Maura McPadden - Pet Savvy Dog Training
Trainer: Maura McPadden
Maura graduated with honors from Animal Behavior College in 2006 and then continued her education during a two-year internship with a mentor trainer. In addition to her private training and pet sitting practice she has fostered and rehabilitated shelter dogs in her home and served as a volunteer at several local shelters.
As a trainer Maura's goal is to help you form a partnership with your dog that will last a lifetime. Her training method is a positive reward based program that will motivate you and your dog to learn and work together. Training is a great way to bond and spend quality time with your dog. It is never too soon or too late to start and Maura is committed to addressing your individual needs and concerns. Private training is available for those dogs that may not be ready to work in a group.
As an advocate for shelter dogs Maura offers a 10% discount to those of you who have provided a home for a rescue dog and she looks forward to meeting many more wonderful dogs and their people.
Class Schedule Classes are forming for February!
Mondays: Puppy Kindergarten and Family Dog
To register or for more information please visit the website above.
Class Descriptions and Pricing
Cost: $110 for 6 weeks
Puppy Kindergarten: (Age 9 to 20 weeks) Puppies will learn to socialize during supervised playtime. They will practice meeting friendly strangers and learn to accept handling such as grooming and examination of ears, feet, teeth etc. We will learn basic obedience commands, sit, stay, come, down, watch, leave it and more. We also address common puppy issues such as housebreaking, crate training, puppy nipping and chewing and jumping up.
Family Dog (Age 5 months and up) The focus of this class is basic manners and obedience for the juvenile and adult dog with no prior training or for those who need a little refresher course. We will address any specific behavioral concerns and provide suggestions for practicing good leadership skills in the home.
What to Bring
The first class is no dogs, lecture only. Please bring dogs to class on an empty stomach and wearing a flat buckle or martingale collar and six foot leash, head collars are also acceptable. You will also need small soft treats or any item your dog considers rewarding such as a favorite toy as well as a towel or mat for your dog to sit on. Vaccination records are required, puppies must have completed at least two sets of shots to attend.
Available at the following Pet Food Express locations: