WHY CHOOSE US

Our trainers are continuously learning, reviewing and researching new theories and practices when it comes to dogs and cats, animal behavior, and training methods.

We offer a unique approach which focuses on human interaction and creating and building a bond between trainer and client, trainer and dog, handler and dog, and client and dog.

We are the only local trainers who focus on cat behavior and rehabilitation.  Our success rate and knowledge in cat training and behavior modification cannot be beat.

We also strive in creating a bond between cat and trainer, cat and client, and client and trainer. 

Good Paws is fully licensed, insured, and bonded in every state by KennelPro. 

 

WHAT WE DO

We offer several types of training programs to help you find exactly what you need.

Almost all of our programs are specifically written for each individual client and their needs. Every dog/cat and family is different and for this, we do not believe in a "one-size fits all" approach.

Good Paws offers private in-home, group in-home, group, or specialized Load and Train training programs!

Included in each of the programs will be a weekly course work guidelines, homework, session log, and exercise program.  The Load and Train programs will also include monthly family meetings and reviews of behaviors.

The benefit coming to Good Paws is to be able to have the individualized care and assessment needed for your family to find success in your goals and desires.

 

 
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ABOUT OUR TRAINER

Alecia Salus, CTDI, CCC

Alecia has been around animals her entire life and has always had a passion for working with them. She knew she wanted to work closely with animals and felt the best way to do so was to rescue animals in need. Through this she began concentrating on why people gave away their pets and what causes behavioral issues. She became fascinated in animal psychology and did everything she could to learn more about why animals behave the way they do, how humans create these issues, and how humans can learn to prevent and rehabilitate these animals from their struggles.

She recalls the days where her family would ask "Where is Alecia?" to which the response was: "Probably rolling around on the floor with the animals." She comes from a family of animal lovers and rescuers. She has a great success rate at rehabilitating feral and stray cats to be loving and affectionate pets. She has trained dogs of all breeds alongside numerous trainers and training facilities. 

Her focus lies in understanding animal psychology and being able to explain and teach this to humans. She also focuses on balanced pets and utilizes these skills to understand what causes behavioral issues and how to address them with a significant success rate. Alecia works closely with local vets to ensure all medical concerns have been addressed. 

Alecia is a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), member of International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP), a Certified Trick Dog (and cat) Instructor (CTDI), a Certified Canine Conditioning Coach (CCC), and has earned her pedestal training certification for the Blu-9 Sports Klimb dog training and dog agility platform. She is working towards her certification of canine rehabilitation (CCRP), canine fitness trainer (CCFT), and FitPaws Master Trainer.