pdxdogtrainer Photos & Videos

15 hours ago

Patience and Persistence . . I took this photo this morning because 6 months ago I couldn’t do this. It took patience and persistence to get here. I also didn’t practice this everyday. This particular pose shows up once a week in the yoga videos I use. . . I bring this up because one thing we see often is people trying to go too fast with their dogs and also not being very consistent in their practice. We can’t expect our dogs to do what we want them to do if we only put in effort sometimes. Or they focus so hard on the one thing that they struggle with while missing all the other areas that can help with the very area you are struggling with. . . I don’t just do yoga. I also do strength training, Jiu Jitsu, bike riding, and kickboxing. All these other activities contributed in some way to me being able to do this. They probably helped in a way that could do this pose in 6 months. Even if I didn’t do these things I am sure I could this eventually, it may just have taken more time. . . There is a saying in Jiu Jitsu. “If you want to get better at Jiu Jitsu, do more Jiu Jitsu.” This applies to everything in life. You want to have a better dog, do more with more with your dog. And also recognize that things won’t come quickly. Have patience, be persistent and you’ll see results. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs #jiujitsu #discipline #lifestyle #yoga

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23 hours ago

About the trainer: my name is Brie Blakeman, CPDT-KA, I am a certified professional dog trainer and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. I apparently have no problem mixing plaid with subtle tie dye and I grew up with an affinity for animals. As a child, I trained my family’s standard poodles, rats and parrots, also spending some years training Western trail horses to perform Dressage/hunter jumper. After graduating from my Bachelor’s in Arts, and before becoming a certified trainer, I thrived in a successful career as both a painter (art here: @lunabrie ) and a performing artist. For over a decade I performed as a circus acrobat and hula hoop artist ( @lunahoops ) captivating audiences as near as Portland, OR and as far as New Delhi, India. During my tours I educated diverse crowds of up to 500 people on the art of dance, hula hooping, and occasionally aerial arts. It was during this time that I honed my skill to break down complex techniques into easily accessible skills for people of all ages and backgrounds. After adopting Yuka, my Siberian Husky with some challenging behavior, my passion and focus took a new turn and I decided to focus on dog training. I immersed myself in the study of animal behavior sciences, and pursued my professional dog training certificate acquiring over 300 hours of hands on experience in under one year. I believe my background as a public speaker, artist, and educator has given me a unique ability to recognize subtle shifts that need to be made in a dog-human relationship, equated with the communication skills needed to break down otherwise abstruse concepts and methodologies, into practical everyday use. Alongside running my own business, I teach a variety of group classes at The Oregon Humane Society, helping clients understand and address behaviors like hyperactivity and reactivity. When I am not teaching, Yuka and I enjoy the sport of Mushing, Rally Obedience, and trick training. Yuka has been the best teacher I could’ve ever asked for.

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1 day ago

We had a great go home session with Mila and her owners. . . This was a fantastic session and Mila really showed them all she has learned. This first session is all about the inside work and how to move the dog around. Number two will cover the walk. . . Everyone did awesome tonight! . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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1 day ago

We are moving right along with Clifford the puppy and his owners. . . We were covering leash pressure “sits” today. We make sure to go over all the basics because the more exposure Clifford has to leash pressure, the better. There are some nuances involved with each exercise so the more we can cover the better the owners will be in handling more situations. . . Today was a great lesson and Clifford has been a star pupil. Of course the real credit goes to his owners because they have really been putting in the work! . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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1 day ago

