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Considering hiring a dog trainer? Coaching is for those who want to bypass what sometimes feels like a guessing game stage and get right to fixing the exact behavior problems.

Paola Hoger is a great teacher to BOTH ends of the leash, and provides coaching that meets the needs of both urban and rural dog owners helping you achieve a variety of goals.

On the flip side, if you are looking to GROW your relationship with your dog, perhaps start (or improve) in a dog sport, and take your dog training education to the next level Paola has over 25 years of experience and has been a mentor to many on their dog training journeys.

Reach out anytime to see if our programs are the right fit for you and your dog. Just click the floating button at any time.


Helpful Free Resources for Dog Owners

Puppy Training Guide

You’ve got a new puppy – how exciting for you and your family! To start your new puppy on the path to becoming the dog of your dreams, you’ll want to begin with some basic socialization so that it grows up confident and well mannered. Our free Puppy Socialization Guide will walk you through what you need to do to help your new puppy succeed!

Free Dog Training Videos

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Teaching your dog to come

Socializing your dog 

Teaching door manners

Safely exit cars & doors

Teaching “go into crate”

Preventing “Keep Away”

Dog Owner Success Stories

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


 Looking For A Professional Dog Trainer?

Our mission is to help you achieve the dog of your dreams, whether that is becoming a loving, well-mannered pet or a hard-working dog sport companion. Together we will create a picture of what your ideal dog looks like, and achieve lasting results with positive training and reinforcement and a step by step action plan for to help keep you on track.

Our services include puppy socialization packages, obedience training, reactive or challenging dog behaviours, and dog sports of all levels including agility, nose work and more.

We provide local services in the Kemptville - Winchester - Ottawa area, as well as 1:1 training in person or via video training or online courses.