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 Training

Group Courses    Private Lessons     Day Training     Board & Train    Trained Puppies

We now offer private training (both at the Pawsh facility and In-Home), group classes, day training, and board & train packages. Please get in touch with us with any questions you may have or to sign up for any of these services!

Whether you're a first-time pet owner who needs help with the basics, an experienced handler looking to advance your dogs' skills, a pet parent in need of behavior modification of severe issues, a dog lover who wants to work on pet-friendly public access, or a handler with disabilities needing help to teach your dog how to assist you with service dog tasks,  we have a program and package to fit your training needs! Please tell our trainer if you rescued or adopted your dog.

Training Philosophy:

We believe training should be easy and fun for everyone! We Prioritize safety and comfort to help simplify training for the dogs and humans we work with. We believe in effective and long-lasting behavior modification and training techniques customized to your needs to build your relationship with your dog and improve your lives together. Our training methods adhere to the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) Behavior Intervention Policy of the CCPDT to provide training excellence backed by evidence and competency. Our training program is unique in that our trainer can certify all dogs for service and train in all forms of training. No limits. Only knowledge. We want what's best for your dog, regardless of breed or lifestyle.

 What is the truth about positive reinforcement?

Positive reinforcement refers to introducing a desirable or pleasant stimulus after a behavior, making the behavior more likely to occur again. It is generally the best way to teach a dog a new skill; however, positive reinforcement alone is not always sufficient to achieve effective or lasting behavior modification. Here at Pawsh, we use balanced training methods to ensure LIMA adherence and training success! Note from the trainer- I know Much information about dog training is available to the general public, and much of it is conflicting. This can confuse the average pet owner because it's often hard to know whom to trust and what methods will work best for your dog. LIMA adherence means you can rest assured that we will work smarter, not harder, no matter which training service works best for your busy life. Our clients learn skills that help them better their dogs' lives to return some of the joy and love they give us without sacrificing safety. With that said, every dog is different, and we capitalize on that. Every dog has a unique training plan based on every amazing family's needs.

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Types of training we offer:

  • Management

  • House training

  • Potty training

  • Kennel training & Isolation training

  • Basic manners & obedience Relationship building 

  • Fixing common puppy problems

  • Canine communication

  • Marker training

  • Engagement training

  • Behavior modification

  • Behavior Adjustment Training (B.A.T.)

  • Reactivity reduction

  • Remote collar training

  • Off-leash recalls

  • Scent work

  • A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen Prep & Testing

  • Beyond C.G.C. (C.G.C.A. & C.G.C.U.)

  • A.K.C. S.T.A.R. Puppy program 

  • Public access training and testing

  • Service dog task training

  • Dog Sports Coaching (Rally Obedience, Barn Hunt, Agility, Conformation, Lure Coursing, etc.)

  • And more!

Issues we can help you fix:

  • Biting

  • Jumping on guests​​

  • Jumping on furniture

  • "Door-darting"

  • "Counter-surfing"

  • Not coming when called

  • Excessive barking

  • Reactivity with dogs, people, and other environmental stimuli

  • Cue reinforcement (say what you mean & mean what you say)

  • Conspecific (dog-dog) social issues

  • Stranger danger (human-dog) social issues

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Generalized Anxiety

  • Fear-aggression

  • Rebuilding a damaged handler relationship

  • Building confidence in a fearful dog

  • Fear of urban environments

  • Destructive behavior from boredom

  • Cue precision & accuracy (say it once!)

  • And more!

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Group Classes

Puppy Basics $300

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy $300

Manners & Obedience 101 $300

AKC CGC Prep $350

Beyond CGC (CGCA & CGCU) $350

Advanced Obedience $350

Adventure Dog Manners $350

Putting out the fires $350

(solving common puppy problems)

CLASSES COMING SOON

Call to join the waitlist for our next available courses starting in March!

All group classes are held on the same day/time each week. Each weekly session is 1 hour long and builds on training accomplished during the previous session. Up to 2 owners may attend each class with their enrolled pet; only those actively participating are allowed in the facility during class. All classes are held at Pawsh unless otherwise noted. All dogs participating must be current on vaccinations. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required for all group classes. ***No aggressive or reactive dogs will be permitted in group classes! We would be happy to help you and your pooch get to a better place, but we recommend a one-on-one session with our trainer before joining the group setting.**

 

What to bring:

 

4-6 foot leash (NO retractable leashes)

 Well-fit collar or harness

Training treats (can be purchased at Pawsh)

Training treat pouch is HIGHLY recommended but not mandatory for basic classes.

Please bring lots of love and attention to the class

All dogs AND owners must adhere to the group rules and regulations

Group classes
Private Classes

Private Sessions

Customized one on one sessions with our trainer to meet your personal goals. 

Private sessions @Pawsh facility

Single Private Training Session: Determined at Evaluation
6 Private Training Session Package: Determined at Evaluation

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Private sessions in your home

Single Private Training Session: Determined at Evaluation
6 Private Training Session Package: Determined at Evaluation
 

In home milage fee: within 8 miles of Pawsh facility included. $15 for every 8 additional miles
 

AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluation $50

Held at public, dog friendly location near our facility

No prior training with Pawsh required, must pass by AKC CGC standards of testing evaluation. 
 

Not sure which training services are right for you and your dog?
Schedule your complimentary 15-minute evaluation with our trainer to discuss your concerns and goals, and our trainer will help you pick the best option to fit your needs!

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Day Training

Want a well-behaved pooch but don't have the time to do all the work yourself? Check out our day training program, where you drop your pup off at our facility and our trainer does the work for you! Once the time is up, pick up a trained pooch, and learn how to maintain the behaviors your dog has learned through our trainer.

