Dog Training at Swanky Paws
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Owning a dog is a rewarding and enriching experience. At Swanky Paws, we know that the better you and your dog can communicate, the better your relationship will be – and that’s why we proudly offer dog training at our Lawrenceville location.
Our trainers guide and train YOU as you bond with your dog and learn to speak their language.
Our positive dog training classes encourage good behavior through fun, informative group lessons led by expert dog trainers.
Private classes are available for a more specialized program. Our trainers will develop a training program based on your dog’s one of a kind personality, demeanor, and needs.
Dogs love to please, and they repeat behaviors for which they are rewarded. Positive dog training focuses on rewarding behavior that we want to see repeated, and ignoring naughty behavior so that it isn’t. Our expert trainers use positive reinforcement techniques. Positive reinforcement training is the most effective method, supported by decades of research, to build a loving bond between you and your dog.
We offer a safe, fun environment where dogs can learn the skills they need for safety and comfort in all situations.
For dogs that need intensive training, we also offer board and train options.
We are busy, and we understand the need to accommodate your busy schedule, even if that means evening or weekend appointments. We also offer private lessons in your home, at the dog park, or at another location that best suits you.
Consistency, consistency, consistency. Did we say consistency? Timing and consistency are the keys to successful puppy training. Our individual puppy class packages introduce the basics and build on the commands you to practice at home. You will receive a detailed homework plan, and our trainers will be there every step of the way to support you. We cover basic training introduction, appropriate praise, leash walking, basic potty training, and more, plus plenty of time for puppies to socialize and play.
You and your dog will have our Professional Trainer’s complete attention. With no other dogs or clients around, the lesson will be 100% devoted to you.
Without the need for a moderate group lesson, our trainer will develop a training program based on your dog’s one of a kind personality, demeanor, and size.
Grooming training is the perfect solution for dogs that have anxiety or behavior issues surrounding the grooming process. Our professional dog trainer will spend a dedicated session working with your dog to solve their unique issues, and then introduce the grooming process in a fun and calming way. Most dogs are able to resolve their grooming issues within a few sessions. Grooming training can be added to any Bathing, Full Grooming, or VIP Grooming service.
We are devoted to working around your busy schedule, even if that means evening or weekend appointments. We can hold private lessons at your work, our facility, or other choice of location.
We will create specific goals to meet through our training based off what you tell us you’d like to see your dog achieve.
Ready to take the next step? Give us a call, or contact us for a Free Evaluation Today.
|Basic Obedience (Private)||45 minutes||$78.00|
|Advanced Obedience (Private)||45 minutes||$89.00|
|Grooming Training||single-day service||$68 + grooming fee|
|Basic Group Class||1 Hour / 6 Week Class||$240.00|
|Advanced Group Class||1 Hour / 6 Week Class||$240.00|
|Puppy Class/Basic Manners||1 Hour / 6 Week Class||$200.00|
* Prices are subject to change and may incur an additional handling fee, please consult with the trainer if you are unsure about what is best for your dog.
|BOARD AND TRAIN: All board and train stays include two 30-minute training sessions per day.|
|Basic Obedience||7 Days||$750.00||Attention,Sit, Down, Intro to Leash Walking|
|Basic Obedience||10 Days||$1,100.00||Attention, Sit, Down, Stay, Leash Walking, Leave It|
|Basic Obedience||14 Days||$1,550.00||Attention, Sit, Down, Stay, Leash Walking, Leave It, Come/Recall|
|Advanced Obedience||10 Days||$1,200.00||Commands as required, including Auto-Sit, Heel, and advances distractions, distances and durations – tailored to pet’s needs|
|Advanced Obedience||14 Days||$1,650.00|
|In- Home Service||Duration||Price|
|In-Home Basic Obedience||45 minutes||$98.00|
|In-Home Advanced Obedience||45 minutes||$120.00|
|In-Home Basic 4 Lesson Package||45 mins-1 Hour / 2-4 Weeks||$390.00|
|In-Home Basic 6 Lesson Package||45 mins-1 Hour/ 2-6 Weeks||$565.00|
|In-Home (outside 10 mile radius)||45 mins||$120.00|
* Prices are subject to change and may incur an additional handling fee, no guarantee on finish time or ability to complete groom.
Pets vary and all listed prices are approximate. The prices listed are examples of typical prices, but are not exact.
Additional services may be added at check-in.
Spa services, daycare charges and add-on prices are not included in price.
Meet the Swanky Trainers
Magda has been a member of the Swanky Paws team since 2015. While she loves all aspects of dog life, Magda has found her true passion in training. Besides training her own pets, Magda has used her aptitude for communicating with dogs to assist many Swanky Paws clients. Her Grooming Training sessions help nervous or reactive dogs to settle in and accept – even enjoy!- the grooming process.
As a child, Magda loved dogs so much that she would often try to catch and train strays wandering in her neighborhood! Since moving to the USA from her native home of Poland in 2004, Magda has studied under several trainers. She has a true natural instinct and talent with dogs.
Magda currently lives in Duluth with her 100 lb Rottweiler, Zorro, and teaches group and private classes at Swanky Paws.
Stacy Drody has had a passion for animals and science her entire life. Growing up alongside seeing eyes dogs she learned the value of a dogs vast capabilities and the importance of understanding their unique way of communication and individual behaviors from an early age.
While attending college she worked as a vet tech and began volunteering with local rescue organizations volunteering much of her time rescuing, fostering and rehabilitating dogs. Some of the animals Stacy has worked with include hoarding cases, The Korean Meat Trade and The Yunlin Meat Festival Dogs. In addition to this work she also taught classes, workshops and training for volunteers and the public. After a successful career in Sales and Marketing in the Pharmaceutical and Health Industries she decided to turn her volunteering into a career focusing her path on canine training and behavior.
Stacy believes in the ethical treatment of all animals and has established her training on the “Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive” training philosophy. Her training approach involves using a scientifically grounded, reward based, positive reinforcement plan. She enjoys using force free methods which are not only effective but help avoid the potential fallout that can occur from aversive methods to include fear and aggression.
Stacy’s goal is to create lasting bonds between her clients and their dogs in a welcoming, fun, and stress-free environment that everyone can benefit from and enjoy!
Stacy is a graduate of the Victoria Stilwell Academy of Dog Training and Behavior, Is an assistant trainer with Canine Cellmates – the jail dog program at the Atlanta Jail and continues volunteering with the Atlanta Humane Society teaching classes on canine body language and behavior.