Puppy Day Camp (9-20 weeks of age)


This class is taught by:

Casey Newton, CPDT-KA

Owner, Wonder 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

Christina Perez, CPDT-KA

Wonder Trainer
Christina started her dog training career in 2008 by mentoring with Casey Newton, founder of Wonder Puppy. Over a period of four years, Christina helped build WP into the successful business it is today! In 2014, Christina took a hiatus to train and exercise dogs through her own business, PDX Dog Quest, and now she is thrilled to be back at Wonder Puppy which she considers to be her training home. At WP, Christina enjoys leading group classes, playgroups, and private lessons. She also sits on the Board of Directors and teaches future dog trainers in their Dog Trainers Certificate Program for Whole Dog Academy, a local non-profit dedicated to improving the human-canine bond. When Christina isn't training dogs, this Pacific Northwest Native can be found hiking, doing yoga, and frolicking with her two rescues, Clyde an old soul Shepherd Mix, and Nora a feisty Aussie Mix.
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator 
  • Wonder Puppy Program Certificate
  • Board Member - Whole Dog Academy
  • Professional Teacher - Whole Dog Academy
  • Pet First Aid/CPR Certificate - American Red Cross
  • Voted top 10 dog trainer in Portland by Spot Magazine (2012/13)
Specializes in: Puppy Search, Bringing Puppy Home, Socialization, Basic Skills, Common Puppy Issues, Appropriate Play, Introducing New Family Members, Good Puppy Course, Great Puppy Course, Leash Reactivity, Dog Park Safety, Multiple Dog Household

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 22 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Tue Oct 23 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Christina Perez, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Oct 24 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Christina Perez, CPDT-KA
  • Mon Oct 29 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Tue Oct 30 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Christina Perez, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Oct 31 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Christina Perez, CPDT-KA
  • Mon Nov 05 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Tue Nov 06 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Christina Perez, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Nov 07 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Christina Perez, CPDT-KA
  • Mon Nov 12 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Tue Nov 13 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Christina Perez, CPDT-KA
  • Wed Nov 14 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Christina Perez, CPDT-KA
  • Thu Nov 15 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Casey Newton, CPDT-KA
  • Fri Nov 16 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with Christina Perez, CPDT-KA