About Us

Jason Tonkin

Jason Tonkin has dedicated the last 19 years of his life to working with dogs, and studying their behavior. Jason's clients enjoy sessions that combine his skills and knowledge with an open communication. Both the dogs and humans benefit from this and owners are always in the know about their dog's process.  Jason enjoys all aspects of training, he specializes in behavior modification and dealing with particularly difficult dogs. 

Merissa Micochero

Having been raised on a farm, Merissa's passion for animals began at a very young age.  Her upbeat personality combined with years of knowledge makes each session a positive experience for both dog and handler.  While she enjoys seeing dogs improve their basic skills, she specializes in the areas of human aggression and reactivity, tricks, obstacles and competitive obedience.

Our Friends


Paw and Hand K9 is a family owned and operated business designed to help you with your dog. The services we offer were designed, have been and continue to be modified after years of working with and helping people like you. We offer a variety of services and maintain a flexibility to adjust these services to fit your specific needs. Our 'facility' is a small farm equipped with a dog barn, dog room, training field and obstacle course. We also have livestock as well as plenty of dogs to offer people an environment in which they can work around other animals if that's what they need to work on. Our priorities start with our family, our dogs and our clients. The method for fastest response is to text 503-779-7985, otherwise please message us thru facebook or call. We do our best to respond to all messages however our days are pretty full with dogs and their humans; sometimes we get pretty backed up on them. We do look forward to hearing from you though! Until then please do take care, and happy training.
   -Merissa Micochero & Jason Tonkin