Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when should I fly?
Students should fly into the Seattle/Tacoma airport. Plan to arrive the day before the start of the course and fly home the day after the last course day. Students who choose to attend seminars or courses prior to or following this course should plan their stays accordingly. Once you register for a course at The Ranch, we will help you pick the best travel days and times.
How do I get from the airport to my hotel?
We recommend Capital Aeroporter, an airport shuttle service that can transport you between the airport and the hotel more economically than a taxi (approximately a 35-minute trip; $47 one way, $89 round trip, $9 additional per extra person traveling with you, each way). For more information, contact Capital Aeroporter at 206-244-0011 or visit www.capair.com.
Where should I stay?
Students and guests of the Karen Pryor National Training Center should stay at one of the following two hotels:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Puyallup
812 South Hill Park Drive
Puyallup, WA 98373
Best Western Premier Plaza & Conference Center
620 South Hill Park Drive
Puyallup, WA 98373
Both hotels are located 11 miles north of The Ranch. For five-day courses, shuttle service to the ranch is available at the start and end of each day. Students who have their own transportation may make other lodging arrangements (there are several other hotel options in the area).
How do I get to The Ranch?
Students enrolled in a five-day course and staying at one of the recommended hotels can take a free Ranch shuttle at the start and end of each day. Shuttle service is not available for seminars. Students who wish to rent a car will be able to park at the ranch. Students who need to leave or arrive outside of scheduled class time, will be responsible for arranging their own transportation.
Can I bring my dog?
We strongly recommend that you do not bring your dog (with the exception of a personal service dog). You will not have much free time to tend to your dog, and there is no course time dedicated to training your dog. If you must bring your dog, your dog must be well-socialized and comfortable around people and other dogs.
You must bring a kennel to house your dog while in class. You will have to find the time to tend to your dog during the brief breaks in class. Classroom and training sessions will start promptly and we will not be able to wait for those who need to tend to their dogs. If you bring a dog, you will also need to provide your own transportation to and from The Ranch.