Hours8 am - 10 pm


Dog Training for Kids


4 weeks | Starts July 10th at 11:30am and August 7th @ 11:30am

Trainer: Kayla Degnan

About Kayla: Kayla is a graduate with honors of our Professional Dog Trainer Course, has been teaching Beginner Obedience classes at Pack of Paws, and has 10 years of professional experience working with children of all ages.


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In this class, children will take the lead (with an adult’s supervision of course) and learn how to train their dog.

This class will include simple obedience behaviors, fun tricks, and games to get the whole family involved in training.

Your Dog will learn:

  • Reliable Name Response: A reliable name response is crucial to training any dog manners, getting and keeping attention under distraction, and overall safety.  It’s not good enough that your dog knows her name, the reliable response of looking at you when hearing the name is the goal!
  • Sit & Stay, Down & Stay:  The positions of Sit and Down and getting your dog to stay in that position.
  • Hand Target: Your dog will learn to put his nose on your hand on cue. This behavior can be used for many outcomes including preventing your dog from jumping or even keeping your dog in your personal space.
  • Leave It: Your dog will learn to not touch things that you ask him not to touch such as your dinner, your slippers or that porcupine on a walk.
  • No Jumping: Your dog will learn to Stand with 4 paws on the floor or Sit instead of jumping when excited.
  • Doggie Zen:  Teach your dog impulse control to prevent door bolting, stealing and more
  • And MORE!

Your child(ren) will learn:

  • How to teach the dog kid-friendly obedience skills
  • How to lure with food.
  • Leash Handling (with the help of an adult)
  • Foundation Training Techniques including Games and Reward Strategies that will keep your dog WANTING to learn.
  • And MORE!

What to Bring

  • Your Dog
  • Your Child(ren)
  • 6 ft Flat leash (not a 4 ft leash) – not a retractable, they are not allowed in class.
  • Front hook harness, Head Halti or other training gear that is approved by your trainer. Gear should already be on your dog and properly fitted when you arrive to class. If you need help selecting gear or fitting gear, we are happy to help you as long as it is not during class time. Please plan ahead. (Exceptions will be made on class #1 regarding fitting of gear).
  • An obscene amount of soft, smelly meat treats. If you plan to purchase treats on the day of class, please arrive EARLY to allow time to shop and check out prior to class start time.
  • Bait Bag – A Bait Bag is any convenient article that you can put treats into for EASY ACCESS.
  • Sense of Humor – Bring a sense of humor, training is FUN

On Time Arrival – PLEASE plan ahead to arrive to class on-time. Late arrivals cause an unnecessary disruption to class. We begin and end classes on time.

  • 5 dogs max
  • Max 2 children per dog
  • Children must be between ages 6 and 12.
  • Someone 18+ must hold the leash

No Reactive or Aggressive dogs.  We have an entire series of courses for those dogs who bark and lunge at other dogs and/or people.  If you know that your dog barks or lunges at people or other dogs, please call us to inquire about what class to start with.  Dogs who struggle around other dogs or people can’t learn in an environment where there are at least 6 other dogs and their family.  At Pack of Paws we are absolutely the area experts for working with reactive and aggressive dogs.  Being in the right class to begin with is crucial for your learning experience as well as the experience of the dog.  Even the friendliest dog who is barking “just to say hello” will struggle unnecessarily in a busy classroom.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not feed your dog their regular meal immediately before your training session. If your lesson interrupts your regular feeding schedule, please feed your dog only a small portion of their regular meal.

All handlers must be 18 years or older and physically able to restrain the dog. Persons under the age of 18 are only permitted to hold the leash with an adult present and handling a secondary safety line.

No Refunds on any service for any reason. Once you reserve your spot in a class OR purchase an item, there is no refund opportunity for any reason. No exceptions.

Payments for all services must be made directly to Pack of Paws Dog Training.
All services are non-refundable. See Terms of Service for details.

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