How We Work
The best way to develop a positive training relationship is through observation, clear communication, trust, kindness and understanding of both human and dog behavior.
Reward based training is science based. It is a dialogue that strengthens the bond between human and dog.
Dogs are individuals with unique personalities and senses of humor. Training should be fun for both you and your dog.
We are happy to announce that we now serve the Bend area.
Nose Work Training
Private Behavioral Consultations
Private Training Sessions
Meet Trainer Camilla Welhaven
She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) (2001), a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) ( 2013) and a member of the Association For Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She has volunteered with Multnomah County Animal Services in their Foster Program as well as developing a Canine Scent Enrichment program for the shelter dogs.
Camilla is currently working with a mentor and training her three dogs to learn gluten/allergy detection for future services. She and her three dogs participate in nose work competitions and truffle hunting.
Camilla attends workshops and conferences to stay inspired and up-to-date on training techniques and animal behavior.
Posey Alice – A calm, beautiful Collie who “starred” in a January 2013 Portlandia episode sporting stylish red glasses.
Leo – A “Terrahuahua” (Border Terrier/Chihuahua mix), he makes up for being a third of the size with his BIG personality!
Astrid – A sweet, funny, attentive Collie who is a magnificent running partner.
My beloved and wise girl, always by my side, who started me on this journey and career.