Positive Solutions Dog Training

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 Dawn Gilkison, owner  -  Portland, Oregon metro area                                

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I work with pet owners to transform their untrained animals into

 attentive, responsive companions and focused performance dogs

I use positive, force-free methods and am committed to making training a great experience for you and your dog. 
The benefits of positive reinforcement training include rapid and long-lasting learning and a strengthened relationship
 - based on trust and cooperation - with your pet.

Private in-home training in the Portland, Oregon metro area available by appointment.
(Multnomah and Clackamas counties in Oregon & Vancouver, WA)

Call 971-255-7466 or email for a free introductory session where you will:

  • Learn how a clicker is used to train behavior you want
  • See your dog respond to the clicker and learn
  • Set training goals

Train Positive Dog!  Attention and Recall - Online tutorial now available worldwide!

Multimedia instruction and online personal coaching for you and your dog.  You will learn how to observe your dog and use clickertraining to communicate with your dog.  Your dog will learn to offer good behaviors and respond to your cues.  Click for more information

Problem Solving and Household Manners

You may need to solve such common behavior problems as leash pulling, lack of attention to handler, excessive barking, or perhaps a new puppy is joining the family.  I will work with you and your dog to develop and implement a training and management plan that will meet your needs.  It is never too late to make a change for the better in your dog's behavior.  Private, in-home training available.

Skills for Performance Dogs

Positive reinforcement is the best way to train for any activity that requires cooperation between dog and handler, and the sky is the limit - clickertraining has been used to train guide dogs and service dogs; for police and protection work; for field work; and for agility, rally, obedience, conformation competition as well as for teaching household manners to companion dogs.  I offer private training and seminars for foundation field work for pointing, flushing, and retrieving breeds, as well as formal fetch training for any dog - force free.  Whether you are preparing for an AKC Hunt Test, a Working Certificate, or training your canine companion for upland or waterfowl hunting; clickertraining will produce a responsive, reliable, and enthusiastic worker.

Continuing Education

As a Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner and full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, I continue to further my education as a trainer.  In 2014, I attended my fifth ClickerExpo, learning from world-class instructors such as Susan Friedman, Kathy Sdao, Alexandra Kurland, Michele Pouliot, and Ken Ramirez, among others.

Contact me and start training a better dog today!     info@trainpositivedog.com    971-255-7466  
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