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Canine Classes

Classes currently offered: (Click on name below to view descriptions and prices.)

  • Purrfect Puppies - Dogs from 8 weeks to 12 weeks of age. 

    Start your puppy off on the right paw with this class focused on socialization and basic puppy manners. This class will help puppies learn critical life skills that will help ensure that they grow up to be healthy and safe adults. The primary development period ends at four months of age, so don’t delay! You’ll never have another chance to teach your puppy life skills that will affect them for the rest of their life.

  • Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) – Bachelor’s for DogsTM - All dogs from 13 weeks and up.

    This class is based on the initial basic skills required for all dogs to be a happy and healthy family member. Course runs in 4 week rotations. We encourage you to return and take the course as often as necessary to graduate and get your dog’s BA!

    Skills: Wait at the Door, Come and Leashing Up Manners, Loose Leash Walking & Attention, Meet & Greet, Leave It, Stay, Settle, Give and Take, Tricks

  • Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.) – Masters for DogsTM/Ph.D. for DogsTM All dogs who have graduated from Bachelor’s OR Test into the M.A./Ph.D. level classes.

    This class builds on the skills from Bachelor’s level class. This helps you continue to add skills that ensure that your dog is a safe and responsive citizen in the community. The skills learned in this class should also prepare you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen┬« Test.

    Skills: Wait in the Car, Pass by Other Dogs, Wait at the Door, Come and Leashing Up Manners, Sit, Down & Stand, Handling, Loose Leash Walking & Leave It, Stay, Targeting, Tricks.


  • K9 NOSEWORK - Dogs of all ages from 16 weeks to senior citizens!

    Continuing Nosework Monday nights

    Intro to Nosework Tuesday nights

    Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt.  The activity and sport of K9 Nose Work┬« is designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise.  It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.

  • Reactive Rover  -  Dogs 6 months of age to senior citizens who are reactive/aggressive to other dogs while on leash. Learning to be comfortable in the presence of other dogs can be challenging for some dogs. As owners of such dogs it is imperative that we work hard to make them safe members of society. Taught by certified, experienced instructors who understand the unique requirements of dogs and handlers, this class will give both dog and handler confidence and skills to use to safely and comfortably navigate in our society.

  • Private Training - For most dog owners training classes provide the optimum environment for training and socializing your dog. However, private obedience training can be the right option for some owners.  If our class schedule conflicts with your personal or work schedule, our private obedience curriculums can be designed to meet your needs and goals

  • Day Training - Let Us Do The Work For You! We come to your home, teach your dog the behaviors you choose, then transfer the skills to you.

.For information about our training philosophy click here.

All lead instructors at Purrfect Paws have been certified as CPDT-KA since the following years:

                    Miranda K. Workman, CPDT-KA  (2004)

                    Laurie Reagan, CPDT-KA  (2007)

Valarie Singleton, CPDT-KA (2010)

For more information on pricing and schedule availability contact us


Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center, LLC • 2925 Sheridan Drive • Tonawanda, NY 14150 • Phone: 716.465.6555 • Fax: 716.381.9735