“The instructor really took her time to figure out where each dog was at, and then she structured the class accordingly. She always seemed very friendly, and did her utmost to answer questions to the best of her knowledge. I loved the weekly emails! They helped me remember what I could work on with my dog. Definitely keep doing that! The instructor was awesome: she was approachable, informed, and attentive. When someone had an issue with the training, she’d come over and help them figure out a better way to do it. I loved the class!” -Isabelle R. and her Golden Retriever Flynn Rider, reviewing their Fun Tricks class with Sarah
“Very fun class. Learned alot of new tricks and different ways to teach them. Sarah was very good at checking in and making sure we did not have questions during the week.” -Sandy T. and her Australian Shepherd Grit reviewing their Fun Tricks class with Sarah
“I loved the skills practice in short little chunks, as well as the games we played. Pan loved the fact that you were his trainer! He smiles SO BIG when he sees you!” -Sara R. and her Jack Russell terrier cross Pantalaimon reviewing their Leash Pullers Anonymous class with Sarah
“I loved the huge variety of tricks we covered! It gave me a lot of inspiration for new things my puppy and I could work on. We also really appreciated the opportunity to test out for our trick dog title on the last week of class. The emails were especially helpful, since I was too busy with my puppy to take notes in class. It was nice to have a recap of what we’d worked on as a reminder. You really know your stuff, Sarah!” -Sara R. and her Jack Russell mix Pantalaimon reviewing their Fun Tricks class with Sarah
“Great tips and good practice.” -Carrie D. and her Australian Shepherd Ryder reviewing their Leash Pullers Anonymous class with Sarah
“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