South Paws is host to classes and seminars by some of the area’s best professional trainers. We regularly host dog training classes as well as Pet First Aid and CPR classes. Whether you are interested in getting your new family member started off right, looking to improve your skills with an older dog, or need to learn what to do if an emergency arises, we’ve got you covered.
To find out more information, visit the websites at the links below or feel free to reach out to us. We’re always happy to help!
Obedience Training by PAWS-itively Obedient
Karen Lanoue-Lambrecht is the head instructor and owner of PAWS-itively Obedient. Karen graduated from Becker Junior College in 1976, where she received an Associate of Science degree in the Veterinary Assistant Program. She was a veterinary technician at Angell Memorial Hospital for nearly seven years. While there, Karen became interested in dog training, as she had acquired an untrained, 9 month old, American Eskimo pup who had numerous behavior problems. Karen took him to a companion class given by Dr. Amy Marder, an animal behaviorist-veterinarian at Angell Memorial Hospital. Soon after completing the course, Karen asked to monitor the classes to learn more. She became seriously interested in behavior/training and was offered a job as a training assistant for Dr. Marder’s classes.
She fueled her interest by attending classes and reading books by other trainers. Karen has received national certification as a professional dog trainer. Karen’s philosophy was guided by the positive reinforcement techniques taught by Dr. Ian Dunbar, a noted behaviorist and veterinarian. He started an Association of Pet Dog Trainers in 1993, of which Karen is a current member. Their mission is to build better trainers through education. Karen embraces that mission and believes that, through her instruction, she can build more knowledgeable dog owners.
Karen moved to Marshfield in 1995 and found there was not much of a choice in training classes for owners and their puppies. She started her own business and offered outdoor classes through the Norwell Recreation Department. Karen now offers in-home instruction from 9 weeks of age to adult and conducts puppy kindergarten and level II classes at several locations in Marshfield, Pembroke, and Hanover.
Karen’s instruction classes are recommended by her satisfied clients, many local veterinarians and the Yankee Golden Retriever Club.
Instructor: Karen Lanoue-Lambrecht
- C.P.D.T Member Association of Pet Dog Trainers Certified Professional Dog Trainer-K.A. – #003680
- Canine Good Citizen Evaluator – #5488
Visit www.pawsitivelyobedient.com for more information
First Aid & CPR for Pets by Fetch
Whether you own a pet or care for other people’s animals, it’s important to know what to do if an emergency arises. The Pet Saver CPR and First Aid Training Course provides realistic and practical information and skills necessary to help save your cat or dog’s life. This course is designed for any person who has a pet or works with animals.
The Pet CPR and First Aid course focuses on care for cats and dogs with the following educational modules:
- Checking Vitals.
- Treating serious bleeding and shock.
- Care for injuries and wounds.
- Medical emergencies.
- Environmental emergencies (animal bites, snake bites, ticks, and more.)
- Common pet illness and conditions.
Students are issued a certificate of completion after demonstrating the proper techniques and skills at the end of the class.
These classes are taught by Karen Price and her sister (Certified Pet Tech Instructor #1823), Kathy Noone (Certified Pet Tech Instructor #1824). For more information please email Fetch. They’re always happy to help.