Power Skill Training

Empowering pups to meet their full potential!


About Me

Samuel has extensive experience training dogs in both an individual and a group setting. Over the course of his career, he has honed his skills in behavioral work, specializing in complex anxiety, reactivity, and play dynamics by working with hundreds of dogs to increase their success as companion animals. Because of his skill in working with both humans and dogs, Samuel has gained recognition in Portland as one of the city’s premier trainers in the area of separation anxiety and dog-dog reactivity. Samuel’s passion is helping fearful and insecure pups reach their full potential, as well as helping puppies on their way to becoming well balanced dogs.
Recently, Samuel and his scraggly terrier, Rick, have discovered nose work, and are enjoying sniffing out all the excellent adventures that their downtown haunt has to offer. Samuel is also passionate about helping clients find low-cost, everyday opportunities for enrichment to compliment the behavioral work that they are engaged in with their dogs. 
Samuel uses he/him pronouns.


Testimonials from My Clients

What’s Being Said

Samuel is an outstanding teacher. He is patient, creative, responsive, and does more than teach your dog... he teaches YOU to teach your dog. We've worked with him on and off for several years and keep coming back for help, advice, support, and friendship. Expert dog training is an investment in your family, and I am so glad we invested in Samuel!

Allie S.

Getting our pup connected with Samuel felt like a miracle. We had such a hard time finding someone who was qualified and not looking to take advantage of vulnerable dog owners with exorbitant rates. Our dog, Hemy, is a rescue and when we moved, his separation anxiety was retriggered. We couldn't leave the house for more than 10 minutes with him trying to break out. It was a really difficult and stressful time. The retraining process was very hard work but we couldn't have done it without Power Skill Training. Our sessions were short and addressed all needs and questions. Best of all, we'd have a thorough follow up email with what discussed in case we forgot. After about five months of regimented training, he's now back to his normal self and we can leave him for a few hours without an issues. It's amazing. Can't recommend Samuel and the Power Skill Training team more. Thank you!!

Emily P.

Samuel's Power Skill Training significantly change our German Short Hair Pointers behaviors! Samuel was patient and focused when working with us. He really helped us understand how our own behaviors were impacting our dogs habits. He listened closely to what we were trying to accomplish and put clear plans in place to get us there. I think the true test of a professional trainer is how much the dog loves working with the trainer. Our dog absolutely loves spending time with Samuel. We would highly recommend Samuel and Power Skills Training.

Frank S.


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  • Wed, Apr 21
    Apr 21, 3:00 PM
    Portland, OR, USA
  • Wed, Apr 21
    Apr 21, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
    Portland, OR, USA
  • Sun, Apr 25
    Apr 25, 2:15 PM
    Portland, OR, USA

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