Dog Gone Smarter lLC
A Life Coach For Your Dog
To elevate dog behavioral consulting and professional dog training in Oregon, through the application of ethical standards and the effective use of Positive Reinforcement techniques in accordance with Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive (LIMA) practices.
We believe in the study and careful application of scientific methodology to manage and modify animal behavioral problems, while in the process establishing and strengthening the bond and communication between dog, owner and family.
At Dog Gone Smarter LLC, we offer a proprietary training methodology which draws from the latest in animal behavioral science.
Our unique focus on LIMA approved positive reinforcement techniques, allows us to virtually eliminate the need for overt negative reinforcement of any kind.
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Erik Muenker, BADC RPDT
Dog Behaviorist, Dog Trainer
Owner, Dog Gone Smarter LLC
Erik Muenker is an experienced Dog Behaviorist and Professional Dog Trainer. Erik has been training dogs for decades, from basic obedience to companion and service dog certifications. Erik has also published articles on dog behavior and on his training techniques.
Erik is considered by many to be a pioneer in the field of animal behavioral consulting and is recognized for possessing a unique ability for achieving behavioral modifications within his clients – even within the most frightened, aggressive and anxiety filled canines.
Anthony Rivas, RPDT
Registered Professional Dog Trainer
Dog Gone Smarter LLC
Anthony Rivas is a tremendously effective and talented Professional Dog Trainer and is an integral member of the Dog Gone Smarter LLC team. Anthony brings with him years of experience and a wealth of knowledge of animal behavior. Anthony’s unique background training dogs to work as working ranch dogs – is invaluable and vital to my client’s here in Washington County.
Anthony is an expert in LIMA based positive reinforcement dog training techniques. Anthony works closely with our dog behaviorist to tailor his training techniques to what your pup needs so that you can achieve results fast.