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Dog Training, Adventure & Care

Training & Behaviour Help

Dog Training & Classes

Our dog training classes and private training programs are designed for real-life results. And our positive training methods mean you can feel good about getting them. Whether you’re after basic manners or relief from a serious behavioural issue, we can help. Busy? We can even do the training for you.

Puppy Raising Assistance

Puppy Training & Classes

Bundle of joy got you tearing your hair out? Or just want to make sure she turns into the dog of your dreams? It’s time for puppy class! No time to train? No worries - enroll your puppy in Puppy Home School and our certified dog trainer will get her off on the right paw for you.

Babies, Kids & Dog Safety

Before Baby & Beyond

Strollers, rockers, and diapers, oh my! Get your dog ready for the big changes on the way, or smooth out trouble spots if baby is already here. Concerned about child and dog interactions? We help kids and dogs find safe, harmonious ways to coexist, and help parents breathe a little easier.

Daily Dog Care

Group Hikes

Too busy to walk the dog? Send him out for group hikes under the watchful eye of a certified dog trainer. The best part? Coming home to a calm, well-behaved, well-exercised dog. 

Meet Maren

Down to earth. That pretty much describes Paw in Hand owner Maren Bruun. Genuine does the trick, too. Maren believes in what she calls "authentic solutions" - results-oriented training, walking and and boarding services catered to the busy and diverse lives her clients lead.

Read a personal message from Maren and get to know her a bit better.





Dog Paw Blog

  • That's my name. Don't wear it out.

    How many of you have heard, or said the following phrase, “That’s my name. Don’t wear it out.” I recall hearing the above phrase in my childhood. I remember thinking how it seemed like an odd saying, however I now refer to it when consulting with dog owners and helping them train their dog – funny how things change. And how a simple saying can mean so much in terms of dog training.

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    • Choosing the Right Leash for You

      What type of leash to use? A dog trainer’s answer is often “It depends…” While there are a few key components to look for, here are my top suggestions before purchasing either your first leash or your next leash. 

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      • Working on Recall with Your Dog

        We’ve all been there – your dog sees a squirrel (or a box of hot pizza just laying on the ground) and all of a sudden their attention span and recall for you goes in one ear and out the other. So if you want your dog to come when called, lets try another method from the one you’ve already been trying. Don't call them when you need them to come - call them when you know they will come.


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        • Summer Fun: Hot Weather Activities for You & Your Dog

          When we took on the job of dog ownership we agreed to all that the job entailed (pun intended). We understand there are times when you are challenged and don’t have quite the time or energy to provide what your dog needs. That's one of the reasons we refer to it as the hot dog days of summer. Thankfully we've put together a few fun, cooling ways to reconnect with your dog during the busy days of summer... enrichment to the rescue!

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          • What's In A Leash?


            You’re grabbing the leash to take your beloved pup out for another relaxing morning walk around the ‘hood...

            But your vision of a blissful walk with your canine trotting beside you with a loose leash is shattered once again. Instead, your reality is pull, tug, wrestle, wrangle, frustration, frustration, frustration...stress.

            Unfortunately, the solution for many dog owners is to tolerate the pulling as long as it takes until they arrive at the trailhead or dog park and can release the leash...dog can explode and human can massage shoulder.

            There is a better way!!


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