We are sad to announce that after 14 wonderful years in SE Wisconsin, helping thousands of fantastic students, and working with tens of thousands of dogs in the behavior, veterinary and rescue fields, we will be closing in Wisconsin - as we are moving out of state!
We want to thank everyone for the many wonderful local memories and hope we made your own adventure easier along the way. This was not an easy decision, and we are very emotional about it, but here's to a better 2021 to us all!
With our official closing at 10pm on December 31st, 2020, we move on to
our new NATIONWIDE consultation program:
The Trekking Dog Trainer! Please visit us there:
as we proudly to continue to help as many as we can along the way!
Professional Dog Training
& Behavior Modification since 2006
What makes us different from the rest?
a Veterinary Technician, an Elite Fear Free Certified Level 3 Professional, Reiki Level 1 Practitioner, and Pet Nutrition Consultant
We help you piece together the WHOLE beautiful picture behind your pet's behavior: Proper Nutrition, Exercise relative to Growth Stages and maintenance, to Physiological Capabilities (and restrictions), and overall Emotional Health as well.
A well-adjusted dog is NOT just about "training".
Proud Member of:
The Pet Professional Guild (PPG), International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), Force Free Trainers of Wisconsin, Cudahy Kennel Club,
This means I use techniques which incorporate helping the dog Learn to Earn rewards (food, treats, toys, freedoms, praise, snuggles, etc) - everything you likely already give them for free, but all the while building their confidence and understanding of our very human world, much different from their own, all the while learning new skills and manners that will last a Lifetime without you purchasing aversive equipment or collars.
We use games to help ENGAGE the dog and structure activities to build success and trust, like maneuvering agility or play equipment, learning useful tricks, and even veterinary and husbandry behaviors to help at the vet's office!
Awesome Paws Academy
Professional Dog Training
that builds Trust and Understanding
through positive and humane techniques...not fear or pain.
Awesome Paws Academy will help you build a trusting and lasting relationship with your pet using positive reinforcement & motivational techniques, with an emphasis on the concept of what we call "naked obedience" so that whether the collar is on or off, your dog responds.
We pride ourselves on using humane and science-based techniques (classical and operant conditioning) to help teach your dog the human language - their second language. We also use counter-conditioning and de-sensitization to help modify any undesired behaviors.
From Individual Instruction (Aggression or Anxiety modification, resolving storm phobias, all stages of Obedience, New Puppy Testing and Training, Tracking, Tricks, and more), to Classes and Mini-group sessions at local kennel clubs, training facilities or recreation areas, to full-length in-home Courses, Field Trips, to Competition Preparation...we can help!
Let us help YOU teach your pet some new behaviors, modify old or unwanted ones, all the while strengthening your relationship, establishing clear communication and building trust.