Trainers in the Willamette Valley

Note:  This list is not an endorsement or recommendation.  Please research and meet with any trainer and make your own decision about whether their training and teaching styles will work for you!


•Mill Creek Retrievers, Jim Dunlap, 35967 Plagman Drive NE, (541) 924-0905. Member of the Professional Retriever Trainers Association, Inc.


•Animal School, 7850 SE Nimbus Ave. (503) 646-3060


•Misty Meadow Kennel. Obedience: beginning through advanced, and competition. (541) 658-2701

•Elizares Kennels, basic -comp. obedience. (541) 658-2304


•Pudding River Dog Obedience Club, 934 NW 22nd Ave (503) 266-3089

•Willamette Valley Schutzhund Club, (503) 651-3233


•Julie Flanery;   Freestyle, basic obedience, life skills, puppy play, play training.  (541) 929-3915

•Best Friends Obedience and Agility School, Puppy, obedience, agility. Dana Stillinger (541) 926-8767

•Luckiamute Dog Training Club and Mutty Paws Club, Obedience. Shannon Chenault (541) 743-2613 and Arlene Courtney (541) 743-2613


•Companion Dog Training, Puppy, basic obed. Jessi Clark-White (541) 935-5457

•Emerald Dog Obedience Club, puppy- adult (541) 484-4661

•The Pawsitive Pet, Cindy Ehlers (541) 689-2497

•The Well Mannered Dog, Debby Schaefer (541) 344-7400


•Mighty Mountain Enterprises. Obedience training. Laurie Jensen (503) 787-3214


•Absolutely Magic, classes in two enclosed horse riding arenas. Agility, Obedience, Tracking, Rally, Beginner through Competition. Amanda Gross (503) 754-1352 or Barbara Stewart (503) 256-1779

•Valley View Canine, 2206 NW Birdsdale Avenue Suite #1, Gresham, OR 97030 (503) 667-4377  Owner/Trainer: Lynette Alfano Services Include: Puppy Preschool, Obedience I-IV, Canine Fun & Agility Class, Private Lessons/Consultations, In-Home Private Lessons, & Doggy Daycare.


•Hillsboro Parks and Recreation, Fairgrounds, Tues. eves, 7 wk classes. Puppy kindergarden; obedience: basic, intermediate, run-thrus. Info, Jan Herincks (503) 648-5508

•Cindy Leung,  SW Unger Rd. Obedience classes and run throughs.  (503) 628-3830

•Shadybrook Farm, herding. Carol Delsman (503) 647-5455

•Smart Partners Dog Training. Obedience, weight pull. Sandy Overgaard (360) 834-0964

•Ellie and Marvin Wyckoff, obedience (503) 682-7271


•CLICK! For Success. Private and group, in-home consultations. Pet and competition obedience, tracking. Four seminars for learning operant conditioning training with a clicker are offered to groups of 15+. Lana Mitchell (503) 864-3730


•Bonnie Wittrock's Dog Training Center.  Beginner, intermediate and competition classes.  (503) 472-6688 


•Chehalem Mountain TT.E.A.M. Training: Debra Potts, practitioner and licensed vet tech. Extensive experience working with horses, dogs, cats, other domestic animals. TT.E.A.M.-system of training which produces remarkable improvements in behavior and performance. (541) 538-8637

•Ellie Wycroff. Obedience classes (503) 682-7271


•Elizares Kennels. Basic and competition obedience. (541) 658-2304


•Smart Partners Dog Training. Obedience, weight pull. Sandy Overgaard (360) 834-0964

•Rose City Working Dog Association (503) 656-8637

• Clackamas Schutzhund Club 


•A Polite Pooch, clicker training. Jen Hogenkamp and Patti Jones-Ganter (503) 533-3666

•Auntie Zöe and Auntie Tracy with Auntie Sally, clicker training. (503) 557-1267 or (503) 992-1833

•Columbia Dog Training School, Obedience: puppy thru adv, conformation: drop in and handling class. Jane Smith, training dir. (503) 621-3180/3038. NE Portland

•Minoggie Kennels, 19322 Sauvie Island Rd. Gun dogs, obedience, hunt tests. Retriever training our specialty. Members of the Professional Retriever Trainers Association, Inc. Ed Minoggie (503) 621-3928 and Doug Shade (503) 621-3597

•Portland Dog Obedience Club, James Primmer, 12601 SE Market

•Smart Partners Dog Training. Obedience, weight pull. Sandy Overgaard (360) 834-0964

•Smart Paws. Agility, basic plus obedience, tracking, “chose to heel” training. Cheryl Huffman (503) 631-7297

•Steeldust Kennel, 19248 NW Morgan Road. Obed: puppy thru adv, conf.: drop in and handling class. Jane Smith, training dir. (503) 621-3180/621-3038

•Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation Dept., Cedar Hills Rec. Center, 11640 SW Parkway. Instructor Kirsten Nielsen Ricciardi teaches puppy manners, beg. and inter. obedience, seminars on training dogs to work in harness and “How to Choose the Perfect Dog”. (503) 649-4352


•Everything Pawsible, 1415 Liberty St. NE. Obedience, agility, Canine Good Citizen classes with test the first Sat. of every month (503) 399-0500

•Humane Society of the Willamette Valley, 4246 Turner Road SE. Some obedience classes and seminars. (503) 585-5900;

•Quest Companion Dog Center. Pup  kindergarten, obedience, CGC, temperament testing, “Paws For Life” certified service dogs, therapy dogs, workshops, consultations. (503) 371-3362

•K-9 Obedience of Salem   Marge Bishop, Trainer 25+ years experience  email:  Phone:  503-370-8038 


•Cascade Dog Obedience, Tigard Armory. Obedience and conformation handling. Nancy Ingels (AKC professional handler) (503) 639-7119

•TUALATIN: Doggone Fun! Doggie Daycare Center, 8972 SW Tualatin Sherwood Road, Cinthia Alia-Marion, clicker training. (503) 691-9796


•Helix Fairweather, clicker training. (503) 769-6936


•North West Dog Training Center, 25599 SW 95th Ave. (503) 682-7000