I cannot say enough good things about working with Kylah! My dog struggled with reactivity and we had worked with trainers in the past but found very little progress. Kylah has so much knowledge and expertise and has helped transform my reactive dog. We’ve been able to go to busy coffee shops and that is something I would have never thought possible before this program. My entire experience has been great start to finish and would highly recommend!
We cannot say enough positive things about the work Kylah at Pavlov has done for our puppy. She transformed a shy / anxious, but very smart, working dog into one that is confident and well trained. It almost feels like we have a totally different dog!Kylah and Pavlov are the best!!!
Meredith was such an amazing help with our year old lab, Rainer. Rainer completed the 2 week program and learned how to properly walk on a leash, park it and respond to different commands. Meredith even kept Rainer a few extra days free of charge when the weather wasn’t cooperating with her training. I highly recommend Pavlov it is worth the investment in your furry loved one!
Kylah has been an amazing trainer for my German Shepherd - Bella is a bit reactive and needed help with her anxiety in certain situations. Kylah did a great job of helping her feel comfortable, ultimately making me feel more in control and confident with Bella when around others. Things that could have been stressful in the past are fun now, couldn't recommend more!
I was checking around for someone to train my GSD, Fifi, and was lucky enough to discover PAVLOV Dog Training of PDX. Our initial interactions were professional, informative and comforting.Fifi and I were matched with Meredith. Together we chose the Board and Train Camp which included on-leash obedience level 1 and off-leash obedience 2.Meredith is a highly skilled dog trainer with impressive credentials. She has some kinda magical powers over dogs. But, what I liked most is she understood my Fifi’s personality and capabilities. . I knew Fifi was in good hands and would be safe during her time away from me. Fifi was returned to me with a solid, SOLID, set of skills. She also is confident, brave and excited to join my daily excursions. We are able to understand each other’s language and now we work together very easily. We are very grateful for Meredith's magic !
We recently sent our 1 year old pup to the 2 week board and train. He would pull on the leash, constantly jump on us and others and would counter surf. Luka came back a new puppy! He is no longer pulling on the leash and has a prefect heel, he doesn’t jump nearly as much and is no longer counter surfing. We are so grateful for Meredith! She has been super communicative throughout the entire process and we have been able to meet for follow ups after his training. We are so happy we decided to send Luka to Pavlov training!
Pavlov’s 2 week training program changed our lives! Hopper, our 8 month old golden, was counter surfing, jumping on people, barking, resource guarding with our 10 yo Rottweiler (which led to *serious* biting when I’d intervene)— on and on. Two weeks with trainer Kylah and he was a new dog. She is STELLAR! The difference is astounding. He’s still sweet and joyful, but now he has impulse control! 🙏🏼There’s no fighting or biting, no leash pulling, stealing food, jumping… We are so grateful to Kylah and PAVLOV’s.Before and after pictures below.
We did a 3 week board and train for our 2.5 year old high prey drive, low impulse control and reactive male coonhound. I did not want to resort to board and train but we had been dealing with Oliver’s reactivity since we adopted him at 7 months old with very little results, even with previous trainers and every imaginable training tool you can think of. I’m talking full blown screaming melt downs when he would encounter other dogs and fence fighting with both neighboring dogs. Long gone were the days of hiking, camping and going to the beach. Taking him for a walk in our neighborhood was an anxiety ridden chore I did not look forward to. His reactivity was beyond frustrating and embarrassing.What appealed to me with the Portland board and train is that the boarding was in the comfort of the trainers home in a residential neighborhood vs. a sterile commercial environment. It was also comforting to know they do not take in aggressive dogs, something I didn’t want Oliver exposed to. We met with Kylah and Meredith before deciding and they clearly defined their training style and took into account our past negative experiences with his prior training. We received twice weekly updates on Oliver’s progress with photos or videos. We were impressed with his weekly progress. The final result is his obedience is 100% better. We are still working on his reactivity but now feel confident we have the tools and knowledge to continue the training. I knew we made the right decision when Oliver was ecstatic to see Kylah for a follow up training session a week after he finished his board and train. It’s apparent Oliver was well loved and gained the trust of his handlers.
