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Dog Training, Adventure & Care

Training & Behaviour Help

Dog Training & Classes

Our dog training classes and private training programs are designed for real-life results. And our positive training methods mean you can feel good about getting them. Whether you’re after basic manners or relief from a serious behavioural issue, we can help. Busy? We can even do the training for you.

Puppy Raising Assistance

Puppy Training & Classes

Bundle of joy got you tearing your hair out? Or just want to make sure she turns into the dog of your dreams? It’s time for puppy class! No time to train? No worries - enroll your puppy in Puppy Home School and our certified dog trainer will get her off on the right paw for you.

Babies, Kids & Dog Safety

Before Baby & Beyond

Strollers, rockers, and diapers, oh my! Get your dog ready for the big changes on the way, or smooth out trouble spots if baby is already here. Concerned about child and dog interactions? We help kids and dogs find safe, harmonious ways to coexist, and help parents breathe a little easier.

Daily Dog Care

Group Hikes

Too busy to walk the dog? Send him out for group hikes under the watchful eye of a certified dog trainer. The best part? Coming home to a calm, well-behaved, well-exercised dog. 

Meet Maren

Down to earth. That pretty much describes Paw in Hand owner Maren Bruun. Genuine does the trick, too. Maren believes in what she calls "authentic solutions" - results-oriented training, walking and and boarding services catered to the busy and diverse lives her clients lead.

Read a personal message from Maren and get to know her a bit better.





Dog Paw Blog

  • Case Study: The Challenges of Multiple Dogs of Varying Ages

    A recent yelp for help from a senior woman who lives alone with a new puppy, an adolescent poodle and a senior dog… 

    Max, the senior dog still needed attention and companionship. Being a large breed, it was important to keep up his mobility and physio exercises too. Sky, like all puppies, was a busy boy! Having a yard and other dogs to play with (or pester?) helped ease some of the burden of care but he still needed to be socialized and trained! The puppy was not the worry. Donna was up for that job. She’d raised many wonderful canine companions before.The challenge was Layla. Teenage angst stage was manifesting in increased barking and now lunging at dogs and bikes.

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    • Rescue Dogs: A Yelp for Help!

      “Our new rescue dog is biting at the children, guarding food, growls when approached on the couch, lunges on leash at other dogs, runs off when called, jumps the fence and when left lone he tears down window coverings and chews at door frames. We can’t crate him because he will damage his teeth and defecate from anxiety.” 

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      • Day in the Life: A Perfect Puppy

        You would love to get a new puppy.  With a demanding and busy life though, will the dog grow up to be well mannered, well socialized, and well trained?  Can you still get your bike ride in? What do you do during the chaotic after-school time? And, most importantly, does that crazy puppy hour really exist? Help!

        Maybe you have asked yourself some, or all, of these questions.  Most people do before getting a puppy.  Have no fear as You, too, can be the perfect puppy parent. To get some ideas, follow along with Petunia the Perfect Puppy (Poodle/Pitbull/Pointer Mix) and her family for a day.  You will learn how to do more than simply survive puppy parenthood.  Petunia and her family will offer examples so you will thrive at being a puppy parent and will raise the (almost) perfect puppy.

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        • That's my name. Don't wear it out.

          How many of you have heard, or said the following phrase, “That’s my name. Don’t wear it out.” I recall hearing the above phrase in my childhood. I remember thinking how it seemed like an odd saying, however I now refer to it when consulting with dog owners and helping them train their dog – funny how things change. And how a simple saying can mean so much in terms of dog training.

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          • Choosing the Right Leash for You

            What type of leash to use? A dog trainer’s answer is often “It depends…” While there are a few key components to look for, here are my top suggestions before purchasing either your first leash or your next leash. 

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