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Private Sessions
Group Classes
Polite Paws offers private in-home sessions as well as "out and about" sessions (in town, trails, fields, etc). These training sessions are tailored to your wants and needs. Whether you need puppy training, basic obedience or behavior modification we are here to help.  We serve New Haven County but can travel farther (travel fee based on distance)
Contact us for a consultation.
$85 per session (includes tax)*
*Travel fee may apply

Do you have a dog that?
  • Pulls on leash
  • Has accidents in the house
  • Jumps on guests
  • Barks excessively 
  • Is fearful around people
  • Nips
  • Chews things they shouldn't

Private sessions allow us to address all of your concerns and develop a training program that will lead to success.​

At Polite Paws, we pride ourselves in using positive techniques to build a strong bond and keep training fun for all involved. With your help, our goal is to train dogs humanely and effectively using science-based training methods. We continue our education to provide the most positive and top quality service in the area.  

Polite Paws dog training offers a variety of group classes. Adult dog group classes* take place at Shoreline Pet Lodge in Branford, Connecticut 06405.  Classes stay small to ensure everyone gets individual attention. Our puppy classes take place at East Shore Wellness Center in Madison, CT.
​*More advanced classes and Real World Classes are held in public places.

Puppy Kindergarten 
  • 6 weeks (50 minute)
  • Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Walking, Touch, Focus and more.
  • Address problem behaviors such as house training, barking, nipping, jumping, chewing, etc.
  • Puppy playtime
  • Body awareness
  • Socialization to people, objects, obstacles, puppies and more
  • Takes place at East Shore's Animal Wellness Center in Madison, CT 06443 
  • $150 includes tax

Basic Manners 
  • 6 weeks (50 min)
  • Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Polite Walking, Leave-it, Focus, "Place" and more.
  • Address problem behaviors such as house training, barking, jumping, chewing, digging, nipping.
  • Obstacle work
  • $180 includes tax  

Train to Maintain
  • Drop-in 
  • Strengthen behaviors learned in Basic Manners
  • Based on the CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test
  • Increase distractions and distance
  • Increase obstacles
  • $25 per class
  • Select Sundays (contact us to register for specific dates)

Fun with Agility and Tricks
  • Drop-in
  • Wanted to try agility but not looking to compete?
  • Want to have fun and find a great way to bond with your dog?
  • Want to strengthen behaviors?
  • This is a stress-free class all about having fun while learning to teach your dog to be confident.
  • Spring/Summer only
  • $25 per class 

Real World Classes​
  • Ever struggle with getting your dog to walk nicely in public?
  • Dog behave great in a group class but not in public?
  • Learn how to manage and navigate through real life scenario's in real places
  • Preregistration is required
  • $25 per class
  • Prerequisites: Basic Skills such as Sit, down, come, stay, no dog/people aggression etc.
  • Contact us for dates