About Us

Evergreen School For Dogs is a dog training facility in Arlington, Washington. We also have a location in Marysville Washington. The business is owned and operated by professional dog trainers Tommy Grammer and Corday Rice. Corday and Tommy have over 40 years combined experience training dogs and teaching owners how to train their own dogs. We focus on providing quality dog training services and delivering first class customer service to clients. 

Evergreen School for Dogs was started to help owners train their dogs in an effective manner while keeping the client’s needs and goals in mind.

Areas of Expertise

  • Companion Dog Training
  • Teaching owners how to effectively communicate with their dog
  • Resolving problematic behavior
  • Leash Reactivity
  • Aggression management and resolution
  • Basic –Advanced obedience training

Get to Know the Owners/Trainers

Tommy Grammer, Dog Trainer, Arlington, WA

Tommy Grammer

Tommy is a Nashville, TN native. He began training dogs as an apprentice on the side during college at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. After graduating and moving to Charleston, South Carolina, Tommy decided to continue his passion training dogs by starting his own dog training business in order to share his own philosophy. After a few years, he met Corday who was another trainer at the time and together they ran the Charleston School For Dogs for several years.

Looking for a change of pace, Tommy and Corday decided to move to Washington. After a cross country trip with 5 dogs, Evergreen School For Dogs opened its doors on April 1st 2011.

As of today, Tommy has been training dogs as a professional trainer for the past 20 years and has conducted over 16,000 private lessons.

Tommy also owns and operates an "Online Dog Training Website" where he helps clients on an international level. You can visit his site at www.mydogtrainingspot.com for more information.

Along with helping dogs in person and through his online site, Tommy also runs a popular YouTube channel that has over 1 million views.

Tommy believes that the foundation of solid dog training centers on communication between dog and owner. Through communication and an understanding of dog behavior, Tommy shows clients how to get desired results with their dogs. Tommy has worked extensively with dogs that demonstrate aggressive and problematic behavior. Tommy handles the majority of the private lessons and leads most of the group classes.

Corday Rice, Dog Trainer

Corday Rice

Corday Rice, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, has been a devoted dog owner throughout her life. Her passion for handling dogs began during her teenage years while working at dog boarding kennels, where she began her journey working with dogs. Additionally, Corday has been riding horses since the age of 6, further expanding her understanding of animal behavior.

Coray has been training dogs for 19 years. She specializes in providing comprehensive training solutions for clients seeking assistance with obedience training, problem-solving, and managing aggressive behavior. She also offers guidance to clients in selecting dogs that are a good match for their lifestyles.

Corday's training philosophy revolves around a versatile approach, blending different techniques to achieve optimal results for both dog and owner. While positive reinforcement is her preferred method, she remains open to exploring new approaches when necessary. Corday firmly believes in the importance of providing proper exercise and mental stimulation to prevent problem behaviors stemming from boredom and frustration.

Corday runs the boarding and training segment of the business, ensuring a safe and enriching environment for dogs in her care.