Paula Shimko - Clicker Certified KPA-CTP
Certified - Accredited - Karen Pryor Academy Graduate
Positive Force Free Training
YOU AND YOUR DOG - A WELL STRUCTURED AND HAPPY TEAM
ALL AGES, SIZES, BREEDS
BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP OF TRUST
Dog Training in Pittsburgh's South Hills - All Ages, Size and Breeds
You and Your Dog Deserve Paula's Dog Services ! Build a Strong Structured Relationship Together
I offer basic family manners training focusing on foundation behaviors, including sit, down, come when called, and walk on a loose leash. In addition, puppy and adult dog behavior modification training for common unwanted behaviors is available These behaviors may include separation anxiety, potty problems, pulling on the leash, jumping on people and furniture, among other issues.
Other training options includes Foundation Rally and Foundation Agility behaviors—for those busy dogs that need to burn off a lot of energy and stay engaged!
Training dogs is my passion and profession. Learn why I am proud to be the only KPC Trainer in the Western Pa area
Positive Reinforcement training allows all family members to be involved in the training process. With supervision even the smallest member of the family can train the family dog
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In Home Dog and Cat "Sitting Services available through "Pleasant Paws "
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Phone consults are also available.
Paula Shimko is proud to be Pittsburgh's first Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP)
I use positive reward-based training, as taught at KPA, which is based on the science of how dogs learn.
It is an effective and gentle way to teach dogs what we would like them to do in order for them to live with us in a happy and structured way. Instead of focusing and correcting the dog on what we don't want them to do, we teach them what we want them to do.
My mission is to help owners and their dogs work together as a well structured and happy team. I believe that using positive reinforcement and force free training is the only way to train an animal.
I want my dogs to have complete trust that I am going to keep them safe and happy. Training with positive reinforcement methods helps me build that trust. Training should be fun for both you and your dog. If your dog is excited to learn and he is being rewarded, then the behaviors we teach will happen over and over again.
Founded in 2001, Karen Pryor Clicker Training (KPCT) is a leader in the field of animal training and a recognized world leader in the science and application of marker-based positive reinforcement, or what is often called "clicker training."
Every dog deserves a great trainer.