 

Included with each day-training package:

  • 30-minute consultation to set custom training goals and methods.

  • Daily Training report with summary of what your dog learned and homework to help you implement the skills worked on into your dog's routine at home.

  • Daycare play group access *dog-social dogs only*

  • One private in-facility session to review any skills worked on through the 

    package.

Day Training is offered Everyday

Drop off: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

or at 1:00 PM for PM 1/2 days

Pick up: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

or at 1:00 PM for AM 1/2 days

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Day Training

Boarding School

Are you too busy to train your dog but still expect good manners in your home? Or perhaps you have a high drive puppy that needs a quick behavior intervention? Our Board & Train program is our most intensive and hands-on training option. Your pooch will board at our facility and have one-on-one practice working with our lead trainer to ensure success!

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included in each board and train package:

  • 30-minute consultation to set custom training goals and methods.

  • Daycare play group access *dog-social dogs only*

  • one in-facility and one in-home private training session with our lead trainer to help your dog transition back to your home environment without losing their newfound skills.

Reset & Rescue Package - 1 week - Determined at evaluation

assesses mild-moderate behavior concerns through resetting your dog's management protocol and structure. teaches basic obedience, cue consistency, and reinforcement.

*Continued private sessions are highly recommended to maintain consistency with reintegrating back into your home*

Manners Matter Package - 3 weeks - $3250

fixes common problem behaviors, teaches basic manners and obedience with mild-moderate level distractions.

Perfect Pooch Package - 6 weeks - $6200

fixes common problem behaviors, and teaches basic

manners and obedience with moderate - high-level distractions.

Bomb -proof Pup Package - 9 weeks $10000

fixes mild-moderate behavior concerns, fixes common problem behaviors and teaches basic manners and obedience with moderate - high-level distractions.

Available Puppies

When looking for a puppy to add to your family, finding the perfect match is one of the most important elements in helping dogs and humans live a great life together. Whether bought, found or rescued, it is essential to find a dog that can live within your lifestyle. There are realities to the breed and the individual you select and starting any dog out with a great foundation is essential. And that's why we are here to help you get it right! 

Puppies

"Delightful Dog" Package

Healthcare & Grooming

  • Comfortable with regular baths & nail trims

  • Comfortable with sanitary trims (face, feet, fanny)

  • Comfortable with restraint necessary for medical procedures

  • Up-to date on vaccinations (records to transfer at time of puppy's arrival)


House training​​

  • Comfortable in kennel for up to eight hours overnight without accidents or anxiety

  • Comfortable in kennel for up to three hours through the day without accidents or anxiety

  • Will enter their "kennel" willingly on cue

  • Understand to go potty outside *with less than three accidents in their first week transitioning home

  • Comfortable navigating stairs and various different floor textures

  • Will not "counter-surf" or "door-dart" within reasonable circumstances

Socialization

  • Name- Puppy knows and responds to their name

  • Comfortable with interactions with other dogs of various ages and sizes

  • Comfortable being approached by and interacting with friendly human strangers

  • Comfortable with dog-friendly public environments

 

Communication 

  • Understands feedback from handler through the following markers:

    • "yes" - distinctive reward marker

    • "good" - continuous reward marker

    • "ay/uhuh" - Distinctive correction marker

    • "no" - continuous corrective marker

  • Understands system of rewards and corrections to reinforce correct behaviors

Leash Manners

  • Comfortable with collars and harness being fitted and taken off

  • Loose Leash Manners

  • Understand "heel"

  • Comfortable with short training walks and intense exercise walks up to one hour

Basic Manners

  • Sit to "say Hello"/ polite greetings

  • Understands "Off" to get off people, furniture, & etc

  • Understands Rules of play: no teeth touch skin

  • Understands "wait" to take food, treat, toy, etc 

  • Door Manners- will "wait" to cross doorways/ environmental thresholds

  • Understands release commands: "break" position "take" items and "all done" to finish a training exercise

  • Puppy understands "leave it" to disengage from any food, toys, people, other

  • dogs, or any potentially distracting stimuli

Basic obedience

  • "drop it" - will drop objects and moderately high value rewards on cue

  • "come" - comes when called reliably from 20 ft away

  • "sit" - will sit on cue from standing or "down" position

  • "down" - will lay down from seated or standing position

  • "stay"- will maintain position in any location on cue

  • "place"/"go to place" - will go to, and maintain their prefered postion on raised bed or specific "place" on cue

  • "touch" - will target their nose to handler's hand or objects

  • "paw" - will target their paw to handler's hand or objects

  • "kennel" - will enter kennel on cue willingly

Behavior

  • Understands "take a breath"

  • Will "settle" on cue

  • Familiar with practicing default calming behavior

  • No major signs of anxiety, fear, aggression, or behavior concerns as evaluated by our lead trainer

Ace the Doodle
ADOPTED! 

Magic the Akita

Toast the Doodle

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Puppies will need to have an adjustment period while they learn their new environment & people. This may take a few days up to a few weeks. Before you take your new puppy home you will be asked to schedule a session with our head trainer. This session is meant to assist you as your puppy assimilates into its new life with you and will include instructions and explanations on your puppy's schedule, nuances and routines. Please expect some transition issues with your puppy in the first few weeks as they are still young and will need some time to properly adjust. Please understand that we have built a solid training foundation for your puppy but training never really ends with any dog! They will need practice and reinforcement until at least 1 to 2 years of age. If your puppy has not met our expectations by the time their graduation date arrives, they will be kept in the training program  free of charge until they have satisfied the expectation.

Puppies are priced at $2500. Please contact us for more information

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