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 . . .

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 

services.

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.
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: Info@ExpertCanine.com 

 
 
Expert Canine: Expertise in dog behavior & dog training
How to Get on the Schedule:

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 Client Agreement, I will email you my current openings and a PayPal invoice.  Booking is 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. Zelle QuickPay is also an option if you prefer.)

 

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: Info@ExpertCanine.com 

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The Process, Simplified:

Read notice:     Complete form:     Complete Client Agreement:      Select Service & Pay Invoice:    Schedule first session

FAQ Excerpts:

What locations do you serve?

I serve clients nationwide/internationally, and of course locally.

Do you offer a guarantee?

My Promise to You and your dog is outlined on the first page of this website. If someone has offered you a guarantee that seems too good to be true, it probably is. There's a very good reason why it is unethical to make guarantees--and risky to trust guarantees--about dog behavior / training, and here it is: There is no humane way to achieve absolute control over or perfection in an animal's behavior.  Anyone who guarantees they will "cure" your dog's behavior issues or that they can turn your dog into a perfect specimen of manners and obedience is therefore either unaware of how behavior works, or is using tactics that create the illusion of cure or perfection; such tactics involve pain, fear, and/or force to suppress, not resolve, undesired behavior through emotional violence, and sometimes also through physical violence. Please do not take that risk.

Because you and your dog are individuals with your own lives, thoughts, feelings, and behavioral preferences, because you and your dog can make independent decisions and are free to take actions other than those I recommend, and because I refuse to impose or recommend emotional or physical harm,  such guarantees are not a part of my practice.​

What methods do you use?

I'm an anti-aversives professional, which means that I believe I must do everything possible to provide positive reinforcement and positive behavior modification services, avoid aversives, and help you to do the same. I refuse to use pain, force, intimidation, or fear on your dog in order to provide my services.

Why hire a Behavior Consultant like yourself instead of a vet behaviorist?

Good behavior consultants do essentially the same behavior modification/training work as vet behaviorists. Aggression, anxiety, fear, phobias, reactivity, trauma, and feral dog behavior are all part of my practice. Veterinarians and vet behaviorists do differ in that they prescribe medication, since they are veterinary doctors. If you want your dog to have psychoactive medication in addition to behavior modification/training, I can connect you with a vet behaviorist and the three of us will work together for you and your dog's needs--or, if your regular veterinarian is savvy about and stays updated regarding behavior-modification supportive medications, that may be an option for medication instead, and again the three of us will work together to help you meet your goals.  In most cases, you can save a lot of money using a well-educated and experienced behavior consultant for behavior modification and training.

 

Oregon and Washington state: Nehalem, Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, Arch Cape, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Gearhart, Pinehurst, Surf Pines, Warrenton, Chinook, Ilwaco, Oceanview, Ocean Park, Seaview, Long Beach, Astoria, and Svensen. We may go as far as Longview, Washington, Portland/Tigard/Hillsboro, and Tillamook, depending on the circumstances. Slightly longer drives may be considered. Online training & behavior consultations also are available throughout the U.S.A. and in many other countries.

Gearhart & the North Oregon Coast

Nationally/Internationally via Video Conference

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