Winner: Sit Means Sit Dog Training
9425 SW Commerce Circle Unit 18B Wilsonville OR
503-395-4364 • portland.sitmeanssit.com | Est. 2009
Mission: The most important thing to the trainers at Sit Means Sit Dog Training is happiness for everybody — dogs and owners alike. Owning a dog that struggles with aggression or constantly bounces off the walls can take away from everyone’s quality of life, but that’s what the team at Sit Means Sit works so hard to improve. Through specialized board-and-train options that meet each dog’s unique needs, Sit Means Sit’s devoted dog trainers use attention-based training techniques for best results. The trainers also utilize one-on-one in-home lessons to help dogs and their owners through real-life challenges to gain success. SMS specializes in behavioral challenges such as aggression toward people and dogs, separation anxiety, fear and submission issues, leash reactivity, and high-energy puppies. Each dog that goes through the training program has the opportunity to attend myriad group classes for the rest of their lives, including classes in highly-distracting environments as well as classes that focus on tricks, agility and AKC Rally.
Claim to fame: Through free consultations, SMS designs a program to fit each dog and owner’s goals. Our unique lifetime warranty allows trainers to build a lifetime relationship with their clients and offers seven-day-a-week support from knowledgeable staff. There’s no dog SMS can’t train, from a 150-pound Mastiff to a 5-pound Pomeranian. Some of the most amazing transformations have come from rescue dogs given a second chance through the SMS training program.
2nd Place: Wonder Puppy
1500 NW 18th Ave Suite 117 Portland • 503-224-1191 • wonder-puppy.com
3rd Place: Oregon Humane Society
1067 NE Columbia Blvd Portland • 503-285-7722 • oregonhumane.org