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Terry Sandhoff - 4 Paws 2 Freedom

Phone: (916) 966-6758

4 Paws 2 Freedom Dog Training

Dogs can be one of the greatest companions we have.  The relationship we build with our pets can help improve our health, our sense of well being, and prevent us from feeling so alone in this fast paced world we live in. 

With over 35 years of experience training dogs and coaching people to train their own dogs, Terry has a thorough background in canine behavior, teaching skills to both people and dogs, and understanding the relationship humans can have with their canine companions.

Classes will introduce you to training skills that will help you train your dog at home now and also in the future.  You will experience learning from a trainer who has been working with dogs and their people for a very long time…and still loves it!  You will learn from a trainer who appreciates the effort you are putting into training your dog and treats both you and your dog with kindness and respect.  You will see firsthand how positive motivational techniques work, and why they help create a bond between you and your dog.

Terry is the Master Dog Trainer at 4 Paws 2 Freedom, a nonprofit organization that teaches people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to train their own dog to become their certified service dog.  Terry is a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

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Advanced Obedience and Individual Needs Class
Six consecutive 1 hour classes, $150.
Must sign-up in advance.
Wednesdays from 12:30pm - 1:30pm
This is a "one-room schoolhouse" approach to teaching, with all levels in the same class working on their specific needs. Class size is limited to 8 students.

Service Dog for PTSD
$1500 for six months
Wednesdays at 10am and 2pm
Service Dogs for PTSD are well trained working dogs that help mitigate the disabling symptoms associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In this course students will learn how to teach their dog to be their own service dog. This class meets once a week for 2 hours and has required weekly practice and homework as well as benchmarks that must be reached at each level of learning. Handlers must be physically able to safely handle their own dog. There is an application process to become enrolled in this class. Go to to apply.

Proof of current vaccinations for Rabies and DHPP required for all classes. To register for classes please visit or call or text us at (916) 966-6758.



Canine Manners and Obedience
Six weeks, $150
Fridays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Canine Manners and Obedience class is for fully vaccinated dogs over 4 months of age. Dogs at all levels of training are welcome in this class. Class size is limited to 8 dogs.

Skills taught include sit, down, stay, loose leash walking (or heel of preferred), watch me, place, side, turns, stand, recall (come), shake hands, roll over and twirl.

Behavior problems are addressed on an individual needs basis.

The skills that we teach range from basic to complex which includes distractions and competitive games. Having beginners and more advanced trained dogs in the same class gives the dogs more socialization opportunities and gives the handlers a view of how their training can evolve through continued work with their dog.

Proof of current vaccinations for Rabies and DHPP require for all classes. To register for classes please visit or call or text us at (916) 966-6758.




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