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Group classes/Workshops

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Group Classes-Basics
(4 weeks, all ages)

Basic DogLife Skills Instruction needs are met by taking your puppy, teenage or adult dog to a CP-HIP group class. Small classes (max 6 students) mean lots of one-on-one time with instructors, who will track your progress and help you achieve your goals while working at your own pace.

Our Basics class is a 4-week group class that will hit all the skills every POG needs — loose-leash walking, sit, down, stay, drop it, leave it and more — plus tackle some common hard-to-handle problems like jumping, stealing and countersurfing.

This group class takes place EXCLUSIVELY AT PAWS AND EFFECT DOGGIE DAYCAMP , 19634 Center Ridge, Rocky River.

Instructor: Anne Payne, Trained With Kindness-certified trainer and Owner of Unleashed Potential, CPDT-KA
Price: $100
Start date: Thursday, October 12th
Start time: 7 PM (Lessons approximately 1 hour long)
Length: 4 weeks
Location: Paws and Effect Doggie Day Camp (Center Ridge near Wooster, Rocky River) MAP
Availability: Only SIX spaces are available, so sign up now!

Click here for registration form. (TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE; PLEASE CONTACT CHRISTY TO REGISTER [text/call 440-263-2314 and provide your email.])

Hand in Paw University

NEW! For people who seek to enrich and deepen the relationship they have with all the dogs in their lives. Whether you’re a parent/owner/guardian (POG), pet professional, working trainer or wannabe trainer, there is something for you at HIP U.

Learn first-hand how CP-HIP’s Christy Paxton does what she does, and how you can do it too!

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Christy’s years of experience make her the right person to come to extra help on challenging issues. Using her unique blend of education and entertainment, Christy delivers clear guidance so you can finally get the results you’re looking for.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops run on Sundays and take place at Paws and Effect Doggy Day Camp, 19634 Center Ridge, Rocky River MAP.


• Work on Walking

Fix the pulling, lack of attention, barking, jumping, zig-zagging, leash grabbing, refusals and all other obnoxious behaviors using a simple technique. (No reactive [“aggressive”] dogs, please.)
How many: One session
Class size: 4-6
Length: 1.5 hrs
Cost: $40/session
When:  July 30 @4pm
Register: 440-263-2314 (text/call)


• The (How to be) Social Hour

Teach your dog to relax and behave politely in public settings through our indoor Canine Cafe! (No highly reactive dogs, please. Not sure about your dog? Ask us! See contact info below.)
How many: Two sessions (must take both)
Class size: 5-7
Length: Each session runs 1 hr.
Cost: $40 (total due for two sessions; must take both)
When: TBD
Register: 440-263-2314 (text/call)



Single-topic booklets

Single-topic problem solving booklets

DogLife Skills Guides give in-depth advice and solutions you probably have never heard before! Eleven to choose from, or buy the whole set!

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