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Dog Training | Paws 'n Claws in Erie, PA

At Paws ‘n Claws we believe that dogs are truly meant to be your best friend. Obedience isn’t just about compliance, it’s about motivating our dogs to want to do what we need them to. We commit to non-aversive, force-free and fear-free training with positive reinforcement. There’s no equipment required because you’ll learn that your best training tool is your own voice. Our recommendation is a group class where your dog will be around other dogs and people, which gives them real life experience you can’t get at home.

PLEASE NOTE:  Our training classes take place at our Erie location (1530 West 26th Street)

 

Puppy at Paws 'n Claws Pet Care in Erie, PA.

Group Class Details:

  • 6 week course - $125
  • Maximum of 6 dogs per class
  • No prerequisites for Level 1 classes
  • Proof of vaccinations is required

All classes require the following:

  • 6-foot leash (retractable leashes are not permitted)
  • Plenty of delicious, soft treats
  • Patience and a sense of humor

*Additional items may be needed and will be specified on the first day of class.*

If you are interested in signing up for any of our classes, print and complete the Application Form below for the class starting on the date of your choice.  Once the application is completed, drop it off at the the Erie location with full payment to hold your spot.

 

Puppy Social Club! - $10 , WEDNESDAYS, 7 PM

Held once a week, puppy playtime hour for dogs under 5 months of age and under 25 pounds in weight to learn how to play in a group! Breaks included Q&A on potty training, chew toy training and socialization issues! In order to participate, we require the puppies to have the second of the three rounds of Parvo/Distemper vaccine as required by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB).

 

PUPPY - LEVEL 1 (Group Class)

Off-leash training classes for dogs under 6 months of age. Focus on socialization with dogs, people, and things while also teaching basic manners. We take a preventative approach to navigate common puppy pitfalls! AKC STAR Puppy test included at the end of required six weeks (a $10 Value!)

APPLICATIONS FOR PUPPY - LEVEL 1 (LINK BELOW)

PUPPY - LEVEL 1 Application Form (Erie) - February 2 - Mar. 8, 2020 @ 3:00 PM (Sundays) 

PUPPY - LEVEL 1 Application Form (Erie) - March 5 - April 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM (Thursdays)

 

PUPPY - LEVEL 2 (Group Class)

Prerequisite: Level 1 or comparable test out.

Off-leash training class for the adolescent dog. Focus on continued training and socialization under intense distractions. Demonstrations on getting dog’s energy out and behaviors from level 1 are expanded and reinforced to get you through the adolescent dog phase.

APPLICATIONS FOR PUPPY - LEVEL 2 (LINK BELOW)

PUPPY- LEVEL 2 Application Form (Erie) - March 22 - May 3, 2020 @ 3:00 PM (Sundays)

**PLEASE NOTE:  THERE IS NO CLASS ON 4/12/20 (EASTER HOLIDAY) FOR THE CLASS ABOVE** 

 

ADULT - LEVEL 1 (Group Class)

On-leash training class for dogs over 6 months of age. Introduction to reward based, preventative, behavior substitution training, and basic manners. Teaching dogs to settle, loose leash walking, stay, all on cue. Introduction to AKC Canine Good Citizen behaviors.

APPLICATIONS FOR ADULT - LEVEL 1 (LINK BELOW) 

ADULT - LEVEL 1 Application Form (Erie) - January 26 - March 1, 2020 @ 1:00 PM (Sundays)

ADULT - LEVEL 1 Application Form (Erie) - February 17 - March 23, 2020 @ 7:00 PM (Mondays)

ADULT - LEVEL 1 Application Form (Erie) - March 17 - April 21, 2020 @  7:00 PM (Tuesdays)

 

ADULT - LEVEL 2 (Group Class)

Prerequisite: Level 1 or comparable test out.

On-leash training class for dogs over 6 months of age. Behaviors from first level are put to the test with intense, real-world distractions. Different reward systems, phasing out food, and getting reliable behaviors is the focus. AKC Canine Good Citizen behaviors are expanded and focused on.  

APPLICATIONS FOR ADULT - LEVEL 2 (LINK BELOW) 

ADULT - LEVEL 2 Application Form (Erie) - March 15 - April 26, 2020 @ 1:00 PM (Sundays)

**PLEASE NOTE:  THERE IS NO CLASS ON 4/12/20 (EASTER HOLIDAY) FOR THE CLASS ABOVE**

ADULT - LEVEL 2 Application Form (Erie) - April 6 - May 11 @ 7:00 PM (Mondays)

 

 

 

Got a pupppy or adult dog that needs trained?

Enroll in the a training class at Paws 'n Claws today!