dog training class

"I named my dog 'Stay'... so I can say 'Come here, Stay. Come here, Stay.'"
-- Steven Wright















































































































2018 Summer Class Schedule:


Puppy Start Right Class ($90 for 6-week session)
-- For puppies 12 weeks to 5 months of age,
-- Lesson plans include foundation leash walking, focus, sit, down, coming when called and wait
-- Topics covered: housetraining, biting, manners in the house
-- Playtime with other puppies


Classes start Tuesday, May 29 @ 6:30 pm - No puppies first class


Rally Class ($120 for 6-week session)
--Rally is a fun way to build teamwork and strengthen the bond between you and your dog.
-- Rally can best be described as an obstacle course of obedience commands.
--For non-reactive dogs who have completed a Level 1 class.

Classes start Tuesday, May 29 @ 7:30 pm - Bring dogs to first class


Let's Go Walking! ($100 for 5-week session)
-- For dogs 6 months and older who have completed a basic skills class
-- This is a field trip class, visiting various public venues in the area
-- Goal is to increase owner's ability to encounter new situations with their dogs.

-- Assist owners to notice distractions and changes in the environment.


Classes start Thursday, June 15 @ 7:00 pm - Bring dogs to first class


Reactive Dog Class ($120 for 6 week class)
-- The goal of this class is to teach your dog to be calm and focused in the presence of other dogs.
-- We will teach you management, handling and training techniques to reduce reactive behavior from your dog toward other dogs while on leash.
-- Learn to discern dog body language, increase focus and how to replace negative behavior with positive associations.


Classes start Saturday, June 16 @ 12:30 - No dogs first class


Canine Social Skills—Level 1 ($120 for 6-week session)
-- For dogs 5 months of age and older
-- Lesson plans include sit, down, stay, come, and leash walking
-- Learn how to apply the basic skills to in-home and public situations
-- Topics covered include jumping, mouthing, lack of focus and more

Classes start Saturday, June 16 @ 2:00 pm - No dogs first class


Canine Social Skills—Level 2 ($120 for 6-week session)
-- For dogs who have completed Canine Social Skills—Level 1
-- Practice social situations in a controlled environment
-- Proof learned cues with distractions and distance
-- Option to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test at the last class

Classes start Saturday, June 16 @ 3:15 pm - Bring dogs to first class


Registration Information

-- To register, please call Shel-Ray Pet Shalet @ 262-857-2163.

-- Payment by Cash or Check along with the completed Registration Form is due the 1st night of class. (Checks payable to Paws for Companions)

-- Proof of Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, and Bordetella vaccines due upon registration. (Your vet can fax the information to 262-857-6949.)

-- No dogs for the 1st class, but please bring a picture of your dog and lots of questions!


Meet the Trainers


Deana Noonan, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator - Paws for Companions, Inc.


Deana brings her life-long love of dogs together with proven positive training techniques that both you and your dog will enjoy! She completed the Master Trainer Certification Program at the National School for K-9 Trainers in Ohio in 1986. In addition, she has also earned her CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed); and is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. To stay current and further her knowledge, Deana regularly attends seminars and workshops on training techniques and behavioral issues; for example, Patricia McConnell, Pat Miller, Sue Sternberg, Ian Dunbar, Clicker Expo, and more.


Her vast experience in dog training includes: puppy and adult obedience training, behavior modification and problem solving, reactive dog training, AKC obedience and rally, and therapy dog training. With her own dogs, she has earned titles in AKC Obedience and Rally.


Deana’s training philosophy: “I believe that dog training is a lot like dancing. The owner leads the way and the dog is the partner; and this partnership is based on communication and trust. That is why training is so important; it establishes the communication (language) between the dog and family. We communicate with our dog every day through our body language and actions. My goal is to help the family establish a clear and consistent language with the dog to help them all live in a cohesive living environment. While there is no true “easy” button for dog training, I have found that positive reward-based training is the most efficient way to train puppies and adult dogs alike. I blend operant training techniques (where the dog learns that his behavior controls the outcome) and classical conditioning (where the dog learns to associate events with specific responses).”


Deana and her husband, George, started Paws for Companions in 1998. She has worked with many of the veterinarians in the area to assist in providing a cohesive living environment for the dog and its family.

Her sensitivity to your dog’s personality, teamed with your family needs, will help you and your dog to live happily together!


Kathy Peters, AFAA group fitness instructor, ACSM personal trainer, CPR, Pet CPR and First Aid - Great Outdoors Fitness


Kathy comes from a healthcare background and was interested in combining her passion for fitness and her love of dogs. As the owner of a yellow Labrador and a Border Collie Kathy made sure they got the needed exercise, but found it difficult to make time for her own exercise. Once she met Dawn Celapino, Owner of Leash Your Fitness, she knew she found a way to pursue her passion and help others stay active with their own dogs. Kathy has worked with Dawn, as well as a certified canine conditioning coach, and dog trainers, including Deana Noonan. By teaching dog owners ways to stay active without leaving their dogs at home, she helps them improve their health, their dog’s health, and also strengthen the bond between them. Dogs need to be stimulated mentally and physically and her classes provide an outlet for a dog’s energy. Her motto is, “Save time, have fun, workout with your dog”.


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