One on One Training

The cornerstone of our training program is our One on One training. We have found that 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. Once the dog has mastered the first steps, a group class such as Beyond the Basics 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.


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

Learn our positive, problem solving approach for new challenges or situations through your dog’s lifetime.

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 for all puppies under 8 months of age

Two week minimum

Programs up to five weeks.

Doggy Day Training

At A Place for Paws Doggy Daycare

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

Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog International

Preparation for you and your dog to take and pass The AKC Canine Good Citizen and TDI Therapy Dog Test

Our CGC/TDI Preparation class is open to all dogs 5 months and over. It is designed to help you and your pet become a great team that is welcome anywhere.

Dogs must be over 1 year to received a TDI certification. Registration is required for classes.

We offer quarterly classes and testing for the Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International tests.  This includes four group classes for a month weeks prior to testing.  Skills will be reviewed including:

  • Proper Greeting Behavior
  • Loose Leash Walking with Distraction
  • Sit & Down Stays
  • Settle for Handling
  • Supervised Separation
  • Food Avoidance
  • Acclimation to Infirmities

All CGC/TD classes are taught by AKC approved trainer/evaluators.

Classes   5 sessions + Practice Test + Certification Test   Test fees included.

Group Class starts June 21, 2016 & September 27, 2016 

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.

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.

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.