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Teaching Locations

We offer private instruction in Middleburg Heights, Olmsted Falls and Rocky River.

Our Basics group lessons, workshops and HIP U sessions are held at our Rocky River location.

Click here for a map and contact information for our class locations.


Private Lessons/Behavioral Counseling

Looking for one-on-one sessions either in your home or at one of our teaching locations? Our DogLife Skills Instructors (DLSI) can address everything from basic instruction to tough behavioral issues. We offer a range of options to meet both your dog goals and your budget requirements.
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Group Lessons: Basics, Workshops, HIP U

Get all you need to give your puppy, adolescent or adult dog a great foundation to build on with our 4-week Basics group class.

Need more work on a specific issue, walking, socialization, etc? Take a look at our Workshops.

Want to go even deeper, to improve your relationship with your dog, expand your professional skill set or become a trainer? HIP U may be for you.

Find out how to best communicate with your dog to get a happy, confident, responsive companion using the most up-to-date information available!

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CP-HIP owner Christy Paxton is bursting with information to share with your group, be it a club, a rescue/shelter, or an apartment complex!

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Certifications: Trained With Kindness (TWiKi),

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program was created to promote responsible dog ownership and to encourage the training of well-mannered dogs. Christy is a Canine Good Citizen evaluator.

Christy created Trained With Kindness to emphasize that HOW you reach your goals is just as important as reaching your goals. Take the quiz to find out if you can be TWiKi-certified!

Click here for more information about CGC and our Trained with Kindness quiz.