Dog training

Big Paws of the Ozarks to expand dog training services

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Big Paws of the Ozarks (BPOZ), a foster dog rescue, announces upcoming expansion of Big Paws Academy dog ​​training services available in Northwest Arkansas .

The Big Paws Academy training service will be available to any dog ​​of any size and is not exclusively available to rescue dogs. A variety of affordable dog training options will be available for purchase, including single sessions, group training workshops, individual sessions, consultations, as well as boarding and training sessions. Specific packages for behavior modification, leash manners or puppies will also be available for purchase.

Big Paws Academy Expanded Dog Training aims to help reduce the number of dogs turned over to shelters or shelters by providing the training tools necessary for a happy, healthy and safe life for dogs and their owners. Additionally, all proceeds from the academy will support BPOZ’s rescue operations.

“Big Paws of the Ozarks is thrilled to announce the expansion of our dog training services available through Big Paws Academy,” said Kayla Mayes, Executive Director of Big Paws of the Ozarks. “Every day we have to turn down requests for dogs to help with our rescue. We quickly realized that to best serve our animal welfare community, we need to train more dogs and the people who love them. well-trained in loving homes strengthens our entire animal welfare community.

“I see every day the difference training can make in a dog’s life,” said Matt Newton, director of training for Big Paws Academy. “If we can help dogs with behavioral or social issues, we can reduce the chances of that dog ending up in a shelter or shelter. We train dogs to be at their best and strengthen the bond with their owner .“

This announcement follows the initial establishment of the training center in December 2021. The center is located in Fayetteville on Township Ave., and it serves as a base for dog training consultations, group dog training workshops, rescue operations and individual dogs.

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