Dog Training Classes in Your Home - for pet and performance dogs of all ages

Your time is valuable - I can come to you and help you meet your training goals with a personalized training plan that will address issues where they occur - in your home and neighborhood.   The benefits of positive reinforcement training include rapid and long-lasting learning and a strengthened relationship - based on trust and cooperation - with your canine companion. 

  • I work with you and your dog one-on-one at your home or in your neighborhood. 
  • Phone and email support are provided during the training period. 
  • My rates are $80 per session for custom training (three session minimum for new clients)
  • You may choose a training package that provides a discount (see below)
  • Day training is also available  - find out more 

Call 971-255-7466 to schedule a free introductory session. 

Click to Retrieve

For Dogs 5 months and older - $375 for 5 sessions

Focusing on a formal retrieve for field work or competition obedience, this package starts with a thorough grounding in clicker skills for dog and handler, and teaches a reliable retrieve with positive reinforcement, step by step.  Clicker training will clarify communication with your dog.

Puppy Fundamentals

For Puppies 12 to 20 weeks old - $375 for 5 sessions

Your puppy is ready to start learning as soon as you bring him home.  You will want to teach him to respond to his name, to greet people politely, to settle down, to play appropriately, and more.  Positive training will enable you to teach all these behaviors and make your dog an enthusiastic learner.  The sooner you start, the easier it will be to shape your pup's behavior and prevent  problems before they occur.

Companion Dog

For Dogs 5 months and older - $375 for 5 sessions

Your adolescent or adult dog will learn basic household manners and life skills such as polite walking on leash, accepting handling, waiting at doorways, sitting to greet people, coming when called and much more that will make your pet a joy to live with.   Old dogs really can learn new tricks!

Field Work Foundation

For Dogs 5 months and older - $600 for 8 sessions

Your dog will learn the basics:  whistle and voice recall, whoa or sit at a distance, polite walking on leash, crate training, settle on a mat, and introduction to a formal retrieve.  All skills taught with the clicker, using force-free methods.  This foundation applies to all gun dog field work including upland and waterfowl hunting; and field tests such as American Kennel Club Hunt Tests, Retriever Working Certificates, North American Versatile Hunting Dog Tests, North American Hunting Retriever Association Field Tests, and Versatile Hunting Dog Federation Tests.

Positive reinforcement is the best way to train for any activity that requires cooperation between dog and handler.

Clicker training has been used to train dogs for guide and service work;  for police and protection work; as well as for field work.  I offer private training and seminars on foundation skills 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 - clicker training will produce a responsive, reliable, and enthusiastic partner.

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Puppy Start Right Preschool

For puppies 7 - 12 weeks old - $385 for 5 sessions - includes a set of streaming videos and Puppy Start Right book

Get your new pup off on the right paw!  Use positive reinforcement to train basic skills including bite inhibition, crate/confinement training, house training, recall, sit, loose leash walking, leave it, and more.  You will learn about dog behavior and dog body language and how to  use positive proactive socialization to prevent problems before they become a habit.

Positive Reinforcement Training For Gun Dogs

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