The dog training industry is unregulated. There are no exams or standards to meet before someone can claim to be a trainer.
Not just anyone can help you train your dog safely and effectively.
Putting your canine companion in the wrong hands could make problem behaviors much worse. Choose a trainer that doesn't need to use pain or fear inducing electronic tools. Look for someone who has experience in modern, positive, science-based techniques, who attends continuing education. Like these great Force Free Trainers.
Founded in 2018, we believe every dog deserves a chance based on the foundation of the Love-Train-Protect philosophy.
Providing customized dog training with force-free private in-home dog training at your location, your trainer will help your dog overcome behaviors with distraction training, aggressive dog behavior training and AKC Canine Good Citizen programs for companion, comfort support and service dogs.
Expert humane practitioners in canine fear abatement,
Rain Jordan, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP
Service Area: Worldwide Virtual Services
Virtual Behavior Consulting for Pets, People, and fellow Pet Professionals.
Specializes in Care with Consent (cooperative care), aggression towards people, resource guarding, helping senior dogs thrive, and living with intact dogs.
No one wants to live in frustration over their dog’s behavior. Expert Canine guides dogs & their humans on a simple path to help new puppies grow up stable and behaviorally challenged dogs learn alternatives, so you may discover peace of mind, relief, and the good dog you’d hoped for.
Certified Behavior Modification & Training. Bonded, & Insured
Online classes and workshops:
Preparing Dog for New Baby Online Class
Michelle Stern, CPDT-KA, FDM
Service Area: Global - I see clients virtually (and in Sunriver, Oregon)
We believe in the science of dog training and behavior modification. Over the years science has shown us so much more about our dogs. We now have a better insight into the minds of our canine friends, thus giving us the advantage to help them learn without fear and additional stress. This has changed the face of dog training forever!
P.O. Box 1823 - Bandon, OR 97411
Service Area: Coos Bay, Bandon, Coquile
At The Kind Canine, we appreciate and respect your dogs for who they are and will meet them “where they are at”. We use up-to-date methods for behavior modification while preserving and BUILDING what is most important - A thriving, happy relationship with your dog.
Woof To Wow strives to ignite your puppy’s inner potential by creating a one of a kind exclusive school just for dogs! Guided by professional dog trainers, each day is filled with a balance of training and play that will leave your pup mentally stimulated and physically fulfilled. Boarding is available for enrolled school dogs. Woof To Wow also offers group classes for everything from puppyhood to advanced obedience. Our head trainer, Desiree Seay, also teaches private lessons for service dogs.
We are a positive force free dog and human training facility located in Redmond Oregon. We started our business in 2001 with the mission of creating a training environment where dogs and people can feel safe while learning positive reinforcement-based training methods.
Sits & Wiggles, LLC is veteran owned,licensed, insured & Fear Free certified. Keith Matthews is a certified dog trainer; CTA-CDTK.Our team is background checked & certified in pet CPR & first aid.
Private 30 Minute Consult
Private One Hour Consults
*Sessions are held at Dog River Pet Supplies
All packages are private sessions customized to your pet's needs.
Online and In-Person options
New Pet 101 (four one-hour sessions)
New Pet 102 (six one-hour sessions)
Behavior Modification Program (six one-hour sessions)
Are you struggling with your best friend and about ready to give up?
Then you should work with Roman.
At Training Spot, we understand the connection you have with your pet. In addition to being dog enthusiasts, our certified trainers are educated in the latest training and behavior techniques. This includes training at the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior (KPA), giving trainers positive, science-based reinforcement tools they need to teach and guide today’s family pets.
Yes, we can train your dog online! Whatever your training need is, our trainer can help you via the web! Including…constant barking? Yep. Leash walking? You know it. Growling at guests? No problem. Jumpy teenage dog? We got you. Stressed pup? Not for long.
Dare to get a little dirty.
Collie & Corso started out as one certified dog trainer's creative outlet outside of her dog coaching career. Lauren Kelley KPA CTP’s passion in life is coaching pet parents who want to provide a more enriching and cohesive life with their dog(s), and leashes are a beautiful accessory to that! Using only genuine “Super Heavy” style of BioThane® Material, her made-to-order leashes can withstand rain, snow, mud, and the accidental leash running through potty messes. Have a custom idea in mind? Send her an email and she will be more than happy to make your idea come to life!
We feel whole-heartedly that dog training, and the relationship with your dog, in general, should be viewed as a partnership.
There is no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all training plan that all dogs should follow. Dogs are individuals. We take the time to get to know your dog and assess the emotions and reasoning behind their behaviors before we create any sort of training plan.
Our main goal is to help you connect with your dog and live a happy and harmonious life 🐾
I’m a force-free dog trainer with a passion for fearful and hesitant dogs. With every session, my goal is to strengthen the bond between handler and canine, create effective communication, build confidence and trust, and instill a lasting bond. I’m a relationship-driven, wholistic dog trainer grounded in applied behavioral science, and rooted in the latest research and techniques.
Dogs Unleashed provides private training, board-n-trains, and day training for dogs in the Salem and surrounding area and across Lane County. We are positive, force-free dog trainers dedicated to the physical and mental well-being of each canine in our care. We are holistic, relationship-based dog trainers with a passion for behavior modification and rescue rehab.
