Together We’ll solve the big training problems and get you closer to your dream dog

With 20+ years experience, dog trainer Paola Hoger works online and in person for 1:1 training or video training courses to help you achieve the dog of your dreams.  

Local dog sports classes in the Kemptville area, including all levels of agility and scent work classes with our experienced team of dog trainers.

What we will do:

  • Treat you and your dog with respect
  • Use food, toys and praise to reward your dog
  • Be patient with you we realize learning is hard
  • Teach you how to communicate effectively with your dog
  • Show you the how and the why to make you a better dog trainer
  • Show you how to have fun training your dog
  • Be honest with you

What we will NOT do:

  • Treat you or your dog disrespectfully
  • Handle your dog roughly or alpha-roll him/her
  • Yell or hit your dog
  • Use fear, intimidation or force
  • Refer to your dog as dominant or alpha  



What Our Clients Have To Say:

Mowgli dog is the best behaved 11 month old puppy that my husband and I have ever seen. I take him to work at a park visitors center where he knows when to be friendly and when to lay down quietly. It’s so rewarding to see what a great boy he’s turned into. We never could have done it without the help of Poala at Shake-a Paw!

~ Mowgli and family


“Our Oreo is a Sheltie, and was out of control before we started with Paola –  Leash walking was a disaster, everything under the sun went into his mouth, and there was no way he’d listen to us.

After a one lesson with Paola, everything started to change around. We took several courses with Oreo and Shake-a-Paw, and both he and his family are a very happy bunch.”

 ~ Dennis, Anda, Alda, and Oreo

Amber just loves going to agility class! She likes to play in the snow, and watch the snowmobile races. Sleeping in the sun and hanging our with her sister, Brita are 2 of her favourite ways to spend the day.

Amber is the favourite dog in the trailer park, every kid gives her kisses. Next year she hopes to be in a TV commercial.

~ Cyndie and Amber


Get in Touch

Looking for puppy training, dog obedience classes, help for a reactive or fearful dog? Or maybe you’re ready to get started or improve competition skills in agility, scent work or other dog sports.

We’d love to work with you to achieve the dog of your dreams!

PHONE:  (613) 989-3647


We work from several locations around the Kemptville / Winchester / Ottawa area. View our locations and map here.

We also serve clients globally with online training courses and 1:1 dog training via video. Contact us for more info.