Services

Paw Pals Dog Training provides training in all levels of Real Life Dog Obedience, Behavior Consultations, New Pet Selection, Behavior Assessment, and Assistance Dog Training. We offer Convenient In-Your-Home Private Lessons, as well as Group Lessons. We also offer Workshops and Seminars – Please Contact Us to Schedule a Speaking Engagement.

Behavior Consultations

(Individual)

Ruh-roh! Someone needs to attend Obedience Training!

Ruh-roh! Someone needs to schedule a Consultation and In-Home Training!

Experiencing frustrating or problem behaviors? Is your dog terrific except for a couple of undesirable behaviors? Not sure what to do next? Don’t give up on your canine companion — schedule a Behavior Consultation to address the behaviors you are having difficulty with so you can enjoy life again with your best friend.

Location: In the convenience of your own home
Fee: $125 (up to 2 hours)
Appointment: Please call 706.483.3400

Private Lessons

(Individual)

Bella and her Premier Gentle Leader.

Bella and her Premier Gentle Leader.

For the busy but caring owner, we schedule one-on-one lessons in your home or other agreed upon location at a time that is convenient for you. Early lessons are available before your work day begins. The lesson plan is developed specifically with your goals and your dog’s abilities in mind.

Location: In the convenience of your own home or otherwise agreed upon location
Fee: After the initial Consultation, In-Your-Home Private Lessons (lasting 1 hr) are $75/each OR SAVE by purchasing a Multi-Lesson Package: 6 lessons for $330, 4 lessons for $240, or 3 lessons for $195.
By Appointment: Please call 706.483.3400

Puppy Kindergarten

(Group Lessons)

Millie at Puppy Kindergarten

Millie at Puppy Kindergarten

The best way to get your puppy and yourself on the right track from the very beginning. Includes socialization, puppy obedience, and information on how to handle puppy behaviors. This is a 4-week course. Puppies should be 10 weeks to 20 weeks old at the start of the class. Please bring all puppies to class on a flat or martingale collar, or harness, and a 6 foot leash. Rewards and other supplies are provided by your instructor. ** Please no chain collars or leashes, or flexi-leads in class. Thanks! No flip flops in class as they are a hazard when working with dogs.** Please contact us with any questions at pawpalsdogtraining@gmail.com.

Location: D’Tails Pet Grooming, 1275 Marks Church Rd, Augusta, GA
Fee: $60
Registration: Online at pawpalstraining.com/class-registration or call Paw Pals at 706.483.3400.

A copy of your puppy’s Rabies vaccination certificate is required if your puppy is 20 weeks of age or older and may be emailed to Paw Pals at pawpalsdogtraining@gmail.com.

2018 PK Dates:

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24, Jan 31 This class is full

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Feb 7, Feb 14, Feb 21, Feb 28

Sunday afternoons @ 1:00 – Feb 18, Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 4 This class is full

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Apr 11, Apr 18, Apr 25, May 2 This class is full

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30 This class is full

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Jun 6, Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27

Sunday afternoons @ 1:00 – Jun 10, Jun 17, Jun 24, Jul 1 This class is full

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Jul 11, Jul 18, Jul 25, Aug 1 This class is full

Sunday afternoons @ 1:00 – Jul 15, Jul 22, Jul 29, Aug 5

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29

Sunday afternoons @ 1:00 – Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26, SKIP Sept 2 for Labor Day, Sept 9

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Sep 5, Sep 12, Sep 19, Sep 26 This class is full

Sunday afternoons @ 1:00 – Sep 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7 This class is full

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Oct 3, Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24

Sunday afternoons @ 1:00 – Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4 This class is full

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Oct 31, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21

Sunday afternoons @ 1:00 – Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9

Wednesday evenings @ 6:30 – Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12, Dec 19

Real Life Basic Obedience

(Group Lessons)

Elizabeth and Beau

Elizabeth and Beau

In our Real Life Basic Obedience Lessons we cover all of the exercises needed to have a well-mannered canine companion, including: sit, down, come, stay, leave it, tricks, etc. Those who are interested in conformation or obedience will have laid a foundation that can easily be translated to competition. This is a 6-week course of instruction and is open to dogs that are 12 weeks of age or older. Although puppies 12 weeks of age and up will be accepted into this course, it is recommended that dogs up to 20 weeks of age attend Puppy Kindergarten to address strictly puppy issues and learn important social skills during their prime developmental stages.  *no flip flops in class as they are a hazard when working with dogs.* *This is an outdoor course, so please dress accordingly.*