We did a two-week board and train program with Kylah for our 4-year old Braque Francais. We just wanted to fine tune his skills he already had, plus learn some new additional skills and work on his separation anxiety. Kylah was awesome! She was great at communicating with us during his stay and sending pictures and videos of his progress. She had great follow-up so that we stayed on task for our follow-up appointments with her too. Blu was an awesome dog before Pavlov, but even more enjoyable after his training with Kylah. He definitely listens better but is much more calm than before training. Highly recommend Kylah for any training needs!
Meredith was very patient with our often stubborn and quirky dog. Not only did she lay the groundwork to get our dog's reactivity in order, she also provided us with the tools and training to continue and maintain the training on our own. She continued to work with us and our pet until we felt that we were where we needed to be. She did a good job of also educating us on certain behaviors, things to watch out for, and how to deal with them.
I worked with Kylah in Portland and could not be happier. She was professional, knowledgeable and a true animal lover. I have 2 dogs (husky mix and shepherd mix) both with their own distinct personalities and challenges and their progress was amazing! They are walking on a heel (when they used to drag me down the street) not jumping, (when they used to jump on people uncontrollably) staying in place (parking it) and generally better mannered all around. And! They are still “themselves”, confident and happy! I could not recommend Kylah and Pavlov any more highly!
Our dog Toto trained at PAVLOV Portland with Meredith and we could not recommend her and the company more. His behavior has seen such a noticeable improvement since his two week training and in particular his recall, heel while walking, and park it on his cot are so much better than before. Meredith was also great with communication and super helpful in making sure we have Toto keep up with his training and good behavior.
Five stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 My favorite thing about our trainer Meredith is that she makes us feel like confident dog owners. As a first time puppy owner, I’d be lost without her! From learning tricks, to correcting behaviors, our pup has learned so much thanks to Meredith. PAVLOV is your one stop shop for dog training ESPECIALLY if you’re lucky enough to book with her! 🐾 You can tell that Meredith loves she loves what she does which is very important when trusting your dog with someone!! 💕
Meredith worked wonders with our two lagottos. Their walking skills improved with no pulling with the introduction of the e-collars. My 2 yo old lagotto does not need the e-collar at all when I walk him. Our lagotto puppy continues to gain confidence and improve his skills walking on a leash. Both dogs respond well with the command to not bark when someone enters the house or they see someone walking by. We are able to do virtual lessons as well, which creates continuity when we go to our winter home.I Highly recommend Meredith and Pavlov training.We are pleased we invested in this training program for our lagottos .
Life changing! We boarded our Havapoo with Kylah for three weeks desperate for solutions to change his leash reactivity. He is a very sweet boy, but would lunge at other dogs, cars, people on walks and bark indoors at outside sounds. We hoped for some improvement, but he is like a brand new dog! Walking him is like night and day. He still needs coaching when we see dogs, but we have new tools and skills to help him. We were even able to cancel his doggie day care as we can now work from home without him barking. Kylah is amazing and also there for follow up sessions and questions. We highly recommend Kylah and Pavlov!
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I was at my wit’s end after trying training classes and dog trainers, all with different approaches, but they did not help my reactive dog. While researching options, I found Pavlov and started reading all the 5-star reviews, but I did not think Pavlov could genuinely change the inevitable behaviors. My pup Milou was SO leash-reactive. Seeing another dog would make him panic, and being at home hearing any outside barking caused a fit. I didn’t know what to do, so I called Pavlov and met Kylah, and finally, after a year and a half of no success, there was some hope that Kylah could help him.In the three weeks, Milou truly changed into a new dog. He can now walk past dogs without any reactivity, does not bark in the house when he hears outside noises, and can now go to cafes watching people and dogs go by.Thank you times a million to Kylah! She has been so helpful and responsive. Kylah truly changed my pup and my life!!
