Tiny Tykes (0-12lbs)


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

Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA

Wonder Trainer
Danna has been an avid dog lover ever since she could remember and she has been training dogs professionally since 2013. At Wonder Puppy, Danna enjoys specializing in teaching group classes where she is passionate about helping both parents and puppies to learn the skills they need to live a successful life together. When not at Wonder Puppy, Danna is a part-time petsitter and is often found "nerding-out" at dog parks informing all of her friends what dogs are saying with their body language. Danna’s interests outside of the dog world consist of writing and performing music, spending time by the river and kickboxing!

  • Bachelor of Science - Liberal Arts/Psychology
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed
  • Wonder Puppy Program Certificate
  • Professional Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Pet First Aid/CPR Certificate Oregon Humane Society
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
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:

  • Sun Apr 30 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed May 03 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA
  • Sun May 07 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed May 10 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA
  • Sun May 14 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed May 17 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA
  • Sun May 21 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed May 24 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA
  • Wed May 31 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA
  • Sun Jun 04 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Jun 07 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA
  • Sun Jun 11 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Jun 14 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA
  • Sun Jun 18 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Jun 21 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA
  • Sun Jun 25 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Jun 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA
  • Sun Jul 02 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Jul 05 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Danna Nieto, CPDT-KA