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.
To contact Kerry directly or for general inquiries about Dog Adventures Northwest, email Kerry any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. To get your dog's adventure underway, just fill out our inquiry form and we will be in touch within 24-hours!
My 8-month-old dog has been going on weekly adventures for the past month and LOVES them! She squirms with delight when Clara comes to pick her up, and her recall is getting better each week. She comes home a very tired and happy pup!
Communication with Clara, the trainer, and Kerry, the owner, is very easy and responsive. They both have been wonderful to work with. Scheduling is also very easy either via text/email or the app. Clara sends an update and great photos after each outing. I will definitely use their boarding/sitting services when I need to travel. They are a very trustworthy and caring company. I highly recommend DANW.