Puppies are jumping beans and so is @leggo_my_echo7. Why do dogs jump? Lots of reasons are possible. Sometimes they jump due to anxiety, frustration, to display appeasement behaviors or because they want attention. Teaching them a behavior that is incompatible with jumping is a great way to meet the needs of the dog while satisfying your human needs as well. Jumping is an invasion of space to us humans and can be unpleasant and at times unsafe. One of the most common ways to train a pup not to jump is to reinforce sitting for pets, and then remove the reward of your attention if the dog jumps. While this can work for some dogs, for many, the act of sitting causes so much pent up frustration that they are MORE inclined to spring load towards your face immediately after sitting. I find that for many bouncy and enthusiastic greeters, reinforcing a hip target for a greeting can be much more achievable and sustainable. Here I am teaching Echo that my reaching over him to pet him is a cue for him to target his hip into me. This took 4 minutes. 😃 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 #dogtraining #dogtrainingtips #dogtrainingisfun #dogtrainers #clickertraining #markertraining #puppytraining #impulsecontrol #smartpuppy #pdxdogtraining #pdxdogtrainer #pdxdogtraining #pdxdogsofinstagram #portlanddogtrainer #dogwhisperer #noblewoof #rewardbasedtraining #behaviorsciences #animalbehavior #gooddog #walkandtrain #basicmanners #petsbehavingwell #snackleadernotpackleader #youdonthaveto

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1 day ago

Working with Leslie and Mako. . . Not only are we working on the fundamentals but we are also upping the challenge by having them work around each other. . . Mako struggles around dogs by getting overly fixated which leads to whining. Leslie also gets distracted easily. . . Both dogs are doing great with picking up on the foundations. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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2 days ago

At the core of all learning and growth is the simple concept that the way we process information can really influence outcome. Nobody would ever make it to the olympics if their first and primary thought stream was “I will never be good at this.” Women wouldn’t be able to vote if everyone collectively took to heart that “women shouldn’t vote”. We have to set goals, believe that those goals are achievable, and then take measurable, calculated action to bring those goals into light. This also typically requires that we challenge the status-co or whatever is believed to be the “norm”. If we continue to fall victim to constructs like “animals are lesser”, “my dog is dominant” or even, “treats don’t work,” then you are falling victim to the very constructs that are dead ends to growth or change not only for you, but for the animals you train. The clients of mine who see the most success are the ones who hire me already believing that their dog can change. When that belief is at the core of the training, there isn’t anything keeping them from practicing. There isn’t any mythology clouding their vision keeping them from being able to recognize subtle change and growth. This allows for training adjustments to be easily made, and for the learning experience to be pleasant and fruitful for both canine and human. 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 #dogtraining #dogtrainingtips #dogtrainingisfun #dogtrainers #clickertraining #markertraining #puppytraining #impulsecontrol #smartpuppy #pdxdogtraining #pdxdogtrainer #pdxdogtraining #pdxdogsofinstagram #portlanddogtrainer #dogwhisperer #noblewoof #rewardbasedtraining #behaviorsciences #animalbehavior #gooddog #walkandtrain #basicmanners #petsbehavingwell #snackleadernotpackleader #youdonthaveto

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2 days ago

Shane working with Mako on his place command. . . This is one of our foundational exercises that everything else builds off of. . . His owners want him to be able to hold a spot for a period of time. That’s one thing he lacks right now. . . We will working towards having him hold a position. Doing this will help him learn better impulse control. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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2 days ago

Jellyfish (also known around here as Little Fish and Jellyman 😂) had a sleepover with me and the girls last night, and it has been a match made in Stormy heaven with these two! 😍🥰 I’m pretty certain there have been a couple of naps, and definitely food breaks, but other than that, every time I turn the corner they’re playing bitey face and chase me around the room NONSTOP. 😂😂😂 It’s been soooo sweet and fun and happy to watch. 🥰 Meanwhile Danibrown has inserted herself a couple times, but mostly likes to watch the youngsters goof around as she sits in her old lady chair and occasionally rolls her eyes. 👵🏼🙄😉 We just got back from a super rainy Fall walk, and we hope you’re all enjoying being cozy or adventurous today!! ☕️🌨🍂 Happy Sunday, everyone. 🤗🐶🌿😘 #instantlove #bestfriendgoals #sundayfunday www.furryforestfriends.com 🌲🐾 Exercise. Leadership. Socialization. FUN! #furryforestfriends . . . . . #pdxdogs #pdxpuppies #pdxdogtrainer #pdx #packwalk #portland #packleader #pdxpuppies #petservices #pdxdogtrainer #hike #hiking #dogs #dogsofig #dogwalker #dogtrainer #oregon #dogbehavior #hikingwithdogs #packlife

