Dog Training Services

Uplifting Paws operates under a positive reinforcement training philosophy. Scientifically proven, positive reinforcement techniques help strengthen the bond between you and your dog. This method allows your dog to make choices and figure out exactly what you as the owner are asking of them. Communication and consistency are key to positive reinforcement training. All of our service dogs, therapy teams and obedience clients are trained this way. By purchasing an obedience class from us, you are directly supporting our service and therapy dog programs. All revenue from our obedience classes goes towards helping our service dog program! 

All obedience classes run for 4 weeks and an hour per week except for our Therapy Class which meets for 7 weeks. Group classes are also limited to 6 dogs per session to provide optimal time for all clients with the trainer. All training classes are $135 for a 4 week session, and Therapy Class is $185 for 7 weeks.

If you are struggling with behavioral issues or aren't ready for a group class setting, please contact us directly to set up a consultation and private training lessons. 

Group Obedience Classes
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Puppy Manners

Puppy level classes are aimed at properly socializing puppies and giving them opportunities to gain confidence through training. Training with a puppy helps create a lifelong bond, and will also help get through some of the new situations that you will encounter with a new puppy at home. Puppy manners includes obedience basics such as sit, down, come when called, and loose leash walking.

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S.T.A.R. Puppy

S.T.A.R. Puppy classes are aimed at continuing obedience from Puppy Manners and continuing to encourage confidence through training. This class also serves as a chance for slightly older puppies to begin basic obedience if they haven’t had prior training. Advanced Puppy students will be prepared to take the S.T.A.R. puppy test, a pretest for the Canine Good Citizen.

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Teenagers! Even the most well trained puppy or dog will go through a teenage phase. This class is structured specifically around working through these difficult times and preparing your teenage dog for working in real world situations. This class serves as an intermediate between Advanced Puppy and the Canine Good Citizen classes.

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Adult Basics

This beginning class encourages the bond between owner and dog, and covers the basics. Dogs taking this class will learn how to sit, lay down, stand, heel, and stay, with more commands along the way. 

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Advanced Adult

This course is meant to proof known commands learned in Adult Basics, and help prepare clients for the Canine Good Citizen class. Clients will learn how to work through additional distractions, improve loose leash walking skills, and includes more impulse control training needed for dogs to work in different places.


Are you thinking about doing therapy work with your pup, but unsure if you're ready to take the Canine Good Citizen, or the Community Canine test? This is the class for you! This course is designed to help refine skills needed for our future therapy teams. We will work on important skills such as a solid stay, loose leash walking, focus, and generalizing behavior to prepare for Canine Good Citizen and/or Community Canine. 

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Therapy Class

This  6 week course is designed specifically for our future therapy teams. We will cover the material for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine tests. Both tests will be taken as a part of this course. Additionally, clients can expect to learn about how therapy visits are conducted and prepared for those future visits. Testing is covered in a separate session from the course.