We have had many dog training classes all over the Boston Area and in Ontario, Canada. Proper Paws is by far the best in technique and philosophy. We love the access to resources such as the training manual and videos. Judi's style is so enjoyable both for us and for our pup.
Curt, Chris and Jasper Sept 2018
Judy is patient and has great suggestions. She "gets" the issues of a rescue dog and has the patience to guide you through training. Not only did Neely show great improvement after training but I also feel like I showed improvement as a dog owner. Although we still have some work to do - I can now walk more confidently knowing that I have the knowledge and tools to be a leader to my sometimes anxious dog. We can now walk by dogs behind a fence without the pulling, lunging and barking. I can also get closer to dogs walking on the street without Neely exploding.
Jerilyn and Neely
With our 3 dogs, we have worked with 6 dog trainers. Judy is the best. She has on-line materials and home work assignments to insure we are prepared for our class. The physical layout, with movable partitions, lets each dog and owner work without the distraction of other dogs when necessary. Judy answers our questions and shares her deep experience of dog behavior, but most to the time we are working with our dogs - great balance of talk and action. She is supportive and extremely helpful in coaching us to understand our dogs' needs. We recommend her highly - and so does our dog, who adores her.
Joanne and Tucker July 2018
We wanted to make sure our large breed pup would be well trained before reaching full size so started training at another local dog training center (I won't name, but we weren't happy) Within 1 visit to proper paws for a puppy socialization class, we learned more from Judy within 15 minutes than we had learned from all of our previous training and knew we just had to work with her. Judy is personable, incredible at her craft, and our puppy just LOVES being with her and at her facility. (he gets so excited to go to class)
You will not be disappointed in choosing proper paws.