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3 days ago

What does freedom mean? . . I was thinking about this the other day. What does it mean to you? . . Does freedom only mean mobility? The freedom to move freely. . . As I think about freedom and how it relates to our dogs, I think about the freedom from stress, not just for them but for us. Everyday I see stressed out owners hoping for the best when out with their dogs. I see people jerking their dogs around because they pull on the leash, bark at other dogs or people, can’t be still, or they are constantly getting after them in the house. . . I was thinking about this because of a podcast I listen too. The Jocko podcast (I highly recommend this too. Being better with your with dog doesn’t just come from dog training content) anyway he is always talking about this idea of discipline equals freedom. Discipline does not equal hitting or abuse. . . Discipline has somehow become a dirty word. I think people often mis-interpret what it means to “train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual way.” . . Self discipline is a good thing. It’s what gives us a purpose. Implementing structure with our dogs is a form of teaching them self discipline. Over time that self discipline morphs into having a dog that can be trusted. Morphs into a dog that can go places and you don’t have be hoping things go well. That hope is what is stressful because it could just as well turn out another way. A way that you don’t like. Then what does that mean for your dog? A life of seclusion because they can’t be trusted. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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3 days ago

Working with Mila on calling her off of higher distractions. . . I have pieces of treats in my hand and Shane is calling her off of them. This is one of our favorite ways to proof a recall. . . She is actively engaged in what I have. This mimics the real world because that what happens when our dogs get distracted by something. In that moment the distraction is more motivating than us. The pay off from the distraction is more rewarding. . . Here we can use training opportunities to have her prioritize us first. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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3 days ago

We had a great class today. . These classes are a good mix of getting some extra help and also just hanging out. . . When you train with us you become part of the Kindred Dog family. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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3 days ago

Starting Leslie on the place command. . . This is the first step in teaching her how to relax. She is in a constant state of arousal. We need to teach her how to relax her mind. . . Right now, all I am asking her for is to get on the cot and come off. Eventually as she gets better we will start asking for more duration and introduce distractions to help her get really good at ignoring the noise in her head. . . Also, with this exercise we are continuing to add value to the “yes” marker. She is learning how to get the reward which requires her to use her brain on how to problem solve. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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4 days ago

Arousal is not happiness . . One thing we see often when dogs come in is overly aroused dogs. We also see it on a daily basis even when outside and observing dogs. . . People have this notion that a dog at the end of their leash, mouth open, pacing back and forth, is a happy dog. On the contrary we see a stressed out dog. When dogs come in to our program their eyes say it all. They are bulging out of their heads. They are in constant state of high alert. This state of mind they live in is very stressful. It’s also probably very stressful for their owners. Sure the dog is can be calm sometimes but what are they like most of the day. . . I think there is a skewed view of dogs. On one hand we want a clam dog but then we hear “Oh they look sad” because they are relaxed and then we hear “geez, this dog is a maniac, he never settles unless we tire the hell out of him”. That seems like a conflicting place for a dog to be in. . . Our job as a trainer is teaching dogs how to be relaxed. We want them to be able to turn off when we need them and turn on when we need them. The great thing about dogs is that they are always ready to go, we don’t have to teach them that. Teaching them to relax is where the real skill is. Once we do this, the dog can live stress free. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs #blueheeler #shepardmix #shepard

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4 days ago

Just a few rockstar puppies and their amazing owners, practicing "leave it", with food transitioning to the floor. Always proud of our Kinderpuppy students and their dedication in helping their pups grow into fantastic dogs! #trainingpuppiestobegreatdogs . . . #positivereinforcement #leaveit #pdxdogtrainer #pdx #portlanddogs #portlandpuppytrainer #portlanddogtraining #petsbehavingwellvideo #petsbehavingwell #trainingshouldbefun #trainyourdog #trainmydog #PluckyPuppy #puppytraining #puppyclass

