Active Paws Inc.
Active Paws Inc.

Active Paws Inc.

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$150
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Introduction: Active Paws Inc. specializes in force-free, positive reinforcement dog training. We're here to help you live the best life with your best friend. Each of our trainers are certified in force-free, using evidence-based methods to teach you useful skills and resolve problematic behaviors while building strong and trusting human/dog relationships. Basically, we don't slap aversive tools on your dog and scare them into behaving, we teach you how to get your dog to produce behaviors you like and show you how to reinforce that. We have several different services to choose from with different price points, please go to our website to see our full service offerings and pricing. All of our staff are certified in pet first aid and CPR so you can trust that we know how to take the very best care of your beloved pet. ​ We are fully insured and bonded, unlike the apps sites, but yeah we do have cool software just like them. We are certified dog trainers with credentials. We come highly recommended by your friends and neighbors. ​​ We love getting to love your dogs! We pride ourselves in safely providing positive, force-free effective training and so much fun. We enjoy using our skills to help human clients raise strong, confident, fun-loving dogs. Check us out on the web or go ahead and ask your neighbors.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 78 times

Serves Bolton, MA

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5 employees

19 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

42 reviews

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Bob B.
Aug 13, 2021
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Where do I start. Let's just summarize. Cara is flat out AMAZING!!!! Here's some adjectives to describe Cara. Prompt, caring, energetic, smart, knowledgeable, well educated, and quite honestly THE BEST!! Thankfully we found Cara and Active Paws at the perfect time. We are first time dog owners and Cara is perfect at understanding us as well as our puppy Roxie. She trains us in a common sense manner teaching positive reinforcement through "clicker training". Because of her not only is Roxie thriving but our whole family is so enthusiastic about working and training with Roxie. When Cara comes it is the highlight of our week as well as Roxie's! Roxie just loves Cara. If you are looking for training and any help whatsoever with your dog get in touch with Cara and Active Paws!!!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • House training • Barking • Digging • Biting • Chewing • Destructive behavior • Crate training • My home, venue, etc.

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Molly C.
Apr 20, 2022
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Thank you Cara!! I so appreciate you spending time with Maggie and our family. It was great working with you and all your training advice, can’t wait to see the results!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • Biting • Chewing • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

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Kristine A.
Apr 13, 2021
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Cara is an extremely knowledgeable, experienced professional with a lovey and outgoing manner. She has a pleasant and fun approach to helping you understand the mind of your dog. Her straightforward manner is easy to follow and fun to watch as she leads your puppy to follow simple commands. I am pleased to be in good hands as we begin to help our puppy Ferris grow to be his best. Doing one on one training is great for both you and your dog, it helps the dog to concentrate and have fewer distractions like they would have in a puppy class. I highly recommend working with her!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

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Christina L.
Jan 4, 2022
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Cara was AMAZING! My boyfriend and I were so impressed with all the knowledge and information she had to give us. SHE KNOWS WHAT SHES DOING! She was professional, she was clear, concise and made the process fun. She wants you to succeed with your training! I would recommend her to anyone.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • House training • Biting • Chewing • Crate training • My home, venue, etc.

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Brenda M.
Dec 4, 2021
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Cara was outstanding and it is amazing how many training tips she provided in just the first visit. We really liked her approach of positive reinforcement rather than correcting negative behavior. I highly recommend.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • My home, venue, etc.

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Cara Armour

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We provide a premium service at a fair price, our initial training sessions all include an hour of private training at your house or other select location, packet of information, a clicker and 2 weeks of phone/email support.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We have an initial form to fill out so that we can make certain that our training or walking services will meet your needs. For dog walking, we schedule a fee-free consultation to introduce ourselves and make certain Active Paws is the right fit for you and your pup.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    We have an on-staff certified dog trainer, Cara Armour, KPA-CTP. All staff are certified in pet first aid & CPR, we have won a slew of accolades including the highest industry award of Pet Sitter of the Year from Pet Sitters International and have been working with dogs for the past 19 years.

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