Dog Training

We Speak Dog!

From basic obedience to behavior modification, South Paw’s dog training programs can teach you and your dog the skills necessary for a long and happy relationship.

Our trainers are certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, the only recognized and accredited certification for dog trainers nationally. We offer a personalized assessment and training plan to meet your goals, as well as customized training for specific behavioral issues.

South Paw uses holistic, reward based, positive dog training methods. These training techniques are cutting edge and scientifically proven to achieve the best, long term results.

We can help with:

  • Basic Obedience
  • Advanced Obedience
  • House Training
  • Chewing, Digging
  • Excessive Barking
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • On-Leash Reactivity
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Proper Socialization
  • Resource Guarding
  • Shyness/Under Socialization
  • Fear Issues
  • Reactivity
  • Aggression
  • Many other behavioral issues

Initial Assessment
We will meet with you at your home to discuss your training needs. From there, we will tailor a specific program for you and your dog.
$30 (Waived when you sign up for training)

Individual In-Home Training
These are private lessons where we come to your home and work with you and your dog. We teach you proven training techniques to achieve the results you want. We also assign homework for you and your dog to work on until our next session. The extent of your ability and commitment to work with your dog will set the pace for how quickly your dog’s training or behavior modification progresses.
$80 per session

Day Training
This option is best for people who have busy schedules but want their dog to stay at home. We’ll set up a behavior plan specific to your dog and your needs and then we’ll do the training for you! We’ll come to your home while you are at work to train your dog every day or several times a week, determined by your location and goals. After each session, we’ll leave you notes and information on what your dog has learned that day. After your dog completes the program, we schedule a transfer session where you learn how to reinforce and continue the training. We also offer free support any time after the training, by phone or email, should you have any questions or issues. 

At South Paw Pet Services, we are committed to helping rescue dogs become whole again, and strengthening the bond between dogs and their owners. We offer specialized training for rescue dogs suffering from:

  • Fear biting
  • Resource guarding
  • Lack of socialization
  • Aggression
  • Plus many other issues

Rescue is one of our specialities. See our ‘Chained To Trained’ videos.

South Paw offers a 20% discount on training to 501(c)3 rescue groups.

Call us for more information. 757-963-5015

If you are searching for a new companion animal, please consider adoption.