Training

Training Program Overview

The Ultimate Puppy Program – Training and Daycare from 8 weeks to 6 to 8 months

Puppy Board & Train Program – Basic Training in our home from 8 weeks to 4 months

Puppy Day Train Program – Training + Daycare from 8 weeks to 5 months

Downtown Day Training Program  – Intensive Day training for Basics over 4 months to Adult

Therapy Dog Program – Training through Therapy Dog Certification over 4 months to Adult

One on One Training – Private Lessons where we train you from 8 weeks

Show Handling – Conformation Handling in Private Sessions from 8 weeks

The Ultimate Puppy Program

The Right Combo of Training and Daycare to Educate the Perfect Puppy

We want your puppy to be a joy to have in your home and a dog who is welcomed in the home of others. We want him to be comfortable on rides in the car, at a baseball game or dance class and on a walk around town. Our goal is to help you have a puppy who has good house manners, plays well with children and other dogs, enjoys handling and can just hang out with you. They will walk well on leash, be okay in the crate and come when they are called. The Ultimate Puppy Program is designed to accomplish all of this with a healthy dose of fun and exercise thrown in.

Age of Dog – Starting at 8 to 16 weeks

Location – A Place for Paws and Paws on Main

Cues Taught

  • Hand Target – Touch
  • Sit until Released
  • Down until Released
  • Boundary until Released
  • Release Cue
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Coming when Called
  • Greetings Practice
  • Drop It
  • Leave It – Bowl, Hand, Floor, Walking & Offered
  • Tricks – Sit Up, Spin, Leg Weave, Bang & others

Components of the Program

  • 3 weeks of Board & Train OR 3 weeks of Puppy Day Training
  • 36 Daycare Sessions to be used over four months (average two visits per week)
  • 8 sessions of Downtown Day Training at Paws on Main (after 5 months old)
  • 4 Private  Lessons (2 after each training set)
  • 6 Playtime Passes
  • Unlimited Focus Class
  • Progress Reports
  • Unlimited Email or Text Support
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Test

Time Frame to Complete

Five to Six Months

Puppy Board and Train

Personal Loving Puppy Training in Our Homes

Let us clean up the messes!  We do the work so you can enjoy your puppy.

Designed to get your puppy started off on the right paw.

Your puppy will live in our home as part of our family while learning the basics of training and socialization. With our positive and loving methods, your puppy will become an excellent student and come to you with a foundation to be a great pet!

While in our care, your pup will learn

  • House Training
  • Crate Training
  • Car Riding
  • Bite Inhibition
  • Coming when Called
  • Walking with you
  • Stay and Wait
  • Leave It
  • Impulse Control

Included in our training program

  • Socialization with people and dogs
  • Field Trips for new experiences
  • Doggy Daycare for Exercise and Fun
  • Private Lessons to transfer handling skills to you and your family
  • Two months of phone, text or email support

Available to puppies under 6 months of age

Two week minimum

Programs up to five weeks.

Puppy Day Training

Training & Fun at Puppy PlaySchool

We’ll train your dog then we’ll show you how to work with him.

Designed to give you all the basics for a great pet.
We will work with your dog on basic obedience, socialization and any special needs that you may have for your dog’s training. Each day at our daycare your dog will have several training sessions as well as some serious playtime. His trainers will be working on a plan that we have formulated just for him and the needs of your family.

Included in our training program:
Socialization with people and dogs
Field Trips for new experiences
Doggy Daycare for Exercise and Fun
Private Lessons to transfer handling skills to you and your family
Two months of phone, text or email support

While in our care,
your dog will learn:
Coming when Called
Walking with you
Stay and Wait
Leave It
Impulse Control
Tolerance for Handling
Bite Inhibition
Crate Entry
Target Training

Available to dogs of all ages
who can come to Doggy Daycare

The Attentive Dog - Downtown Day Train

The Attentive Dog  – Downtown Daytrain Program

Dogs over Five Months old

Goal—we work with dog and transfer to owner attention, basic manners, walking & crating