Kylah trained both our pit bull mix and our doxie. She is simply the best! The dogs both look forward to seeing her for follow up visits because she both shows them love and expects their best from them.I am so glad we found her and that she’s become such an important part of their lives. Thanks Kylah!Graham G.
Super friendly and knowledgeable to speak with. I chose another trainer primarily because they are in my neighborhood.
We had Kylah train our 3 year old Cattle/Collie/Chihuahua mix. Our dog Birdy did the 3 week board and train to work on her aggression with new people and reactivity. Kylah was absolutely amazing, Birdy loved her and loved the training, and Kylah made it so easy for us to pick it all up once we got Birdy back and keep up the training. I would say Birdy is a brand new dog now, but thankfully she still has all spunky personality - she's just a pro at listening, more confident and happier! I never thought I would see the day were Birdy could walk calmly on a leash and not lunge at squirrels or bark at guests in our home. It was a big decision for us to commit to the three week board and train, but I couldn't recommend it more highly, and would definitely do it again with another dog. All in all it was such a positive experience and truly life changing for us and our pup!
Pavlov Training and Meredith has saved my relationship with my dog (Knowles). I was struggling with Knowles and his reactivity and hyper focus on other dogs that we would pass on our walks or bicyclists that would pass us where Knowles would lunge. On walks, I would muscle my arm tight to hold his leash and keep him close. Two weeks with Meredith, and Knowles is a completely different dog. He has learned how to better temper his emotions and remain calm in situations where I was struggling. He remains on my heel while walking and rarely pulls. My confidence in Knowles and my love for Knowles has grown significantly since he returned from training with Meredith. He absolutely loves her and I would recommend Pavlov to any dog owner who needs help channeling their dogs energy and being the leader for their dog. Thank you Meredith and Pavlov!
My pup and I worked with trainer, Meredith, in Portland and have nothing but gratitude for her and the company. She was professional, comforting, and attentive throughout the whole experience. Her training with my dog was a success and most importantly the training I received from her has made me so much more comfortable handling and controlling my dog. She listens to me now- praise be!!A huge thank you to Meredith and the Pavlov team
We can't say enough wonderful things about Meredith and her training style at Pavlov. Our boy was extremely reactive and now we have a way to actually help him and correct the behavior. He's still a work in progress but Meredith has been right there every step of the way even after his time at training was over. We love the environment our guy got to train in and looked forward to getting the updates (which were always timely and so much fun to watch!).Thank you Meredith and the Pavlov team!
Meredith helped our lab come away from training with a new skill set and excellent behavior. It’s clear she has a passion for working with the dogs and a great positive energy.Meredith also made it easy to communicate and align busy schedules. She earned a lot of trust with me, my girlfriend and our dog of course! Thank you Meredith!
I’m so happy I booked with them! Investment well spent ☺️
Miracle Workers. Our Sheepadoodle puppy Franklin was a real problem child. Walking him was a chore. Not fun at all. He'd lunge at people wanting to play, pull towards other dogs. Worse yet, he'd flat out stop. He'd sit down or roll on his back like he was protesting the walk. When people came to visit, he'd jump all over them.He spent two weeks with Kylah and he's a complete gentleman. I saw a neighborhood friend the other day and she was astounded - she said it's like a brand new dog. Couldn't agree more. His walking pace is perfect, he listens to commands, he does Park It when we get home which makes putting away groceries a snap, he STAYS. Walking him is a pure joy as he trots alongside us. Not only do they train him at their place, Kylah did 2 follow up visits to ensure the behavior is maintained in Franklin's home environment. He was so excited to see her when she came over so he absolutely loved the training. Not only is Franklin ship shape, but we are trained as well so the action/coaching is consistent, a key for long term success.We had invested in training at another places. None of it worked. Kylah is Dr. Doolittle come to life. We were at our wits end and now he's better than I ever could have hoped. Other owners are jealous- 'dang, how is that dog so well behaved while mine lunges and barks like a maniac.' Simple, we took ours to PAVLOV. Well worth the investment. Couldn't recommend them more highly.
