20 Paws
DOG TRAINING
Therapy Dog Specialists

       Dog training is all about relationships. Not only is it the relationship between the dog and the owner, it is between the owners and the trainer. The dog’s owner, must trust that the trainer is teaching them the best way for their dog!

       We believe every dog should live the richest, most fulfilling life possible. If you are reading this, we know you feel the same way!


At 20 Paws Dog Training, we take pride in helping owners to develop a strong, lasting relationship with their dogs through positive reinforcement education. Teaching the dogs the "rules" at this time of covid-19 quarantine can be challenging. We want to offer you solutions for taking advantage of the time you are home with your dogs.


Please consider joining us for a class! (Click the button for description)

In-Person Social Distanced – Puppy Class 

– First session will be virtual. All other sessions will be in person at South Brunswick Recreation Center, 124 New Road, Woodlot Park, Monmouth Junction..

Introduction to having a puppy in your life. Discussions on cues, markers and release words, potty training, crate training, desensitization to human touch through handling, and negative puppy behaviors such as nipping and biting. In addition, humans will be taught how to train their dogs to focus, respond to their name, sit, down, leave it, take it, drop it and greet people politely. Introduction to recall, loose leash walking and stay. 7 week class. $160.

First session will be virtual. All other sessions will be in person at South Brunswick Recreation Center, 124 New Road, Woodlot Park, Monmouth Junction.

In-Person Social Distanced – Beginner –  For dogs 5 months or older – Introduction to having a dog in your life. Discussions on cues, markers and release words, potty training, crate training, desensitization to human touch through handling, and negative behaviors such as nipping and biting. In addition, humans will be taught how to train their dogs to focus, respond to their name, sit, down, leave it, take it, drop it and greet people politely. Introduction to recall, loose leash walking and stay. 7 week class. $160.

In-Person Social Distanced – Intermediate Class – 11:15 AM – For dogs who have completed either Beginner or Puppy Class through 20 Paws Dog Training. The Intermediate class is the second step in your training journey with your dog. In this 6 week class, we continue to work on reliable, fast responses to behaviors learned in the previous class. We continue to work on impulse control and introduce new behaviors such as wait and go to bed. We discuss moving away from food lures and rewards. 6 Week Class $140

In-Person Social Distanced – Walking Bootcamp Class – Sunday, July 12th – 11:15 PM – These classes can be run on-line or can transfer to on premises, depending upon the state-of-the-state. For young dogs ages 5 months to 18 months

Is your dog a big puller on leash? Do they take you for a walk? Are you unable to take your dog anywhere because you don’t want to chance them pulling your arm out of its socket? Or are walks just not fun because they pull so much?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions (or ALL of them!) than we’ve got the perfect class for you!

Our  Walking Class is a walking intensive class that is meant to give you the tools to take your dog on a walk that you BOTH can enjoy!

Each week of this (four/five) week course we will work on different walking techniques. From getting your dog to be aware of and correct tension in the leash, to teaching them that being right next to your side is the best place to be we will build a solid foundation for you and your dog every time the two of you leave the house. We will also focus on getting/keeping your dog’s attention in a high distraction environment because if we can’t get them to focus on us, how can we expect to get them to walk with us?

We will also discuss different walking tools that will help prevent your dog from pulling even when you don’t have the time (and lets face it, sometimes the patience) to work on getting a nice loose leash walk from your dog.

Puppy class is a prerequisite. 6 week class. $140

We also offer ONLINE tricks course! (Click the button for description)

Busy and unable to take an hour each week to attend a class?

Is your dog climbing the walls they have so much energy as we continue to social
distance and maybe still working from home? Well we have a fun way to burn off energy:

Tricks!

If you currently have a novice title you can sign up for the intermediate tricks class to work on more advanced tricks, if not you can start with the novice class to cover the basics!

In this TOTALLY ONLINE tricks course you will receive video instructions on how to teach a variety of tricks at your own convenience. The goal of this class is to work towards the AKC’s Intermediate Trick title, so we hope by the end you will be ready for testing!
This course is great if you want to do therapy work with your dog and gives you something to “show off” to patients and students. Tricks are also a great way to burn off mental energy and incorporate some new, fun things into your training routine. If you are stuck at home with your kids who have nothing to do, work both them and your dogs by giving your kids the task of teaching your pup new tricks every week! With this course you get all the video instruction as well as the ability to talk to a trainer and ask questions or for feedback for just $20!
A few videos will be sent out each week, so you are not overwhelmed with information and can focus on a few tricks at a time.

Once you have reviewed the videos and taught the tricks you will be able to videotape you and your dog doing the tricks you have learned(or others!) and earn your AKC Novice Trick title for an extra $15! You do not have to apply for the title and if you do not want to test there will not be the extra viewing charge, so work towards whatever your goal is! In order to officially earn your title you must have an AKC number which you can get on their website by registering your dog(your dog can even be a mixed breed and be registered!) and there will be additional charges to get your title directly from the AKC.

