Dog Training

Helping Create the Perfect Pet

PROVIDING SOLUTIONS THROUGH PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING

Our team of dedicated trainers are skilled in providing training and support for you and your pup. Here at Paw Commons, we are not tied to any one approach to train your dog. WHY? Because every dog is different. By using a multitude of different methods that work with your dog’s specific behavior and response, we can achieve the best results. This approach gives us a large number of training aids to achieve the proper Behavior Modification.

Our trainers are AKC Evaluators, Members of the Association of Dog Training Professionals, and many other accolades. Find a location near you today!

Free Dog Training Evaluation

We have the ability to design a personally tailored dog training program for you. Because we have an actual training facility and a staff of professional trainers, we have the flexibility to determine together what format is best for you, versus only offering one solution.

In order to design a personally tailored program for you, we offer a Free Evaluation at our facility where you can meet with one of our training specialists. Prior to your evaluation, we will send you a comprehensive questionnaire so we can learn about your specific needs. Then we will meet with you and your dog to evaluate your current situation, discuss the challenges you are facing, and show you how we can help make a positive and significant improvement. We offer weekday and weekend evaluation appointments.

Free Dog Training Evaluation!

Please call or visit one of our locations to set up an appointment with one of our professional dog trainers.

SERVICES PROVIDED

We offer at all levels – off-leash, on-leash and everything in between.

Our training programs range from basic obedience, like sit, stay, come, lay down, and heel, to more challenging behavior problems. We help clients overcome issues such as potty training, jumping on people, pulling on a leash, and barking. Our programs are designed and personalized for most dogs at any age.

We are most known for our training camps, but also offer private training lessons at our facility or in your home. Our past clients have been impressed at the positive change we have created in their dog’s behavior in a short period of time.

Once your dog’s training is complete, we conduct a comprehensive lesson with you to show you how to maintain and continually improve on your dog’s new good manners. Our training programs also include follow-up training lessons with you and your dog… then we can become your “dog coach” for life, providing ongoing support if ever needed.

OVERNIGHT CAMPS

5 Week Overnight Camp

Obedience & Behavior Modification

Your pet will learn a customized training program created by your location’s training team. Examples of skills learned include but are not limited to Leave It, Place and Training Markers with added distractions and duration of skills. We can also develop high level skills or focus on specific behavior modification such as resource guarding, over-excitement, etc. This program includes at least 25 days of training, 35 nights of lodging, a one-hour departure lesson, 2 one-hour follow up lessons and a complimentary bath in the doggie spa.

4 Week Overnight Camp

Advanced Obedience Training

Your pet will learn a customized training program created by your location’s training team. Examples of skills learned include but are not limited to Recall, Loose Leash Walking, Leave It, Place and Training Markers with added distractions and duration of skills. This program includes at least 20 days of training, 28 nights of lodging, a one-hour departure lesson, 2 one-hour follow up lessons and a complimentary bath in the doggie spa.

3 Week Overnight Camp

Focused Obedience Training

Your pet will learn a customized training program created by your location’s training team. Examples of skills learned include but are not limited to Sit, Down, Stay, Recall, Loose Leash Walking, Leave It, Place and Training Markers. This program includes at least 15 days of training, 21 nights of lodging, a one-hour departure lesson, 2 one-hour follow up lessons and a complimentary bath in the doggie spa

New Client Training Form

PLEASE NOTE, completion of this form DOES NOT GUARANTEE a training appointment for your pet. All requests are processed by a Training Specialist who will determine if space is available. Training appointments are confirmed by phone and/or by confirmation email.  Call to speak with a training specialist.

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Private Lessons

Private Dog and Puppy Training Lessons

Are you more of a “Do It Yourselfer?” Do you have only specific skills or issues with your dog that you need to address? If so, than our Private Lesson dog training options are just what you want. You tell us what you and your dog need to work on, and we will give you expert dog training skills and advice. We will tailor a personalized dog training program for you based on your goals and objectives.

