Dog Training & Boarding | Paws On Gresham

Professional Dog Training & Boarding

Paws On Gresham uses positive reinforcement to ensure every dog and family have a good quality of life.

Dog Training & Boarding Services

Owner and dog working on e-collar training at Paws On Gresham

Dog Training

5x 1 Hour Sessions

Owner and dog working on e-collar training at Paws On Gresham

Dog Boarding

Let Your Dog Come Play

A dog being trained by staff at Paws On Gresham while being boarded

Board & Train

2 Week Program

About Us

As a trainer, my goal is to always find a way to help an owner and a dog have a successful, safe relationship. Any time I can save a dog from ending up at a shelter, it’s a success. My approach to training is with positive reinforcement. I also work to ensure there are no injuries to owners or dogs. My passion for training comes from my desire that every dog and family have a good, quality life and that both the owner and the dog are happy together.

Owner and dog practicing on leash dog training at Paws On Gresham

Dog Training Services

As a former service dog trainer, I focus on training through distractions. The training process is typically in an outdoor setting with other dogs around. I do start one on one to take time to assess the needs of you and your dog. Training covers sit/stay, down, heeling, walking on a leash, no jumping, socializing with other dogs, and greeting other dogs. I do use treats to teach but eventually, move away from treat motivation.

The training program is 5, one hour sessions with a mix of training and dog play for socializing. Training assessments are an hour long and need to be completed prior to training.

All dogs do go on Gentle Leader or can go on Ecollar

Dog Boarding

A day in the life of a boarding dog on about an acre of property: wake up at 7 AM. Straight outside for about an hour to stretch their legs before coming back in for breakfast. After about an hour for breakfast to settle, they go right back outside to play. There are typically other dogs to play with and socialize. Weather permitting they stay outside and play and have fun. There is also a small swimming pool they can enjoy. At around 2pm they head back inside for a nap and then back out to play at 4pm. Dinner is at 5pm, then it’s back out to get all their energy out before bedtime between 6pm and 7pm.

A dog playing while boarding at Paws On Gresham
A dog and staff member working on training while being boarded at Paws On Gresham

Boarding & Training

With the 2 week board and train option, your dog stays for 2 full weeks, then at the end of the stay, you will come in and have an hour-long working session with a trainer to learn techniques and variables about your dog. This is a good obedience foundation building service that we offer, however, there are no additional follow-up visits with this option. If you need additional assistance with your dog, lessons are available at a discounted rate. Training covers sit/stay, down, heeling, walking on a leash, no jumping, socializing with other dogs, and greeting other dogs. I do use treats to teach but eventually, move away from treat motivation.

Testimonials

“I used Leanne and her team for my 1yr old black lab Maui. He did a 2 week board and train where he was cared for, ran around a closed fenced area, swam, played with other dogs, and was not just in a kennel run all day like most other boarding places. He is a special needs dog and has to eat from an elevated step stool, take pills twice a day, and hard food water down until it is soft. With Leanne’s training program he now listens to commands from me, my wife, and our guests who visit the house. If you have a puppy or dog that needs training or boarding I would HIGHLY recommend Paws on Gresham Dog training. Not only do they care for your dog, they help give you the tools to reinforce training habits, and have extremely reasonable rates.”

Meet Your Certified Dog Trainer

Hi, I’m Leanne Gossner Jackson

I’m a certified dog trainer with certificates in American Kennel Club, Canine Good Citizenship, and certified service dog trainer.

My love for dogs began when I was 16 years old. I started to dog sit and dog walking.

My training career began when I began an apprenticeship with the Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, Fl. I spent 6 years training and gaining dog training skills with Southeastern Guide Dogs. I then transitioned to working with a program called K9 for Warriors. I helped train dogs as service dogs for wounded military veterans until I moved to Oregon.

I still wanted to continue my passion for training, but with a young family, was unable to dedicate the time needed to train guide dogs. In 2016, I started Paws on Gresham. I have worked with numerous families and dogs to improve relationships around the Gresham area. Paws on Gresham has expanded to include a large field for training a play and a building set up for boarding and kenneling.

Leanne, the owner of Paws On Gresham, working with a dog with On Leash training

Frequently Asked Questions

How does your training work?
The training process is typically in an outdoor setting with other dogs around. I do start one on one to take time to assess the needs of you and your dog. Training covers sit/stay, down, heeling, walking on a leash, no jumping, socializing with other dogs, and greeting other dogs. I do use treats to teach but eventually, move away from treat motivation.

The training program is 5, one hour sessions with a mix of training and dog play for socializing. Training assessments are an hour long and need to be completed prior to training.

How long are the 5 classes?
It’s one hour class for 5 weeks. You bring your dog and I teach you.