Certifications: Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) for the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers; Certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM) through the L.E.G.S. Applied Ethology program, 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.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ HIGHLY RECOMMEND! I was introduced to the owner of Dog Adventures Northwest, Kerry Ryan, at a housewarming party this past Summer and finally had an opportunity to reach out and utilize her services. I am so glad I did!!! She was extremely professional on the phone, answered all of our questions and was able to get us on the schedule quickly for 24-hour care while we were away. She partnered us with Hannah who couldn't have taken better care of our pups. Hannah was super responsive, gave us daily updates and truly cared for our dogs while away. We will definitely be using them again!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Owner-founder, Kerry Ryan, couldn't have been more accommodating of our needs or easier to do business with. What’s more, I cannot overstate how delightful our trainer Clara was in working with our Cassie (she is Cassie’s new but adored auntie)! Cassie eagerly awaited her arrival on training days, and was always sorry to see Clara leave. Clara was reliable, punctual, and friendly yet professional in her communications with us, before and after every session. She is well qualified in gentle, upbeat, affirming, positive training techniques, and she clearly loves her work. We couldn't be happier with Clara, Kerry, and Dog Adventures Northwest. I recommend them enthusiastically!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dog Adventures Northwest is amazing and I highly recommend them! The owner, Kerry, is so kind, professional, and knowledgeable. She paired us with the perfect trainer for our new puppy, based on our needs and situation. Kate, our trainer, was incredible and our puppy loves her. He is always so excited to see her and sad to say goodbye. We have done a mix of basic training and socialization, including puppy Day Camp with Hannah (who is amazing as well). My pup learned a lot and had so much fun. The knowledge I have gained is valuable as I continue to reinforce my Bogey's behavior at home. I'm looking forward to future adventures with DANW!