Our dog is fear based reactive and Kylah was amazing with him for the three weeks and getting the videos each week was amazing addition to have see how far he came from when we dropped him off. And having someone to ask questions of after is really helpful outside of the meet ups.
We had tried almost everything: two dog trainers, online research and an online course. With each we saw a marginal improvement, but still struggled with problematic behaviors with our big lab. Appa (2 year old lab) would bark at people outside our home and at house guests.I’m so thankful we found Pavlov. Kylah is professional and kind, and I knew Appa was in good hands. We loved the update videos during his stay. We were amazed when we went to pick Appa up. He heeled on walks and listened to commands (sit, stay). He also learned “park it” which is where he stays on his bed until we release him. This has been a really helpful tool! We also learned some things that helped us see Appa’s perspective so that we can set him up for success.Thank you Pavlov, and thank you Kylah. We have the best dog.
Meredith was absolutely amazing! I had my year old golden retriever, Olive complete the 2 week board & train and I could not be more happy. Meredith provided updates with photos and videos throughout the 2 weeks and the follow up trainings have been super helpful.Olive is now off leash trained, giving her much needed independence and walking her on a leash has become much less stressful. She came back home knowing boundaries and is obedient in all settings, not just in the house - all while still having her fun, playful personality! I highly recommend Meredith at Pavlov!
Meredith and Kylah are so talented, professional and kind. We sent our “ok boy” French bulldog Hank for a two week board and train with Meredith and he came back with the best manners, independence and obedience. I then boarded Hank for a few stays when I was out of town with ease knowing he would continue to build onto his skills and be so well taken care of and cared for. About 2 months after board and train Hank went back for the finale of off leash with Kylah and we now the THE BEST BOY. We loved the picture and video check ins as well as the texting abilities and responses. We are back in AZ and he’s a local favorite at parks, patios and neighborhood walks. We are so lucky to have found Pavlov and I can’t thank or praise Meredith and Kylah enough.
I sent my dog to Kylah in the Portland area and loved the work she did with him!I have a reactive pup and she understood what he needed and how to minimize his reactivity. We set realistic goals together and worked to make sure that he is able to thrive in his environment.
Meredith at Pavlov Dog Training was amazing! We had our Shiba Inu Odin complete a 2 week train & board. Meredith sent us great updates during his training with videos. When his boarding was complete, Meredith was very thorough with our training with Odin. She was always so helpful via text whenever we had questions. She also had 2 follow up trainings in our neighborhood which was wonderful to make sure Odin was well trained in his own environment. Odin from before and after is night and day! We are so grateful for Meredith at Pavlov and highly recommend anyone who wants fantastic and long lasting training for their dogs and themselves!
Kylah was our trainer and she was awesome! Our 1 year old pup, Truman, did board and train for three weeks to help him overcome dog reactivity, jumping on people, not coming when called, leash pulling and overall “bad” manners that were becoming an issue due to his large size (German Shepherd mix). Kylah listened to my concerns, which included my hesitation with using corrective tools in addition to positive reinforcement. With the video updates and with handover training sessions, Kylah showed me how happy Truman was to learn, receive instructions and know what I was asking of him. I learned the appropriate use of praise and correction and Truman is still the happy pup he was at drop off, but with manners! I can go on with how impressed I was with Kylah’s knowledge, patience, and care that she demonstrated. My investment in Truman’s training with Kylah was well spent. Thank you, Kylah and Pavlov Dog Training!!!
Kayla is a fantastic trainer. She took an immediate interest in my pup, Rookie. Kayla listened to my concerns and returned a dog ready to succeed. If you have a high energy pooch, Kayla is your gal.
