Meet the Trainer
Northeast Portland, Oregon.
Coralyn believes in the importance of the relationship between dog and handler. She customizes all behavior plans for each individual situation, giving thoughtful consideration to the big and small pictures of both of their lives. Her focus is on minimizing stress and maximizing practicality for the human and the animal.
Coralyn Pedota, ACDBC, CPDT-KA
Owner and Trainer
Pronouns: She/her/hers or they/them/theirs
Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) - Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC) - International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
CGC evaluator - American Kennel Club
Red Cross Animal First Aid Certified
Coralyn is a certified trainer with a serious passion for the science of behavior. Her connection with animals began with her childhood dogs, and her interest in training started with horses. While still in high school, she worked and performed at the equestrian theater (yes - horse circus!) The Noble Horse Theatre. She started her canine career in the heart of busy Chicago, and it was there that she learned about the unique needs of dogs living an urban lifestyle. After leaving Chicago, she interned at a working dog kennel in West Virginia, where she learned about socialization for future police, military, and sport dogs, odor detection imprinting, and more. Somewhere in the middle of that, she even learned how to clicker-train chickens. Now based in Portland, Coralyn enjoys helping humans and their dogs both understand each other better. During her free time, she trains for dog sports and competitions, explores the trails, and continues her never-ending journey of education.
Mars CD RE TKP
4 year old Australian Cattle Dog female
"Companion Dog" AKC obedience
"Rally Excellent" AKC Rally-O
"Trick Dog Performer" AKC Trick title
Cupid's Chokehold vom Logan Haus
KNPV Malinois/Dutch Shepherd male