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In-Home or Private Training Options

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Private Training (1 or 5 sessions): call for pricing

In-Home Private Training (1 or 5 sessions): call for pricing

Individual private lessons

New Client Training Form

PLEASE NOTE, completion of this form DOES NOT GUARANTEE a training appointment for your pet. All requests are processed by a Training Specialist who will determine if space is available. Training appointments are confirmed by phone and/or by confirmation email.  Call to speak with a training specialist.

Group Classes

Puppy 101

Puppy Group Training

6 Sessions of Group Puppy Training at Paw Commons. Our curriculum is structured with the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy program with a focus on Socialization, Training, Activity, and a Responsible owner education. At the completion of the program, your pup will test and certify for the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy certification.

Canine Good Citizen Class

7 Month & Older Dog Group Training

6 Sessions of Group Puppy Training at Paw Commons. Our curriculum is structured with the AKC Canine Good Citizen program with a focus on developing a well mannered dog in and out of the home. At the completion of the program, your pup will have the opportunity to test for the AKC Canine Good Citizen certification.

Specialty Group Class

Specialty Skill Training

Teach your pup new and fun skills such as Trick Training, Doggie Parkour, Scent Skills, Public Access, Leash Reactivity and so many more with one of our specialty skill training group classes. Check with you location’s training team for the group class calendar!

New Client Training Form

PLEASE NOTE, completion of this form DOES NOT GUARANTEE a training appointment for your pet. All requests are processed by a Training Specialist who will determine if space is available. Training appointments are confirmed by phone and/or by confirmation email.  Call to speak with a training specialist.

Man holding a dog on a leash

Arizona Dog Trainer Bios

Blake Woody, Director of Training

Blake Woody, has trained a variety of domestic and exotic animals for over 12 years. She believes that training should not be an overly complicated or daunting process, it is the small moments that make the biggest impact. She has experience training canines for service, therapy, public access, trick training, and behavior modification. Blake is a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Blake is an Arizona native who wrangles her husband Michael and her sons Samuel and James with their two dogs; Luna, the Retriever/Corgi mix, and Brenly, a Golden Retriever.

Alexis Espinoza, Trainer at Gilbert

Alexis Espinoza has been training for 10 years. She became hooked to dog training after taking her first call in 2011. Transitioning from customer to student, she began an apprenticeship under a master trainer to develop her craft. She has experience with companion dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, protection dogs, and canine athletes in various sports. Alexis uses this knowledge and experience to help her clients build communications skills with their pups and bring harmony to their households. She is also a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Her best friends are her two Belgian Malinois, Max and Joker. They travel and compete in canine sports, which is a driving passion for all three.

Charvel Roy, Trainer at Gilbert

Charvel Roy, has had a lifelong passion for animals that has led to being a dedicated animal advocate for over 10 years. From veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, and to dog training; Charvel brings it all to ensure the most well rounded & best experience for all the dogs in her care. Her training experience excels in general obedience, sport dogs skill, and service animal training. Charvel is a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. In her free time, Charvel enjoys painting & bike ride adventures with her son, Tristan.

Allison Rippy, Trainer at Scottsdale

Bio coming soon!

Sam Marti, Trainer at Scottsdale

Sam Marti has been in the animal professions for 8 years. He received his start in the doggie daycare environment and fell in love it. He has an interest in studying dog behavior and body language as well as educating pet parents as well. Working in this industry has taught him patience, accountability, and most importantly, to just have fun with the dogs and roll with the punches. Sam brings this to the dogs and clients works with as well.

California Dog Trainer Bios

Danielle Severson, Trainer at Encinitas

Danielle Severson, Encinitas Trainer

Danielle Severson has experience working wide a wide range of animals for over 7 years. With her degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Science from Oregon Stat University, Danielle’s work experiences expand from the Dallas Zoo, Joel Slaven Professional Animals, and many other venues. Her training experience excels not only obedience or behavior modification but also in trick training. Danielle is a Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Tom Bain, Trainer at Bay Park

Bio coming soon!