Every relationship takes a bit of work. Let our Dog Training specialists help you and your dog build a powerful bond based on mutual respect and love.
Do you wish your dog would walk calmly on the leash? That he wouldn’t jump on guests or run away when you call? Dog owners facing these common challenges can think of the Paw Pad as their shooting star. We’ll make your wishes come true, and more!
Our Head Dog Trainer
Our leading expert is Amy Seibert, who began her professional caregiver career over 17 years ago. For the past few years she has successfully trained hundreds of dogs at the Paw Pad. Amy works with our nonprofit Praying for Paws to help prepare our rescue dogs for their forever homes. As a lover of dogs all her life, she treats every dog like her own. She uses positive reinforcement marker training to foster communication between dog and handler, opening the way for you and your pet to build a greater bond.
$25 Dog Training Evaluation
Every dog/owner pair has its own set of obstacles and needs. To make sure your pet is getting the most effective training, we offer a complementary evaluation at our McDonough facility. We’ll gather basic information about you and your pet and help define your training goals.
Options for All Needs
Private training sessions are our most popular and effective method. One of our trainers will meet one-on-one with your dog and guide him towards better communication and understanding. We take on both basic obedience training and behavior modification.
Using various techniques together, we strive to meet three goals:
- Teaching your dog to respond to verbal commands
- Teaching you and your family how to continue training into the home and beyond
- Ensure your dog retains his new knowledge with ongoing support and coaching
We also offer daycare training to our daytime visitors. These sessions last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour.
Boarding training is available to hotel guests staying a week or longer. Your dog will receive no less than two hours of training per day.
Dog Training Outcomes
Our training programs help your dog master common verbal commands such as sit, lay down, come, and heel. At the same time, we take on behavior challenges like leash pulling, barking, and jumping. Our personalized approach has helped dogs of all ages.
After your dog’s training is complete, your trainer will give you a “PAWgress report” detailing your dog’s performance. You’ll be given “homework” in the form of practice and exercises to solidify your furry friend’s new skills outside the classroom.