About Doggy Business

The why & how behind what we do

Our goal is to be the best in the doggy business – the best place to send your dog while you work, the best class instructors, the best dog walkers, and the best option for solving dog problems from typical to truly troubling.

To do that, we adhere to these guiding principles:

  • An abiding commitment to continuing education and professional development
  • A dedication to using only the most up-to-date, scientifically-sound, modern and humane training methods
  • A promise to never settle for “how it’s always done,” but instead to develop the best and safest ways to provide daycare, walking, and training services
  • Above-and-beyond care for our human clients too

Certified, Experienced, Knowledgeable Staff:

All our training staff hold their Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) designations through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), or are in the process of getting their 300 hours of experience required for the test.

This designation requires adherence to a Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics, with which the entire Doggy Business team gladly adheres. And to maintain these credentials, we each attend multiple continuing education opportunities each year, including conferences, workshops, and seminars.

 

Doug Duncan, MA, CTC, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA

Doug'S ROLE:

Owner, Lead Trainer, Play Group Coordinator, dog*tec business consultant, Whole Dog Academy instructor


Doug'S CREDENTIALS:

Doug is the first trainer in the state of Oregon to hold his Certified Behavior Consultant Canine—Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA) title from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). He also holds his CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer—Knowledge Assessed).
Doug studied with Jean Donaldson and Janis Bradley at the San Francisco Academy for Dog Trainers to earn his Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC). The program was widely held as the Harvard of dog training schools and served as precursor to Jean Donaldson’s current Academy for Dog Trainers. Doug is also a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, a Professional Premium member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and teaches “dog trainers in training” at the Whole Dog Academy. He holds a Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology. Doug’s particular areas of expertise and interest lie in working with shy, fearful, and aggressive dogs and in designing and conducting canine play groups.
Doug has enjoyed working with dog owners and training dogs since 2004 and is delighted now to be sharing his knowledge and experience with fellow dog professionals in his roles as dog*tec Dog Walking Academy instructor and business consultant.

Meredith Wilson, MA, CPDT-KA

Meredith'S ROLE:

Owner, Trainer and Class Instructor, Play Group Coordinator, Puppy Fast Track Program Coordinator, Whole Dog Academy instructor


Meredith'S CREDENTIALS:

Meredith is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), and a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Meredith teaches “dog trainers in training” at the Whole Dog Academy and is also a CATCH Canine Trainers Academy Mentor Trainer. She holds a Masters Degree in Archaeology. Meredith is responsible for our innovative Puppy Fast Track program, oversees play groups, and teaches many of our puppy and adolescent dog classes.

As you might guess, Meredith has a strong interest in puppy training and development, particularly focused around early socialization to better ensure easy-going, behaviorally healthy adult dogs. She also enjoys working with adolescent dogs – building impulse control and reliability around all the distractions of our busy lives.

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"The folks at Doggy Business go the extra mile."

“Doggy Business is the absolute best! Meredith and Doug are just plain nice people with a passion and love for all dogs. Our dog is high energy and has a unique and chaotic personality. The folks at Doggy Business understand our dog’s needs and go the extra mile to make sure those needs are met. Our dog comes home happy, healthy, and wagging her tail. A welcoming and loving environment for dogs and humans alike!”

–Becky, on behalf of Goblin