We offer force free dog training and dog adventures services.
1hr and 2hr Dog Adventures
Private Training Lessons
Adventure Day Camp
Force Free Board and train
Make Your Dog a Lifelong Companion!
Nakama Dog Training uses force-free science-based methods to help you and your dog build and maintain a healthy, happy relationship.
With Nakama Dog Training, you know you and your dog will be treated with respect, compassion, and understanding. Each session is designed to keep everyone as relaxed, happy, and safe as possible, while also learning and having fun doing it!
Private Training Sessions
Portland Metro Area
Board and Train
Preparing dogs for Grooming and Veterinary Care
Ivy Rose (Katelin) MacNair
Service Area: Portland
AKC STAR Puppy Test
Dogs in the City
AKC Canine Good Citizen Class
Dogs on the Trail
Leash Manners Boot Camp
Real Life Recall
Fun with Tricks
Relax- Mat Work
Helping people and pets live better lives through science!
Only a humane,evidence-based approach using the latest in positive reinforcement techniques from an experienced, compassionate, certified, and insured trainer is good enough for you and your pet!
We work directly with you to create a training plan that is reasonable and sustainable to achieve the results you need.
Pawsitive Pooch Training
CPDT KA / CBCC KA
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Noble Woof Dog Training strengthens the human-animal bond, bridging the gap between the verbal oriented human and the non verbal canine.
Through positive and reward based training systems, we can create dogs who are excited to offer behaviors we deem culturally appropriate in our homes and in our society. The root of our methodology says that a dog who is a joyful learner is a dog who can be counted on.
My goal is to help the dogs feel safe by meeting them where they are, building trust and working with them in a cooperative manner, using only those training tools and techniques that are positive, force-free and respectful.
I founded the Pawsitive Companion in 2003 and practice positive, force-free training techniques based on clear communication, mutual trust and respect for your canine companion and have been successful in addressing dog behavior issues.
Using positive training techniques to encourage dogs to choose the correct behaviors, as opposed to being afraid of making wrong choices. This program teaches dogs to problem solve and figure out which response is the most appropriate for the situation, making training more fun for the dogs and their owners.
Dog Adventures Northwest provides off-leash adventures for dogs, private training, day camp, boarding, board-and-train, and pet sitting in the Portland metropolitan area. We are a premium door-to-door service, where all adventures are led by positive, force-free dog trainers, and where the ratio is never greater than four dogs to one trainer.
At Synergy Behavior Solutions, we unite veterinary medicine, behavior, and training into a unique program that helps clients address their pets’ problem behaviors. Our practice team’s passion is to help you understand your pet’s behavior.
By evaluating your pet’s mental and physical health from a whole-animal perspective and providing support to help you through the treatment process, we can successfully improve behavior problems. We use only the most up-to-date, effective, and humane veterinary behavior and reward-based training methods.
Putting Theory to Work
Pup Star Training provides personalized, goal-driven dog training using humane, force-free methods in order to enhance the relationship between guardians and their dogs.
Pup Star Training offers private training for you and your dog. We will work together to clearly define and achieve your goals.
Hannah Blumenfeld, CDBC, CPDT-KA
Service Area: Portland, Oregon
APDT and PPG. IAABC
EC Petcare is your bonded and insured, licensed, and local one stop pet service company located in beautiful Portland, OR.
We believe the most important job we have in this business is to make sure the pet (and client) are happy, comfortable, stress free, and understood. This is more than just dog walking, training, pet sitting - we aim to create peace of mind by making sure all pets are being cared for with the exceptional and individualized attention they deserve, in the comfort of their own home.
Personalized, In-Home Training
Modern, Positive Methods
Effective Results & Harmonious Households
Using modern, force-free methods based on positive reinforcement and current scientific research, Ruff to Refined training programs will work to get the behaviors you want from your dog, eliminate behaviors you don’t, and help you develop a happy, harmonious relationship with your pet.
Atlas Assistance Dogs® strives to eliminate obstacles to obtaining an assistance dog and helps anyone who qualifies under the Americans with Disabilities Act to obtain a certified assistance dog.
We are also working to address a critical shortage of qualified service dog trainers through a comprehensive online program designed to prepare experienced dog trainers to train service dogs and work with people with a wide range of disabilities.
At Urban Pawsibilities, our motto is learn together, live together. We are here to help you develop a better dialogue with your dog because clear communication and reinforcing expectations help us both live our best lives.
Our program is designed to help you develop the skills you will need to be able to teach your dog new behaviors, maintain those behaviors, and modify existing behaviors.
Our Mission: To use the joy of dog training in support of behavioral therapy professionals in their effort to nurture empathy and nonviolent problem-solving skills.
S.T.A.R. Teams of dog/handler pairs offer a thoughtfully structured set of short classes that communicate in an empowering, entertaining way concepts that are naturally inherent in positive dog training:
Simply put, Practical Paws believes in science.
Studies have shown that humane and force-free methods have better results than using aversive methods in training.
