“I absolutely loved the Focus & Control class with Carrie and Lauren. The curriculum was great, Carrie and Lauren were great instructors and the training space suited the class. I felt like the class gave me a motivation to actually work with my dog outside of class. I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the homework or the pace. I would/have highly recommended this class, Paws Abilities, and these instructors since my first class. You guys are rocking it!” -Megan J. and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Oslund, reviewing their Beginning Focus & Control class with Carrie and Lauren
“You taught me how to train Gee Whiz by giving us feedback and good ideas. Really good class! Nice there were 2 trainers. Also like small class size.” -Kathy B. and her Standard Poodle Gee Whiz, reviewing their Beginning Focus & Control class with Lauren and Carrie
“We practiced every aspect of the CGC test: more than once! Great!! And we all had fun doing it!! Thank you Carrie. She always had good ideas and always supportive of everyone and every dog!! We will be back… already are. See you for Holiday Manners” -Kathy B. and her Standard Poodle Gee Whiz, reviewing their Canine Good Citizen Prep class
“The instructors and handouts were great! Winnie and I have taken LOTS of classes from different places, and this was definitely the best class yet!” -Melissa W. and her Dachshund/Chihuahua cross Winnie, reviewing their Beginning Focus & Control class with Carrie D. and Sarah
“This was actually the 2nd time I’ve taken this class (first time was with Sara Reusche with my other dog – also a fantastic class) and I still learned a lot about both my dog and my handling skills! I honestly can’t express how thankful I am to have found Paws Abilities. My dog, Lulu, was always labeled as the “bad dog” in every prior training class we attended, but the trainers at Paws Abilities have given me the knowledge and confidence to build a fantastic working and personal relationship with my dog. I also really appreciate the special 1 on 1 attention that both Carrie and Sarah were able to give me in the F&C class. They were able to anticipate my needs even before I did!
“I love taking classes at Paws Abilities (and I recommend them to everyone who will listen to me!) While a far amount of exercises were review for me, Carrie and Sarah always had suggestions to make things challenging, which is needed when you’re working with a Border Collie. 🙂 Carrie and Sarah also made sure that I was comfortable with something before proceeding. This was a great way to work within my comfort zone and work on reading my dog’s body language. We were always set up for success (which is paramount when working with a reactive dog), and if something went wrong, a trainer was immediately over to discuss our next steps and way to improve.
“Keep up the great work and I look forward to my next class in a few months once the busy holidays are over! Thanks so much!!” -Madeleine L. and her Border Collie cross Lulu, reviewing their Beginning Focus & Control class with Carrie D. and Sarah
“Very good class and taught by knowledgeable instructors. I enjoyed the great location, easy to get to for me, size of class, and class content.” Jeanine J.B. and her Labrador Retriever IKO, reviewing their Beginning Focus & Control class with Carrie D. and Sarah
“I very much like Carrie as an instructor and would like to take another class with her.” -Alison B. and her Great Dane Phoenix, reviewing their Holiday Manners class
“The class was always under control. Carrie stepped in before there was ever a problem between dogs. We’ve taken other classes with Carrie and really liked them too.” -Debra E. and her Collie Maddie, reviewing their Holiday Manners class
“Carrie has really good ideas and the experience was casual and comfortable. It is nice to have it in our home so Carrie can see how the dogs act there. She was very caring about the dogs and what we, as owners, can do to help them.” -Jeanne B. and her pets Stella, Rocky, Griff, and Boo, reviewing their private in-home training lesson
“Carrie was friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. The positive reinforcement, relation-building values were consistent.” -Nancy B. and her French Bulldog Dottie, reviewing their Beginning Obedience class
“The class size and set up was perfect!!! I was able to get plenty of attention with my dog with things I needed to work on. Carrie Davis is amazing!!! She is extremely attentive to Amy’s concerns that I had and I was give a lot of helpful information and handouts. I could not recommend her enough!” Paige M. with her Dachshund/Chihuahua mix reviewing their Beginning Obedience with Carrie Davis
“Laura and Carrie were very responsive. Experienced with reactive dogs. Able to provide feedback on how the dog was doing. The two trainer format is very helpful.” -Lori B. with her Tibetan Terrier Kitsi reviewing their Beginning Reactive Rehab with Laura and Carrie Davis
“Carrie was fantastic! She really cares about Milo and wants us to live with him happily. She didn’t scoff at his quirks but actually laughed at the stories and really enjoyed him being around her. We have worked with other trainers in the past and never will again.
“Carrie Davis is a credit to your facility. She was a joy to have in our home. Both of my dogs approached her happily and were not uncomfortable around her as they have been around other trainers. I loved that she actually got up and showed us exercises to do with Milo and wasn’t worried about checking the time all the time to make sure we were not taking too much time to talk things through. She already seems to have a plan of action for him and I can tell that she has a lot of experience. I am already seeing tons of changes in Milo and can’t wait for our next lesson.” – Alissa F. and her Husky/German Shepherd cross Milo, reviewing their private training lesson with Carrie D.
“Trainers made a great effort to have communication regarding individual dogs during class (even though it was a group class). This made it easier to determine how well I was doing with my dog, ask questions about behaviors I was experiencing, and get feedback if I was headed in the right direction.
“I had a great experience. Knowledge in the area of reactivity was very helpful. It is very useful in differentiating between a dog that doesn’t understand the task it is being asked to do vs. a dog that is in an excitable state and therefore is having trouble learning and executing tasks.” -Peggy N. and her Boxer Elsa, reviewing their Beginning Reactive Dog Rehab class with Laura and Carrie D.
“Carrie is a very knowledgeable trainer with a great personality.” -Natalie B. and her mixed breed Maisie, reviewing their Beginning Obedience class with Carrie D.
“The scheduling was very easy. It was also very easy to communicate with Carrie about what was realistic for our family and what wasn’t. She brought up areas/viewpoints that we had never even thought of before.” -Jessica V. and her Chihuahua/Beagle cross Reptor, reviewing their private training lesson with Carrie D.
“Carrie provided us with so many amazing tools to help us with our Riley. She is knowledgeable and personable. We love her!” – Deb and Bill H. and their mixed breed Riley, reviewing their private training lesson with Carrie D.