I've been through three trainers and Black Paw Canine is the best. They are on time, responsive, great with following up....everything I wanted. My dog is benefiting so much from all the training and I am learning how to care for him and train him myself! The best thing is that they are passionate about dog training and are extremely educated on behavior.
We are so appreciative for the training and consultation from Ben at Black Paw Canine! He helped us understand how to best train our puppy based upon canine behavior. He knows dogs and he knows how to help dogs and their owners work together! We look forward to future sessions!
I cannot say enough positive things about Black Paw Canine. Ben and team trained my German Shepherd, Link, and introduced her to scent work. As a first time owner of a working dog, I was so happy to find something that was both mentally and physically stimulating that she enjoyed, and over time strengthened our bond.
We just added a 12 week old German Shepherd, Louie, to our pack and had our first puppy assessment with Ben. I walked away from our session confident with the tools and resources I needed to set her up for success. I’m excited to see where he takes Lou with protection training in the future.
The Black Paw Canine team is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate when it comes to training. Highly recommended!
We just want to thank Ben and his staff for helping us with our Remi. He had some behavioral issues and we felt we had tried everything, but Ben showed us a few new tricks and training tips that have produced great results! He even came to our home and worked with us here. Thanks again for the great advice and guidance!
When we rescued our Belgian Malinois, we knew we had a special dog needing special care and training. We looked at a couple of options in the area, but were blessed enough to be referred to Ben and Black Paw Canine. Ben took the time to understand Gunner, check in with us to understand our expectations and develop a plan to start us down the road of fun and challenging moments with an extremely intelligent dog.
Gunner was a rescue, abandoned in a back yard when is family moved. He was unsure how to navigate stairs, started by ceiling fans, etc. Through Ben's work and coaching of our family, we have been able to bring Gunner out of his shell, build his confidence and begin to see the true nature of this great Malinois.
Ben does a great job making this a family experience while training Gunner in real world environments so when we work with Gunner on our own, we know what to expect and can reinforce Gunner's development.
We were extremely lucky to have found Ben and the Black Paw Canine to allow Gunner grow into the intelligent, athletic and lovable dog his is meant to be.
If you have found this website and are contemplating calling Black Paw Canine but wanted to read the reviews first, I can save you the time, CALL RIGHT NOW!
My pup and I came to Black Paw Canine after I adopted her from the shelter and she had some behavioral/ confidence issues. She is now a completely different dog and I have Ben and the trainers at Black Paw to thank. Ben does an amazing job of teaching you not only how to train your pet, but also why you are doing what you are doing. He has the unique ability to see situations from a dog's perspective and train accordingly.
In addition to training I have boarded my pup with Black Paw Canine. She absolutely loved it! She got to go on vacation just as much as I did. She had fun running and playing and going on walks, and I got pictures almost everyday which really helped me feel at ease knowing she was having a great time!
I also have taken the Canine First Aid class with Black Paw Canine and I learned WAY more than I could ever have expected. Jess is knowledgeable, friendly, and always open to answer questions. Jess and Ben both have SO MUCH hands on experience with canine first aid so you really are getting to learn from the best.
All in all, every member of the Black Paw family I have met has been friendly, helpful, welcoming, caring, and knowledgeable. They treat my pup as their own and they are ALWAYS willing to help or answer questions! I can text/email Ben a question and have a response within a matter of hours. Black Paw was the best decision I made after adopting my pup!
I took the K9 first aid class today and came home with so many things to practice with my dog.
Ben and Jess (the instructors) bring a diverse and professional background to the class and presented situations/solutions I would have never thought of. I left the class with pages of notes and sources to better my skills of basic care for my furbaby.
I highly suggest this class for any dog mom/dad.
Money well spent!
Black Paw Canine has been an amazing group to work with. Their dedication is apparent and their training methods are phenomenal and very obviously tailored to each individual dog and owner! We are currently training a previous puppy mill Dalmatian for therapy work and I am so happy with our progress in just one month. I recommend them to everyone I know for all types of training!
I’m Yachty's human,
I was originally referred to Ben and Black Paw Canine for dog training because I had adopted a Great Pyrenees 8week old puppy into our home. Yachty, our puppy, was a bday gift to my 15 yr old son. I wanted a trainer to give my 15 yr old some pointers on how to raise his new pup. What we got from our first call to Ben, was more then we could ever have imagined. We didn’t just receive a “dog trainer”, we received a “community “.
10 minutes into the call to simply set up our initial consult with Black Paw Canine ( Ben ), my fears of being a first time large breed dog owner were put to rest. Ben’s demeanor, knowledge and care for animals shone through. We set our first appointment and the rest is history.
I’ve since learned and couldn’t be happier with the community that’s developed. From the Vet care to the Grooming relationship. It’s a Community for lack of another word, of caring ppl and consistency for us and Yachty.
The training is exceptional. Ben takes the time to understand Yachty and my son and I. The techniques are calm and easy to apply. Which in turn have made our relationship with our new pet a long lasting bond. As well, my 15 yr old enjoys it too!!
I can say that if we hadn’t reached out to Black Paw Canine, we would be having a much different “new pet experience”. Yachty is now 15 weeks old and he is well adjusted, potty trained, understands and enjoys his commands. He loves “Ben Days” and is the happiest puppy we know.
Thank you to Black Paw Canine, today and, for what’s to come!!
Yachty and My Humans
Ben uses praise in his training. He is a true dog lover and has a deep understanding of how dogs think and what they respond to best. I got Remi when she was 2 years old and already fully obedience trained. When I say obedience trained I don't mean your basic obedience of sit, down, shake. I mean I can put her in a down and walk away...even out of sight and she won't move until called. She's so loyal and I'm lucky to be her mom.
I cannot express enough how amazing Ben and the trainers at Black Paw Canine are. My pup was very nervous and anxious when I got her, she did not walk well on leash, and she did not know any commands. It took Ben one evaluation to fix her leash walking! He is a miracle dog whisperer! Anyone that says you cant teach an old dog new tricks has not been to Black Paw Canine! They even allowed us to have a "field trip" training session in order to see my pup in an environment that made her anxious.
They are also very flexible with training schedules and respond to any questions you may have very quickly. I have emailed Black Paw Canine multiple times and gotten a response within a few hours every time. The trainers have been professional, knowledgeable, and helpful in every interaction. I highly recommend Black Paw Canine to anyone looking for dog training or looking to get to know their dog better.
I know these guys on a personal level and they pack a punch when it comes to you and your dog(s).
Ben and his team have an expansive knowledge in all areas and he only brings on passionate, devoted people to his staff. I would recommend them to anyone!