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Human teachers, dog trainers

Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Pet-lovers. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe the team at The Barracks K9. We know each animal is different and will work with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. Whether you’re looking to add another dimension of security to the family, have a new pet, or already own a pet with behavioral problems, The Barracks K9 is here to help.

 
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SERVICES

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BOARD AND TRAIN

 
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OBEDIENCE

BUILD THAT BOND

 

SATISFIED OWNERS. HAPPIER PETS.

"Taylor is an amazing trainer. She holds not only your dog but you accountable for training. She was there if we had questions or needs and she truly took the time to understand us, our dog and the situation."

Kenickie & Brittany

"The people are fantastic to work with, very outgoing, positive attitude.
They are very patient and positive attitude while training my dog.
Great communication and works around difficult schedules.
I highly recommend The Barracks to help train anyone's dog.
Keep up the great work."

Ceri & Bob

"I was at a loss with my rescue. He came from a rough past, and he was filled with anxiety. Taylor has helped us both build confidence together and accomplish things I never thought possible. We are both better for it, and he will have a better life because of the training. I'm thankful every day for Taylor and what she has done for Bear and our family."

Bear & Larissa

 

MEET THE TEAM

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TAYLOR RICKERT

Head Trainer/Co-Founder

Taylor was born and raised in the small town of Newberg, Oregon. Originally pursuing Veterinary Science out of high school, she has always had a passion for animals. 


She has worked at multiple dog boarding and dog daycare facilities and originally started her training career by helping friends and family train their personal dogs using purely positive reinforcement training methods.

Since then, she has gone on to intern and learn from some of the top trainers from across the country using balanced training methods. She has completed multiple certification programs and is always striving to continue learning so she can provide the best for her clients and their furry friends.

Taylor currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her two German Shepherd Dogs, Trask & Ukiah.

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SANDY DODGE

Owner/Co-Founder

Sandy was born and raised in Oregon. She has always had a passion for teaching and animals.


These traits were planted at a young age as her family rescued retired greyhounds. Observing these super athletes has guided her to her newest passion, canine agility sports.


Helping dogs and humans alike is what drove her to start The Barracks K9 LLC.


Sandy currently lives in Sherwood with her husband and three dogs (Cap, Pepper, and Loki.)

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JUSTIN DODGE

Owner/Co-Founder

What do one-eyed fish, 3 legged turtles, chameleons, and puppies all have in common? They were part of Justin's childhood as he grew up in a grooming salon that his mother worked, from inside a local pet supply store.


Later in life he had the opportunity to adopt a German Shepherd named Cap. Cap was an amazing dog that rejuvenated Justin's passion for the dog world. He was unable to comprehend why someone didn't want to give this wonderful dog everything that he deserved. His only answer was that a person with good intentions purchased a dog they didn't understand. Dogs are as different as their human counterparts. Each dog has a specific list of needs and drive.

Justin now hopes to bring his unique upbringing and passion to The Barracks K9 for the mission of creating top-tier Human/Canine bonds.

 

BARK AT US!

503-899-7393 or 503-260-7178

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