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4 days ago

Getting Leslie used to following the direction of the leash. . . She came in pulling pretty hard so it’s important we teach her how to respond to the leash so she doesn’t choke herself which could damage her throat. . . As always we are working on the “yes” marker to let her know she is on the right track. We just have her a slip lead here but we will switch her to the prong collar soon. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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4 days ago

Not sure what it is about a full moon, but Mr. C turns himself into a werewolf every. single. time. 😂😂🐺🌕🐶 I was thinking today about how much these dogs have helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life, and how grateful I am for always having them to make me laugh and surround me with so much silly doggo love. 😌🐶 I know you think that I help them, and that’s true, but they also help me too. 🙏🏼🥰 Grateful ALWAYS for a life filled with dogs. 🐶🌿🤗 Happy Full Moon Furry Forest Friday the 13th! 😂🌕 #fullmoonfridaythe13th #furryforestfriday #ilovedogs www.furryforestfriends.com 🌲🐾 Exercise. Leadership. Socialization. FUN! #furryforestfriends . . . . . #pdxdogs #pdxpuppies #pdxdogtrainer #pdx #packwalk #portland #packleader #pdxpuppies #petservices #pdxdogtrainer #hike #hiking #dogs #dogsofig #dogwalker #dogtrainer #oregon #dogbehavior #hikingwithdogs #packlife

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5 days ago

Here’s a clip from one of our first sessions with Mako. . . As always we are starting to introduce him to the concept of following the leash. The basic principle of this is to teach him how to respond to leash pressure. The leash pressure is what will give him direction. . . When he is in front of me and distracted I apply light steady leash pressure. I also love my body to help him turn his head, if I don’t do that he could resist because of the opposition reflex. . . I position my body to the side of him slightly, apply leash pressure, and when he turns in, I release the leash pressure, and tell him “yes”. Another part of this exercise is also teaching him the “yes” marker. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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5 days ago

Mr. Griz joined the Thursday hike today!!! Being close to a pack of dogs like this is a SUPER high level challenge for him, and he stayed there in that little pupper spot trusting me and the pack to keep him safe. 😭 I’m SO proud of him, and of this entire pack for being so trustworthy and helpful anytime a new pup comes on board. 🙏🏼💚💚💚💚 We got nice and forest floor dirty, with plenty of sunshine and air sniffs to go around. 😍🌲🌿 Have an awesome day, pack family!! XOXO #overcomingfears #dogpsychology #dogshelpingdogs www.furryforestfriends.com 🌲🐾 Exercise. Leadership. Socialization. FUN! #furryforestfriends . . . . . #pdxdogs #pdxpuppies #pdxdogtrainer #pdx #packwalk #portland #packleader #pdxpuppies #petservices #pdxdogtrainer #hike #hiking #dogs #dogsofig #dogwalker #dogtrainer #oregon #dogbehavior #hikingwithdogs #packlife

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5 days ago

Working with Mila on some higher distraction recall practice around helper dog Lucy. . . I want her to be able to prioritize us over the other dog. This way we can call her away from a distraction. . . This exercise is also teaching her how to respect space. A mentor of mine @dreamcometruek9 talks about space = respect. I want dogs to first coexist and respect each other and then if play comes out the dogs are in a better space mentally to have that be a positive experience. . . All to often, play comes first and it’s at those moments when things can go south. When that happens a myriad of issues can rise. By advocating and teaching them give space we can actually shift how they feel about each other in a more positive way. . . Play doesn’t always equal friendship. We hear of all the bad stuff that happens when play comes first. . . It’s always a good idea to go for coexistence first. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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6 days ago

