Helping Eugene/Springfield dog owners solve problem behaviors with their dogs

  • Curbing leash pulling, greeting problems, jumping, and other naughtiness. 
  • Stopping bad dog behaviors at the source and helping train what You want.
  • Teaching you the right way to address fear, aggression, and related behaviors. 

Helping Eugene/Springfield dog owners solve problem behaviors with their dogs

  • Fixing leash pulling, greeting problems, jumping, and other naughtiness. 
  • Stopping bad dog behaviors at the source and helping train what You want.
  • Teaching you the right way to address fear, aggression, and related behaviors. 

Navigating dog training isn't easy without a guide

If this is you, chances are you could use a helping hand!

Giving Freedom Back

With training you'll able to start doing the things you want to do with your dog. No more worrying about their stressful behavior holding you back. Your adventures await!

A Part of the Family

Including your dog in your life will become a reality. No more needing to hurry back home because you have to take care of the dog, no more excluding them. Instead, they'll be right there by your side.

Customized Training for YOUR needs

Life is a balancing act. Customized and focused training is an investment that gets you to your specific goals without turning your life upside down.

Giving Freedom Back

With training you'll able to start doing the things you want to do with your dog. No more worrying about their stressful behavior holding you back. Your adventures await!

A Part of the Family

Including your dog in your life will become a reality. No more needing to hurry back home because you have to take care of the dog, no more excluding them. Instead, they'll be right there by your side.

Customized Training for YOUR needs

Life is a balancing act. Customized and focused training is an investment that gets you to your specific goals without turning your life upside down.

Jumpstart your training journey

Courses and Programs

Resources

Testimonials

How we work

Interested in learning with us and elevating your skills as a dog owner? 

Resources for you

Curated resources to jumpstart your training journey with your dog.

Stories of Success!

Real dog owners, real problems, real dog training results and success! 

Courses and Programs

Resources

Testimonials

How we work

Interested in learning with us and elevating your skills as a dog owner? 

Resources for you

Curated resources to jumpstart your training journey with your dog.

Stories of Success!

Real dog owners, real problems, real dog training results and success! 

Courses and Programs

How we work

Interested in learning with us and elevating your skills as a dog owner? 

Resources

Resources for you

Curated resources to jumpstart your training journey with your dog.

Testimonials

Stories of Success!

Real dog owners, real problems, real dog training results and success! 

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The relationship and bond that we build with our dogs make them part of our family.

We want to share joy and fun in life with our canine companions. Camping, hiking, outdoor cafes, wineries, beach trips and all the adventures our PNW playground has to offer us, enjoying it all with our faithful dog. Sharing your life with a dog means more than just having a pet.

Hi dog owners, I’m Nicole and as a dog owner myself, I know what it feels like to not be able to share those things with your dog. To wish you could bring them more of the world, but be stuck because their behavior just isn’t compatible with the lifestyle you want to share. Missing out on things you want to do, not being able to include them; it’s frustrating and sometimes disappointing. 

I give freedom back to dogs and their owners, empowering owners to live the lifestyles with their dogs that they want to have, without conflict or fear. Let’s get your journey started and get you the help you need today!

What People Are Saying

Kris and Brooke

We chose Pupgrade Dog Training because it offered a service that we found no where else. Additionally, we wanted to find a trainer who only took a few dogs at a time, to ensure our pup was getting the attention she needed.

What we liked most was that our Pupgrade trainer showed genuine interest in training our pup as well as educating us on best practices for training. The when, how, and why of dog training basics were clearly explained and demonstrated. Working with a Pupgrade trainer was way better and more reliable than trying to sift through hundreds of articles online. Overall, the service was above and beyond!

Pupgrade dog training cares about the success of each and every client.

Kris & Brooke

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Melissa G.

Pupgrade was recommended on the Greenhill shelter website, and I wanted to use positive reinforcement rather than punishment.

Nicole is very knowledgeable and brilliant at training dogs as well as with teaching people. She is passionate about dogs and turns the necessary training into fun!

The training is great and we really appreciate how much it is helping.

Melissa

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Tamera

Nicole is absolutely fantastic! She works with all types and breeds of dogs with various behavior issues and special needs.

I saw how Nicole values each dog for their own personality and every dog loves her. From my observation, Nicole doesn’t treat dog training like there’s only one way to train every dog.

I highly recommend Nicole!

Tamara

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Jane Carter

Our German Shepherd, Moe, can be a very challenging guy sometimes. We’ve been working with Nicole for nearly a year now and we appreciate how very reassuring and encouraging she is with us. She helps us set realistic goals as pet owners and always provides positive tips and techniques to help us shape our dog’s behavior. She is patient when we don’t do all of the training exercises and keeps encouraging us to keep working even when progress is slow. Moe is definitely making progress and he’s calmer and more fun to be around.

Thanks Nicole!

Jane

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Kevin - Edda

Nicole has excellent customer service, was spot on in her observations of my dog, and brought any concerns to my attention in a kind and compassionate way. I particularly appreciated the one-month package for the two dog camp days per week and the handy pick-up and drop-off service, something that would have been impossible for me with recent injuries limiting my mobility.

There are so many awesome things I have learned from Nicole and I have appreciated her care for my dog.The value of this package was excellent and I couldn't have had a better experience with Nicole.

Thank you, Nicole, for such a great experience for Edda and me!

Kevin

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Patrice and York

I reached out to Nicole to help me with my rescue pup. He is sweet but obviously a little scared of things that I really wasn’t always able to identify. Nicole was so kind and patient with both of us! We have made a lot of progress and will continue to do so with her help. Thanks Nicole!

Patrice

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Chris

Very helpful! The whole family learned from our training.

Chris

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How Does it All Work?

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Reach Out to Us!

We want to get to know you, hear all about what’s going on with your dog, your challenges, your goals and aspirations with them. We also want to be able to recommend the best possible course of action for an owner in your shoes and get you on the right track with your dog. 

Give us a call or book your consultation and take the first step of your journey.

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Get a Customized Training Plan

Every dog and owner team is different. Unique goals, needs, and problems mean that a one size fits all approach isn’t the best way to go. 

The training plan and program you’re placed in will be structured to suit your needs and find the best route to finding the success you want with your canine companion.

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Better Behavior in Your Grasp

With the structure and support of our training plans, you’ll start seeing unwanted behaviors fade and be replaced by all the things you actually want from your dog. 

Gone are the old ways of hoping for the best. Now you’re prepared to tackle new opportunities and adventures with your dog right there by your side.