“There is no such thing as a bad 

dog, just dogs with

Bad Behavior.”

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My wife Marilyn and I have been involved with animal rescue and pet sitting for over 25 years. I am a graduate from the Tri State Canine Obedience program and offer extended training in my home and certify therapy dogs, I have also partnered with Petropolis as a trainer at their Union Kentucky location.

We would love to welcome you to our circle …and we want you to know that just like our own pets, all of the dogs (and cats) that we encounter are as important as the children and adult relationships in our lives.

Jim Devenny

Welcome to For Paws Canine Obedience Training and In Your Home Pet Sitting & Care Our training and pet sitting philosophy is simple. We treat your pets like our own. Visit the About Us section to get to know us. We never use forceful or painful methods while watching or training your pet. We instead work with a dog’s natural instincts to encourage the behavior you desire and promote a stronger bond. Your pet should not fear you or us when being watched or trained. We only use positive reinforcement techniques and operant conditioning. These techniques give us the tools we need to create a happy learning environment to motivate pups and handlers to become excited learners. We believe that training should be a fun experience for you and your pet. Whether you are looking for basic commands, more advanced training, or therapy dog instruction, positive reward based training will produce the best results. Go to the section on LEVELS Training Method to learn more. Our services have been designed to work with a variety of needs and budgets:

  • Puppy, Basic, and Advanced Obedience Group Classes
  • Therapy Dog Training
  • In Home Programs- Pet Sitting
  • Problem Solving- Unwanted Behaviors
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Off Leash Training
  • Private Consultations
  • Board and Train
  • Day Care and Train
  • Consulting/Evaluations- Looking for that New Puppy/Dog
  • AKC Canine Good Citizenship Evaluator and ATD Therapy dog tester/observer.