Age of Dog – over five months

Location – Paws on Main

Cues Taught

  • Hand Target – Touch
  • Sit until Released
  • Down until Released
  • Boundary until Released
  • Release Cue
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Come when Called
  • Drop It
  • Leave It Basics – Bowl, Hand Floor

Components of the Program

  • 8 Lessons in two weeks of four consecutive days Tuesday through Friday
  • 2 Private Lessons
  • 3 Group Focus Sessions
  • 3 Playtime Passes
  • Progress Reports
  • Unlimited Email or Text Support for three months

Time Frame to Complete

Four Weeks plus Focus Classes

The Caring Dog - Therapy Dog Program

The Caring Dog Program is designed to help you train your dog to be welcome anywhere and to provide comfort, happiness, healing and stress relief to others in a variety of situations. Your dog can help brighten someone’s day!

Age of Dog – over five months with some prior training

Location – Paws on Main & A Place for Paws

Cues Taught

  • Hand Target – Touch
  • Sit until Released
  • Down until Released
  • Boundary until Released
  • Release Cue
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Heel with Auto Sit
  • Come when Called with Auto Sit
  • Wait in Sit at Doorways
  • Greetings Practice
  • Say Hello (Visit)
  • Drop It
  • Leave It – Bowl, Hand Floor, Walking & Offered
  • Tricks – Sit Up, Spin, Leg Weave, …..

Components of the Program

  • 8 Daytrain Lessons in two weeks of four consecutive days Tuesday through Friday

Plus 4 Daytrain Lessons over four weeks

  • 6 Private Lessons
  • Two Facility Visits
  • Unlimited Group Focus Sessions
  • Unlimited Playtime Playtime Passes
  • Progress Reports
  • Unlimited Email or Text Support lifetime
  • Canine Good Citizen Test & Therapy Dog International or Canine Good Citizen Advanced

Time Frame to Complete

Four Months

TDI & CGC Tests & Certification

Therapy Dogs International

Therapy Dogs International is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registering therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, schools, other facilities and wherever therapy dogs are needed. A dog must be at least one year of age to receive TDI Certification

AKC Canine Good Citizen

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This rapidly growing nationally recognized program stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and basic training and good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test receive the designation of Canine Good Citizen.

One on One Training

We have found that the the quickest and easiest way to teach the basics or do any kind of problem solving is to teach it with only one or two dogs per instructor to limit the distractions. This is why we developed our One on One training program. Once the dog has mastered the first steps, our Focus Class is a wonderful way to continue their education. One on One training gives the owners a chance to really understand and enjoy the process of training their family dog for life.

What will we work on?

We can work on a variety of behaviors during your one on one sessions. These could include:

  • Attention and Eye Contact
  • Getting the basics: Sit, Down, Stand
  • Sit for Greeting – no more jumping on family and guests
  • Coming when Called
  • Moving attention – walking on a leash without pulling, paying attention to owner, and ignoring the other dogs. Then you can teach him anything!
  • Wait – sit, down, and stand
  • Acceptance of Handling
  • Begin Supervised Separation
  • Problem solving session for barking, digging, chewing, mouthing, house-soiling, etc.
  • Silly pet tricks: Spin, Play Dead, Touch (ring bell, push ball), Leave-it (treats on paws), Shake, and Beg.

Our basic obedience course is offered as a private session with you and your dog and an experienced Paws instructor. Sessions are one half hour long and will be customized to you and your dog. Each lesson will involve a review of your training program, demonstration of what to do along with actively training your pet. All of our training instruction uses positive reward based methods.

What will you work on?

Your sessions will be customized to your dog but can include any of the above as well as more individual problems.

When is One on One training offered?

This training is by appointment so we can set up a time which is truly convenient for you.

Lessons are a 1/2 hour long.

Three passes to our Focus class are included in the One on One package.

A 6-time Play Pass is included with all multiple lesson packages. This pass is good for Thursday night and Saturday playtimes.

Show Handling Training

Show Handling classes are customized and geared for each client with full instruction in conformation training to help you and your dog become a winning team.  Singles or small groups are welcome. Available by appointment.