Owners and Trainers

After working professionally as a pet sitter, horse trainer, and dog walker for years, Zoe went on to continue her dog training education with Columbia Dog Training School. As a trainer's assistant she helped work with many dogs of all different shapes and sizes in a board and train program. Zoe began Rascal Training in 2019, since then Rascal has helped over 60 dogs in the in-home board and train program. In addition to Rascal Training, Zoe is a co-owner of Mother Pupper, a unique daycare service where the dogs' mental health always comes first. Learn more about the daycare here.


Zoe is consistently continuing her education via seminars, shadowing other trainers, and extensive research on how the canine mind works. Lately she has become a Professional Member of the International Association for Canine Professionals. She is currently working towards a certification in Canine Nutrition to expand her knowledge of holistic health.

Kyran is the live-in assistant trainer and co-owner, when he is not helping care for the board and train pups he is doing many DIY projects around the house. Kyran may work behind the scenes, but his work is invaluable to us here at Rascal Training.


Assistant Trainer - Walks & Admin

Life-long friend and dog natural, Emily found the perfect spot at Rascal as on of our Assistant Trainers. Emily runs our walk program and handles all things admin. 


Emily has worked at dog boarding and doggy daycare facilities for over three years, as well as a dog walker for Columbia Dog Training. Emily was born and raised and has lived all over Portland. She has a BS from PSU and hopes to continue her education to get a degree in sustainability. She has her own pup, a Chihuahua/Schipperke named Grandpa who loves to go on hikes and camp in the woods. In addition to working at Rascal, she is the manager of Mother Pupper. 

Emily is also available for overnight house sitting jobs, please reach out for rates and availability!

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Assistant Trainer - Pack Hike Extraordinaire 

Aradia handles all things pack hike related, does a few walk and trains, and assists with all of our board and train dogs. In addition to working with us at Rascal, she is a dog handler at Mother Pupper. Aradia has studied Animal Sciences and Psychology at Washington State University, and is finishing her BS in Psychology at Portland State University. She was born and raised in the PNW and has loved dogs all her life. Since adopting Denver, an American Pit Bull Terrier mix, she’s become devoted to understanding canine behavior and developed a special interest in training. Aradia also loves to work with socializing puppies and exposing dogs to new and positive experiences. She loves to try dog sports like barnhunt and dock diving with Denver, and loves to help owners enhance their dogs’ lives.