Luna demonstrates her rockstar status once again! Luna is sometimes worried around small children, which is a common struggle. Children can be scary to dogs, due to their erratic movements, strange sounds and smells, and often unpredictable and novel behavior. In this video, Luna is playing a game where she is reinforced rapidly and frequently for disengaging from the small child. Her and her human will play this for short periods of time, with Luna on leash, at a distance. Do you see the moment where Luna gets overexcited? That tells us we are too close! So Luna and her human take a few steps away and resume the game In the second part of the video, Luna is playing a shaping game with a cone, in preparation for the muzzle conditioning she will begin soon! 🌟🐾🌟 . . . #positivereinforcement #rewardbaseddogtraining #dogtraining #dogtrainingvideos #petsbehavingwellvideo #petsbehavingwell #rescuedog #kidsandogs #dogsandkids #safedogs #trainingpuppiestobegreatdogs #trainmydog #portlanddogs #portlanddogtraining #pdxdog #pdxdogtrainer #portland #forcefree #fearfree #muzzletraining #positivemuzzletraining #muzzleupproject

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6 days ago

Mila and I just hanging outside Shane’s new apartment while he takes care of some business. . . We even saw a dog go by and she did great holding her down. She has in the past reacted excitedly towards dogs when on the leash. . . We are making good progress towards her learning how to ignore the world and lean on our direction. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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6 days ago

Getting Mako used to responding to the leash. . . I am taking a few minutes walking him inside before heading out for his afternoon potty walk. . . It’s important to set the tone prior to heading out otherwise his behavior will only be exacerbated. We will be getting him on the prong soon but for now he’s just on slip lead. . . We have a video on our YouTube explaining leash pressure which is a big part of the foundational training before tackling big ticket items. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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6 days ago

Exquisitely beautiful day hiking the Portland grasslands with my black, white, and tan crew. (Just look at that sky!!) Happy Friendsday! 😍🌾🐶🤗 #littlebbs #portlandgrasslands #natureisababe www.furryforestfriends.com 🌲🐾 Exercise. Leadership. Socialization. FUN! #furryforestfriends . . . . . #pdxdogs #pdxpuppies #pdxdogtrainer #pdx #packwalk #portland #packleader #pdxpuppies #petservices #pdxdogtrainer #hike #hiking #dogs #dogsofig #dogwalker #dogtrainer #oregon #dogbehavior #hikingwithdogs #packlife

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1 week ago

We had a great lesson with Summer and her owners yesterday. . . This was our second session and we were covering place. Prior to this, her owner explained to me how Summer wouldn’t go onto their cot at home. . . During this lesson we were able to accomplish that and then some. I’d say it was a good session. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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1 week ago

Let’s give a warm welcome to Mako. . . You saw a little bit from his drop off this morning on our stories. He is with us to work on his excessive whining, being able to hold a place, jumping up on people and listen better under distractions. . . He’s a sweet dog who needs some more guidance. Stay tuned for his progress. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs #vislasofinstagram

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1 week ago

No growth in the comfort zone. . . I heard this on a recent podcast and I instantly saw how this relates to dog training. . . It’s easy for us to stay in the comfort zone. It’s convenient. We don’t really have to think about it. When it comes to our dogs, the comfort zone can be detrimental but we would only see it when were are trying to do something new with our dogs. Your dog probably does well around the house and known neighborhood but then buckles when in a new area. Or they hear new sounds. . . It’s important not just for us but for our dogs to get out of the comfort zone and venture into the unknown. The unknown is what is going to bro recognize your weak spots. When you can recognize your weak spots you can take action to work towards fixing it. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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1 week ago

Retrieving practice with Duke and Chief!

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1 week ago

Just finished up with another great lesson with Private lesson client Clifford and his owners. . . We were covering leash pressure down down. Clifford’s owners have been doing a great job putting the work in and it shows. We get a ton of great focus from Clifford and the down went super smooth! . . They are all progressing nicely! . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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1 week ago

A few weeks of #positivereinforcement and patience truly pays off! Simon's human has done an amazing job with his new #rescuedog , teaching Simon that the world doesn't have to be a scary place. Simon's relaxed body language, casual interest in his surroundings, and excitement for his walk, was a far cry from our first session, where he struggled to walk more than 20 feet or so from his apartment door. Now Simon is working on Leave It, mat training, and being comfortable and calm when his human leaves for a while. . . . #rewardbasedtraining #forcefree #petsbehavingwellvideo #huskymix #adoptyourbestfriend #portlanddogs #portlanddogtraining #trainmydog #huskyrescue #pdxdogtrainer #pdxdog #trainingshouldbefun #straydog

