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Creating Calm and confident dogs with real world training

There are so many reasons to take the time and make the commitment to training your dog but above all else it allows your dog a freedom and enjoyment an untrained dog simply does not have access to. Through a solid relationship and communication system, we are able to create a foundation of obedience to help our dogs thrive in a variety of environments. We focus our programs on shaping a more manageable, adaptable, and happy companion, at home, the food carts, or on a hike!

Each of our programs are tailored to fit each individual dog's and owner's needs using fun, functional, effective, and efficient training. Our programs focus on building a healthy human-to-pet-relationship by teaching both parties a clear communication for long-term results. Having all our dogs first go through our board and train program  prior to participating in walks, hikes, or day rate boarding, allows us to have a deeper understanding of each individual dog in our care and gives us the ability to seamlessly carry on with their training. 

Meet the Trainer, Zoë!

Board and Trains

During our Board & Train program, your dog will stay with us in our home for a complete training immersion. This allows us to work intimately with your dog, teaching them structure, boundaries, and developing a solid communication system. 


Exclusive to Board and Train grads.

45 minutes walks with a trainer to work on impulse control, loose leash manners, and get a little extra exercise in.


Pack Hike

Exclusive to Board and Train grads.

A 2-3 hour on and off leash adventure with up to three dogs. Includes drop off and pick up service. 

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Exclusive to Board and Train grads. 

Boarding with Zoe including refresher training sessions daily.

What Clients Say

My husband and I took our terrier mix to Rascal Training’s board and train program in the hopes of helping our anxious and reactive dog. We were definitely a little nervous about leaving our buddy for so many days but what we got out of the program was so much more than we could have hoped for.

Throughout the process Zoe was so attentive, gentle, thorough, and patient. The team was so good at giving updates and were always available to us if we had any questions.

When it came time to pick our buddy up we were amazed at all the progress he had made. Our dog is an anxious dog and we could see the improvement in his confidence and we couldn’t be happier. Zoe went well over the allotted time scheduled to make sure that we had a clear understanding of everything our pup had learned and that we felt comfortable with all the new tools we had just learned also.

All in all I would definitely recommend this program to anyone that might be thinking about it. We personally walked away with a better bond with our dog, a better understanding of him, and I’d say more importantly a clearer grasp on how we can be better for him. Zoe and her team are patient, kind, humorous, and attentive and gentle. This definitely exceeded our expectations.


Portland Metro Area