogs® is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization. EIN # 81-1852987

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Jennifer Kolar - Seattle, Washington

I am not currently accepting new clients; however, I am open to discussing training questions. Please email

  • Certified Professional Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPT-KA)

  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)

  • Certified Diabetes Alert Dog Trainer

  • Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructror (CBATI)

  • Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator

  • Atlas Certified Trainer (Atlas CT)

  • Atlas Team Facilitator Lead

Areas Served
  • Western Washington

  • Psychiatric
  • Mobility
  • Autism
  • Diabetes alert
  • Allergen detection
  • Seizure response
  • Medical incident assist
  • Hearing alert
  • Narcolepsy alert
Trainer's Statement

I have been surrounded by animals since I was a young child. I have always had at least one dog at my side, and I have been active in training since before I was 10. Dogs have been my constant companions; just as I have seen many a stray or shelter dog through fear and reactivity issues, they have seen me through hard times, too.

In 2008, I started actively volunteering, training, and working with service dog organizations. I have witnessed firsthand the amazing difference well-trained dogs can make in the lives of veterans, other adults, and children with physical, emotional, or psychological challenges. I am driven to help as many people and dogs as possible experience this transformation. This goal led me to take steps toward becoming a professional dog trainer.

In 2012, I was one of four people who founded PAWS Training Centers, now known as Compass Key, a business specializing in owner-based service dog training. 

I am an active volunteer at the Seattle Animal Shelter as an advanced dog walker and foster program trainer and case manager. I am always on the quest for new knowledge, skills, and perspective in the name of advancing positive and successful dog training techniques. I focus just as much on the people side of the relationship as on the animal side, always looking to strengthen the amazing bond between the species.

I am a founding board member of Atlas Assistance Dog and currently serve as the organization's vice president.