Positive Solutions Dog Training    971-255-7466    info@trainpositivedog.com


I work with clients in Multnomah county on the

East side of the Willamette River

North, Northeast, and Southeast Portland, Maywood Park, Gresham, Fairview, Wood Village, Troutdale, Corbett, and points East

and

North Clackamas county

Damascus, Boring, Sandy, Happy Valley, Gladstone, Clackamas,

Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Oregon City


  • Please fill out and submit the contact form or call me to schedule a free initial consultation at 971-255-7466
  • Initial consultations are 45 minutes to 1 hour, scheduled at your convenience
  • Appointments are available days and evenings:  M-F 9am-8pm, Sat. 9am-noon
Dawn Gilkison KPA CTP        Portland, Oregon Metro Area       971-255-7466

The Power of Positive Training

The focus of positive training is on teaching dogs the behaviors we want them to do.  We do interrupt undesirable behaviors - and manage the environment to prevent the dog from practicing problem behavior during training - but it is most important to decide what you want the dog to do in a given context and train that.  Marking and reinforcing the behavior we want gives the dog the clear communication and incentive to repeat that good behavior.

In this free initial session, you will:


  • Meet me and discuss training options for you and your dog - both private training and day training programs are available
  • Learn how positive reinforcement is used to train dogs and how your dog's behavior can be modified
  • See your dog respond and learn
  • Set training goals