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Best Dog Trainers
in Hillsboro

Why These Dog Trainers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog trainers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog trainers in Hillsboro, OR.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Canine Counsel

Canine Counsel is dedicated to providing high-quality dog training services throughout Washington County, Oregon, and the surrounding areas. Founder and owner Carrie Lyons employs her lifelong passion and nearly a decade of experience to help dogs become healthier, happier and more balanced members of a household. She achieves that through fun and positive, yet practical and efficient methods. Canine Counsel offers a wide range of services, designed to satisfy people's various dog needs, such as basic obedience, intermediate commands, agility and tricks, private lessons, small group classes with one-on-one guidance, private in-home training, customized to the specific dog, as well as reward-based training. All procedures come at affordable prices. Carrie is certified through the Animal Behavior College.

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For the Love of Dogs Training, LLC

For the Love of Dogs Training, LLC is dedicated to providing high-quality and caring services throughout the greater Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. Owner Cheryl believes in educating clients on how to communicate effectively with their dogs and strives to create a fun experience. The CCPDT certified trainer operates with great respect for people's time and resources. The business offers private lessons, clicker training and dog manners and puppy classes that tackle socialization, trick training, improving focus, loose-leash walking, potty training, jumping, biting and more. Procedures are highly personalized to each dog's individual temperament rather than solely focusing on its breed. Cheryl also pays high regards to dogs' nutrition and overall health since she thinks they are tightly entwined with their overall behavior.

North Plains, OR 97133


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Geroge & Friends

Geroge & Friends, located in Oak Hills, Oregon, is dedicated to providing high-quality dog training services. Certified trainer Risa Meynarez employs a long-standing dream which is reflected in her positive approach. Realizing dogs have their own language and form of communication, she strives to help dog owners understand how their pets think and hence strengthen their bond. George & Friends offers home and on-location private coaching that addresses specific issues and needs, tune-up training, as well as a free walk with George - an invitation for Risa's 2017 students to practice the learned skills. All procedures are designed to enable clients and their dogs to have more fun and enjoyable experiences together.

Portland, OR 97229


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Happy Dogz Dogs Training

Happy Dogz Dogs Training, located in Bethany Boulevard, Portland, is dedicated to providing high-quality, extensive services. Clients can rest assured their pets are in the hands of Jana, a Certified Public Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed title holder. She employs simple, yet effective methods that are reinforced with the up-to-date industry research. Jana's work takes care of a wide range of dog-related issues, such as household destruction, whining, barking, destruction of entry points, pulling on leash and lunging. Jana also offers private training that focuses on basic obedience, routines and communication, household manners, respect and impulse control, and much more. All procedures are tailored to the specific dog's issues and its owner's schedule, and come with notes, reports and unlimited email access for questions.

Portland, OR 97229


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Pawsitively Trained, LLC

Pawsitively Trained, LLC is a mobile dog training program, dedicated to helping dogs and their owners throughout Washington County, Oregon, and its surrounding areas strengthen their relationship. Owner Kelsey employs a positive approach rather than fear to incite dogs to make the right choice. She believes in educating them how to think and their owners how to help them do it, resulting in a fun process and experience for all parties. Pawsitively trained, LLC offers a wide range of services, including obedience training, in-home and in-studio sessions, group and private classes, behavior modification, problem-solving, puppy socializing and enrichment, tricks and much more. Kelsey believes she can always teach dogs new things regardless of their age. She has multiple industry certifications.

Sherwood, OR 97140


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Ruff to Refined

Ruff to Refined is dedicated to providing high-quality dog and puppy training throughout Beaverton, Oregon, and the surrounding areas. Owner Meg's goal is to help her clients have a harmonious and positive household through her modern and force-free methods that apply to various dog situations. Her experience as a teacher helps her show younger members of the family how to use her approaches and build solid, long-term relationships with their dogs. Ruff to Refined offers a wide range of services, including puppy training and socialization, basic manners and foundation behaviors, selecting the right puppy/dog, loose-leash walking, housetraining, mouthing and play-biting, tricks and games, resource guarding, and much more. All procedures are personalized and employ modern research. Meg has multiple industry certifications.

Beaverton, OR 97008


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The Canine Classroom

The Canine Classroom has been dedicated to helping dogs and their owners throughout Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding areas, form closer relationships and thus enjoy more freedom for more than two decades. Employing nearly 40 years of experience, owner Steve is equipped with the knowledge to handle various dog situations and needs. He operates with high regards for each dog's unique temperament and tailors his strategy accordingly. His expertise helps resolve a wide range of behavioral issues relating to obedience, people and dog aggression, chewing, barking, biting, housebreaking, jumping and much more. Believing that a dog's owner is essential to the process and long-term results, Steve accommodates procedures to clients' lifestyles and puts a great emphasis on educating them. The Canine Classroom gives free evaluations.

Portland, OR 97225


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The Pawsitive Companion

The Pawsitive Companion has been committed to helping dogs throughout Northeast Oregon and Southwest Washington feel comfortable and confident for more than a decade. Realizing that dogs are a different species, founder and owner Dawn strives to adjust to dogs' world and language and thus earn their trust. The certified trainer believes this is indispensable for making dogs feel calm and safe, regardless of how much their owners love them. The Pawsitive Companion treats a wide range of issues, including leash pulling, fear of loud noises, excessive vocalization, chewing and licking, timidity, reactivity to other animals or people, fear of riding cars, hyperactivity, hip dysplasia, arthritis, recovery from surgery and digestive issues. All procedures are carried out in a highly respectful, force-free and overall positive manner.

Beaverton, OR 97007


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