Paws for Praise
Professional  Dog Training & Behavior Modification
119 Liberty Street, 2nd Floor, Danvers, Ma 01923

Contact us today. 
See our Classes page for dates/times/application form.
Getting a puppy? Listen!
We will help you:
  • Set your dog or puppy's environment up to help him avoid boredom-induced behavior problems & achieve success 

  • Use positive reinforcement training to get your dog or puppy to do more of the things you want him to do

  • Teach your dog or puppy acceptable behaviors he can do in lieu of the things you don't want him to do

  • Change your dog or puppy's reaction to things he finds scary or disconcerting by creating a safe environment and pleasant associations with those stimuli

  • Help your dog or puppy without the use of any harsh, scary, or uncomfortable tools or techniques. For more info on why we train without physical correction, see the video on the About Our Industry page.

Attention Puppy Owners! We accept very young puppies in to classes - to see why:
Learn more about Vaccinations and Socialization, Puppy Nipping, Proper Use of Food in Training, and House Training.

Open Letter to Veterinary Colleagues from R.K. Anderson, D.V.M.

Our puppy classes are well rounded and cover socialization, prevention of aggression, prevention of resource guarding, learning to accept and enjoy handling, as well as skills such as sit, down, stand, stay, leave it, come, etc. Our secure double door entry system allows for off leash training as well.

Paws for Praise is a founding member of The Pet Professional Guild

Anne Springer online:
Paws for Praise Blog
Paws for Praise on Facebook
Dog Behavior Daily Blog
Dog Behavior Daily on Facebook
Dog Behavior Daily on Twitter


We get many inquiries about service dogs, emotional support dogs, and therapy dogs. It's important to know the difference, and never attempt to pass an unqualified pet dog off as any of those three. It's especially harmful, and illegal, to fake having a service dog.

Service Dog Central, IAADP, and Assistance Dogs International  are the legitimate sites we recommend for information. Paws For Praise holds foundation classes suitable for potential ESA's and therapy dogs. Our puppy classes are suitable for service dogs in training. For information on acquiring a trained service dog, we suggest contacting NEADS. For owner-trained service dogs, we recommend you visit Service Dog Training Institute

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts grants the same rights of public accommodation to service dogs in training that it does to working service dogs assisting their partners with disabilities. Learn more about service dogs.
We serve:
Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus,Topsfield, and Wenham. If you are outside our area, and need a referral to a pet professional in your area, let us know. We may be able to help.

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