Leading the pack in PDX

Portland’s dog-loving community is a discerning group. We’re right with you.
That’s why we’ve insisted on doing things differently right from the start:

Portland's original all-positive dog daycare

The first Certified Behavior Consultant
(CBCC-KA) in Oregon

A wide array of services for stress-free
urban living with your dog

In short, we've made it our business to be the best in the doggy business.

How can we make life with dogs easier for you?

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Why we use only reward-based training:

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    Punishment is no fun for the punished or the punisher

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    Science has shown very clearly that reward-based training is just as effective as old school methods, without the unintended side effect risks

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    We want your dog to love coming to Doggy Business, and to love doing what you ask

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    We want you to feel great about sending your dog to learn with us

A message from Doggy Business owners Doug Duncan & Meredith Wilson

July 30, 2021 – Coronavirus update

We’re currently offering the following services.

• In-person (masks required) group training classes,
• In-person Puppy Kindergarten classes and Socials (masks required),
• Drop-off Puppy Fast Track and Puppy Play & Learn Camp at Doggy Business,
• Private Training services for fearful and aggressive dogs at Doggy Business or at your home (masks required),
• Private Training services for puppies and adolescent dogs at Doggy Business (masks required).

Hello! We’re glad you’re here! We’ve always taken a serious approach to being the best Portland has to offer dogs and their people. Part of that serious approach is having a lot of fun doing what we do—and making sure the dogs have a blast, too.

Just as importantly, we want you to have a great experience with us, whether it’s the most fun hour of your week in our group classes, relief from troubling issues through private dog training, or daily peace of mind through our daycare play group and dog walking services.

For all these reasons, we take our own education and professional development very seriously. (There’s that word again!)

Here’s what you should know about us and our credentials.

– Doug & Meredith

"The most wonderful place for doggies and their owners!"

“This is the most wonderful place in the world for doggies and their owners! Our experience started with Puppy Kindergarten and has continued with play groups and training. The owners, Doug and Meredith, and all their employees are adored by their clients (the dogs) and it seems that every activity is planned and executed with a real loving spirit. We will continue play groups and training here for the rest of our dog’s life!

-Jeanie, on behalf of Jasmine