Personalized dog training

4 Paws Academy provides owners and their dogs with the knowledge and skills needed to develop a lasting relationship based on consistency, trust, and mutual respect. We are a multi-faceted training facility providing a broad range of services from day school to CGC evaluations to competition obedience. Thinking about enrolling your dog or dogs in training? Evaluations are absolutely FREE with no obligation. Evaluations serve as an opportunity for you to come in with your dog, ask questions, see how things work, and discuss training goals and how we can create a personalized plan to fit you and your dog's needs.


The foundation of any good dog/handler rapport consists of fostering and nurturing a working relationship with clear communication, consistency, and t…

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Behavior Modification

Behavior modification is our specialty here at 4 Paws. Nathan’s training system was developed from his years of experience training the most out of …

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Day school

Here at 4 Paws Academy, we want to make sure your dog’s Day School training is completely personalized! Our first step is an evaluation to determine…

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We train you maintain

The 4 Paws We Train You Maintain program is specially designed for people who either don’t have enough time in their week to put in all the time it …

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Environmental Training

Our Environmental Training is a one-on-one program that adds to the work being done in Classes and in Day School. In this program, your dog will recei…

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CGC class/evaluations

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is an American Kennel Club test. The goal is to produce well-behaved dogs and also help owners know their dogs well eno…

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Welcome to the fun and exciting world of the new dog sport/activity known as “nosework”. Nosework is based on the same principles that the militar…

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Treadmill Program

Why teach a dog how to run on the treadmill – an excellent question with plenty of answers. In the wild, dogs spend 75% of their day exercising by t…

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Raw Food Distributor

Are you tired of spending too much money on kibble? Does your dog have allergy restrictions that make it hard to find a good food? Does your dog have …

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Dog Of The Month - Moby Hamilton

Dog Of The Month - Moby Hamilton

Moby first came to us after he had an encounter with a family of porcupines. More than 500 quills were removed before the vet stopped counting. This is a small example of how stubborn Moby is but he is also one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. Moby has taken great strides with his obedience and is now in the 2nd Level of Pet Obedience! Moby attends Jumpstart Social a few times a week to work on his obedience skills as well as Prey Aversion to make sure he never grabs a porcupine again. Moby will also be participating in a two week Jumpstart program where he will be working on his off leash obedience while in the woods. The Upbeat K9 Rutland staff is so excited to recognize his big accomplishments by making Moby our Dog of the Month for October, 2016. Congratulations and keep up the great work!