Therapy Dog Specialists
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!
Puppy/Beginner Class– 10:00AM – Sunday, May 17th – These classes can be run on-line or can transfer to on premises, depending upon the state-of-the-state. The on-line classes will allow us to include dogs of all different ages in the same class.
For Puppies and Dogs of any age. In this 7 week course, you begin your journey as you build your dog’s confidence and prevent behavioral issues. You will work on developing your dog’s social skills in this challenging time. Discussions on potty training, nipping, chewing, and crate training. You and your dog will be introduced to the basic behaviors to help make your life, as well as your dog’s life, much more enjoyable. Introduction of cues, markers and release words. Behaviors taught include focus & attention, sit, down, leave it, take it (impulse control) drop it, as well as introductions of polite walking on a leash, polite greetings, stay and come here. Puppies Do NOT attend the first class. $160 for 7 week class.
Intermediate Class – Sunday, May 17th – 11:15 AM – These classes can be run on-line or can transfer to on premises, depending upon the state-of-the-state.
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
Loose Leash Walking Bootcamp- Sunday, May 17th – 12:30 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 Loose Leash 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
Advanced/Introduction to Therapy Dog Class– Sunday, May 17th 12:30 PM – This class will be held outside of the South Brunswick Recreation Center, in the back of the building. We will social distance, remaining a minimum of six feet apart and wear masks. This class is a higher level and involves working dogs around other dogs and cannot be taught remotely.
For handler/dog teams who have successfully completed a minimum of 20 Paws Intermediate training class.This class is focused on building existing behaviors and working your dog around real-life distractions. We also add distance, duration and distractions to behaviors previously taught. At the end of this course we will be offering the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test & title. Class is six weeks and is $170. This class is an excellent step towards becoming a certified therapy team.
All Starts Sunday May 17th
10:00 Puppy/Beginner $160
11:15 Intermediate $140
12:30 Walking Bootcamp $140
12;30 Advanced/Therapy Dog $140
We are also offering a few Virtual Only.
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 Trainer
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
AIR Dog Trainer
Member of APDT
ISAA Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America
Congratulations to our Graduates
Katelyn is an excellent trainer. She understands each dogâ€™s personality and needs. She provides easily understood instructions both written, through demonstration and practice when teaching our puppy acceptable behaviors! Katelyn is extremely calm and patient with both the puppies and their owners.
Excellent class I have done 2 classes already , with my dog beginner with Tricia and Walking Bootcamp with Katelyn. Both are excellent trainers and I wouldn’t go any where else with my dog! thank you ladies.
Pancake has matured and developed so much through interaction with Tricia, Katelyn, Kathy and all the other dogs.
Positive Classes, positive training techniques, happy sociable dogs. It’s not about punishment, it’s about consistency of message and reinforcing positive behaviors. Great class taught by great professionals.
Tricia really understands dogs, how to train them and how to love them. She was very helpful in giving us tips and tricks to have a well behaved pet.
Senor loved the classes!
Looking forward to the next training session for Caleb , who loves coming to class 🙂
I love the small class size and the amount of attention paid to each dog/human team. Tricia is extremely compassionate and understands dog psychology, and human psychology too! The support is wonderful, and gave me time and space to work with my dog in a positive and productive way.