Currently Healing Pawsabilities is NOT offering training classes BUT we have been lucky to have and to have worked with some of the best trainers in our area! Kelly (owner of Healing Pawsabilities) has gone mobile to focus on her growing animal massage clientel. Even though we don't have a "Facility" any more -our trainers are still teaching in the area- Please find their contact info below and be sure to contact them directly to find out about their schedules and classes!!
Toddy is available for group classes and private lessons.
*Impulse control and loose leash walking skills
*Canine Good Citizen/Advanced CGC
*Therapy Dog Prep
*Continuing education for CGC certified and working Therapy Dogs
239-400-3615 *note- this number cannot recieve texts- only voicemails
Mary Francis does private in home training as well as group classes in multiple locations. She is the ONLY Certified Canine Behaviorist in Lee County. She specializes in:
*Reactivity and aggression
*Baby/Family Preparation and Management
*Specialized Potty training programs
K-9 Enrichment Center
Located in Cape Coral Next Door to Gigi's Pet Spa
Available for group classes and private sessions, day training, and shy dog/socialization.
K9 Development Center
*Reactive Dog Rehab
Julie is the ONLY Certified NACSW Nosework instructor in our area!!!
She teaches both beginning and advanced Nosework, for fun and for competition!
Checkout the National Association of Canine Scent Work www.NACSW.com for more info on this awesome sport, and contact Julie directly for her class times and locations!
Kelly is not currently teaching classes (although there maybe an Agility or Rally class offered here and there in the future!), but if and when that changes, we will be sure to let you know! For now- she is focused on helping her animal clients through Massage, Healy and PEMF therapy! If you are looking for pain relief for yourself or your animals- contact her today!! 239-281-7777
There are 3 wonderful facilities in SWFL for indoor Agility Training.
www.brattypaws.com in Punta Gorda (Trials are held almost every weekend)
www.theluckydogco.com in Naples
www.ruffgers.com in Naples
Unfortunately...the dog training world is not regulated... please make sure your trainer is certified. Whatever trainer you use - ask where they went to school, what credentials do they have? What methods or tools do they use? Do they continue to take classes and seminars to further their behavior education? If you are not comfortable with a trainer or their methods- SPEAK UP! You are your dog's voice! We have many great relationships with other wonderful trainers- we can find you someone in your area who fits your needs. We want you to find a certified professional you are comfortable with. Your dog is important to us. You are important to us.
We believe in SUPER PUPPIES and socialization! Click & Download this FREE E-Book from renouned Veterinary Behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar: Before You Get Your Puppy to help you start your puppy right. (Its also either free or $.99 in the Kindle store.) Errorless potty and chew toy training is in Chapter 4!! Visit Dog Star Daily
for tons of amazing training and behavior resources!
The primary and MOST important time for puppy socialization is the first 3 months of life. For this reason the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior believes that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated as well as debunking the dominance myth! Click this link to read their position statements!
(Click all the underlined words for direct links!)
Healing Pawsabilities was, and our recommended trainers are, proud to be one of the area's only force free training companies. We were and are dedicated to using science based, positive techniques for both our four-legged friends AND the humans who love them. It is imperative that our clients build lasting relationships with their animals, built on trust and motivation. Remember...positive doesn't mean permissive- we just don't use pain or fear to do it. Click on these underlined words to visit the Pet Professional Guild directly- an organization dedicated to Force Free Professionals (for which Kelly was a founding member!). Membership to the PPG is open to anyone who loves dogs- whether you're an owner or a professional in the animal field, and they offer incredible, educational resources!