Hello everyone in Central Oregon.  Pam and I are retiring February 1st 2023 and will no longer be teaching group Puppy Classes, Adult Dog Manners classes or Nose work classes.  It has been an honor to serve this community of dog lovers and will miss all of the students and their dogs we have worked with over the years. We have been blessed to be able to do what we love for so many years we felt that it was time to turn over the reins to the next generation of positive reinforcement trainers.  

I will be consultating on aggression cases and will be offering my whistle recall class a few times a year. Detail to come soon.




Hello and welcome to Friends for life dog training where we celebrate the power of positive training.  Our mission from the very beginning of opening our businesss is to provide a safe and positive environment for both our clients and thier dogs by using positive reinforcement, non aversive methods to teach new behaviors and to modify problem behaviors.  Please read this great article on the fallout of using punishment based training methods. Why Punishment Should be Avoided | VCA Animal Hospital (vcahospitals.com)

We strongly do not approve of using physical force or intimidation to work with dogs in our care and do not allow the use of prong collars, shock collars (E-collars), choke chains or other tools that cause pain to dogs and we do not allow them in our classes or building. We ask that you respect that decision.  We strongly believe that the use of punishment has long lasting effects on both dogs and people and the use of positive reward based training is both more enjoyable for the dogs and our clients.  We also love being the change and love being able to help our clients learn new effective postive training methods to work with their dogs. We hope you enjoy your experience with us and that you learn safe and effective training methods that last the life of your canine companions. There is no such thing as a bad dog only a dog that needs are not being met.


    The reasons are simple! Friends For Life Dog Training is where we celebrate the power of positive training, and love training dogs and people. We are a Veteran Owned local business in Redmond Oregon highly recommended by veterinarians, groomers, pet sitters, and professionals in the Pet care industry.

We do not require the use of masks nor do we require our students to be vaccinated or show proof of covid 19 vaccinations.  If you would like to wear a masks while in class that is a personal choice.  We ask that you respect the students that choose not to wear a mask as well as the students who choose to wear masks.

    We are Professional Certified Dog Trainers with many years of experience and are strongly committed to continuing education in the field of dog behavior and training by attending many seminars and workshops throughout the year.

    Join Friends For Life Dog Training! You will love our small class size and the individual attention you and your dog receive. Our training will prepare you and your dog or new puppy for all the necessary life skills for the real world. We offer day and evening puppy training classesdog training classes as well as private dog training services.


    We are an in-door dog training facility in Redmond Oregon with over 2000 sq ft of training space so we have plenty of room for you and your best friend! Ask us for our references, see our testimonials, and we welcome you to come and watch one of our classes in action. We are located at 2450 South 1st in Redmond, a few minutes from the Redmond Airport.