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Positive Puppy Training with Dog Trainer Kristen Miller

Positive Puppy Training with Dog Trainer Kristen Miller

Positive Puppy Training with Dog Trainer Kristen MillerPositive Puppy Training with Dog Trainer Kristen MillerPositive Puppy Training with Dog Trainer Kristen Miller
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events: classes and workshops

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Drop In Puppy Socialization Play Class

Miller's Landing Farm 15056 Highway 69 North, Northport, AL 35475

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Drop In Puppy Socialization Play Class

Come let your puppy play in a safe, fun environment on my farm! We have wide open spaces for your puppy to run and play, play, play! It is s...

Event Details

Miller's Landing Farm 15056 Highway 69 North, Northport, AL 35475

PAST EVENT

Puppy Kindergarten

Wednesdays- 2 Classes - 4:45-5:45 Class (FULL) 6:00-7:00 Class (FULL)

HOT DIGGITY DOGGIE CAMP 1300 Martin Road East Northport, AL 35473

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PAST EVENT

Puppy Kindergarten

***Fall Classes are SOLD OUT, but Puppy Socialization Meet Ups will start at Miller's Landing Farm when the weather cools off. Dates and Tim...

Event Details

Wednesdays- 2 Classes - 4:45-5:45 Class (FULL) 6:00-7:00 Class (FULL)

HOT DIGGITY DOGGIE CAMP 1300 Martin Road East Northport, AL 35473

DIRECTIONS & Our Location

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Directions to Paws Up Training

We are located  at Miller's Landing Farm in the Northport / Tuscaloosa, Alabama area... less than 10 minutes from the dog park at Sokol Park! 


*Note: most GPS take you past the farm so if you get to the 69 bridge you have passed us :-)


From the intersection of Watermelon Road and Martin Road near the entrance to Sokol Park and the dog park:

Turn left in front of Lupe's and Ingram Farms and then veer right onto Martin Road and drive until you hit Highway 69 North. Take a right onto Highway 69 and head North to our farm. You will drive straight through the light at Mitt Lary Road, past Lary Lake Road and past Carrol's Creek Baptist Church, past House Bend road on your right, past Four Winds Road and Burnt Pines Road on your left. We are the second white farmhouse on the left past Burnt Pines Road. We have a black mailbox with "15056" and a white dog sticker on it! 


From US 82/ McFarland Blvd. Turn onto Highway 69 North. Drive straight past Union Chapel Road, straight through the light at Mitt Lary Road, past Lary Lake Road and past Carrol's Creek Baptist Church, past House Bend road on your right, past Four Winds Road and Burnt Pines Road on your left. We are the second white farmhouse on the left past Burnt Pines Road. We have a black mailbox with "15056" and a white dog sticker on it! 


All of our classes are rain or shine because we also have a climate-controlled indoor training space. Come enjoy some fresh country air and wide open spaces at the farm!

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Our Location at Miller's Landing Farm

Paws Up Training is headquartered at Miller’s Landing Farm, an 11 acre farm that includes a climate controlled indoor dog training and puppy training space, fenced spaces for class recess, large fenced areas for off leash training including recall training (getting your dog to come to you when called), and plenty of space to practice walking on a leash with our resident dog trainer, Kristen.

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Farm Life

Treat your dog or puppy (and you!) to some fresh country air and wide open spaces at Paws Up Training located at Miller's Landing Farm! Even though you are just ten minutes from town, the farm makes you feel like you are a world away...

About Us

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Stress-Free Dog and Puppy Training

Dog Training and Puppy Training...it's not all fun and games. Oh, wait...yes it is! At Paws Up Training, we make training fun for you and a game for your puppy or dog. Your dog will associate learning new cues for desired behaviors with fun, games, praise and of course... treats! We have both indoor and outdoor training spaces...and a place for class recess. (Yes, we have recess!) Our goal is for pups and their people to enjoy a stress-free, fun class.

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Our Training Philosophy

We believe in positive reinforcement and force free training.  Our goal is to help you achieve optimal trust with your puppy or dog using methods that will strengthen your bond, reduce stress on your pup (and you!) and result in a well-mannered dog and a peaceful home.

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Kristen Miller, Trainer

Kristen grew up living with dogs and loving all animals.  She uses positive dog training methods and positive reinforcement.  Kristen completed Dog Trainer Foundations through Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior in 2012 and from that point on she was hooked! Karen Pryor is a pioneer in using clicker training and Kristen will demonstrate and teach you the clicker training way! Clicker training is especially useful for puppy training, but can be started at any age!

Kristen is a member of the  Association of Professional Dog Trainers and you can follow her personal instagram at @kristenandherdogs

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puppy 101

Why Puppy Play and Socialization is Important

Do you want your puppy to grow into a well-adjusted sociable dog you can take places? Want to be able to have people to your house without your dog barking and jumping all over them? Super well-behaved dogs DON'T just happen! ...it is ESSENTIAL your puppy is socialized at a young age. 


The idea behind socialization is to help your puppy become acclimated to all types of sights, sounds, and smells in a positive manner. 


The first few months of your dog’s life are when sociability outweighs fear, and your pup's brain is most inclined to accept new experiences. What your pup encounters during this critical time will shape their character, temperament and behavior for the rest of their life.


Proper socialization can prevent a dog from being always fearful of children, for example, or of riding in a car, and it will help him develop into a well-mannered, happy companion.


Also, having a dog who is well-adjusted and confident can even go as far as to save his life one day. According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, improper socialization can lead to behavior problems later in life. 


Puppy Training 101

Basic Puppy Manners:

Did you know that puppies can learn cues like sit, go to your crate, go potty, and wait as early as five or six weeks using positive reinforcement and clicker training? By the time you bring home your puppy at age eight or nine weeks, they are ready and willing to learn! They are just waiting for you to teach them.


Potty training is up to YOU, not your puppy: 

Don't bring home your puppy and give them free reign of your home and expect them to "know" not to go potty inside! Limit the area the puppy stays with baby gates, an exercise pen, or use a crate while you are potty training. Another idea is to simply tether your puppy to you. It is up to YOU to take your puppy out frequently and pay attention to the signs that they need to go outside and go potty. Never punish your puppy for going potty inside because it is your fault for not paying attention!


Chewing and biting:

     These are problems you must solve to teach your puppy. When possible, try to remove all tempting, chewable items within puppy's reach. Give your puppy several great toys to chew. Don't let your puppy chew on your hands. If your puppy is biting or nipping at you, yelp and whimper like another puppy would - or remove yourself or the puppy to another area for a minute or so and redirect them to a toy they can bite or chew.

     Play with your puppy! Throw a ball, grab a toy and have them chase you, throw a treat and say, "go find it!" 

     Don't ever chase your puppy- they will think it is a game. Instead, run away from your puppy or sit down. They will end up coming over to you!

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Paws Up Training

Northport, Alabama, United States

Text (205) 242-9651