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"convenient, achievable and relatable to real life..."

Proud Paws uses a Reward and Game Based approach to dog training. This means using things our dogs enjoy, desire and consider valuable to motivate them into learning new things, as well as to redirect them away from inappropriate behaviors toward a well-mannered alternative. This does not mean bribing our dogs, but instead appropriately reinforces good decision making and changes emotional responses, making it more likely for them to repeat those good decisions again and again and to meet life's challenges more calmly and thoughtfully.

These methods not only make training more fun for us and our dogs but more successful in the long-term.


Games fit easily into our daily routines. Instead of dog training being stressful, time consuming or overly complex, it is convenient, achievable and relatable to real life. It also builds an appropriate platform for strong guidance from the human with a well-rounded understanding of each relevant context that is passed onto the dog.

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"the most up to date and scientifically valid methods..."

"a path of learning and evolving for both the human and the canine... "

Despite what many old fashioned dog training theories may state, our dogs are not out to control or dominate us and our environment, nor are they concerned about gaining an 'Alpha Dog' status within our homes. Therefore, nor should we be! Using forceful, corrective or 'pack leader' based techniques can not only be dangerous, but often create confusion, stress and fear in our dogs, as well as a relationship with us that's lacking in trust and consistency. Having a companion animal is about learning to understand their choices and how to communicate our intentions and instructions clearly and effectively. We can identify ways to create consequences to unwanted behavior while maintaining a calm and compassionate approach.

Dog training is a path of learning and evolving for both the human and the canine and Proud Paws gives you the tools and readiness you both need for the long-term.

Reward and game based dog training are the most up to date and scientifically valid methods of training any animal.

Proud Paws understands that continuing education and constantly striving for growth as a professional is vital for remaining up to date with industry standards and maintaining high levels of quality.

We commit to never getting 'stuck in the mud', to not using a 'one size fits all' approach and to the use of techniques that are free from pain, force and fear.

Still have questions?

Head over to the 'Human Need to Knows' section here, or

contact Proud Paws today and we'll get all of those addressed for you via phone, text or email.


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