Dog Training in Pittsburgh's South Hills

All Ages, Sizes and Breeds


Hi! Thanks for dropping in for a look around. We are excited to have opened our training center in Finleyville. Things are going really well with our new classes, the pups are learning tons and having fun while they are learning valuable skills.

We have added a few new classes as well. We are now offering Canine Good Citizens training and certification and STAR puppy certification. All puppy classes receive STAR puppy testing with their kindergarten class.

We also have added a shy dog class. Not all dogs are able to participate in a dog class. This class is designed for what I call special needs dogs. We teach shy dogs they are safe and we've got their back.

During these uncertain times with the Covid19 I have kept the classes very small for safety reasons. So far everyone has not been bothered by our need to protect ourselves. I guess we have all decided that our dogs don't care if there is virus, they need information and training. How do we communicate with our dogs? That's the key to all success in the training dog world. 

Book a class let us teach you the pleasure of communicating successfully with your dog. 

This is my boy Blaze walking by my left side. There are a few behaviors that have been trained here. He is giving me eye contact and he is walking along my side with a loose leash. These behaviors were trained very quickly using only force free methods!

Your dog can learn to walk like this very quickly as well!

I use positive reward-based training, as taught at KPA, which is based on the science of how dogs learn.

It is an effective and gentle way to teach dogs what we would like them to do in order for them to live with us in a happy and structured way. Instead of focusing on and correcting the dog on what we don't want them to do, we teach them what it is we want them to do.
My mission is to help owners and their dogs work together as a well structured and happy team. I believe that using positive reinforcement and force free training is the best way to train an animal.

I want my dogs and their family to have complete trust that I am going to keep them safe and happy!

Training with positive reinforcement methods helps me build that trust. Training should be fun for both you and your dog. If your dog is excited to learn and he is being rewarded, then the behaviors we teach will happen over and over again.

Paula is an excellent teacher and trainer. She understands your dog’s needs and his behavior. She is able to help you work with your dog in his specific environment. He just turned one year old and responded quickly to this training. I enjoy the time I spend with her training my dog and would take additional classes form her.
~ Sheryl S

I trust Paula completely with my dog. I have a rescue dog who has anxiety issues with cars and Paula has worked tirelessly with him to soothe his fears when out on walks. I also have a tricky work schedule and Paula is very flexible and accommodating to last minute changes, which I greatly appreciate.
~Heather H

Contact Paula

Paula's Dog Services
3711 Rt. 88. Finleyville, PA 15332