Owners and Trainers
After working professionally as a pet sitter, horse trainer, and dog walker for years, Zoë 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. Rascal has helped over 80 dogs in the in-home board and train program, private sessions, and continued their training in the pack hike and walks programs. In addition to Rascal Training, Zoë is a co-owner of Mother Pupper Doggy Daycare, offering Puppy Socials and Enrichment Groups, where the dogs' mental health and fulfillment always comes first. Learn more about the daycare.
Zoë is consistently continuing her education via seminars, shadowing other trainers, and extensive research on how the canine mind works. She is a Professional Member of the International Association for Canine Professionals and is certified through the same association. 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 and at the daycare locations. Kyran may work behind the scenes, but his work is truly invaluable to us here at Rascal Training and at Mother Pupper.
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Assistant Trainer - Walks & Admin
Life-long friend and dog natural, Emily found the perfect spot at Rascal as one 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 four years. 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 - Alberta location.