Puppy Training Dog Training Classes near Danvers, MA
APPLICATION FORM Your application and prepayment holds your place in the class you register for. We require 72 hour notice of cancellation for full refund. Group classes are not the place to socialize an aggressive dog. If your dog has issues with people or with other dogs, it should be handled privately.
Open to puppies aged 8-17 weeks. Unlike some "big box stores" our hall is safely secured by a double door system, allowing us to provide proper socialization, and training, both on and off leash.
6 Weeks One orientation class without dogs, and five weeks of training. Next classes start:
Saturday, March 30, 9-10 AM
Saturday, May 18, 9-10 AM
BASIC MANNERS Your dog must be non-aggressive with both people and unfamiliar dogs to attend this group class. Dogs from 17 weeks and up are welcome. 6 Weeks One orientation class without dogs, and five weeks of training. Next six-week sessions start: Thursday, March 28, 7-8 PM
BEYOND THE BASICS Prerequisite: Dogs taking this class must have passed either our Puppy Kindergarten or Basic Manners Class. Beyond the Basics helps you improve your dog's skills, and work on new ones. 6 Weeks Next six-week sessions start: Tuesday, April 9, 7-8 PM We're sorry, this class is cancelled.
ROCKET RECALL Come when called every time! One orientation class without dogs, and four weeks of training. Someday, someone will leave a door open, or a gate unlatched. Imagine your relief if you can just call and your dog comes right back! 5 Weeks Next six-week sessions start: Thursday, April 11, 8:15-9:15 PM This class is postponed until April 25
POLITE LEASH WALKING CLASS Who's Walking Whom? One orientation class without dogs, and four weeks of training. 5 Weeks Next six-week sessions start: TBA
TINY TYKES BASIC MANNERS
Dogs 15 pounds or less 6 Weeks One orientation class without dogs, and five weeks of training. Saturday, March 30, 10-11 AM
CLICKER TRAINING & TRICKS CLASS One orientation class without dogs, and four weeks of training. 5 Weeks TBA
CLASS MAKEUP POLICY
Lecture/orientation class can be made up by phone.
Other class sessions may be made up by attending another group's class - see instructor for details.
Cleo went to the Rainbow Bridge in April 2013
We are so proud that Cleo, a graduate of our Tricks Class, was the very first Newfoundland ever to earn an Expert Trick Dog Title from Do More with Your Dog. She was owned and loved by Roseann Benson and trained with positive training.
Photo used by permission: Donna Kelliher Photography
A word about pricing and quality.....
Unlike pet stores, we operate a facility that is solely used for training, thus our sole motivation is your dog's behavioral well being.
We have a double door entry system that is designed as a safeguard against accidental escapes. Thus, we can help your pup learn on off leash skills as well as on leash skills.
Your head instructor is a college graduate with a degree in behavioral science, and has invested thousands of dollars in continuing education workshops, seminars, books, DVD's and webinars, all with the purpose of maintaining a current and superior knowledge base. Your instructor has pursued additional continuing education at one of the premier dog trainer schools in the United States, also known as the Harvard of dog trainer schools, Jean Donaldson's Academy for Dog Trainers.
Interns/apprentices occasionally assist at Paws for Praise. Our current intern is a former teacher who holds a master's degree, has studied dog behavior at a local community college, and runs a successful dog walking and leash training business on the North Shore. She's well versed in behavioral science and a great dog handler as well.
We hope that you recognize how hard we are working to see that the quality of instruction you receive at Paws for Praise is of the highest caliber. Our prices reflect our personal and business commitment to quality, and are very competitive with similarly educated professionals.
These are just some of the industry leaders whose videos/books/seminars/webinars your instructor has watched, read, or attended:
Dr. Ian Dunbar
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
Karen London, Ph.D.
Susan Friedman, Ph.D.
Dr. Nicholas Dodman
Dr. Jean Dodds
and many more!
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