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

Any breed, any age, it's never too early or too late to train! 
Contact us
 today. 978-356-3286 or email for class schedule/application.
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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 all dogs. Our puppy and foundation classes are suitable for service dogs in training as well. 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 or contact Carolyn Barney via the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. 

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. When you are not sure what service an animal provides, only limited inquiry is permitted by law. Your staff or employees may ask two questions: (1) Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. You may not ask the person about their disability or ask them to have the dog demonstrate. Service dogs must be leashed unless performing a task for the disabled person that requires them to be unleashed. Do not approach, pat, hinder, or refuse entry to a service dog. Service dogs are considered medical equipment under the law. 
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 you find a qualified trainer.
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