About Our Trainer

Attn: My pets wear Garmin Astro GPS collars (no shock option). See Article

Certifications, Conferences, and Memberships

  • Family Dog Mediator (Licensed L.E.G.S. FDM)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Certified Control Unleashed Instructor (CCUI)
  • M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
  • Training and Enrichment Internship 2018-2019
  • Dog Behavior Conference (2020, 2021)
  • FDSA, IAABC Lemonade Conference (2020-2022)
  • Conference Unleashed (2020, 2021)
  • ClickerExpo (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • Aggression in Dogs Conference (2021, 2023)
  • Aggression in Dogs Master Course
  • Grisha Stewart Academy Diamond Member
  • Member of Pet Professional Guild
  • Member of International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
  • Member of Force Free Oregon

Dodie is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), Licensed Family Dog Mediator, and Certified Control Unleashed Instructor dedicated to enhancing the bond between pets and their owners. Specializing in addressing complex behavioral issues like reactivity, aggression, and fear-based behaviors, she prioritizes staying updated on the latest training methodologies. With patience, problem-solving, and flexibility, she empowers pets and their humans to navigate the world together with confidence and understanding. Through her compassionate approach, she transforms challenges into opportunities for growth, fostering lifelong partnerships between pets and their families.

Dodie is a beacon of empathy and expertise in pet training, with a dedication to ongoing education and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by pet owners. She approaches her work with a unique blend of compassion and skill, teaching pets and their humans the fundamental concepts and skills necessary for a harmonious partnership. Beyond addressing behavioral issues, she fosters patience, problem-solving, and flexibility in both pets and owners, ensuring that each interaction is a step toward building a strong and enduring bond. Dodie’s impact extends beyond training sessions, as she provides invaluable support and guidance to her clients, empowering them to navigate the joys and trials of pet ownership with confidence and grace. Her expertise extends to specializing in rescue and rehomed pets, ensuring that they receive the specific care and training they need to thrive in their new environments. Dodie is partnered with PNW Cattle Dog Rescue, Must Luv Boxers Rescue, and PNW Saint Bernard Rescue.