Friendly Paws Classes

Our classes are held at the store on Monday nights and the next series will start June 19 2017. Classes are held for four weeks.
Puppy Classes – 7:30PM (puppies six months & under)
Adult Classes – 8:30PM (all dogs over six months old).

Dog-running-jpgRegistration is required to attend. Classes are limited to five dogs, last four weeks and are 50 minutes each session. People are being trained as well – so please attend with anyone who is managing behavior in the home if possible.

Classes are taught by Michelle Ward of Mission: Impawsible Animal Training. She completed her dog training certification in 2010 through Animal Behavior College. Michelle then worked as a trainer and adoption counselor at Washington Area Humane Society, primarily helping previously deemed “aggressive” dogs become adoptable. During that time she began training other animals including completing parrot training classes at the National Aviary. Michelle completed college level courses in Animal behavior at Unity College of Maine, has studied with Sophia Yin and completed Pet First Aid & CPR. Michelle is in the masters program at Ohio University studying the behavioral ecology of wild birds, and plans to go on to get her PhD in animal

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

Puppy & Adult Classes – $65.00
**You must purchase the class to hold your space.**
**No refunds for no shows**

If you have adopted your pet in the last 6 months please bring paperwork with you to the first class or before and get a $20 credit toward treats or other merchandise at the shop.

puppy classPuppy Class
Get your puppy socialized and ask all the questions you want to know. Puppy classes are a combination of socializing and getting down the basics of training and creating a relationship with each other. Start off with puppy play time, to get that invaluable interaction puppies need in order to be comfortable around other dogs.  Then its down to business. We will lay the foundation of training by teaching your new puppy his or her name, starting to come when called, focus/eye contact, and learn what “Good dog!” means. We then move into some basics, such as sit, down, stay, and behaving on the leash.

dog schoolAdult Basic Class
Lay a better groundwork for a deeper, more understanding relationship with your canine companion. A cover-all-the-bases class where we review the fundamentals of positive reinforcement, then use these principles to shape good behaviors.  We will cover sit, stay, down, come, focus, walking loose leash and walking with distractions.  Whether you have a young rambunctious ball of energy or an older dog who needs to brush up on manners, the is a good class to solidify the basic skill you need for all training.

Sign Up
Next Classes Begin June 19th, 2017
and run for 4 weeks.
If you want to reserve your spot, email to get the password to sign up. Class size is limited. Visit  Class Payment to enter the password and move forward toward a calm and relaxed home. Once you have paid for the class please fill out this registration form. Please pay on Paypal before filling out the registration form. Thanks!

Visit our Training Supplies page for items you may find helpful in working with your pet.
Please note: Vaccination paperwork should be provided at the first class meeting. Puppies should be up-to-date in their series. Adults should have received puppy shots and a booster shot at one year old.