Free Trainer Talk; Recall


Sunday, April 30th at 2PM
Does your dog run out the door? Run after squirrels? Deer? Leaves? Learn how to motivate your dog to return to you. It’s a process and one of the hardest skills to teach your dog but with patience and practice you and your pooch can be successful.

Please do not bring dogs to this session. If you have a travel chair to bring, please do so. If possible, please bring anyone in the household who is working with your dog so everyone is consistent.

This session will be hosted by JoAnna Sidote of Connecting Spirits, LLC. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Ohio University with a biology major and psychology minor for animal behavior. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and a Mentor Trainer in the Animal Behavior College training program. JoAnna has trained and shown dogs since 1992, including a Miniature Poodle and a Doberman Pinscher. Since 1997 she has used clicker training, a positive-based training method. Using clicker training, she has had the honor of working with many species including but not limited to dogs, horses, cats, alpacas, goats, wolves, coyote, fox and squirrels.

JoAnna has competed over the past 20 years with 5 different dogs of different breads in agility, conformation, obedience, rally obedience, canine good citizenship, and therapy dogs. JoAnna’s passion is to help others achieve that special connection with the animals in their lives.

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Experienced Groomer Needed


We are so busy we need another groomer! We are looking for an experienced, patient, friendly, hardworking, dedicated, nice, people friendly, pet friendly, cooperative, willing to work with others, love what you do, dependable, groomer to come work with us in our busy shop. Opportunity for full or part-time hours and every other Saturday.  Willingness to step in and help out with other hours if other groomers are ill or need time off.

Must be able to lift large dogs 60lbs+. We do have hydraulic tables. Must have reliable transportation. Please be fun to work with and love animals.

Cat grooming a plus but not required.

Please drop off resume and references at the shop or email. Excellent store discounts and pay is based on experience and very generous. Apply at Friendly Paws Pet Supplies & Grooming, 940 E. State Street, Athens OH 45701/Email:

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Puppy & Adult Classes

puppyOur classes are held at the store on Monday nights.
Puppy Classes — 7:30PM (puppies six months & under)
Adult Classes — 8:30PM (all dogs over six months old).

Registration is required to attend. Classes are limited to five dogs, last four weeks and are 50 minutes each session.

Pre-payment of $65 for a four week class is required. Spots are not held until payment is made online. Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds once spot is held.

If you have adopted your dog from a shelter or rescue within the past six months you will receive a $20 credit in the shop.

For more information and to sign up visit

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Rate your Pet Food/Recall Notifications

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Have you signed up to get email notifications about recalls for your pet food? Dog Food Advisor and Truth About Pet Food are valuable resources. Visit these websites and sign up. While you are there, check out how your pet food rates. If you don’t buy it at Friendly Paws, you may be surprised by what you find.

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In Case You Haven’t Heard…

we love puppies

We will never sell ANY live animal for profit. All pets who come from chain pet stores are coming from unsavory conditions and dealers. Use your voice, don’t shop in chains who support misery. Looking for a cat or dog? Adopt through Looking for fish or a pocket pet? Our local pet shop Fish N’ Stuff is an ethical shop which carries reptiles and fish. We love Athens because Athens loves LOCALLY OWNED!

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What Are You Feeding Your Pet?

Beneful – such a pretty bag! Look at all those veggies and meats! And the price, you would think you are feeding your dog a good-for-him diet right? Unfortunately you would be wrong. Most grocery store foods are not made from quality ingredients. Feed your pets better for LESS at Friendly Paws!

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Overnight Pet Sitting in Your Home


Did you know we offer pet sitting and dog walking services? Our sitters can come spend the night, visit one to three times a day and take care of your mail too! No kenneling! Book ahead as we have limited availability. We also offer farm care services, call for information and an estimate.

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