AUGUSTA LOCATION: D’Tails Pet Grooming, 1275 Marks Church Rd, Augusta, GA

2018 RLBO DATES:

Saturday mornings @10:00 – Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10

Thursday evenings @ 6:30 – Mar 15, Mar 22, Mar 29, Apr 5, Apr 12, Apr 19

Saturday mornings @ 9:00 – Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21

Saturday mornings @ 9:00 – Apr 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, Jun 2 This class is full

Thursday evenings @ 6:30 – May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, Jun 7

Saturday mornings @ 8:00 – Jun 9, Jun 16, Jun 23, Jun 30, Jul 7, Jul 14

Thursday evenings @ 6:30 – Jun 14, Jun 21, Jun 28, Jul 5, Jul 12, Jul 19

Saturday mornings @ 8:00 – Jul 21, Jul 28, Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25

Thursday evenings @ 6:30 – Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30, Sep 6, Sep 13, Sep 20 This class is full

Saturday mornings @ 9:00 – Sep 8, Sep 15, Sep 22, Sep 29, Oct 6, Oct 13 This class is full

Thursday evenings @ 6:30 – Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8

Saturday mornings @ 10:00 – Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 1, Nov 10, Nov 17 This class is full

Saturday mornings @ 10:00 – Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15, Dec 22, Dec 29, Jan 5 2019

Fee: $125 for the 6-Week Course

**REACTIVE DOGS REQUIRE INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL AND COST $200 FOR THE 6-WEEK COURSE**

Registration: Online at pawpalstraining.com/class-registration or call Paw Pals at 706.483.3400.

** A copy of your dog’s current Rabies vaccination certificate is required. Please email it to pawpalsdogtraining@gmail.com**

** Please no chain collars or leashes, or flexi-leads in class. Please do not wear flip flops or slide-on sandals to class as they are a hazard when working with dogs. Thanks! **

 

Real Life Intermediate Obedience

(Group Lessons)

Ceyenne

Ceyenne

In our Real Life Intermediate Obedience we focus on proofing the behaviors learned in Real Life Basic Obedience: increasing reliability, working at a distance, and transitioning into the off-leash work of Real Life Advanced Obedience. This is a 6-week course.  *This course is held outdoors, so please dress for the weather* *Please do not wear flip flops as they are a hazard when working with your dog*

** A copy of your dog’s current Rabies vaccination certificate is required. **

** Please no chain collars or leashes, or flexi-leads in class. Thanks! **

AUGUSTA LOCATION:D’Tails Pet Grooming, 1275 Marks Church Rd, Augusta, GA

 2018 RLIO DATES: 

Saturday mornings @ 11:15 – Feb 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10

Saturday mornings @10:15 – May 12, May 19, May 26, Jun 2, Jun 9, Jun 16

Sunday afternoons @ 4:30 – Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11

Fee: $140 for the 6-Week Course

Registration: Instructor Approval Required Call Paw Pals at 706.483.3400.

** A copy of your dog’s current Rabies vaccination certificate is required. Please email it to pawpalsdogtraining@gmail.com**

** Please no chain collars or leashes, or flexi-leads in class. No flip flops in class as they are a hazard when working with dogs. Thanks! **

 

Real Life Advanced Obedience

(Group Lessons)

Ozzy

Ozzy

This is a 7-week course. In our Real Life Advanced Obedience course the goal is to attain reliable and consistent off-leash responses from our dogs. This off-leash work is the foundation of most specialty-types of training including Agility, Field Work, Obedience Trials, etc. The skills developed in this course are extremely valuable as safety is an issue when dogs are off-leash. Wildlife abounds not only on hiking trails but also in many areas of the Springs and surrounding communities. Next time you go hiking with your dog off-leash and a Mountain Lion runs across the trail in front of you it is imperative that your dog is under voice control.


Note that this is an outdoor course so please dress accordingly. A copy of your dog’s current Rabies vaccination certificate is required.

