Active Paws Inc.
Active Paws Inc.

Active Paws Inc.

$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. 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. We teach you how to get your dog to produce behaviors you like and show you how to reinforce that. We also show you how to prevent and manage the behaviors you do not like from happening. 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. 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

Hired 84 times

Serves Bolton, MA

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3 employees

21 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Stripe, and Venmo.

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2023

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2022

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2021

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Reviews

Excellent 4.9

44 reviews

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Customers say...

This pro is an exceptional dog trainer with a warm and friendly demeanor. Customers praise the pro's ability to connect with dogs and teach owners effective training techniques. Many report noticeable improvements after the first session and plan to continue working with the pro. The pro's hands-on approach and positive reinforcement methods are highly regarded.

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Joseph L.
May 9, 2023
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Active Paws gets 5 stars. Cara was amazing so friendly and a real pleasure to learn from. My wife, daughter and I learned so much that we are applying now. Our puppy also responded very well. He usually does not like new people on the house, but she made our puppy comfortable and attentive from the first moment. Having a training session in the house was so beneficial and money very very well spent

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Biting • Chewing • House training • Leash pulling • My home, venue, etc.

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You and your family have already done a wonderful job with Alvin. It was my pleasure to come in and help you all communicate a little clearer especially with puppy problem behaviors. He’s a great dog in a terrific family, so happy to help. Always here is you have any questions or need anything.
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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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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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Hayoung K.
Mar 3, 2021
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Cara is simply amazing. I recently adopted a puppy (half lab and half red heeler) and she is a bit crazy (well, she's rarely calm.. let's just put it that way). I tried to watch youtube videos after youtube videos and did exactly what the trainers were recommending.. but I wasn't making big progress (why? b/c I feel like some of the youtube videos are filmed with already well-behaving dogs .. and they don't really show lots of real-life examples.. like what can go wrong and how crazy your puppy/dogs can be). I decided to seek help from Active Paw and this was one of the best decisions I've made since I adopted my puppy! Cara is very professional and arrives on time, and she talks through your real-life situations + shows exactly what I need to do. Cara kindly explains why my puppy acts the way she does and what I need to do to correct those bad behaviors by using positive reinforcement training tactics. Kimchi (my puppy) now stays in her crate and we are on the right track for potty training! Cara also promptly responds to my email inquiries with many information that I need as a first-time puppy owner. I would recommend Cara to anyone who is struggling like me!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Biting • Barking • House training • Leash pulling • Destructive behavior • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Yanira A.
Mar 3, 2021
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Active paws is amazing! I wrote to them, they replied promptly and matched me PERFECT with the exact trainer I need for my out of control Miniature Pinscher. Not every trainer is for every dog and active paws knows this so they hook you up with who fits your needs!

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

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