There will be NO EXCEPTION to these rules.

If your dog is not up to date on required vaccines, please make an appointment to see your veterinarian to obtain the proper vaccines for your dog to attend class.

A copy of your vaccines will be required at the first class. If you do not bring a copy of your vaccines, your dog will be isolated from the other dogs in the first class or you may be asked to leave and come back with your proof of vaccines.  This is for the safety of all dogs attending class. Please understand that viruses and diseases are very easily transmitted, so this is for the safety of all Pet Parents and animals. 

If you would like to email your vaccine information prior to class, please feel free to do so.  Please send them along with your name, your dog's name and the class you will be attending.  Email:

Thank you for your understanding.  If you have any questions, please contact Shari @ 508-414-7017

The pet parent will be responsible for the management and updating of all vaccines.  PAWS requires the following vaccines in order to take part in our training classes at Smithland Supply in Ludlow, MA:

  •  Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepetitis, Parainfluenza (usually listed on your vet paperwork as DHPP).
    If you have a puppy, the first 2 sets of the vaccines are required.  If your puppy only has one set of vaccines, the second set will be required at least 1 week before your dog attends their first class.
  • Rabies.  Most vets will not vaccinate young puppies for rabies before they are 5-6 months of age. You can still enroll a puppy after they are 10 weeks of age without having a rabies vaccine.  If your dog is over 6 months of age and you still do not have a rabies vaccine, please call your vet and have the rabies vaccine given. This must be given at least 1 week before your dog attends their first class.
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough). The Bordetella vaccine MUST be given within 6 months of your enrolling in class. 

Required Vaccines