** A copy of your dog’s current Rabies vaccination certificate is required. **

** Please no chain collars or leashes, or flexi-leads in class. Thanks! **

Fee: $150
Registration: Instructor Approval Required Call Paw Pals at 706.483.3400.

2018 RLAO Dates:

Saturdays @ 12:30 – Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31

Saturdays @ 9:15 – Jun 16, Jun 23, Jun 30, Jul 7, Jul 14, Jul 21, Jul 28

 

Traildoggin’ 101

(Semi-private Lessons)

Traildoggin' 101

Rosie in Traildoggin’ 101 Class

Traildoggin’ is a 5-week course of instruction that covers trail safety, trail gear, trail etiquette, applicable laws regarding dogs on trails. Handlers are expected to have basic obedience control of their dogs while on-leash or a safety line. Class size is strictly limited to 3 dogs with no more than 1 dog per handler. It is highly recommended that all handlers and their dogs undergo a fitness examination by a licensed physician and veterinarian to ensure they’re fit enough to participate in this course.

Location: Meeting at Various Parks & Recreation Areas Around the Area
Fee: $225
Registration:

Note that this is an outdoor course so please dress accordingly. A copy of your dog’s current Rabies vaccination certificate is required.

** A copy of your dog’s current Rabies vaccination certificate is required. **

** Please no chain collars or leashes, or flexi-leads in class. Thanks! **

** Online registration and payment is available – proceed to the next page. **

Next Traildoggin’ 101 Class Dates

 

Traildoggin’ 201

(Semi-private Lessons)

Coming back down the trail in Traildoggin' 201 Class

Coming back down the trail in Traildoggin’ 201 Class

Traildoggin’ 201 is a 6-week course of instruction, meeting for 2 hours per lesson, that covers trail safety, trail gear, trail etiquette, applicable laws regarding dogs on trails. Handlers are expected to have basic obedience control of their dogs while on-leash or a safety line. Class size is strictly limited with no more than 1 dog per handler. It is highly recommended that all handlers and their dogs undergo a fitness examination by a licensed physician and veterinarian to ensure they’re fit enough to participate in this course.

Location: TBA – Meeting at Various Parks & Recreation Areas Around the Area
Fee: $275
Registration: A copyy of your dog’s current Rabies vaccination certificate is required. Additional supplies will be required for these lessons. Participants will be notified of required supplies prior to the start of lessons. **

Next Traildoggin’ 201 Class Dates:


 


Traildoggin’ 301

(Semi-private Lessons)

Akira taking a break

Akira taking a break

Traildoggin’ 301 is a 6-week course of instruction, meeting for 3 hours per lesson, that covers trail safety, trail gear, trail etiquette, applicable laws regarding dogs on trails. Handlers are expected to have basic obedience control of their dogs while on-leash or a safety line. Class size is strictly limited with no more than 1 dog per handler. It is highly recommended that all handlers and their dogs undergo a fitness examination by a licensed physician and veterinarian to ensure they’re fit enough to participate in this course.

Location: TBA –
Fee: $300
Registration:

** A copy of your dog’s current Rabies vaccination certificate is required. Additional supplies will be required for these lessons. Participants will be notified of required supplies prior to the start of lessons. **

Next Traildoggin’ 301 Class Dates:

 

Assistance Dog Training

(Individual)

Service Dog and Hearing Dog training and certification are offered on an individual basis. After an initial intensive 2 – 4 week training period in the Trainer’s home, the dog and family undergoes this training in their own home to ensure the development of a strong and lasting bond between dog and person that leads to a team relationship. A suitable dog must meet certain minimum requirements including having passed a temperament test, being physically sound for the duties that will be required of it, etc. It is sometimes possible to train a family pet for these duties, but a suitable dog will be located by the Trainer when necessary.

Fee: Varies based upon behaviors taught with a $1500 base fee. All costs will be calculated prior to commencement of training, and will be disclosed in the proposal after the lesson plan is developed. The base fee is due at signing of contract between Trainer(s) and Client(s).

Speaking Engagements

Schedule Elizabeth to speak at your club, shelter, clinic, or specialty group events. She is available to speak on a variety of topics including: why Puppy Kindergarten and how to launch it; how to transition from traditional to positive training methods; evaluating and modifying rescue dogs’ behavior; reading dogs’ body language; growing your business.

Please contact us for further information.