Certifications: Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) for the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers; American Red Cross Animal First Aid/CPR; VCA Animal First Aid/CPR; Dove Lewis Pet First Aid/CPR; Bachelor of Arts from Brown University
Memberships: Association of Professional Dog Trainers; Pet Sitters International; Licensed, Bonded, and Insured through Dog Adventures Northwest
Kerry is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, an outdoor enthusiast, and the proud mama of an awesome dog named Obie. She is a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and was voted the "Best Individual Trainer of the Northwest" by Spot Magazine for several years in a row. Kerry received a Bachelor's Degree from Brown University, and regularly attends continuing education classes in the areas of dog behavior and learning.
Kerry believes that many canine behavioral problems could easily be alleviated through proper exercise. While many dog owners often meet their dog's basic needs for food, water, love, and boundaries, the average Portland pooch is under-exercised, getting only one or two short leashed walks per day. The truth of the matter is that most dogs need much more than this. Depending on the age, breed, and health of the dog, most dogs need at least one hour of off-leash exercise every single day! To this end, Kerry started Dog Adventures Northwest to make it easier for people to meet the needs of their four-legged family members. She love dogs, has a thorough understanding of canine behavior, and is an avid adventurer, so it was a natural undertaking. Since its inception in the Summer of 2011, there have been many miles of happy trails and even more happy tails.
Kerry uses she/her pronouns.
This is such an awesome company! My sister sent her dog to their Board and Train program, and he came back having learned a ton. I send my 8-month-old puppy to their weekly country adventures and cannot even begin to describe how much she loves it. Verena, the trainer she works with is so sweet and clearly treats her very well.
My puppy Zuzu loves the adventures so much that one day she thought she saw Verena's car and she lost her mind in excitement (and was very disappointed to find out that it wasn't Verena). Zuzu comes back clean, tired, happy, and her recall skills are always improved.
I can't say enough good things about this company - if you're considering using their services, don't hesitate! The owner, Kerry, is very responsive and kind. I don't think I can ever move, because I know I won't ever be able to find a place like this again.