A Bit of History

It all started with a neglected mutt with one blue eye and one brown eye. A dirty mutt that I passed every day on my way to elementary school.  In rain, snow and scorching sun, he greeted me from behind the fence, begging for some love and attention.

I saved my leftover packed in a brown paper bag for him. Every day I shared my food and gave him the rubs he so craved for; and every day we felt a bond. A bond of hope, happiness and healing so desperately missing in our impoverished neighborhood.

I called for my mutt with my brown bag in hand. No sight of him, no sound of his attention seeking barks. I called and called, but nothing appeared. Again, the next day I called for him and the day after that. He simply disappeared from my life. 

The legacy of that dirty mutt was a seed for animal compassion in a child who, now as an adult, strives for animal welfare and activism.

Thank you to the one blue eyed and one brown eyed neglected mutt, who now smiles down on me from heaven.

Qualification

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  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, CPDT-KA

  • Certified Fear Free Professional animal trainer

  • Certified training partner KPA CTP, Karen Pryor Academy for Professional Dog Trainers

  • Certified Puppy Start Right trainer

  • Graduated from Harvard University, MFA

  • Training Director for The Little Dog Laughed Animal-Assisted Therapy​

  • ​Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

  • Member of the Pet Professional Guild​​

  • Canine Good Citizen evaluator for American Kennel Club

  • More than 18 years teaching dogs​

  • Over 20 years experience with fostering street dogs and cats

Testimonials

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As a premiere dog trainer in Portland, I annually attend educational seminars, workshops and conferences in my field to learn and use the most up-to-date research on canine behavior. This translate to a trainer who can tackle any dog behavior problem you may have.

Feel confident that I will find the best solution for your family and provide the best training plan for your dog.

giang@luckypooch.com

Portland, OR 97223

"I was unsure if Giang could handle my 100 lb dog with his pulling problem. He pulled so hard during on our walks I almost gave him back to the shelter. I called Giang as a last resort and I'm glad I did. He now walks right by my side and doesn't pull me when he sees something he wants to chase. He used to chase squirrels and skateboards, but not anymore!"  -Amanda-