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 - Maxx Avdagic

Dog Of The Month - Maxx Avdagic

Dževida and Hamdo came to 4 Paws Academy: Home of The Upbeat K9 in need of some serious training for their dog Maxx a few months ago. Maxx struggled socializing with other dogs and greeting people appropriately and confidently. He would act out with aggressive behavior when stressed by a social situation. Maxx’s owners started him in the Jumpstart Social program so he could become more confident around other dogs as well as learn how to act appropriately with them. He also started in group classes to work on his behavior in a controlled situation and they now utilize our Jumpstart Light program in order to work on his manners out in public. So far, he has trained out in the city and in stores such as Home Depot, places his owners couldn’t take him before starting this intensive training. Maxx’s training is now focused on being comfortable in very stimulating environments, not vocalizing when excited and stopping his jumping since his aggression is now under control. Maxx will soon go out on a training excursion with his owners so they can learn to be as confident as Maxx while out in public. We are so proud of everything Maxx and his owners have accomplished in these few short months.