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1 week ago

Have you ever thought about starting a dog training business? or maybe you are just interested in getting more information about dogs and starting a business. . . Well, we are now starting to offer a one week shadow program. In this program we will go over everything that entails running a dog training business. . . Head on over to our website for more details. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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Oh my gosh. Just look at this sweet adorable little friend I got to meet and work with today!!!! 😍 This is Jellyfish (the cutest name... ever?) and he is such a smart and tender little soul who I had a blast helping support through some anxious tendencies. He is genuinely so sweet and kind and open hearted, and basically just needs to be reminded that he can slow down and be ok without constant mental fixation on toys, licking, jumping, etc. He melted right into a relaxed space after we took time to help guide him there, and once he surrendered, it was an incredible shift of calm secure energy that he was totally looking for. 😌🙏🏼 What a great way to spend my day: helping humans and pups find comfort in the moment, and fully trusting that they are safe and ok right where they are. ✨ Yay Jellyfish!! 👏🏼 I’m so grateful the universe brought us together, and I can’t wait to be in your sweet little presence again soon. 🥰 XOXO #newfriend #tenderoni #ilovejellyfish www.furryforestfriends.com 🌲🐾 Exercise. Leadership. Socialization. FUN! #furryforestfriends . . . . . #pdxdogs #pdxpuppies #pdxdogtrainer #pdx #packwalk #portland #packleader #pdxpuppies #petservices #pdxdogtrainer #hike #hiking #dogs #dogsofig #dogwalker #dogtrainer #oregon #dogbehavior #hikingwithdogs #packlife

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Mila working on her recall command. . . We are using low level ecollar pressure along with the leash to show Mila what we are asking. . . By using the place boards we can create a target for her. Our bodies are the magnets and gives her direction on where to go. . . We start out applying the ecollar, saying “here” and releasing the ecollar as soon as she has committed to coming off the board. At that moment we tell her “good” (that’s her verbal marker to tell to keep going). We then apply the ecollar again when we say “place” and turn if off as soon as she is on the board. She gets another “good” marker to tell her that’s exactly what we want then she gets some food. . . Again, this is how we use the ecollar to give the dog direction on what to do. . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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Shoutout to Thimphu for having my back (like us girls do) and looking at the camera while all the boys were being boys in this photo 😂😘. I hope you all enjoy the weekend as much as we enjoyed this hike!! 😍🍂🌲💚 XOXO #furryforestfriday #doglove #forestlove #lifelove www.furryforestfriends.com 🌲🐾 Exercise. Leadership. Socialization. FUN! #furryforestfriends . . . . . #pdxdogs #pdxpuppies #pdxdogtrainer #pdx #packwalk #portland #packleader #pdxpuppies #petservices #pdxdogtrainer #hike #hiking #dogs #dogsofig #dogwalker #dogtrainer #oregon #dogbehavior #hikingwithdogs #packlife

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Shane working with Mila on her ecollar to place. . . In this clip Shane is layering the ecollar over the verbal cue for place. She was taught this on leash first. . . For this exercise, the ecollar is getting turned on before Shane says “place”. As she moves onto the board the button is released and she gets a “yes” to let her know she did the right thing. . . This is how we are going to use the remote as direction and communication. Often times folks associate ecollar with “shock” collars and think they are only used to punish. . . That is not the case. Ecollars need to be conditioned so the dog understands what it means. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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1 week ago

Leeeeeaves!!! 😍🍂🥰 Welcome to my Instagram feed where I’ll be carefully placing dogs in tender fallen leaf clusters in order to make my account look like a magical Autumn moment until further notice. 😆 YAYYYYYYY from the rooftops for this gorgeous and colorful season that is upon us!!!! 💃🏼🐶🍂🥾🌲💚 #iamexcited #fallfanatic #tenderheartsclub www.furryforestfriends.com 🌲🐾 Exercise. Leadership. Socialization. FUN! #furryforestfriends . . . . . #pdxdogs #pdxpuppies #pdxdogtrainer #pdx #packwalk #portland #packleader #pdxpuppies #petservices #pdxdogtrainer #hike #hiking #dogs #dogsofig #dogwalker #dogtrainer #oregon #dogbehavior #hikingwithdogs #packlife

