Prefer a 1-on-1 setting for obedience training? Private sessions can be arranged around your schedule and location to address obedience and additional issues.



$500/5 x 1 hour lessons



Not sure where to start with your dog, but know that a start is necessary? An hour long consult includes an evaluation of your dog and a plan to move forward.


Payment and registration required prior to participation.
No refunds or class credits are offered.
Five personal sessions expire 5 months from first session.
Puppies are required to have vaccinations complete to train in public.



Northwest, Southwest, North, Northeast, Southeast, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville


Ideal for evaluating specific dog behaviors in the home and family environment, and puppies that have not completed vaccinations.


Ideal for building your confidence and your dog's confidence away from home while working amongst environmental distractions.



Matt Nitzberg has trained dogs and their handlers for over 14 years. During that time he has worked with law enforcement K9 units for maintenance training in patrol, narcotics, explosives and tracking.

As a youth, Matt's parents gave his family the gift of growing up with dogs. In his adult life, Matt was fortunate to receive another gift when he met his dog training mentor, Marv Gangloff. Marv has shared with Matt over 40 years of knowledge and experience in obedience, behavior, and the difference between the two.

Matt's goal for the PDXK9 client is to educate the handler how to guide their dog as opposed to Matt “fixing” the dog for the client.


Many dogs have the potential to learn from and respond to the guidance of their handlers. The key is the amount of time, effort and consistency required by each handler to achieve a strong relationship.

Coupon provided to Matt's family in 1975 for their second Doberman, Sam.

Master Trainer, Marv Gangloff of Mar-Ken International K-9 Training Center

Marv has been a dog behavior specialist and trainer for over 40 years. In addition to being a P.O.S.T. certified instructor, coordinator and evaluator, he was a member of the first committee that established the P.O.S.T. guidelines for law enforcement service dogs. Marv has authored various material on dog training as well. Marv is an expert witness on law enforcement K-9's and dog behavior related cases. Marv has been instrumental in the development of Matt as a trainer.


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