Best Dog Training Classes in Portland

Why These Dog Training Classes?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Portland Dog Training Classes on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Diamond Dogs FEATURED

Diamond Dogs was founded by Torie Silletto, who has a Certification in Training and Counseling (CTC) from The Academy of Dog Trainers. The Portland-based company can help pet owners who want to teach their dogs basic manners and potty training. As a professional dog trainer, Silletto can also help manage negative behaviors in dogs, such as destructive chewing and aggression. Diamond Dogs provides effective dog training through kind and respectful instruction.

Portland, OR

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Ain't Misbehaving

Ain't Misbehaving gives dogs and owners the skills, support, and education they can use for a lifetime. Customers can choose the service that meets their needs, whether they have an aggressive or fearful dog, an animal that needs to release extra energy in fun new ways, or need help teaching a new puppy the basics of good manners and social skills. Options include private lessons for dogs that need more attention, group classes for young and adult dogs, and K-9 nose training that uses a dog's natural instincts to encourage strategic thinking and listening skills and provides tons of activity and enrichment. From puppies to rescues and everything in between, Ain't Misbehaving is the place for fun, learning, and growth.

Portland, OR 97035


At Your Service Dogs

At Your Service Dogs provides pet services to the Portland area. It offers personalized dog training, including for dogs dealing with PTSD, diabetes, seizures, and mobility issues. Lead trainer Micaela Kennedy provides private sessions, private training, behavior consultations, and temperament testing. The business offers behavior modification as well as in-home boarding and training. Ms. Kennedy is a certified animal behaviorist and certified animal trainer. She holds membership in several canine associations.

Portland, OR 97206


Coexist Canine Coaching

Coexist Canine Coaching was designed to give customers the support, training, and skills they need to enjoy healthier, happier, stress-free lives with their furry friends. The owner and trainer uses a personalized approach to assessing each dog or cat to determine the source of behavioral issues, then creates a customized plan to help gently and effectively correct problem behaviors, help animals feel safe, and help owners learn healthier ways to interact with and understand the needs of their pets. From bathroom accidents and chewing on furniture to aggressive behaviors and helping families select the perfect puppy, the company offers everything customers need to enjoy years of love and companionship with their furry friends.

Portland, OR 97210


Cooper's Dog Training and Behavior Modification

The team at Cooper's Dog Training and Behavior Modification uses a positive reinforcement approach to helping dogs learn new skills, improve behavioral problems, and enjoy better manners and social interactions with people and other animals. The company offers a range of classes to meet each customer's unique needs, including beginning, intermediate, and advanced obedience and manners training, as well as social skills, potty training, and obedience for puppies. Customers can also select special private lessons for dogs with aggression, reactivity, or separation anxiety issues, or purchase service or therapy dog lessons to teach a furry friend how to support and assist owners with disabilities or special needs.

Portland, OR 97223


Pavlov Dog Training

Pavlov Dog Training is a training center in Portland which consists of dog trainers who are skilled in both contemporary and traditional dog training. They offer board-and-train and private dog training programs that aim to resolve a dog's behavior issue or upgrade a dog's manner. The trainers teach obedience skills through a positive approach using praise, toys, and food. Pavlov Dog Training also supplements traditional training to help dogs respond to hand signals and verbal cues.

7312 Southeast Harney Street
Portland, OR 97206

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Positive Solutions Dog Training

Positive Solutions Dog Training makes teaching dogs a fun and stress-free experience for animals and owners. The company offers training sessions in the comfort of the customer's home where dogs can feel safer and more relaxed, and owners can learn new skills and take an active part in the training process. Available lessons include basic skills and manners for puppies and social and obedience skills for older dogs and include lessons to help owners understand their pet's behaviors and body language, practice using positive reinforcement, and take those skills forward to ensure good, healthy behaviors for years to come. Customers can call or contact the company on the website to get started with a free consultation.

Gresham, OR 97030


Power Skill Training

Power Skill Training is a professional dog training company that uses the latest knowledge and evidence-based techniques to provide individualized learning and instruction to dogs of all ages. The relationship between a dog and its owner is a priceless and enriching type of love, but even the most caring owners can use a little help. Dog owners begin with a one-on-one consultation so the trainer can begin building a customized training plan that fits each animal's unique needs, issues, and personality, whether dogs just need some help learning basic manners or require more intensive training to overcome problems like aggression, barking, or fear of other animals or people.

Portland, OR 97035


Rascal Training

Rascal Training provides dog training services to pet owners in the Portland metro area. The company's Board & Train program is a complete training immersion with the objectives of teaching a dog about boundaries and communication. It includes daily training sessions, off-leash adventures, supervised socialization with other dogs, and visits to dog-friendly local businesses. Zoe, one of Rascal Training's dog mentors, has worked as a professional dog trainer and walker. She is a member of the International Association for Canine Professionals.

Portland, OR 97211

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Von Dubinhaus Shepherds

Von Dubinhaus Shepherds is a Portland-area training service and shepherd rescue founded by an experienced and respected trainer and former breeder with a love for animals. The company specializes in behavioral issues like aggression, and the trainer gets to know each animal as an individual to better understand the causes of behavior problems, earn the dog's trust, and make real, positive progress toward a healthier, happier life for dogs and owners. Customers can purchase individual sessions or choose the Lifetime Training package that provides complete support for the life of the dog. Customers can also find a listing of available dogs on the company website, all waiting to find a home with a new, loving family.

Portland, OR 97236


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