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Shane working with Mila on her down command. . . She came in knowing some basics but we revisited them using leash pressure. We use the leash pressure because it puts us in a better position for when we introduce the ecollar. . . The leash gives them guidance when the ecollar is on because they know how to follow the leash. . . We could run into her getting confused if she only knew this with a lure because the ecollar is a new sensation and she may be too focused on the sensation to the command. . . This way, when we use the ecollar, we can give guidance that shows her what to do when she feels the stim. We follow that up with a food reward to let her know that she did it. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon

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This little fluff ball is Kipper. He has a hard time with anxiety and barks a lot at anything he deems suspicious, which is most things! Kipper is an older guy who has a collapsing trachea and he can’t wear any kind of collar that would put pressure on his neck, which poses an extra training challenge! Luckily he is super treat motivated and his owners are very committed to him. They’ve already done a lot of foundation work with him and just need help with technique, timing and all those other little training details that can make the difference between success and stagnation. I’m looking forward to seeing his progress! . . . . . #dog #pdx #portland #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #dogsofinstagram #pnwdogs #daytraining #reactivity #leashmanners #dogsofportland #portlanddogs #pomeranian #pomeranianmix #seniordog #collapsingtrachea

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Koa is getting ready home in a few days. . . Here I am putting in some reps with him. We were working on his recall, place, markers, sit, down, holding a down, holding a place. . . We are always practicing because that’s how this stuff will be become muscle memory for him. . . It’s really no different than when we are starting something. Practice is required if we want to be proficient. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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Tucker has been doing amazing practicing his "place" today in Dog Day School! Place teaches your dog to go to a spot that is their own space and helps them learn how to calm down. It can also be used at the vets office to help them settle down on the scale. It can even help with dogs who like to run and greet visitors at the door, or who like to beg under the table! #hedogtraining #highexpectationsdogs #pdxdogtraining #pdxdogtrainer #camaswa #dogtraining

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Back to School photos with the most photogenic little students I ever did see! 😍📚 Ahhhh, what a GREAT feeling to have the trails all calming down and getting super mellow and relaxed. 😌 We enjoyed today so much, and everyone was on their best most chill behavior to kick off this gorgeous hiking week. 🥾🌲🐶 Happy Wednesday to you all!! 🙋🏼‍♀️🥰💚 #backtoschool #bestclassroom #teacherspets www.furryforestfriends.com 🌲🐾 Exercise. Leadership. Socialization. FUN! #furryforestfriends . . . . . #pdxdogs #pdxpuppies #pdxdogtrainer #pdx #packwalk #portland #packleader #pdxpuppies #petservices #pdxdogtrainer #hike #hiking #dogs #dogsofig #dogwalker #dogtrainer #oregon #dogbehavior #hikingwithdogs #packlife

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Duration work. . . As the dogs progress in training we start adding in more duration work. . . Duration is the key to having an off switch. We have to build it incrementally. . . Here Shane is doing some work on the computer while Mila holds a position and has his dog Pulga on place. While it may not look like much there is a lot going on here. . . She is not trying to play with the dog, she is learning how to coexist with another dog in the room. Shane is getting work down without having to constantly address the dog, and Mila is learning impulse control. . . We practice this daily and when she goes home this is going to be part of their lifestyle. Again, place is something for the dog to do when we aren’t doing anything. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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If you need a dog model.... I know a guy!

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Here’s a small clip from our place command video. . . We are Mila who is a green dog to this command. We talk about place a lot and all the benefits that come with it. . . Be sure to check it out on our YouTube channel page. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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Each new environment is going to elicit a novel response. . . Kekoa did end up eating last night working in the alley but this morning at the park he did not want to take food. . . That’s ok, it’s to be expected. We still had a good session at the park. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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2 weeks ago

Am I..... a bulldog person?

