Paws For Praise
It is difficult to describe the level of understanding, caring and knowledge that Anne has in regards to not only trying, but dog behavior. Anne worked with me and my service dog Addie. Addie is continually being complimented on her back or and training. If people think about getting a dog "Anne Springer & pawsforpraise" can not come out of my mouth fast enough. It has been almost 5 years since Anne trained Addie, but she continues to be a resource for great information and referrals for us. Want the best trainer, want to be a partner with your new family member, then you will not be disappointed with her. Addie and I are huge supportersApr 21, 2015
We first went to Anne for a Rocket Recall class with our adopted hound mix, Lady. Lady is completely nose-driven and we were really concerned that we'd never be able to get her to come back to us when we were outside. Anne showed us how to work with her to get a solid recall, even when she's distracted by dogs or smells. We've continued to use the exercises she taught us, and Lady still comes running every time I call her. It's a great relief to know that we can get her to come back when we need her to. After such a good experience with the recall class, we went back to Anne for a tricks class and a loose leash walking class. Lady is somewhat fearful and anxious, and Anne did a great job in explaining to us how we could help her, and in demonstrating throughout the classes how she could build confidence. Lady learned a lot (we probably learned even more) and had a good experience being in a class with other dogs (she can be reactive to other dogs when on leash). We had a great time learning about positive, science-based training methods and dog behavior, and all of the classes we took gave us games and exercises we still use and have really helped us to establish a strong bond with Lady. Anne clearly loves working with all kinds of dogs (and is good with people too!) and the dogs can tell. I cannot say enough good things about Anne and would recommend her and Paws for Praise to anyone!Apr 21, 2015
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Years in business11
LocationDanvers, MA 01923
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Absolutely!
- What types of customers have you worked with?We do mostly group training classes and behavior consulting.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?When seeking a dog trainer, the most important consideration is the method they will use to help you train your dog. We have a link to an article that will help you determine who to choose.