This course’s official start date is July 5th, but is ongoing in case you are unable to sign up before then. You can sign up whenever available and you will receive an email with instructions and all of the videos we have covered so far. Just because you take the course does not mean you are guaranteed a title. We do our best to help you with all questions and concerns you might have, but some dogs need a few tries before they can earn the title. New videos are sent out each week for you and your pup to work on for the week!

Busy and unable to take an hour each week to attend a class?

Is your dog climbing the walls they have so much energy as we continue to social
distance and maybe still working from home? Well we have a fun way to burn off energy:

Tricks!

If you currently have a novice title you can sign up for the intermediate tricks class to work on more advanced tricks, if not you can start with the novice class to cover the basics!

In this TOTALLY ONLINE tricks course you will receive video instructions on how to teach a variety of tricks at your own convenience. The goal of this class is to work towards the AKC’s Intermediate Trick title, so we hope by the end you will be ready for testing!

This course is great if you want to do therapy work with your dog and gives you something to “show off” to patients and students. Tricks are also a great way to burn off mental energy and incorporate some new, fun things into your training routine. If you are stuck at home with your kids who have nothing to do, work both them and your dogs by giving your kids the task of teaching your pup new tricks every week! With this course you get all the video instruction as well as the ability to talk to a trainer and ask questions or for feedback for just $20!
A few videos will be sent out each week, so you are not overwhelmed with information and can focus on a few tricks at a time.

Once you have reviewed the videos and taught the tricks you will be able to videotape you and your dog doing the tricks you have learned(or others!) and earn your AKC Intermediate Trick title for an extra $15! You do not have to apply for the title and if you do not want to test there will not be the extra viewing charge, so work towards whatever your goal is! In order to officially earn your title you must have an AKC number which you can get on their website by registering your dog(your dog can even be a mixed breed and be registered!) and there will be additional charges to get your title directly from the AKC.
This course’s official start date is July 5th, but is ongoing in case you are unable to sign up before then. You can sign up whenever available and you will receive an email with instructions and all of the videos we have covered so far. Just because you take the course does not mean you are guaranteed a title. We do our best to help you with all questions and concerns you might have, but some dogs need a few tries before they can earn the title. New videos are sent out each week for you and your pup to work on for the week!

Schedule of Classes

Morning Class

In-Person Social Distanced –  Puppy and Beginner Class – Starts August 30th every Sunday seven weeks of class. 

9:00 AM Puppy $165

9:00 AM Beginner $165

In-Person Social Distanced – Intermediate, Walking Bootcamp – Start September 13th every Sunday six weeks of class

10:15 AM Intermediate Class $150

10:15 AM Walking Bootcamp Class $150


Evening Class !!!

In-Person Social Distanced – Puppy Evening Schedule!

Every Wednesday seven weeks of class. 

July 29th 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Puppy $165

We are also offering a few Virtual Only.

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Virtual Puppy Class

In this VIRTUAL puppy class we work on all the basics in a traditional puppy class, but from the comfort of your own home! And because this is a virtual class you can attend with your dog even if they aren’t a puppy! You will get live discussions with a trainer to view your progress and coach you through different behaviors like focus and attention, respond to their name, sit, down, leave it, take it, drop it, polite greetings and more!Read More »
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Virtual Socialization Seminar

Stuck at home with your puppy with nothing to do? Are you anxious you aren’t going to be able to socialize your puppy now that we are unable to leave our houses for puppy outings? In this $10 seminar we will talk about socialization, what it is, how to do it and most importantly what you should be doing with your puppy NOW to set them up for success after our quarantine is lifted and you are able to take them out and about again.Read More »
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Online Trick Class

Busy and unable to take an hour each week to attend a class? Is your dog climbing the walls they have so much energy as we continue to social distance and maybe still working from home? Well we have a fun way to burn off energy: Tricks!

In this TOTALLY ONLINE tricks course you will receive video instructions on how to teach a variety of tricks at your own convenience. The goal of this class is to work towards the AKC’s Intermediate Trick title, so we hope by the end you will be ready for testing!Read More »

If you are interested in signing up please follow the 20 Paws link below. We are grateful to the South Brunswick Recreation Department for offering this opportunity to help the South Brunswick Community have well behaved dogs!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you have any questions about training please CLICK HERE


Meet Our Trainers

Tricia Baker, CPDT- KA
Certified Professional Dog Trainer-CPDT-KA
American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizens Evaluator # 86409 C.G.C.
Bright & Beautiful Certified Evaluator
Graduate of Instructor’s Training Course, ITC, November 2011

Katelyn Baker
AIR Dog Trainer
Member of APDT
ISAA Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America

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