Hannah Davidson: Adventures and Training
Certifications: Certification for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT) pending; Dove Lewis Pet First Aid/CPR; Bachelor of Arts in History from University of San Diego, California; Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.
Memberships: Association of Professional Dog Trainers; National Association of Pet Sitters; Certification for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT) pending; Licensed, Bonded, and Insured through Dog Adventures Northwest
Hannah grew up on a small farm where she was surrounded by pets of all sorts: horses, sheep, goats, chickens, cats, crows, rats, snakes and, of course, dogs! When she was just 8 years old and a member of 4-H, she trained her fearful rescue dog Davoika. Through that experience she learned the value of positive reinforcement as a training method. Fast forwarding through many awesome canine companions and a career in nonprofit finance and operations, Hannah decided to trade in the spreadsheet and recommit full-time to her love of all things dog! She recently completed the year-long academic canine behavior training program through Whole Dog Academy and looks forward to completing her CPDT in the spring. Besides taking dogs out for fabulous adventures, she volunteers for the Portland Animal Welfare Team (PAW Team) which provides free veterinary care to the pets of low-income and homeless individuals. She resides with her current bestie, Grimm, her “street dog” rescue with personality and energy to burn!