Dog Training & Puppy Socialization

A well-trained and obedient dog can make a wonderful addition to any family and provide years of faithful companionship, but it generally takes a little work and dedication to instill these characteristics in a pet and arrive at a mutually beneficial relationship for them and their owners. Training a dog is much more than just teaching commands. It’s about everyday living with your dog & having a relationship with your dog. It’s about creating good habits, preventing bad habits, and having the confidence in your dog to perform when you need it most!  Paw Pals offers workshops, group classes, and private training sessions led by local certified trainer, Frank D’Andrea, that will help enhance the bond between you and your furry friend and curtail behaviors and habits that may be causing trouble at home.

It is the goal of our professional team to teach dog owners more about the background and personality traits of their dog’s breed so they can better understand why they may act a certain way while at the same time developing a more well-behaved pet through dog obedience classes. Our lessons are very simple; we create a customized program around your specific goals. Each dog is different, each family is different. Whether a brand new puppy or an adult dog needing behavior modification, our expertise working with all breeds gives us the knowledge to create a program that delivers results.


Group Classes


Puppy Pre-school


Our puppy pre-school is designed for puppies between the ages of 8 weeks to 4.5 months. Our program is held at our daycare facility every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30pm for 5 consecutive weeks. Our small class sizes will focus on basic obedience commands sit/stay, down/stay, and come, socialization, bonding & relationship building with your new family member, positive foundation training, goal setting, expectations during maturity, & more.

Basic obedience


This course is for dogs 4 months and older. This program will be held every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 at our daycare facility. This 5 consecutive week program will teach you This workshop will include but is not limited to teaching & proofing sit/stay, down/stay, come, heel, & place, everyday living with your dog. creation of good habits & prevention of bad habits. effective communication with your dog, and more!


daycare Puppy Socialization Course


The Puppy Socialization Package is a 5 day course which includes full day daycare for each day. The critical socialization period for puppies ends at about 4 months of age. During this time, you can shape the puppy’s view of his world at a stage in the puppy’s life when he is receptive to learning. Positive experiences help him learn that new things are fun, and hopefully he’ll remember the good association when he encounters them again later. It’s important for pet parents to take advantage of the socialization period and provide their puppy with positive experiences in the world.

Socialization is more than just introducing puppies to other dogs. That is certainly one aspect of socialization and it’s the one aspect that you can easily provide in a dog daycare. But a puppy needs to get socialized to everything else in the world too: cars, bikes, other people, children, men with hats, people carrying bags, pushing carts, household sounds, different flooring textures, buses, etc...the list can go on and on.  Having a young puppy attend daycare is great socialization the first time the puppy shows up! After that, the puppy knows the staff, he knows the environment, and he has met some dogs. Things are no longer novel to him and this really no longer counts as socialization. After that first visit, you can provide him with a safe and healthy outlet for his energy, but he is missing out on his socialization. 

Our program will provide a fun, safe, and engaging environment to help socialize your puppy while also being an energy outlet for your puppy during it’s critical period of socialization. During our 5 day course, we will expose your puppy to different sounds, experiences, people, obstacles, etc. Examples are: grooming your puppy (taking a bath, cutting nails, blow dryer), walking on different surfaces and over different obstacles like ladders, meeting Santa, mimicking a vet visit (getting on the table).  In addition, we will teach sit, down, & come. Our course will end with a graduation ceremony, certificate of completion, and photo!

*The program is designed for the puppy to attend at least once per week and be completed by the time the puppy is 4 months old.





Bringing Up Pup workshop


This one time 2.5 hour workshop is designed to address all your questions and concerns with your new puppy. Topics will include but not limited to housebreaking, crate training, daily schedule, nutrition, socialization, bonding/relationship, positive foundation training, goal setting, expectations during maturity, breed behaviors, learning the commands sit/stay, down/stay, & come, money saving vet care, Q&A.

Train Your Own Dog workshop


This workshop is a comprehensive one time 2.5 hour course which will teach you and your dog the basic yet important commands of sit/stay, down/stay, come, & heel. This workshop will include but is not limited to teaching & proofing sit/stay, down/stay, come, heel, & place, goal setting, everyday living with your dog. creation of good habits & prevention of bad habits. kids and dogs. effective communication with your dog.and much more!


10% Discount If Both Workshops Are Purchased

If only spectating and not bringing your dog, you will receive a $30 credit towards future training packages


Additional Training Options

Private Sessions ∙ E-collar training ∙ Distraction training ∙ Off-leash training