Want to learn how to speak dog? We teach you just as much as we teach them.

Training at All Paws is different from other places. Put frankly, everything we do is for the dogs. Training not only builds a strong bond with your pup, but gives them the opportunity to become a happy and healthy member of your family. All Paws views training as more than simply telling your pup what to do. Training is about helping your pup understand what is expected of them so that they can make decisions on their own. A well-trained pup understands how to behave in scenarios such as making new friends, going to patios with their pawrents, and playing appropriately. We are here to help ensure they live the most wholistic life possible. 

Every pup is different, and we structure our training with that in mind! Our customized programs are made to fit your pup and your family. We don’t do set programs to ensure that we are spending the time to grow your pup until you are ready to take them over by yourself. With daycare/board and trains, private lessons, and group training as options, you can feel free to mix and match to fit your needs and schedule! We always start with a free consultation so that our Head Trainer can help structure your individualized plan

Our trainers are educated on “pure positive” training as well as “balanced” training methods. All our training starts with positive reinforcement to ensure that your pup understands what IS expected of them. Treats, praise, and toys are always the primary means of communication. If you prefer to use “pure positive” training only, we can do that! It just takes more time, patience, and practice to make sure your pup understands what is expected of them, especially when adding distractions. 

Training Options

1:1 Programs

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Puppy Programs

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Training Options

1:1 Programs

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Adult Group Classes

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Puppy Programs

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Tara

Head Trainer

 

Tara has been in the animal world for as long as she can remember! Knowing she was going to work with pups since she was just a kid, she has tried to gain as much experience as possible with dogs. Tara attended THE Ohio State University and received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences and a minor in Psychology. During college, she interned training Diabetic Alert and PTSD service animals. During her years of gaining pet experience, she has worked at kennels, daycares, groomeries, pet retail, and other training facilities. Tara has a total of 5 years experience with training specifically and 10+ years of professional experience with animals. Her life motto is “living to better the lives of dogs however I can!”. 

 

In her free time, she loves to hangout with her 2 wonderful pups! Roisin (pictured) is a Mini Australian Shepherd with plenty of energy to spare. Roisin loves to participate in lessons as a high-level distraction when she is needed! Thanos is a mastiff/pit bull mix who would sleep all day if he could. Thanos comes to visit as needed and is typically used to help work through leash-reactivity with training pups!

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 

All training and consultations gets scheduled directly through our Head Trainer! You can feel free to call 614-429-3969 (Ext 3), email (tara@allpawsretreat.com), or click to fill our Consultation Request Form. Consultations take place at our facility and take 30-45 minutes. Consultations are free to ensure we are picking the best program for you and your pup! 

Teaching your pup to run on a treadmill! At the facility, we use the “DogPacer”, but the skill can even be transferred to a human treadmill. Treadmill training can help pups in a variety of ways: weight loss, energy use (especially in high energy pups), and confidence building. Treadmill training is a great way to tire your pup, even if you have a busy schedule (or the weather is icky!). Treadmill training doesn’t have to be running! For weight loss goals, growing pups, or dogs with mobility issues, treadmill time can be spent walking. 

Treadmill training can be attached to your daycare/boarding reservations and can also be done by appointment. All staff who operate the treadmill are Pet 1st Aid and CPR certified to ensure your pup is staying safe and healthy!

For group classes, we do require payment to save your spot in class. For private lessons, we generally do “pay as you go” to add to the flexibility of our programs. Some people do choose to pay upfront, but we don’t offer discounts for “packages”. 

We can take cash, credit card, or check! All payments go through our secured member portal. We do require that you keep a card on file with us, but you can pay using any of the above options.  

We offer “tutoring” for pups who are struggling with certain behaviors. Tutoring lessons are priced per lesson and are also taught in groups. Some owners also choose to sign up for private lessons, which are charged at the regular private lesson price. 

We have a wide variety of options to choose from. At our free consultations, we can help you determine which is right for your family. Generally, group classes follow a specific curriculum and don’t have as much individualized attention. Private lessons have flexibility for curriculum and allows you and your pup to have private training geared towards your pace! 

We offer lessons with and without pawrents participation. If you choose to participate, you get to learn along side of your pup! That means you learn about doggy psychology, how to teach new behaviors, and how to work on problem behaviors. In the future, you can use these skills with confidence if/when new problems arise!

