Why Shaping Paws?

Wanting help with your pet but feeling overwhelmed and confused when faced with making sense of the different types of training philosophies, acronyms, and experience?

Here is some guidance to help you decide on the best path.

When considering one route over another, look for:

✔ The Training Philosophy (We follow LIMA – Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive)

✔ Education and Certifications of the practitioner

✔ Practical Experience

✔ Clear Communication Skills

Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular services and what they are best suited to treat.

Carolyn at Shaping Paws has a master’s in behavior analysis, earned many top-ranked certifications, years of experience working with pets of all breeds and backgrounds, and the skills to effectively coach you through each step of the treatment plan.

You can trust that your furry friend is in capable hands.

Helpful resources when choosing a professional:

AVSAB position statement on:

How to Choose a Trainer

Humane Dog Training

If you’re at all unsure as to the best route for your situation,

book a free 15-minute consultation

and we can guide you with your decision.