Big Tykes (25-55lbs)


This class is taught by:

Casey Newton, CPDT-KA

Founder, Wonder Trainer & WoGo Trainer
Casey is the founder and owner of Wonder Puppy. She is a national-award winner in the field of dog training; an internationally-recognized expert and speaker on canine behavior and training for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers; the Curriculum Director for Whole Dog Academy, a non-profit dedicated to improving the human-canine bond; and has helped build Wonder Puppy into a respected, four-time award-winning dog training business. In Casey’s twelve years as a professional trainer, she has had many adventures - from working with Autism Service Dogs and their families to being a Hollywood set trainer and appearing on reality TV shows.
 
Casey is from Knoxville, Tennessee and has a background in Psychology and animal behavior research from the College of Charleston, SC and the University of Tennessee. She draws much of her knowledge from growing up as an only child in a household where her siblings were the dogs her parents showed - German Shepherds, Borzois, and Mini-Dachshunds.
 
Today, Casey’s biggest inspiration is her wonder collie, Jackson, and a desire to make a positive change in how people relate to their canine companions.
  • Bachelor of Science - Psychology, focus in Ethology
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed
  • Director of Curriculum for Whole Dog Academy
  • Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Four-time top ten winner of the Spot Magazine's Best in the Biz Awards
  • Speaker at APDT Chile National Conference (2014, 2015)
  • Speaker at APDT USA National Conference (2012, 2013)
  • TV host for animal shelter reality TV show, Animal House 
  • Featured dog trainer for TLC Series, Little People Big World 
  • Interviewed on KGW Channel 8 and KPTV Fox12 news
  • Featured in stories for the Oregonian and La Opinion
  • Set Trainer for the IFC series, Portlandia
  • National Winner of the APDT Dr Robert Curan NewTrix Award (2011)
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Primary Level TAGteach Certificate from TAGteach International
Specialties include: Puppy Search, Bringing Puppy Home, Socialization, Basic Skills, Common Puppy Issues, Appropriate Play, Introducing New Family Members, Good Puppy Course, Great Puppy Course, General Anxiety/Fearfulness

Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA

Wonder Trainer & WoGo Trainer
Alex has been training dogs professionally since 2012 and joined Wonder Puppy in 2015. After moving to Portland, Oregon from the Northshore of Massachusetts, she began her dog education by volunteering for the Oregon Humane Society. It was working with shelter dogs that eventually led to the career that she's so passionate about today! Although she loves it all, dogs in play are Alex’s absolute favorite and you can find her happiest while leading playgroups at Wonder Puppy. In Alex's free time, you can find her hiking and swimming with her rambunctious rescue pup, Gordy, reading and couch lounging with her laid back rescue pup, ‘Old Man’ Kenny, racing bikes in the local OBRA circuit, or maybe just catching a movie with her pals!
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed
  • Oregon Humane Society Dog Trainer Prep Program Professional
  • Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • PetTech CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Volunteer Private Trainer for Family Dogs New Life Foster Program.
Specialties Include: Bringing Puppy Home, Socialization, Basic Skills, Common Puppy Issues, Appropriate Play, Introducing New Family Members, Good Puppy Course, Great Puppy Course, Leash Reactivity 
WoGo classes combine controlled playtime with relaxation and essential socialization exercises. There is an emphasis on parent education that teaches you how to read body language and what to do if your puppy becomes nervous or overly-excited in situations. First-time attendees receive a free socialization assessment and will be given a copy to take home!

Upcoming classes:

  • Class Full
    Sun Mar 26 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Mar 29 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Class Full
    Fri Mar 31 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Sun Apr 02 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Apr 05 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Fri Apr 07 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Sun Apr 09 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Apr 12 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Fri Apr 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Sun Apr 16 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Apr 19 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Fri Apr 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Sun Apr 23 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Apr 26 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Fri Apr 28 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Sun Apr 30 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed May 03 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Fri May 05 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA
  • Sun May 07 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed May 10 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm with Alex Schultz, CPDT-KA