I am staying in a wooded area of Western Washington and they do have ticks. I have taken three off of my dog this past week. The other two were really close to her eye and easy to see right away before the really anchored into the skin.
I just watched this video on Facebook and then was sitting outside while checking my dogs ears and I found another tick. This Tick was a bit bigger so I went and got my bobby pin and followed this guide. It came out very easy.
It was also very easy to get under the head of the tick so the entire body was removed from my dog. I realized after that I should have taken a picture of the tick before I removed it but I just wanted it off of my dog.