Plucky Puppy provides positive, humane, and effective dog training, behavior modification, and socialization to Portland puppies and dogs. We offer a variety of training services to suit your schedule and budget, including individual training and behavior consulting, group classes, day training, and boarding & training in Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. 


To strengthen the relationship between dogs and humans by providing family-friendly, science-based education, training, and behavior services that value and respect the needs of both dogs and humans.


We are a small, Portland-based, owner-operated business. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and we come highly recommended. Furthermore...

  • We are committed to using only humane, science-based, dog- and people-friendly training methods.
  • Our dog trainers are certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, or in the process of acquiring this certification (CPDT).
  • Our qualified dog trainers have a solid foundational education and certification through internationally renowned dog training schools such as the Academy for Dog Trainers, the Dog Training Internship Academy and Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior.
  • Katrin has taught future dog trainers at the Whole Dog Academy and is an AKC certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
  • We pursue continuing education through attending events such as the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) annual conference and Karen Pryor's ClickerExpo.
  • Portland clients have voted Katrin among the top dog trainers in Spot Magazine's Top Dog Contest. Our puppy socials have also won.