If you choose to do drop off training, our trainer will take some photos and videos during their time with your pup. They will also send a text or email discussing how your pup did, and what you should be working on at home. If you choose to do this option, we highly recommend a couple lessons with your participation so that you can learn what your pup knows and ensure you are practicing correctly at home. 

Our cancelation policy for group classes allows 1 missed class with a free make-up lesson. If you miss more than 1 class, you will need to pay for 30 minute private lesson to get caught up. 

Our cancelation policy for private lessons (drop offs or with parents) requires 24 hours notice. Without 24 hours notice, we do charge a $50 cancelation fee. Our hardworking trainers have very tight schedules, so this ensures that we can help as many pups as possible! 

After graduating from private lessons, many owners participate in our speciality group classes. We offer brewery training (when weather permits), park visits, and advanced obedience classes. After graduation, you are always welcome to text/call/email your trainer with further questions. If it is something that requires an additional lesson, we ask that you come in for a tune-up lesson. 

Currently, all of our training takes place at our facility. This allows our trainers to help as many families as possible. We will sometimes do in-homes, but only after finishing training at the facility. In-homes are charged by the hour, including the drive to and from the facility.

All training and consultations gets scheduled directly through our Head Trainer! You can feel free to call 614-429-3969 (Ext 3), email (tara@allpawsretreat.com), or click to fill our Consultation Request Form. Consultations take place at our facility and take 30-45 minutes. Consultations are free to ensure we are picking the best program for you and your pup! 

Teaching your pup to run on a treadmill! At the facility, we use the “DogPacer”, but the skill can even be transferred to a human treadmill. Treadmill training can help pups in a variety of ways: weight loss, energy use (especially in high energy pups), and confidence building. Treadmill training is a great way to tire your pup, even if you have a busy schedule (or the weather is icky!). Treadmill training doesn’t have to be running! For weight loss goals, growing pups, or dogs with mobility issues, treadmill time can be spent walking. 

Treadmill training can be attached to your daycare/boarding reservations and can also be done by appointment. All staff who operate the treadmill are Pet 1st Aid and CPR certified to ensure your pup is staying safe and healthy!

For group classes, we do require payment to save your spot in class. For private lessons, we generally do “pay as you go” to add to the flexibility of our programs. Some people do choose to pay upfront, but we don’t offer discounts for “packages”. 

We can take cash, credit card, or check! All payments go through our secured member portal. We do require that you keep a card on file with us, but you can pay using any of the above options.  

We offer “tutoring” for pups who are struggling with certain behaviors. Tutoring lessons are priced per lesson and are also taught in groups. Some owners also choose to sign up for private lessons, which are charged at the regular private lesson price.

We have a wide variety of options to choose from. At our free consultations, we can help you determine which is right for your family. Generally, group classes follow a specific curriculum and don’t have as much individualized attention. Private lessons have flexibility for curriculum and allows you and your pup to have private training geared towards your pace! 

We offer lessons with and without pawrents participation. If you choose to participate, you get to learn along side of your pup! That means you learn about doggy psychology, how to teach new behaviors, and how to work on problem behaviors. In the future, you can use these skills with confidence if/when new problems arise!

If you choose to do drop off training, our trainer will take some photos and videos during their time with your pup. They will also send a text or email discussing how your pup did, and what you should be working on at home. If you choose to do this option, we highly recommend a couple lessons with your participation so that you can learn what your pup knows and ensure you are practicing correctly at home. 

Our cancelation policy for group classes allows 1 missed class with a free make-up lesson. If you miss more than 1 class, you will need to pay for 30 minute private lesson to get caught up. 

Our cancelation policy for private lessons (drop offs or with parents) requires 24 hours notice. Without 24 hours notice, we do charge a $50 cancelation fee. Our hardworking trainers have very tight schedules, so this ensures that we can help as many pups as possible! 

After graduating from private lessons, many owners participate in our speciality group classes. We offer brewery training (when weather permits), park visits, and advanced obedience classes. After graduation, you are always welcome to text/call/email your trainer with further questions. If it is something that requires an additional lesson, we ask that you come in for a tune-up lesson. 

We offer “tutoring” for pups who are struggling with certain behaviors. Tutoring lessons are priced per lesson and are also taught in groups. Some owners also choose to sign up for private lessons, which are charged at the regular private lesson price.

Currently, all of our training takes place at our facility. This allows our trainers to help as many families as possible. We will sometimes do in-homes, but only after finishing training at the facility. In-homes are charged by the hour, including the drive to and from the facility.