Meg Sanders

Meg Sanders's picture


About Me
First Name: 
Last Name: 

Meg Sanders is the owner of Ruff to Refined Dog and Puppy Training. She is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), a Certified Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right instructor, and a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed, through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She is a master educator who takes pride in her client-communication and teaching skills, ensuring a plan for success! Meg is committed to working with families and their animal partners in a fun, relaxed, and positive environment to promote desirable behaviors and a strong human-canine relationship. She pursues continuing education through extensive research and reading, attending workshops and conferences, online courses, and networking with other trainers.


Meg cannot remember a time when she did not feel a special connection with all types of animals; she had a special affinity for dogs. Meg befriended all of the neighborhood dogs and quickly made a name for herself as the go-to dog-walker, trick-trainer, and dog-sitter amongst her neighbors.

As an adult, Meg's love for dogs grew. She became intrigued with humane training methods, which led her to volunteer with the Greater St. Louis Training Club (GSLTC), a non-profit organization that offers training classes to the public using positive, force-free methods. As an elementary school teacher, she saw a way to combine her passion for dog training with her teaching expertise to help people train and deepen their relationships with their dogs.

Meg has worked as lead trainer for puppy-socialization and adult dog-manners group classes, provided private dog and puppy training in clients’ homes, developed and implemented a seminar course for pet owners about positive training basics and how dogs learn, and co-taught a course for beginning trainers. She now lives, plays, and trains in beautiful Beaverton, Oregon, near Portland, with her husband and two rescued Dobermans.

Services Offered: 

Consultations and Training Services that:

  • Are personalized to meet individual circumstances and needs
  • Utilize positive, force-free methods based in current science
  • Are conveniently offered in-home or in-park/public places
  • Include all family members

Preparing for Your New Puppy or Adult Dog Adoption, Puppy Start Right Program for Beginning Behaviors and Socialization, Foundation Manners, Advanced Behaviors and Public Appearances, Tricks and Games, Problem-Solving 

Services Offered Summary: 
Meg offers personalized service for the pet-dog owner, including new puppy and adult dog set-up and training, puppy socialization, family dog manners, tricks, and individualized problem-solving. Private in-home and in-park/public sessions are available.
Contact Information
Phone Number: 
+1 (503) 268-7177
11605 SW Holland Ln
97008 Beaverton , OR


Member for
3 years 2 months