We do not use outdated techniques that are based on utilizing fear or pain. If you are currently using these methods, please reach out to us and we can help you learn a more enjoyable and productive way to train your dog.
Meagan has spent the last 10 years working with reactive dogs in a variety of settings. Her approach to dog training is based on positivity, motivation, and common sense. She meets her students and their dogs exactly where they are and offers coaching that will make the team better. She brings a wealth of experience, but the bond between handler and dog always comes first.
I believe that the relationship you have with your four-legged friend(s) should include mutual trust, consent, respect, and of course, fun! If the training with your dog isn’t enjoyable for you, it probably isn’t enjoyable for your dog either. I enjoy working with dogs of all breeds, ages, sizes, and personalities.
DOG IS RIGHT .
Primarily separation related behaviors whether that is anxiety, frustration, boredom, fear, or a combination of the above.
Whatever the reason your dog is not able to relax while home alone and you are consumed with stress from dealing with the aftermath of their panic moments - we work together to help your dog learn that absences are safe so you can go about your life while they snooze.
The worker-owned cooperative model provides something unique and special to more than just us working members, our clients are at the heart of what we do. We at The People’s Pup Collective know that building communicative, consistent, and meaningful connections is what all animals— us humans included— need to live safe, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
The People's Pup Collective
Service Area: Portland
HUMANE, EFFECTIVE DOG TRAINING & BEHAVIOR CONSULTATION
As a lifelong animal welfare advocate, I never have and never will use pain or fear to make a dog behave. It has been proven by decades of scientific research that kindness and respect are essential to successful training.
Power Skill Training is a force-free dog training team that is dedicated to providing responsible, compassionate, and enrichment-based obedience and behavioral help for our clients. We offer a wide range of training services that are highly customizable to meet the needs of every individual dog.
At BAE dogs our mission is to strengthen the relationship between the dog and their human partner. Each dog receives an individualized training plan, that focuses on positive reinforcement and humane training methods, from our behavior analytic and certified trainers.
Group and Private Training
Private puppy school
Adolescents and adults
Brush up on skills
Loose leash walking
Getting ready to adopt
Kids and dogs living together
We are puppy specialists, clicker trainers, behavior nerds, teachers, coaches and problem solvers. Dog people. And people people—but especially dog-people people. Together, we’re a full-service puppy parenting center based in Portland, Oregon.
Reactivity and Aggression
Puppy and Adolescent Dog Training
Litter box problems
Polite Leash Walking
Other dog/ cat related issues
1067 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97211.
Believing strongly in the importance of developing a holistic approach to dog training, Brittney knows that to establish a lasting bond with a canine companion the dog and the human must find harmony.
Being able to build an understanding concerning both the mental and physical well-being of dogs is key to creating successful relationships with them. Every dog is different and every dog is amazing! That is why Brittney is committed to empowering pet parents to manage and enrich their own lives with canines.
Home is where your dog is welcome! (So Come On Over!)
We offer Daycare, Boarding, Grooming, Training, and Dog Goodies in addition to all the fun!
Force-free, science-based and ethical dog training that focuses on building communication between you and your dog.
Force Free dog training- pets, reactive dogs, service and therapy dogs
Kate Johnson is a professional Dog Trainer with a very simple philosophy. Positive reinforcement, science based training and behavior solutions strengthen your relationship with your dog and develop a more confident, happy and well-behaved pup. We offer convenient, custom, in-home training. All animals involved in the process experience the benefits, including the humans! Put your best paw forward and let’s get started today.
Board and Train
Behavior Modification for fear & reactivity
We want you to learn how to connect with your dog so training, activities, or just everyday life, are as much fun as possible.
New Leash on Life
Mike J. Poremba, ABCDT
Frayed Hat Dog Training
Service Area: Clackamas County
The two-legged heart behind Great Heart K9, Christina’s worked professionally with dogs for 10+ years as a private trainer, reactivity specialist, board-and-train provider, class instructor, puppy playgroup leader and consultant. She loves behavior science, animal rescue and coaching humans as well as dogs.
Working with dogs and their people
Beth Deitchman, CPDT-KA
Impulse control at its finest.
Private Training for Difficult Behaviors
Basic Obedience & Canine Etiquette
Pawsitive Performance, LLC
Dog training focused on the health and performance of your dog
Pawsitopia provides Portland pups with humane and ethical science-based training services and group adventure walks.
Private humane and ethical dog training
Samantha Albert, CTBC, FDM
Service Area: PORTLAND, OR 97219
I offer private and group training using force free and rewards based methods.
Jenn Friedline, CPDT-KA
Jenn's Dogs LLC
Service Area: Forest Grove
Compassion Centered, Science Informed, Positive Reinforcement Dog & Puppy Training
Private Dog Training sessions
Utilizing dynamic, evidence-based, humane methods passed down from industry-leading experts in order to maximize success– and enjoyment!
Let the Power of Happy Lead the Way!
Multi Species behavioral consultations
Jennie Fiendish CVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA, CTDI, FFCE, FFCA, FFCT
Service Area: Portland Metro and online
Positive reinforcement and force free individualized private dog training lessons, online and in-person within 20 miles of Rhododendron, Oregon.