We believe that using force and pain-based methods diminishes the relationship between the owner and their dog, and teaches the dog that the owner can be unpredictable and dangerous. As humans, we tend to focus on what our dogs do wrong, and spend little time focusing on all the things our dogs do right. Our classes are based on reinforcing the correct behaviors while stopping and redirecting the incorrect behaviors.

We here at Loving Paws work hard to encourage people to view their dogs as the magnificent animals that they truly are.




Mark your Calendar !!

March 23 & 24, 2019 – NW1 & NW2 K9 Nose Work Trial

Premium is available on the Nosework/trials/March 23-24 NW1-2 trial premium page!! Registration opening dates and trial information is on that premium.

March 30th, 2019 – Odor Recognition Test.

Premium on ORT webpage, Nose Work tab then ORT tab above.  Registration opens Dec 17th, 2018

April 6th & 7th, 2019 – Workshop

“Developing a Dynamic Training Plan for Your Nose Work Dog” presented by Leah Gangelhoff.  This workshop will give you ideas for training exercises for the CNWI and for any nose work student.  More details to be posted in a few days.  Premium and registration is available here!

June 22nd & 23rd, 2019 –  NW2 – NW3 K9 Nose Work Trial

More info posted soon.