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Smart Paws Academy
PO Box 1512
Oregon City, OR
503-631-PAWS (7297)

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News and Training Tips

3-13-22 Covid-19 Update:
While restrictions are starting to be lifted, I still want to attempt to insure the safety of all clients in classes. As a private business, I am putting these policies in effect to help achieve that goal. Just as I ask for proof of vaccinations for the safety of all the dogs, I am going to ask for similar documentation for the safety of the humans in class.
*If you show proof of Corona Virus vaccination, Masks will be optional.
*If you have not been vaccinated, or do not want to share proof of vaccination, a Mask covering nose & mouth will be required.
*I encourage family members to attend, however, we may need to limit numbers for large families.
*If you are attending with children that are too young to be vaccinated, the children should wear a mask. Since others in class may not be masked, it is understood that clients accept the risk if they or their children are unvaccinated.
*Since no vaccine is 100% effective, it is also understood that clients accept the risk of exposure while in class.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.

          PAW.TIF (20100 bytes) NEW TRAINING OPTIONS!

Canine Good Citizen - Earn the AKC CGC certificate

Out & About Training - we will train in public spaces to help with real world distractions.

Play & Train - Small group play session combined with training in the presence of all that excitement

Call or See calendar page to find dates/prices/sign up info!


Smart Paws Academy

Classes are held in the Smart Paws Academy training building in Oregon City. Evening class times will be 6:30 PM & 7:30 PM. The Canine Body Language & Communication lecture information will be sent to clients with their paid registration on DVD or VHS. Clients may keep the DVD. You MUST watch the DVD prior to the first class. Please call if you have any questions regarding the equipment, information or techniques shown in the DVD.The first week of the series will now be a working class with your dog. Proof of vaccinations may be sent prior to or brought to the first class. No dogs will be permitted in class without this proof.


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Gifts, Gadgets and Great Deals page!

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Training Tips

A lot of people complain that they don't have time to train the dog. There are several times each day that you must spend time with your dog, like feeding, walks and grooming. Use that time as training time also. Incorporate the commands that you use into the dog's daily routine and use "life rewards" to reinforce the dog. A "life reward" is whatever the dog wants at that time: dinner, play, attention, etc. Any time you are with your dog, you are training your dog. Be sure to teach it the right things!


Housebreaking Tip

It is not sufficient to just put the puppy outside when trying to housebreak. You should take the puppy outside on leash, and be sure that the puppy eliminates before being allowed back inside. Supervise or confine is your new mantra. Never allow a puppy to have free access to all areas of the house. If you can't see it, you aren't supervising. Accidents are not the puppy's fault!

Teach your puppy to let you know when it needs to go out by ringing the        Doggie Door Bell. See Gifts and Gadgets page!

Smart Paws Academy has a Housebreaking/Crate training outline

available for our students.

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