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DOGGY BUSINESS DOG TRAINING AND LODGING
is located just north of the Fremont-Wilshire neighborhood on NE 42nd Avenue in northeast Portland! We’re locally owned and operated (Doug Duncan and Meredith Wilson, owners) and have been Dog Training and taking care of dogs professionally for more than 11 years. We use positive effective methods in our dog training classes and in our playgoups! We focus on creating fun and enriching activities for all of our lodgers and playgroup attendees!
Doug Duncan – MA, CTC, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
- a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
- a Certified Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA)
- a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
- a certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC) holder from the San Francisco SPCA
- a member of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals (AABP)
- a Cultural Anthropologist interested in dogs and human culture
Meredith Wilson – MA
Meredith runs our afternoon playgroups and teaches many of our Puppy Kindergarten classes.
We are big fans and supporters science based dog training and enrichment for dogs. We also support:
Jean Donaldson author of The Culture Clash , Dogs are from Neptune & Oh Behave!
Janis Bradley author of Dogs Bite: But Balloons and Slippers are More Dangerous
Professional Standards and Continuing Education for dog trainers
Ethics for Professional Dog Trainers
It is advised that dog owners call, interview, and ideally observe a trainer prior to
hiring them. If the trainer you are considering using falls into any of these categories,
you should pick another trainer.
1. The equipment recommended for basic obedience includes or is focused on choke collars, prong collars, or shock collars.
2. Trainers who ban head collars of any kind may rely unduly on force.
3. The trainer instructs you to manage your dog’s behaviors by pinching toes, kneeing the dog in the chest or abdomen, hitting the dog, forcibly holding the dog down against their will, constantly yelling at the dog, frequently yanking the collar constantly, or using prong, choke, pinch or shock collars or electronic stimulation.
4. The trainer believes most or all training is about encouraging the person to be “alpha” and teaching the dog to “submit”.
5. The trainer explains that most dog behavior, for example, jumping on people, occurs because the dog is trying to be “dominant”.
6. A trainer recommends “alpha rolls”, “scruffing”, “helicoptering”, “choking” or any other painful or physical methods as a means of “training” or modifying behavior.
Should your dog ever start to show signs of aggression, fear, anxiety, distress, or any other condition that you find worrisome during training let your veterinarian know. If you ever feel uncomfortable with something the trainer asks you to do to your dog, stop working with that trainer and alert your veterinarian so they can give you guidance.