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  • 8 years in business
  • 267 hires on Thumbtack
  • Forest Grove, OR 97116


We have hired several dog trainers with varying degrees of success. When we rescued Raven he was a wild man. Kari's Critters Training is different. With her background in psychology she approaches training as a behavioral scientist with compassion and a clear and easy to follow plan. Kari came to our home and customized a training plan to fit our needs and for our boy Raven. The results were immediate and remarkable. She gave us a written summary of each session with clear instructions for 'home work'. We highly recommend Critters.

  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Boring, OR 97009


Cynthia has been an excellent trainer with me and my girl Danger. My pup is a 9 mo German Shepard who has started to develop some fear aggression toward strangers. We've only had two sessions with Cynthia but I'm already starting to feel so much better about my girl and her bahavior. Cynthia is patient and knows her stuff. She's been coaching me on how to handle Danger and she even sent me videos so I don't have to remember every single thing I learn during the lesson. She's reasonably priced and a fantastic dog trainer.

  • 3 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97229


If you're looking for a dog trainer who excells at providing instruction for both dog and owner, with documentation of such training, Jana's the trainer for you! Hiring a dog trainer via the Internet is a scary proposition; you won't go wrong when you hire Jana. She'll tailor the type of training to what your dog needs, and adjust the training location and schedule to fit into your busy schedule. My dog and I couldn't be more pleased.

  • 5 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Beaverton, OR 97005


We took ownership of a 2yr old rescue dog from TX (we live in Oregon). While he is a great dog he was only house broken, crate trained, and only half of the time responded to sit commands. We looked up personal dog trainers on Thumbtack and Trish responded almost immediately. She let her experience, clientele reviews, and videos do the talking. There was no sales pitch or "guilt trip" to use her service. Noah is now coming up on lesson 4 next week of the basic obedience training. Trish has been amazing in both working with Noah and us! Her training method is awesome and one I'd recommend to anyone. We've had such a positive and awesome experience we will be coming back for some of the more advanced classes later. You cannot go wrong using Trish and Off Leash K9 training. In 4 lessons Noah went from an awesome over energy and bad habit pet to an obedient, fun loving, and wanting to learn family member. I feel that you should get what you pay for. And we 110% received the training we were hoping to get. Thank you to Trish and Off Leash K9 Training!

  • 4 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97213


My dog has been showing some aggression with other dogs at the dog park. Gulley showed me a lot of ways to calm my dog down before we even got to the dog park and then keep her focused while she was playing with other dogs. There was a moment when my dog started to engage with another dog, but after a little work she's looking up at me before she gets aggressive thereby breaking the pattern. Gulley is fantastic. I would highly recommend him as a trainer and dog walker. My dog LOVES him!

  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97217


Our 11 month old, completely adorable, standard poodle was was in the simplest terms, walking all over us. He had a stubborn streak that none of our previous dog training experience could get through. After a clerk, at a local dog related business, told me about Dogs Listen To Me and Rob's approach, I contacted him. Following the initial consult, we set up a 5wk private training program. After about 2wks of resistance, our puppy began to respond. Through the use of refreshingly traditional training philosophy, that is nothing like every other puppy and obedience class available, we finally began to see real results. I believe that Rob trains a new attitude of confident leadership in dog owners and that is worth more than a lifetime of stuffing treats in a dog's mouth, in the guise of "training" it. I am grateful to that clerk for the referral to Dogs Listen To Me. Clearly, our Morgan is not a perfect dog and training a dog is a longer distance endeavor than 5wks but we are now happier dog owners and we have a much happier, more confident dog than we had just weeks ago. Thank you for being what we and our dog needed, Rob! I highly recommend Dogs Listen To Me to any dog owner, who wants to legitimately train their puppy or adult dog. There are so many completely useless "puppy kindergarten" classes and "obedience" classes in the mainstream. Why not try something that really works?

  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Vancouver, WA 98687


Laura truly loves dogs and it shows in everything from her dedication to helping rescued dogs to helping pet owners with their canine companions. She understands why enrichment is so important to a dog's well being and I've certainly learned a lot from her about that, which has helped my dog, Dexter, tremendously. He gets bored and needs a lot of mental stimulation. When I watched a video about how she trained her own active dog, Tula, in some enrichment behaviors, it took how I thought about enrichment to a whole new level. You can see that video here, if you're interested: When I have training questions about my dog, I have 3 people I consider experts in different dog training specialties - Laura at The Laughing Tail is 1 of those 3 people. I wish we lived in Vancouver so I could take my Dexter to her doggie day care. She provides so much more than just a place for your dog to hang out. It's more like a really great pre-school than it is dog sitting.

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97298


Tim was reliable and professional. I wasn't able to walk my dogs everyday, due to a surgery. He was great with my two dogs, one of who is blind, and he handled both dogs carefully which made me feel comfortable, and would recommend his services.

  • 9 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Saint Helens, OR 97051


We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Theresa and Work'N Pawz. I learned so much and it changed everything with how I handled my dog. My pup Dax definitely enjoyed the space and the course too.

  • 11 years in business
  • Portland, OR 97201


Brenda's Good Dog's is now also in Portland! I've provided screenshots of client's reviews in another reputable business profile. Please check them out! I come from a family who specializes in canine behavior and have just over 5 years of pet sitting, boarding and training experience. The owner, Brenda is currently, personally training and certifying me to build up the Portland branch of Brenda's Good Dogs. Over the years I've worked with small and large breeds, from Maltese, basset hound and shiba inu to labs, pit mixes and more. I enjoy getting outdoors to practice good leash walking technique with your dog and a play time/positive reinforcement training to grow a good relationship with them. I am very passionate about proper pet care and enjoy meeting new animals. I've also fostered cats through a pet supply store's foster program and found permanent homes for many them. Growing up, my mom and I volunteered with an animal-human bonding program in my hometown, Knoxville Tennessee. Our own family Dachshunds were registered and trained to accompany us to nursing homes for visits with seniors a couple times a week. I really appreciate how my life has been enriched by all the furry friends I've cared for over the years, and I look forward to helping to care for yours!

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