Classes

My training classes are limited to no more than 6 dogs., 5 for Agility. These sessions focus on teaching basic obedience and do not typically have time to address difficult individual issues. For individual problem solving, please consider private training.

Classes are a 5 week course, exception: Basic Start which is 6 weeks. Each group class is held once a week on the same day of the week as the start date, unless otherwise noted in the class description. Prices are for the entire session and may be paid prior to or at the first class. Classes are progressive, if you miss a class, make-up classes are sometimes available depending on availability.

Confirmation notices will be sent out prior to class start date.

Cash, check or Venmo accepted.

Classes are held at: Paws to Love Training Center located at Peninsula Feed Store 346  El Camino Real, Redwood City

Please bring the following to all classes:

  • A 6-foot nylon or leather leash. No chain or retractable leases.
  • Advanced class may require a 10-15 foot cotton training lead.
  • A towel, mat or small blanket (no dog beds).
  • Soft morsel treats that can be carried in a treat pouch, training bag, fanny pack, or pockets.
  • For the first class, please print, sign, and bring this liability release form.
You can now register for most of our classes online. 

Class Descriptions

Puppy Social

You MUST sign up. Space is limited!  

****  PLAYTIME ****  SOCIALIZE **** DRAIN SOME PUP ENERGY! ****

For pups and younger dogs up to 5 months. This is time for safe supervised socialization. Social locations are held according to weather. We have outside location and an inside location available. We have a puppy play pool for those hot days. We will help owners to recognize body language of dogs during socialization play.

Puppies must have at least second round of shots including a Bordetella.

Please enroll your puppy in the correct event for his or her size! 

Add any special characteristics your pup may have in comment field  ex: 1st puppy group, very shy, afraid of big dogs etc.

If necessary we may call you for a short chat so we can be sure to  match your pup into the right social to most benefit them, sometimes this requires a time change to their group.

Please Note: Group times may change depending on how many groups we need to do. Location is select according to weather.

Fee for Puppy Socials: $25.00 per session

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Please see the calendar for a full list of classes and workshops or check back here later.

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Please see the calendar for a full list of classes and workshops or check back here later.


Puppy Start  .. For pups 10 – 16 weeks of age

This is a 5 week session. Cost is $185.00        Instructed by:  Assistant Trainer Debbie Green

All pups must have at least their 2nd round of shots including Bordetella shot.

1 st week is a mandatory people orientation only. Please no pups this week.

In orientation, we will cover  training room safety protocols, collection of waiver forms and class payment.

We will introduce the  marker word and name recognition for you to start at home.

This is a combination class of puppy level training and socialization play. It is a great way to show your pup that training can be fun.

During play, we’ll review  your pups body language and play style so in the future you can help gauge safe playdates for your pup.

We will help YOU learn some basic training skills and reward timing to let you communicate with your pup.

Intro to sit, down,  touch, accepting handling exercises, place on mat, loose leash walking, and beginning recall

If your pup knows some of  these exercises, it is a good place to practice them with the distractions of a new place, people and other pups.

Onl 2y people to accompany a pup.

We schedule 2 pup start class 4-4:50 and 5-5:50 pm….. ( pups divided into the appropriate class according to their size and age)

Please sign up for this class and in comment field add your pups weight.

Also add if you can only be available for one of the time slots due to schedule restrictions.

We will contact you for your pups final class time.


Basic Start

LET’S GET GOING!!!!    

This course is a 6 week course.   

This is for dogs 5 months to 2 years or/and as a continuation from our Puppy Start class.  This is a great way to start a relationship of leadership, trust and bonding.

We will show you how to train using  positive effective communication. (Marker word // name recognition)

Introductions of basic commands:  Sit, Down, Place, Touch, Recall, Stay, Walk on leash, and  Watch me.

 First class is orientation for humans only, no dogs please.

Only 2 people to accompany a pup.

Limited Space: Only  6 pups per class. Fee for this class: $195 / Instructor: Celia Driscoll


Intermediate I

Don’t stop now…We just started!

We “bump”up your basic skill work by adding the three D’s..duration, distance and distractions for a challenge to your place, Focus, sit, down/stay,  leash walks and recalls. We also introduce the leave it, stand & door etiquette.

Beginning exercises for Canine Good Citizen Certificate. (polite meet and greets). We may add in a few basic agility footwork skills.

Depending on comfort of owners and dogs, some of this class may be held outside or alternate location for real life practice.

Prerequisite: Dogs should have passed a basic obedience class or private training equivalent. Will be able to perform (at beginner levels) the basic commands in a class environment.

This is a 5 week session.  Fee for this class: $185

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Intermediate II

Awesome class to continue intermediate training and have some fun by adding some basic agility. This is also a good class to start preparing you and your pup for the AKC Canine Good Citizen’s class.

Commands: Sit, Down Stay with higher duration, distractions and distance. Continuation of working hand signals, stronger Heel position and Stand for exam.

Meet and Greets with people/dogs, recall work and supervised separation.

Depending on comfort of owners and ability of dogs, we will be working at times on a long-line to prepare for off leash and distance work.

Depending on comfort of owners and dogs, some of this class may be held outside or alternate location for real life practice.

This is a 5 week session.  Fee for this class: $185

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Advanced I

This is just an all-around fun challenging class. Great class to gain more trust and bonding with your dog. Several of these class may be held at off-site locations.

We will bring new levels on all basic/intermediate commands. Introduction to the out-of-site stay and in-motion commands.

Depending on comfort of owners and ability of dogs, we may be working off-leash/ long lines at times.

Prerequisite: Dog should have completed Intermediate II obedience class or private training. Fee for this class: $185

This is a 5-week class

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Intro to Agility

Bring out the athlete in your dog!

Please note: This is not for training toward competitive agility.

This is great for confidence building, focusing and bonding with your dog. Agility training is a great structured way for your dog to be mentally stimulated, challenged  and release some physical energy!

You will work with your dog to teach hurdle jumps, tunnels runs, weave through poles, as well as other activities.  We will work toward connecting all the learned obstacles into a running course!

Please wear your tennis shoes!

Prerequisites: Should have some basic obedience or equivalent skills.

This is a 5 week session.

Limited space: Only 5 dogs per class. Fee for this class: $195


Intermediate Agility

This is a continuance of Intro Agility. We continue linking obstacles into more difficult courses and handler skills. We will be practicing and adding some higher obedience skills.

Prerequisites: Must have basic obedience and basic agility skills.

5 week session

Limited space: Only 5 dogs per class. Fee for this class: $185


Ongoing Agility

If you would like to join this class please contact Celia: 650-364-7122.

On-going agility is a class for students that would like to continue practicing and working with their dogs on agility. Although agility is the main focus in this class, we often spice it up with some variety  training, challenging obedience training, refined heeling work and location work.

Prerequisites: Must have basic and intermediate obedience. Also must have some intermediate agility.

This is a 5 week session.

Fee for this class: $150

To enroll in an Ongoing Agility class, please call Celia at 650-364-7122.


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