Kylah worked with my timid and stubborn 18 month old hound mix while I was traveling. She came back with so many new skills. I can now confidently let her off leash at large unfenced dog parks and trust that she will recall (and drop whatever ball she has most recently stolen from another pup!)
Kylah was great and Maximus now is so much better then b4. I was at my wits end but I follow what Kylah suggested and I am seeming amazing improvements for only a 5m old. Recommend? That's a YES
Meredith has transformed our scared, reactive puppy to an outgoing, confident dog. She has learned so many skills that make our working dog (Australian Kelpie mix) so happy, and keep us sane. She was highly leash reactive as a puppy and it was completely out of control. We did the first Board and Train program with Meredith and when we picked up Ella our jaws dropped. She no longer lunged or growled at other dogs, had beautiful manners- and you could tell she just had the BEST time in her training with Meredith. We've had so much success we continued with the program for off-leash training as well as continue to contact Meredith for boarding when we leave town, because our dog truly LOVES being around her. What is also so great about Meredith's approach is that the training doesn't just end when you pick up your dog, there are several one-on-one follow up trainings for us with Ella, so we know how to continue to set her up for success. Sometimes mom and dad need more training than Ella! The price at first was intimidating as we've never sent our dogs to such a thorough training program but it was worth every penny and more. We have a manageable dog who we now know how to communicate with and can take out on field trips with no stress all thanks to Meredith and Pavlov!! Forever grateful!
Meredith from Pavlov worked magic on Trixie. She was so much more well behaved and responsive after picking her up from the program. The difference is night and day. No more friendly lunging at people, squirrels and other dogs. I look forward to continuing the training under their direction. Thanks Meredith!
We love Pavlov and Hildie's (our 4mo old puppy) trainer Meredith. Hildie's "heel" command is soooo much better, loose leash all the way! She is also controlling here "excitement" regarding our cats...being mostly respectful. She is listening and attentive and waits to come through doors and out of here crate until she gets an "OK"! She is still all puppy - but working very hard to be the best girl ever! We have already signed up for more training: off leash training, in a couple months. Thank you, Meredith and Pavlov, for helping us and Hildie to get off to a great start!
Kylah was an amazing dog trainer! She worked with my two girls Brooklyn and Ziggy through the 2 week board and train. The girls learned a lot, which has stuck well, it has now been over a month. So glad I did this training for both my dogs and myself, thanks for everything Kylah!
We adopted a 9mo shepherd a month or so ago. She is big, beautiful, strong and sweet. Within a few weeks we found that our sweet pup was also showing crazy pup behaviors, biting clothing, arms, pretty much anything she could get her mouth on. I was told about Pavlovs dog by 2 different strangers.Needless to say, Hattie went to 2 week camp with trainer Meredith.Hattie came home yesterday and she is just amazing. Calmer, fun, no biting or chewing on carpets, pillows, etc… she is a happier pup and her people are over the moon happy. Meredith was simply the perfect fit for all of us. Thank you so much, Meredith.I can not recommend them more passionately. This is the best investment in years of a happiness with our dear Hattie.
Our experience with Pavlov was awesome! Meredith is such a talented dog trainer who worked with us to ensure that our dog was up to the standards of expected on leash behavior (this included even some work in addition to the 2 week training). The difference between before and after training is night and day. We have a very happy and well-behaved pup now that we can take around the neighborhood without stressing about reactivity on leash. We loved it so much that we're interested in off-leash training through Pavlov as well. Thank you so much Meredith!!
