Tim then joined the staff at Best Friends Animal Society, the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary. While at Best Friends, he developed a center for training and rehabilitation that focused on dogs who had behavioral issues and were frequently labeled dog-aggressive. Tim has conducted behavioral consultations with clients from all across North America and in the Philippines.
Tim comes to Happy Paws as the former Canine Behavior Specialist for the Virginia Beach SPCA. Tim holds professional memberships with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is the only member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants in Hampton Roads.
In his free time, Tim enjoys cycling and taking his dogs to the beach. Tim has two dogs, Daisy, a Labrador retriever, and Falcor, a Jack Russell terrier. He also enjoys training his three cats, Lincoln, McLovin, and Oboe.
Puppy training is one of the most important things you can do for your young dog to help him or her become part of the family. In our puppy classes, we will focus on learning how to properly socialize your dog, as well as learning basic manners. We cover everything you need to know to get your puppy started on the right track including: house-training, crate training, bite inhibition, not jumping on people. In addition, your dog will learn sit, down, stay, leave-it, and walking on a leash without pulling. With our open enrollment classes, you don't have to miss out on your dog’s crucial socialization time. After registering, you can drop in for the next available class; then, you come at the same time every week for 6 weeks. No more waiting 6 weeks for a new series of classes to start! Every week we cover new topics and commands that repeat every 6 weeks. Puppy classes meet for 50 minutes once a week each week with a total of 6 sessions.
Fee: $140 for 6 weeks