PAWS requires proof of vaccines for all of our classes. The following vaccines are required to enroll in any class with PAWS: DAHPP, Bordetella (Kennel Cough), and Rabies. Please bring a copy of you vaccines to the first class. Click her for information on required VACCINES.
Please see the bottom of this page for our class calendar. *We offer payment plans for our group obedience classes. Call Shari for more information*
****Due to the popularity of our classes, we require PRE-Registering for all classes.
If you show up the night of a class without pre-registering, we can not guarantee a spot available to you. ****
All About Impulse Control!
A lack of impulse control can cause a multitude of behavioral issues. They can range from not paying attention, to chasing squirrels or cars, not coming back when called, pulling on the leash, jumping all over you, furniture, and people they meet, counter-surfing, and eating objects like rocks, and mulch. If mishandled, these behaviors can turn into frustration on leash or around your home.
This class will cover advanced levels of Recall (come when called), loose leash walking, heel, stay, automatic sit, Leave-it, Drop-it with high value objects, proper greetings of dogs and people. We will focus on teaching your dog to control emotions and take direction from you. This will open the door to some proper off-leash work.
Graduation Diploma is earned.
Prerequisite: Obedience I & Obedience II. Obedience III is strongly recommended but not required.
Exactly how it sounds, this class is geared towards more advanced commands and distractions. At the end of this class, you will have the option of taking the Canine Good Citizen test (CGC by the AKC). Your dog will be suited to accompany you to busy places or real life situations. When you graduate this class, you should be better prepared for an active lifestyle. This 5-week course is designed specifically for dogs 6 months and older. Certificate of Completion earned.
Prerequisite: Obedience I, Obedience II, or equivalent.
Whether you have mastered the basic commands, or you are still having challenges around distractions, this class is for you and your dog. The curriculum is geared towards real life situations. We will help you integrate everything you learn into your everyday life. With new commands like Stay, Heel, Place, and Targeting, the class is mentally stimulating to your dog. This 5-week course is designed specifically for dogs aged 6 months and older.
Certificate of Completion earned.
Prerequisite: Obedience I or equivalent.
Private sessions are held at Dave's Pet City in Ludlow. This class is a 1-on-1 for anything you may need help for. This includes any type of behavior or help with commands . The sky is the limit!
This class is designed for ALL puppies and dogs. This class will teach you and your dog all the basic commands. Sit, Down, Wait, Drop-it, Take-it, Leave-it, Come When Called, walking on a leash, household manners, potty training, body language, how to establish control through mind games, real life obedience, and so much more! By the end of this class, you will learn how to read your dog and know what they are thinking. This 5-week course is designed specifically for puppies and dogs 10 weeks or older. Certificate of Completion earned.
Canine Nose Work is a fun search and scenting activity that all dogs and people can enjoy. The sport was created to provide an opportunity for the companion and sport dog to have an outlet for their natural hunting and scenting abilities. In this sport, the dog uses their nose to locate a target scent or odor. This is not tracking, it is odor detection. The advantage of the sport is that it can be done just about anywhere. Don’t know how to exercise your dog when it is freezing outside or when we have 100 º temperatures? Canine NoseWork is the answer!
Canine Nose Work helps to build the dog’s confidence, reduce environmental sensitivities, and provide mental and physical exercise through teamwork. The nose work game teaches the handler how to read their dog and build a team relationship while having lots of fun.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) has several classes that can earn your dog a title. Canine Good Citizen and Trick classes are the start. Watch the calendar for news of upcoming classes.
*** Paypal Payments are subject to a $6.25 convenience fee. This fee will show up on your invoice as a "shipping charge". You do not need a Paypal account to purchase a class. All you need is your credit/debit card billing address and an email address.***
TEAMWORK is the basis of this Agility II Class! You and your dog will learn to work off-leash and from a distance from the obstacles. This is still a non-contact Agility course.
The classwork consists of foundation exercises to motivate your dogs and get them used to following you as well as build skills they will need to do the obstacles off--leash.
If you have any question about how to sign up, or questions about which class is right for you and your dog, call Shari at 508-414-7017 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO SOCIALIZATION CLASSES:
Saturday, April 7
Saturday, May 5
Saturday, May 26
* Classes and calendar may change without notice.*
Rally Obedience (Rally-O) is intended to promote positive relationships between dogs and owners based on trust and respect. Rally-O encourages participation of ALL dogs, purebred or mixed breed, pets or titled champions as well as physically-challenged dogs and/or handlers.
Rally-O is a program for dogs and their owners. Dog and handler use directional signs to go through a numbered course within an allotted time.
This is a 1-hour drop-in class.
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This class is a fun and inviting way to teach your dog how to do tricks. Earn titles and accelerate through all 4 levels of class to become a Trick Dog Performer!
Hosted by the AKC, tests are given one the 5th week of class.
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As an introductory course, we will only be focusing on 3 types of obstacles, the Non-Contact Agility (Jumping, Weaving, and Tunnels). All dogs will be able to work at their own pace and on their own levels towards the ultimate goals of performing the official obstacles.