We at Loving Paws LLC use techniques from respected and well-known animal behaviorists and trainers. Most of the techniques used in our puppy, adolescent and adult classes are from Dr. Ian Dunbar, Dr. Patricia McConnell, and Chris Bach’s The Third Way (TTW) of Dog Training. We train dogs without using force or pain based methods, we are successful using positive reinforcement techniques.

It is the persistent rehearsal or playing of our training games, while at the same time preventing your dog from practicing unwanted behaviors, that creates good habits and builds a wonderful relationship between you and your dog.

Vaccine Requirements
Dogs over 6 months of age must have proof of vaccines showing date last given for Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper-Parvo Combo (listed as DHLP……..).

Puppies are required to have the 1st of a series of 2 Bordetella vaccine and the 2nd of a series of 3 Distemper-Parvo (listed as DHLP……) I do accept titer test results for Distemper-Parvo for dogs over 1 year of age.

Class Locations
Classes take place at Woofman’s Lodge located at 5914-128th Ave in Kenosha when holding class inside. Many people have issues finding the location when using their GPS. Woofman’s lodge is west of I94 and north of 60th Street (hwy K).  DUE TO COVID-19 the Tue – Sat Puppy and Adolescent-Adult classes are meeting outside.  See below.

Class start date delay and cancellations
The start dates for the classes and ongoing classes can be postponed when bad weather forces us to cancel a class.

Refund Policy
Cancellations must be sent to us in writing at laura@lovingpawsllc.com.

You can transfer your payment to another class or event if we are contacted at least 5 days prior to the class starting. Class deposits and payments are non-refundable unless authorized by Laura Yurchak

If our classes are full please check into Two Paws Up in Lake Bluff IL, Dogdom International in Kenosha WI or Paws-a-tive Choice in Union Grove, WI.

Loving Paws has a variety of classes to choose from.


Welcome to Loving Paws Classes!!

UPDATE TO THE COVID-19 – Class size has been reduced and we will work outside as much as possible.

The Tues afternoon and Thursday classes, when outside, are meeting at Nash Park in Kenosha.

The Tues day classes, Weds, Fri and Sat, when outside, are at Petrifying Springs Park.  

Click on the name of the class below that you are interested and the link will take you to the details about the class.

PUPPY CLASSES

There is some great information on Ian Dunbar’s website at Dog Star Daily Website . Ian also has a free download of his book Before you Get Your Puppy which has some great information in it. Check out the site!

Puppies can start class after the second round of the parvo-distemper combo vaccine and the first bordetella vaccine is given. That is usually around 12 weeks of age.

Puppy 1 – The Foundation – This is the level I puppy class for puppies up to six months old. Older dogs under 20 pounds are also welcome to attend a puppy class.

Building Skill Level 2 – Your puppy must have taken a puppy I class before attending a puppy II. A discount is available for return students.

Advanced Skills 3 Inside – Working toward bringing skills to a higher level. The class may go on a field trip to work in real life situations. CGC test may be given if the class is ready for it.

Continued EducationThese are individual classes. You must register for each single class you plan to attend.  Brush up your skills from level 1 or 2 in this class.

Advanced Skills 3 outside – This is a class that takes place outside at four different parks in the Kenosha area. This gives you a chance to work with your dog in a real world environment.

Elite Skills 4 outside – You must have attended a level III class to be able to be approved to attend this class. This is a four week class taking place in public locations.

Refresher Class – Do you and your dog need a refresher on certain skills? This four week class can help you get back in the swing of things.

Mini Refresher Class – this is a 3 week refresher class.

ADOLESCENT-ADULT CLASSES – for dogs over 6 months old.

Adolescent Adult 1 – The Foundation – This class is a level I class for dogs six month old and up. Small dogs, under 20 pounds, are still welcome to attend a puppy class if you want.

Building Skill Level 2 – Your dog must have taken a level I class or have the level of skills to attend. A discount is available for return students.

Continued EducationThese are individual classes. You must register for each single class you plan to attend.  Brush up your skills from level 1 or 2 in this class.

Advanced Skills 3 Inside – Working toward bringing skills to a higher level. The class may go on a field trip to work in real life situations. CGC test may be given if the class is ready for it.

Advanced Skills 3 outside – This is a class that takes place outside at four different parks in the Kenosha area. This gives you a chance to work with your dog in a real world environment.

Advanced Skills 4 outside – You must have attended a level III class to be able to be approved to attend this class. This is a four week class taking place in public locations.

Refresher Class –  Do you and your dog need a refresher on certain skills?  This four week class can help you get back in the swing of things.

Mini Refresher Class – This is a 3 week class.

SHY & FEARFUL DOG CLASS

Our Shy & Fearful Dog classes can place in different location.  We have a new format for these classes.  They will be individual classes, meaning you register for each week that you would like to attend.  I’ve thought long and hard on this new format in the hopes of bringing new ideas to help the dogs gain confidence.

  • Individual classes
  • $20 per class
  • New students must be interviewed.
  • Returning student are welcome to register for any of the classes

We also enjoy including the students and their dogs in our Dog Walks which take place once a week during good weather.

Click on the link below to be taken to the Shy & Fearful Dog registration page.

Shy and Fearful Dog –  Understanding the dog and what to do to make help them be successful is the key to this class.  This is for dogs that are fearful of people, dogs, sounds and other “monsters” in their life.  This is not for a reactive or aggressive dog.

Fun and Games Classes

Have fun with your dog in the tricks classes and the training games class!!!

Training Games For All Ages –  This is a fun class full of training games. Through the games you and your K9 partner will build a strong relationship while enjoying a variety of skill building games.

Trick Class – You can now title your dog!!!! Click here for the new webpage!

Trick 1 class – Fun class teaching your dog how to do various tricks.

Trick 2 class – Builds on the trick 1 class and adds more tricks to your dogs repertoire!

Trick 3 class – Learn tricks for the advanced and expert level.