Turbo turned two back in October and we wanted to make sure we solidified the foundation of some of the commands/behaviors we established in his first year. During this previous holiday season, my wife and I decided to connect with Pavlov where they introduced us to Kylah. One of the best decisions my wife and I made when it comes to boarding/training for our lil guy. During the holiday we were able to return home to NY to visit family and friends while we dropped Turbo off with Kylah. Not only was he treated great, but we were provided with frequent updates during our trip and a refreshing session upon our return back to the PNW.Shoutout to Kylah for being awesome and taking car of and training Turbo for us!Much Luv 😊
My dog Frankie got trained by Meredith for a two week board and train and he did so well. I can finally walk my dog without feeling like I’m going to lose a limb I’ve never been able to do that and I am so thankful for it. She has been very helpful and sent videos and made sure to respond to any questions I had with in a timely matter. The training she does truly helped my dog feel so much more confident. I will definitely always recommend Pavlov and for sure Meredith to anyone who is needing a trainer he will be back for off leash training eventually and I know he will be treated wonderfully like he was this time.
We have nothing but great things to say about Pavlov and trainer Kylah! She worked wonders for our Malinois/GSD puppy, Kali. At ~ 5 months kali started developing leash reactivity, making it nearly impossible for us to walk her or take her out around unfamiliar dogs. We had tried other puppy training and obedience classes but saw very little success. After doing some research and getting the recommendation from a neighbor, he knew Kylah at Pavlov was the right trainer for us. Having a Malinois herself, we felt confident Kali would be in great hands. We were not wrong!! Fast forward 2 weeks and we have a pup that walks amazing on the leash- night and day from where we started. Kali is much more confident on leash, barely notices the other dogs and is such a joy to walk with. It has given us all a much greater quality of life and we couldn’t be more thankful. In addition, Kylah has been there to answer any questions along the way.We also really loved and appreciated the weekly updates and videos throughout the training. We will most certainly be coming back for Off Leash training! We would highly recommend Kylah to anyone looking for a dog trainer, whatever their needs may be.-Robert and Katie
Meredith trained our 1yr old anxious husky mix, and she did an awesome job. My dog is almost 80 lbs, and he was constantly pulling on walks, which was becoming too much to handle. We did the board and train with Meredith, which lasted two weeks. When we got our pup back, no more pulling at all. He now walks politely at heel with a loose leash, and it hasn't take much effort from us to reinforce his behavior. I would definitely recommend Pavlov Dog Training, and especially Meredith!
Was awesome, my dog feels 100% now when I take him on walks and out to the park. At home he is still a puppy and wants to do stuff but is respectful and knows his limits. We worked with Meredith and she was awesome and would answer any questions I sent after the training fast.
We sent our 6 month old Rottweiler puppy to the 2 week board & train. He had no prior leash training and manners were that of a puppy! Meredith was able to completely transform his behavior outside and in busy environments while still leaving his goofy and playful personality. We are confident brining him places knowing he is focused on us and our next move. He now loves and craves having a job and command to do and is overall a happier pup. After the 2 weeks, it was a no brainer to send him to a 3rd week for off leash training! Merideth and the crew over at PAVLOV had wonderful communication, gave updates, and still check in on his progress regularly. I highly recommend them!
We have the most incredible dog, rescued with minimal house and leash manners. She's now a dream in everything from how she engages with my three young kids, to how she welcomes strangers into the home and how she mellowly engages with new surroundings. So much so that as we bring a new puppy into our lives, Pavlov and Kylah are once again our go-to support and insurance policy that we successfully integrate this new pup into our lives and home in a way that's great for all. I'm so grateful to have connected with Kylah and Pavlov, and wholeheartedly recommend her. She's direct, detailed, thoughtful, professional and a terrific listener.
Kylah did an amazing job with Cassius!
Super impressive. From on boarding to weekly check-ins with progress videos to pick up. Our Finley is now so well behaved. Now I know this does not mean all the work is done, I have to up keep all what he has learned. He was a big leash puller.. and now it's so easy to take him places. Right after pick up we took him to shopping and as you can see in the photo below he is just laying with no care in the world. Thank you Kylah for changing our world with you dog whispering training! ❤️ 💙 💜