Dana Stillinger has trained over 350 dogs, of more than 35 breeds, for clients throughout the state during the past 20 years. Thousands of dog owners have brought their mixed breeds and a variety of AKC and UKC breeds through her classes in Portland, Albany and Corvallis. She uses these personal experiences to understand the different personality and temperament types or the dogs in her classes. Because of her belief that "dogs are happiest when they are working", Dana has titled dogs in both obedience trials (AKC and UKC) and agility trials (NADAC, USDAA, ADAC and AKC). She has also trained dogs for television commercials and videos, and appeared on radio and television promoting training. Many aspects of working with dogs have attracted her. Her experience includes herding, hunting, personal protection, carting, agility, therapy work and demonstrations.
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