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Zelda got to come backpacking with my crew this weekend! The Oregon woods is my favorite place to spend my time and I love being able to share that with my dog friends.

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2 weeks ago

Working Koa outside for his breakfast. It’s been hit or miss with him outside. Sometimes he takes food and sometimes he doesn’t. . . We always shoot for food rewards but sometimes the dogs just are too distracted to take food. We can still train though. . . This is where pressure and release really come into play. In this clip we are using low leve ecollar stimulation to get him to call off what he’s focusing on. He’s working on a 5 out 100 here. . . The button is coming on when I say here and coming off when he turns into me. This is good to the dog because he removed the pressure. The removal of that pressure is good in his eyes. . . Of course our goal is to get him to eat outside because it will help make this crisper. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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2 weeks ago

@yuka_wolf_dreams , @lynxmusic music and I are loving up the early morning desert life here at @sagecanyonco ! Of course it is the hottest it’s been all season so we’re getting up realllly early to beat the heat. No roads to worry about so this woofy is running free and crushing it on her recall! Chasing lots of lizards and ground squirrels, living the good life. 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 🐾 #dogtraining #dogtrainingtips #dogtrainingisfun #dogtrainers #clickertraining #markertraining #puppytraining #impulsecontrol #smartpuppy #pdxdogtraining #pdxdogtrainer #pdxdogtraining #pdxdogsofinstagram #portlanddogtrainer #dogwhisperer #noblewoof #rewardbasedtraining #behaviorsciences #animalbehavior #gooddog #walkandtrain #basicmanners #petsbehavingwell #snackleadernotpackleader #youdonthaveto

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2 weeks ago

Working the training dogs around each other. . . Mila struggles with listening around distractions. This is how we start the process of creating more focus around distractions. . . Having Koa lay here is a big enough challenge for her first time. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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2 weeks ago

Working on our next how to video. . . This one is going to go over the beginning stages of place command. . . This is one of the first things we teach because it’s teaches impulse control and is a gateway to calmness. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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2 weeks ago

Mila learning all about place command. . . Place is such a game changer for so many families. Often times we hear of people’s dogs getting into all kinds of things. And because they are always getting into something, owners feel they are constantly getting after the dog. . . I don’t think we got dogs to yell at them all day. . . Place gives the dogs something to do when here is nothing to do. So instead of the dog finding something to do, which is usually something you don’t like, give them something constructive to do. You’ll see how much less you’re getting after the dog. Which means less stress for both you and your dog. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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2 weeks ago

It was a light turnout for today’s group class. . . It’s all good though because we were able to Kekoa out and have him learn how to hang out with a new dog and new person in the room. . . One thing to remember is that there is no such thing as bad progress. Even little bits in the right direction is beneficial for everyone. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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2 weeks ago

Just a glimpse into a great session with Shanna and Phoebe. Shanna has been working so hard with Phoebe and you can definitely tell! This team trains multiple times a week and really puts in the effort. I’m helping Shanna teach Phoebe to walk with a loose leash near multiple distractions. For a second session I couldn’t be more impressed! 🙏🏻🐕 #DogTraining #DogTrainer #PortlandDogTrainer #PDXDogTrainer

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2 weeks ago

Getting good focus from Kekoa while our working with him this morning. . . Consistency is key when working with our dogs. Just like anything in life, the more we practice the better we become. The same is for our dogs. We must be consistent in what we ask. This is how we will get to the desired behaviors we want. . . . . . #dog #doggy #pdx #portland #rosecity #portlanddogtrainer #pdxdogtrainer #dogtraining #pitbull #frenchbulldog #dogsofinstagram #dogs #dogs_of_instagram #portlandoregon #portlandia #pnw #pnwdogs #ilovemydog #frenchiesofinstagram #remotecollar #ecollar #portlandordogs #dogsofportland #dogsoforegon #oregondogs

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