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About Our Instructors
Our training classes are small, usually three to five dogs per class, so you and your pet get the benefit of personal attention.

Our classes are taught by independent instructors who are not employees of Healthy Pets Northwest, but who have strong experience and professional credentials related to the classes they teach.

We sincerely hope you enjoy our instructors and that the educational experience is both positive and rewarding for you and your pet.
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Think of Us as a Montessori School for Your Dog!

Guardianship 101

Sundays
Sept. 14 to Oct. 19, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Cost: FREE for six-week class.

Important Information:
This class is for people only. Students may bring laptop computers for taking notes and viewing videos.

Instructor: Lori Stephens, pNLP, CCP, ABDT
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The Dog Owner Guardianship School (DOGS) is the first program focused specifically on training humans who own dogs. It provides a complete overview of the leadership and communication skills that owners need to learn, preferably before adopting a dog. The Program helps dog owners understand the larger picture of canine ownership, everything from the evolution of the species to the drives of specific breeds, dog park etiquette, and interpersonal communication skills.

With this training, dog owners:

  • Are better matched with the dog they select
  • Understand their dog’s specific drives and needs
  • More accurately read and respond to their dog’s signals
  • Commit to continual education and enhancing the relationship with their dog for life

To register: Contact Lori directly by email at dogowneredu[at]aol.com or call 503-862-7033.

Life Skills for Dogs

Saturdays
Oct. 11 – Nov. 22, 11:15am – 12:15pm
(No class on Nov. 8)
Dec. 6 – Jan. 17 - 11:15am – 12:15pm
(No class on Dec. 27.)

Sundays
Nov. 16th – Dec. 21, 1:45pm – 2:45pm

Cost: $165.00 for six-week class.

Instructor: Gretchen Icenogle
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Dogs, like people, are lifelong learners, and they can benefit from training at any age.  Have you just adopted an adult dog? Do you want to make a change for the better with a dog who's been with you for years? Would you like to build on the training you began when your dog was a pup? In this class, we'll work as needed on many traditional behaviors (including sit, down, stay, come, leave it, and loose-leash walking); we'll also do some pragmatic problem-solving around inconvenient habits that your dog might have picked up earlier in life. Beyond these specific challenges, our primary aim will be to create more joy and less stress at both ends of the leash, by strengthening your powers of communication and your dog's powers of self-control.

Equipment Needed: Flat buckle collar and a leash no longer than 6 feet. Small, soft, smelly treats and some means of keeping them easily accessible (treat bag or zip lock in an open pocket). Please no prong, chain, or slip collars.

Important Information: The first class is for people only. This class is not appropriate for aggressive or reactive dogs. Enrollment is limited to four dogs.

Register online at: www.bridgetowndogtraining.com.

For more information, email Gretchen[at]bridgetowndogtraining.com or call 503-679-3679.

Life Skills for Puppies

Saturdays
Oct. 11 – Nov. 22, 10:00am – 11:00am
(No class on Nov. 8)
Dec. 6 – Jan. 17, 10:00am – 11:00am
(No class on Dec. 27)

Sundays
Nov. 16 – Dec. 21, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Cost: $165.00 for six-week class.

Instructor: Gretchen Icenogle
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If you have a new puppy, you’re at a great training advantage: Puppies are sponges for learning, and the good habits you instill now can last a lifetime. This class not only offers a place to practice the positive socialization that will help your pup become a friendly and resilient adult, it also covers common puppy challenges (e.g., housetraining and play biting) and gives you and your pup a running start on training core behaviors and skills including sit, down, come, and loose-leash walking. A strong focus on positive reinforcement will help you build confidence and mutual trust as you train.

Equipment Needed: Flat buckle collar and a leash no longer than 6 feet. Small, soft, smelly treats and some means of keeping them easily accessible (treat bag or zip lock in an open pocket). Please no prong, chain, or slip collars.

Important Information: The first class is for people only. This class is not appropriate for aggressive or reactive dogs. Enrollment is limited to four dogs.

Register online at: www.bridgetowndogtraining.com.

For more information, email Gretchen[at]bridgetowndogtraining.com or call 503-679-3679.

Class Location
All of our training classes and seminars are taught at our Multnomah Village Store, 7642 SW Capitol Highway, unless otherwise noted. Parking for classes is available in the lot just west of the Multnomah Village Community Center.
 
Instructor List

Gretchen Icenogle

Rosemarie Stein

Lori Stephens


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