Training at Paws Inn

Anytime you get a new canine – whether puppy or adult, breeder-raised or rescue, you need to take a Training Class! Even if your dog isn’t new, but needs some manners and a chance to interact with people and other dogs, you can get all the help you need at Paws Inn.

Beginner Puppy

For puppies 8 - 12 weeks old.

Work with your puppy on, foundational skills:

• Sit & Off

• Desensitizing

• Jumping & Housebreaking

• Puppy Biting

• Crate Games

• Socialization

Four weekly, 45-minute sessions.

Paws Inn – Level 3

(AKC Community Canine)

Level 1 is a prerequisite for this class.

Level 2 is recommended.

The objective of this class is for you and your dog to be out in the community demonstrating confidence and control. Scenarios covered:

• Waits under control while you sit at a table

• Walks on a loose leash

• Walks on loose leash through a crowd

• Stays in small group (3 other people with dogs)

• Waits in a group with other dogs while you talk

• Remains under control while people approach you carrying items

• Walking by and leaving an object on ground

• Distractions and stays

One hour sessions, once a week, for six weeks.

See test-items/ for more info.

Paws Inn – Level 2

(AKC Canine Good Citizen)

Level 1 is a prerequisite for this class.

This class expands on Level 1 training by adding more distractions and using games to enforce training skills. Some games we play include hot dog races, “Duck, Duck, Grey Duck,” and a “mock” dinner (with real food!) where your dog learns to display good manners in situations involving food. This fun class also covers the skills needed to complete the Canine Good Citizen certification and includes the CGC test on the last night. Topics covered:

• Stays with distractions

• Off leash control

• Learn to self evaluate current to future training skills

One hour sessions, once a week, for six weeks.

See for more info.

AKC S.T.A.R Puppy

For puppies 8 weeks to 5 months old.

Gain insight into your puppy’s behavior and body language. Establish good social skills and behaviors, while building a relationship with your puppy. Topics covered:

• Socialization with people and dogs

• Handling at Veterinarian or Groomer

• Sit, Down, Stand, and Off commands

• Bite inhibition (mouthing)

• House training

• Other issues and questions that arise during puppyhood

One hour sessions, once a week, for six weeks.

Week 6 will include testing for S.T.A.R. Puppy certification. See for more info.

Positive Reinforcement

Paws Inn Pet Essentials training program makes use of ONLY positive reinforcement pet training approaches. Some pet training business that offer "Board and train" will certainly do whatever it requires to obtain fast results with your pet including utilizing choke chains as well as shock collars. Paws Inn Pet Essentials does NOT employ any kind of aversive dog training techniques on your pup unless especially asked for by you and also concurred by us in advance.


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