Owner of K9 Ascent, Ashley Diaz, and her dog, Bailey posing together during a snowy hike in Washington state.

Qualified, Compassionate Pet Care

Owned & solely operated by Ashley Diaz, K9 Ascent is an enrichment focused, dog walking & hiking service based in Kirkland, WA. We're on a mission to give dogs  a fun & safe outlet for their energy, where they can exercise, explore & engage with their environment in healthy & appropriate ways. Prioritizing safety, we adventure in small groups, giving each dog the personalized care & attention they deserve. Committed to compassionate care & training, Ashley is a certified CCS dog trainer through the Northwest School of Canine Studies and participates in ongoing continued education.


Notable Experience & Continued Education

  • CCS Certified Trainer - NW School of Canine Studies

  • UW Certificate in Applied Animal Behavior (In Progress)​​

  • Karen Pryor Academy's Dog Trainer Foundations

  • Fear Free Certified Professional

  • Fundamentals of Animal Massage - Northwest School of Animal Massage

  • Animal Shelter Volunteer

  • Mountaineers Member Certified In: Wilderness First Aid & Wilderness Navigation