Canine Training

5 Minute Dog Training

We’re sure you’ve heard it before: “you only need to do five minutes of exercise four times a day to stay healthy!” Well, the same is true for dog training! Sometimes dedicating the time to actually working with your dog…

A small dog jumps through an agility hoop outside during training class.

Advance Your Dog’s Training!

Your dog knows basic cues like ‘sit’, ‘stay’, ‘come’, and ‘down.’ They walk well on a leash and know how to alert you when they need to go outside. They can focus well and look to you for direction and…

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Junior Dog Trainers

Empowering Kids Through Dog Training! Where kids learn responsible pet ownership and positive animal interaction. In this 5 week class (week 1 is for humans only), our experienced trainer guides children through the process of understanding dog behavior and dog…

dog trainer works with a terrier dog

Benefits of Working With a Professional Trainer

January is National Train Your Dog Month, as designated by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Did you know AWS has a professional training program? AWS’ team of certified trainers love helping our community of dogs and dog-loving families! Together…

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Trick: Make Focusing Fun

Do you have a dog who loves to pull? What about a dog who easily finds distractions? Or perhaps your pup feels overwhelmed by various stimuli? If so, we have a fun trick for you to learn: making focusing fun!…

Man and son hold a dog training certificate while puppy sits obediently beside them

Dog Training with Kids

Tip: Get the Kids Involved in Training! 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗶𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼, 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀! You’ve been working hard to train the dog, but don’t forget the kids! From a young age, you…

A small, brown dog sits on a red blanket in front of Christmas backdrop.

TIP: A Fear-Free Holiday

Amidst the festive cheer, good food, and hustle and bustle that the holiday season brings, your dog might be secretly wishing for a quiet and fear-free holiday at home. Even the most social dog can find a surge of people,…

A small dog looks up at the camera from his bed on the floor of his home.

Treat Retreat for Fearful Dogs

Do you have a fearful or shy dog? Many pups experience fear when introduced to new people, places, or situations, and it can be frustrating for pet parents. No matter how frustrated we get, however, it’s always worse for our…

A puppy puts their paws on the counter with their tongue out.

How to Control Counter Surfing

We’ve all been there; you’re right in the middle of cooking and you turn your back for just a moment and suddenly, your half-baked, tasty treat is gone! You glance down and see that Fido has nabbed your masterpiece right…

Shelter Dog Learning

Whether they are ready for adoption or still working on their manners, we make sure that the eligible canines in our care (shelter dogs) get the proper exercise and stimulation by working their body and brain. They are regular visitors…

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Small Breed Learn & Play – Agility and Obstacles

Small Breed Learn & Play is a series of one-time sessions that build upon the training and obedience skills you learned in our Basic Training class. It is a great way to reinforce good behavior, learn new skills, bond with your dog and have fun.

Puppy Learn & Play- Yuletide Youngsters

Learn & Play for puppies brings together training skills and doggone fun in short weekly sessions. Each session, led by one of our certified professional dog trainers, includes a mix of socialization, obedience training, life skills, play and fun!
Five puppies sit on stands and face the camera during a training class.

Small Breed Learn & Play – Scent Work

Small Breed Learn & Play is a series of one-time sessions that build upon the training and obedience skills you learned in our Basic Training class. It is a great way to reinforce good behavior, learn new skills, bond with your dog and have fun.
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Puppy Learn & Play – Leash walking

Learn & Play for puppies brings together training skills and doggone fun in short weekly sessions. Each session, led by one of our certified professional dog trainers, includes a mix of socialization, obedience training, life skills, play and fun!
three small young dogs run around and play in a grassy field

Puppy Learn & Play – Wheels & Sounds

Open to puppies 8-19 weeks old. Learn & Play brings together training skills and doggone fun in short weekly sessions. Each Learn & Play session, led by one of our certified professional dog trainers, includes a mix of socialization, obedience training, life skills, play and fun.

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