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Services at Green Paws

Small Group Classes



Small group classes consist of 60 minutes of class time with only 4-6 dogs present.

This small format allows me to focus on each and every one of you, and allowing you to get the most out of your class time!

I encourage observing other handlers, listening to any and all instructions to all of you or individually, trying each exercise to see where the gaps in your training are or accomplishing them and playing with your dog.

Classes are geared toward each dog, but have a main theme of focus.

Focuses include but are not limited to the following:

obedience, loose leash walking, re-active to pro-active, beginner agility and getting started with rally and how to keep your dog in the heeling position!

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LIMA Dog Training

"LIMA describes a trainer or behavior consultant who uses the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive strategy out of a set of humane and effective tactics likely to succeed in achieving a training or behavior change objective."

- Steven Lindsay

Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training Vol. 3, pages 29 & 726


LIMA is based on the belief that punishment-based methods and the use of devices like prong and shock collars leads to negative results including fear, anxietyaggressionpain, and even injury.

LIMA can be thought of as a framework that trainers use to help them systematically decide on the most humane training solution. It’s all about taking the time to understand the dog and the behavior in question to decide on the training method that will cause the least amount of stress possible for a dog.

LIMA is also a competence-based approach, so dog trainers and animal behavior consultants are required to keep learning throughout their careers.


By staying up to date with the latest research and techniques through both real-world experience and further education, they’ll be perfectly placed to continue using the LIMA principles.

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