About

Dawn Gilkison currently owns one dog, Deagan, a Large Munsterlander.  Deagan is a hunt, point, and retrieving breed who pursues upland birds and waterfowl with Dawn and her partner and is in training for agility competition.  Nicky, a Border Terrier, recently passed away at age 17.

Deagan, Large Munsterlander
Deagan

In addition to owning and operating Positive Solutions Dog Training (Portland, Oregon metro area), Dawn teaches biology at a community college and previously was a high school science teacher.

Dawn earned a B.A. in Biology from Reed College where she first became interested in animal behavior,  a M.S. in Biology from San Diego State University where she researched social behavior in captive wolves, and teacher certification from Lewis and Clark College.  Dawn is also a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.  All this education has created a life-long learner who continues to apply the science of animal learning to the art of dog training.

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On the agility course with Arrow
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Pixel, Arrow, and Nicky in the snow

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