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Monday - Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday/Sunday 11am - 4pm
 
Training At Urban Paws
 

 

Welcome Debbie Ferrell

Urban Paws is very excited to welcome Debbie Ferrell as our Training Expert. She comes to us with 10 years of experience, awards and an amazing reputation of providing rewarding results. Debbie is considered one of the very best trainers in Dallas.

Debbie Training Trained Dogs

“Working with Debbie has been an absolute lifesaver with our dogs!. When our 2-year old Basset/Boxer, Lucy, wouldn’t pay attention to us or follow any commands, Debbie zeroed-in on why she was distracted, removed the stimulus, and Lucy’s behavior improved immediately. We started our Beagle, Charlie, with Debbie when he was just a few months old and he is still an absolute angel, years after. Everything is scaled to your dog’s skill level, making training easy, accessible, and genuinely fun for anyone, regardless of breed or behavior. Frustration no longer is a part of training your dog with Debbie.
There is not a single problem we have brought to Debbie that she has not been able to address and correct in days. House-training, fear of storms, barking at neighbors, pulling on leashes, anything: she works with you and your dog until she finds a solution. I have seen her turn even the most wild and misbehaved of dogs into the most well-behaved companions without ever resorting to shock-collars, choke-chains, or any other sorts of adverse/controversial training techniques. 
She is incredibly patient, compassionate, and attuned to what dogs need and how they think. She doesn’t just “correct behavior;” she get to the source of what the dog wants and needs and addresses it at the source, saving owners and dogs tons of time and effort. Unlike other training programs, Debbie gets down to the motivation behind dogs’ behavior, correcting problems at their source. 

This is her passion, and it shows."

 

Puppy Training Classes

Puppy classes offer positive reinforcement-based methods through shaping and conditioning. We will learn the basics as well as knowing and listening to you, the puppy's owner. Additional focus will address behavioral issues. Instruction of this six-week, one-hour class, starts the first day so bring your dog and be ready to learn!

Schedules:

June 5, 2017 - Puppy Training Class at 8:15pm - 9:15pm - Mondays for 6 weeks

August 23, 2017 - Puppy Training Class at 8:15pm - 9:15pm - Wednesdays for 6 weeks

September 10, 2017 - Puppy Training Class at 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Sundays for 6 weeks

October 2, 2017 - Puppy Training Class at 8:15pm - 9:15pm - Monday for 6 weeks

 

FEE: $150


CLASS CAPACITY:  eight students / eight dogs  (Please only one dog per handler.)

COURSE PREREQUISTES:  Your dog must be socialized and able to work around other dogs.
All vaccinations must be up-to-date.
Wear comfortable clothing with flat-heeled, rubber-soled shoes.
Your dog should have a flat collar (no choke or prong collars) and a 5-6 foot lead (no flexi-leashes).
For maximum attentiveness, bring a hungry dog with lots of his or her favorite treats cut into small, easy-to-swallow pieces (preferably not crunchy).
More information will be provided upon sign-up.

 

Beginner Training Classes:

Beginner classes offer positive reinforcement-based methods through shaping and conditioning.  We will learn the basics, including sit, down, stay and loose-leash walking.  Additional focus will address behavioral issues. Instruction of this six-week, one-hour class, starts the first day - so bring your dog and be ready to learn!

Schedules:

May 3, 2017 - Beginner Training Class at 8:15pm-9:15pm - Wednesdays for 6 weeks

July 23, 2017 - Beginner Training Class at 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Sundays for 6 weeks

August 7, 2017 - Beginner Training Class at 8:15pm - 9:15pm - Mondays for 6 weeks

October 29, 2017 - Beginner Training Class at 1:30pm - 2:30pm -Sundays for 6 weeks                    

FEE:  $150


CLASS CAPACITY:  eight students / eight dogs  (Please only one dog per handler.)

COURSE PREREQUISTES:  Your dog must be socialized and able to work around other dogs.
All vaccinations must be up-to-date.
Wear comfortable clothing with flat-heeled, rubber-soled shoes.
Your dog should have a flat collar (no choke or prong collars) and a 5-6 foot lead (no flexi-leashes).
For maximum attentiveness, bring a hungry dog with lots of his or her favorite treats cut into small, easy-to-swallow pieces (preferably not crunchy).
More information will be provided upon sign-up.

 

 

Canine Connection Course Level One:

The is a FUN course that challenges and builds the connection between you and your dog.  You will learn how to organize your signals and movements as well as use of body language, gestures, voice and intention to create clarity for your dog.  When dogs are clear about what you want, great things are possible!

You will also learn how to practice with purpose through a serious of specific goals.  Experiential learning allows you and your dog to experiment and learn how to find your best solution.

This Canine Connection Course -

Helps you and your dog learn to move together, smooth and connected, through every transition

Allows for purposeful practice suited to you and your dog as a team for specific skills

Schedules:

June, 28 2017 - Class at 8:15pm - 9:15pm - Wednesdays for 6 weeks

 

FEE:  $150

 

Canine Connection Course Level Two:

The is a FUN course that challenges and builds the connection between you and your dog.  You will focus on greater skills and splitting attention between you and your dog.  This, more challenging course covers you learning how to give your dog enough infomration so that he/she remains engaged and can also correctly complete the task.

These are not difficult tasks physically, but they do require a level of cognitive and motor activities that can lead to disengaging from your dog.  You have to learn how to effectively split your dog's attention.

As in real life, the goal is always remaining connected to the dog even through transitions and situations that require your attention in some way.

Schedules:

October, 11, 2017 - Class at 8:15pm - 9:15pm - Wednesdays for 6 weeks

FEE: $150

 

Intermediate Training Classes:

Intermediate classes are designed to build focus and distraction. No mater what is going on, your dog will stay for duration, wait at doors, relax on bed / mat. Instruction of this six-week, one-hour class, starts the first day so bring your dog and be ready to learn!

Schedules:

TBD

 

FEE: $150

 

CGC Prep Training Classes:

Advance classes prepares you and your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen exam. The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community which includes. greating others and sitting politely beside you.

Schedules:

TBD

 

FEE:  $150  

 

Specialized Training Sessions

Loose Leash Walking

TBD

Other classes scheduled as requested. Contact us at info@urbanpawsdallas.com

$20 per dog

Let Debbie help you teach your puppy/dog how to walk nicely on a leash with you! This is one of the hardest behavors for a dog. Debbie will teach you how to build the foundation for Loose Leash walking. You and your dog will be glad you did!!!

 

Ask the Trainer Sessions

As requested. Contact us at info@urbanpawsdallas.com

$10 per dog

Do you need help with Potty Training? Jumping? Walking on a leash? Let Debbie answer some of the most common questions and help you understand your dog. Builking a relationship is KEY to training.

 

Basic Recall Sessions

TBD

Other classes scheduled as requested. Contact us at info@urbanpawsdallas.com

$20 per dog

Want your dog to come to you when you call? Get the basics - establish a reliable recall sound and action with your dog - this can save your dog's life.

 

New Puppy?

TBD

 

 

Other classes scheduled as requested. Contact us at info@urbanpawsdallas.com

$20 per dog

Let Debbie help you start off with the right paw!!! Do I need a crate? Do I use Potty Pads? etc. Sadly, a lot of puppies end up in shelters after the holidays. The new puppy starts to grow-up and chews on everything. Let Debbie help you and your puppy get past the tough times together with love.