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No one wants to live in frustration over their dog’s behavior.  Expert Canine guides dogs & their humans  on a simple path to help new puppies grow up stable and behaviorally challenged dogs learn alternatives, so you may discover peace of mind, relief, and the good dog you’d hoped for.


My Promise to You

I will never need or want to hurt or scare your dog in order to train your dog or to change negative associations to positive ones.

I will never use tools designed to poke, pinch, choke, shock, or otherwise hurt your beloved companion.

I will always endeavor to guide you in training and handling habits that result not only in better behavior, but in a stronger bond between you and your dog, benefiting both of you in all areas of your life together.


I am proud to be a positive reinforcement/anti-aversives professional, a feral, traumatized, anxious, & fearful dogs specialist, a Certified Canine Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP), and the only one in the Columbia Pacific region who holds these certifications, which are earned through rigorous education, hundreds of hours of teaching experience, and independent, thorough, and objective, carefully proctored testing via the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT).  More details on my qualifications can be found throughout this website.

Independent-board-accredited canine behavior consultant Rain Jordan, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, Certified Fearful Dog Professional (CFDP) instructor/mentor, is the only certified, positive reinforcement behavior consultant & trainer on the north Oregon coast. Also available via Zoom nationally/internationally), she is the author of Extreme Fear in Dogs, Such Small Hands: An Anti-Aversives Primer, Canine Stress Signals, and The Dog Who Couldn't Be Petted.   

The Expertise You Need for . . .

Scared Dog, Whale Eye

Canine Fear & Fear-Related Behaviors, including Noise Phobia, Anxiety,  & Self-Defense Responses:

For all fear-based behavior & training needs, including for feral & semi-feral dogs, puppy-milled dogs, traumatized dogs, chronically  anxious dogs, avoidant dogs, & other fearful dogs, Expert Canine's anti-aversive  fearful dogs expert is the leader.

Mini-Bernedoodle Puppy Client <3
Proper Socialization, Safety, Training, & Behavior for Puppies:
The area's most savvy professional help. In breeder's home or yours, Expert Canine can teach  you how to best  ensure  that  your pup grows to into a stable,   happy,   non-fearful, & non-aggressive  dog.  Anti-aversive bite inhibition training & key foundational skills included.     
Cooperative Care & Handling

Cooperative Care & Handling:

As a fear in dogs expert, Expert Canine is the best choice for anti-aversive skills & preparation for low stress, force-free cooperation with necessities such as vet visits, nail trims, grooming, etc. Avoid mistakes that can result in lasting fear of, aversion to, and  aggressive

reactions to these veterinary   related 


Aggression in Dogs. Snarling Dog Bares Teeth.

Safety, Reactivity, & Aggression:

To help protect everyone--your dog, you, and others--Expert Canine offers the most effective, humane instruction 

available for safe aggressive behavior modification & training, including dog fight & bite avoidance and release.

Online or In-Person*

Online Dog Training with Dog Owners & Trainer
Distance Learning:
Effective, affordable private behavior consultations and coaching via live video conference in all states and many countries.
Two large dogs "sit" for positive reinforcement trainer.
In-Person Learning:
Training your dog while you work or observe, then teaching you how to maintain the new skills.
Basic to Advanced
Skills Training
(aka 'obedience'/'manners')
Expert Canine provides the area's most seasoned anti-aversive training for solutions and skills including  recall, loose leash walking, calm greetings, polite play, etc.
White Dog Jumping for Joy!
Effective positive solutions by the area's most seasoned, credentialed, anti-aversives professional.
Comprehensive Humane Education & Implementation
"force-free, fear-free, intimidation-free, pain-free"

Additionally, this is my personal promise to you:

Humane treatment: I will never need or want to hurt or scare your dog in order to train your dog or to implement humane behavior modification. Therefore, I will never use tools or methods designed to poke, pinch, choke, shock, or otherwise hurt or frighten your beloved companion.

Animal-human bond: I believe that part of my job is  to guide you in forging a path to the happiest possible life with your beloved companion. Therefore, I will always endeavor to guide you in achieving lifelong training and handling habits that tend to result not only in better behavior, but in a stronger bond between you and your dog.

Honesty:  I will endeavor to be honest with you about your dog and your situation with your dog. In this regard, if ever the choice becomes one of either telling you the truth or making you feel good, I will be truthful. I will never try to win your business by telling you what you want to hear when that would be different than the truth because sometimes, in some businesses, doing so can lead to harm. 

To set an appointment,
please proceed as follows:

1. Please read this notice, and if acceptable, complete the initial form here: Info Form .  Once I've reviewed this form and confirm availability for your request, I'll email or call you for a very brief chat (a few minutes) to ensure a good match between us. After that confirmation, I'll send you our client agreement.


2. After receiving your completed Information and Client Agreement forms, I will email you my current openings and a PayPal invoice.  Booking is done on a first-come, first-served basis, upon receipt of payment. (You do not need a PayPal account to pay via PayPal, and PayPal accepts most major credit cards.)


3. In order to provide quality service to each client, I work to avoid overbooking and so encourage you to book in advance.  (You may also request to be added to the wait list if there are no current openings.)  Questions? Email: 

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