Accelerated Obedience Classes

AKC Trick Class

5-Week Course for $125


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.


NO SOCIALIZATION CLASSES:
​Saturday, Sept. 5

Level 2

Intermediate


5-week course for $150



Obedience III


5-week course for $125

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.

Level 3

Off-Lead Prep


5-week course for $150



Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for ALL our classes.

Level 4

Whistle Training


5-week course for $150



Pet First Aid &
CPR Course


The PAWS Training Group has teamed with The Pet Hero Program to bring you pet first aid & CPR certification courses.  Become a Pet Hero and learn life-saving techniques.

For more information, please click here. 

There are 2 ways to reserve your spot in the class you would like: 


1.)  Call Shari at 508-414-7017

2.)  You can reserve and pay for your class by clicking the class and date you want below & enrolling. Payment in the form of cash, check, or charge (debit) will be handled the day of your class, at the first class.

Service

Packages


The PAWS Training Group is now offering discounted packages for our training and other services. Our discount service packages make great gifts! For more information on these Services Packages, please click here

* Classes and calendar may change without notice.*

Level 1

Beginner


7-week course for $150



Obedience II


5-week course for $125

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.  





Rally-O Classes


Registration is REQUIRED!


5-Week Course for $125


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.

Rally-O goes beyond basic heeling by interspersing over 40 obedience movements with the sits, turns and paces of traditional heeling. It also requires a brisk pace, positive attitude and happy demeanor.


Private Sessions


  • One-hour Private Session is $75 each

  • Four-hour Private Session is $275

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!


Obedience I


5-week course for $125


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.

Socialization Classes

 This is a one-hour class.

Registration is REQUIRED!


 



For more information,
​ please
click here.

Canine Nosework Classes


5-week course for $150


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.



AKC  Classes

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.

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     Accelerated Obedience Classes are designed to get the most out of training with your dog.  We use a balance of positive reinforcement methods and corrective methods to work your dog through all basic commands, off-lead, and whistle training.  These accelerated obedience classes will get results fast and will prepare your dog for becoming off-lead in 22 weeks.  This course will be fast-paced and highly effective for most dogs. *** This course is ONLY for dogs over 25 pounds, and six months of age who have passed Obedience I, or equivalent.***

         Whether you are a first-time pet parent, or you have shared your entire life with dogs, you will find success with this program!

          MORE INFORMATION

​​​Obedience Classes​

held at Smithland Supply, 433 Center St. Ludlow, MA 01056



 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* 

****Please Remember we REQUIRE PRE-Registering for all classes. 

Our class sizes are very limited due to Covid-19.   ****

Obedience IV


5-week course for $125

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.